Breaking the Silence

The following organization offers a variety of services and support programs, dedicated to women diagnosed with breast cancer: It's no secret that cancer is a devastating disease that deeply impacts the lives of many individuals and their families. Cancer, which is an inclusive term for a group of diseases that triggers an individual's body to transform healthy cells into a substandard state, causes a variety of side effects that often interfere with an individual's ability to thrive. With a mission to support, provide outreach and educate, the Sisters Network, Inc. (SNI) strives to empower women whose lives have been impacted by cancer. As the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization, SNI serves as a vital cancer information resource for African American women. With a purpose to save lives, SNI is committed to spreading and increasing breast cancer awareness throughout the African American community. With the help of local SNI chapters in various cities across the nation, SNI provides the following programs: 1121367_single_ribbon_pink.jpg

  • Breast Cancer Assistance Program (B-CAP): In addition to affecting an individual physically, cancer also affects individuals financially. Through B-CAP, SNI offers financial assistance to women who have been diagnosed with cancer and are facing financial difficulties. B-CAP provides financial assistance for mammograms, prescriptions, office visits, medical related lodging and transportation.
  • Pink Ribbon Awareness Initiative: SNI's Pink Ribbon Awareness Campaign is a national faith-based educational program. Through the campaign, SNI reaches out to women in church and provide them with information and resources about breast cancer services. The program also encourages and inspires women by offering SNI members and breast cancer survivors the opportunity to share their testimonies and offer support to each other.
  • Gift for Life Block Walk: Through partnerships with local organizations and community groups, local SNI chapters coordinate and promote breast cancer awareness throughout the community. By canvassing door-to-door, SNI members distribute education brochures, resource information and pink ribbons to the community.

For more information about Sisters Network Inc. or to find your local chapter, call 866-781-1808. SNI local chapters are organized by and consist of breast cancer survivors who are aware of the need of having breast health services and support in their community. If you or a loved one has a disability due to cancer, The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers would like to lend a helping hand. Our team has helped thousands of individuals with disabilities in receiving their Social Security benefits and we are ready to go to work of you. For more information or for a free case review, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers at 1-800-THE-FIRM. We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security benefits that you deserve.

1162404_love_god_and_your_neighbor_1.jpg Time Out for "Hand-Outs"

The following organization offers a variety of services to those in need throughout the Detroit, MI area: Instead of offering "handouts", Crossroads of Michigan fosters hope among the poor, homeless and forgotten individuals of Detroit by offering them a "hand-up" through various services and programs. As a social service outreach agency, Crossroads provides emergency assistance, material aid, food, counseling and advocacy to meet their clients immediate needs while helping them assess their situation and reduce the re-occurrence of future problems. Brief descriptions of the services that are offered by Crossroads are listed below:

  • Social Services Unit: Through the Social Services Unit, Crossroads offers counseling and support to assist clients as they asses their problems. Crossroads also provides emergency assistance, food, transportation and clothing to clients through the unit as well.
  • Soup Kitchen: Every Sunday afternoon Crossroads serves hot meals to everyone in need through their Soup Kitchen. Meals usually consist of a bowl of hearty soup, two sandwiches, a beverage and a fruit or a sweet treat.
  • Crossroads Job Club: The Job Club is a biweekly meeting for individuals who are seeking a job. These meetings often times include speakers who offer advice/tips on employment skills and work ethics.
  • Life Skills Program: Offered biweekly, the Life Skills Program is an enrichment program that offers classes on various topics such as interpersonal communication and how to manage household budgeting. The classes include a speaker and an open discussion period.
  • Summer Lunch Program: Crossroads started the lunch program for Detroit students who normally receive their meals through school. In collaboration with the City of Detroit and Forgotten Harvest, Crossroads provides children with meals that usually include a sandwich, milk piece of fruit and a cookie.

For more information about the programs and services of Crossroads or to receive assistance, call (313) 831-0213 or (313) 822-3930. Having a disability can affect an individual physically, mentally and financially. If you're disabled and need help, don't give up! We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security benefits that you deserve. If you are a loved one has a disability and would like more information about Social Security Disability benefits or need assistance in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476).

medical_doctor.jpgColumbus Free Clinic

Looking for medical care? The following organization provides medical care to those in need throughout Columbus, OH: As stated in its name, the Columbus Free Clinic (CFC) is a clinic that provides quality medical services free of charge to individuals on a walk-in basis. Unlike many free clinics, CFC serves as an acute care clinic and a primary care clinic by providing on-going care services and allowing it's patients to return as many times as they need. CFC's services are offered each Thursday evening from 5pm until 9pm and may include:

  • Physical Exams
  • Laboratory Test
  • Treatment & Management of Chronic Diseases
  • Wellness & Disease Prevention
  • Health Education & Counseling
  • Routine GYN Care

CFC also offers specialty care services such as orthopedics and dermatology; however these visits are by appointment only and must be scheduled with the approval of CFC's primary care physician. If CFC determines that the services offered do not meet a patients need, they will provide the individual with a referral.

For more information about CFC and the services that are offered, call (614) 404-8417.
Columbus Free Clinic
2231 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201

If you would like more information about Social Security Disability benefits or need assistance in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476). We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security benefits that you deserve.

Prescriptions at a Discount

Is the price of your prescription medications too high for you? The following program offers prescription assistance to those in the Cleveland, OH area:

Staying healthy can become very expensive for individuals who rely on prescription medications. Through a joint partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo), Cuyahoga County now offers its residents the opportunity to purchase their prescription medications at a discounted price.
991548_prescription_bottle_-_blank_label.jpg With the Cuyahoga County Prescription Discount Card, Cuyahoga County residents can save an average of 22% on their prescription medications at any of the local participating pharmacies. Residents can also save on prescriptions for their pets, if their medications also treat human conditions. The card is available to all Cuyahoga County residents regardless of their age, income or insurance status. However the discount card cannot be combined or used with other insurance plans; it can only be used on prescriptions that are not covered. There are no fees associated with the discount card and individuals are not required to apply for the card or complete an enrollment application. Also the discount card can be used by all members of the family and there are no limits to how often the card can be used.

The cards are free and can be printed from online by clicking here. For more information about the program or to locate a participating pharmacy nearest you, call 1-877-321-2652.

 Having a disability can affect an individual physically, mentally and financially. If you're disabled and need help, don't give up! We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security benefits that you deserve. If you or a loved one has a disability and would like more information about Social Security Disability benefits or need assistance in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476).

Leaving Hunger Behind

The following organization offers food assistance to those in the Dayton, OH area:

1302623_kitchen.jpg With the belief that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and that no one deserves to go hungry, House of Bread strives to prevent hunger by offering assistance through its community kitchen. For over 26 years, House of Bread has provided individuals in need with a fresh, hot and nutritious lunchtime meal on a daily basis. Meals are served during operating hours Monday through Saturday from 10Am until 1:30PM and Sundays from 11:30AM until 1:30PM. Each meal served by House of Bread generally consists of meat, vegetables, bread, fresh fruit, salads and a dessert. Everyone who enters House of Bread is treated as a special guest and no one is ever turned away.

In addition to providing hot meals, House of Bread also offers personal hygiene items, clothing items and referrals to various social services in the local area such as emergency shelters, financial assistance or childcare.

For more information about House of Bread, call (937) 226-1520.

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