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Case Grants


It is all too often that a child goes without medical care. Whether parents lose their jobs, cannot afford health insurance, or have no means to pay for needs not covered by insurance, children fall through the gaps of health care systems every day.

First Hand bridges those gaps by providing funding—both domestically and globally—for individual children with health needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted.

This funding includes:

  • Clinical necessities (such as medication, therapy or surgery)
  • Medical equipment (such as hearing aids, wheelchairs or portable oxygen systems)
  • Travel expenses related to a child’s care (such as airfare or lodging)
  • Vehicle modifications (such as lifts, ramps or transfer boards)

Learn more
For more information, please email a case manager or call 816-201-1569.

First Hand is always looking for ways to improve our processes, and we would love to know the health outcomes for children who have received funding. If you have received assistance from us, please take time to fill out the following surveys. We greatly appreciate your feedback.