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Examples of help

$2,000 for a Van Lift to transfer Grant with his 500 pound wheelchair into the family van. Grant was born with Cerebral Palsy, and his mother is his full-time caregiver while also working as a daycare provider to help her husband in the support of their 5 children.

Request an Application in Colorado

Referring Professionals In Colorado

Friends of Man is an all volunteer charity to help people with needs that cannot be provided elsewhere.

  • We accept applications from Referring Professionals.
  • We depend on you, the professional in the field, to be our link with people who need help.
  • We depend on you, the professional in the field, to be our link with people who need help.
  • If this is not the case, please help the applicant find a Referring Professional in their local community.

We look forward to working with you! We value your involvement in helping people in need.

Who is a Referring Professional?

  • School personnel
  • Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Nurse or health aid
  • Clergy
  • Human Resources Staff
  • Senior Center Staff
  • Hospital Staff
  • Social service caseworker
  • Social service technicians
  • Staff and volunteers at human service agencies
  • Case manager
  • Patient navigator

Note: we do not send applications directly to the applicant. Vendors and providers of items and services may not submit applications to Friends of Man. If a vendor knows of a person in need, he/she may direct the applicant to a referring professional.

Step by Step

  1. Fill out the Application Form completely. Your signature, as well as the applicant's, is required on page four.
  2. Include income and expenses of everyone living in the household. We refer to Federal Poverty guidelines as part of our screening process.
  3. Friends of Man does not assist with rent, utilities, emergencies, or back bills of any kind (items or services that have already been provided or even ordered).
  4. When filling out the application, the background narrative is very important to us.
  5. Friends of Man pays vendors directly, only after the item or service has been provided per our written approval.
  6. Our Disbursement Committee meets weekly, so as soon as we receive all the needed information, the request will be presented to our committee for a decision.

Guidelines

HEARING AIDS

Include an audiogram with speech results and written estimate from the vendor for low-cost, entry-level hearing aids. (We do not pay for exams.) If entry-level aids will not work for this applicant, have the audiologist send a letter stating why.

EYEGLASSES

Include a written estimate from a vendor who is willing to bill Friends of Man. (We do not pay for exams.)

DENTAL

Our dental program is for working adults or adults who have a strong work history, children or people awaiting organ transplants. For working adults, we consider full or partial dentures, extractions, and fillings. For non- working adults with a strong work history, we consider only full dentures or extractions. Friends of Man does not help with crowns, implants, bridges, root canals, x-rays or exams. We require the Social Security Earnings Statement to document work history. Submit a written evaluation/estimate from the dentist.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, WHEELCHAIRS, PROSTHESES, AUTO/VAN MODIFICATIONS, PHYSICAL THERAPY, ETC.

Attach a written vendor estimate and a letter from the applicant’s physician describing his/her overall health and need for the requested item. Since these are often expensive items, please seek out and let us know if the applicant is eligible for help from other organizations and how much has been pledged or received.

CLOTHING

Our program is primarily for children, though we also consider clothing requests for working adults. Our program is through Target. The referring professional must accompany the applicant when they shop. Submit a letter from your supervisor authorizing you to shop, and send a list of clothing items requested for each child.

DAYCARE

We consider requests for short term help (1-3 months) with daycare for working applicants. The applicant must be current on monthly payments; we do not pay back bills. We can only pay licensed daycare providers.

PRESCRIPTIONS

Our program is through King Soopers and City Market. Please provide a physician’s letter stating the applicant’s medical situation. Provide a breakdown of the costs of each prescription from a pharmacy, preferably King Soopers, and state the amount of the applicant’s monthly prescription need. Our help can only be short term (1-3 months), so we need to know what the applicant will do after this. We can’t help people covered by other programs, so check first to see if applicant is eligible for Indigent Care, etc.

If you have any question regarding our Application, or other areas of possible assistance, don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you for being a vital part of Friends of Man.

Friends of Man
P.O. Box 937
Littleton, Colorado 80160-0937
Phone: (303) 798-2342 Fax: (303) 798-2345
Web: www.friendsofman.org

Referring Professionals Only

Colorado Application

Note: We do not send applications directly to the applicant.