The Family Resource Fund, initially called the “Crib Fund,” was started by coworkers in the early 80’s to help families and their little ones with complex needs transition from the hospital to home when no other funding was available. Today, the Family Resource Fund assists children and adults with complex health needs and disabilities to live independently in the community of their choice. Since 2021 The Coordinating Center’s Family Resource Fund Committee, led by coworkers, passionate about the wellbeing of the people The Center serves, has fulfilled more than 568 requests, over $165,000 allocated.

Your contribution truly makes a difference! 100% of the dollars raised support individuals served by The Coordinating Center. When a client is in need of financial assistance, our highly skilled coordinators seek low to no cost resources to meet the need. The Coordinating Center’s Family Resource Fund is used only as a last resort when no other support is available. With 10,000 clients served year-round, it is critical that we grow this fund.

Help us grow the fund so we can continue to provide vital services and supports, including but not limited to:

  • Adaptive/medical equipment
  • Dental/vision care
  • Pharmacy/medical supplies
  • Assistive technology
  • Respite
  • Summer camp
  • Rapid rehousing and critical housing services.

Here's how your contribution can make a difference:

  • Immediate Relief: Your donation will provide immediate financial relief to individuals and families facing urgent needs such as medical expenses, housing costs, and essential utilities.
  • Empowerment: We are committed to not only addressing immediate needs but also empowering individuals to achieve their aspirations for a meaningful life. Your support enables us to fund resources that improve a person's quality of life, such as summer camp, swim lessons, and respite programs.
  • Community Impact: By contributing to our financial assistance fund, you are investing in the strength and resilience of our community. Your generosity has a ripple effect, creating positive change that extends far beyond the initial act of giving.

Other ways The Coordinating Center's Family Resource Fund is supporting clients moving out of nursing facilities into homes back into the community of their choice. Individuals receive a Welcome Home Basket with items such as toilet paper, paper towels, silverware, sheets/pillow, towels, and other necessary items for independent living. During COVID-19, The Coordinating Center supported children with special health care needs and disabilities by providing Comfort and Engagement Grants, such as toys, games, and sensory items to bring children comfort and joy during a period of isolation.

Your gift is tax deductible and can be made by mail to:
The Coordinating Center,
Attn: Renée Dain,
8531 Veterans Highway 3rd Floor,
Millersville, MD 21108.

*The Coordinating Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of the current financial statement of The Coordinating Center is available by writing 8531 Veterans Highway, 3rd Floor, Millersville, MD 21108 or by calling (410) 987-1048. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401. (410) 974-5534.

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