Government Benefit Information

Social Security Disability benefits

Financial Assistance For Low Income Individuals and Families

Help Hope Live is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit, whose mission is to support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses

Go Fund Me is an online for profit company providing online fund raising resources

The FreedomTech Financial Loan Program provides low-interest financial loans for Californians with disabilities and their families to purchase needed assistive technology (AT) when other funding sources are not available. Applicants can request loans from $500 to $15,000.   The program was established with funding from the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration.

SCI Special Fund - The Fund was started by Rog Severson, a Southern California real estate developer who suffered a spinal cord injury in 1986.  It has helped more than a thousand individuals with SCI to seek out therapy or pay for equipment aimed at helping them gain greater independence. Applicants must be legal California residents with a documented spinal cord injury and may qualify for funding for items such as:

  • Standing frame
  • Shower chair
  • Volker (automated turning) mattress
  • Assisted devices for driving (not the vehicle or modification)
  • Laptops for those going to school or other assistive technology

The SCI Fund encourages applicants to request funding for specific items they need and they will be notified if their request is valid.  To apply, here's the link to the application.  For more information, you may contact Elizabeth Toumajian at