The Gypsy Nurse is partnering with The Brave of Heart Fund to help families of healthcare workers who have lost their life to Covid-19. The Brave of Heart Fund provides financial support in the form of charitable relief grants. To date, The Brave of Heart has made a meaningful impact, granting families over $17.6 million to relieve some of the financial burdens that they are experiencing. Since launching in April 2020, the Brave of Heart Fund has been able to help over 510 families in need.
To qualify for The Brave of Heart Fund, the applicant must be the family member of the deceased healthcare worker. Eligible family members for grants include a spouse or domestic partner, child, parent, grandparent, or sibling, depending on the grant type. The intention is to prioritize the needs of the surviving spouse or domestic partner. The healthcare worker had to have lived in the U.S. at the time of death and who worked or volunteered in or for a:
- Licensed Hospital
- Medical center or clinic
- Nursing Home
- Medical transport vehicle
- Triage center
- Other Licensed medical facilities, providers, or setting
Eligible expenses vary based upon which grant the eligible family member is applying for. Phase One Grant helps cover the costs related to funder and burial costs. Phase Two Grant assistance is intended to cover long-term expenses such as food, clothing, housing, basic essential utilities, daycare, etc.
Emotional Support and Services
In addition to grants, The Brave of Heart also works with Cigna Behavioral Health to provide emotional support and services for families in need. If you have lost a family member who is a healthcare worker to COVID-19, please spread the word – especially with those you know on the front lines – and help The Brave of Heart Fund take care of those who take such good care of us.
For more information on The Brave of Heart Fund, click here to view their website or click on the link below to download their quick guide.