What do we do?
Parents of drug addicts suffer in ways, including devastating financial hardships. They may pay out of pocket for rehabs, medications, fines, and bills that their addict child has accrued. SParents Of Drug Addictsadly, many times bank accounts are directly depleted at the hands of the addict. These financial difficulties can make it difficult or even impossible for the families to pay their own personal bills. Some have lost homes, cars, power, and water. Those without insurance cannot afford rehab so if their child wants treatment, it's simply not financially possible without going deeper into debt. PODA is creating programs to help ease these financial burdens.
PODA Scholarship Fund
We have started a scholarship fund to help parents pay for their childs rehab costs. Some may have insurance that will cover the cost of the rehab but not the cost to get to and from. Many of the parents do not have insurance that extends to their adult children, so they have to pay for the cost of the rehab which is thousands of dollars. We have partnered with a few rehab centers that will cover the cost of the rehab and transportation, we will contribute $4500.00 to the cost.
Friends Of The Family Grant
Parents can apply for the grant, and we will pay the urgent bill in need. Email us at Parentsofdrugaddicts@gmail.com for the application form, and the requirements to receive the grant. Each grant is a maximum of $1500.00. We will start taking applications on 7.15.14, All grants are given according to our funds availability.
October 2-5, 2014 - Myrtle Beach, SC
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Parents Of Drug Addicts is a group that was organized to meet the needs of those suffering in silence due to the actions of their addict child. The negative effects of a drug addicted child's behavior can be emotional, physical, and financial. The shame and stigma associated with drug addiction can cause parents to become isolated and reluctant to seek help. It is PODA's goal to break through those barriers by providing parents a safe place to talk about their worries,fears and heartache. Parents also share the encouraging stories of their children in recovery. To the parent of the drug addict we say, you are not alone. We are glad you found us and hope we can help you begin to heal.