Member Financial Assistance

DSAWM Member Financial Assistance funds and programs are designed to provide financial support to  families of persons with Down syndrome who need help with certain Down syndrome-related expenses. Funding in the form of reimbursement is available with In-Area Family Membership. Please see each individual form for application instructions and specific eligibility requirements.  For more information or to apply contact DSAWM at (616)956-3488 or director@dsawm.org.

Adoption Assistance Fund

The Member Adoption Assistance Fund is designated to assist eligible members with expenses related to the domestic or international adoption of a child with Down syndrome. Download the form here.

Financial Assistance Fund

The Member Financial Assistance Fund is designated to assist eligible members with expenses related to educational, medical, therapeutic or adaptive services or devices and respite care. Download the form here.

Holiday Assistance

DSAWM provides assistance in purchasing holiday gifts to families experiencing financial difficulties.

Meal Voucher Program

The DSAWM Meal Voucher is designed to help offset meal expenses for DSAWM member families whose child with Down syndrome is, or will be, experiencing an overnight stay in the hospital. Meal vouchers are distributed as prepaid Visa or Mastercard gift cards. Contact Jennifer at director@dsawm.org or (616)956-3488.

Respite Assistance Fund

The Member Respite Assistance Fund is designated to assist eligible members with expenses related to respite care for their children with Down syndrome. Download the form here.