What is the Emergency Client Assistance Program?

The Emergency Client Assistance Program is a partnership between Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus and various community resources that provides emergency financial assistance to those living with lupus. The goal of the Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus –  Emergency Client Assistance Program (E.C.A.P.) is to provide financial assistance to low-income people diagnosed with lupus in need of emergency support. 

Our emphasis is to connect clients to social and community services, as well as, educating and enabling individuals to become better advocates for themselves and their families. Currently, we are only able to provide assistance to residents of Oregon and SW Washington. If you live outside Oregon and SW Washington and need assistance, don’t hesitate to email programs@kflupus.org and we’ll do our best to research options close to you!  

Applicants are expected to have attempted to use all community resources before E.C.A.P. is requested / granted. Verification of those denied requests is required.


Community Resources:

211 info serves Oregon and Southwest Washington. www.211info.org    

To download a list of local resources in the Portland Metro Area, click here: community_resource_list 

Emergency Financial Assistance may be used for:

Housing, rent, mortgage payments or deposits to move to a new location
Transportation, car repairs or payments
Insurance assistance; co-payments, deductions, insurance premiums, COBRA payments


Eligibility for Emergency Assistance:

Client must show an emergency financial need.
All other avenues for support have been exhausted.
Client must have a verifiable lupus diagnosis.
Client must be low-income. Using Oregon Low-Income Guidelines: http://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/Pages/energy-weatherization-oregon-income-guidelines.aspx 
Client must live in Oregon or SW Washington (Skamania, Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties).



For more information on this program or Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, please contact programs@kflupus.org.