Apply For Help

If you are a parent or guardian of a child with a life-threatening heart condition and have been forced to incur significant financial burdens in the process of getting your child the medical attention they require, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance from the Erika Kate Hope Alliance.

We generally offer short-term financial assistance to families of children with life-threatening heart conditions, particularly those in the midst of a heart-related medical crisis or prolonged hospitalization. In these situations, we can help with a wide variety of dislocation expenses, as well as ongoing ‘at home’ expenses like mortgage/rent payments and utility payments. In certain circumstances, we can also help with doctor or pharmacy co-pays.

We offer emotional support to families in the thick of a medical crisis with their child. We’ve been there. We know what it’s like. We’re willing to support families through a crisis, and walk with them through grief if things take a turn for the worse. We’ve assembled a team of parents who have experienced similar storms and can offer a unique perspective on the situation. This interaction can occur online through forums, email and by phone or mail.

We also offer spiritual support to parents and families. We interact with families at a very stressful time in their lives. We know that parents are often willing to engage in conversation about God in relation to the troubles they’re facing. Because of their history with their own children, EKHA Care Team members are able to offer unique perspectives. Not every parent is open to discussing such matters at such a critical time. We let you lead us into this dialogue and are prepared to gently share when prompted.


Family Release Form

Vendor information is requested and may be submitted via email or fax to accompany the online submission. The Erika Kate Hope Alliance will carefully consider your request and respond to your inquiry within 72 hours of receipt of the application.


Submit the completed application, the letter of hardship and vendor information to EKHA.
By Mail:
The Erika Kate Hope Alliance
PO Box 262 Muscatine, IA 52761
By fax: 563-823-8858
By email:

For information regarding eligibility criteria for financial assistance, please see the Frequently Asked Questions Page.

For additional questions regarding applications and referrals please send us an email at