Patient Assistance Fund Profiles

Mrs. X was in a physically and verbally abusive marriage. She began seeing an outpatient counselor at Pine Rest. However, when the checks from the insurance company would come to the house to pay for the therapy sessions, her husband would steal them and cash them. Through the support and counseling she received at Pine Rest, she became strong enough to file for divorce, but she still had no money of her own to pay the outpatient bills. She was able to continue seeing her Pine Rest therapist only because PAF was available to assist her in paying her bills. Since her divorce, she has made a tremendous amount of progress and is now living independently with her three children.

Four years ago, Ms. J began suffering from a serious and debilitating mental illness, resulting in several stays at Pine Rest over a short period of time. Her insurance coverage for mental health services was maximized and she had no way of covering the outstanding inpatient costs or participating in ongoing outpatient mental health services. If not for PAF assisting her with her outstanding bills, she would not have been able to continue with the treatment she desperately needed. Since getting the care she needed, Ms. J has been able to manage in her home and community without any psychotic episodes or crises. We are thankful to God PAF was available for her!

Ms. S came to Pine Rest seeking services. She was suffering from depression and was despondent and suicidal. In addition to her depression, she was also battling cancer. With numerous medical bills, her insurance and savings were soon depleted. Thanks to our donors' generosity, we were able to utilize PAF dollars to support Ms. S's care at Pine Rest.

*Names and identifying information have been changed to protect the confidentiality of those we serve.

Expressions of gratitude from those we serve
These notes were received from families of patients, some of whom received PAF.

“In gratitude to God for what you did for our granddaughter.”

“I’ll always be grateful for the loving care you gave my sister many years ago.”

“Dear Pine Rest:
I want to thank you for your part in getting assistance in helping pay the bills for my daughter's stay at Pine Rest. This past year and a half have been difficult and your assistance helped [us] through a difficult time of transition. My daughter is doing much better and I appreciate the care she received and the goodness of those who assisted us with some of the bills. God bless you…”