According to the magazineís report, applicants to the program must provide proof that their income meets federal poverty guideline levels and/or proof of participation in other public assistance programs, including food stamps, federal public housing assistance or Medicaid. The support group's board of directors will then determine who qualifies for the assistance program. All information provided as part of the application process will be strictly confidential.
This year, the program will accept up to 30 participants. South Florida residents who wish to apply should contact the groupís president, Phyllis Kessler, at 561-637-0396 or Pkessler23@aol.com.
In todayís scary economic climate, it would be wonderful if celiac support groups around the world could develop similar programs.
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