State Launches Marathon Resources Guide
The Dept. of Public Health hopes to connect people affected by the bombings with the resources they need.
In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Massachusetts Department¬†of Health and Human Services recently¬†launched¬†a new webpage called the¬†Health and Human Services Marathon Recovery Resources Index, which aims to help connect families and individuals affected¬†by the tragic events with advocacy, stakeholders, and internal government groups that can provide support and assistance.¬†The page offers a comprehensive list of services and¬†information, like where to find counseling¬†and support groups,¬†but it also provides¬†information¬†for the¬†things¬†that many of us haven’t really¬†thought¬†about yet.
For example, the victims of the tragedy who have lost limbs or sustained injuries that will affect their daily routines for the rest of their lives will need more than¬†prosthetics and money to pay medical bills. They will need to¬†make¬†modifications¬†to their homes and¬†vehicles. The cost of adding wheelchair ramps to your home or adding a lift to your car is high. For the home alone, making those kinds of modifications¬†involves contractors and architects, not to mention construction supplies and labor. The page offers¬†information about how to make¬†claims, and how to proceed with getting the¬†money¬†that those affected need.
To help, you can donate to the One Fund Boston,¬†which¬†is the main way that these victims can get the help that they need.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2013/05/09/state-launches-marathon-resources-guide/