Membership

JOIN US! 

  • You can download a membership form and either mail or fax it to the office.
  • If you’d prefer, you can complete your application online.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES AFFECTED BY A BLEEDING DISORDER

MedicAlert: NOHF will pay for membership fees each year. We will also pay up to $29.95 for an initial emblem (bracelet, dog tag or necklace, etc.) The annual fee to the MedicAlert Foundation will be renewed as long as your chapter membership is current. If you need a replacement emblem because yours is broken or too small, please contact us to make a request.
NOHF Contact: La’Chandra Oliver

Dental Program: Families without access to dental coverage may be eligible for Delta Dental insurance. Enrollment fee is $25 per person with a bleeding disorder and $50 for additional family members in the household with a family maximum of $200. Open enrollment is in May, when funds are available.
NOHF Contact: Randi Clites

Camp Scholarships: NOHF offers camp scholarships to children with bleeding disorders, 6-18 years old and will facilitate transportation when needed. The application is available on our website on the “forms” link, found at the bottom of the home page. Camp application forms to Bold Eagle and Hot to Clot will be posted, as they are made available to us.
NOHF Contact: Randi Clites

Educational Scholarships: Educational scholarships are available to children and adults with a bleeding disorder and their caregivers. Scholarships can be used for tuition, tutoring and books. There is a $500 limit per person, per year. The yearly cycle goes from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Checks will be made out directly to the educational institution. The application is available on our website on the bottom of the home page.
NOHF Contact: Tanya Ricchi

Emergency Financial Assistance: NOHF offers last resort financial assistance to persons with bleeding disorders for emergency expense needs that arise because of medical complications directly related to their bleeding disorder. Eligible families can request this assistance once-yearly up to $500. The yearly cycle goes from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Checks will be made out directly to the creditor. Contact your social worker at your HTC with questions or to begin the process. Only certain qualified expenses will be considered.

Counseling: We offer a $400 annual stipend to consumer members to help cover the cost of individual or family counseling. This stipend can cover co-pays or full costs of the sessions. Additional funds may be available upon request for special circumstances.
NOHF Contact: Tanya Ricchi

Invitations to Educational/Social Programs and Workshops: Consumer members (those with an immediate family member with a bleeding disorder) and board members will be invited to all appropriate programs, workshops and events. See below for an outline of some of the programs that are offered. All programs are also listed on the website.

Winter Swim Program: This program is open to members and their immediate family members of all ages. This program takes place from January through March at regional locations. Contact the office for registration information.
NOHF Contact: Randi Clites

Summer Youth Golf: Held over 8 weeks in the summer from June through August, this program is open to youth with a bleeding disorder and their siblings ages 10-18 (can turn 18 during the program). Siblings will only be permitted to participate if their brother or sister with a bleeding disorder is also enrolled and if space is available. Contact the office for registration information.
NOHF Contact: Randi Clites

Steps for Living Program: This program was developed by NHF to provide families with the information and support needed throughout the life span of a patient with a bleeding disorder. NOHF provides programming from the First Step (ages birth to 8) and Next Step (ages 9-15) modules three times a year in collaboration with the staff from the local HTCs.
NOHF Contact: Randi Clites

Dads in Action: This program, sponsored by HFA, is for fathers and male caregivers of children with a bleeding disorder. NOHF provides three regional programs annually. NOHF has two lead Dads that plan this program schedule. These programs blend educational and social characteristics.
NOHF Contact: Randi Clites

Women’s Task Force: This program works to spread awareness in our community to educate women and their doctors about diagnosing and treating bleeding disorders. The program is supported by a Victory for Women grant from NHF.
NOHF Contact: Tanya Ricchi

Industry-Sponsored Dinner Programs: From time to time, our Industry sponsors will offer educational programs accompanied by dinner. All members and their immediate families are invited to attend to learn about various topics affecting those with bleeding disorders. Priority seating when limited, will be given to consumer members. Topics covered range from health to financial to social and many others.
NOHF Contact: La’Chandra Oliver

Travel Stipend to Regional Trainings: NOHF values our state and neighboring Chapter’s programs. When participation is open to our members to attend regional trainings or educational meetings, members can be reimbursed for travel to those meetings up to $100 per year (this includes travel stipends to FAMOHIO). We will reimburse at a rate of .25 per mile.
NOHF Contact: Tanya Ricchi 

If you are interested in giving back to the chapter, there are many ways to do so:

  • Volunteer to help in the office with mailings
  • Participate in and/or donate to fundraisers:
    • Black and Blue Ball – April
    • Golf Outing – July
    • Walk – August

Staff Contact Information:

Tanya Ricchi, Executive Director
216-834-0051, Tanya@nohf.org

Randi Clites, Program/Advocacy Manager
216-834-0051, randi@nohf.org

La’Chandra Oliver, Administrative Manager
216-834-0051, loliver@nohf.org

Dawn Evans, Special Events Coordinator
216-834-0051, dawn@nohf.org