TEAMMATE CRISIS FUND

The WMH Foundation Teammate Crisis Fund is intended to provide teammates with short term, emergency support and are experiencing a financial hardship due to a sudden, severe, unexpected event that is beyond their control. The WMH Foundation administers the WMH Foundation Teammate Crisis Fund and in its sole discretion determines incident eligibility and award amount.​ Please consider applying if your crisis is related to: 

  • Loss of income due to a major medical occurrence

  • Loss of income du to the death of a spouse or child

  • Loss of home due to natural disaster such as flooding, tornado,  or fire

  • Loss of income due to a situation that is entirely out of your control

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The WMH Foundation Teammate Crisis Fund is not intended to act as an income replacement fund or to help teammates in non-critical, non-catastrophic situations.

$600 is the maximum amount of assistance a teammate can be granted by the committee per year.

GUIDELINES

The Teammate Crisis Fund is intended to assist teammates who financial assistance due to critical illness or other catastrophic event. Each request will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

The program is not intended to act as an income replacement fund, nor is it intended to benefit employees in non-critical, non-catastrophic situations.

•Teammates receiving or eligible to receive income benefits from another source will be ineligible for WMH Foundation Teammate Crisis Fund PTO with the exception of the time during a waiting period for the benefit.

•Requests from teammates who have returned to work, have not begun missing time or are missing time intermittently are considered income replacement because they are receiving paychecks and are accruing PTO

•Requests submitted from teammates who have returned to work but are still receiving treatment and need money for co-pays, medical bills, household bills are generally considered income replacement because the employee is receiving a paycheck and accruing PTO

FAQs

Am I eligible to request WMH Foundation Teammate Crisis Fund assistance?

To be eligible to receive benefits from the WMH Foundation Teammate Crisis Fund, you must:

•Have experienced a critical illness or other catastrophic event

•be a benefits-eligible teammate with at least 90 days of service with Wayne UNC Health Care

•not have received more than $600 from the WMH Foundation Teammate Crisis Fund this year

•be in good standing and not under any type of progressive corrective actions

If I am granted assistance from the WMH Foundation Teammate​ Crisis Fund, will it be taxed?

Yes, when you receive assistance, deductions will be taken from your check including taxes.

Is there a maximum amount of WMH Foundation Teammate Crisis Fund dollars that I can receive?

Yes, you may be awarded no more than $600 per calendar year.

 

I received assistance from the WMH Foundation Teammate Crisis Fund, but we are still facing huge medical bills, prescriptions, and co-pays. Are there other resources available for Wayne UNC Health Care teammates going through a difficult time?

Yes. When you apply for the WMH Foundation Teammate Crisis Fund, you will also be referred to the Wayne UNC Health Teammate Assistance Program. This program provides resources for teammates and family members dealing with difficult times in relationships, a need for financial assistance, a need for legal assistance, illness or death of someone close to you, alcohol and drug use, difficulty with parenting, marital problems and divorce, and pressures associated with work or career. The phone number is: