Who We Support

critically ill or terminal childOne in three families with children experiences significant financial burden at some point due to medical care costs, and roughly three out of every five personal bankruptcies are byproducts of insurmountable medical debt.

Since 2004, Me Fine Foundation has addressed this overwhelming need by providing both financial and emotional support to thousands of families with children experiencing a medical crisis. We work with families whose children are being treated by Duke Children’s Medical Center, UNC Children’s Hospital, or WakeMed Children’s Hospital.

At Me Fine, we have one core belief/guiding principle:  Families come first.

This means:

  • We prioritize family dignity, privacy, and self-determination.
  • We use our mission as the litmus test for all operational decisions.
  • We honor and affirm the lived experiences of the families we serve, in their own words whenever possible.

Our mission: to provide hope through emotional support and financial assistance to families whose children are receiving care at North Carolina partner hospitals.

Our vision: to build and sustain partnerships to eliminate barriers so families can focus on their children.

Do you think that your loved one may qualify for assistance from Me Fine? 

Me Fine’s staff works hand-in-hand with social workers in our partner hospitals for all referrals. If you are experiencing a financial crisis due to your child’s diagnosis of a critical illness or medical crisis, we encourage you to share these burdens with your assigned social worker. They have access to numerous resources, including the Me Fine Foundation, to help you address unforeseen or challenging expenses.