Financial Options

Each family’s circumstances are different, and NATSAP makes no warrantees regarding availability of scholarship funds from any of these organizations. They each have their own criteria for determining who qualifies for assistance and how much assistance is available to each candidate. This listing is simply a means for families to contact these organizations, who will ultimately determine whether they qualify for financial assistance.

Medical Care Deduction:

The Internal Revenue Code allows a deduction for medical care of the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, or dependents to the extent that those expenses exceed 10% of the taxpayer's adjusted gross income*. Deductions will be dependent on why your child was placed in a therapeutic boarding school. Alcohol and Substance Abuse placements are tax deductible, as well as some placements for learning disabilities (For the costs to be deductible, overcoming the disability must be the principal reason for attending the school). From the IRS- “You can't include in medical expenses the cost of sending a child with behavioral problems to a school where the course of study and the disciplinary methods have a beneficial effect on the child's attitude if the availability of medical care in the school isn't a principal reason for sending the student there.”


Federal Mental Health Parity Law states that health plans (which offer mental health benefits) MUST offer them in parity with medical/surgical benefits. Many of our member programs will work with your insurance company or may be able to direct you to a third party to make sure that you receive the coverage you are entitled to.

3rd Party Lenders:

Lenders can work with families to craft individualized payment plans.

Apply for Grants:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers grants to qualifying teens and families.




Adoptive Families Coalition

P.O. Box 345
Hyde Park, UT 84318
Primary Contact: Jackie Palmer
Office Phone: (602) 740-7149
Direct Phone: (602) 740-7149
Email: [email protected]

Population Served:  Adoptive Families with children in need of therapeutic treatment
How Funds Are Raised:  Private and Corporate donations, email and direct mail campaigns, and community charity events

Friends of Families with Children in Crisis Foundation

PO Box 825
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Primary Contact: Brandi Elliott
Office Phone: 951-315-8320
Direct Phone: 951-315-8320
Email: [email protected]

Population Served: Adolescents in need of therapeutic boarding school treatment
How Funds Are Raised: Private donations, email and direct mail campaigns

Jason William Hunt Foundation

1070 Ridgepoint Dr
Batavia, OH 45103-2678
 Primary Contact: John F. Hunt
Email[email protected]

Population Served:  12-18 years old
How Funds Are Raised:
Response to Walking With Jason, Private and corporate donors, and miscellaneous local charity events

Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative (Saving Teens)

P.O. Box 193
Wallingford, CT 06492

Primary Contact: Kelly Brown
Office Phone: (860) 977-7198
[email protected]

Population Served: Families with struggling adolescents needing therapeutic programs and schools but without financial ability. 
How Funds Are RaisedFundraising includes annual direct email campaigns, annual events in conjunction with NATSAP’s Annual Conference, and other localized events.

Sky's the Limit Fund
Sobrato Center for Non-Profits

510A Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035

Primary Contact: Nancy Moore, Executive Director
Office Phone: 408-618-8093
[email protected]

Population Served: Youth and Young adults in-crisis, ages 13-25, from families with financial need.
How Funds Are Raised: Sky's the Limit Fund raises money through several Donation Campaigns, two annual fundraising events, and foundation grants.  The majority of our donations are from individuals.