New Clients: Please read eligibility requirements below before submitting your application.  

Our Flight Request Process

Children’s Flight of Hope is focused on serving as many children as possible. To ensure our resources are used well, we assess each family’s medical and financial need for assistance. Families complete CFOH’s New Client Application with information about their child’s treatment needs and key medical and financial contacts. Requirements for acceptance are listed below. Application review typically takes 2-3 business days.

After an application is approved, flight requests can be submitted for the child’s travel to medical appointments or treatment as needed moving forward. The CFOH Missions Team works directly with client families to choose flights and provide reservation information. CFOH commits to helping with flights for the duration of a child’s treatment needs.

Our Requirements

Medical Need— We provide flights to life-saving, life-changing and life-sustaining health care. Flights will only be booked for confirmed medical appointments or scheduled treatment. CFOH confirms appointments, medical need and stability for air travel with a child’s referring physician and/or specialist. 

Financial Need— We assist when flight costs would prohibit travel or place financial hardship on the requesting family.  To verify a family’s financial need, we request that the child’s social worker (or other relevant professional) complete our financial verification form.  Alternatively, a family can provide evidence of government subsidy (e.g., Medicaid, Disability).

Timing— Families must submit a New Client Application and be accepted to our program before specific flight requests can be submitted. Reviewing new client applications typically takes 2-3 business days. Once a family has been welcomed to our program, they can submit flight requests moving forward. Flight requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the travel departure date.

Age— Flights are only provided to children under age 18 and one adult travel companion (typically a parent/guardian).

Service Area— Client families must be traveling to medical facilities in the United States. If a child’s home country is outside of the United States and they are traveling for treatment in the US, we can only accommodate their requests through our partnership with the American Airlines Well-Being program.

Please contact us with any questions at 919-466-8593 or at missions@cfoh.org. 

How to Request a Flight

Returning Families

If you are an existing CFOH family (domestic or international), please complete the Returning Client Flight Request form here. You will need the child’s client ID and date of birth to begin the flight request.

New Families

CFOH is welcoming new families at this time. If your child meets the eligibility requirements above, please complete the New Client Application here.

Private Flight Requests

CFOH arranges private air transportation only when medically necessary and when possible with available resources. Currently, we are accepting private flight requests on a limited basis and within 600 flight miles. Our friends at AeroAngel may also be able to help with private flight needs.

Please contact us with any questions at 919-466-8593 or at missions@cfoh.org. 

 

 

Stories of Hope

The greatest reward for CFOH is hearing the stories of the families weve helped.

They are stories of courage, of compassion, of love, and - most certainly - of hope.

Luz and Veronica

Kristy

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