Nearly 43,000 people were killed in vehicle crashes in 2021, a 10% increase from 2020, resulting in a 16-year high. 10% of vehicle crash fatalities are solely the 15-20 age group.
The sudden loss or extended hospitalization of a loved one, especially a child, can have devastating effects:
- Unexpected expenses of $13,000 on average
- Grief, post traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, financial stress
- Loss of income
- Significant changes to household income
The Kailee Mills Foundation helps to rebuild the lives of families experiencing loss and hardship from fatal or non-fatal vehicle crashes through individualized financial assistance, grief counseling, and emotional support through its Kailee Cares Family Assistance Program.
If you have found us because you have experienced a loss, first and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need assistance, we welcome you to fill out our online application form and someone will be in touch within 48 hours. Listed below are the areas in which we offer financial assistance.
Funeral financial assistance can cover items such as funeral services, burials, headstones, cemetery plots, cremation, urns, memorials, grave markers, loss of income, and other related costs.
Medical and financial assistance for extended hospital or rehabilitation stays helps to offset costs for medical, housing, food, and loss of income.
We provide grief support resources for individuals, families, and groups HERE. Grief counseling assistance is available for immediate family members who have lost a loved one in a vehicle crash. Once approved, we cover up to 6 sessions. You may use our preferred list of counselors, whom we have built a relationship with, or your pre-established counselor.
Life after loss can be overwhelming, and many families don’t even know where to start. Please use the following resources for yourself or share with those who need it:
All family assistance is individualized and on a case-by-case basis. Each request is carefully reviewed by our team to determine whether assistance will be provided based on need and budget availability.
“You guys are sent from God. We can’t express enough gratitude. I am beyond grateful, truly happy in a time of grief.”