Programs and Services

Who We Are

Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation (GLHF) is a statewide organization. We serve individuals with hemophilia, vonWillebrand disease, and other less known bleeding disorders.

GLHF's programs are designed to educate, support, and advocate for this population. We do this by increasing awareness, ensuring access to needed medical services, and providing relevant informationa nd resources. Our programs and services build a supportive community for these individuals and their families, and promote choices that lead to optimal health so they can live their lives with fewer limitations.

What We Do

Our Patient Financial Assistance Program helps individuals and families access affordable health care through assistance with insurance premiums, medical bills, emergency basic living expenses, and Medical ID jewelry. Our Wisconsin Bleeding Disorders Conference brings together individuals and families from across the state for a weekend of education, networking with medical and industry professionals, and an opportunity to connect with other Wisconsin families.
Our Scholarship Program is designed to allow those affected by bleeding disorders to attend a college, university, technical school, or individual classes to further their career and obtain a job with adequate health insurance. Our Advocacy Program encourages community members to participate in government by educating policy makers and advocating a public policy agenda that benefits the bleeding disorders community.
GLHF’s electronic newsletter, Headline News, provides the latest information about bleeding disorders and GLHF.
At GLHF's Camp Klotty Pine children will develop confidence and independence while building life-long friendships 
and shared memories. Camp is also a place of encouragement, mentoring, and education 
for kids learning to self-infuse and enhance their role in self-care, a skill essential for life.
Camperships are awarded to youth attending summer camps specifically for young people with bleeding disorders. At camp, kids receive the education, training and life skills necessary to manage their disorder independently.  
GLHF's Family  Camp prepares families and their children for the summer camp experience by easing their comfort levels and getting a feel of a true camp experience.  

 

GLHF is here to Help

 

“We were able to meet many other families with children with bleeding disorders through foundation sponsored events. Knowing we were not alone and sharing stories, treatment tips and ideas helped our entire family cope with the problems of hemophilia. The foundation helped train us to become more independent.” -Ed B., father of a son living with hemophilia