If only . . . I had the opportunity to see my grandchildren in Virginia. If only I could see the ocean or take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the spring. If only I could hear a concert or attend a play. All the “if only (s)” that a person replays in their mind as they age, always planning to do something but waiting for the right time. Suddenly the right time has slipped away and the opportunity to do something presents more of a challenge because you have been diagnosed with a serious illness.
As individuals are faced with the unexpected, the Department of Social Services (DSS)/ Adult Services Division, through a generous gift by former Forsyth County resident, Mr. O. Moser, would like to try and meet some of these unfulfilled expectations.
The “If Only” Program, by and through its Advisory Committee, and administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS) would like to grant residents of Forsyth County that have a disabling and life threatening illness a request using proceeds from a generous gift by a former Forsyth County resident, Mr. O. Moser. We have called this program “If Only”. By working together with businesses in Forsyth County, we will do our best to make an approved request become a reality.
The “If Only” Program will consider requests from applicants who meet the following requirements:
To begin the application process, you will need to send the following:
The Program is unable to grant the following types of requests:
A completed application, including letter, request form, and physician’s statement should be mailed to the “If Only” Program in care of the Adult Division of the Department of Social Services at the address listed below. Incomplete applications can not be considered.
All requests will be reviewed by the Advisory Committee and submitted to the Director of DSS or designee for a final decision. If your request is approved the duration of time needed to complete the application process and to grant the request will depend on available resources. A representative from DSS or a DSS Volunteer will contact you regarding the decision and will help to make arrangements for your request, if approved.
If you need more information, please contact Diane Wimmer by email or call her at 703-3870.