PITTSBURG —  Wesley House recently announced a new prescription program — Rescue Rx, which can pay for prescription medications — all the while bringing knowledge about budgeting to clients.

Wesley House Executive Director and Pastor Marcee Binder said the program’s main goal is to teach their clients to budget so in the future they can pay for their own prescriptions.
“By temporarily alleviating the cost, folks can concentrate on budgeting money,” she said.

The new program, which launched Tuesday, will help provide one-time assistance to fifty clients who need medication for up to $100.

Paying the cost of prescriptions can help people feel well enough to go back to work, Binder said.

“Our long term goal help people figure out how to get on their feet,” she said. “We can do that with budgeting and employment classes.”

By attending a budgeting class, or the Wesley House’s Bring Your A Game to Work class, an additional 10 clients will be able to receive up to two additional months of medication up to $100.

Binder said narcotics will not be purchased through this program.

Clients must apply and qualify in order to have their prescriptions paid for, Binder said there is no guarantee that funds will be provided. Clients must bring in the prescription for the medication and go through a screening process.

Binder said the program was made possible by the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas grant.

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