About the Fund

Upon discharge from an SIH medical facility, the Family Friendship Fund can be accessed when an emergency arises. This fund is accessible through an SIH medical facility case worker the day of discharge and has a lifetime cap of $100.00 per patient. There are SIH patients in situations that don’t afford them the luxury of caring for themselves immediately after being discharged from our medical facilities. We are able to help a patient in need with items such as:

  • Transportation home
  • Prescriptions given at time of discharge
  • Emergency lodging
  • Clothing
  • Meals

Make a Donation

Every dollar is appreciated, much needed and 100% of your donation goes to the recipients.

On‐Line Donation

Click here to make a secure, on‐line donation with your credit card. (Your credit card billing statement will show the charge from Southern Illinois Healthcare.)

Mail a Donation

Make a check payable to the Family Friendship Fund and send to the following address: 
SIH Foundation
1239 E Main Street
PO Box 3998
Carbondale, IL 62902-3988

SIH Foundation Fundraising Events

Each year brings new and exciting Family Friendship Fund fundraisers. Visit our website sih.net/sih-foundation/ for information on upcoming events.

If you have any questions about the fund or need assistance giving to the fund, contact:

Elizabeth Ferguson, Coordinator
SIH Foundation
618-457-5200 ext. 67841