Friday, July 14, 2017

Pfaffinger Foundation continues to provide confidential financial assistance

Pfaffinger Foundation

From Brett Levy:

Attention Los Angeles Times Community News Employees

One of the unfortunate things about running this Facebook page is knowing that on any given day some of our members are suffering emotionally or economically. I also know that many of you have learned over the past couple days whether or not you have been accepted for a buyout. Leaving the LA Times, either of your own will or forcibly, takes a certain amount of courage, because you are leaving the known and mostly stable world for one of doubt and potential instability.
So with that in mind, I wanted to remind all our members that the vast majority of you are eligible for help should you need it from the Pfaffinger Foundation. I recently talked with the organization's leader, Steve Meier, and I've agreed to share his message with you. (Full disclosure: I'm doing some contract work with the Foundation to help it build a Social Media presence.)
Below is Steve's message:
Pfaffinger Foundation continues to provide confidential financial assistance to eligible Los Angeles Times employees, former employees, retirees, and their spouses.
The Foundation was founded 80 years ago by Frank Pfaffinger, then business manager of The Times. Today, the Foundation assists with such needs as housing expenses (rent and mortgage), COBRA health insurance premiums, utility and medical bills, software training, and even home health care when medically advisable. Grants are of limited duration and address unforeseen financial needs.
Applicants submit a confidential, detailed application and then work with a Pfaffinger case manager, who is a professional social worker. Grants are made weekly. Not all requests can be approved; some are modified or declined.
To determine your eligibility and learn more about the process, call the Foundation at (213) 680-7460 or toll-free at (844) 415-2995. Learn more about Pfaffinger online at
You can reach Steve Meier at:
(213) 680-7467

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