Financial Resources

Those relying on Christian Science for healing should not be deprived of Christian Science Nursing care for financial reasons.

There are several sources of financial assistance for those who want Christian Science Nursing care or Christian Science Nurse training, but have difficulty affording it.

Benevolence and funds that provide financial assistance vary from country to country. Please check with the clerk of a Christian Science branch church or Reading Room near you to find out what is available in your area.

The following summarizes information from various sources. Additional information and application forms can be obtained by contacting the organizations directly.

In addition, patients entering a Christian Science Nursing facility should ask about financial assistance and benevolence programs available through their facility.


Financial Assistance with the cost of Christian Science Nursing care and Christian Science Nurse's training can be found at the following links:


In the United Kingdom


The Aid Fund
PO Box 955
Richmond, TW9 9HF
07794 324787

"The Aid Fund for Christian Scientists in Need of Nursing Care" provides grants covering Christian Science Nursing in facilities and homes. More information is available at their website


In the United States


Albert Baker Fund

1510 J Street
Suite 150
Sacramento, CA                                                                                                                                                Toll
Free: (800) 269-0388
Direct Line: (916) 594-9513
Fax: (916) 594-9602


The Albert Baker Fund provides grants to assist with tuition costs for Christian Science Nursing Education for students enrolled in an accredited Christian Science Nurses training program in the field and selected facilities around the world.

Dominion Foundation

P.O. Box 17855                                                                                                                                   Richmond, Virginia 23226                                               

The Dominion Foundation, based in Richmond, Virginia, is a benevolent funding organization established to support Christian Science Nursing care in the home.  Individuals relying solely on Christian Science for healing and who have engaged a Christian Science Nurse for temporary care in their home may apply for financial assistance in meeting the costs of that care. 

The Dominion Foundation is not able to provide assistance with Christian Science Practitioner fees or Christian Science Nursing care in a facility.  After insurance benefits have been fully utilized, The Dominion Foundation may be able to assist with some portion of the remaining costs, including insurance deductibles. Support is provided through two avenues.

  Contact the Foundation if you would like to receive an application for assistance, request additional information, or be included on the Foundation mailing list.  Individuals may apply online at the website.


National Fund for Christian Science Nursing

9300 W 110th St, Suite 250
Overland Park, KS 66210-1425                                                                                                                 Phone (816) 759-5450 or (800) 873-2843

The National Fund for Christian Science Nursing (NFCSN) is a benevolence fund that can assist Christian Science Nursing patients in the United States and its territories.

The fund can help in any situation where a Christian Science Nurse is needed, including in-home care and facilities.

NFCSN grants can help pay costs associated with Christian Science Nursing facilities, Visiting Christian Science Nurse services, Private-Duty Christian Science Nurses, nursing supplies and equipment, travel expenses, and related Christian Science Practitioner invoices.

While this may not pay for all costs associated with care, these grants can be an aid to those individuals who are seeking and finding healing through Christian Science.

The NFCSN is administered by The Principle Foundation.


State Focused Financial Assistance


The Christian Science Nursing Care Endowment of Southern California

P.O. Box 5621                                                                                                                                       Pasadena, CA 91117                                                                                                                       714-687-5313

Email    Website

This fund provides financial assistance to Southern Californians (from the San Luis Obispo area to the Mexican border) who have established financial need through an application process.

They must be receiving care from a Journal-listed Christian Science Nurse at home or in a facility, and must be working with a Journal-listed Christian Science Practitioner.

The Endowment Board feels that the primary responsibility for meeting Christian Science Nursing costs rests with the patient / family / custodian who are encouraged to explore all possible means for support from such sources as their branch church, Christian Science student association, insurance, deferred payment, and assignment of assets.

Currently, the Endowment helps meet Christian Science Nursing care costs only, and does not fund associated expenses such as food and lodging, Practitioner fees, assisted living, or rest and study.

Please go to the website for further information and how to obtain an application.


High Oaks 

1489 Baltimore Pike, Ste. 234
Springfield, PA 19064                                                                                                                            Telephone: 610.543.1840
Fax: 610.543.1508


High Oaks serves Christian Scientists in temporary need of financial assistance with billings for Christian Science care.

Individuals must be residents of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland or Virginia. Financial assistance is specifically reserved for bills from Christian Science care facilities, Christian Science nursing services in home or facility, and Christian Science practitioners who are listed in The Christian Science Journal.


The Sunnyside Foundation

14881 Quorum Drive, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75254
phone: (214) 692-5686
toll-free: (888) 293-6918

The Sunnyside Foundation assists practicing Christian Scientists residing in Texas who regularly attend a Christian Science branch church or Sunday School, and are members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts and/or the branch church they are attending. Four categories of assistance include Education, Summer Camp, Christian Science Nursing Care, Christian Science Nurse's Training and General Assistance.


Wellsprings of Florida

Wellsprings of Florida serves Christian Scientists living in Florida who desire Christian Science nursing care and who have established financial need through an application process.

Applicants must be getting care from a qualified Christian Science nurse at home or in a facility, and must be working with a Journal-listed Christian Science practitioner.



In the United States some insurance companies cover Christian Science Nursing costs, and if a patient is eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, reimbursement for some expenses is available at participating facilities (not in-home care). Check the facility’s website for more information.

Facilities may offer partial benevolence, or be able to share information about available resources to those patients who qualify.


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