What is Emergency Relief?

The primary mission of the NICER Foundation is to make cash grants to narcoleptics in crisis where the grant will either resolve the issue immediately or provide a temporary resolution which will to allow the grantee time to obtain other assistance or make other arrangements.

We don't fund ongoing expenses like rent, loan, utility or mortgage payments, etc., unless that payment would satisfy the above conditions.  If you can demonstrate that you will be able to make those payments going forward and that you only have a one-time need due to some circumstance we may be able to help you out.




The NICER Foundation, Inc.'s

Board of Directors


In alphabetical order:


Dr. Christopher J. Earley, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
Associate Director, Sleep Center
Johns Hopkins University Bayview Medical Center


Gary (Eliezar) Green, MSW


Karen Malinowski, MS, CCC-SLP, Esq.


Hy (Chaim) Rubenstein, Esq.


Moshe Turner
Founder, NICER Foundation



Medical Advisor

Robert M. Cooper, MD


Science Advisor

Valentina Echeverria, Ph.D.