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43rd week of 2014---Texas Funding Resources

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The Alexander Vision Center

www.cookchildrens.org/SpecialtyServices/Ophthalmology/Pages/default.aspx

Provides free eye exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children at their Fort Worth facility.

The Arc of the Capital Area

www.arcofthecapitalarea.org

The Arc is a member of the Basic Needs Coalition of Central Texas, which provides a service called the Best Single Source Plus Program. This program provides financial help for essential needs including rent, mortgage or utilities. The client must be in a financial crisis threatening their housing stability and live in Travis County. The Arc also manages a Crisis Assistance fund for additional needs. This program is supported by grants and funders and is allotted to clients who have an immediate need, such as a wheel chair ramp, food, modified toys or mobility devices.

A Wish with Wings

www.awishwithwings.org

Grants magical wishes for little Texans with life-threatening conditions.

Amy Young Barrier Removal Program

www.tdhca.state.tx.us/htf/single-family/amy-young.htm

Provides one-time grants of up to $20,000 to Persons with Disabilities who need modifications to increase accessibility and eliminate hazardous conditions in their home. Program beneficiaries must include a Person with Disability, must have a household income that does not exceed 80% of the Area Median Family Income, and may be tenants or homeowners.

Be An Angel

www.beanangel.org

Be An Angel provides a variety of innovative programs that provide activities, equipment and developmental care for children with multiple disabilities or profound deafness.

Bert's Big Adventure

www.bertsbigadventure.org

Provides trips to Disney World for children 5-12 years old diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness or is physically challenged.

Blessed Be "Hope for Three"

www.hopeforthree.org

Through their Family Resource program, we offer financial assistance to families in the Forth Bend area, for assessments, treatments, therapies, services and supports that may not otherwise be covered by insurance.

The CJ Torres Family Assistance Grant

www.teetimeforautism.com

Tee Time for Autism is an organization dedicated to directly meeting the varied needs of individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders and to raise funds for family support, research, education, and autism awareness. The CJ Torres Family Assistance Grant will be open April 2, 2015 for families in the Houston area that have a child under 18 years old with autism.

Gill Children's Services

www.gillchildrens.org

Gill Children's Services is a funding source of last resort that provides a safety net for Tarrant County children whose medical, dental, physical, social, psychological and educational needs have not been met by other community resources.

H2OPE Aquatics Program

www.differentstrokesswimschool.com/h2ope.htm

h2ope provides an alternative recreational activity to help meet physical, cognitive, and psycho-social needs. This is a grant funded program and is free to families at the Euless and Dallas locations.

Heroes for Children

www.heroesforchildren.org

Offers several programs to assist families with children fighting cancer focus on the most important part of the treatment...the child.

Hope Kids

www.hopekids.org

Children 0-18 years old in North Texas with cancer or a life-threatening condition can attend a wide variety of free activities that are focused on the whole family.

Imagine a Way

www.imagineawayfoundation.org

Assisting families with a child between 2-6 years old, diagnosed with autism, not on Medicaid and income less than $90,000 with critical therapeutic services.

The Lindsay Foundation

www.lindsayfoundation.org

Assists families with children that have been diagnosed with a long term catastrophic illness, have not reached the age of 18 years old, and still resides at home.

Masonic Home and School of Texas

www.mhstx.org

Brightening the lives of those in need through a wide variety of services.

Ragan's Hope

www.raganshope.org

Ragan's HOPE is committed to helping parents of children with catastrophic illnesses or injuries endure the initial impact and embrace the future by providing financial, emotional and spiritual support in the name of Christ.

Save A Smile

www.centerforchildrenshealth.org/en-us/Counties/tarrantcounty/saveasmile/Pages/default.aspx

Save a Smile was founded in 2003 by Cook Children's and the Children's Oral Health Coalition in Tarrant County. Save a Smile is an innovative, nationally recognized, collaborative program dedicated to providing restorative and preventive dental care to children from low-income families in the community through volunteer dentists. Children eligible for the program are pre-kindergarten to third grade at high risk for dental disease from schools pre-selected by the Save a Smile program and participating school districts.

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

www.dars.state.tx.us/

DARS offers a wide range of services and support for the disabled.

Texas Elk's Grants for Special Children

www.texaselks.org/Special_Grants.html

Provides funding for services for children with disabilities that promote a higher level of independence.

Texas Technology Access Program

www.ttap.knowbility.org

Offers short and long term loan options for a wide range of assistive technology.

Variety the Children's Charity of Texas

www.varietytexas.org

The Heart of Variety Fund is intended as a last resort for financial assistance for families of special needs children in need of medical equipment/devices, physical therapy, educational resources and more.

RESOURCE GUIDES

http://www.arcofthecapitalarea.org/resources.php

http://canatx.org/basicneeds/about/members_list.php

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