Financial Assistance

Andre Sobel River Foundation

Financial assistance program for single parent families who have a child in medical crisis. Application required.

Assistance League of Houston

Serves the educational and emotional needs of disadvantaged children and young adults, as well as families in crisis in the greater Houston area.

Catholic Charities

Provides food, clothing and shelter for people in need and a network of services supporting infants to seniors.

Community Living Assistance and Support Services

Provides home and community-based services to people with related conditions as a cost-effective alternative to an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions (ICF/IID). A related condition is a disability, other than an intellectual disability, that originated before age 22 that affects the ability to function in daily life.

First Hand Foundation

Provides funding for children—both domestically and globally—who need assistance with clinical necessities (such as surgery, medication and therapy), medical equipment and travel related to care.

Gia Nicole Angel Foundation

Awards assistance through purchase of specific items for children with physical disability.


Provides small grants, information and support for fundraising and patient awareness.

Home and Community Based Services

Individualized services and support to persons with intellectual disabilities who are living with their family, in their own home or in other community settings, such as small group homes.

Immune Deficiency Foundation

Dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases through advocacy, education and research. This group has a patient advocate to help with insurance companies and getting them to pay, etc.

Lifeline Chaplaincy

A ministry of the Churches of Christ that places a high emphasis on supportive care of members and community.

Medically Dependent Children Program

Provides services to support families caring for children and young adults who are medically dependent and to encourage de-institutionalization of children in nursing facilities. Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services employees provide case management services.

Social Security Disability

At this time, only the Child Disability Report can be completed online. Contact them by phone or in person to schedule an appointment to complete the SSI application.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive block grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program.  

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

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