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2019 2020 Aging & Disability Resource Directory - Area Agency on ...
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2019-2020
Aging and Disability Resource Directory Committee
This publication is brought to you by the Aging and Disability
Resource Directory Committee. The committee members
represent 2-1-1 Texas, Area Agency on Aging of the
Coastal Bend, City of Corpus Christi Committee for
Persons with Disabilities, Coastal Bend Aging and
Disability Resource Center, Coastal Bend Center for
Independent Living, Mayor’s Council on Aging, and
Texas Health and Human Services Commission. By
listing organizations and services in this comprehensive directory,
or by accepting advertising, the ADRD Committee neither endorse
these services and products, nor support their quality.

Call the Area Agency            Coastal Bend Region Covers
on Aging if you would            12 Coastal Bend Counties
like additional copies of
the Coastal Bend Aging
and Disability Resource
Directory (ADRD) at
     361-883-3935
Additionally, if your agency
or organization requires
revisions or have potential
addition to the ADRD, all
requests MUST be mailed
in; phone requests will
NOT be accepted. Mail
your revision request to:
         ADRD
     P.O. Box 9909
  Corpus Christi, TX
          78469
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FREQUENTLY REQUESTED NUMBERS
Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend (AAA)               361-883-3935
Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi                         361-884-0651
City of Corpus Christi – Senior Community Services           361-826-4120
           Home Delivered Meals
Coastal Bend Aging and Disability Resource Center            855-937-2372
           (CBADRC)
Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living (CBCIL)           361-883-8461
Coastal Plains Community Health Center                       361-777-3991
Community Action Corporation of South Texas                  361-664-0145
           (CACOST)
Corpus Christi Metro Ministries                              361-887-0151
Medicaid (Helpline)                                          800-335-8957
Medicare                                                     800-633-4227
Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual             361-886-6970
           Disabilities
Nueces County Community Action Agency (NCCAA)                361-882-4193
Nueces County Department of Social Services
           Corpus Christi Residents                          361-888-0837
           Robstown Residents                                361-767-2731
Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC)                     888-782-8477
S.N.A.P. (Food Stamp Program)                                877-541-7905
           OR dial 2-1-1, press language option, then #2
Social Security Administration (SSA) or Supplementary        800-772-1213
           Security Income (SSI)
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services           800-252-5400
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)                      361-879-4500
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)             956-423-0130
           Region 11 OR dial 2-1-1, press language option, then #2
Texas Health and Human Services Commission Intake Line 866-670-2424
           (formerly known as Texas Dept. of Aging & Disability Services)
Texas Office of Attorney General (OAG)                       800-252-8011
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Accommodations........................................................................................... 5
Adult Day Programs...................................................................................... 5
Advocacy...................................................................................................... 5-8
Aging Services............................................................................................. 8-9
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias...................................9-12
Architectural Barriers.................................................................................13
Assistive Technology/Services.................................................................13
Blind/Low Vision....................................................................................14-15
Burial Assistance..........................................................................................15
Caregiver Resources..............................................................................15-16
Center For Independent Living................................................................17
Child/Infant/Youth Services...............................................................17-21
Community Action Agencies..............................................................21-22
Counseling Services.....................................................................................23
Crime Prevention ........................................................................................24
Deaf/Hard of Hearing...........................................................................24-26
Disaster Preparedness/Planning........................................................26-28
Education..................................................................................................29-30
Employment/Jobs..................................................................................30-31
Financial Assistance/Benefits Determination................................32-33
Food and Nutrition................................................................................34-35
   Food Assistance............................................................................................................................34
   Food Stamp Program........................................................................................................... 34-35
Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children Resources.....35-36
Health Services.......................................................................................37-43
Home Care Assistance..........................................................................43-44
Home Health Agencies...............................................................................44
Home Repairs/Modification......................................................................45
Hospice and Palliative Care.......................................................................45
Housing...........................................................................................................45
   Housing Information and Referral..........................................................................................45
   Public Housing Authorities........................................................................................................47
   Public Housing Developments.................................................................................................48
   Residential Living..........................................................................................................................48
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    Subsidized Housing (Low Income) by County..................................................................49
      HUD Subsidized Rental Properties by County���������������������������������������������������� 49-53
   Temporary Housing....................................................................................................................53
      Shelters/Transitional...............................................................................................................53
Information & Referral...............................................................................54
Insurance..................................................................................................54-55
Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD)................................55-56
Legal Assistance/Civil Rights..............................................................56-60
Medicaid and Medicare...............................................................................60
   Medicaid..........................................................................................................................................60
   Medicaid Eligibility Offices.................................................................................................. 60-61
   Medicaid Managed Care Programs................................................................................. 61-62
   Medicaid Waiver Programs.......................................................................................................62
   Medicare.................................................................................................................................. 62-63
Mental Health/Mental Illness.............................................................63-65
Nursing Homes/Services By County................................................65-67
Prescription Expense Assistance.......................................................68-70
Protective Services......................................................................................70
Recreation................................................................................................71-72
   City of Corpus Christi - Parks and Recreation..................................................................71
     Aquatics......................................................................................................................................71
      Recreation Centers................................................................................................................71
     Tennis...........................................................................................................................................71
Respite Services............................................................................................74
Senior Centers By County...................................................................76-77
Senior Services..............................................................................................78
Social Security...............................................................................................78
Substance Abuse Information............................................................78-79
Support Groups......................................................................................79-81
Tax Aid Information..............................................................................81-82
Transportation.......................................................................................82-84
Veterans Services...................................................................................84-86
Volunteer Opportunities......................................................................86-87
Advertisers Index.........................................................................................88
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Accommodations - Adult Day Programs - Advocacy                                               Page 5
        ACCOMMODATIONS                                    See: LOCAL PHONE DIRECTORY
                                                               FOR COMPLETE LISTING
Coastal Bend Center for
Independent Living                                        Area Agency on Aging/Coastal
..................................361-883-8461            Bend Aging & Disability
..................................877-988-1999            Resource Center
..................................www.cbcil.org           ..................................361-883-3935
.................................See paid ad on page 58   ..................................800-252-9240
Information, referral, consulting and                     ..................................855-937-2372
training on accessibility, accommodations
and barrier removal.
City of Corpus Christi Human                                           ADVOCACY
Relations Dept........361-826-3190
...........................www.cctexas.com                AARP.......................888-687-2277
.................................See paid ad on page 59   Toll Free Chapter Directory
Technical assistance and also citizen                     TTY..........................877-434-7598
complaints regarding compliance with the                  ..................................www.aarp.org
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
                                                          Adapt of Texas.......512-442-0252
Job Accommodation Network                                 ............................... www.adapt.org
(JAN)........................800-232-9675                 Access to public places, transportation
(TDD).......................877-781-9403                  housing and services for people with
............................. www.Askjan.org              disabilities to live at home instead of being
Provides information on self-employment                   institutionalized. “My Medicaid Matters”.
and business issues.
                                                          Americans with Disabilities Act-
Southwest ADA Center                                      Southwest ADA Center
(ADA Networks)....800-949-4232                            ..................................800-949-4232
.................www.southwestada.org                     .................www.southwestada.org
Information, resources and training on                    Leading resource on the Americans with
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or                 Disabilities Act and related disability
other disability related laws for businesses,             rights laws.
schools, public and private entities, people
                                                          Arc of Texas and Texas
with disabilities and their families.                     Advocates................800-252-9729
                                                          .................www.thearcoftexas.org
                                                          Advocacy and resource information
   ADULT DAY PROGRAMS                                     for people with intellectual and
                                                          developmental disabilities.
Day care for older persons and persons                    Area Agency on Aging of the
with disabilities providing interaction and               Coastal Bend
supervision during the day for people
who live in the community.                                     See:      AGING SERVICES
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ENSURING WE HAVE THE DOCTORS AND
  HEALTH CARE OUR SENIORS NEED
Senator Hinojosa has been extremely vocal in
advocating for increased investment in healthcare,
while educating policymakers that these investments
save money by preventing higher costs from being
passed down to our local senior taxpayers who are
on a fixed income.

    “Paid for by the Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa Campaign, Treasurer - Bill Bieker, 1508 S. Lone Star Way, Unit 5B, Edinburg, TX 78539”
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Advocacy                                                                                       Page 7
Autism Spectrum Resource                                    Support group of people with disabilities
Center of Corpus Christi                                    who live at or are associated with
..................................361-851-5111              the Living Center that provides
............................. www.asrc-cc.org               information for disability concerns.
Parents and professionals dedicated to
serving those on the autism spectrum           Disability Rights Texas – Client
and their families.                            Assistance Program (CAP)
                                               New Clients Intake Line
Better Business Bureau,                        ..................................800-252-9108
Coastal Bend, Inc.                             Current Clients......800-315-3876
..................................361-852-4949 Videophone.............866-362-2851
.......... www.corpuschristi.bbb.org ........... www.disabilityrightstx.org
Provides consumers with pre-purchase Protection and advocacy for the legal rights
information on companies and charities. of persons with all types of disabilities.
City of Corpus Christi Mayor’s                              EveryChild, Inc.......512-342-8844
Council on Aging                                            ..................................877-742-8844
..................................361-826-3150              ............. www.everychildtexas.org
...........................www.cctexas.com                  Promotes family life for children with
................................... See paid ad on page 6   disabilities, so that every child grows up
Identifies needs of older persons and                       in a family environment. A Family-Based
promotes information, resources and                         Alternatives Project.
advocacy for Corpus Christi’s senior citizens.
                                                            Imagine Enterprises
Coalition of Texans with                                    ..................................800-572-7159
Disabilities...............800-998-3363                     ....... www.imagineenterprises.org
...............................www.cotwd.org                Self Determination Project for persons
Through governmental advocacy, public                       with intellectual and/or developmental
awareness activities. CTD ensures that                      disabilities.
persons with disabilities may participate
fully in the community of their choice.                     National Active and Retired
                                                            Federal Employees (NARFE)
Coastal Bend Center for                                     ..................................361-816-8111
Independent Living                                          ................................ www.narfe.org
..................................361-883-8461              Preserving federal retirement and benefits
..................................877-988-1999              for all civilian employees and retirees.
..................................www.cbcil.org             National Council on Disability
.................................See paid ad on page 58     ..................................202-272-2004
Advocacy on behalf of persons with                          TTY..........................202-272-2074
disabilities of all ages supporting independent             ...................................www.ncd.gov
living and community integration.                           An independent federal agency charged
Corpus Christi State Supported                              with advising the President, Congress, and
Living Center Advocates of                                  other federal agencies regarding policies,
Natural Rights                                              programs, practices, and procedures that
..................................361-844-7887              affect people with disabilities.
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Ombudsman Long Term Care                         Texas Silver - Haired Legislators
Program                                          ..................................361-883-3935
                                                 ..................................800-817-5743
    See:      NURSING HOMES                      .................................www.txshl.org
South Texas Colonia                              Senior advocates elected to establish
Initiative, Inc.                                 priorities for consideration by the Texas
..................................361-854-5248   Legislature.
Improving the welfare, health conditions
and prevalence of social injustice of all
people living in the Colonias.
                                                          AGING SERVICES
Texas Department of
Insurance Consumer                               Area Agency on Aging of the
Protection Helpline                              Coastal Bend (AAA)
..................................800-252-3439   ..................................361-883-3935
......................... www.tdi.texas.gov      ..................................800-252-9240
Health insurance counseling for older            .............. www.aaacoastalbend.org
persons and persons with disabilities on         .................................See paid ad on page 10
Medicare.                                        Helps older persons (60+), their
Texas Health and Human                           family members and caregivers receive
Services (HHS)                                   information and assistance they need
..................................800-252-9240   in locating and accessing community
........................ www.hhs.texas.gov       services. Services include information,
Texas state level focal point for many           referral and assistance, benefits counseling
activities related to the needs and services     (legal assistance and legal awareness), long
of older persons. Coastal Bend affiliate is      term care ombudsman program, care
the Area Agency on Aging.                        coordination, caregiver support services
                                                 (training, education and support groups),
Texas Health and Human                           in-home support services, nutrition
Services (HHS)                                   services (at senior centers and home
Civil Rights Complaints                          delivered meals) and falls prevention.
..................................888-388-6332   Serves 11 Coastal Bend Counties.
Ombudsman............877-787-8999
........................ www.hhs.texas.gov       Coastal Bend Aging and Disability
Assists public when HHS normal                   Resource Center (CBADRC)
complaint process cannot or does not             ..................................361-883-3935
satisfactorily resolve the issue.                ..................................855-937-2372
Texas Health and Human                           ............ www.coastalbendadrc.org
Services (HHS) Consumer                          .................................See paid ad on page 11
Rights                                           Housed within the Area Agency on Aging
Complaint & Incidence Hotline                    ADRCs build on the strength of existing
..................................800-458-9858   community agencies, to provide a single,
........................ www.hhs.texas.gov       more coordinated system of information
Aging Services - Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias                                   Page 9
and access for all persons seeking long-             ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
term support to minimize confusion,                             AND RELATED
enhance individual choice, and support
informed decision-making. Serves 11                                 DEMENTIAS
Coastal Bend Counties.
                                               Geriatric Psychiatry (Geropsychiatry
Eldercare Locator                              or Psycho-Geriatrics) is a subspecialty
..................................800-677-1116 of psychiatry dealing with the study,
........................ www.eldercare.gov prevention and treatment of mental
Resources and links for people who need disorders in the elderly. A Geropsychiatric
assistance with state, tribal and local Unit is a hospital-based geriatric
community based organizations who psychiatry program.
serve older adults and their caregivers.
First United Methodist Church                  Alzheimer’s Association
..................................361-884-0391 ..................................800-272-3900
Offering respite care program for .....................................www.alz.org
caregivers of family members who Information about Alzheimer’s disease
have Alzheimer’s or other dementias; and support for families, 24 hour Help
assistance with dentures, eye exams, Line, Medic Alert & Safe Return®
glasses, shoes and minor home repairs; Program,                        professional        educational
‘Body Recall’ exercise program free to symposiums, Alzheimer’s lending library,
people 60+.                                    support groups. Local information and
                                               resources about Alzheimer’s disease
H2U Health & Wellness Program is located at 3649 Leopard Street,
..................................361-761-5069 Ste. 403, Corpus Christi, TX 78408. Free
..................................800-771-0428 online education programs available at
................................www.H2U.com training.alz.org.
Provides educational meetings, guest
speakers, prescription drug discount Alzheimer’s Foundation of
card, social events, health screenings and America
volunteer opportunities. Dedicated to ..................................866-232-8484
seniors and people of all ages. Annual ...............................www.alzfdn.org
fees $20.00.                                   Provides care and support to individuals
                                               with dementia, and to their caregivers and
Senior Center Sites
                                               families through member organizations
     See: SENIOR CENTERS                       dedicated to improving quality of life.
                 OF THE COASTAL
                 BEND                          Alzheimer’s Support Groups
                                               ..................................361-883-3935
                                               .................................See paid ad on page 10
                                               Resources, information and educational
                                               trainings for patients, families and
                                               caregivers coping with Alzheimer’s
                                               disease.
Funded in part by the Texas Health and Human Services
361-883-3935
855-937-2372
www.coastalbendadrc.org
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Face to Face Alzheimer’s                                  ..................................800-438-4380
Educational & Support Program                             ............................. www.nia.nih.gov
..................................361-238-7777            Includes publications, referrals to
........... www.texasfacetoface.com                       organizations            and       support, and
...............................See paid ad on this page   information about ongoing clinical trials.
Doctor’s Regional Conference Center                       Care Provider Training 101
3315 S. Alameda                                           and/or Schmieding Caregiver
Meets every 4th Wednesday of the                          Workshops: Basic Physical Skills
month at 6:00 p.m., except in November
and December. Walk For Memory held                        & Dementia Care
annually in November.                                     Local ........................361-883-3935
                                                          ..................................800-252-9240
Medic Alert + Safe Return                                 Trainings designed to increase knowledge
..................................361-883-3935            of basic caregiving skills needed to care
..................................800-272-3900            or an adult in the home.
.....................................www.alz.org
Member ID jewelry with imprinted                          Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT)
information and Medic-Alert and Safe                      Local ........................361-883-3935
Return’s 24 hour emergency toll free                      ..................................800-252-9240
number.                                                   State.........................512-438-5138
                                                          The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) is
National Institute on Aging –                             a scientifically proven method designed
Alzheimer’s Disease Education                             to build sensitivity and awareness to
and Referral Center (ADEAR)                               individuals caring for those with dementia.
Architectural Barriers - Assistive Technology Services                                         Page 13
         ARCHITECTURAL                                    ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY/
            BARRIERS                                             SERVICES

Coastal Bend Center for                                   Abledata..................800-227-0216
Independent Living                                        A federally funded clearinghouse that
..................................361-883-8461            provides information about assistive
..................................877-988-1999            technology.
..................................www.cbcil.org
.................................See paid ad on page 58   ADA National Network/
1537 Seventh St.                                          Information Guidance &
Provides information, referral, and                       Training...................800-949-4232
                                                          ................................www.adata.org
assistance with addressing architectural                  Information, resources and training on the
barriers.                                                 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Texas Dept. of Licensing and                              Cool Tools...............254-933-7487
Regulation, Architectural                                 ..................................800-326-4921
Barriers Section.....512-539-5669                         ...www.hoctilc.org/cool-tools-store
..................................800-803-9202            An online store that provides assistive
TTY..........................800-735-2989                 aide equipments to help persons with
........................ www.tdlr.texas.gov               disabilities and seniors in their daily living
Ensure public safety and customer                         activities.
protection. Also provides a fair and efficient
licensing and regulatgory environment.                    Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc .
U.S. Access Board                                             See:      BLIND/LOW VISION
..................................800-872-2253
TTY..........................800-993-2822                 Texas Center for Disability
Fax............................202-272-0081               Studies – Texas Technology
..................www.access-board.gov                    Access Program
A leading source of information and                       ..................................800-828-7839
technical assistance on accessible design,                TTY..........................512-232-0762
and the enforcement of the Architectural                  ...www.techaccess.edb.utexas.edu
Barriers Act (ABA).                                                Local Affiliate:
U.S. Department of Justice –                                        Assistive Technology (AT)
Americans with Disabilities Act                                     Demonstration Center
..................................800-514-0301                      – Coastal Bend Center for
TTY..........................800-514-0383                           Independent Living
.................................www.ADA.gov                       .......................361-883-8461
Information, technical assistance, and                             .......................877-988-1999
enforcement on the Americans with                                  .......................www.cbcil.org
Disability Act (ADA).                                              ...................See paid ad on page 58
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        BLIND/LOW VISION                           Helen Keller Services for the Blind
                                                   ......................www.helenkeller.org
                                                   Helps people of all ages who are blind or
American Foundation for the                        visually impaired to develop independence
Blind.........................800-232-5463 and to participate actively and fully in
....................................www.afb.org their communities.
Helps people with vision loss in every Metro Ministries/Lions Club
aspect of life; education, career, family, ..................................361-887-0151
technology, and the law.                           Call for specific date, time for free eye
Catholic Charities Ministry &                      exam and refurbished glasses.
Life Enrichment for the Disabled National Eye Institute
Program...................361-884-0651 Communications Office
.......www.catholiccharities-cc.org ..................................301-496-5248
Living Independently & Productively ............................. www.nei.nih.gov
Program (LIP). Provides activities that will National Federation of the Blind
enhance the skills of blind and visually of Texas (NFBTX)
impaired persons and help them develop Texas........................281-968-7733
strategies that can assist them to live with ................................www.nfbtx.org
independence and dignity.                          Free information, promotes literacy
                                                   through Braille program and provide
Foundation Fighting Blindness                      mentors for blind youth.
National...................800-683-5555 Onesight Support Center
.........................www.blindness.org McIntyre, Avila & Jurica
Driving the research that will provide ..................................888-935-4589
preventions, treatments and cures for .......................... www.onesight.org
people affected by retinal degenerative Program for indigent clients based on
diseases.                                          referrals through local school districts,
Glaucoma Research Foundation                       available to youth and adults.
..................................800-826-6693 Prevent Blindness America
........................ www.glaucoma.org ..................................800-331-2020
National           non-profit         organization ...........www.preventblindness.org
dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma. Nation’s leading volunteer eye health and
                                                   safety organization dedicated to fighting
Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.                          blindness saving sight.
..................................210-366-4081 Seniors EyeCare Program
..................................800-831-9231 ............. www.eyecareamerica.org
.......... www.guidedogsoftexas.org Online referral center dedicated to
Provides quality guide dogs for Texans preserve sight by raising awareness about
who are visually impaired to increase eye disease and providing access to
their freedom, mobility and independence. medical eye care.
Personalized service and lifelong South Texas Lighthouse for the
dedication to clients and guide dogs.              Blind..........................361-883-6553
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..................................888-255-8011                BURIAL ASSISTANCE
...................................www.stlb.net
Employment opportunities for persons
who are blind or visually impaired.                     Indigent burials may be provided to eligible
                                                        Texas County residents. Assistance is
Texas Eye Care..........361-334.2635 provided to families who lack the income
...................... www.TexasEye.Care or resources to afford any type of funeral
...............................See paid ad on this page expenses and who meet applicable
Texas State Library Talking                             eligibility requirements. Contact your
Book Program                                            local County Judge’s Office for application
..................................800-252-9605 guidelines or additional information.
.......................... www.tsl.texas.gov
Free program that loans books and
magazines available on specialized digital
cartridges and cassettes, large print,                     CAREGIVER RESOURCES
Braille and Spanish.
                                                        AARP.......................888-687-2277
Vision USA                                              ..............www.aarp.org/caregiving
.................www.aoa.org/visionusa
Services for people with no insurance. Administration for Community
Eligibility is based on income and must have Living........................202-401-4634
had an eye exam within the last 24 months. .................................... www.acl.gov
                                                        Information and resources on a variety of
                                                        caregiving and aging related topics.
                                                   American Red Cross – Coastal
                                                   Bend Texas Chapter
                                                       See:        HEALTH SERVICES
                                                   Caregiver Action Network
                                                   ..................................202-454-3970
                                                   ..............www.caregiveraction.org
                                                   Information, education, resources and
                                                   data for caregivers.
                                                   Caregiver SOS by WellMed
                                                   Charitable Foundation
                                                   ..................................361-826-2343
                                                   ..................................866-390-6491
                                                   ................... www.caregiversos.org
                                                   .................................See paid ad on page 17
                                                   3132 Swantner
                                                   Caregiver resource center offering
                                                   programs designed to support family
                                                   caregivers who are caring for a loved one
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with Alzheimer’s and Dementia related          National Family Caregiver
diseases, or other chronic illnesses. Center   Support Program (NFCSP)
is housed at the Lindale Senior Center.        .................................361-883-3935
                                               .................................800-252-9240
Department of Veterans Affairs .................................855-937-2372
Caregiver Support Program                      .............www.aaacoastalbend.org
..................................855-260-3274 ...........www.coastalbendadrc.org
....................www.caregiver.va.gov ....................See paid ads on pages 10 & 11
Supports caregivers of Veterans.               Serves 11 Coastal Bend Counties by
Family Caregiver Alliance                      providing support to family caregivers for
..................................800-445-8106 persons aged 60+, also for grandparents
                                               aged 55+ and other relatives caring for
Family Caregiver Support                       grandchildren or other relative under
Services                                       18. Assistance includes in-home respite
......................... www.caregiver.org care, short-term institutional care, Adult
Offers a variety of fact sheets and Day Care, information and access to
caregiving information, caregiver issues, community resources, peer counseling,
health conditions, and teleconference educational and training courses,
seminars in English and Spanish.               dementia and personal skills training,
                                               support groups, resource library, and
Morningside Ministries                         upon availability, loan medical equipment
..................................888-414-3822 and donated supplies.
......................... www.mmlearn.org
Free online caregiver training videos for Well Spouse Foundation
those who care for older adults.               .................................800-838-0879
                                               ...................www.WellSpouse.org
National Alliance for Caregiving Support information to help spouses who
..................................301-718-8444 are serving as caregivers.
.......................www.Caregiving.org
Legislative activities,publications,research,
advocacy and guides for caregivers.
                                                    The Aging and Disability
National Eldercare Locator                         ResourceDirectory (ADRD)
..................................800-677-1116        Committee extends a
........................ www.eldercare.gov
Find services available for older persons            BIG THANK YOU to:
across the country.                                     Community Partners
National Family Caregiver                            Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Support Services
..................................361-883-3935             Jennifer Recio
.............. www.aaacoastalbend.org                      Ninfa Ambriz
Provides education, training, support
groups, peer counseling and respite to                Your diligence is priceless.
caregivers.
Center for Independent Living - Child/Infant/Youth Services                                  Page 17
        CENTER FOR                                          CHILD/INFANT/YOUTH
    INDEPENDENT LIVING                                            SERVICES

Coastal Bend Center for                                   Autism Society
Independent Living                                        ..................................800-328-8476
1537 Seventh St.....361-883-8461                          ...............www.autism-society.org
..................................877-988-1999            A comprehensive database for autism-
3833 S. Staples St., Ste. N201                            related services throughout the United
..................................361-334-2899            States.
.................................www.cbcil.org            Autism Speaks
.................................See paid ad on page 58   ..................................888-288-4762
Assists people with cross disabilities of all             Spanish....................888-772-9050
ages to meet their goals to live independently.           .................www.autismspeaks.org
Services include Information & Referral,                  National organization has a 100 day
Independent Living Skills Training, Peer                  guide for parents, and offers numerous
Counseling, Advocacy & Youth Transition                   references/support.                The   Autism
Services, Independent Living Purchase                     Response Team (ART) is specially trained
Services. Relocation Services & CLASS Case                to connect people with autism, their
Management and Disaster Prepared/Resilience               families, and caregivers to information,
Planning for individuals with functional needs.           tools, and resources.
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Autism Spectrum Resource                         Center for Parent Information
Center of Corpus Christi                         and Resources (CPIR) Library
..................................361-851-5111   .......www.parentcenterhub.org/
...............................www.asr-cc.org    resourcelibrary
3440 S. Alameda St.                              Webinars, articles, stand-alone pages
Provides affordable support services and         and publications to include: advocacy,
makes a positive impact on the lives of the      disabilities, family-centered services and
individual with autism and their families        federal resources.
Baptist Child and Family
Services (BCFS) - Community                      Children with Special Health
Services Division                                Care Needs
..................................361-334-2876   ..................................800-252-8023
Fax............................210-208-5257      ..............www.dshs.state.us/cshcn
................ www.DiscoverBCFS.net            State program helps children with special
4455 S.P.I.D., Ste. 116-A                        health care needs and people of any age
Services include residential services,           with cystic fibrosis.
emergency shelters for abused or
neglected children, assisted living services,    Children’s Area Camps
vocational training for developmentally
disabled adults, mental health services                   See: RECREATION
for children and families, foster care
and adoption services, pre-natal and             Coastal Plains Community
post-partum health services, and                 Center
international humanitarian aid for               ..................................361-777-3991
children living in impoverished conditions       Crisis Hotline..........800-841-6467
in developing countries.                         Fax............................361-777-2940
                                                 ............. www.coastalplainsctr.org
Catholic Charities Parents as                    200 Marriott Dr.; Portland
Teachers Program                                 Youth Services for families with children
..................................361-884-0651   ages 2 – 18 with behavioral problems.
.......www.catholiccharities-cc.org              Serves Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim
Certified parent educators work with             Wells, Live Oak, Kenedy, Kleberg and San
children ages birth to five, pregnant            Patricio Counties.
mothers, families in their home to provide
parents with resources, assessment and           Driscoll Children’s Hospital
support. Nueces County only.                     ..................................361-694-5000
Center for Autism and Related                    ..................................800-324-5683
Disorders (CARD)                                 TTY..........................800-735-2989
..................................361-881-4788   ............ www.driscollchildrens.org
...........www.centerforautism.com               Full-service hospital serving all of South
2230 Saratoga Blvd.                              Texas specializing in children’s health
CARD offers center-based services,               providing medical care, evaluations,
remote clinical services, group ABA              medications, medical specialty clinics and
therapy, diagnostic and assessment               case management services for children
services, and social skills groups.              with disabilities.
Child/Infant/Youth Services                                                        Page 19
Driscoll Children’s                                  Crisis Hotline.....800-841-6467
Rehabilitation Services                              Fax.......................361-777-2940
..................................361-694-5678       ........ www.coastalplainsctr.org
TTY..........................800-735-2989            200 Marriott Dr.; Portland
..................................800-525-8687       Serves Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval,
Comprehensive rehabilitation program                 Jim Wells, Live Oak, Kenedy, Kleberg
for children ages birth to 18; offers                and San Patricio Counties.
hearing and development assessments,                 ECI Project Niños
speech-language therapy, occupational                Referral Number-
and physical therapy.                                .......................... (361)-661-1192
Early Childhood Intervention                         .............................866-688-1125
Services (ECI)                                       ......................... www.cacost.org
Program for families with children from              65 N. Wright St., Alice, TX 78332
birth to three, with disabilities and                Developmental               screening  and
developmental delays. Supports families              assessment, medical services, nutritional
                                                     services, OT/PT/ST services, vision and
to better help their children reach their            audiology services and family education.
potential through developmental services.            Serves Aransas, Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg,
Local ECI agencies are:                              Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, San Patricio,
   CACOST ECI Services                               Webb and Zapata Counties.
   .............................361-980-9652     Education Service Center,
   Fax.......................361-991-3419        Region 2...................361-561-8400
   Crisis Hotline.....888-767-4493               Fax............................361-883-3442
   4444 Corona Dr., Ste. 139                     ....................................www.es2.net
   Designed to develop cognitive, social/        Referral and tracking of previously
   emotional, motor, self-help, and              underserved students ages birth to
   communication skills.                         21, resource identification, interagency
   Camino Real Community                         coordination of services and Special
   Services                                      Education Division. Serves 10 Coastal
   Main ....................210-357-0300         Bend Counties.
   Crisis Line ..........800-543-5750 Education Service Center,
   Toll Free ........... 800-491-5201 Region 2
   ............. www.caminorealcs.org       Autism..........361-561-8508
   Provides intake, screening, evaluation,  .......http://autism.esc2.net
   occupational,         physical, speech   Program provides up-to-date
   and nutritional therapy, service         information,training,and resources
   coordination, transition services for    to parents, professional, and
   day care, head start and school. Serves  school personnel. In addition, this
   Atascosa, Bee, Dimmit, Frio, Gonzales,   program coordinates the annual
   Guadalupe, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, Autism Conference on behalf of
   McMullen,Wilson and Zavala Counties.     the Texas Education Agency in
   Coastal Plains Community                 order to increase awareness and
   Center.................361-777-3991      understanding of students with
   Admin.................888-819-5312       autism spectrum disorders.
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   Health Outcomes Through                           March of Dimes Foundation
   Prevention and Early                              ..................................361-855-4215
   Support (HOPES II)                                ..................................800-580-4215
   ........................361-561-8606              .............. www.marchofdimes.com
   .......http://hopes2.esc2.net                     Prevention of birth defects, premature
   Community              based   program            birth and infant mortality.
   supports families with young
   children 0-5 years of age to                 Military Autism Network
   promote            healthy    parenting      ............ http://militaryautism.net
   connection. Kleberg, Nueces and              Facebook page providing news,
   San Patricio counties.
                                                information, community and support
     Preschool Program for                      to military families dealing with Autism
     Children with Disabilities                 Spectrum Disorder. Maintained solely by
     ........................361-561-8514 military families.
     ...........http://ppcd.esc2.net
     The program is designed to provide National Autism Association
     technical assistance and training ..................................877-622-2884
     to regional educators, parents, and ........................wwwnationalautis-
     early childhood caregivers in order massociation.org
     to serve identified students with Advocacy,                            education,        thoughtful
     disabilities, ages 3-5. Interagency awareness, research, direct tools and
     coordination occurs with ECI hope through empowerment.
     programs, Headstart programs,
     and childcare providers to help Nueces Center for Mental
     facilitate transition from home
     and/or center-based programs to Health and Intellectual
     school.                                    Disabilities
                                                ..................................888-767-4493
Education Service Center,                       ............................ www.ncmhid.org
Region 3                                        .................................See paid ad on page 66
..................................361-573-0731 Programs for children from birth to 17
....................................www.es3.net years with diagnosis of mental illness.
For families with children with Serves Nueces County only.
developmental delays serving counties:
Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Jackson, Nueces County Home Visiting
Karnes, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Program/United Way of the
Victoria and Wharton.                           Coastal Bend
Head Start – Early Head Start                   ..................................361-882-2529
Disability Services                             ................... www.nccaatx.org/hvp
                                                Evidence-based home visiting program
        See: COMMUNITY                          that address a wide range of needs for
                  ACTION AGENCIES               mother, child and family from pregnancy
                                                through start of kindergarten.
Child/Infant/Youth Services - Community Action Agencies                              Page 21
Nurse-Family Partnership                       organization. The Rise School is the city’s
(NFP) Program.......361-882-2529 first and only school dedicated to early
.............................. www.uwcb.org/ education of children with and without
apply-nfp-program                              disabilities in an inclusive classroom
Program offers RN educational home setting. Serves children 15 months to 6
visits for prenatal care and early childhood years. Tuition assistance is available upon
education. Must be a first-time mother, request.
be at or under 28 weeks gestation, reside
in Nueces County or live within 25 miles. The Youth Empowerment
Income requirements.                           Services (YES)
                                               ..................................844-253-4947
Partners Resource Network                      YES waiver provides intensive community-
..................................800-866-4726 based services to assist children and
..........................www.prntexas.org adolescents with severe emotional
The Partners Resource Network is one disturbances to live in the community
of three federally funded Parent Training with their families. Call to be placed on
and Information Centers (PTI), serving the inquiry list.
Texas parents of children and youth with
disabilities aged 0-26.                        Youth Mental Health Services
                                               ..................................361-851-6726
Texas Health and Human                         3733 S. Port Ave.
Services Medically Dependent                   Provides services to eligible children ages
Children Program                               3-17 years.
..................................877-438-5658
........................ www.hhs.texas.gov
Services to support families caring for
children and young adults who are
medically dependent and to encourage                COMMUNITY ACTION
de-institutionalization of children in                           AGENCIES
nursing homes. A program through the
Texas Health and Human Services.               The following agencies provide
                                               community services for low income
Texas Parent to Parent                         individuals including information and
..................................866-896-6001 referral, outreach case management,
............................... www.txp2p.org energy             or         utility   assistance
Provides information and support to (Comprehensive Energy Assistance
parents of children with disabilities or Program – CEAP), weatherization
chronic illness. Persons can be trained as (Weatherization Assistance Program
a supporting parent volunteer.                 – WAP), transportation, educationa,
                                               medical, nutritional, dental services for
The Rise School                                children Early Head Start and Head
..................................361-814-9399 Start, congregate and home delivered
............www.risecorpuschristi.org meals for elderly and disabled, affordable
2030 Rise Rd.                                  home ownership, and prevention of
The Rise School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit homelessness.
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Community Action                                              Sinton.................361-364-0220
Committee of Victoria                                         Serves Kenedy, Kleberg, and San
CEAP........................361-575-0478                      Patricio Counties.
..................................361-578-2989
..................................800-695-0314                WAP Offices:
CEAP program serves Aransas County                           Toll Free.............844-212-1937
only. WAP program serves Aransas, Bee,                       .............................361-661-1300
Live Oak, and Refugio.                                       Serves Brooks, Duval, JimWells, Kenedy,
                                                             Kleberg, and San Patricio Counties.
Community Action Corporation
of South Texas (Alice)                                    Kleberg County Human Services
..................................361-664-0145            ..................................361-595-8572
.............................. www.cacost.org             CEAP serves Kenedy and Kleberg Counties.
...............................See paid ad on this page   Nueces County Community
                                                          Action Agency........361-883-7201
     CEAP Offices:                                        CEAP........................361-882-4193
                                                          Headstart................361-880-4141
     Toll Free.............844-212-1937                   Rural Service Center
     Alice....................361-664-4369                ..................................361-387-1527
     Serves Brooks, Duval and Jim Wells                   WAP.........................361-654-7944
     Counties.                                            ............................www.nccaatx.org

                                 Nueces,
Counseling Services                                                                         Page 23
   COUNSELING SERVICES                                    Methodist Healthcare Ministries
                                                          of South Texas, Inc. – Church
                                                          based Counseling Services
Access Counselors for the Coast                           (CBCS).................... www.mhm.org
..................................361-729-0633            Provides mental health services benefits
........... www.accesscounseling.org                      to all people. First session is free; follow-
Affordable counseling services and                        up sessions on a sliding scale fee. No one
educational programs for all persons.                     is denied services if cannot pay. Program
Battering Intervention &                                  sites located at United Methodist
Prevention Program (BIPP)                                 Churches (UMC) throughout the Coastal
..................................361-248-3344            Bend Region:
..................................361-248-3345
Email:.... BIPP@purpledoortx.org Corpus Christi locations:
..................www.purpledoortx.org
Available to individuals wishing to end their   Asbury UMC......361-548-3801
pattern of violent behavior. Sliding scale fee.
                                                First United Methodist
Catholic Charities of Corpus                    Church.................361-548-3801
Christi, Inc...............361-884-0651
.....www.catholiccharities-cc.com               Grace UMC.........361-442-3670
615 Oliver Ct.
Counseling services for families and            St. Luke’s UMC
individuals on a sliding scale fee.             ..............................361-548-3801
Family Counseling Services                                   St. Peter’s by the Sea
..................................361-852-9665               ..............................361-548-3801
.................................www.fcscb.org
Professional counseling, educational                      Other locations:
services for children, couples, individuals                 ..............................361-442-3670
and families. Psychotherapy and crime                       Serves Alice, Falfurrias, Kingsville and
victim services also available. Senior                      Premont.
Sharing Group Sessions are facilitated at                   ..............................361-652-3573
local Senior Centers.                                       Serves Aransas Pass, Portland,
Nueces Center for Mental                                    Rockport, Sinton and Taft.
Health and Intellectual                                     ..............................361-652-3573
Disabilities...............361-886-6970                     Serves Ingleside.
............................ www.ncmhid.org
.................................See paid ad on page 66   The Purple Door
1546 S. Brownlee                                          ..................................361-881-8888
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Coun-                      ..................www.purpledoortx.org
seling services for short-term counseling                 Provides victims and their families,
needs are available to eligible individuals               emergency housing for safety, free
based on diagnosis and assessment.                        counseling, legal advocacy, referrals and
Turning Point Project for victims of crime.               support groups.
Page 24                                           Crime Prevention - Deaf/Hard of Hearing
     CRIME PREVENTION                                DEAF/HARD OF HEARING

City of Corpus Christi Crime                         Alexander Graham Bell
Prevention for Senior Citizens                       Association for Deaf and Hard
..................................361-886-2765       of Hearing...............202-337-5220
...........................www.cctexas.com           ............................... www.agbell.org
Corpus Christi Police Dept. provides                 Helps families, health care providers and
older         persons          with    prevention    educational professionals understand
information through monthly programs                 childhood hearing loss, and the
at local Senior Community Centers on                 importance of early diagnosis and
various topics. Home security surveys                intervention. Financial aid available to
available.                                           those who qualify.
Family Counseling Services                           American Academy of
..................................361-852-7540       Audiology (AAA)
.................................www.fcscb.org       ..................................800-222-2336
Crime victim compensation assistance                 ........................ www.audiology.org
and advocacy for victims during the                  American Tinnitus Association
criminal justice process; crime victims              (ATA)........................800-634-8978
with disabilities.                                   ....................................www.ata.org
                                                     Exists to cure Tinnitus through the
Texas Attorney General                               development of resources that advance
Crime Victim Services                                Tinnitus research.
..................................800-983-9933
.. www.texasattorneygeneral.gov                      Better Hearing Institute
Assists victims of crime by providing                ..................................202-449-1100
information and administering victim                 ........................ www.audiology.org
services-related programs.                           Catholic Charities Ministry &
                                                     Life Enrichment for the
Texas Attorney General                               Disabled Program
Consumer Protection -                                ..................................361-884-0651
Identity Theft.........800-621-0508                  .......www.catholiccharities-cc.org
                                                     Living Independently & Productively
Texas Legal Services Center                          Program (LIP). Provides activities that
Crime Victims Services                               will enhance the skills of deaf and hard of
................................... www.tlsc.org     hearing persons, and help them develop
Provides legal services and self-help                strategies that can assist them to live
advice, publications, resources, and                 with independence and dignity.
referrals to crime victims.
                                                     CCISD – Regional Day School
Victims Initiative for                               Program for the Deaf
Counseling, Advocacy, and                            ..................................361-878-7328
Restoration of the Southwest                         Comprehensive educational services for
(VICARS).................888-343-4414                students from birth to 21 with hearing loss.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing                                                           Page 25
Deaf and Hard of Hearing                        Speak Up Texas......877-325-8789
Center......................361-993-1154        ............... www.speakuptexas.com
TTY..........................866-993-1154       Outreach program by the Public Utility
Video Phone............361-288-8774             Commission (PUC) to increase awareness
..................www.deafhhcenter.org          and use of Speech-to-Speech, a feature of
5151 McArdle Rd.                                Relay Texas.
Offers ASL interpreters, social services
videophone access,job training/placement,       Specialized Telecommunications
advocacy, outreach, adaptive equipment          Assistance Program (STAP)
and sign language classes. Serves all ages      Voice/TTY...............361-993-1154
with any degree of hearing loss, program        Videophone.............361-288-8774
for deaf adults with developmental              ..................................866-993-1154
disabilities. No income requirement.            ..................www.deafhhcenter.org
                                                5151 McArdle Rd.
Hear Now Program                                Special telephone equipment or services
...................... 800-328-8602 x2508 for basic access to the telephone network.
......www.sotheworldmayhear.org Texas residents only; no income eligibility
National non-profit program committed to requirements.
assisting individuals permanently residing in
the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing Texas Health and Human
and have no other resources to acquire Services - Office for the Deaf &
hearing aids. Applications available for low Hard of Hearing Services
income persons to receive hearing help. ..................................512-438-4880
Help is based on income and cash assets.        Videophone.............512-410-1387
                                                TTY..........................866-581-9328
Lions Club Affordable Hearing                   ........................ www.hhs.texas.gov
Aid Project                                     Works in partnership with people who
..................................630-571-5466 are deaf or hard of hearing to eliminate
Provides repaired, used hearing aids. societal and communication barriers to
Items are donated and repaired for use. improve equal access for people of all ages
National Association of the Deaf who are deaf or hard of hearing to enable
Videophone (2 Yrs)                              them to express their freedoms, participate
..................................301-587-1788 in society to their individual potential, and
TTY..........................301-587-1789 reduce their isolation regardless of location,
................................... www.nad.org socioeconomic status, or degree of disability.
Nation’s premier civil rights organization
of, by and for the deaf and hard of hearing Texas School for the Deaf
individuals in the U.S.A.                       ..................................512-462-5353
                                                .......................www.tsd.state.tx.us
RELAY Texas..........................7-1-1 1102 S. Congress Ave.; Austin
..................................800-735-2989 Educational programs from birth to age 21.
..................... www.relaytexas.com
Telephone interpreting services between DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY
individuals who have hearing and/or speech           See: CHILD/INFANT/
loss to those who do not. Available 24/7.                         YOUTH SERVICES
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