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FY 2015 (September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015)

The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program contracts with community-based organizations throughout the state. Community-based organizations provide clinical and support services to children with special health care needs and their families.

Three categories of contracts are funded:  Case Management, Clinical Supports, and Family Supports/Community Resources.

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State-wide
Contractors Counties Services

Texas Parent to Parent

Mailing Address
3710 Cedar Street, Box 12
Austin, TX 78705
Phone:    (512) 458-8600
Fax:        (512) 451-3110

Project Manager/Coordinator             
Contact:   Laura Warren
E-Mail:    laura@txp2p.org

Website:  www.txp2p.org

All counties in Texas

Family Supports and Community Resources

  • Family Support activities
  • Peer support – parent-to-parent
  • Educational trainings & annual parent conference
  • Quarterly newsletter and website
  • Listservs for parents in many areas of the state
  • Transition support services
  • Support in accessing a Medical Home
  • Resource Directories – online and written
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Bilingual staff

 

Contractors Counties Services

Coalition of Health Services

Uniting Parents 

301 S. Polk St., Suite 740
Amarillo, TX  79101
Phone:  (806) 337-1700, ext. 212 
              (888) 892-2273, ext. 212
Fax:     (806) 337-1702

Contact:  Maria Garcia

616 E. First St.
Dumas, TX  79029
Phone:  (806) 935-8687 
              (800) 442-7893
Fax:      (806) 935-3525

Contact:  Esperanza Huerta

2606 Yonkers, Suite 4
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone:  (806) 293-5667 
              (877) 488-9068
Fax:      (806) 293-3213

Contact:  Emma Lopez

8212 Ithaca St., Suite E #C
Lubbock, TX  79423
Phone:  (806) 785-5818
Fax:      (806) 687-0249

Contact:  Timela Salazar

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Maria Garcia, M.Ed.
Email:    maria.garcia@cohs.net

Website:  http://unitingparents.cohs.net

Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, and Wheeler

Case Management

  • Parent Case Management
  • Bilingual and translation services
  • Resource library, Family and Provider Resource Handbook, and website
  • Educational training and workshops
  • Information and Referral Services
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Assistance with preparation and attendance at ARD meetings
  • Community collaboration and events including health fairs and Fall Festival
  • Provide assistance in accessing mental health services
  • Transition support services
  • Support in accessing a Medical Home
  • Bi-monthly stakeholder’s networking

Family Supports and Community Resources

  • In-home respite services in predominantly rural areas
  • Peer support and mentoring
  • Resource and equipment exchange
  • Educational workshops and trainings
  • Promote community collaboration
  • Resource library, Family and Provider Resource Handbook, and website
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Bilingual and translation services
  • Financial support for registration,  camp, sports, and other recreational activity fees to promote the inclusion of youth with disabilities in their community
  • Social networking events for families
Region 1

 

Region 2/3
Contractors Counties Services

Bryan's House 

Mailing Address
3610 Pepestone Road
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone:  (214) 559-3946
Fax:       (214) 559-2827

Contact:  Marilyn Quiñones, LMSW
Email:    mquinones@bryanshouse.org

Website:  www.bryanshouse.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bryanshouseoa

Archer, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant

Case Management

  • Comprehensive Case Management and Care Coordination
  • Bi-lingual services
  • Assess for insurance needs including Medicaid, Texas Health Steps and the CSHCN Services Program
  • Connection to available community resources
  • Family support services
  • Educational workshops and trainings
  • Transition services from child to young adult
  • Information and referral
  • Assistance with ARD meetings
  • Mental health screenings
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Social networking events for families
  • Life skills assessments for transition age youth

Family and Support Community Resources

  • Bilingual services
  • Respite Care for children and siblings
  • Medically managed child care
  • Educational workshops and trainings
  • After-school and summer programs
  • Inclusive social and recreational events
  • Family support services

West Texas Rehabilitation Center

4601 Hartford St.
Abilene, TX  79605
Phone:  (325) 223-6473
Fax:      (325) 793-3549

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Barby Nobles, LBSW
Email:    bnobles@wtrc.com

Website:  www.westtexasrehab.org

Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, and Throckmorton

Family Supports and Community Resources

  • Peer to peer support
  • Parents Helping Parents support group
  • Resource and equipment exchange
  • Educational workshops and trainings
  • Community outreach and collaboration
  • Resource library, Family and Provider Resource Handbook, website
  • Information & Referral
  • Bilingual and translation services
  • Assistance with ARD meetings and other school services
  • Assistance with cleft/lip/palate clinics
  • Feeding supplies for babies with cleft palates
  • Nebulizer lending program
  • Emergency medical funds
  • Life Skills Assessment for transition-age youth
  • Social networking events for families 

 

Region 4/5
Contractors Counties Services

Jasper Newton County Public Health District

139 West Lamar Street
Jasper, TX  75951
Phone:  (409) 384-6829, ext 231
Fax:      (409) 384-4770

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Kathleen Russell, LMSW
Email:    cshcn@jaspernewton.org

Website:  www.jaspernewton.org
Angelina, Jasper, Newton, Sabine, and Tyler

Case Management

  • Comprehensive Case Management
  • Assistance with medical transportation
  • Assistance with basic needs including food, formula, clothing, utilities, and rent
  • Crisis assistance
  • Bilingual services
  • Provide family networking opportunities
  • Information & Referral
  • Transition support services
  • Resource handouts and website
  • Crisis intervention support services
  • Assistance with establishment of a Medical Home
  • Public TV, radio, and newspaper announcements to raise awareness

Trinity Pediatric Clinic

706 Turtle Creek Dr.
Tyler, TX  75701
Phone:  (903) 595-3942, ext. 6255
Fax:      (903) 596-9879

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Stephanie Hacker
Phone: (903) 595-3942, ext. 6255
Email:    hackers@tmfhs.org

Website:  www.tmfhs.org/respite
Anderson, Camp, Angelina, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood

Family Supports and Community Resources

  • Center-based respite in Smith, Gregg, and Wood counties
  • Home-based respite in all listed counties
  • Respite provider and volunteer trainings
  • Monthly Moms Offering Moms Support group
  • Monthly dads support group
  • Quarterly sibling support groups
  • On-site nursing care
  • Medical home referrals
  • Family networking and community social events
  • Resource library 

 

Region 6/5S
Contractors Counties Services

Girls, Inc. of Greater Houston

1235 North Loop West, Suite 118
Houston, TX 77008
Phone:  (713) 802-2260
Fax:      (832) 802-2907

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact: Rita Kirkup
Phone:   (713) 802-2260
E-mail:   rita@girlsinc-houston.org

Website: www.girlsinc-houston.org

Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, and San Jacinto

Family Supports and Community Resources

  • Services provide girls to become empowered, learn new information, acquire and develop skills, and build self-confidence.
  • Transition services focusing on adult health care, higher education, work and independence.
  • Information & Referral for Community Resources

Harris County Hospital District

Ben Taub General Hospital
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX  77030
Phone:  (713) 873-3932
Fax:      (713) 873-2899

LBJ General Hospital
5656 Kelley St.
Houston, TX 77026
Phone:  (713) 566-5897
Fax:      (713) 566-5596

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Kate Sexton, LCSW 
Phone:   (713) 566-5422
Email:    kathleen.sexton@harrishealth.org

Website:  www.hchdonline.com
Harris

Case Management

  • Services provided for children receiving services through specialty clinics and inpatient units at Ben Taub General Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital
  • Case Management
  • Assessment of referral needs and education regarding resources
  • Referrals to funding programs and community resources
  • Transition services for transition to adulthood, youth to adult healthcare, and permanency planning
  • Link services to Medical Home
  • Emergency Preparedness education and training
  • Bilingual Services 

Texas Children’s Hospital

6621 Fannin St., CC1120
Houston, TX  77030-2399
Phone:  (832) 822-3067
Fax:      (832) 825-3902

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  
Paula Mrowczynski-Hernandez, RD
Phone: (832) 822-3067
Email:    
pkmrowcz@texaschildrenshospital.org

Website:  www.texaschildrenshospital.org
Galveston and Harris

Family Supports and Community Resources

  • Recreational, fitness, and nutritional education and activities focused on obesity prevention and intervention as well as preventing related secondary disabilities
  • Nutrition classes
  • Adapted Exercise Routines
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Mentoring
  • Resource Coordination
  • Family information resources
  • Internet access for parent research 

University of Houston

Families CAN Program
Student Services Center (SSC #1),
Room 301
Houston, TX  77204
Phone:  (713) 743-5491 
              or (713) 743-5435
Fax:      (713) 743-5383

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Shelley Townsend
Phone: (713) 743-5491
Email:    satownse@central.uh.edu

Website:  www.las.uh.edu/pep

Harris

Case Management

  • Case Management (provided by parents or family members of children with special health care needs)
  • Community Resource for Permanency Planning and transition planning
  • Peer-to-Peer support to families
  • Access to resource library
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Presentations to professional and parent groups regarding children with special health care needs
  • Parent support groups
  • Resource Guide for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Houston and surrounding area
  • Information and Referral for Community Resources
  • Link to Medical Home, Emergency Preparedness, and Transition Support – including transition to adulthood, youth to adult healthcare, and permanency planning. 

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 

The Kids Place (CHOSeN Clinic)
6410 Fannin St, Suite 500
Houston, TX  77030
Phone:  (713) 500-5264
Fax:      (713) 500-5752

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Antionnette Bowens, LMSW
Phone: (713) 500-5753
Email:  antionnette.bowens@uth.tmc.edu

Website: http://www.utphysicians.com/2771/chosen-clinic/

Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, and Montgomery

Case Management for children who are medically fragile or medically complex (including care coordination) and who receive health care services from the CHOSEN Clinic and surrounding clinics

  • Family resource packets
  • Networking opportunities for families
  • Bilingual services
  • Transition Services – to adulthood, youth to adult healthcare, and permanency planning
  • Medical Home provider
  • Emergency Preparedness education and training 

 

Region 7
Contractors Counties Services

Any Baby Can of Austin

1121 East 7th Street
Austin, TX  78702
Phone:  (512) 454-3743
Fax:      (512) 477-9205

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Holly Gursslin, M.Ed, NCC, LPC-S
Phone: (512) 454-3743
Email:    hollyg@anybabycan.org

Website:  www.abcaus.org

CARE:  Bastrop, Hays, Travis, and Williamson

Candlelighters
Austin, Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Travis, and Williamson

Case Management

  • Medical case management - CARE, CDL
  • Bilingual services
  • Information and Referral
  • Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECI)
  • Parent resource library
  • Center-based parent education
  • Wrap-around home-based mental health counseling
  • Family Literacy Program
  • Holiday giving program
  • Crisis assistance
  • Support for children with cancer and their families (Candlelighters)
  • In Home Parenting Education (Healthy Fair Start & TANDEM)
  • Children's Hearing Aid of Texas (CHAT) financial support for children with hearing needs.
  • Nurse Family Partnership Program (NFP)

Family Supports and Community Resources

  • Funding for in-home respite care for medically fragile children
  • Quarterly family events

Children’s Special Needs Network

204 North East Street, Suite F
Belton, TX 76513
Phone:  (254) 933-7597 or
              (254) 933-7123 
Fax:      (254) 933-7313

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Molly Clark
Email:   mclark@special-children.org

Website:  www.special-children.org

Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, and Williamson 

Family Supports and Community Resources

  • Individualized and inclusive community-based services to children with special health care needs and their families
  • Resource and assistive technology libraries
  • In-home and center-based respite;  specialized childcare
  • Parent Training Support groups and family activities
  • Durable medical equipment and supplies lending services
  • Counseling services
  • Information and referral
  • Community outreach and education / Annual Conference
  • Camp scholarships
  • Training and recruitment for caregivers
  • Transition support to families and educators
  • Funding assistance for medical expenses and equipment, therapeutic equipment and supplies, medications, and  minor home modifications 

Scott & White Memorial Hospital

Temple Clinic
2401 South 31st St.
Temple, TX  76508

College Station Clinic
1600 University Drive E
College Station, TX  77840

Phone:  (254) 935-5147
Fax:      (254) 724-1919

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Nidal Pascoe
Email:    npascoe@sw.org

Website:  www.cleft.org

Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burnet, Burleson, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, McLennan, Madison, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, and Williamson

Case Management

  • Multidisciplinary pediatric teams provide child-centered health care for specialty diagnoses
  • Medical case management for Cleft-Craniofacial team clinics in College Station, Temple and Round Rock
  • Medical case management for children with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, and the Neuromuscular TONE Clinic in Temple
  • Bilingual and translation services
  • Family support group
  • Information & Referral

 

Region 8
Contractors Counties Services

Any Baby Can of San Antonio, Inc.

San Antonio Office
217 Howard Street
San Antonio, TX  78212
Phone:  (210) 227-0170
Fax:      (210) 227-0812

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact: Jana Grohman
Phone:  (210) 227-0170, ext. 261
Email:    jrohman@anybabycansa.org

Website:  www.anybabycansa.org
Atascosa, Bexar, Bandera Comal, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Medina, Real, Uvalde, and Wilson

Case Management

  • Comprehensive Case Management
  • Bilingual services
  • Resource library
  • Parent and sibling support groups
  • Crisis assistance
  • Family counseling
  • Funeral assistance
  • Information & Referral
  • Family friends program
  • Holiday giving program
  • Reaching families facing autism
  • Center for Infant and Child Loss
  • Safe sleeping practices, reducing the risk of SIDS, fussy baby clinic, car seat safety, and shaken baby syndrome
  • Assist to find insurance support 

The ARC of San Antonio, Inc.

13430 West Avenue
San Antonio, TX  78216-2005
Phone:  (210) 490-4300, Ext.  112
Fax:      (210) 490-5196

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Yolanda Fuentes, LBSW
Phone:   (210) 490-4300, ext. 112
Email:    yfuentes@arc-sa.org

Website:  www.arc-sa.org

Bexar

Case Management

  • Bilingual services
  • Assistance with basic needs
  • After-school and summer child care programs
  • Information and Referral
  • Accompany parents to medical appointments, court proceedings, SSI hearings, and school meetings (including ARDs)
  • Transition services from ECI to school and high school to young adult
  • Parent/family education
  • Bi-annual newsletter, quarterly information sessions, and annual workshop
  • Permanency planning

Respite Care of San Antonio, Inc.

605 Belknap Place
P.O. Box 12633
San Antonio, TX 78212 
Phone:  (210) 737-1212 X 12
Fax:      (210) 737-1221

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Cara Magrane
Phone:  (210) 737-1212 X 12
Email:
cmagrane@respitecaresa.org

Bexar

Family Supports and Community Resources

  • Community-based day and night out respite services
  • Serve children birth – 17 years old
  • Multiple locations and varied hours
  • Day care center including school break camps
  • Foster placement agency for child with special health care needs
  • Residential emergency shelter for children with special health care needs
  • Provide referrals for medical homes
  • Assess for insurance needs including Medicaid, Texas Health Steps and the CSHCN Services Program
  • Provide referrals to community transition services 

South Texas Assessment and Referral Services
(formerly Child Study Clinic)

Victoria Office
117 Medical Drive Suite 4
Victoria, TX 77904 

Phone:  (361) 575-0681
Fax:      (361) 575-0100

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Amy Zeplin, RN
Phone: (361) 575-0681 
Email:    childstudyclinic@gmail.com

Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, and Victoria

Clinical Supports

  • Medical and developmental evaluations
  • Developmental assessments and screenings
  • Information and referral
  • Coordination of care
  • Bilingual Services
  • Parent teaching and support
  • Synagis administration
  • Community resource services
  • Satellite location for genetics clinic 

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7828
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Phone: (210) 562-5844
Fax:      (210) 562-5350

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact: Donna Beth Willey-Courand, MD
Phone: (210) 562-5844
Fax:      (210) 562-5350
Email:   courandd@uthscsa.edu

Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Blanco, Bexar County, Brewster, Brooks, Cameron, Comal, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Goliad, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kennedy, Kerr, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Reeves, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Willacy, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala

Case Management

  • Medical Home for infants, children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF)
  • Comprehensive services for diagnosis and management CF.
  • Evaluation and management of pulmonary, nutritional, endocrine and psychosocial issues
  • Transition support services
  • Information & referral for Community Resources

 

Region 9/10
Contractors Counties Services

Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center

1101 East Schuster Avenue
El Paso, TX  79902
Phone:  (915) 544-8484
Fax:      (915) 496-0751

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Gilda Lopez, Program Director
Phone:    (915) 544-8484, ext. 163
Email:    gilda.lopez@pdnchildrens.org

Website:    www.pdnchildrens.org

El Paso

Case Management

  • Comprehensive Case Management and Care Coordination
  • Medical and developmental assessments and screenings
  • Bilingual services
  • Transition services from ECI to school and high school to young adult
  • Assistance with ARD meetings
  • Information and Referral
  • Resource library and website
  • Resource and assistive technology libraries
  • Parent Leadership Academy
  • Inclusive Child Development Center
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Support group

Family Supports and Community Resources

  • Parent, youth, caregiver, and professional education workshops and conferences
  • Community-wide activities and health fairs
  • Leadership Academy for families
  • Bilingual services
  • Resource library and website; monthly newsletter 
  • Information and Referral
  • Technical assistance to numerous parent support groups
  • Partnership Advisory Committee  
  • Wellness Program.  All activities are fully inclusive.  Children with special health care needs and disabilities participate alongside their typical peers
  • Afterschool program
  • Summer camp
  • Inclusive folkloric dance
  • Miracle League baseball team
  • Accessible swimming activities
  • Annual International Autism Conference, co-sponsor
  • Children's Disabilities Annual Symposium, co-sponsor
  • Emergency Preparedness training for parents and professionals

Sharing Hands - A Respite Experience

3500 N. A Street
Midland, TX  79705
Phone:  (432)218-4622
Fax:      (432) 686-1967

Project Manager/Coordinator & Executive Director/CEO
Contact:  Tom Jones
Phone:   (432) 218-4622
Email:    tjones@sharewtx.org

Program Director

Contact: Malissa Roach
Email:    mroach@sharewtx.org

Website:  www.sharewtx.org
Andrews, Brewster, Crane, Culberson, Ector, Glasscock, Howard, Jeff Davis, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, and Winkler

Family Supports and Community Resources

  • Weekly respite services for children and families with special health care needs
  • Sibling support activities
  • Connection to available community resources 

West Texas Rehabilitation Center

West Texas Rehabilitation Center

3001 S. Jackson

San Angelo, TX 76904

325-223-6473

325-223-6408 (Fax)

 

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact:  Barby Nobles, LBSW
Email:    bnobles@wtrc.com

Website:  www.westtexasrehab.org
Concho, Coke, Crockett, Irion, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Reagan, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton and Tom Green.

Family Supports and Community Resources

  • Peer to peer support
  • Parents Helping Parents support group
  • Resource and equipment exchange
  • Educational workshops and trainings
  • Community outreach and collaboration
  • Resource library, Family and Provider Resource Handbook, website
  • Information & Referral
  • Bilingual and translation services
  • Assistance with ARD meetings and other school services
  • Assistance with cleft/lip/palate clinics
  • Feeding supplies for babies with cleft palates
  • Nebulizer lending program
  • Emergency medical funds
  • Life Skills Assessment for transition-age youth
  • Social networking events for families 

 

Region 11
Contractors Counties Services

Cameron County Department of Health
and Human Services

San Benito Annex Building
1390 W. Expressway 83
San Benito, TX  78586  

Harlingen Public Health Center
711 North “L” St.
Harlingen, TX  78550

Mary P. Lucio Health Clinic
1204 Jose Colunga Jr. St.
Brownsville, TX  78521

Phone: (956) 247-3616
Fax: (956) 361-8263

Project Manager/Coordinator
Contact: Patricia D. Sanchez, LBSW
Phone: (956) 247-3616
Email:    pdsanchez@co.cameron.tx.us  

Website:  
www.co.cameron.tx.us/health/special_needs.html
Cameron and Willacy

Case Management

  • Case Management
  • Bilingual and translation services
  • Information and Referral
  • Resource library – printed materials and videos
  • Assistance with preparation and attendance at ARD meetings
  • Assistance with accessing health insurance, health care DME, a medical home, and other services/resources
  • Close community collaboration and participation in events
  • Support in accessing transportation services
  • Referrals to physician specialists, dentists, and primary care providers
  • Community education
  • Clothing closet
  • Support to link up to Medicaid, CSHCN Services Program and CHIP
  • Assistance with basic needs including food, utilities, and rent
  • Emergency Preparedness planning 

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Last updated October 30, 2014