Infant and Children’s Special Needs
Any Baby Can – believes all children deserve the chance to be healthy and happy. They strengthen parents and their children through in-home therapies, resource navigation, and family support services. Their services are provided through home-visitation programs, community classes and support groups.
www.anybabycan.org, (512) 334-4452
Austin Diaper Bank – is dedicated to providing diapers to Austin families in need to strengthen the community as a whole. Central Texans young and old need a clean, reliable supply of diapers for a healthy and comfortable quality of life.
www.austindiapers.org, (512) 710-7232
Capitol School of Austin – their mission is to provide an enriched learning environment where children with speech, language, and learning differences can reach their full potential and develop skills necessary to succeed in future educational settings.
www.capitolschool.com, (512) 467-7006
Hand to Hold – helps families before, during, and after a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) stay and infant loss by providing powerful resources for the whole family, and most importantly, one-on-one mentoring from someone who has been there. Their resources include in-hospital programs, articles and blogs, podcasts, social networks and trained peer mentors. All were designed with the emotional, physical and social needs of the whole NICU family – including siblings and grandparents. NICU graduate and bereaved parents are trained as certified Peer Support Specialists through the state of Texas. These Ambassadors use their personal and professional experiences to ensure all Hand to Hold programs and services work for NICU families, at every step in the journey.
www.handtohold.org, (855) 424-6428
Loving Libbie Memorial Foundation – Loving Libbie's Comfort Through Food program not only provides a delicious source of nutrition, but also provides psychosocial support that positively affects the mind, body and spirit of patients and their families and helps them cope with cancer treatment.
https://lovinglibbie.org, (512) 566-3077
Ronald McDonald House of Charities – strives to be part of the solution in improving the lives of children and their families by providing programs that strengthen families during difficult times. The RMHC has supported many families by providing them with room nights at their "home-away-from-home", saving them millions of dollars in lodging and food expenses. Most importantly, the RMHC keep the families close to their hospitalized children and take care of their immediate and basic needs, which allows the families to focus solely on their child's healing.
www.rmhc-ctx.org, (512) 628-5931
Sammy's House – is a nonprofit organization that provides innovative services for children who are medically fragile and/or developmentally delayed. Their mission is to fill in the gaps for underserved children by creating programs that help children and families thrive through education, high quality early childhood programming, parent education, and community education on tolerance and recognizing the value and capabilities of all persons.
www.sammyshouse.org, (512) 453-5258
Variety, The Children’s Charity of Texas – Variety's financial assistance program addresses the immediate needs of children living with special needs in Texas. When insurance isn't able to support a child's needs and the financial burden is too great for a family to take on, Variety steps in to cover those costs.
www.varietytexas.org, (512) 328-5437
Wonders & Worries – provides free, professional support for children 2-18 throughout a parent's serious illness. Through individual and group therapy sessions, kids and teens learn about illness and build coping and communication skills.
www.wondersandworries.org, (512) 329-5757