Islets of Hope assistance programs for persons with diabetes - Texas

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Texas - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Texas Gulf Coast Area - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Texas - State Insurance and Prescription Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Texas State Laws Pertaining to Diabetes

Federal Laws Pertaining to Persons with Diabetes

National Government and Private Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Where to get private fuel funds to help with your utility bills

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NeedyMeds helps find assistance resources

Free Health Clinics

Children and Community Health Center of McKinney
P.O. Box 721
McKinney, TX 75070
(972) 547-0606

Hope Medical Clinic
111 Meadowview Drive
Cleburne, TX  76033
Phone:  817-641-5858
FAX:  817-645-1424
Contact:  Diane Westcott, Director of Clinical Operations


BD Pen Needle Short 31 Gauge 3/16inch 100/box - $ 29.50

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One Touch Ultrasmart Meter Kit - $ 29.00

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Financial & Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Texas - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Hock's offers 30-50% discounted prices on diabetes supplies.  We cannot specifically recommend or endorse any company but we have been listing Hock's in our resource directory for over a year as one of the two cheapest online companies to purchase from.  We recently affiliated with Hock's because our own experience with them has been so positive.  If you do place an order through our site, they will contribute financially towards our cause and you will get reasonable prices for diabetes supplies.

Also, see Gulf Coast Area Assistance Programs

Texas National Kidney Foundation of North Texas, Inc.
3530 Forest Lane Suite 105
Dallas, TX 75234
(214) 351-2393 / (214) 351-3797 (Fax) / (877) 543-6397

National Kidney Foundation of The Texas Coastal Bend, Inc.
719 N. Upper Broadway
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(512) 884-5892 / (361) 884-2332 (Fax)
P.O. Box 9172  Corpus Christi, TX 78469

National Kidney Foundation of South & Central Texas, Inc.
8610 N. New Braunfels Suite 105
San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 829-1299 / (210) 829-1248 (Fax) / (800) 829-1299

National Kidney Foundation of Southeast Texas, Inc.
2400 Augusta Drive, #252
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 952-5499 / (713) 952-5497 (Fax) / (800) 961-5683

National Kidney Foundation of West Texas, Inc.
3801 19th Street, #402
Lubbock, TX 79410
(806) 799-7753
(806) 799-0277 (Fax)

Austin/Travis County -  Medical Assistance Program (MAP) -  This program provides access to health care through networks of established providers for those Travis County residents who meet eligibility criteria. MAP is funded by the Travis County Healthcare District and administered by the City of Austin Community Care Services Department.

Assistance League of Austin

Brazos Valley Food Bank

Christian Community Action - Food, housing, healthcare, medications and other forms of assistance.

Northwest Assistance Ministries - Offers an variety of assistance programs:

  • Assistance Program - The Social Services Program offers emergency assistance to families in temporary crisis who live within NAM’s 18 ZIP Code service area.  At certain times during the year special grants are available for rent or mortgage assistance without geographic restrictions. 
  • Food Pantry
  • Meals on Wheels - Program delivers hot, nutritious lunches to the area’s homebound seniors and disabled using volunteer drivers.  Groceries are delivered once a month to seniors through NAM’s Food for Seniors Project. These seniors can cook for themselves but do not have the funds to pay their monthly food bills. Contact Meals on Wheels at 281-885-4623 for a phone interview.
  • Children's Clinic - Open five days a week and serves children 18 and under. Primary care, well child check-ups and immunizations are available. The Children’s Clinic does not accept patients with insurance other than Medicaid or CHIP.  Fees for medical services are charged on a sliding scale based on family size and income.
  • Senior Wheels - Provides volunteer services to individuals age 55 and older who need transportation to medical appointments, grocery and drug stores, and shopping in Northwest Houston. Senior Wheels also provides information and referrals to other agencies and services. Clients pay a nominal fee which is adjusted or waived if the client cannot afford to pay. Call 281-885-4600 for information.
  • The Interfaith Hospitality Network is a collaboration between area congregations of faith and NAM to provide shelter and meals for temporarily homeless families.
  • NAM Counseling Center - If you or your family left your home due to hurricanes Katrina and Rita and you are having difficulty adjusting to the stresses of day-to-day, life, the NAM Counseling Center offers free counseling for adults, adolescents and children. As funding permits, the Center will expand its services to include a range of issues impacting families in need who were not impacted by the hurricane. Call 281-885-4537 for information. 
  • Shelter and Energy Assistance program (SEA) helps families in need with shelter and energy-related issues. SEA receives funding from several grant programs so staff members will ask you questions to determine if you qualify for one of the available programs. You will need to provide documentation related to income or disability. Call 281-885-4531 for information.
  • Free Clothing and Household Items -  If you qualify, you may be issued vouchers through NAM’s programs for free clothing, furniture, and/or household items at the resale shops. Vouchers are issued on a case by case basis. Second Chance Resale is located at 2580 FM 1960 West. The Corner Resale Shop is located inside NAM’s main building at 15555 Kuykendahl. The NAM Resale Shop is located in the Willowchase Shopping Center, near Fiesta, at State Highway 249 and FM 1960.

The Wilkinson Center - Food pantry.

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