Helping Children with Disabilities
According to the Health Assessment Research Center's (HARC's) 2016 Community Health Monitor, 6,300 children in the Coachella Valley have autism, intellectual disabilities or developmental delays. To help their struggling families with urgent needs, we launched Angel View Outreach.
The program consists of free services and support offered to children 18 and under in the Coachella Valley and High Desert:
- Free resources and referrals and help accessing services
- Transportation reimbursement for 'medical miles' (miles traveled to access medical services)
- Special needs assistance mini-grants for medical equipment, supplies and services not covered by insurance
- Activity sponsorships
- Support groups for parents of children with disabilities
- Family stabilization through case management.
In addition to covering thousands of trips to pediatric specialists; we also help families who are eligible sign up for Medi-Cal, SNAP, Inland Regional Center, and other benefits. Through our mini-grants, we provide much needed equipment like specialized car seats, orthopedic shoes, communication devices, adaptive equipment and mobility devices. And we enable children with a wide range of disabilities to participate in programs like the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) VIP soccer league, UCP Skillsbuilders, swim programs, and more. Click here to learn more about some of the children we've helped.
If you have a child with a disability and need assistance, please call Angel View Outreach toll free, (855) 8AV-KIDS, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because many of our clients are eligible to access services from California Children's Services, MediCal and the Inland Regional Center, we have prepared videos to help educate you on the process. Instruction is available in English and Spanish. Click to view.
Please note: Participants assume responsibility for seeking services obtained through Angel View’s referral program. Angel View does not warrant or guarantee the quality of those services.
For a child with a disability, mobility equals freedom. So when Carrina’s wheelchair was stolen, her family was understandably distraught. Without her chair, the 11-year old was unable to move about on her own.
Her dad called Angel View because he had heard about our wheelchair lending program. Created to help kids in urgent situations, the program enables children like Carrina to use a mobility device of ours until their insurance approves a replacement. Though officially it’s a lending program, we often give chairs to children in need, only asking for a return if the child outgrows it or no longer needs it.