Helping Children with Disabilities
According to the Health Assessment Research Center's (HARC's) 2013 Community Health Monitor, 5,200 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, locally at (760) 676-5276; or email email@example.com.
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.
A frantic mother of two lost her vital records in a fire. Her son Jaime, 6, has a severe form of spina bifida, a type of birth defect. He needed prescriptions refilled, but without her Medi-Cal card and information, the pharmacy couldn’t fill them.
Angel View Outreach helped her navigate the system to reinstate her benefits. We also helped her access resources, enrolled Jaime in our mileage reimbursement program so he wouldn’t miss important appointments with his specialists, and used a mini-grant to cover the gap cost of medication he needed right away. Helping kids avoid medical emergencies is a key program goal.