Family Assistance, Quick Assist, and Swim Safety Courses Applications
Through our Family Assistance and Resource Support programs (FARS), we provide financial aid to qualified families with children on the autism spectrum residing in Fort Bend County, Texas, and resources and referrals to anyone, anywhere, regardless of location.
Preference is given to families with multiples, or multiple children on the spectrum when funding is considered. Payments are paid directly to approved professionals, such as, but not limited to service providers, treatment facilities, diagnosticians, or vendors, and never to a parent or caregiver.
In need of resources, or referrals? Visit the website Resources tab for valuable information.
A Board comprised Family Assistance Committee determines the amount of assistance based on the availability of funds, and recipients are notified via e-mail, or telephone, by a member of the Hope For Three Family Assistance department.
Family Assistance Funding Deadlines and Notifications
|Application Due Date||Funding|
|February 1||March 1|
|March 1||April 1|
|April 1||May 1|
|May 1||June 1|
|June 1||July 1|
|July 1||August 1|
|August 1||September 1|
|September 1||October 1|
|October 1||November 1|
|November 1||December 1|
|December 1||January 1|
If interested in applying for financial assistance please make sure to complete the mandatory Parent Empowerment sessions. Here’s the link to register: Parent Empowerment Sessions
Applications for assistance must demonstrate financial need and provide the following:
- Proof of household income
- Number of dependents with an autism spectrum disorder
- Information regarding access to third-party funding sources
The following must be sent to Hope For Three to be considered eligible for financial aid:
- Completed, signed, and dated Family Assistance Application
- YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SAVE THE APPLICATION. YOU WILL LOSE DATA ENTERED IF NOT SAVED FIRST.
- IF YOU ARE RE-APPLYING. Complete, Sign and Date the Family Assistance Reapplication Form
- Verification of diagnosis (documentation required as proof of diagnosis)
- Description of request for assistance
- Copy of most recent tax return
*Incomplete applications will not be returned.
*Funding is NOT awarded for services prior to the issuance of a financial assistance award, and invoices provided in arrears.
*Applicant receiving assistance agrees to repay monies received if any services paid for by Hope For Three are reimbursed by another funding source, such as insurance company or another non-profit.
In need of Quick Assistance?
Apply for a one-time request of $500, or less, with our Quick Assist Application. Quick Assist provides immediate funding (within two – three business days) for urgent needs.
YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SAVE THE APPLICATION. YOU WILL LOSE DATA ENTERED IF NOT SAVED FIRST.
All swim safety course(s) applicants must apply for funding. Funding is not guaranteed and is based on availability of funds. To apply for a one-time award for three-months of safety swim courses, please click here now and use this form: Swim Safety Courses Application. Qualified awards are reviewed and paid within seven to ten business days.
Any applicant applying for continuing sessions,Hope For Three will only pay a portion toward the session(s) and you must apply again using the Swim Safety Courses Application. Parents/caregivers are responsible for any balance due the Swim School.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, please forward all documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. A confirmation email is provided upon receipt of your application.
Please follow up by phone, 281-245-0640, if a reply/confirmation is not received within two business days.