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Family Assistance

Family Assistance, Quick Assist, Swim Safety Courses, and Respite Assist Applications

As of April 1, 2022, all applicants will be directed to JotForm to complete an applications

Through our Family Assistance and Resource Support programs (FARS), we provide financial aid to qualified families with children diagnosed with an autism spectrum residing in Fort Bend County, Texas, and resources and referrals to anyone, anywhere, regardless of location.

Hope For Three prioritizes families with 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. We are currently developing a new application specifically for Respite funding and will direct families to this application once we have published it.

In need of resources or referrals? Visit the website Resources tab for valuable information.

A Board of Directors Family Assistance Committee determines the amount of assistance based on the availability of funds. Recipients are notified via email, or telephone, by a member of the Hope For Three Family Assistance department.

Family Assistance Funding Deadlines and Notifications

Hope For Three reserves the right to change, edit, or update information and policies without notice.

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 February 1 (Awards not issued in January )

 

If an application is approved, the individual will receive a financial award. This award may or may not be the requested monetary amount which s determined by the provider quote, FA staff, and an anonymous board member vote.

If interested in applying for financial assistance, please complete the MANDATORY four-part Parent Empowerment sessions. Here is the link to register now*: Parent Empowerment Sessions

*Should this obligation not be met within 90-days of receiving a financial award, Hope For Three may deny future funding.

Application Types

Family Assistance

The Family Assistance and Resource Support (FARS) program was established to:

⦁ Bridge the gap between high-quality care providers and affordable care for family members at the earliest stage of life possible
⦁ FARS aims to improve the life outcomes of individuals with autism and their family
⦁ Resources and referrals are provided to inquiring parties
⦁ Inquiring individuals may be redirected if services for requested funding are identified as free of charge through alternate community partners.

FARS funds applicants up to $5,000 for one year for services, including therapy, self-care, medical, etc. Family Assistance applications require the following items:

⦁ Completed Family Assistance Application
⦁ Copy of Previous Year’s Tax Return
⦁ Proof of Applicant Diagnosis
⦁ Proof of Fort Bend County Residency
⦁ Quote on letterhead (if applicable) from service or provider applicant is requesting funding for
⦁ Evaluation and goals of requested services from the service provider on letterhead

Family Assistance Re-Apply

For applicants who previously applied for funding ONLY. Hope For Three assists applicants with up to $5,000 for one year for services, including therapy, self-care, medical, etc. Family Assistance applications require the following items:

⦁ Completed Family Assistance Re-Application
⦁ Most recent Year’s Tax Return if re-applying over a year after initial application
⦁ Quote on letterhead from the service provider (if applicable) applicant is requesting funding for
⦁ Evaluation and goals of requested services reflected from the service provider on letterhead

Quick Assist

Apply for a one-time request of $500, or less, with Quick Assist (QA). QA provides immediate funding (within two-three business days) for urgent needs. Quick Assist applications require the following items:

⦁ Completed Quick Assist Application
⦁ Proof of Fort Bend County Residency
⦁ Copy of Previous Year’s Tax Return
⦁ Confirmation of Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis
⦁ Initial prescription for requested services
⦁ Most recent evaluation and goals for requested assistance from the service provider on letterhead

If you need assistance with personal finances, please visit www.modestneeds.org for daily living expenses in emergencies, or contact Fort Bend County Health & Human Services, https://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/government/departments/health-and-human-services/social-services

Safety Swim Course

Funding is based on the availability of funds and is not guaranteed. Applicants may apply for a one-time award for three months of safety swim courses. Qualified awards are reviewed and paid within seven to ten business days.

Funding application

⦁ Completed Safety Swim Application
⦁ Proof of Fort Bend County Residency
⦁ Proof of Diagnosis
⦁ Invoice for services reflecting cost and dates of service from the service provider on letterhead

Hope For Three will only pay a portion toward future session(s) for any applicant applying for continuing sessions. An applicant must re-apply for funding for each new session using the Swim Safety Courses Application, or through a Family Assistance application awarded monthly. Parents/caregivers are responsible for any balance due to the Swim School.

Respite Assistance

Please watch for announcements regarding our new Respite Assistance section.

Please Click Here to Access All Applications and Submit Invoices

Applicants may also scan the following QR code:

 

If you cannot access online applications or upload documents, please use the PDF documents below.

REMEMBER!

*Incomplete applications are not funded. Please ensure you complete all required information and provide supporting documentation for each application.
*Hope For Three will not pay for services or previous invoices before an award for financial assistance is issued.
*Applicant receiving assistance agrees to repay monies if Hope For Three services is paid or reimbursed by another funding source, such as an insurance company or another non-profit.

Please forward all documentation to contact@hopeforthree.org. You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of your application. If you have not received a reply/confirmation within two business days, please follow up by phone at 281-245-0640 or email.