Family Assistance and Resource Support (FARS): Application & Quick Assist
Through the FARS programs we provide financial aid to qualified families with children on the autism spectrum residing in Fort Bend County. 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, clinical diagnosticians, or assessors, and never to a parent or caregiver.
The Family Assistance Committee determines the amount of assistance based on availability of funds, and recipients are notified via e-mail, or telephone, by the Family Assistance Coordinator.
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|
Applications for assistance must demonstrate financial need and provide the following:
- Proof of household income
- Number of dependents with 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
- Verification of diagnosis (documentation required as proof of diagnosis)
- Description of request for assistance
- Copy of previous year tax return
Family Assistance applications can be mailed or hand delivered to:
Hope For Three
12808 W. Airport Blvd., Suite 375
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Or, emailed to Samantha@hopeforthree.org. Please follow up by phone, 281-245-0644, if a reply is not received within two-business days.
*Applicant receiving assistance agrees to repay monies received if any services paid for by Hope For Three Family Assistance program are reimbursed by another funding source, such as insurance company or another non-profit.
*Incomplete applications will not be returned.
The above guidelines are applicable to Family Assistance requests only and do not include Quick Assist applications.
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 2-3 business days) for urgent needs.