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 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.
Marlina, 39, with Down syndrome, knows what a difference a year makes. Just 18 months after moving into an Angel View home, she'd transformed in every way. Most significantly, through the help of our medical staff, dietitians, and caring house staff, she’s shed 90 pounds by eating more healthfully. She couldn’t wait to show off her new figure as a model in the 2016 annual Angel View fashion show.
Besides her weight loss, she’s more settled emotionally. Instead of tears, her smile lights up the room. Her ability to focus has dramatically improved, as has her ability to transition smoothly when staffers change shifts at her house. Marlina, our princess, loves frilly things, art and the visiting therapy dogs.