There are over 6,300 children in the Coachella Valley that have autism, intellectual disabilities or developmental delays. This project will help the 500+ children including all the children in the family that Angel View helps living in the Coachella Valley / High Desert area that are living with disabilities and their families with such things as gas cards for medical appointments, mini-grants for medical equipment, activity sponsorship', and other supplies & services not covered by insurance.
in 2016 the Health Assessment Research Center's (HARC's) Community Health Monitor reported that over 6,300 children in the Coachella Valley have autism, intellectual disabilities, or developmental delays. Resources for children change constantly and can become expensive if you need services and supplies not covered by your insurance. It's also hard to find activities a child can participate in and when you do - they're expensive too. Language barriers also play a part in the type of care given.
Angel View Outreach was created to help local families who are struggling to raise children of physical and developmental disabilities. Our bilingual outreach specialists meet with the children and families to assess the situation, and make referrals for services that can provide ongoing assistance. We also make sure that the parents have the opportunity to build skills in coping with their children's condition, in making sure that any other children needs are met, and that the family is stable.
We've helped over five hundred families in 2017 sign up for benefits including Medi-Cal, Inland Regional Center, California Children's Services, SNAP, and more. In 2018 we've helped over 300 families so far with Cal-works and resources. We have the potential of helping hundreds of other families, living below the poverty level, to provide healthy and stable lives for themselves and their children. We have the opportunity to help these children, to live healthy lives, and be our future.