Community Resources

We are providing information about these organizations to the best of our knowledge. We do not “endorse” any particular organization.

Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society: 1-800-ACS-2345

Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions, link callers to hundreds of national and community resources, and provide information on financial assistance, insurance, support and programs.

National Cancer Institute

Cancer Information Service: 1-800-422-6237

In-depth information about cancer, clinical trials, medications and more. Many publications available to the public regarding cancer, treatment, prevention and early detection.

Equipment & Prostheses

American Cancer Society Medical Equipment Program: 1-800-ACS-2345
Lends beds, wheel chairs, walkers, bedside commodes, and shower chairs when needed.

American Cancer Society: 1-800-ACS-2345
The Pat McNeil Coastal Bend Breast Prosthesis Program

Provides breast prostheses and mastectomy bras to breast cancer patients who need them.

Jewish Community Council: 855-6239
Loans medical equipment and supplies to residents of Nueces County.

Financial Assistance

Always check with the State/County Department of Human Services to see if you qualify for their programs.

Adult Protective Services: 878-7792
Direct funds for household expenses: medical, transportation, and nutritional supplements.

American Breast Cancer Foundation: 1-877-539-2543

American Cancer Society: 800-ACS-2345
Provides referrals for cancer patients who need financial help.

American Kidney Fund: 1-800-638-8299

Cancer Care: 1-800-813-4673
Food, clothing, medical equipment.

Catholic Social Service: 884-0651
Provides emergency assistance with food, rent, gas and clothing.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service: 854-4357

Health & Human Services Commission: 855-2451
Aid to Families with Dependent Children; food stamps and Medicaid.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: 1-800-683-2458
Provides assistance with chemotherapy drugs and transportation for individuals with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease.

Lutheran Social Services: 1-800-938-5777 or 882-7922

Nueces Department of Human Services: 857-0398
Provides temporary assistance with rent, food, utilities and travelers aid.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) 1-888-4PPA-NOW | www.pparx.org
Helps patients in need who lack prescription coverage. Call or apply via website.

Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213

    The SSA provides 4 benefit programs:
  • Supplemental Security Income, SSI. For aged (65/older), blind or disabled. Eligibility based on income and assets.
  • Social Security Disability, SSDI. For disabled who have paid into Social Security a minimum number of quarters (depending on age).
  • Social Security for Retirement
  • Medicare – note that if you are under age 65, you will currently need to wait 2 years to qualify for Medicare if you are being paid SSDI, unless you have Lou Gehrig’s disease or permanent kidney failure
  • These programs must be applied for through SSA. They may take six months to twelve months before actual payment is received.

WINGS: 1-210-964-9464 | www.pparx.org
Assistance with breast health care services, outpatient medication, hospital charges, diagnostic testing, chemotherapy expenses, and psychosocial counseling. www.texaswings.org – note that WINGS does not provide screening mammograms.

Aransas County
Texas Health and Human Services Department Rockport: 729-5784

Jim Wells County
City/County Welfare: 668-5714
Texas Department of Human Services: 664-2161

Kleberg/Kenedy County
Kleberg County Department of Human Services: 595-8572
Kingsville: 592-8771
Texas Department of Human Resources: 592-9351

Live Oak/Bee County
Bee County ENTEX Energy Assistance Program: 358-5530
Live Oak County Health Office: 449-2733, ext. 8
Texas Department of Human Services - Beeville: 358-9790
Texas Department of Human Services - George West: 449-1823

San Patricio County
San Patricio Indigent Health Care - Sinton: 364-6217
Texas Department of Human Resources - Sinton: 364-1240

Food Assistance