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Messages from Mike - Archive for February 2008

Talk a Walk or Make a Call to Prevent Child Abuse

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:52:17 AM

On March 8th, community members will be block walking to support parents and spread information about resources to prevent child abuse.  You can help by volunteering to knock on doors and speak to parents that morning.

Where: Meet at PCI/Headstart, 1227 Brady Blvd San Antonio, TX 78207 

When: March 8th, 9.a.m. volunteer training, block walking begins at 10 a.m.

Contact Rachel Johnston in Senator Uresti's office for more information

Parents who are in crisis can call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD.  Parents can also call 2-1-1 to find out about programs to address critical needs in their family that may be a source of stress. 


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Clearing a Path for Hardworking Families To Succeed

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 10:44:15 PM

Are you or your neighbors unable to afford health insurance? Have you ever wondered what public programs might be available to you?  Even the most hardworking families need a helping hand now and then.


You can find out what programs are available to assist you by calling 2-1-1 or visiting the state's Help In Texas website  The website and phone services can provide information on the Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Long Term Care, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, as well as child care and public pre-kindergarten programs.

If you have already applied for state services through the Health and Human Services Commission, and have been unsuccessful at resolving a problem through 2-1-1 or the local benefits office, you can contact the HHSC's Office of the Ombudsman toll-free at 1-877-787-8999.

To inquire or file a complaint concerning Food Stamps, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families(TANF) call 1-800-252-9330

Additional Health and Human Services Commission Contact Information:

TDD Hotline:   1-888-425-6889   or   512-438-3087



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