Elder Abuse Prevention in TX: Older Adults are Often Unaware of their Legal Rights

June is Elder Abuse Prevention Month and all month, we are working with community partners and professional groups around the state to raise awareness about adult abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Our Justice for Older Adults aims at assisting older adults living in 25 high-poverty counties. This new advocacy initiative will serve older adults facing … Continue reading Elder Abuse Prevention in TX: Older Adults are Often Unaware of their Legal Rights

COVID-19 Resource: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer

Enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone … Continue reading COVID-19 Resource: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer

Discrimination Cases Rise Among the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Amidst the Pandemic

Since the first Coronavirus appearance in December 2019, the United States has experienced a multitude of obstacles, including the weight of isolation, unemployment, housing and food instability. In addition, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has continually been on the receiving end of prejudice and racial discrimination.  Why is this happening more than … Continue reading Discrimination Cases Rise Among the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Amidst the Pandemic

Family In Need of Health Care Benefits to Cover Deceased Child’s Medical Bills

Mrs. Martinez’s son Jason was 13 years old when he passed away from a severe illness. Jason was in the hospital from December 2020 to January 2021. With medical bills piling up, Mrs. Martinez applied for Medicaid and was never sent an approval or denial letter for the deceased child. While he was still living, the hospital continuously reached out to collect the mounting debt and insensitive phone calls … Continue reading Family In Need of Health Care Benefits to Cover Deceased Child’s Medical Bills

Protecting Immigrant Families: Public Charge Rule No Longer Applies to US Citizenship Applicants or Petitioners

The 2019 Public Charge Rule created confusion and fear that may have prevented immigrants and their families, including their children, from accessing critical government services available to them. It is critical that immigrants and their families, many of whom are essential workers, are able to access necessary government services for which they may be eligible … Continue reading Protecting Immigrant Families: Public Charge Rule No Longer Applies to US Citizenship Applicants or Petitioners