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    The structure of the services index and definitions of the terms contained herein were originally published in A Taxonomy of Human Services A Conceptual Framework with Standardized Terminology and Definitions for the Field by the Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc., PO Box 726, San Gabriel, CA 91778; Copyright 2004-2011. No part of this listing of human services terms and definitions may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electrical, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc.

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    Taxonomy Code: FP-0500

    Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible and that organizations within the established service delivery system meet the collective needs of the community; that attempt to marshal public support for a particular issue or cause; or that seek to influence legislation, local ordinances or administrative rulings in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific social, political or environmental goals.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    AAA - Benefits CounselingProvides assistance with Medicare applications, education, and enrollment. Offers entitlement benefits counseling for Food Stamps, Low Income Subsidies (Extra Help), long term care, Medicaid, Medicare claims and appeals, Medicare Savings Programs (QMB, SLMB, QI, QDWI), Medicare supplement insurance Part D comparisons and enrollment, and Social Security.West CentralWest Central Texas Area Agency on AgingWest Central Texas Council of Governments
    AAA - Nursing Home OmbudsmanProvides information and advocacy for nursing facility residents and families. Provides counseling for families prior to facility care. Works to provide the best possible quality of life for residents in Texas nursing homes and assisted living facilities. West CentralWest Central Texas Area Agency on AgingWest Central Texas Council of Governments
    Alzheimer's Association AdvocacyRaises the level of awareness regarding Alzheimer's Disease (AD) issues in the government (national and state) by visiting officials, organizing local activities and taking part in letter writing or telephone campaigns.West CentralAlzheimer's Association - Abilene OfficeAlzheimer's Association - Abilene Office
    Deaf and Hard of Hearing ServicesProvides assistance to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Offers information on assistive technology and various ways deaf and hard of hearing can use the telephone. Demonstrates listening and alerting devices. Assists in accessing services from state and local government agencies and service organizations. Provides a certificate that verifies hearing loss for a tuition waiver at state-supported post-secondary schools in Texas. Workshops and seminars with a focus on independent living are also available.West CentralDisability in ActionDisability in Action
    Family Support ServicesProvides services such as advocacy, go to school ARD with parents-all workers have children of their own with special needs, make appropriate community referrals, crisis intervention, assistance with transportation issues, help children find primary care physician and appropriate insurance, and resource library. Provides financial assistance to purchase necessary prescription drugs only for ages birth to 21, that are not on Medicaid. Performs home visits unless otherwise requested by parents.West CentralWest Texas Rehabilitation CenterWest Texas Rehabilitation Center
    Support Group ServicesOffers support groups, mental health education, and advocacy for people with mental illness and their families.West CentralNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) AbileneNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Abilene

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