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ALL Kids

Do you have a child under 18 with a disability? Are medical bills starting to pile up? If so, the following program provides low-cost healthcare coverage for children and teens in Alabama:

For many families, the rise and fall of the economy can equal the rise of their children's medical bills. Through ALL Kids, families can receive low-cost healthcare coverage for their uninsured children. The ALL Kids program offers a comprehensive healthcare plan that provides coverage for regular check-ups, immunizations, doctor visits, mental health services, hospital services and services for children with special needs.

661063_children_playing.jpg The purpose of the ALL Kids program is to provide healthcare coverage for children whose family's income falls below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level but are above the eligibility income levels for Medicaid. In addition to meeting the income guidelines, children must also:

•Be Alabama residents
•Be under age 19
•Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant
•NOT be covered under any health insurance
•NOT be a resident in an institution
•NOT be eligible for dependent coverage under state or public school employees insurance
•NOT be covered by or eligible for Medicaid


To apply for ALL Kids, eligible applicants can complete and submit an online application or a paper application, which can be picked up from any county health department. For more information about ALL Kids or to request for an application, call 1-888-373-5437.


If your child is under 18 and has been diagnosed with a physical or mental condition, or a combination of conditions, they may qualify to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For more information about SSI or to receive assistance in applying for SSI benefits, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476). We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security benefits that you deserve.

Standing by our Soldiers

Are you a veteran and in need of assistance? The following organization offers a variety of services for veterans in the Memphis, TN area: 709570_long_road_home.jpg After several years of serving our country, many veterans are faced with the harsh reality of having to return home disabled and/or displaced. Dedicated to helping these veterans, Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc. (AOVS) offers a variety of services and programs to meet their vast needs. Originally created in 1987, AOVS is a non-profit organization that strives to help veterans regain their financial independency and assist them in rejoining their communities. Designed to address the physical, emotional, mental and social needs of disabled and/or displaced veterans, AOVS offers the following services and programs:

• Case Management • Food • Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing • Transportation • Life Skills Education • Money Management Training • Employment Rehabilitation • Vocational/Technical/Educational Counseling • Mental Health and Substance Abuse • Mainstream Benefits Application/Appeal Advocacy • Liaison, Referral and Advocacy for Community Service/Resources • Homeless Outreach Services • Drop-In Center Services • Peer Counseling

For more information about the services available through AOVS or to receive assistance, call (901) 729-2345.

Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc.
1183 Madison Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38112
Tel: (901) 729-2345

If you or a loved one has a disability and would like more information about Social Security Disability benefits or need assistance in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476). We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security benefits that you deserve. Click for more information about Social Security disability lawyers in Memphis, TN.

Creating a Brighter Community

The following organization offers a variety of programs and services to residents in Augusta, GA: With the philosophy of "Reach One + Teach One + Develop One = One growing in their purpose and becoming self sufficient"; Beulah Grove Community Resource Center offers a variety of services and programs that focus on the needs of the communities throughout Richmond County, Georgia. Out of the desire to be more proactive in the community, Beulah Grove Baptist Church created the Community Resource Center to help individuals meet their immediate needs and guide them along the path to achieving self-sufficiency. 1080072_girl_in_white_holding_her_hands_up.jpg In carrying out its philosophy, the Community Resource Center provides individuals with the opportunity to participate or receive assistance through the following programs and services, depending upon their eligibility:

•Direct Financial Assistance •Case Management •Food Pantry •Clothes Bank •Self Development & Outreach Activities •Referrals •Alcoholics Anonymous •Community Education Breakfast •HIV/AIDS Education and Support Group •Summer Explosion (Students, K-8th) •KidZone (Youth, 5-13 years) •Golden Agers (Seniors, 55 +) •Financial Literacy Class •Group & Individual Counseling

In addition to the Community Resource Center, Beulah Grove also operates the Lamar Medical Center. Through the Lamar Medical Center, individuals are able to receive quality, comprehensive primary healthcare services at an affordable cost. Although services and medications at the Center are not free, the Center's staff assists patients in finding resources and programs that will help reduce the cost of their healthcare and medications. Services through the Medical Center are available for children and adults and generally include: medical_doctor.jpg

•Physical Examinations •Health Screenings (diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, memory loss, depression, colon & geriatric) •Weight Management & Dietary Counseling •Evaluation & Management of Heart Disease •Prostate Exams •Well Woman Exams

For more information about the services and programs that are available through the Beulah Grove's Community Resource Center and the Lamar Medical Center, call (706) 722-4999. If you or a loved one has a disability and would like more information about Social Security Disability benefits or need assistance in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476). We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security benefits that you deserve.

IMPACT Your Life

Do you, or a loved one, have a mental disability? The following organization offers a variety of mental health services to those in the Birmingham, AL area: Often used as a broad description for a wide range of disorders, mental disabilities can affect an individual's life in many ways and can possibly cause harm to their emotional and physical health. IMPACT Family Counseling located in Birmingham, AL was established to provide professional counseling services to adults, children and adolescents. 456960_depression.jpgThe organization specializes in a variety of mental health counseling services such as stress, depression, co-dependency, anxiety and ADHD. IMPACT offers these services through several different programs, which include:

  • Outpatient Counseling
  • Family Strengthening Program
  • Successful Schools Program
  • Outpatient Counseling
  • Marriage Enrichment and Divorce Intervention Classes
  • Martial Coaching
  • Pre-Marital Couching
  • IMPACT Mentoring
  • Step Parenting Seminars

All of the services and programs offered through IMPACT and provided by licensed and board certified therapists. Although many of IMPACT's services and programs are provided for a fee, some programs are offered on a sliding scale, which is based on the client's income, while other programs are provided free charge. For more information or to schedule an appointment to receive help through IMPACT's programs, call (205) 916-0123. Individuals are also encouraged to complete IMPACT's intake form and return it by fax, mail, email or in person once an appointment has been scheduled.

IMPACT Family Counseling
1000 24th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Tel: (205) 916-0123

If you, or a loved one, have a disability due to a mental health illness, don't give up! The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers can help you properly file for the Social Security Disability benefits that you deserve. For more information about Social Security Disability benefits or to receive a free case review, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today at 1-800-THE-FIRM. We are available day or night to help you receive the benefits that you deserve.

1172791_mother_and_son_2.jpgIndependence for All

Are you in the Atlanta, GA area and in need of housing assistance? The following program may be able to assist you: As today's economy continues to fluctuate, many individuals are losing their jobs and are often faced with the harsh reality of losing their homes as well. Also affected by the economy and faced with the possibility of losing their homes are individuals living with fixed incomes, such as Social Security benefits, that are no longer able to make their housing payments due to high rate increases. Seeking to help individuals regain their independence and rejoin the community, Achor Center, Inc. reaches out to homeless women, women with disabilities, seniors and grandparents raising children. Through their transitional and permanent affordable housing programs, Achor Center has intervened in the lives of women for over 20 years. The purpose of both programs is to promote positive family lifestyles and provide individuals with the opportunity to develop and maintain the life skills needed to regain their economic independence. In addition to providing housing, Achor Center also offers women the opportunity to participate in a variety of services and programs which include:

  • Case Management
  • Health and Wellness Workshops
  • Stress Management Training
  • Financial Management/Budgeting Services
  • Parenting Enhancement
  • Job Search Training
  • Dress for Success
  • Children & Youth Services
  • Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren Program

For more information about the programs and services that are offered, contact Achor Center, Inc. by calling (404) 699-5657. Having a disability can affect an individual physically, mentally and financially. If you're disabled and need help, don't give up! We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security benefits that you deserve. If you are a loved one has a disability and would like more information about Social Security Disability benefits or need assistance in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476). Click for more information about Social Security disability lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia.


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