Support

We are on a mission to save lives through early detection, education and patient support

Learning that your kidneys are not working as well as they should can be daunting. We’ll provide support through our support groups, coaching and assistance programs.

BENEFITS OF SUPPORT GROUPS

Our support groups work with those affected by a similar disease or condition and meet on a regular basis to exchange mutual support and discuss how to better cope with their diagnosis/disease. Studies have shown that support groups provide mental health benefits as well as knowing someone can relate to what you are experiencing. 

Here are some of the benefits of participating in one of our groups:

  • Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged
  • Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue
  • Talking openly and honestly about your feelings
  • Improving skills to cope with challenges
  • Staying motivated to manage chronic conditions or stick to treatment plans
  • Gaining a sense of empowerment, control or hope
  • Improving understanding of a disease and your own experience with it
  • Getting practical feedback about treatment options
  • Learning about health, economic or social resources

ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

TKF proudly offers internal and external assistance programs. Click below to see our full list of compiled resources:

MEDIGAP INSURANCE 
Offered to dialysis patients under 65.

FINDING HELP IN TEXAS
A program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

NATIONAL LIVING DONOR ASSISTANCE CENTER
Program to reduce the financial disincentives to living organ donation.

TRANSPLANTS FOR CHILDREN 
Assists young organ and tissue transplant recipients and their families.

NETWORK OF CARE
Search this comprehensive directory to find services related to aging, disabilities, caregiving, Alzheimer’s, and more.

HELP FOR LOW-INCOME TEXANS
Low-income households may qualify for assistance with home energy bills, weatherization and more.

STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Offers one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families regarding eligibility and coverage.

METHODIST HEALTHCARE MINISTRIES
Three primary care clinics that address the medical, dental, and social service needs of people who cannot afford health insurance and who do not qualify for federal or state programs that would provide such care.

EL BARI COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Serves patients who have no form of health insurance and meet income requirements based on the Federal Poverty Level.