ABOUT US

Approved in December 2011, HOPE4JD (dba HOPE4MINDS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID #32-0351208) based in Austin, Texas, that supports Texas families with children who have suffered an acquired brain injury. The organization began as a community effort organized after an 11 year old boy named JD nearly drowned in his family’s hot tub. The family struggled with the lack of information and guidance, as well as the mounting expenses for items such as house renovations, transportation, medical equipment for their home, and recovery based therapies not covered by insurance.  They received significant financial support from their community and a decision was made to form HOPE4MINDS to help families experiencing the same struggles.

OUR MISSION

We foster hope and enrich the lives of children with an acquired brain injury through support and education.

WHAT TYPES OF ACCIDENTS CAUSE BRAIN INJURY?

  • Non-fatal Drowning
  • Choking
  • Motor Vehicle/ Traffic Accidents
  • Violence/Abuse
  • Sports Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Lightning Strike
  • Falls

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR:

  • Recovery Therapy
  • ADA Home Modifications
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Auto Adaptive Services
  • Family Counseling
  • Medical Claim Advocacy
  • Special Education Advocacy

COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

  • Family Care Packages
  • Support Groups
  • Parent-4-Parent Support Program
  • Community CPR/First Aid Classes
  • Concussion Baseline Screenings
  • Referrals for Other Resources

WHY IT MATTERS:

According to The Center for Head Injury Services, approximately 1 in 500 school-age children each year receive a head injury severe enough to be hospitalized.  Although families are eligible for state and federal financial support, funding is limited, and families are forced to pay for medical care on their own.  The emotional, physical and financial strain of caring for a disabled child takes an enormous toll on families.

At the heart of our services is the conviction that the health and well-being of these children can improve over time if families have access to educational materials, therapeutic services and adaptive equipment for their children. We also believe that families can gain strength by connecting with one other. To provide these crucial services, we need your help. Every dollar makes a difference. With your generous gift, you make it possible to keep hope alive – one precious child at a time.