Gill Children’s Services is a funding source of last resort that provides a safety net for Tarrant County children whose medical, dental, physical, social, psychological, and educational needs have not been met by other community resources.

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    Our office is closed to the public, but we are still working hard for your children. Call (817)332-5070 for assistance.
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    Nuestra oficina está cerrada al público, pero todavía estamos trabajando duro para sus hijos. Llame al (817)332-5070 para obtener asistencia.
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Gill Children’s Services helps children when all other resources have been exhausted. Before applying, please ask yourself:

    1. Is my child 0-18 years old?
    2. Does my child live in Tarrant County?
    3. Have I called United Way’s 211 Resource Line to see if other nonprofits can help me?

If you answered YES to all three questions, you may apply for assistance from Gill Children's Services. To get a copy of our application, you can:

    • Pick up an application at our office
    • Ask us to mail an application to your home
    • Print off the application with the links below

Please fax your completed application to (817)332-6445 or mail it to 555 Hemphill Street, Suite 200, Fort Worth, TX 76104.

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Please gather the following documents before applying:

Birth Certificates:

  • Income verification (check stub, letter from employer, etc.)
  • Referral letter from the agency explaining why they need a birth certificate
  • Parent/guardian picture ID

Child Care:

  • Income verification (check stub, letter from employer, etc.)
  • Employment verification for parent/guardian beginning new full-time job
  • Letter from child care facility that includes the weekly cost per child, phone number, and email address

The parent or guardian must be starting a new job within two weeks or returning to work after medical leave. Employment must be for at least 35 hours per week. The length of Gill's assistance is determined on a case by case basis. Gill may deny your application for child care if your expected income is less than the cost of your child care.

Please allow 5 business days to review your application.


Dental:

  • Income verification (check stub, letter from employer, etc.)
  • All information from the referring agency/dentist (treatment plan, cost, etc.)

Gill requires up to 35 days to process dental applications.


Diapers:

  • Identification (birth certificate, Medicaid cards, shot records, etc.) with the child’s name and date of birth

Orthodontia:

  • Income verification (check stub, letter from employer, etc.)
  • Treatment plan (if you have one)

Gill requires up to 6 months to process ortho applications. Children must be screened by Gill's volunteer orthodontist to assess the child's need. Screenings are held 3-4 times a year at the Gill office.


Prescriptions:

  • Income verification (check stub, letter from employer, etc.)
  • The original prescription information

Please ask the pharmacy of your choice for the cost of the medication.


Special Therapy and Equipment:

  • Income verification (check stub, letter from employer, etc.)
  • Letter from your child's doctor explaining why the service/equipment is needed

Summer School Tuition:

  • Income verification (check stub, letter from employer, etc.)
  • Referral letter from school staff member

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 Summer term. The application for summer school tuition assistance for the 2020 term will be available in spring 2020.


Gill is not responsible for the expense of any particular service or item unless we have specifically pre-approved payment for that service or item, for a specific date, after agreement with the provider/vendor to a specific discounted amount.

 

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