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Helping Agencies

McKinney SHS Referral Information (Referral information is for your use only and does not represent an endorsement by McKinney SHS)

Alzheimer’s Association:
214-827-0062 or 1-800-515-8201, www.alz.org/greaterdallas
Provides information, referral and support to families dealing with AD.

Assistance Center of Collin County:
900 East 18th St., Plano, TX 75074
972-422-1850, www.assistancecenter.org
Provides information about and referrals to social services for residents of Collin County.

Awareness Advocacy Team – the Mesothelioma Group:
http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com
Charitable organization supporting the National Alliance for Caregiving and Cancer Care.

Callier Center for Communication Disorders at UTD:
811 Synergy Park Blvd, Richardson, TX 75080
972-883-3627, www.callier.utdallas.edu
Assistive Devices Center offers special telephones at no cost to those with hearing loss and other disabilities through the Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program. Other hearing services also available.

Collin Co Committee on Aging:
600 N Tennessee, McKinney, TX 75070
972-562-6996, www.cccoaweb.org
Assists citizens age 60 and older with meals, transportation (including CCART – 972-562-4275, ext. 5), caregiver support, information and referral, telephone reassurance options for independent living and outreach. Community meals served at the senior center in Plano. Includes Meals on Wheels, 972-562-6996, ext. 123.

Community Lifeline Center
Christine Hockin-Boyd
1601 N. Waddill St., Suite 102
McKinney, TX 75069
972-542-0020, chockin-boyd@communitylifeline.org

Dental Clinic of Collin County:
900 E. Park Blvd, #180, Plano, TX 75074
972-633-3380
Plano Clinic provides dental care for low-income senior citizens age 55 and over.

Dial 2-1-1:
www.211.org
Access information directly from a social worker about national and state assistance programs, as well as community not for profits and faith based organizations. Examples include: applying for food stamps, finding food banks, shelters, rent assistance, Medicaid, Medicare, support groups, adult day care, meals on wheels, etc.

Emergency Alert Response System (EARS):
1919 Shiloh Rd. #420, Garland, TX 75042
972-270-9747
A monitoring and communications system for the elderly and homebound.

Hands and Feet Project
Chairman: Dana Jean
480-273-0404
jeandanam@me.com
Based out of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in McKinney, to provide assistance where furnishing are needed and other services. Assistance with food is also provided.

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas:
114 W. Louisiana, McKinney, TX 75069
972-542-9405, www.Isnt.org
Provides free legal assistance to low income persons in non-criminal civil law matters, social security claims, wills.

McKinney Community Services:
314 S. Chestnut Street, Suite 101
McKinney, TX 75070
972-547-2677

McKinney Fire Department:
22 Taylor-Burk Drive, McKinney, TX 75070
972-547-2893
Provides home smoke and carbon monoxide alarms plus replacement batteries

McKinney Senior Center:
1400 S. College St., McKinney, TX 75069
972-547-7491
Plans and coordinates a variety of recreational and educational programs for those 55 and over including crafts, dancing, games, trips, pool tables, parties, movies and speakers.

Mesothelioma Support Center:  Useful information on mesothelioma treatment and doctors, asbestos trust funds and much more.

Plain-O-Helpers:
469-366-4286, www.Plain-O-Helpers.org
Volunteer organization sponsored by local area churches and made up of senior volunteers whose mission is to help seniors and others in need in the Plano community with minor home maintenance and repairs.

Reading and Radio Resource:
2007 Randall, Dallas, TX 75201
214-871-7668, www.readingresource.org
Provides radio broadcast of local and national newspapers, magazines and books for the reading impaired.

Seniors Blue Book
972-382-9900
www.seniorsbluebook.com
Resources for aging well; serving Dallas and Collin Counties

The Samaritan Inn:
1710 N. McDonald St., McKinney, TX 75071
972-542-5302, www.thesamiritaninn.org
Provides temporary shelter for the homeless.

The Senior Source, (Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas and Collin County):
1212 Skiles St., Dallas, TX 75204
214-823-5700, www.theseniorsource.org
Operates programs for seniors in Dallas and Collin Counties: RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), Money Management program (assistance with bill paying), AGE (Advocacy Group for the Elderly), Senior Employment Service helps those 55+ with job searches, Nursing Home Ombudsman Program

The Texas Ramp Project
http://www.texasramps.org
Building freedom for the homebound

Wellness Center for Older Adults
401 W. 16th, Suite 600, Plano, TX 75075
972-941-7335, www.wellnesscenteronline.org