CHAT


WHAT IS CHAT?
Children’s Hearing Aid Texas (CHAT) provides auditory services and hearing aids for children in Central Texas with audiological needs who have no financial alternatives to meet those needs.  The program serves families of children zero through age 20. CHAT was founded on the belief that hearing aids are essential for the development of cognitive and social skills in infants and children with hearing loss.

CHAT was established by Caroline Caven, MA, MBA in 2003 and incubated by the Austin Community Foundation under their 501 (c) (3) status until 2008, when CHAT was "adopted" by Any Baby Can.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
CHAT offers services to families that:


WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED?
The CHAT Program provides financial assistance toward the following services:

If significant case management needs are identified, a referral will be made to the Any Baby Can CARE Program.


WHERE ARE SERVICES PROVIDED?
Services are primarily coordinated via phone and email communication, with appointments made as necessary.


HOW MUCH DO SERVICES COST?
Services are free to those who are eligible.


I HAVE QUESTIONS. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
Contact Leanne Bailey, LMSW at 512-610-3596 or LeanneB@anybabycan.org

Download the CHAT application in English or Spanish.

Download the HIPPA Privacy Notice in English or Spanish.

Facts & Stats

$22,350:

the Federal Poverty limit for a family of 4

24%

of children in Travis County under the age of five live in poverty

31,000

adults in Travis County have mental health issues

Complete Facts & Stats

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