Women’s Hospital at Renaissance does not endorse any particular childcare program. This list is for your convenience. Please ask prospective providers for credentials and licensing before enrolling your child.
Emergency Assistance (Food, Shelter, etc.)
Info Line - 211 (Free 24-hour multilingual information and referral line for emergency needs)
Emotional Concerns: Postpartum Mood Disorders
Please check with your doctor for a referral to a therapist with expertise in postpartum mood disorders.
Financial Assistance Programs
The following agencies can determine your eligibility for supplemental benefits.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - 211
(For supplemental income, health benefits and food stamps)
WIC Program – www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd
(Supplemental food program for pregnant women and mothers with children up to age five)
Hotlines: Information and Referrals
The following resources are available 24 hours a day for information, support and referrals.
Asthma Information and Referral Line (800) 822-2762
(24-hour information and referral service)
Child Abuse Hotline (800) 540-4000
(24-hour hotline for the reporting of child abuse and crisis counseling)
Community Helpline - 211
(24-hr confidential crisis intervention, information and referral service)
Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 548-2722
(24-hour bilingual referral and support line)
Info Line - 211
(24-hour information and referrals to human service agencies in Texas)
Infant CPR Classes
CPR for infants and children differs from the techniques used on adults. Call for information on these life-saving classes.
Parenting Education and Support
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Support Groups and Bereavement Resources
The following organizations offer support groups for different needs.
Women’s Hospital at Renaissance Helping Hands Healing Hearts (956-)362-4401
SHARE is a not-for-profit nondenominational organization providing support to those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or newborn death.
The Compassionate Friend McAllen Chapter (956)358-7679 (Support groups for bereaved parents)
Down Syndrome (Support and education on Down syndrome)
RGV Discover Life, 3100 South 2nd Street #21, McAllen, TX; (956) 451-3911
Compassionate Friends: www.compassionatefriends.org
The mission of Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.