North Texas SNAP
North Texas SNAP is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving individuals 17 and older living with intellectual disabilities. In 1999, a group of parents frustrated by the fragmented social service system founded North Texas SNAP to provide a solid support system for their adult children living with intellectual disabilities.
North Texas SNAP was built on the premise that all persons, regardless of their disability, have the right to enjoy the same range of life experiences in which others in their communities enjoy.
Our members have the same hopes and dreams as their peers living without intellectual disabilities; they want to have jobs, friends, relationships and decent affordable housing. We are committed to helping our members achieve these goals and providing them with a solid support system for generations to come.
Create and support a variety of programs that assist individuals 17 and older living with intellectual disabilities in achieving and sustaining full lives.
Provide a community where individuals 17 and older living with intellectual disabilities have a network that supports independence, choice and personal success.
“SNAP is a great way to be social and make new friends! Girls Night Out has helped me discover new things. The Expanded Living Program has helped me become more independent and helped me to prepare for when I move out on my own.”
“Before SNAP I didn’t have “a life”, now I have lots of friends and get to do a lot of fun activities like Men’s Club, Supper Club and Rangers’ games. And I get to learn how to be a better man.”
“I like to go bowling with SNAP because of the great people and the great price! I have become much more social since joining SNAP.”
“I like Supper Club because I can meet new people and greet old friends!”
“I love SNAP. I have a lot of friends. I like bowling. I like to go to dances with my girlfriend. I like Men’s Club and all the different sports events and activities. Project Neighbor helps me to live on my own. I was scared at first but I learned how to be safe, cook, clean and take care of myself.”
“My favorite thing about North Texas SNAP is it’s fun! I like the people. I like to help out my friends. I like going to the movies with my friends. I like learning about leadership in Men’s Club. I am so glad SNAP has helped me through Paul Baker to get a job and live on my own. I am learning how to do things like budgeting my money.”