About Us

Helping Restore Ability was originally named “Arlington Handicapped Association” and was founded in Arlington, Texas in 1977 by Sam Provence along with John Dycus and friends. They had the belief that all people with physical disabilities have the right to participate fully in society and to live independent and active lives with dignity, respect and care.

Today, Helping Restore Ability maintains that very same belief and has expanded their services to include the entire state of Texas. Helping Restore Ability’s mission is simple: To promote independence and enrich the lives of those we serve.

Currently Helping Restore Ability provides, through it’s Consumer Managed Personal Attendant Service Program (CMPAS), in home attendant care to clients with severe physical disabilities, including senior citizens with age related disabilities.

Care includes assistance with basic daily living skills, such as:

Bathing Hair and skin care Toileting
Dressing Exercise (walking only) Ambulation/transfers
Grooming Feeding Light house cleaning
Laundry Cooking Grocery Shopping


Since 1990, Helping Restore Ability has been the only independent non-profit agency in Texas providing Consumer Managed Personal Attendant Services.

These services are offered on a sliding fee scale and are provided for those who may not have the finances to pay for such services. With Helping Restore Ability’s assistance, people who would otherwise most likely be dependent on institutions for care can stay self-sufficient with dignity.

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