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  • Anna
    “We are doing the Argentine tango, and it’s really a lot of fun. I got to learn how to turn and did a little bit of foot work, and I really, really truly enjoy that. That’s my favorite.” Anna
  • Jennifer
    “I get to take my mom to dance every week. To have something fun and normal has been such a blessing to us.” Jennifer
  • Margaret
    “Friendship is the most significant thing I have gained though my experience with HAPS. We have happy meetings and understand each other and enjoy ourselves.” Margaret
  • Ray
    “HAPS has made a difference between just being alive and living.” Ray
  • Roger
    “The continuing education about Parkinson’s has made me aware of how to manage my disease.” Roger
  • Ellis
    "HAPS has saved my life." Ellis

Therapeutic Programs

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Exercise, speech, yoga, tai chi, music, water, dance and various support groups are available free of charge.

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Social Services

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Transportation, respite and emergency financial aid are among the many services offered.

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Education

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HAPS provides numerous programs to educate and raise awareness about Parkinson's disease.

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Support HAPS

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HAPS depends on the generosity of the community to continue to provide much needed services.

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Your privacy is important to us

HAPS recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all personal information provided by users of our Web site, invitees and registrants of our events, recipients of our newsletter, donors, individuals and families for whom gifts are made in honor or in memory of and all clients for whom we provide services. We have created this policy with a fundamental respect for individuals' right to privacy and to guide our relationships with the people we serve and those who support our efforts.

When you support our efforts through contributions...

HAPS is committed to the highest standards of integrity in all fund raising efforts and to the ethical collection, retention and use of information about donors and donor prospects in the furtherance of our services. We are committed to balancing our needs to collect and record information with your right to privacy and security.

When you visit our site to read or print off information...

On the HAPS Web site, we do not require you to identify yourself or reveal any personal information. The only way we obtain identifying information about you when you visit our site is if you choose to provide that information to HAPS by sending us an e-mail or making a donation.

The following is our guarantee that we will not misuse the information you entrust to us, and that we will never rent, exchange, sell or give your name to another person or organization for their use.

  1. HAPS is a non-profit organization receiving income through private donations. To ensure the privacy of these sources, individual gift donors and amounts of donations will not be disclosed outside of HAPS. The disclosure of donations related to major gift, corporate or foundation support may be required by some funding sources for consideration of grant requests and every effort is made to ensure that the necessary information is available only to the trustees and officers of the foundations and corporations considering support.
  2. Names and addresses of individuals and organizations in the data base will not be given to outside people or sources without permission from the individual or organization.

When you provide personal details in order to make an on-line donation...

Through Network for Good, HAPS will collect any information needed to complete your transaction, receipt your gift and communicate back to you or those you honor with your contribution. Credit card numbers are used only for contribution processing and are not retained for other purposes. Network for Good's Web site uses industry-standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under their control. All information is stored in a secure database. For more information on Network for Good’s Privacy and Security Statement, please visit their Web site at www.networkforgood.org.

If you have specific questions about our privacy policy or if you would like to receive a copy of your information on file, please contact HAPS, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite 296, Houston, TX 77098. To access Houston Area Parkinson Society’s most current IRS Form 990, please go to www.guidestar.org.

Updated 5/2010

Help HAPS Design Socks for The Honorable George H.W. Bush

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Would you like to help HAPS design socks for former President George H.W. Bush? The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation is holding a contest for the public to design a pair of socks for the sock aficianado himself. President Bush will select a number of winning pairs to be displayed at his library in College Station. 

HAPS would like to form a team of our clients and associates to meet and create a Parkinson's inspired sock to represent the organization. If you would like to participate, please contact Kelly Nicholls at 713-313-1621 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The contest ends on August 31st.

Join HAPS for the Summer Lecture Series in August

summer-lecture-series-2-2014It is time to take a break from the sizzling heat and join HAPS for the last presentation of this year's 4th Annual Summer Lecture Series. Enjoy this Friday session that will take place in August concluding the series that was led by experts addressing relevant topics related to improving everyday life with Parkinson's disease. 

Click here for more information on the last lecture date, topic and how you can register to attend.

Parkinson's News

Researchers discover new protein structure that could help treat Alzheimer's, related diseases 07-31-2014 There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, but the research community is one step closer to finding treatment.