Family Support for Seriously Ill Patients (ZKSP)
Zahra Khan Support Program (ZKSP), a service of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, was created in memory of Ms. Zahra Khan by joining hands with her family.
In 2013 Zahra at the age of 20 was diagnosed with Stage 4 Liver Cancer. After fighting patiently and gracefully, she passed away within 4 months.
At the young age of 20, Zahra was a candidate for a Masters in Clinical Psychology and had a passion to serve the community after her Ph.D. in counseling. Zahra was well known in the Dallas community for her passion to help families and volunteer at the local hospitals and various other institutes. She exemplified the true spirit of giving!
ZKSP is honoring her vision and legacy of compassion and care to support those with serious illnesses.
Supporting Patients and Their Families
We understand that caregiving for a loved one with a serious illness or injury can be exhausting and challenging. We recognize the emotional toll it can take on a family and aim to bring ease and comfort by offering emotional support in a safe, caring and nurturing environment.
Over the years, the Zahra Khan Support Program has helped support and assist clients dealing with a range of illnesses from various types of cancers, kidney failure, a blind acid victim and patients with age-related conditions.
Grieving families should only have to worry about caring for their loved ones and we strive to provide assistance and resources with compassion.
Some of the ways in which we have supported our clients include:
- Setting up appointments with respective specialty physicians for first/second opinion
- Driving patients to the doctor’s office
- Setting up appointments for Medicare and Medicaid
- Interviews with Social Security Administration
- Application assistance for SSI disability
- Providing residential/financial care to patients and their families
- Providing counseling services to patients and their families
- Arranging patient care visits
- Arranging Department of Aging and Disability Services
- Arranging funeral services for the deceased patients
- Courtesy visit to the families after patient’s passage
- Academic counseling to the surviving children