MORACARE is the place to get your Two-Way Paging Device or Amplified Cell Phone if you have a Texas State Telecommunication Assistance Program (STAP) Voucher.
If you do not have a voucher and need one, you may print the application at www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs/dhhsforms.shtml. You will need proof that you live in Texas. The proof can be copy of a utility bill that shows your name, or it could be a State-issued ID card or driver's license whose address matches your current address.
If you do not have a printer, you may call the STAP office at 512-407-3250 (Voice) to have them mail you an application. Or you could e-mail us at
with your full name and address, and we will be glad to mail an application to you. You may also give us a call at 713-568-5921.
What sorts of Two-Way Paging Devices can you get with your voucher? The choice largely depends on you. The device must have texting capabilities. Examples would be Apple iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy Note. Many phones from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Boostmobile and others will qualify. Be sure to let us know the phone you are interested in, and from which carrier. We will take it from there.
Please find the list of allowable equipment classified by voucher category at https://www.staptexas.org/Login/equipmentlist.aspx. If the device you would like is not listed, please let us know so we can submit a request to the STAP program to add the device.
As always, please contact us with any question or concern you may have.
Once you have received your voucher, contact us to get the device specified on the voucher. A Two-Way Paging Device, for instance, would allow you to choose a cell phone of your choice that has texting capability. For a list of authorized devices, please check the STAP website at https://www.staptexas.org/Login/equipmentlist.aspx