Assistance Programs in Texas – Get Help with Rent, Health, Bills and More

Texas unemployment benefits aren’t the most generous in the nation, so if you’re currently unemployed, you may find that you’re unable to make ends meet with your weekly check.

Fortunately, there are state and local government agencies, nonprofits, and charitable organizations that have funding available to help people cover their necessities while they’re looking for a new job. If you’re struggling with utilities, health care expenses, food, or baby supplies, check the resources below to see what’s available to help you until you can get back on your feet again.

Help with Healthcare and Medical Expenses in TX

Medicaid/STAR

In Texas, you may be able to get free or low-cost health care through the state’s Medicaid program, known as STAR. While a few people will get traditional Medicaid, the vast majority are enrolled in STAR, a managed care plan. You will be allowed to choose your managed care plan and provider once you enroll in the program.

Individuals with dependent children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and those age 65 and over may qualify for Medicaid services if they meet income guidelines and other eligibility requirements. Healthy adults without dependent children are not eligible for Texas Medicaid.

Income limits to qualify are as follows:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $23,522
2 $31,720
3 $39,917
4 $48,114
5 $56,311
6 $64,508
7 $72,725
8 $80,967

Over half the state’s children are covered under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

You can find out what benefits you are eligible for in the state of Texas using this online prescreening tool. Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, you can apply for benefits online. Alternatively, you can print out the application form and either return it by mail or take it to your local Department of Health and Human Services office. Find your local office using this online tool or call toll-free 2-1-1 or 1-877-541-7905.

Free and Low-Cost Health and Dental Clinics

If you make too much money to qualify for the Texas Medicaid program, you can still get health care, dental care, and prescription drugs for free or on a sliding-scale basis at one of the many nonprofit facilities and community health clinics throughout the state. There are 539 clinics in Texas providing free or low-cost health care.

Most clinics serve individuals regardless of their ability to pay or immigration status. In some cases, you may have to bring documentation proving your identity, income, and residence in order to receive services. It’s a good idea to call before you show up to find out what’s required, even if the clinic accepts walk-in patients. You may be asked to pay a small co-pay or fee based on your income when you receive services.

Here are some places to get care in the largest counties in Texas.

BEXAR COUNTY—SAN ANTONIO

CentroMED Clinics

The CentroMED Clinics offer a full spectrum of medical and dental care, including obstetrics, pediatrics, family medicine, lab and x-ray services, and prescription drugs. The clinics serve both the uninsured and underinsured and fees are based on income. Be prepared to bring proof of income for the past 30 days when you go; walk-ins are accepted at several locations. There are 13 different locations in Bexar County; find the one closest to you here. You can also call 201-922-7000 for more information.

CAMERON COUNTY—BROWNSVILLE

Brownsville Community Health Center

BCHC is a federally qualified health center serving the uninsured and underinsured with free or sliding-scale fees. They offer women’s and children’s health, family medicine, disease management, behavioral health, pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology services.

Main Site: New Horizon Medical Center

191 E. Price Road, Brownsville TX, 78521

Hours:

Mon-Sat – 8am-5pm

Wed – 10am-6pm

Pediatrics

Mon-Thurs – 8am – 7pm

Phone: (956) 548-7400

New Horizon Medical

95 East Price Road

Bldg. D, Suite A & B

Brownsville TX, 78521

Hours:

Mon-Fri – 7:30am-5pm

Wed – 7:30am-6pm

Phone: (956) 546-3209

Campus Care Centers/BCHC Pediatrics @ 22nd Street

2137 E. 22nd Street, Brownsville, TX 78521

Hours:

Mon-Fri – 8am-5pm

Wed – 10am – 6pm

Phone: 956-838-6604

COLLIN COUNTY—MCKINNEY

Collin County Health Care Services

The Health Care Services department offers a variety of programs to help low-income individuals and families. The PrimaCare program provides free health care services to families who fall within federal poverty guidelines below:

2017 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
PERSONS IN FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD POVERTY GUIDELINE
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,180 for each additional person.
1 $12,060
2 $16,240
3 $20,420
4 $24,600
5 $28,780
6 $32,960
7 $37,140
8 $41,320

They also offer immunizations and programs for women and children and those with certain chronic diseases.

Collin County McKinney Plaza Location

825 N. McDonald St., Suite 130

McKinney, TX 75069

972-548-5500 (McKinney)

972-424-1460 ext. 5500 (Metro)

DALLAS COUNTY—DALLAS

Parkland Health and Hospital System

If you qualify, you may be eligible for Parkland Financial Assistance (PFA) which helps pay for your health care services at Parkland’s 25 hospitals and community clinics (you can find a location near you here).

To quality for Parkland Financial Assistance, Parkland requires proof of:

  • Residency in Dallas County
  • Identity/Valid photo identification
  • Income
  • Number of people in your household

You will need to bring these required documents with you to apply for PFA.

For more information or to find a clinic near you, call 214.590.4900.  

HARRIS COUNTY—HOUSTON

Legacy Community Health Services

Legacy Community Health is a federally qualified community health center that provides adult primary care, pediatrics, dental care, vision services, behavioral health services, OB/GYN and maternity, vaccinations and immunizations, health promotion and community outreach, wellness and nutrition services to the uninsured and underinsured.

There are 14 locations; you can find the one closest to you here. Fees are income-based for those who qualify. You must bring the required documentation to your first appointment to prove eligibility. For more information or to find your nearest location, call (832) 548-5000.

LUBBOCK COUNTY—LUBBOCK

Community Health Center Lubbock

The Community Health Center offers a wide array of health care services including children, adult, and women’s health, plus dental, mental health and prescription drugs. Services are provided on a sliding scale based on income and family size.

CHCL 1610

1610 5th Street Lubbock, TX 79401

806-765-2611

Arnett Benson Medical & Dental Clinic

3301 Clovis Road

806-763-5557

Chatman Community Health Center

2301 Cedar Avenue

806-749-0024

CHCL West Medical and Dental Clinic

5424 19th Street Suite 200

806-722-4453

Parkway Community Health Center

406 MLK Blvd

806-767-9744

CHCL 96 West

2401 B Fulton Ave

806-776-4943

CHCL Medical Plaza

3502 9th Street, Suite 280

806-791-5537

MIDLAND COUNTY—MIDLAND

Midland Community Healthcare Services

As a federally qualified community health center, MCHS provides financial assistance to individuals who qualify based on income and family size.

Coleman Family Clinic

801 E Florida Ave.

Midland, TX 79701

Phone:  432-685-0450

Pediatric Clinic

2500 Delano Ave.

Midland, TX 79701

Phone: 432-697-4747

Women’s Center

Inside Midland Memorial Hospital, 3rd Floor

Phone: 432-681-3100

POTTER COUNTY—AMARILLO

Heal the City

609 S Carolina

Amarillo, TX 79106

Phone: 806-231-0364

This is a free clinic providing urgent care on Monday evenings only from 5 pm until 8 pm.

TRAVIS COUNTY—AUSTIN

People’s Community Clinic

This clinic provides services on a sliding scale based on income. They offer pediatric and adult health services plus maternity care, as well as lab, pharmacy, and immunizations.

Main Clinic

1101 Camino La Costa

Austin, TX 78752

Phone: 512-478-4939

Women’s and Prenatal Clinic

2909 N. IH-35

Austin, TX

Phone: 512-478-4939

Cash Assistance in TX

The state cash assistance program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is available to very low-income families.

Family size Child-only cases Home with

1 parent or

1 caretaker

Home with

2 parents or

2 caretakers

1 $64 $78 ——–
2 $92 $163 $125
3 $130 $188 $206
4 $154 $226 $231
5 $198 $251 $268

For each additional person, add $43.

In some cases, you can earn more than the above income limits and still qualify for TANF. Maximum benefit amounts are below:

Family size Child-only cases Home with

1 parent or

1 caretaker

Home with

2 parents or

2 caretakers

1 $98 $120 ——–
2 $141 $248 $189
3 $197 $286 $313
4 $235 $344 $352
5 $302 $382 $408

For each additional person, add $66.

There is also a one-time TANF benefit available to families in crisis. This lump-sum payment is only available once every 12 months. Grandparents may also be eligible for a one-time TANF payment, as well.

You can apply for benefits online here or visit your local DHHS office. For more information, dial 2-1-1 or call 1-877-541-7905.

Rent and Mortgage Assistance in TX

It can be difficult to pay your housing costs when you are unemployed in Texas. The following resources are available to help you avoid foreclosure or eviction while you are looking for work.

MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers foreclosure prevention services through affiliated agencies and organizations in Texas. To speak to a HUD-approved foreclosure counselor, call 1-877-894-HOME (4663). These services are provided free of charge. It’s a good idea to call as soon as you get behind on your mortgage payments in order to have the most options to avoid foreclosure.

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs also offers foreclosure avoidance services. For more information, call the HOPE for Homeowners hotline at 1-888-995-4673 (HOPE).

You can also get free legal assistance from Texas Law Help if you are facing foreclosure.

ASSISTANCE WITH RENT/EVICTION

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs offers emergency short-term rental assistance for families in crisis as well as ongoing rent support for up to two years depending on income and family size. Contact them at 800-525-0657 for more information and to apply for assistance.

Below is a list of organizations that may be able to help you with your rent or mortgage by county.

BEXAR COUNTY

Catholic Charities Diocese of San Antonio

202 West French Place, San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone: 210-222-1294

Funds may be available for rental assistance. For emergency aid, please contact Lizzy Nemeth at 210-226-6178 x205. (By appointment only; first come first serve basis)

CAMERON COUNTY

Ozanam Center, Inc.

656 N Minnesota Ave.

Brownsville, TX 78521

Phone: 956-831-3661

Emergency assistance is available when funds permit for rent assistance and help with utilities.

COLLIN COUNTY

Allen Community Outreach

801 E. Main St.

Allen, TX 75002

Phone: 972-727-9131

Funds may be available for rent or mortgage assistance as well as utilities and other emergency aid.

DALLAS COUNTY

Catholic Charities of Dallas

9461 LBJ Freeway, Suite 128, Dallas, Texas 75243

Together We Lern (Bachman Lake)

9507 Overlake Drive

Dallas, TX 75229

Neuhoff Center at Marillac

2843 Lapsley Street

Dallas, TX 75212

West Dallas Family Services Center

2323 N. Walton Walker Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75212

Cardinal Farrell Community Center

321 Calumet Avenue

Dallas, TX 75211

Call (214) 520-6590 for more information.

Funds may be available for rent and utility assistance.

HARRIS COUNTY

Gulf Coast Community Services Association

9320 Kirby Drive

Houston Texas, 77054

Phone: 713-393-4700

GCCSA offers emergency assistance for rent and utilities, as well as transportation, food, and other emergency aid.

LUBBOCK COUNTY

Catholic Charities of Lubbock

102 Avenue J

Lubbock, TX 79401

Phone: 1-800-530-4704

Catholic charities provides emergency assistance when funds are available to families in crisis.

HARRIS COUNTY

Gulf Coast Community Services Association

9320 Kirby Drive

Houston Texas, 77054

Phone: 713-393-4700

GCCSA offers emergency assistance for rent and utilities, as well as transportation, food, and other emergency aid.

MIDLAND COUNTY

West Texas Opportunities, Inc.

WTO administers the federal and state Community Services Block Grants that may provide emergency assistance for rent and utilities. There are several locations throughout west Texas; find the one nearest you here.

Midland Neighborhood Center

1101 Garden Lane

Midland, TX 79701

Phone: (432) 218-7589

POTTER COUNTY

The Salvation Army of Amarillo

400 S. Harrison St

P.O. Box 2490

Amarillo, TX

Telephone: 806-373-6631

Harrington Hope Center

2101 S. Van Buren St.

Amarillo, TX

Telephone: 806-373-6631

Borger Service Center

1090 Coronado Circle

P.O. Box 1046

Borger, TX

Telephone: 806-273-2491

Emergency financial assistance may be available as funding permits.

TRAVIS COUNTY

The Salvation Army Austin

Austin Area Command

Administrative Offices

10711 Burnet Road Ste. #231

Austin, TX 78758

512-782-8800 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Mon-Fri

Downtown Shelter and Social Service Center

501 East Eighth Street

Austin, TX 78701

512-476-1111

Austin Shelter for Women and Children

4523 Tannehill Lane

Austin, TX 78721

512-933-0600

Williamson County Service Center

1930 S. Austin Avenue, Suite 101

Georgetown, TX 78626

512-943-8421

Taylor Service Unit

114 West 6th Street (Behind First Presbyterian Church)

Taylor, TX 76574

Emergency assistance with rent and utilities may be available as funding permits.

Help with Childcare and Education Expenses in TX

The Texas Workforce Commission has a childcare program that subsidizes costs for low income families. If you have children ages 13 and under and are in school or training for a job and meet income guidelines, a portion of your childcare expenses could be covered by the state.

The state Child Care Program is administered by local Workforce Solutions offices. To find out more information or to apply for assistance, visit your local office. Benefits and eligibility may vary by local Workforce Solutions Board.

In order to qualify, you must either work or be in school or training at least 25 hours per week and live in one of the following counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, Wharton

Income requirements are below:

Family Size – Number of Persons in the Family Gross Monthly Income
Initial Eligibility

200% FPG

Sustaining Eligibility

85% SMI

Two $2,670 $3,435
Three $3,360 $4,243
Four $4,050 $5,051
Five $4,740 $5,859
Six $5,430 $6,667
Seven $6,122 $6,819
Eight * $6,815 $6,970
Nine * $7,122* $7,122
Ten * $7,273* $7,273
Eleven * $7,425* $7,425
Twelve * $7,576* $7,576
Thirteen * $7,728* $7,728
Fourteen * $7,879* $7,879
Fifteen * $8,031* $8,031

You will need to bring the following documentation with you when you apply for benefits:

  • Date of birth for all household members.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal immigrant status for each child on whose behalf you are applying for child care financial aid (birth certificate, alien registration card I-551, etc.)
  • Employment information for all household members including name, address, and phone number of the employer, work hours/days, rate of pay, how often paid.
  • Training information for all adult household members including name, address, and phone number of the school, days per week, current enrollment hours, total hours completed, anticipated graduation date and transcript.
  • Amount of household income received from other sources such as TANF, , SSI, etc. Child care information including name, address, phone number, city, and zip code of a licensed or registered child care provider.

If you are approved, benefits will be paid directly to your provider and you will be responsible for a percentage based on income and family size.

You can also call 2-1-1 Texas, the hotline from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. There are 25 area information centers, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing callers with referrals and assistance finding services in their local area. Just dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in the state or (877) 541-7905 if you are outside the state and the agent will help you understand what services are available and how to access them.

Help Paying Your Utility Bills in TX

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) administers the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in cooperation with energy providers in the state. The state’s Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) coordinates LIHEAP funds and other state utility assistance programs.

In general, you must have income at or below 125% of federal poverty guidelines (about $30,000 per year for a family of four) to qualify. The maximum yearly benefit is $1,000.

LIHEAP Program Dates

Heating: December – February

Cooling: March – November

Crisis: Year-round

To find out if you qualify or to find a partner agency in your area, call 2-1-1 or dial (877) 399-8939 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m.

In addition, certain Texas utility companies also offer rate discounts for low-income families in addition to LIHEAP and CEAP grants.

AUSTIN ENERGY

Customers on low or fixed incomes who participate in certain state, federal, or local assistance programs may be eligible for electric, water and wastewater waivers and discounts. You may be eligible if you or someone in your household participates in one of these programs:

  • Medicaid Program
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Telephone Lifeline Program
  • Travis County Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)
  • Medical Access Program (MAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Please call 855-319-6630 with any questions you may have about eligibility.

CENTRAL POWER AND LIGHT

Effective May through September, low-income customers are eligible for a summer discount. Households currently receiving Food Stamps or Medicaid will automatically be included in the program. Those with total household income of less than 125 percent of federal poverty guidelines may apply by calling 1-866-454-8387.

CPS ENERGY SAN ANTONIO

Residential customers whose income is at or below 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines and who meet at least one of the following requirements qualify for a discount on their monthly service availability charge — $6.55 per month for electric customers and $3.15 for gas customers. In addition to meeting Federal Poverty Guidelines, qualified individuals: must be 60 years of age or older; have a disability; use life-sustaining medical equipment; or have pre-school aged children or children in school 18 years or younger; meet Veterans’ Discount qualifications; or have extenuating circumstances determined by CPS Energy or the City of San Antonio. For more information, call 210-353-2222.

FIRST CHOICE POWER

Effective May through September, low-income customers are eligible for a summer discount. Households currently receiving Food Stamps or Medicaid will automatically be included in the program. Those with total household income of less than 125 percent of federal poverty guidelines may apply by calling 1-866-454-8387.

RELIANT

Effective May through September, low-income customers are eligible for a summer discount. Households currently receiving Food Stamps or Medicaid will automatically be included in the program. Those with total household income of less than 125 percent of federal poverty guidelines may apply by calling 1-866-454-8387. Reliant has a moratorium on disconnecting electricity service for low-income seniors, critical-care customers and other low-income residential customers who contact Reliant Energy and agree to a payment plan. Call 713-207-7777.

TXU ENERGY

Effective May through September, low-income customers are eligible for a summer discount. Households currently receiving Food Stamps or Medicaid will automatically be included in the program. Those with total household income of less than 125 percent of federal poverty guidelines may apply by calling 1-866-454-8387.

WEST TEXAS UTILITIES

Effective May through September, low-income customers are eligible for a summer discount. Households currently receiving Food Stamps or Medicaid will automatically be included in the program. Those with total household income of less than 125 percent of federal poverty guidelines may apply by calling 1-866-454-8387.

Help with Groceries and Food in TX

Texas SNAP (Food Stamps)

If you meet income requirements and have dependent children living with you, you may qualify for SNAP benefits. Single adults ages 18 through 49 generally can only qualify for SNAP benefits for three months in any three-year period. You must follow work rules to receive benefits.

Income guidelines are as below:

Family size Monthly amount

of income allowed

1 $1,634
2 $2,203
3 $2,772
4 $3,342
5 $3,911
For each additional person, add: $572

Maximum benefits are listed below (effective 2017):

Family size Monthly SNAP amount
1 $194
2 $357
3 $511
4 $649
5 $771
For each additional person, add: $146

You can apply at your local DHHS office or online at YourTexasBenefits.com. You can also call 2-1-1 or 1-877-541-7905 for more information.

Texas WIC

WIC provides vouchers for healthy foods and infant formula to low income families with children under age 5. If you are pregnant, you may also qualify for WIC.

Texas WIC Income Guidelines:

Number of Household Members* Gross Monthly Household Income** Gross Yearly Household Income**
1 $0 up to $1,832 $0 up to $21,978
2 $0 up to $2,470 $0 up to $29,637
3 $0 up to $3,108 $0 up to $37,296
4 $0 up to $3,747 $0 up to $44,955
5 $0 up to $4,385 $0 up to $52,614
6 $0 up to $5,023 $0 up to $60,273

*A pregnant woman’s household is increased by the number of infants she is expecting. For more than six household members, or if you have any income questions, call your local WIC clinic.

You must apply in person for WIC benefits. Call 1(800)942-3678 to find a clinic near you or use this online locator tool to search for the nearest WIC clinic.

Food Pantries and Food Banks in Texas

North Texas Food Bank

Call 214-269-0906 or use this online locator tool to find a food partner agency  near you.

Central Texas Food Bank

6500 Metropolis Drive

Austin, TX 78744

Phone: (512) 282-2111

Use this online locator tool to find a food partner agency near you.

San Antonio Food Bank

Call 1-800-246-9121 or use this online locator tool to find a food partner agency near you.

West Texas Food Bank

711 NE. 5th St.

Andrews, TX 79714

Phone: (432) 524-7051

Use this online locator tool to find a food bank near you.

East Texas Food Bank

3201 Robertson Road

Tyler, Texas 75701

Phone: 903.597.3663

Use this online locator tool to find a food bank near you.

Houston Food Bank

535 Portwall Street

Houston, Texas 77029

Phone: 713-223-3700

HELPLINE: 832-369-9390

Use this online locator tool to find a food bank near you.

South Texas Food Bank

1907 Freight St.

Laredo, TX 78040

Tel: 956-726-3120

FoodPantries.org is a website that will help you search for food pantries and kitchens in your area.  You can get immediate assistance with hot meals or groceries for you and your family at many of the organizations listed on their site.

Additional Aid and Resources by City and County in TX

 

BEXAR COUNTY

Ella Austin Community Center

1023 N. Pine St.

San Antonio, TX 78202

Tel: 210.224.2351

The community center offers short term emergency assistance with basic necessities (utilities, rent, food, clothing).

CAMERON COUNTY

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

SAN JUAN OFFICE

700 N. Virgen de San Juan Blvd.

San Juan, TX 78589

phone: 956-702-4088

BROWNSVILLE OFFICE

955 W. Price Rd.

Brownsville, TX 78520

phone: 956-541-0220

Emergency Assistance Program for short term aid with basic living necessities as funds permit.

DALLAS COUNTY

Salvation Army of DFW Metroplex/Irving

250 E. Grauwyler Rd.

Irving, TX 75061

Phone: (972) 438-6553

For the out-of-work and for the thousands of working poor who are employed but still living in poverty, The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help get families through crisis situations.

Services Available:

  • One month rent/mortgage/utility payment
  • Food bag for 3 days

EL PASO COUNTY

YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region

201 E. Main. Suite 400

El Paso, TX  79901

Phone: 915-519-0000

Emergency funding for families in crisis may be available under certain situations. They also offer low cost after school programs for child and a child nutrition program.

HARRIS COUNTY

Christian Community Service Center

This is a coalition of 42 member churches who offer a variety of assistance programs to individuals and families in need.

The Central location is at 3434 Branard in Houston and offers the following services:

  • Food Pantry. The food pantry provides a five-day supply of food for people experiencing hunger or food insecurity. Clients receive food items necessary for well-balanced meal preparation. In addition to the regular food package, clients may also receive fresh fruit and produce, grown in our community garden. Special needs are met for clients who are homeless.
  • Clothing. Clients select their own clothing items after an interview with a volunteer. Nearly all items are donated, and children’s underwear, blankets and diapers are purchased when funds are available.
  • Financial Assistance. Limited financial assistance is available by appointment only for help with rent or utility payments. Financial assistance for medical needs (prescriptions, eyeglasses, etc.) is available on a first-come, first-served basis; however clients should call ahead because some types of assistance may not be available at all times. Clients must meet all appropriate guidelines. Call (713) 871-9741 for an appointment if you are requesting financial assistance.
  • Referral System. Resource books are maintained for long-term assistance and needs such as child care, low-cost housing, and healthcare.

Emergency Services-Central’s Hours

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon (Food and Clothing only – No financial assistance)

The Southwest location is at 6856 Bellaire in Houston (St. Luke’s United Methodist Church) and offers the following services:

  • Food Packages  The food pantry provides a five-day supply of food for people experiencing hunger or food insecurity. Clients receive food items necessary for well-balanced meal preparation. Special needs are met for clients who are homeless.
  • Utility and Rent Assistance  Emergency Services-Southwest provides financial assistance on a limited basis to those experiencing a crisis situation. You must make an appointment if you are requesting financial assistance; no walk-ins are accepted. Call (713) 871-9741 to schedule your visit.
  • Referrals  Clients are referred to other agencies for long-term assistance and needs. These include, but are not limited to: free/low cost medical clinics, financial help, free/low cost clothing and much more.

Emergency Services-Southwest Hours

Monday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday CLOSED

POTTER COUNTY

Amarillo Salvation Army

2101 S. Van Buren Street

Amarillo, TX 79109

Phone: 806-373-6631

Emergency assistance with basic needs and crisis aid for rent and utilities when funding permits.

TRAVIS COUNTY

St. Vincent de Paul of Austin

St. Vincent de Paul offers a variety of services for low income families and those in crisis, including thrift stores, food pantries, and help with housing costs and utilities on a limited basis. Find your local agency or parish using this search tool or call (512) 251-6995 for assistance.