Community Resources

Community Resource TopicWebsitesHelpful Information
Affordable Health Care
  • Provides insurance marketplace for people not covered through employers
Alanon
  • Support for family and friends of alcoholics
Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Help for people who drink excessively
Body Mass Index Calculator
  • Children, Teen, Adult BMI calculator
  • Healthy Eating for Healthy Weight
  • Tips for Parents
Caregivers
  • Offers resources on family care giving
  • Coping with Alzheimers support and resource finder support through the VA including a support line if you need to talk 1-855-260-3274
  • Info on which states pay for caregivers
Co-pay assistance programs for certain diseases
  • Patient Services evaluates an individual's financial, medical, and insurance situation to determine who is eligible for premium or co-payment assistance.
  • Provides help for many illnesses and offer many types of financial assistance.
Co-pay assistance for Medications
  • Co-pay assistance program for people who have prescription drug coverage
  • Also lists low cost or free clinics
Financial Aid for College
  • Assistance with Texas college admission process
  • Understanding and applying for federal and state student aid
  • Support in English and Spanish
Finding Clinical Cancer Trials
  • Finding clinical trials
  • Learning about clinical trials
Food Bank Locator in Texas
  • Locations of food banks associated with FeedingAmerica in Texas
  • Listing of other food banks in Texas
Gamblers Anonymous
  • Support group for gambling addiction
Hearing Loss
  • Types of hearing loss
  • Signs of hearing loss
  • Educational implications
  • Resources
  • Hearing impairment in babies
  • All for children resources for all ages assistance with buying hearing aids
  • General info about services to persons with hearing loss
Legal Help and Aid
  • Families and Kids-divorce, domestic violence, adoption
  • Consumer Law
  • Housing
  • Work, Out of Work
  • Seniors-Estate Planning, Retirement and Pension Issues, Grandparents raising grandchildren
  • Free legal aid
  • LSLA helps children, veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities, and those who are homeless
Life Works
  • Empowering Self Sufficiency
  • Counseling, Housing, Education/ Workforce, youth development
Low Vision and Blindness
  • About low vision and blindness
  • Information and Resources
Low Income Housing
  • Section 8 Housing
  • Housing for Veterans
  • Texas Low Income Housing
Medicare
  • For people with disabilities
  • End stage kidney disease
  • 65 years of age or older
Mental Health Services/IDD services
  • Centers offer services for persons with serious and persistent mental illness or have intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • May provide substance abuse addiction
Motor Vehicle safety
  • Annual safety inspections
Narcotics Anonymous
  • Help for people who use illicit drugs
  • Google for regional meetings
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
  • NCCN guidelines for patients
  • Patient and Caregiver Resources
National Institute of Health
  • Health Information
  • Community Resources
  • Clinical Trials
Nicotine anonymous
  • Find a meeting
Oral Health Program (Dental Health)
  • Low cost dental services
  • What you need to know about your teeth
  • Brushing your teeth, flossing
Overeaters Anonymous
  • Help for people who compulsively overeat
Paratransit services
  • Directory to paratransit programs in Texas
  • Designed to assist anyone with a disability
Safe Driving Classes in Texas
  • TEA approved Defensive Driving Classes
Stress management for firefighters and first responders
  • Variety of resources and information
  • Relaxation and Relaxation Exercises for public safety officers and first responders
Stress management for police officers
  • Police suicide prevention program and suicide prevention education
  • Relaxation and Relaxation Exercises for public safety officers and first responders
Suicide Hotlines
  • Phone numbers for suicide hotlines in Texas
Texas 211
  • Electric Service Payment Assistance
  • Housing Expense Assistance
  • Professional Tax Preparation Services
  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps (SNAP) SNAP
  • Rent Payment Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Medicaid Applications
  • Food Pantries
  • Dental Care
Texas Area Agencies on Aging
  • Listing of Area Agencies on Aging by county found here.
Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Immunizations
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Mental illnesses
  • Substance abuse
  • Marriage, birth and divorce records
  • Local health departments and clinics
  • Disaster planning
  • WIC program
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Aging
  • Disability
  • Financial assistance
  • Health
  • Safety
  • Service Coordination
Tobacco Cessation
  • Texas Quitline at 1-877-YES Quit
Veterans Administration
  • Services for veterans
Working in the Heat
  • Suggestions on how to prevent heat related illness, injuries, and deaths in hot weather
  • Poster that lists health effects of heat; useful to post where outside workers can read
YMCA in Texas
  • YMCA locations in Texas
Cultural Competency for Practitioners
  • Cultural competence for practitioners, nurses, oral health professionals and for disaster preparedness and crisis response
Finding Clinical Trials
  • Info on government and private clinical trials for many conditions
Health Information Lines
  • Toll free phone numbers for Health Related organizations
  • Toll free phone numbers for Protective Services
  • Mental health emergencies
  • General info lines for all types of services in Texas
Hospice
  • Member Hospices
  • Services and Resources
  • Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Listing of hospice providers in Texas
Mental Health Crisis
  • Listing of crisis hot lines by county
Paratransit services
  • Directory to paratransit programs in Texas
  • Designed to assist anyone with a disability
  • This resource may not be up to date
Texas State Benefit Programs
  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • Long term care
  • CHIP
  • Help for low income families
Texas Workforce Commission
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Blind & Visually Impaired Services
  • Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center
  • Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind
  • Business Services - Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Providers’ Resources - Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Business Enterprises of Texas
  • Rehabilitation Council of Texas
  • Service Animal Information