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Finding Resources in Your Texas Community

Last updated May 14, 2021

If you are in need of resources or support remember you are not alone - we are here to help! As a first step, we recommend you reach out to your college’s financial aid or student affairs office to ask about programs they may offer. Many schools have programs to help students including emergency grants, dining hall vouchers, food pantries, and on-campus emergency housing.

If you need further support check out these Texas-based organizations and websites:

2-1-1 Texas - Using the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s database, you can search for resources based on your zip code. For further help, dial 2-1-1 to reach their anonymous hotline and receive personalized help with basic needs in your community.

Community Resource Coordination Groups - Check out this website, created by a group of local partners and community members, to search for benefits and services in almost every county in Texas.

Feeding Texas - Find free groceries, sign up for nutrition programs, and connect to other helpful services based on the food banks in your zip code.

Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) - Search for community health centers and providers with appointments available for Texans without, or with limited, health insurance.

Texas Homeless Network - If you are experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness, use the THN website to search for free or reduced cost services (medical care, food, housing, etc) in your area.

For national resources, head over to our article on finding food, shelter, and other resources in your community

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