Community Resources

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KIPP Texas Community Partnerships champions our Little KIPPsters and their families’ experience outside the classroom by connecting them to community resources. These resources help our students excel both inside and outside of school to pursue any path they choose.

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Food Assistance

View access to food resources in your community for additional food support outside of the classroom. Resources for families include groceries, meals, pantries, food distribution drives, assistance applying for food stamps, etc.

Agency NameContactDescription
Central Texas Food Bank(512) 282-2111The Central Texas Food Bank shares free food and the knowledge on low-cost, healthy eating with families in need, assist families who qualify for federal assistance programs., and connects families to life-enhancing resources.
El Buen Samaritano Food Pantry(512) 439-8900El Buen Samaritano Food Pantry offers emergency food assistance with nutritious food to families and individuals in Central Texas. Clients are welcome to pick up food for themselves as well as neighbors or family members who may be home-bound, mobility impaired, or without transport. No appointment is necessary.
Agency NameContactDescription
Catholic Charities Dallas(972) 246-6027The Catholic Charities Dallas alleviates hunger and food insecurity in the community with fixed and mobile food pantries.
Crossroads Community Services(214) 560-2511Crossroads Community Services seeks to ensure that all people in Dallas County have ready access to nourishing foods. Clients can receive food by visiting their in-house pantry or one of their Community Distribution Partners (CDP), or agency sites.
Harmony Community Development Corporation(214) 467-6770
Info@HarmonyCDC.org
The Harmony CDC's Client-Choice Food Pantry provides healthy, nutritionally balanced, and quality food to individuals and families in need. They serve residents in the 75224, 75232, 75233, 75236, 75237, and 75249 zip codes every 30 days. Their policy allows all others clients not residing in the listed zip codes to be served on a quarterly and/or emergency basis.
North Texas Food Bank(214) 330-1396The North Texas Food Bank offers food assistance through Senior Programs, Mobile Pantry Sites, Food Pantry, assistance with SNAP and other HHSC benefits.
Agency NameContactDescription
Houston Food Bank(832) 369-9390The Houston Food Bank distributes food and other essentials to those in need. It offers programs and services aimed at helping families achieve long-term stability, including nutrition education, job training, health management, and help to secure state-funded assistance.
Target Hunger(281) 726-1663 (English)
(281) 905-7655 (Spanish)
Target Hunger serves thousands of people in the northeast and east Houston area through various food and social service navigation programs. To receive a monthly food distribution at one of the five pantries or by home delivery you must reside in one of the following zip codes: 77011, 77012, 77013, 77016, 77020, 77023, 77026, 77028, 77029, or 77078. If you meet the zip code and income requirements, please sign-up online to get set-up for a monthly food distribution.
West Houston Assistance Ministries(713) 780-2727West Houston Assistance Ministries offers drive-thru food distributions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting at 9:00 am. All zip codes are welcome. Households are limited to coming once a week, and registration is required to receive food from WHAM. Please send an email to clientservices@whamministries.org to receive registration information and a link.
Agency NameContactDescription
San Antonio Food Bank(210) 431-8326The San Antonio Food Bank assists with SNAP & other benefits applications and finding immediate food assistance and job training opportunities.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul(210) 225-7837The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Southwest Texas, assists with rent and utility assistance, food assistance, clothing, and more.

Basic Needs

Family resources to meet the basic needs include shelter, clothing, cleaning supplies, school supplies, or childcare.

Agency NameContactDescription
Bankratelauren@o.bankrate.comResources for securing housing after domestic violence
Agency NameContactDescription
Bankratelauren@o.bankrate.comResources for securing housing after domestic violence
Travis CountyCall 2-1-1Services and resources for financial assistance, food programs, housing support, job search, medical needs, and more.
Agency NameContactDescription
Bankratelauren@o.bankrate.comResources for securing housing after domestic violence
Grand Prairie Food and Clothing Co-Op(972) 264-8540Provide food, clothing and some assistance with rent or utilities. For crisis situtations only -- each client may receive help up to 3 times per year.
Presbyterian Night Shelter(817) 632-7400The Presbyterian Night Shelter welcomes anyone without a home and helps them find one. Their "housing first" approach helps break the cycle of homelessness through housing assistance, support services, and employment opportunities. They also provide free access to a warm meal.
SafeHaven1-877-701-7233SafeHaven's comprehensive approach to services gives survivors the best and safest options moving forward. They provide 24-hour emergency shelter, transitional housing with subsidized rent assistance, counseling for both survivors and their children, case management and legal support.
Agency NameContactDescription
Bankratelauren@o.bankrate.comResources for securing housing after domestic violence
Northwest Assistance Ministries(281) 885-4555Offers emergency basic needs assistance include rent, food, clothing, and more.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul(713) 741-8234Clothing Vouchers: With a clothing voucher, one can discreetly shop for clothing they feel confident wearing. Each clothing voucher provides five complete outfits, one pair of shoes, and new socks and underwear.

Furniture Vouchers:Furniture Vouchers can be redeemed at the Vincentian Services Center, where their staff works directly to obtain and deliver the furniture. Our Vincentians assess the needs of anyone asking for assistance and serve their furniture needs accordingly.
Agency NameContactDescription
Bankratelauren@o.bankrate.comResources for securing housing after domestic violence.
Catholic Charities of San Antonio(210) 226-6178Offers food pantry, financial assistance, clothing assistance, and more.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul(210) 225-7837The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Southwest Texas, assists with rent and utility assistance, food assistance, clothing, and more.

Emergency Recovery

Relief services for families affected by natural disasters (such as a hurricane or tornado) or other national emergencies are included. Often, relief services are time-sensitive and might only be available for a short-term period.

Agency NameContactDescription
MedRxmedrxcompounding1@gmail.comAt home COVID19 test kits are now included as a pharmacy benefit. There are no copays. All covered persons in your household can get free at home test kits delivered at no extra cost. Interested families can fill out the online form. Pharmacy will process and deliver within 72 hours.
Agency NameContactDescription
MedRxmedrxcompounding1@gmail.comAt home COVID19 test kits are now included as a pharmacy benefit. There are no copays. All covered persons in your household can get free at home test kits delivered at no extra cost. Interested families can fill out the online form. Pharmacy will process and deliver within 72 hours.
Catholic Charities of Central Texas(512) 651-6100The Catholic Charities of Central Texas offers financial assistance, emergency housing, rent/mortgage assistance, mental health counseling, and free basic needs items while recovering from the Texas tornadoes or any other disaster.
Agency NameContactDescription
MedRxmedrxcompounding1@gmail.comAt home COVID19 test kits are now included as a pharmacy benefit. There are no copays. All covered persons in your household can get free at home test kits delivered at no extra cost. Interested families can fill out the online form. Pharmacy will process and deliver within 72 hours.
Catholic Charities Dallas(866) 223-7500Disaster Relief and Preparedness Services is a holistic program designed to address the immediate and long-term needs of victims of natural disasters. Trained case managers provide relief in the form of financial and material aid, employment assistance, long-term recovery plan development, and help finding temporary and permanent housing.
Agency NameContactDescription
MedRxmedrxcompounding1@gmail.comAt home COVID19 test kits are now included as a pharmacy benefit. There are no copays. All covered persons in your household can get free at home test kits delivered at no extra cost. Interested families can fill out the online form. Pharmacy will process and deliver within 72 hours.
BakerRipley(713) 667-9400BakerRipley's impact is strengthening community engagement, improving financial well-being and increasing educational attainment in every community we serve. Services offered include community center programming for children and adults, tax preparation assistance, adult education classes, job and career development, senior health and wellness, disaster recovery, and more.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul (713) 741-8234The Society of St. Vincent de Paul steps in to help individuals and families recover from a natural disaster. Their network of regional Conferences collaborates and often sends volunteers to disaster areas once the location has been secured and is safe to enter. The Society provides help with basic needs such as water, food, clothing, and furniture.
Agency NameContactDescription
MedRxmedrxcompounding1@gmail.comAt home COVID19 test kits are now included as a pharmacy benefit. There are no copays. All covered persons in your household can get free at home test kits delivered at no extra cost. Interested families can fill out the online form. Pharmacy will process and deliver within 72 hours.

Financial Services

Support for families with different financial needs, such as first-time homebuyer education and financial literacy classes.

Agency NameContactDescription
IRS Advance Child Tax Credit payment resourcesSee websiteChild Tax Credit Information:
- File a 2021 Tax Return to Get the Remainder of Your 2021 Child Tax Credit (other languages here)

- Claiming the 2021 Child Tax Credit When You Don’t Normally File a Return (other languages here)

- Child-Related 2021 Tax Credits (other languages here)

- FAQs

IRS Free File (other languages here)
Neighborhood Centers AustinVaries, see websiteThe Neighborhood Centers provide emergency rent, utility and food assistance to low- and moderate-income families in need.
Agency NameContactDescription
IRS Advance Child Tax Credit payment resourcesSee websiteChild Tax Credit Information:
- File a 2021 Tax Return to Get the Remainder of Your 2021 Child Tax Credit (other languages here)

- Claiming the 2021 Child Tax Credit When You Don’t Normally File a Return (other languages here)

- Child-Related 2021 Tax Credits (other languages here)

- FAQs

IRS Free File (other languages here)
Pathfinders(817) 731-1173
info@pathfinderstc.org
Pathfinders provides financial coaching to help low and moderate-income individuals attain financial stability.
Tarrant County Department of Human Services (TCDHS)(817) 531-5620Tarrant County Department of Human Services (TCDHS) is the County's temporary financial assistance program. The mission of TCDHS is to provide social services and economic assistance to individuals and families. Financial assistance is provided to eligible households for rent, mortgage, utilities, food & hygiene items, and transportation on a limited basis.
Agency NameContactDescription
IRS Advance Child Tax Credit payment resourcesSee websiteChild Tax Credit Information:
- File a 2021 Tax Return to Get the Remainder of Your 2021 Child Tax Credit (other languages here)

- Claiming the 2021 Child Tax Credit When You Don’t Normally File a Return (other languages here)

- Child-Related 2021 Tax Credits (other languages here)

- FAQs

IRS Free File (other languages here)
Avenue CDC(713) 864-8099First time homebuyer classes, downpayment assistance programs, community revitalization programs
BakerRipley(713) 667-9400BakerRipley's impact is strengthening community engagement, improving financial well-being and increasing educational attainment in every community we serve. Services offered include community center programming for children and adults, tax preparation assistance, adult education classes, job and career development, senior health and wellness, disaster recovery, and more.
CONNECT RealtyArchie McCoy III, RealtorCertified Freddie Mac CreidtSmart Instructor, which features 12 financial education modules that provide valuable information to help people improve their credit, mandate their money and be responsible homeowners (see email from 2.10.22 for attachments and resources sample)
Workforce Solutions Houston1-888-469-JOBS (1-888-469-5627) We help employers meet their human resource needs and individuals build careers, so both can compete in the global economy. We offer job search and job matching assistance, career counseling and financial aid for education/training or work support.
Agency NameContactDescription
IRS Advance Child Tax Credit payment resourcesSee websiteChild Tax Credit Information:
- File a 2021 Tax Return to Get the Remainder of Your 2021 Child Tax Credit (other languages here)

- Claiming the 2021 Child Tax Credit When You Don’t Normally File a Return (other languages here)

- Child-Related 2021 Tax Credits (other languages here)

- FAQs

IRS Free File (other languages here)
Bexar County Community Impact Program(210) 335-3666The Community Impact division of the Economic and Community Development department provides financial assistance for utility payments and administers the Pauper Burial program.
Workforce Solutions Alamo(210) 224-HELP (4357)The One-Stop Career Centers of the Workforce Solutions Alamo offers job seekers employment information, career development training opportunities, life essentials support and connects to programs in the 13-County Alamo Region.

Program Services: Child Care Services • Employer Services • Job Seeker Services • Veterans Services
Vocational Rehabilitation Services • Youth Empowerment Services (YES!)

Resources: Jobs KIOSK • Parking Lot WiFi • Computer Access • Career Assessment Tools

Health Resources

Family health resources for a healthier body and mind include mental health help, nutrition education, vaccination providers, vision checks, Rx eyeglasses providers, etc.

Agency NameContactDescription
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)(800) 662-HELP (4357)

Disaster Distress Hotline: Call or Text (800) 985-5990
SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families. They provide leadership and resources – programs, policies, information and data, funding, and personnel – to advance mental and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services in order to improve individual, community, and public health.
National Mass Violence Victimization Resource CenterSee websiteThe National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center serves to provide communities access to evidence-based information and resources needed to effectively prepare for and respond to mass violence incidents. The website offers many different resources for survivors of mass violence.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (310) 235-2633

info@nctsn.org
NCTSN works to increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. The website offers a variety of resources for the public, professionals, and others who care about children and are concerned about child traumatic stress. Also, the Psychological First Aid (PFA) program is an evidence-informed approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism.
American Heart AssociationVaries, see websiteHealthy living resources, nutrition resources
Cost Plus Drug CompanySee websiteOnline pharmacy that offers safe, affordable medicines at the lowest possible price.
Look for the Good(203) 299-2693
info@lookforthegood.org
The mission of Look for the Good Project, Inc. is to improve the lives of K - 6 children by giving them access to social-emotional learning programming, which develops healthy self-esteem.
Agency NameContactDescription
Austin Area Mental Health Consumers(512) 442-3366
admin@austinmhc.org
Austin Area Mental Health Consumers make a difference for people with lived experiences of mental health, substance use, and homelessness. Members receive life-affirming services, embrace recovery and healthy living, become gainfully employed, and give back to their communities.
Agency NameContactDescription
ACH Child and Family Services(817) 335-HOPE (4673)
or (888) 296-8099 (toll-free)
The ACH programs are designed to prevent child abuse, neglect and family separation and help heal and treat children already affected by these tragedies.
Buckner Family Hope Centers1-800-442-4800
(800) 442-4800 bucknercommunications@buckner.org
With locations in Dallas and Houston, the Buckner Family Hope Center is a child-centered, family-focused place where families go to find hope, support, and empowerment in their community. Their programs engage families through assistance and community events. They strive to elevate families through family coaching, counseling, and spiritual enrichment.
Center for Transforming Livesinfo@transforminglives.org
(817) 332-6191
Center for Transforming Lives works side-by-side women and their children to disrupt the cycle of poverty throughout Tarrant County. Their services are two-generational and establish long-term financial and emotional well-being. Services include early childhood education, financial services, and housing resources.
Agency NameContactDescription
Buckner Family Hope Centers1-800-442-4800
(800) 442-4800 bucknercommunications@buckner.org
With locations in Dallas and Houston, the Buckner Family Hope Center is a child-centered, family-focused place where families go to find hope, support, and empowerment in their community. Their programs engage families through assistance and community events. They strive to elevate families through family coaching, counseling, and spiritual enrichment.
Legacy Community Health(832) 548-5000On-campus clinics at each of our KIPP Texas- Houston locations offer primary care, behavioral health, dental care, vision, vaccinations, screenings, and more.
NAMI Greater Houston(713) 970-4419
info@namigreaterhouston.org
The mission of NAMI Greater Houston is to provide advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
ADVA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse)(713) 224-9911AVDA’s (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) mission is to end family violence by advocating for the safety and self-determination of victims, promoting accountability for abusers, and fostering a community response to abuse. As a nonprofit organization centered on family violence intervention and prevention, they build and grow programs in the Greater Houston Area that both shed light on the subject and transform lives.
Agency NameContactDescription
Clarity Child Guidance Center(210) 616-0300 (Main)
210-582-6412 (Crisis Hotline)
The goal of the Clarity Child Guidance Center is to turn children’s lives around: their mission is to help children, adolescents, and families overcome the disabling effects of mental illness and improve their ability to function successfully at home, at school, and in the community.
Family Service Association of San Antonio (210) 299-2400The Family Service Association offers a wide variety of programs to address the social determinants of health through a trauma-informed care lens.
Family Violence Prevention Services(210) 930-3669 (Programs)

210.733.8810 (Crisis Hotline)
The mission of Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. is to break the cycle of violence and to strengthen families by providing the necessary tools for self-sufficiency through the delivery of emergency shelter, effective therapy, parenting education, housing and specialized intervention with children, youth, the elderly, including services for those who perpetrate the abuse.
San Antonio Metro Health(210) 207-8780San Antonio Metro Health provides healthy eating and active living resources for the whole family

Community Outreach

Community-based resources and events such as tickets to museums or family-friendly events, neighborhood crime and safety tips, resources for victims of domestic violence, and know your rights information for immigrants and refugees.

Agency NameContactDescription
Catholic Charities of Central Texas(512) 651-6100Catholic Charities of Central Texas offers programs for counseling, disaster response, financial stability, immigration services, pregnancy, and more.
El Buen Samaritano(512) 439-8900El Buen Samaritano, an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas serving the Latino community of Central Texas, is committed to recognizing the dignity of all by ensuring access to healthcare, education and essential needs that lead to healthy, productive and secure lives.
United Way for Greater Austin: Connect ATXCall (833) 512-2289 or text your zip code to 85511.Use ConnectATX to find up-to-date information on food, housing, transportation, child care, parenting classes, job training, COVID-19 vaccine, and more.
Agency NameContactDescription
Catholic Charities Dallas(866) 223-7500From homelessness to hunger, from victims of abuse to refugees of war and oppression, from the hurting to the lost, the Catholic Charities Dallas partners with clients to serve them during their greatest time of need and continue to walk with them on their journey to self- sufficiency.
Agency NameContactDescription
BakerRipley(713) 667-9400BakerRipley's impact is strengthening community engagement, improving financial well-being and increasing educational attainment in every community we serve. Services offered include community center programming for children and adults, tax preparation assistance, adult education classes, job and career development, senior health and wellness, disaster recovery, and more.
Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston(713) 526-4611 Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has provided a comprehensive network of social services for this entire region. We empower people to grow and thrive, and we work to alleviate poverty and help people become self-sufficient and live better lives. Our four focus areas are caring for children, strengthening families, supporting refugees and immigrants, and promoting independence for seniors and veterans
Crime Stoppers of Houston(713) 521-4600 (Main)
(713) 222-8477 (Tip Line)
info@crime-stoppers.org
Crime Stoppers of Houston works diligently to empower, educate and engage the community in the important conversations about crime, public safety and the protection of society’s most vulnerable citizens.
Harris County Public HealthVaries, see website
My Connect Community(281) 879-3042 connectcommunity6700@gmail.comMy Connect Community is an organization that provides community resources to help navigate life's basic steps like setting up a bank account, finding a doctor, or finding the right school for families.
PAIR(713) 771-1111
pair@pairhouston.org
Through educational mentoring programs, PAIR empowers
refugee youth to navigate American society, reach their
academic potential and become community leaders.
Region 4 Community Engagement Program(713) 744-4458
ndasantryan@esc4.net
Region 4 provides resources for parents, familoes, and communities.
Agency NameWebsiteContactDescription
Alamo Area Resource Centerlink(210) 625-7200Alamo Area Resource Center provides rental and utility assistance, housing location assistance, free or low cost legal services, assistance in filing for social security, homeless prevention and food stamp applications.
Avenida Guadalupe Associationlink(210)-223-3151The Avenida Guadalupe Association is a Community Development Corporation that for more than 30 years has been committed to it’s neighborhood, tirelessly fortifying the Guadalupe Street commercial corridor, building affordable senior communities, offering housing counseling and financial education programs to underserved populations, and honoring the roots of San Antonio’s Mexican-American Cultural Heritage.

Adult Education

Listed are free classes for adults (ages 18+) such as ESL (English as a Second Language for non-native speakers), literacy, civic, citizenship preparation, etc.

Agency NameContactDescription
El Buen Samaritanoeducation@elbuen.orgEl Buen Samaritano provides English classes and Digital Literacy classes for adults.
Austin Community Collegeadulted@austincc.eduACC’s Adult Education Division provides free classes in convenient locations across Travis County. ACC provides adult education classes from learning basic English to earning a GED certificate, regardless of your age. Visit the website to learn more about their classes and how to register.
Agency NameWebsiteContactDescription
Workforce Solutions Greater Dallaslink214.290.1000
info@wfsdallas.com
Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas offers Adult Education classes that equip individuals in our community with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve successful and wage-sustaining employment.
Agency NameWebsiteContactDescription
BakerRipleylink(713) 667-9400BakerRipley's impact is strengthening community engagement, improving financial well-being and increasing educational attainment in every community we serve. Services offered include community center programming for children and adults, tax preparation assistance, adult education classes, job and career development, senior health and wellness, disaster recovery, and more.
Wellness for Growth Foundationlinkedu@wellness4growth.comProvides classes and workshops for adults on a variety of topics, including health and wellness and entrepreneurship training
Agency NameContactDescription
Goodwill San Antonio(210) 271-8880
GCCInfo@goodwillsa.org
The Goodwill Good Careers Centers provide free career assistance to anyone seeking employment or a new career. The free Digital Literacy Program enabling adults to gain or enhance your computer skills. This training program teaches the computer skills employers expected and are essential in daily life. The Skills to Succeed Academy offers online training to help job seekers prepare for work, explore career opportunities, and secure and retain employment. Appointments are encouraged.
San Antonio Food Bank(210) 431-8326The San Antonio Food Bank team can help adults in their job search, with opportunities for trainings, interview and resumé building, as well as other resources to connect with employment opportunities.

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