Good Shepherd Catholic Community Christ Care Ministry – The agency is located in Colleyville. Phone (817)488-5689.
Grace Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange – Grapevine. Dial (817)488-7009.
Matin United Method Church, based in Bedford Texas. (817)734-7057
Mission Arlington – (817)277-6620
Peace Lutheran Church. (817)284-1677
Saginaw United Methodist Church – (817)232-0390
South Central Alliance of Churches. Forth Worth Call the agency at (817)923-0486
St. Johns Outreach St. John The Apostle Catholic Church, located in North Richland Hills. (817)284-5912
St. Phillip Presbyterian Church – (817)282-9181
Wesley Mission Center only supports the Mansfield Independent School District are. The non-profit is located in Mansfield Texas. Dial (817)473-6650.
Get a listing of Texas Section 8 housing agencies.
Fort Worth Housing and Economic Development Department, runs the federal government Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). This can provide grants to pay rent, security deposits, and emergency funding for utilities. Call the agencies that administer the funds, which include.
- Community Enrichment Center – 817-281-1164
- Cornerstone Assistance Network – 817-632-6000
- Safe haven of Tarrant County – 817-535-6040 x223
- Salvation Army – 817-344-1832
- Tarrant County Human Services – 817-531-5620
- Texas Re-Entry Services – 817-834-2833
Martin United Methodist Church runs a program called Helping Hands. It may be able to provide financial assistance with paying for utilities, rent, and prescription medications. 2621 Bedford Road, Bedford, TX 76021, (817) 734-7057.
Mission Stability is for veterans who are facing an emergency. Apply for help for rent or utilities, including water and electric bills. The non-profit may be able to help pay for school supplies and textbooks for veterans going back to school. Other services, such as case management may be offered too. 1501 E El Paso, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, telephone (817) 568-4644.
Transitional housing programs in Tarrant County are wide ranging. Low income families, the homeless, or recently evicted are the main beneficiaries. The county and non-profits provide individuals with emergency shelter, case management, and assistance in locating a new home. Some of the non-profits in the Fort Worth Texas area may also help the very low income pay for a security deposit or first months rent as well, though this is less common. More on short term housing in Tarrant County.
Tarrant County Department Of Human Services – Services provided by the government agency includes case management, assistance with paying mortgage, emergency rent and utilities as well as county-funded burials provided through participating funeral homes. Another financial assistance program called SUAP Special Utility Assistance Program has limited cash grants that can be used to provide electric and gas service assistance to eligible households up to three times a year from January thru August. 813 Brown Trail Ste 3, Bedford, Texas 76022, dial (817)531-5620. Or click here for additional details on services provided by Human Services.
Free or low cost health care in Tarrant County and Fort Worth:
Forth Worth Northside Community Health Center – Dial (817)625-4254 to make an appointment. No patient is rejected.
Crowley House of Hope – Offers free medical treatment. Phone (817)297-6495
- JPS Health Network, which is based in Fort Worth and can be reached at (817)852-8380, is a medical clinic that provides services for children and adults in the community.
- Mission Forth Worth provides health care to the uninsured. (817)207-0229.
- Find more clinics in Tarrant County Texas.
Head Start Program
This government funded program helps children of low income and working poor families access child development services and resources. It is run across the Tarrant County Texas region by a number of non-profit agencies. It promotes school readiness by offering children access to health, educational, nutritional, social, dental and other services, depending on program and location. Learn about Head Start in Tarrant County, and how your child can get assistance. Agencies also provide qualified children access to the Early Head Start program.
LAS VEGAS AREA:
Catholic Charities – (702) 387-2291
One of the largest nonprofit social service providers in the state, offering 24 diverse programs designed to help people. Below are some of the services offered. Please see their website for eligibility requirements and information on other programs.
Social Services: Their mission is to provide individuals and families facing a temporary crisis with emergency assistance to meet basic needs. Depending on the individual or family situation and their available resources, they can assist with basic necessities such as emergency food, clothing, and baby food. When available, 24-hour bus passes, rent and utility payment assistance is provided.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC): This supplemental food program provides food, nutritional education, and referrals to health and public agencies to pregnant women, recently pregnant, and women with children up to the age of five.
Homeless to Home (Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program): This program provides single-men or women with children; two parent married couples; veterans of any age and seniors 62 years or older, assistance with housing, utility payment assistance, case management, job training, food and clothing to end the cycle of homelessness and to gain self-sufficiency through employment. They will assist clients for 6 months to one year, helping them end the cycle of homelessness.
St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility: This facility at 1502 North Main Street, feeds nutritious meals to homeless and needy men, women, and children every day of the year, in a clean and safe environment, no questions asked. A free community meal is served daily 10-11 AM. Additional meals are served for $3 Monday to Friday and are open to the public 7-8 AM for breakfast, 12-1 PM for lunch, and 3-5 PM for dinner. Sunday lunch is served 12-1 PM and dinner is served 3-5 PM.
Community Food Pantry: This pantry provides groceries for individuals and families in need Monday through Friday 8 AM to 3 PM.
St. Vincent HELP Apartments: These 120 fully furnished apartments are specifically designed to help men and women regain their independence and transition to permanent housing.
Family Services – (702) 455-5444
A local public agency whose role is to help keep children safe. The agency was formed in response to the merger of state and county child welfare services. Services include adoption, case management, child abuse hotline, child protection, independent living, and the parenting project.
HELP of Southern Nevada – (702) 369-4357
A community resource that assists families and individuals through direct services, training and referral to community resources. The building blocks lead to four cornerstones: Housing, Emergency Services, Life Skills and Prevention. Below are some of the services they offer.
Nevada 2-1-1: An easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to free information about critical health and human services available in their community. The center is staffed by live information and referral specialists who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Social Services: Comprised of 3 main divisions:
The Division of Emergency Resource Services (DERS) is a link between people needing services and those providing them. The program addresses needs for basic survival by providing rent and utility assistance, clothing vouchers, food vouchers, gas coupons, toiletries, blankets, etc.
The Division of Homeless Services O.U.T.R.E.A.C.H. is contracted by the County to perform two functions: Mobile Crisis Intervention Team and Intensive Case Management.
The Division of Family Services (A New Start) is a supportive housing program that provides rental assistance and supportive services to homeless families who have a documented disability.
Weatherization: Assists low-income households occupied by seniors, physically challenged, and homes with children by installing energy saving devises, such as solar screens. Weatherizing equals money in energy savings that clients can use toward necessities like food.
Shannon West Homeless Youth Center: Residential facility for youth ages 16-21. The youth live in studio apartments and learn the basic life skills necessary to reach independence. The campus provides 24-hour staffing for supervision and transportation of the residents.
Work Opportunities Readiness Center (W.O.R.C.): offers free assistance to anyone who has recently lost his or her primary source of income due to job lay-offs, divorce, death, or disability.
The Community Alternative Sentencing Program (CAS): Gives court appointed individuals the opportunity to serve the community.
Lutheran Social Services – (702) 639-1730
A social ministry with supportive services for senior citizens, youth, and low-income families. The agency has the following services currently available to families in need:
Emergency Food Pantry: Supermarket style client-choice emergency food pantry where clients are given a cart to select fresh produce and packaged food items for themselves.
Emergency Services Program: Temporary financial support through rental and utility assistance for low-income individuals living at/or below the poverty line.
Career Connections Center: Provides employment search and retention services to individuals and families. They provide birth certificates and state identification documents necessary for obtaining employment in Nevada.
Supportive Housing Program (Project Return Home): Family supportive transitional housing services provided through three apartment homes for homeless families. This community-based program offers homeless families in the community, whose other resources have been exhausted, transitional housing with wrap around supportive services. It requires the head of household to be willing and able to participate in a written case service plan, which will within 24 months facilitate long-term stabilization, employment and housing.
Social Security Administration – 800-772-1213
North Las Vegas: 4340 Simmons Street – (866) 704-4859
Henderson: 10416 S. Eastern Avenue- (866) 614-9667
Las Vegas: CAC-1511 N. Las Vegas Blvd. – (855) 207-7084
Southern Nevada Health District – (702) 759-1000
Offers services and provides regulatory supervision to protect and promote the health, the environment and the well-being of Clark County residents and visitors. The District is divided into the following four divisions.
Administrative Services: Covers the operations of health cards, vital records and public information.
Community Health Services: Includes emergency medical services, epidemiology, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, public health preparedness, and the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory.
Environmental Health: Oversees plan review and inspection programs involving food and beverage establishments, public accommodations, subdivisions, child care facilities, body art facilities, public swimming pools, public water systems, septic tanks, and solid waste facilities.
Nursing and Clinics: Provides public health-related clinical services at an average cost of $35. Services are provided regardless of a client’s ability to pay. Administers childhood and adult immunizations, offers sexually transmitted disease treatment and control, tuberculosis treatment and control, kids clinics, and HIV/AIDS case management.
Birth Certificates – (702) 759-1010
State of Nevada Welfare Department – (702) 486-5000
Provides services enabling Nevada families, the disabled and elderly to achieve their highest levels of self-sufficiency.
Three Square Food Bank – (702) 644-3663
Southern Nevada’s only food bank providing assistance to it residents. This is a community collaborative partnership providing the equivalent of nearly 18 million meals per year to more than 650 Program Partners. Below are some of the services they offer:
Backpack for Kids Program: Provides a bag of nutritious, kid-friendly, shelf-stable food to children who lack adequate food over the weekend.
Kids Café Program: One of the largest charitable meal service programs, which provides free and prepared food and nutrition education to hungry children in a safe environment. Provides meals to children after school in the late afternoon.
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP): Provides nutritious meals to children 18 or younger in low-income areas during the summer. The program ensures that children’s nutritional needs are met during their school vacation when FRL meals are not available.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP Outreach): Provides low-income households with electronic benefits they can use like a debit card to purchase food at stores authorized by the US Department of Agriculture.
United Methodist Social Ministries – (702) 733-0053
A non-sectarian organization serving all of the Clark County community. The following are some of their services:
Hats and Hands: Distributes knitted and crocheted hats and scarves to the homeless during the winter, as well as donated or purchased socks and gloves.
Weekend Emergency Assistance Program (WEAP): Provides food, hygiene, infant care items and referrals for additional resources to those in need. WEAP provides three meals for three days to families in need.