Local Resources

Below is a list of local Texas resources you may find helpful. If you are outside the state of Texas, click here for national resources.

Additional Local Resource Directories

Connect ATX by United Way
Central Texas (Austin)

A program of United Way that provides an easy-to-use search engine based on needs and zip code for fast resource access. Use ConnectATX to find up-to-date information on food, housing, transportation, child care, parenting classes, job training, COVID-19 vaccine, and more.

Find Help

Find free or reduced-cost resources like food, housing, financial assistance, health care, and more. Help starts here.

Harris County Resources for Children & Adults

Harris County resources for children and adults including prevention and early intervention services, counseling and crisis intervention, school-based counseling, after school and summer programs, youth leadership activities, children’s emergency shelter, provision of supplies in emergency situations.

San Antonio Community Resource Directory
San Antonio

A program of United Way that provides an easy-to-use search engine based on needs and zip code for fast resource access. Use ConnectATX to find up-to-date information on food, housing, transportation, child care, parenting classes, job training, COVID-19 vaccine, and more.

The Ultimate Guide to Houston Community Resources

A program of United Way that provides an easy-to-use search engine based on needs and zip code for fast resource access. Use ConnectATX to find up-to-date information on food, housing, transportation, child care, parenting classes, job training, COVID-19 vaccine, and more.

Bereavement Resources

Austin Center for Grief & Loss
Central Texas (Austin)

Provides therapy and support for those grieving the death of a loved one from illness and other types of losses. The Austin Center for Grief & Loss offers individual, couples and family therapy for both adults and children. Their therapists have training specific to trauma, grief and loss in children and adults. They incorporate play therapy, traditional “talk” therapy and creative interventions into sessions. They offer a sliding scale fee for those in need.

Bo’s Place

Whether it’s through group support, phone consultations with their clinicians, or grief-related resources, Bo’s Place is here to help you find the support you need after the death of a loved one. Bo’s Place is a safe place to express your thoughts and feelings with others on a similar journey. They offer information and grief resources via phone, online, and through in-person grief support groups for bereaved children, families, and adults in both English & Spanish.

Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas
San Antonio

Provides peer support groups for children, adolescents, young adults, and their caregivers. They also can provide individual and family counseling if needed.

Hope Hospice
San Antonio (Bulverde)

Children’s Grief Program offers counseling, support groups, and grief camps. If your loved one was served by Hope Hospice, there is no fee for counseling. For community clients seeking counseling, they offer a sliding fee scale based on your current financial situation and needs.

Hospice Austin
Central Texas (Austin)

They were the first hospice in Central Texas and have end-of-life care expertise that only decades of experience can teach. Aside from being able to welcome those who are uninsured or whose treatment is more expensive than what other hospices are willing to provide, they also provide caregiver and grief support groups.

Journey of Hope – Grief Support Center

Their mission is to renew hope, foster healing, and develop resilience in the hearts of children and their families grieving the death of a loved one. They provide peer grief support groups free of charge to children ages 4-18 and their adult caregivers twice a month. They also provide anticipatory grief support groups for children ages 4-18 and their parents/caregivers who have a loved one with an advanced serious illness or families who are anticipating death.

The Christi Center
Central Texas (Austin)

A free resource for any grieving person in Central Texas that provides free support groups. They provide the space for you to build your support network, by connecting you with others who have had a similar loss. They welcome all faiths, all backgrounds and all ages starting at age five.

The WARM Place (What About Remembering Me Center, Inc.)
Fort Worth

Provides grief support services to children and their families, as well as young adults ages 19-25, who have experienced a death loss. Also provides a continuing program of grief education and training. While children are meeting in their respective groups, the parents/guardians meet separately to learn how to manage their grief and how to help their children at the same time.

Widowed Folks with Kids Social Group
Central Texas (Austin)

Being widowed sucks, add kids to the mix and it can be overwhelmingly sucky. This is a social support group to help widowed parents being with other parents who “get it.” This is not a counseling support group, but rather a social fun-focused support group!

Camp Resources

Camp Braveheart – Hospice Austin
Central Texas (Austin)

Camp Brave Heart is a bereavement camp offered at no cost for children and teens who are grieving the death of someone important in their life. It is a fun, high-energy camp combined with grief education, peer bonding, and emotional support led by grief support professionals and trained volunteers. For children and teens 1st-12th grades.

Camp Erin – Faith Presbyterian Hospice Camp

Erin DFW is a free, weekend overnight bereavement camp for youth and families who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. They offer great activities to process grief as young as 3-18 years old.

Camp Kesem
Central Texas

Camp Kesem serves youth ages 6-18 who have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent undergoing cancer treatment, or a parent that is a cancer survivor.

Camp Kesem Rice

Camp Kesem Rice serves children who have lost a parent/guardian to cancer, have a parent/guardian undergoing cancer treatment, or whose parent/guardian is a cancer survivor. Camp takes place during the summer at Forest Glen Springs near Rosebud, TX. Bus transportation is provided from Houston to the campsite and back. Activities: Rock Climbing, Ziplining, talent show, Messy Games, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Dance Party, Swimming, & Canoeing.

Camp Noogie
Central Texas

A summer day camp for children whose lives have been touched by cancer. Camp Noogie is a social time for kids to come to Cancer Support Community North Texas, meet new friends, learn new things, and have some fun! Each day kids will enjoy lots of different activities including art projects, cooking classes, music lessons, sports instruction and more. It is a free overnight summer sleepaway camp (meaning that campers stay overnight at camp), typically 5 nights, 6 days long for youth impacted by a parent’s cancer.

YMCA Summer Camps
Central Texas (Austin & Hays County)

All kids deserve a great summer and YMCA Day Camps are the perfect summer destination! YMCA camps offer children a safe, exciting and memorable day camp experience. Financial assistance available. Range of ages.

Cancer Resources

Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation
San Antonio

The Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) is a grassroots advocacy, educational, and support organization established for women and men with breast cancer and for those concerned about breast cancer issues.

Breast Cancer Resource Center
Central Texas (Austin)

Breast Cancer Resource Center offers a comprehensive community of support including support groups, online communities, classes, resource videos, and blogs that help address the different stages of cancer, phases of treatment and survivorship.


CanCare provides hope and healing to our cancer community – by ensuring anyone facing cancer has a survivor by their side.

Cancer Support Groups by MD Anderson

MD Anderson currently offers Zoom support groups facilitated by Social work counselors. These sessions provide an opportunity for patients, family members, and friends to meet others in similar circumstances, develop new relationships, and find out how others cope during this time of increased distress.

Cancer Support in San Antonio by Methodist Healthcare
San Antonio

Cancer support and survivorship refers to the cancer care patients receive, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. This kind of care treats the patient wholly — physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center at The Woodlands

Canopy enhances the quality of life for individuals affected by cancer and for those who support them during their journeys. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center is proud to introduce Canopy – a first-of-its-kind cancer survivorship center in the greater Houston area. At Canopy, there are a wide variety of programs and services addressing the emotional, physical and social needs of those touched by cancer including oncology nurse navigator, support groups, private counseling, breast prosthesis, bra fitting, and a wig salon.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Central Texas (Austin)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a 501 charitable organization founded in 1949, is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer in the world. The LLS’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Central Texas (Austin)

Livestrong unites, inspires, and empowers people affected by cancer. They provide free cancer support services and resources to anyone fighting cancer today.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Central Texas (Austin)

The mission of the NOCC is to save lives through the prevention and cure of ovarian cancer and to improve quality of life for Survivors and their Caregivers.

Pink Warrior Advocates
San Antonio (New Braunfels)

Pink Warrior Advocates is focused on providing direct support to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. They believe in creating a sense of community of Advocates to guide Warriors through their journeys. They act on what they have experienced in their own battles with breast cancer by providing resources, financial assistance, and most importantly, emotional support.

Sisters Network Austin Local Chapter
Central Texas (Austin)

Sisters Network® Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. They provide support and sisterhood through their extensive 25 + survivor-run affiliate chapters in major U.S. cities. They aim to improve black women’s access to mammogram screenings, quality care, and access to resources and information.

Susan G. Komen Organization

Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach, and public policy initiatives to make the biggest impact against this disease.

Texas Oncology Foundation

Supporting cancer patients and their families in the communities where they live, work, and receive treatment. Provides patient assistance, caregiver connections, and support groups.

Childcare Resources

Texas Childcare Availability Portal

The State of Texas now has a user-friendly childcare portal! Users can see which programs accept childcare subsidies, which ones offer full/part-time care, and which ones offer before/after-school programs. Additionally, there is a filter that uses real-time data to show what centers have available.

Community Resources

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Capital Area
Central Texas (Austin)

The ADRC serves older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers with a variety of services and support. It also operates the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area (ADRC-CAP), which connects people with support programs that can assist them. Also provides seminars, workshops, and classes on technology education for older adults.

Bexar County Economic and Community Development
San Antonio

The Community Impact division of the Economic and Community Development department provides financial assistance for utility payments to eligible Bexar County residents. This assistance is designed to prevent utility disconnection and to assist households in becoming self-sufficient.

Central Texas
Outside Austin Dial Toll Free:1-800-456-7433

Regional transportation for the non-urbanized areas of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson counties.

Nurturing Change
Central Texas (Austin)

The mission of Nurturing Change is to empower caregivers with insight and proficiency in trauma-informed care, in order to provide emotional healing and behavioral transformation to kids.

Nurturing Change works to fulfill this mission through 3 strategies:

  • Provide trauma-informed care training to biological, kinship, foster, and adoptive parents, and to the professionals who serve them
  • Provide trauma-informed implementation support to parents and professionals
  • Provide trauma-informed resources

Safe in Austin
Central Texas (Leander)

Safe in Austin rescues animals who suffer from abuse or neglect. They rehabilitate and rehome the able and offer a forever home to those who have suffered enough already. Once our new rescues are healthy and trusting enough, they are introduced to people with similar backgrounds to provide healing and hope.

Supplemental Special Education Services

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are on-line accounts for eligible parents/caregivers of students with significant and complex disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain special educational resources and supplies and/or services such as additional speech therapy or other specific services.

The Georgetown Project
Central Texas (Georgetown)

The Georgetown Project is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that is devoted to building a healthier community for all children and youth by mobilizing our community to action in a comprehensive and coordinated way.

The Women’s Home

Located in the heart of Montrose, our residential treatment program serves homeless women struggling with addiction and mental illness.

Travis County Neighborhood Services Unit
Central Texas (Austin)

The Neighborhood Centers provide emergency rent, utility, and food assistance to low-and moderate-income families in need.

United Way

They create opportunities for people to prosper through financial stability services, coupled with early childhood and youth development programs, and health care programs. These important resources help families not only gain financial stability but also build stronger, more sustainable futures for themselves and their children.

Uplift Harris

Uplift Harris is a guaranteed income pilot that allows participating households to receive $500 monthly for 18 months. Similar programs across the country have shown that direct cash assistance programs deliver wide-ranging social and financial benefits for participating families and the broader community.

Veteran Spouse Network
Central Texas (Austin)

Began in January 2015 as an online and in-person forum for veteran spouses throughout Texas to become engaged in defining resources and programming for themselves and their families. Today, the VSN has grown to a network of over 800 spouses.

Dental Resources

Central Health Dental Clinics
Central Texas (Austin)

To qualify for free dental care at one of these clinics, you will typically need to meet certain income and residency requirements. You may also need to provide proof of your income and residency.

Houston/Harris County Area Dental Clinics / Facilities

Visit the Greater Houston Dental Society’s list of 42 low-cost clinics from Sunnyside to Humble, Clear Lake, Pearland, Houston, Rosenberg and Magnolia. The list includes clinic names, addresses, websites and phone numbers.

La Nueva Casa de Amigos

The Houston Health Department has been providing high-quality, income-friendly dental services to the Houston community for over 30 years. We offer comprehensive dental care to adults and children (starting at six months) as well as teach them how to maintain good oral health by flossing daily, brushing their teeth twice a day, and scheduling regular dental checkups.

Manos de Cristo
Central Texas (Austin)

The Manos de Cristo Dental Center offers dental care at highly reduced rates. Their eleven-chair, state-of-the-art facility is staffed by licensed dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants. Their staff provides you with one-on-one care to create the right treatment plan, just for you. Our goal is to save your smile and improve your oral health.

Mi Casa Family Dentistry & Orthodontics
Central Texas (Austin)

At Mi Casa Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, they accept Medicaid, Care Credit, and many in-house financing plans to help with costly dental procedures, as well as provide convenient office after-hours and weekend appointments. They can provide affordable options for low-income families.

San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic
San Antonio

Free dental services include extractions, exams, general dentistry, cleanings, fillings, oral health education, and low-cost dentures.

Financial Assistance Resources

3″A” Bereavement 

3 “A” Bereavement Foundation mission is to enable low-income bereaved families to secure services to comprehensively ​address their bereavement needs. This includes funeral consultations, grief counseling, aftercare services, and financial assistance.

Baptist Community Center Mission
Central Texas (Austin)

Baptist Community Center serves East Austin and the Austin Community. They can provide support for family assistance, adult education, food pantry and clothing closets, and financial assistance.

Bexar County Economic and Community Development
San Antonio

The Community Impact division of the Economic and Community Development department provides financial assistance for utility payments to eligible Bexar County residents. This assistance is designed to prevent utility disconnection and to assist households in becoming self-sufficient.

City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development
Central Texas (Austin)

NHCD offers information and referrals for immediate housing to assist COVID-19 impacted community members. Information includes resources to avoid eviction or displacement, local programs that provide temporary, emergency financial assistance for utilities and rental expenses, and information for homeowners on mortgage assistance and property tax payment options.

Foundation Communities
Central Texas (Austin)

Foundation Communities provides affordable, attractive homes and free on-site support services for thousands of families. They also offer financial wellness support through tax prep help, financial coaching, etc.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Financial Aid Fund is an independent division of Patient Advocate Foundation which provides small grants to patients who meet financial and medical criteria. Grants are provided on a first-come first served basis and distributed until funds are depleted. To connect with other services areas of Patient Advocate Foundation, visit www.patientadvocate.org/gethelp. PAF can also help with medical bills.

Regions Bank Next Step Financial Wellness

Whether you’re facing financial uncertainties or simply planning ahead, we’re here to support you. Explore Next Step’s Financial Wellness Today collection, found below, for tips, tools and resources designed to help you stay on track and safeguard your future.

Travis County Family Support Services
Central Texas (Austin)

  • Del Valle: 512-854-1520
  • Manor: 512-854-1550
  • Jonestown: 512-854-1500
  • Oak Hill: 512-854-2130
  • Pflugerville: 512-854-1530
  • Central Austin: 512-854-4120

This organization strives to optimize self-sufficiency for families and individuals in safe and healthy communities. They work to achieve those goals by providing services either directly or through private and not-for-profit agencies. Their services include utility/rent/mortgage assistance, home repair, case management services, burial services, food pantry, etc.

United Way of Greater Houston

United Way of Greater Houston provides basic needs & benefits, financial empowerment, disaster assistance, employment services, literacy services, immigration legal services.

Uplift Harris

Uplift Harris is a guaranteed income pilot that allows participating households to receive $500 monthly for 18 months. Similar programs across the country have shown that direct cash assistance programs deliver wide-ranging social and financial benefits for participating families and the broader community.

Food Pantry Resources

Caritas of Austin
Central Texas (Austin)

Caritas main mission is to help guide people in the Austin community facing homelessness. They also provide other services like a food pantry, life skills education, employment support, and veterans assistance.

Central Texas Food Bank
Central Texas (Austin)

The go-to organization to find food pantry support. They share free food and knowledge on low-cost, healthy eating with families in need. They also assist families who qualify for federal assistance programs. Their website has a search engine for food pantries near you based on zip code.

Green Corn Project
Central Texas (Austin)

Their goal is to educate and assist Central Texans in building organic food gardens so that they can have access to nutritious, affordable food.

Hill Country Community Ministries
Central Texas (Leander)

HCCM runs a food pantry and thrift store, and provides other assistance for residents of 10 zip codes in northwest Travis and southwest Williamson counties.

Hope Food Pantry
Central Texas (Austin)

They give hope to families in the community by providing free groceries to those struggling to make ends meet. Doors are open for distribution every Thursday and Friday, and the first Saturday of the month, between 9 – 10:30 a.m. No-Contact, Curbside/Walk up

Houston Food Bank

Founded in 1982, the Houston Food Bank is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. They distribute fresh produce, meat, and nonperishables and prepare nutritious hot meals for kids in their state-of-the-art Keegan Kitchen.

Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties
Central Texas (Williamson & Burnet Counties)

Their Community Services Program assists in case management to those who qualify. They meet one-on-one with families, work with their needs, and give coaching and assistance to help households increase their income by increasing their job skills, education, and wages as they become competitive in the job market.

Meals on Wheels Central Texas
Central Texas

MOWCTX believes in holistic case management and also offers the following services to their clients through their many programs: in home care; minor and major home repairs; grocery shopping assistance; a monthly supply of shelf-stable groceries; extra, daily, shelf-stable meals for the nutritionally at-risk; veteran services; problem-solving therapies; rural meal delivery; Alzheimer’s respite care; and pet food and pet health care for their clients’ dogs and cats. For homebound older adults and people with disabilities.

Neighborhood Services Unit Fresh Food For Families (FFF)
Central Texas
Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood Center – Central East Austin
South Austin Neighborhood Center – South Austin
St. John Community Center – Northeast Austin
East Austin Neighborhood Center – East Austin
Montopolis Community Center – Southeast Austin
Blackland Neighborhood Center – Central East Austin

In partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank, different neighborhood units in all of Austin provide fresh food for families along with other needs such as car seats, healthy food options, and pantry staples.

San Antonio Food Bank
San Antonio

They can provide information on what food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters are available near your location, and can help you with Food Stamp Application assistance.

Sustainable Food Center Resources
Central Texas (Austin)

Sustainable Food Center transforms the food system to nourish our health, land, and livelihood. They provide food access, cooking classes, and farmer support.

Healthcare Assistance Resources

AGE of Central Texas
Central Texas (Austin, Round Rock)

AGE of Central Texas offers a variety of services for older adults and caregivers to help make aging a positive and triumphant journey for everyone. They may also have medical equipment lending closets at times.

Aishel House

Aishel House provides patients & families of all faiths visiting the Texas Medical Center with caring support including lodging accommodations, transportation, meals, child care & personal counseling.

Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area
Central Texas

Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) serves older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers with a variety of services and supports throughout the region. It works to ensure people can maintain their best quality of life in the environment of their choosing. It also operates the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area (ADRC-CAP), which connects people with the support programs that can assist them. Serves Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson Counties.

Ascension Lutheran Church
Central Texas (Austin)

Ascension partners with many groups to serve the larger community such as on-site medical lending closet.

Benefits Check-up Program
Central Texas

The BenefitsCheckUp® team monitors the benefits landscape for updates and changes to policies and programs. Provides information on access to public and private programs for presciption drug savings.

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services Taylor
Central Texas (Taylor)

Provides durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, crutches, hospital beds, and bedside commodes. Their mission includes the provision of valued services to adults with serious mental illness, to children and adolescents with serious mental illness or emotional disorders, autism or pervasive developmental disorders, to persons with developmental disabilities, and to infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

Community Action Prescription Assistance Program Coordinator
512-392-1161 ext. 301

Local community action agency. Volunteers and specialists from these centers will also provide help and guidance with finding medications, in particular for life threatening conditions.

Community Medicaid/Star+Plus

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan provides standard benefits under the STAR+PLUS program for adults who need extra support and care, including services to help with daily activities. We also offer additional services called Value Added Services (VAS). You qualify based on income and health needs. Potential help with medications.

Foundation Communities Health Coverage Program
Central Texas

Since 2014, Prosper Health Coverage has helped over 45,000 Texans enroll in affordable health insurance plans and use those plans to prevent medical debt and have good health. This is a free service available to individuals and families in Texas regardless of income level, preferred language, immigration status, education background. All are welcome to explore options for affordable healthcare.

The Human Potential Center
Central Texas (Austin)
512-441-8988 2007

The Human Potential Center is a nonprofit Fitness Center for the Mind and Heart. They offer programs designed to tap the creativity, the love and the playfulness of the human spirit. The Center is based on the work of humanistic and transpersonal psychologists like Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow and Virginia Satir. Has a wheelchair and scooter lending program available.

Lago Vista Volunteers
Central Texas (Lago Vista)

Lending at no charge, medical support equipment to residents of Lago Vista, Point Venture, Jonestown (Travis County Emergency Services District #1). Their inventory consists of hospital beds, electric and manually operated wheel chairs, electric lift chairs, walkers, crutches, potty chairs, shower chairs, canes, etc.

Medical Assistance Program (MAP)
Central Texas (Austin)

Central Health is the local healthcare district that connects one in seven Travis County residents with low income to quality health care. They work with a network of partners to eliminate health disparities and reach our vision of Travis County becoming a model healthy community.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
Central Texas (Austin)

MDA is a national nonprofit health organization created in 1950 by a group of adults with muscular dystrophy, parents of affected children, and a physician-scientist studying the disorder.

Planned Parenthood
Central Texas (Austin)

Can provide discounted/free mammograms near you.

Project Access Austin
Central Texas (Austin)

Project Access is a system of medical care for low-income, uninsured Travis County residents.

Project MEND
San Antonio

Project MEND, also known as the “Medical Equipment Network for those with Disabilities,” has been providing for the home medical equipment and assistive technology needs of persons with disabilities in San Antonio and around Texas. Project MEND is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals living with disabilities and illness through the refurbishment, reuse and distribution of medical equipment and other assistive technology.

Service League of Greater Lakeway
Central Texas (Lakeway)

Provides a supportive network of short-term services to adults living in the greater Lakeway area. Programs include help with transportation, household repairs, and home health aids like wheelchairs, canes, walkers, etc.

The Pharmacy Connection

The Pharmacy Connection (TPC) is a web-based software developed by the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) that provides access to free brandname medications through the pharmaceutical companies Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), low-cost generic medications through Rx Outreach, and other free and discount generic programs. TPC also includes programs for free or deeply discounted C-PAP machines, hearing aids, nebulizers, eyeglasses, and other supplies.

Ventanilla de Salud Austin
Central Texas (Austin)

Provides information over prevention of disease, healthy eating, free vaccines, referrals to medical services, help with applying for health insurance, free glucose/cholesterol tests, etc.

Illness Resources

90 Foundation
Central Texas (Austin)

Their mission is to support the most promising research to find a cure for ALS. We imagine a world where ALS is a treatable and manageable illness, rather than an underfunded and terminal disease, which devastates the lives of individuals and their families receiving a diagnosis every 90 minutes.

The ALS Association

Helps patients and families cope with the day to day challenges of living with ALS by providing information, resources, support groups per chapter, and referrals to many sources, including a wide variety of community services and books.

American Heart Association
Austin – 512-338-2400
Houston – 832-918-4000
San Antonio – 210-810-3100

Multiple Sclerosis Association
Central Texas (Austin)

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support.

National Organization for Rare Disorders

NORD, along with its more than 300 patient organization members, is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.

Texas Kidney Foundation
San Antonio

Their mission is to improve the health and well-being of people at risk or affected by kidney disease through education, prevention, and support by increasing organ donation and transplantation.

Legacy Building Resources

Swan Songs
Central Texas (Austin)
512-416-7926 (SWAN)

Swan Songs fulfills musical last wishes by organizing private concerts for individuals with a terminal illness or nearing the end of life. At no cost to the family, a favorite style of music or regional musician is brought directly to the home or care facility. Committed to supporting live music in the community, Swan Songs compensates its musicians for each performance.

Legal Resources

American Gateways
Central Texas (Austin)

Founded as the Political Asylum Project of Austin (PAPA), we began as a dedicated group of volunteers working to serve increasing number of refugees fleeing war in Central America. Since then we have grown to provide a broad range of immigration legal services to low-income individuals and families throughout the region. Our new name reflects our expanded services and our objective of promoting the rights of our clients through every portal of immigration relief.

Austin Bar Association
Central Texas (Austin)

Website provides some resources for different topics like domestic violence, disaster relief, general law, immigration, low income and disability.

Catholic Charities of Central Texas Immigrant Legal Services
Central Texas (Austin)

Catholic Charities of Central Texas provides low cost, high quality legal representation in immigration matters for our clients. Our Immigration Legal Services program has experienced attorneys and legal support staff to help with most immigration based needs.

Dispute Resolution Center
Central Texas (Austin)

An independent, nonprofit organization that provides and promotes accessible, high-quality dispute resolution services for all people in Travis County and the surrounding Austin, TX areas. In addition, the DRC offers Mediation Services, Mediation Training, Customized Mediation Training, Facilitation Services and Community Education Programs designed to give individuals, businesses and communities the skills necessary to effectively mediate and resolve conflicts.

Equal Justice Center
Central Texas (Austin)
Employment: (800) 853-4028
DACA: (888) 670-6854

The Equal Justice Centers’ mission is to empower low-income workers, families, and communities to achieve fair treatment in the workplace and in the justice system, regardless of immigration status.

Hospice Austin Humanitarian Parole
Central Texas (Austin)

Social workers can provide information on humanitarian parole for patients being seen through Hospice Austin.

Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of Central Texas
Central Texas

LRS offers this reduced fee program for family law matters, uncontested guardianship cases, and drafting simple wills. To qualify, please contact LRS. Also provide limited scope referrals, which means you need advice and guidance from a lawyer on a limited basis, limited scope representation may work for you. This is a flat fee service which may include document review, coaching, assisting with negotiations, and representation in court on a limited basis.

Texas Civil Rights Project

Texas Civil Rights Project has brought thousands of strategic lawsuits to protect and expand voting rights, challenge the injustices in our broken criminal justice system, and advance racial and economic justice. Today – with dozens of high-caliber attorneys and professionals in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley and an extensive network of pro bono counsel and community allies is among the most influential civil rights organizations in the Lone Star State.

Texas Health and Human Services – Family Violence Program

The Family Violence Program promotes self-sufficiency, safety, and long-term independence of adult victims of family violence, child victims of family violence, and victims of teen dating violence. The program provides emergency shelter and support services to victims and their children, educates the public, and provides training, and prevention support to various agencies.

Texas Law Help

This free online guide offers civil legal information to Texans who cannot afford legal help. Learn about your rights, available self-help resources, and organizations that provide free and low-cost legal aid.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
Rio Grande Valley
Austin’s TRLA Office: 512- 374-2700
TAJ Hotline: 888-988-9996

A nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to low income residents in 68 counties of Southwest Texas. To qualify for free legal services from TRLA, an applicant must meet the income, asset, and immigration requirements.

University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic
Central Texas (Austin)

Students represent low-income immigrants before the immigration courts and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including bond and deportation hearings, asylum applications, Violence Against Women’s™ Act (VAWA) cases and applications for discretionary relief.

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
Central Texas (Austin)

A non-profit organization that provides civil legal services to low-income people through attorney volunteers in Travis County. Their attorneys help people with critical matters, such as helping victims of abuse end violent relationships, connecting persons with disabilities with medical and financial benefits, and keeping people out of homelessness by defending against wrongful evictions and foreclosures. They have different law “clinics” such as family law, eviction lawsuits, and general law.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Adrienne Sneed
Central Texas (Austin)

A licensed social worker and psychotherapist that helps provide support for creative gender expression among other focuses. She is located in South Austin.

Caterpillar Child Life
Central Texas (Austin)

Helping transgender and gender-expansive children grow and shine as they explore gender. Adrianna Ortega is a certified Child Life Specialist who supports families by providing parent coaching, parent support groups, children’s therapeutic play groups, quarterly family socials, and by sharing community, national, and personal resources.

Fiesta Youth
San Antonio

Fiesta Youth is San Antonio’s Premiere LGBTQ+ Youth/Young Adult Non-Profit Organization. Their organization serves LGBTQIA+ teens, young adults, and their allies. Their goal is to empower youth to build a future where ALL people are accepted, affirmed, and loved as they are. They create safe spaces for events, trainings, and programming that aims to support our youth and grow together as a community.

Houston LGBTQ Community

Houston’s LGBTQ community strives to empower its neighbors through education, counseling and volunteerism – providing a network of support that promotes a healthy and happy lifestyle. Learn about getting involved with Houston’s LGBTQ community with some of these organizations or take advantage of their services.

Out Youth
Central Texas (Austin)

For 33 years, Out Youth has been a safe place for youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities to be themselves. Out Youth offers youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities a place where they are loved, acknowledged, and accepted for exactly who they are.

Qwell Community Foundation
Central Texas (Austin)

QWELL works to improve LGBTQIA+ wellbeing – physical health, mental health, relationships and community connections, living environment, learning opportunities, and economic condition – in Greater Austin, Texas, including planting multiple Austin Outpost community centers.

The Montrose Center

The Pride Center
San Antonio

Pride Center San Antonio was born with the purpose to promote the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally community in Bexar County. Their goal is to establish a center for the local LGBTQ+ community as a clearinghouse that would work in alliance, rather than in competition, with existing programs and services within our community.

The Trevor Project-Saving Young LGBTQ Lives
Call: 1-866-488-7386
Text: 678-678

Crisis counselors are trained to answer calls, chats, or texts from LGBTQ young people who reach out on their free, confidential and secure 24/7 service when they are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression, and suicide.

Thrive Youth
San Antonio

Helps to provide LGBTQ+ homeless young adults with a safe and supportive environment to facilitate their empowerment toward transforming their lives.


Mental Health Resources

Any Baby Can
Central Texas (Austin)
512-454-3743 6207

Any Baby Can provides comprehensive programs and services to help families build stability, develop skills and reach their full potential. Their programs include parent education/support, child development, and family health and resources.

Bluebonnet Trails Community Service
Central Texas (Round Rock)
1-844-309-6385; 512-255-1720

Provides valued services to adults with serious mental illness, to children and adolescents with serious mental illness or emotional disorders, autism or pervasive developmental disorders, to persons with developmental disabilities, and to infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

Crisis Intervention of Houston
THE HOTLINE: 832.416.1177
TEEN: 832.416.1199 (CALL)
TEEN: 281.201.4430 (TEXT)

Crisis counseling is provided through hotlines that operate on a 24-hour, 7-day a week basis. The hotlines are operated by trained volunteer crisis counselors. Crisis counseling is provided to immediately help a person in crisis or dealing with suicide ideation find emotional stability to better receive a mental health referral.

Eating Recovery Center
Central Texas (Austin)

Centrally located in Austin, Texas, ERC Austin provides a seven-day-per-week Partial Hospitalization Program as well as a three-day-a-week Intensive Outpatient Programs for medically-stable adults, adolescents, and children struggling with eating disorders and adolescents and children who battle mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders.

Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute
Central Texas (Georgetown)

Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute (GBHI) is a state-of-the-art 118-bed acute care psychiatric hospital offering comprehensive mental healthcare programs and services for adults, teens, active duty military members and older adults.

Horse Link
Central Texas (Austin)

HorseLink is a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing sanctuary and renewed purpose to retired competition horses and a place of healing and growth for people. At HorseLink, we believe that tapping into the age-old bond between humans and horses is restorative and deeply rewarding for both.

Mosaic of Mercy

Mosaic of Mercy is a 501c3 non-profit organization helping members of our community navigate mental health and substance use recovery resources. Mental health professionals are available Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm to help identify resources that are a fit for your specific situation.

Phoenix Center
Central Texas (Marble Falls)

Phoenix Center inspires hope, health and healing by providing the highest level of mental health care to children and their families through innovative trauma-informed therapy and education.

Rock Springs Hospital
Central Texas (Cedar Park, Georgetown)

Rock Springs provides behavioral health services in the Williamson County area.

Simple Sparrow Farm
Central Texas (Hutto)

Simple Sparrow Care Farm provides farm education and evidence-based therapeutic tools for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to Learn+Grow+Heal through safe relationships in a caring compassionate community.

The Jason Foundation  

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) by Travis County

Youth Advocate Programs offers a continuum of Behavioral Health supports to children and adolescents (ages 3-20) in their homes and community. We provide Mental Health Services and YES Waiver Services for families with children experiencing mental health-related difficulties. YAP’s trauma-informed services help individuals build resilience and promote healing, mitigating potential negative impacts, by connecting youth with supportive adults, providing evidence-based treatments, and ensuring that all staff are trained in trauma informed care.

Therapy Support Resources

BCFS – Family and Youth Success Program
San Antonio

BCFS-Family and Youth Success Program offers free individual and family counseling in Bexar County for residents with a child 6-17 years enrolled in school. Crisis Intervention Hotline is available 24/7. They help people in need adults with disabilities, youth from foster care, low-income parents, families in crisis, minors separated from their families, orphaned children overseas, families who want to foster or adopt, victims of domestic violence, homeless young men, expectant mothers, and more!

Brittani Persha Counseling

Provides child/teen therapy, parent counseling/support group, parenting after divorce support group, couples counseling, and child PTSD/trauma counseling.

Capital Area Counseling
Central Texas (Austin)

Counseling at Capital Area Counseling (CAC) is available for adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families in English and Spanish. Group therapy is also available.

Community Arts Therapy
Central Texas (Austin)

Their diverse team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and they apply that in a thoughtful and caring manner. The help adults, children and families process and manage issues including loss and grief, trauma, attachment, anxiety, depression, and many others. Improve your skills involving family transition, stress management, communication and friendship skills, marital navigation and intimacy, parent-child coaching, family of origin, and others. They offer sliding scale rates to meet many needs.

Community Life Counseling Center at UMHB
Central Texas (Belton, Temple)

Provides high quality counseling services to Belton and the surrounding communities. Clients see master’s-level graduate students in counseling sessions that are supervised by fully licensed and Texas board-approved supervisors.

Connections Child and Family Center

Connections Child & Family Center is an outpatient mental health practice with 2 locations in the Greater Northwest Houston area with a team of experienced child psychologists and family counselors dedicated to helping children, teens, and adults navigate intense emotions and behaviors.

District Counseling

Provides play therapy, life coach, EMDR treatment and marital counseling.

Ellie Mental Health
Houston (The Woodlands)

Provides couples counseling, family therapy, play therapy, grief therapy and trauma-informed therapy for families and school age children.

Family Service Association
San Antonio

Family Service Association offers numerous professional counseling services including individual, couples, family, group, substance abuse counseling, and consultations. They also provide specialty educational groups such as Anger Management and Domestic Violence Prevention designed to help maintain personal wellness. Services are offered locally in the San Antonio metropolitan area and their rural locations. The services are provided through a combination of at-home and office-based visits. Their licensed counselors are available days, evenings, Saturdays, and by special appointment.

Family and Youth Success (FAYS)  

Every FAYS provider offers one-on-one coaching or counseling with a trained professional and group-based learning for youth and parents. FAYS programs also operate a 24-hour hotline for families having urgent needs.

Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute

Provides counseling services for adults, couples, teens, children, family, and group therapy.

Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is an in-patient facility to help individuals and families who are struggling with behavioral health issues

Houston Feel Good Therapy

Provides counseling services for adults and teenagers, specializing in teen struggles, anxiety and addictive behaviors.

Jamie’s Place at Baylor Scott & White
Central Texas (Waco)

Jamie’s Place is a free grief support program in Waco for kids ages 5-18 and parents or caregivers. Jamie’s Place is available to families who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Just Mind
Central Texas (Austin)

Just Mind is an Austin-based husband-and-wife-run mental health practice that provides comprehensive psychological care to adults, couples, teenagers, and children. Their skilled counselors and psychologists are trained to meet the unique emotional and diagnostic needs of the clients they are matched with and utilize tools like CBT, EMDR, SE, IPNB, and others. They also offer Psychological Assessment for ADHD and Autism. They pride themselves on creating a safe therapeutic environment where you and your loved ones feel comfortable sharing your successes and challenges without judgment.

Mindful Wellness Center of Austin
Central Texas (Austin)

Provide one-on-one therapy sessions provided by MWCA pre-graduate social work interns. For eligible clients, session fees range from $30 – $50.

Mosaic Tree Counseling

Provides couples counseling, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy.

Nick Finnegan Counseling Center

Nick Finnegan Counseling Center strives to provide affordable and accessible counseling services to anyone regardless of differences such as age, finances or beliefs. Counseling services cover topics such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress management, parent/child relationships, school/behavior  issues, work/life balance, trauma, PTSD, addiction, grief, pre-marital and couples counseling.

Nurture Family Counseling
Central Texas (Cedar Park)

Provides compassionate guidance in individual and couples therapy, pre-teen and adolescent therapy, as well as play therapy for children.

Sonder Mind

Mental health care with SonderMind is tailored to your needs every step of the way, so it’s easy to get started sooner and begin feeling better, faster. Answer a few questions, choose your provider, and start your care.

South Wind Equestrian & Retreat Center
Central Texas (Leander)

Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy with fully licensed mental health professionals

Starry Counseling
Texas (Wichita Falls, McKinney, Plano, Stephenville, Waco, Temple and Round Rock)

Available at no cost to families with children up to 17 years old. Counseling services include individual, group, and family counseling as well as parenting classes.

Taylor Counseling Group

They offer a variety of counseling services at their Houston Memorial Park office. All of their providers are professionally trained, properly licensed, and highly skilled to help you meet your therapeutic goals. They accept most major insurances and are dedicated to providing high-quality services at affordable rates.

The Inner Mind

The Inner Mind Counseling & Wellness is a counseling practice that promotes the importance of therapy for everyone, no matter your background. Specialties include family, children and adolescents counseling, suicide and self harm intervention, trauma informed care.

UT Health McGovern Medical School

Provides counseling services to help build resilience in youth after traumatic experiences.

UTSA Sarabia Family Counseling Center
San Antonio

The SFCC is located on UTSA’s Downtown Campus in the Durango Building, Room 3.304. The SFCC offers free counseling services to the community for individuals, couples, and families. Services are provided by master and doctoral level counseling students and are supervised by university faculty.

Vida Clinic
Central Texas (Austin)

As Vida Clinic continues to make strides in connecting people with the quality support they need, we partner with various organizations, schools and individuals to offer a menu of services that promote individual change through systems-oriented care. Our goal is to provide access to quality clinical mental health care for every child, adult and organization that needs it.

YWCA Counseling and Referral Center
Central Texas (Austin)
512-326-1222 2015

Serves the community by offering trauma-informed, multi-lingual, multicultural services for individuals, couples, families, youth and groups. Services provided include mental health therapy and support, consultation referrals to Care Coordination, life skills and personal empowerment programs, and professional development training.

Transportation Resources

Ride United
Central Texas

Closing transportation gaps caused by poverty, systemic racism, and other inequities is critical for securing employment, accessing medical care, obtaining healthy food, and dealing with emergencies and crises. Ride United was established in 2018 to support United Ways and 211s in reducing transportation barriers to help people in need across the United States.

Veteran's Resources

Horizon Outreach

Horizon Outreach was founded in February 2010 by Katrina R. Johnson, a United States Air Force Veteran, former corporate business-woman and entrepreneur who is passionately committed to making a difference in the lives of families. Horizon Outreach specializes in providing evidenced-based programming that stabilize the family unit through healthy relationship education and job readiness training.

Impact a Hero

Help support veterans by providing services that remove barriers to personal growth and create opportunities for progress. Through personal development and growth programs they assist veterans in becoming successful, productive members of their communities.

Texas VFW Foundation
Central Texas (Austin)

The mission of the Texas VFW Foundation is to assist disabled and needy veterans and their families and to promote programs that raise awareness and educate the public about the sacrifices made by America’s veterans and the unique and special needs resulting from their service. Financial assistance is included as part of their programs.

Veteran Spouse Network
Central Texas (Austin)

Began in January 2015 as an online and in-person forum for veteran spouses throughout Texas to become engaged in defining resources and programming for themselves and their families. Today, the VSN has grown to a network of over 800 spouses.


Sana Yoga
Central Texas (Austin)
East Austin on East Cesar Chavez

To provide a safe, inclusive and accessible space for the Latinx community to support the community through movement, education, mental health resources and community collaboration.