Essential Resources for Texans


Info on: Emergency Financial Help , Low-Cost Child Care, Medical Care, Child Support, Report Child Abuse, Employment, and more ….

 

CHILD ABUSE

  • Report Child Abuse. 1-800-252-5400 - Call the Abuse Hotline toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nationwide.

  • www.txabusehotline.org - Make your report through their secure web site and you will receive a response within 24 hours.

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CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE

Financial Assistance for Child Care Program - Finding Help in Texas

TDFPS - Search Low-Cost Texas Child Care Resources

CHILD SUPPORT

Texas Attorney General Child Support Division

Child Support Field Offices

Child Support Laws State by State

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • www.tcfv.org - Texas Council on Family ViolencePhone: 512-794-1133 Toll-Free: 1-800-525-1978Fax: 512-794-1199Post Office Box 161810. Austin, TX 78716

  • www.ovw.usdoj.gov - U.S. Government and state by state info on Family Violence, including violence against women, children, elders; sexual abuse, etc. 

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

  • www.texasworkforcecommission.com - Look for a job, apply for unemployment benefits, research employers.

  • www.jobbankinfo.org - State by state job bank. Job bank links readers to job sites/info for each state. 

  • www.acinet.org/acinet - Excellent site for Career Exploration, Financial Aid Advisor, Resume Builder, Education and Training, Employer Locator, and much more. Great site for beginning or improving employment opportunities.

  • http://jobcorps.doleta.gov - Job Corps is the nation's largest residential education and training program for disadvantaged youth.

FAMILY SERVICES – SELECT TEXAS CITIES

  • www.buckner.org - BUCKNER FAMILY SERVICES. Provides housing, daycare, and support services for single parents.

FINANCIAL AID

Food Stamps, Medicaid, Child Care, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

  • www.yourtexasbenefits.com/wps/portal - Easy and secure online access to Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) benefits including Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Children's Health Insurance:

Find your local HHSC office:

HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE

Health Care - Free or low-cost Health Care Centers

  • www.chipmedicaid.org - Texas families with uninsured children may be eligible for health insurance through Children's Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

  • www.texashealthoptions.com/cp/childmedical.html - Child-only individual health insurance plans. If you're unable to obtain a group policy (either through your employer or other group), and exceed the income requirements for Medicaid and CHIP, you may be able to buy individual coverage for your child directly from a Texas-licensed health carrier.

City/County Directory – look for services in your area. Free or low-cost health care:

Travis County:

HOUSING - TEXAS

LEGAL RESOURCES

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Bldg. B , Suite 201 

Austin, TX 78746

Loretta Maase, MA, LPC, NCC

lorettamaase@parentrise.com

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