Community Resource Information

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Databases of local United Way Area Information Centers and provides the ability to search for free information on health and human services (e.g. food pantry, clothing, medical services, AA/NA, shelters, bill assistance, counseling, housing, etc) from more than 60,000 state and local programs.
Click on "Search for Services", search by type service and location.
By phone, dial 211. Advise staff the area you are in and what services you need.

Any Baby Can (parenting classes)

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1-512-334-4425 or 512-454-3743
Offers programs for: Moms and Dads Seeking Parenting Classes; Children with Developmental Delays; Children with Cancer and Special Healthcare Needs; Expecting Parents and Parents of Children 0-5.

Austin Recovery

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Provides substance abuse treatment to include detox, residential, and outpatient services. Funded and self funded programs available.
1-800-373-2081 or local 512-697-8600.

The Caring Place (Serving Georgetown and Northern Williamson County)

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Assists in the following ways: Rent, utilities, medical expenses, temporary shelter, transportation, other.
Non-financial Assistance: Food, clothing and household items.
Feeding Programs: Fresh Food for Families and Hope
Annual Programs: Coats for Kids, Thanksgiving and Christmas food distribution.

Dress for Success

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Goal is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Austin Location: 701 Tillery Street, Ste. A-5, Austin, Texas 78702; (512) 389-3723
Call and/or email for an appointment.


View Website | 512-735-2400

LifeWorks is a fierce advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative problem solving, shared accountability and a relentless focus on achieving real, sustainable and measurable results for the clients we serve. Programs are designed to promote three pillars of self-sufficiency: housing, employment, and healing mentally.

Lonestar Circle of Care (healthcare for the uninsured in Central Texas)

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Military One Source

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Provides resource information for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families.
24 hour hotline, 1-800-342-9647.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, (NCMEC), is a private, (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was created in 1984. The mission of the organization is to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims as well as other professionals.

Out Youth

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Out Youth serves the Central Texas LGBTQ youth and their allies by providing many programs and services that promote their educational, mental, emotional, physical and social development and to ensure these promising young people develop into happy, healthy, successful adults.

Texas Community Supervision Alternatives

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Locally providing Intensive Outpatient substance abuse, Aftercare, and Relapse Prevention services; substance abuse screening assessments.

Texas Workforce Commission

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Click on Job Seekers & Employees.
This section provides a variety of information on job search, tips on interviews and resumes, training, transportation, and child care.

Texas Youth Hotline

View Website | 1-800-989-6884 (98-YOUTH) or Text 512-872-5777

Provides prevention services to youths, parents, siblings, and other family members who are in need of a caring voice and sympathetic ear. Trained volunteers are on call to provide guidance on youth-related concerns, referral information, or simply listen.

Veterans Re-Entry Services and Resources

Veterans Justice Outreach Program: View Website

The aim of the VJO program is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible, justice-involved Veterans have timely access to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services, as clinically indicated. VJO specialists provide direct outreach, assessment and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails and liaison with local justice system partners.

Healthcare for Re-entry Veterans Services and Resources: View Website

Most Veterans who are in jail or prison will eventually reenter the community. The HCRV program is designed to promote success and prevent homelessness among Veterans returning home after incarceration.

Domestic Violence Information

National Domestic Violence Hotline

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Texas Council on Family Violence

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24-Hour Emergency Shelter
(512) 267-7233 (Hotline) or Text 737-888-7233
The SAFE Alliance is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and Safe Place, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin. SAFE provides housing, healing, and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence, and sexual assault and exploitation through prevention and intervention services. In addition, the organization promotes safe and healthy relationships, increasing the capacity for abuse prevention in Central Texas.

Hope Alliance (Williamson County area)

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Family Violence 24-Hour Emergency Shelter
(800) 460-7233 (Hotline)

Families in Crisis (Bell County area, including Ft. Hood)

Family Violence 24-Hour Emergency Shelter
24 hour Hotline 1-888-799-7233 (SAFE)
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Local number: 254-634-1184 or 254-773-7765

Family Abuse Center (McLennan County area)

Family Violence 24-Hour Emergency Shelter
24 hour Hotline 1-800-283-8401
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Local number: 254-772-8999

Suicide Prevention Information

Local 911:

If utilized, be sure to ask to speak with a Mental Health Officer and/or the Mental Health Crisis Team. They are trained to deal with a suicide crisis.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

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24-hour Suicide Hotline (1-800-273-8255) Assistance in Spanish;
Provides hotline number for Veterans;
Free resource materials (e.g. brochures, magnets, posters; en Espanol) are available within the Spread the Word section.