FIND HELP

This is a directory of programs and organizations that can help Brewster County residents with problems caused by the pandemic. Please email or call organizations for help, because many have closed offices as a safety precaution.

Use the links above or the drop-down category menu below to browse by the type of assistance needed. Or search the directory by keyword.

2-1-1 Texas Assistance Help Line

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Phone: 877-541-7905 Phone: 2-1-1 Website: 2-1-1 Nationwide Covid-19 Resources Website: 2-1-1 Texas
Description

Call 211 for help finding social services and assistance programs, including state benefits for food, health, housing, and basic living expenses.

Alpine Animal Services

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Location 2900 Old Marathon Road Alpine TX 79830 Phone: (432) 837-3486 Phone: (432) 837-9030 Website: Alpine Animal Services Shelter
Description

The City of Alpine animal shelter takes surrendered pets and has dogs and cats available for adoption.

Alpine Housing Authority

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Location 1024 N 5th Street Alpine TX 79830 Phone: (432) 837-2648
Description

Alpine Housing Authority administers local public housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).

Alpine Humane Society

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Location 706 N 5th Street Alpine TX 79830 Phone: (432) 837-9030 Phone: 432-837-3400
Description

Supports adoption and foster placement of dogs and cats in Alpine area, as well as a pet food pantry and assistance with vet bills and spaying/neutering.

Another Round Another Rally Grants for Hospitality Workers

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Website: Grants for Hospitality Workers
Description

Another Round Another Rally is offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, such as chefs, servers, bartenders, dishwashers, sommeliers, managers or workers with any other type of hospitality roles.

As of April 1, they have temporarily paused phone interviews because of the massive response, but the application is still open and an announcement about future funding will be posted on Monday April 6.

Big Bend Area Supply Assistance

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Website: Big Bend Area Supply Assistance
Description

Facebook group for people offering and requesting help during the pandemic.

Big Bend Community Action Committee

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Location 607 W. Gallego Ave. Alpine TX 79830 Phone: (432) 837-2142 Website: Big Bend Community Action Committee
Description

Provides assistance with utility bills and energy-saving weatherization, as well as medical transportation, throughout tri-county area.

Big Bend Gazette

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Website: Big Bend Gazette
Description

Brewster County newspaper posting local news about coronavirus, the impact of the pandemic, and responses and relief efforts.

Big Bend Sentinel Covid-19 Updates

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Website: Big Bend Sentinel Coronavirus Updates
Description

Local news about coronavirus, including closures, medical care, government actions, and more.

Brewster County Sheriff’s Office

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Location 201 W Ave E Alpine TX 79830 Phone: 432-837-3488 Website: Brewster County Sheriff
Description

Law enforcement for Brewster County also offers utility assistance to seniors through Brown Santa Fund.

City of Alpine Covid-19 Resources

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Website: City of Alpine Covid-19 Resources Website: City’s Summary of CARES Act for Local Businesses and Residents
Description

The City of Alpine’s resources for residents, small businesses, and other organizations, including links to local government ordinances, state and federal aid programs, and CDC updates about the pandemic.

CoreGives Grants for Restaurant Workers with Families

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Phone: 404-655-4690 Website: Children of Restaurant Employees Grants
Description

Children of Restaurant Employees is offering funds to restaurant workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have children at home

CRAF Restaurant Workers Emergency Grants

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Phone: 800.765.4842 Website: CRAF Restaurant Workers Emergency Grants
Description

Restaurants Care is offering grants for restaurant workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been quarantined

Crisis Text Line

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Phone: 741741 Website: Crisis Text Line
Description

Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. Text HOME to 741741.

Emergency Fund for Home Care Workers, Nannies & Cleaners

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Website: Domestic Workers Care Fund
Description

The Coronavirus Care Fund (CCF) from the National Domestic Workers Alliance provides $400 in emergency assistance for qualifying home care workers, nannies and house cleaners who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend

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Location 606 N 5th St Alpine TX 79830 Phone: (432) 837-7254 Website: Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend
Description

Crisis shelter and other assistance for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crime. Also offers “Little Free Pantry” with food and household supplies in front of Alpine location. Terlingua center in the Ghost Town offers food and social services as well.

Find an EMDR Therapist

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Website: EMDR Therapist Directory
Description

Brewster County has a few counselors trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. You can use this directory to find their contact info.

Food Pantry of Alpine

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Location 108 1/2 S. Neville Haynes Rd. Alpine TX 79830 Phone: 432-294-5053 Phone: 432-294-3050 Website: Food Pantry of Alpine Website: Food Pantry April Distribution Days on Facebook
Description

Provides free monthly food and staples to any residents of northern Brewster County in need of food assistance. Also offers supplemental senior food box for anyone over age 60. Check website, Facebook, or call for dates of weekly food distribution.

 

Guide to Unemployment Filing by Texas Public Radio

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Website: How to Apply for Unemployment by TPR
Description

A guide to applying for unemployment benefits created by Texas Public Radio.

IRS Economic Impact Payments

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Website: Registration for Non-Filers Website: IRS Info about Economic Impact Payments
Description

The IRS is sending many Americans Economic Impact Payments, otherwise known as Economic Impact Payment as stimulus payments. These are automatic for many taxpayers, who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019, and most seniors and retirees. But if you don’t file taxes, you need to use the “Non-Filers: Enter Your Payment Info Here” application to get your payment. In mid-April, the IRS will launch a Get My Payment application, where you can check the status of your Economic Impact Payment, change your payment from check to direct deposit, and provide direct deposit bank account information so that your payment will arrive more quickly.

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