Employment » 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.

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.

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.

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.

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund for Service Workers

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Website: One Fair Wage Emergency Fund
Description

One Fair Wage is providing free, cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers — who are seeing their income decline during this disaster, or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns.

Small Business Development Center at Sul Ross State University

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Phone: 432-837-8694 Website: Small Business COVID-19 Resources and Advising
Description

The Small Business Development Center provides free professional and confidential business advising, a variety of quality training programs, an extensive referral network, and a team of business advisors who live and work in your local community. The SBDC offers guidance to emergency assistance programs for small businesses.

Texas Workforce Solutions Borderplex

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Location 710 E. Holland, Ste. 2 Alpine TX 79830 Phone: 432-837-9800 Phone: (915) 887-2383 Website: Workforce Solutions Borderplex
Description

Workforce Solutions offers help finding work, job training, child care support, and special resources for students and veterans. While they are not the agency that handles unemployment benefits, their staff can assist people who are filing for unemployment. WSB encourages job seekers to contact them via phone or email to better tailor job search assistance to meet their needs. Call or email Virginia Sandoval at (915) 887-2383 or virginia.sandoval@borderplexjobs.com

Unemployment Benefits from Texas Workforce Commission

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Phone: 800-939-6631 Website: TWC Unemployment Benefits
Description

Application and information for people seeking unemployment benefits in Texas.

If you have an organization or program to add to this resource directory, please contact us.