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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.

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.

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

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.

Modest Needs

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Website: Apply for Help from Modest Needs
Description

Modest Needs is a tax-exempt charity that gives small, emergency grants to low-income workers who’re at risk of slipping into poverty and for whom no other source of immediate help is available.

PermiaCare MHMR

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Phone: 844-420-3964 Phone: 432-837-3373 Website: PermiaCare MHMR
Description

PermiaCare (formerly Permian Basin Community Centers) provides services to help people live satisfying, responsible and productive lives.  Services include:

  • Mental Health Services (MH)
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services (IDD)
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Veterans Services
  • HIV Services

24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line: 844-420-3964

Salvation Army Alpine Service Unit

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Description

Provides help paying for housing, utilities, prescriptions, clothing, and other needs for Brewster County residents.

TANF Cash Help

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Phone: 2-1-1 Website: TANF Cash Assistance
Description

TANF helps families and grandparents raising children offers monthly or one-time cash assistance to pay for basic living needs.

Terlingua Outreach Center of Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend

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Location Terlingua TX 79852 Phone: (432) 371-3147
Description

Provides free food and other services in south Brewster County.

WIC Texas

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Location 205 N COCKRELL Alpine TX 79830 Phone: 866-907-0080 Phone: (432) 837-3877 Website: WIC Texas
Description

A nutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding moms and children under five years old, through Texas State Health and Human Services.

Zero to Three Resources for Families with Young Children

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Website: Zero to Three Family Resource Guide
Description

Resources for families with small children during the pandemic, including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing. Guide by ZERO TO THREE, a non-profit organization working to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.

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