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.
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.
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.
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
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, PCHS’s mission is to provide quality medical, dental, and behavioral health services regardless of a person’s ability to pay. PCHS provides a sliding fee discount program for services based on income, number of family members, and federal poverty guidelines. Depending on qualifications, patients may be eligible for a 100%, 75%, 50%, or 25% discount on services. At new patient registration, patients have the option to apply for the sliding scale fee. Patients will be asked to fill out a form, as well as provide proof of income for all members of the household, proof of address, and a picture ID. Other necessary documents may include: current regular payroll stub, income tax return, and/or utility bill. Call Family Health Services of Alpine for more information and to book appointments.
Restaurant After Hours is an NYC-based organization advocating for the mental health of hospitality workers. Their comprehensive resources guide has information on several crisis hotlines and organizations offering mental health support.
Provides free legal assistance to low-income individuals and groups with civil legal issues, such as employment, eviction, foreclosures, public benefits, estate planning, domestic violence/family law and other legal issues. Call the TRLA hotline for services 1-888-988-9996 or visit TRLA website for information about:
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.