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.
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.
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.
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.
SNAP provides a monthly supplement for purchasing nutritious food. If you qualify, you’ll get a debit card to use for groceries. Amounts have increased for April and May, and eligibility requirements have changed so recently unemployed people can more easily qualify. A legal aid organization created this guide to applying for SNAP during the pandemic.