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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

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

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

SNAP Food Supplement

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Phone: 2-1-1 Website: SNAP Texas
Description

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.

Sunshine House

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Location 402 E Holland Avenue Alpine TX 79830 Phone: 432-837-5402
Description

Provides Meals on Wheels and emergency food boxes to seniors in Alpine area.

Terlingua Fever Food Truck

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Phone: (915) 247-8784 Website: Terlingua Fever Food Truck
Description

Terlingua food truck offering free meals to children, seniors, and unemployed. Delivery or curbside pick-up.

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.

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