Crises & Violence » 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.

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

Call 211 for help finding social services and assistance programs, including state benefits for food, health, housing, and basic living expenses.

Brewster County Sheriff’s Office

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Location 201 W Ave E Alpine TX 79830 Phone: 432-837-3488 Website: Brewster County Sheriff

Law enforcement for Brewster County also offers utility assistance to seniors through Brown Santa Fund.

Crisis Text Line

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Phone: 741741 Website: Crisis Text Line

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.

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

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 MHMR

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

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

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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Phone: 1-800-273-8255 Website: Suicide Prevention Lifeline Website: Suicide Prevention Online Chat

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.

Terlingua Outreach Center of Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend

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

Provides free food and other services in south Brewster County.

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