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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

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

Marfa Public Radio Covid-19 Resources

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Website: Marfa Public Radio Covid-19 Resources

Marfa Public Radio COVID-19 news stories and resources, such as testing information, lists of closures, and local government responses.

Modest Needs

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Website: Apply for Help from Modest Needs

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.

Presidio-Brewster County Indigent Healthcare Program

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Phone: 432-837-7051 Website: Indigent Healthcare Program

Assistance with medical services and expenses through a program administered by Big Bend Regional Hospital District.

Preventative Care Health Services

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Location 1605 N. Ft. Davis Hwy. Alpine TX 79830 Phone: (432) 837-4555 Website: PCHS FAQ on Sliding Scale Payment Program

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.

Salvation Army Alpine Service Unit

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

State Health Care Benefits

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Phone: 2-1-1 Phone: (432) 837-3877 Website: Texas Health Care Benefits

State health care benefits and resources for children, seniors, families, and others, including CHIP and Medicaid.

TANF Cash Help

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

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

TRAX Transportation

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Phone: 855-879-8729 Phone: 432-837-9139 Website: TRAX

BBCAC TRAX Transportation is available to the public in our service areas Monday thru Friday except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This service can be used for various reasons: shopping, work place, visiting friends and family, airports, and/or medical appointments. To ensure your reservation, it is recommended to call 1-855-TRY-TRAX (1-855-879-8729) 24 to 48 hours prior to your planned travel.

USAGov Help with Bills and CARES Act Relief

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Website: USAGov info on help with bills and CARES Act relief

US government site about the help you can get through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act; government programs to help pay for phone bills, medical bills, and other expenses; and how to apply for temporary assistance.

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