Getting Help

Location Based Resources

Aunt Bertha – connects people to programs and is zithromax a prescription medication resources in their community. Find food, health, housing, job training programs and more, anywhere in the United States.

Rental Assistance

St. Vincent de Paul (through St. Austin’s Catholic Church) – 512-477-1589 – usually helps with $200 towards rent; can also get non-perishable foods from them. Call and leave a message. They will call you back.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church – 512-345-8314 – Call Tuesdays only between 10 am and Noon. They will help once a year.

University Avenue Church of Christ – 512-476-9584 – call Mondays only between 9:15 am and 11:00 am. They will make an appointment for you to come in later in the week.

David Chapel – 512-472-9748 – Call Monday through Wednesday between 2-3 p.m. You will need paper with your rent late notice on it.

Sacred Heart – 512-926-1171 – Call Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church (St. Vincent de Paul) – 512-476-3750 – Call Sundays between 9:30 am and 10:30 am

Catholic Charities – 512-651-6080 – Call Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (closed for lunch from Noon-1 pm).

Caritas – 512-472-4135

Affordable Housing

Foundation Communities – efficiency apartments and more including the Children’s Home Initiative for families below 30% of the median family income in Austin –

Baptist Children’s Home –Provides housing for women with children. 512-246-4232

Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation – 512-479-6275

Mary Lee Foundation – Provides affordable housing to the working poor, single parents with young children and those on Social Security Disability. While all of the apartments are open to any resident of the community, Mary Lee welcomes individuals with mental or physical disabilities. General contact information for all their programs: 512-443-5777

Caritas of Austin provides permanent housing and supportive services for individuals who are chronically homeless and single dose zithromax online have a disability. Please contact the Appointment Line at 512-472-4135 on Monday – Thursday mornings at 8:00 a.m. and Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.
Wildflower Terrace Provides low income housing for the elderly. 512-328-3232

Safeplace provides an emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault. Call their hotline (512) 267-7233 for help.

St. George’s Senior Housing provides a low-cost apartment community for older adults and people with disabilities. 512-459-8285

LifeWorks has several housing programs for young adults. Check their website for more information:

Green Doors offers several housing programs. Check their website for more information:

Saint Louise House provides affordable housing and essential services to mothers and children experiencing homelessness in Central Texas.

Accessible Housing Austin! (AHA!) tenants are people with disabilities who would otherwise be priced out of the current housing market or forced to live in institutions. Our housing alleviates the negative effects of poverty and removes uncertainty; our tenants pay rent that is commensurate with their incomes, and AHA! accepts Section Eight vouchers. We also strive to reduce the burden of utility costs by making our houses energy efficient. 512-442-6680

Austin Habitat for Humanity

Austin Tenants’ Council provides a Guide to Affordable Housing in the Greater Austin Area to find an apartment in Austin.

Clarksville Community Development Corporation

Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA)

Green Doors

Emergency Shelter

The ARCH Day Resource Center is a hub of activity seven days a week, with hundreds of men and women accessing various services each day. 512-305-4100

Safeplace provides an emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault. Call their hotline (512) 267-7233 for help.

LifeWorks Emergency Shelter provides housing, case management and educational support for teenagers (ages 14-17) and older foster youth in emergency need of a safe place to stay. Call 512-735-2400 for an intake screening.

Starry, Inc. provides temporary shelter to runaway and homeless youth. Walk-ins accepted, but appointments preferred; call the hotline at 1-888-206-4579 for help. Must be 17 or younger.

Asian Family Support Services of Austin, formerly SAHELI’s Survivor Assistance and getting pregnant at 40 on clomid Empowerment – Short and Long Term Resources provides advocates that can help Asians and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking to get an access to the resources they need such as emergency shelter and other resources. Contact its hotline number at 877-281-8371 for more information

The Austin Children’s Shelter provides emergency shelter and support services for children who have been neglected, abandoned, or abused. 512-499-0090

Central Texas Youth Services operates the Option House which is a 15-bed emergency shelter for children and youth ages 3-17 years throughout the Central Texas Area. If you are in crisis call the help line at 800-421-8336. For more information, call 254-634-2085 or send an email

Austin Shelter for Women and Children (ASWC) is an emergency shelter program for women and children who are experiencing homelessness. 512-933-0600

The Red Shield Lodge and Social Services Center, downtown at 501 East 8th Street, provides emergency shelter for up to 259 homeless men, women, and families with children on a nightly basis. 512-476-1111

Foundation for the Homeless partners with area congregations who provide shelter for families which moves weekly between congregations.  Each family gets its own room or shares a room with one other family and we provide beds which are delivered by trailer.  The families have shower facilities at the congregations and are provided a home cooked meal each night by congregational members.  Check in time is nightly between 5-7pm, checkout 6-7am with transportation provided weekday mornings and afternoons on Sunday. The Foundation also has three houses which provides housing for a total of up to nine families (depending on size).  Volunteers provide support at the houses as well.  While families are in housing they receive case management from the Family Rehousing Case Manager, the Passages Case Manager, and may also receive BSS+, PLus One, and Family with Voices Case Management Services depending on eligibility.  Families living in places unfit for human habitation including a car, emergency shelter or on the streets may call 512-453-6570.

Annunciation Maternity Home is the only Nationally Accredited maternity home in Texas licensed to provide free services to young women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Located in Georgetown, Texas, Annunciation can assist up to 26 young women, and their children, during pregnancy and for up to two years after the birth of her baby. The goal of Annunciation is to empower our clients with the education, skills, and support needed to become independent, self-sufficient individuals. Annunciation offers FREE:

  • Housing
  • Access to Medical Services
  • Transportation Services
  • University of Texas Charter High School
  • Access to Continuing Education Programs
  • Job Assistance
  • Infant Development Center
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Individual and Family Counseling

Annunciation Maternity Home
3610 Shell Road
Georgetown, Texas 78628
Office: (512) 864 – 7755

Food Assistance

Hope Food Pantry Austin doors are open Thursday and Friday mornings starting at 9:00 am. Clients should be at Hope no later than 9:45 a.m. to be eligible for the lottery and must bring proof of address such as a Green Card, lease, utility bill, Medicaid card, etc. and Identification with picture is preferred. Visit this link to read the lottery process.

Abiding Love Lutheran Church This program provides 3 days worth of food for you and your family, free of charge. If you would like to attend this food pantry please bring an ID with you. The pantry is open every Monday 1:30pm – 3:30pm (doors open at 1:15pm) 7210 Brush Country Dr. , Austin, TX 78749 512-892-4040

Micah 6 Food Pantry (University Presbyterian Church) provides a food pantry to people in need. See their website for more information:

El Buen’s Samaritano Episcopal Mission food pantry provides emergency food assistance to families and individuals in economic hardship for a period of six months. Distribution hours are Tue, Wed, Thu 9:00 am – Noon. Give them a call at 512-439-0700 to receive assistance.

The Storehouse Food Ministry provides groceries once a month to those who are in a food crisis. No one is turned away who has a genuine need since the ministry do not impose any geographical restrictions. The pantry is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Give them a call at 512-989-9989 to receive assistance.

Fresh Food for Families is a unique program that provides low-income families with quality fruits, vegetables and other fresh foods free of charge on a regular basis. These fresh foods supplement existing grocery budgets with much-needed nutritious items. Fresh Food for Families distributes an average of 10 pounds of food to more than 8,000 individuals each month.

Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE) Each month, HOPE clients receive an 15- to 20-pound bag of groceries to supplement their existing diets. They receive items like canned vegetables and meats, cereal, pasta and soups. Fresh produce and personal hygiene products are also included.

Kids Cafe, an official program of Feeding America, serves as a direct partnership between the Capital Area Food Bank and existing after-school programs. There are more than 1,600 locally operated Kids Cafes across the nation. In FY2011, CAFB served more than 33,500 meals to an average of 3,300 children per month.

The “Wheels of Sharing” Mobile Food Pantries fill geographic and service gaps in emergency food assistance. These Mobile Food Pantries provide basic staples, fruits and vegetables, and frozen foods. Guests also get help from CAFB staff in applying for food stamps and other federal assistance programs.

Meals on Wheels and More delivers hot, nutritious meals to the elderly, disabled, and homebound in the Greater Austin area. Aside from our signature meal-delivery program, Meals on Wheels and More offers additional “And More” services including their Meals for Kids Program.

 Financial Assistance

UPLIFT provides basic needs assistance to people in need. They offer emergency food bags as well as financial assistance for rent, utilities, and prescriptions. Tuesdays only from 9:00 am to Noon. 512-476-5321

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish provides financial assistance for basic needs such as rent, utilities gas, water, electricity and prescriptions. Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm 515-926-2552

The City of Austin offers a Medically Vulnerable Registry for customers with a long-term disease, ailment, or critical illness. Customers eligible for the registry will receive more time to pay their bills and personal case management from Austin Energy and partnering social service agencies. To join the registry, contact Customer Care at 512-494-9400.

The City of Austins CAP Discounts program helps customers on low or fixed incomes who receive certain state, federal, and local entitlement programs. CAP Discounts can help reduce utility bills an average of $650 a year. 512-494-9400

St Matthew’s Episcopal Church Good Faith Fund (also an Austin Energy Plus 1 partner) provides assistance with rent and utilities to all zip codes within Austin City Limits. Tuesdays only from 10:00 am – Noon. 512-345-8314

St. Austin Catholic Parish provides emergency financial assistance for people in need. Go St. Austin Catholic Parish at 2026 Guadalupe, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you have any kind of ID make sure you bring it with you, it will help them help you faster. If you have any questions you can always give them a call at 512-477-9471.


Medical Access Progam (MAP) helps people get the health care they need. We make sure that anyone who has a MAP card can go to a clinic, get medicine, and get emergency care. Every person in your family who is eligible will get a MAP identification card. You may use your MAP identification card to get healthcare services through any of the clinics or doctors who offer care to MAP patients.

People’s Community Clinic (PCC)’s mission is to improve the health of medically under-served and uninsured Central Texans by providing high quality, affordable healthcare. The clinic has been offering care with respect and dignity since 1970.

CommUnityCare provides services at 22 locations in Travis County. CommUnityCare provides outpatient primary healthcare, dental care, limited specialty care, and behavioral health services. They also provide HIV/AIDS treatment at their David Powell location, and care for the homeless at the ARCH. CommUnityCare is now accepting new patients under Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, MAP, and Sliding Fee Scale.

Some of Lone Star Circle of Care’s patients have public insurance (Medicaid, CHIP, etc.), but are unable to find a primary care doctor who will see them. Ninety percent are under-insured or have no health insurance at all. Many of the uninsured are hardworking families that simply can’t afford coverage; in Texas 79 percent of uninsured adults work or have at least one working family member. Through Lone Star Circle of Care these hardworking Texans can obtain healthcare services that improve their lives and reduce the overall cost burden of the entire health care system.


Handy Wheels (a program of Meals on Wheels and More) provides minor, safety-related home repairs and improvements to those in need. Their Home Repair and Architectural Barrier Removal program is for low income homeowner clients who face serious structural issues with their homes resulting in a decline in health and safety.

Hands on Housing is the largest volunteer-based home repair effort in Austin. We repair and revitalize the homes of senior citizens and disabled homeowners who are living in deep poverty. Our goal is to help them safely remain in the homes they love and to provide an outlet for the compassion shared by all of the great faith traditions. Since 1990, Hands on Housing volunteers have repaired over 1000 homes.

Austin Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1985 – 27 years ago – as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Austin Habitat for Humanity’s entire mission and vision are anchored around their dedication to ending the cycle of poverty housing and the deeply held belief that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. Together with the great people of Austin, they build homes, communities and hope. Austin Habitat for Humanity does new home construction and also has a home repair program.


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