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RESOURCES

Counseling:

  • Austin Family Institute – at Austin Family Institute our mission is to provide thoughtful and focused affordable therapy while increasing mental health care access to those in need. We aim to increase access to mental health care for those who would otherwise be unable to afford it and provide direct services to clients. Our therapists are qualified to address the following, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, behavioral issues, and violence to self and/or others.
    www.austinfamilyinstitute.org, (512) 329-6611

  • Catholic Charities Central Texas – is dedicated to helping people of all ages, faiths, ethnic backgrounds and economic circumstances. Among other services, it provides high quality mental health services for children, adults, couples and families to help with life’s challenges. Services offered on a sliding scale fee structures.
    www.ccctx.org, (512) 651-6100

  • Grief Share – is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
    www.griefshare.org, 1-800-395-5755

  • The Austin Center of Grief and Loss – is a non-profit organization focused on grief and trauma with the mission to assist children and adults as they move from loss to life, transforming their grief through therapy, support, education, training and consultation. We strive to help anyone in need of hope and healing. For those in need we offer a sliding fee scale and a care assistance program when funds are available.
    www.austingrief.org, (512) 472-7878

  • The Christi Center – offers hope after the death of a loved one by providing support networks, community education and therapeutic activities that are free, peer-based, and ongoing. By offering free, ongoing grief support groups that connect grieving children and adults with others who have experienced similar losses, we help the bereaved find hope and support for healing as they adjust to their "new normal."
    www.christicenter.org, (512) 467-2600

  • The Gifts From Jada Foundation, Inc - strives to ensure that all who comes to us receive the necessary counseling services, financial support, and other resources needed at no cost to them.
    www.giftsfromjada.org, 1-844-523-2999

  • New Life Institute – our mission is to offer accessible, affordable and professional counseling services to those in emotional or spiritual need regardless of ability to pay. Our goal is to help each person transition from a place of difficulty to one of strength and emotional health.
    www.newlifetexas.org, (512) 469-9447

  • Waterloo Counseling Service – our mission is to strengthen the mental health and well-being of Central Texas individuals, couples and families through effective and affordable counseling with an expertise in gender, sexual and cultural diversity. Waterloo welcomes everyone and has an expertise in serving the GLBT community, people living with HIV/AIDS, Spanish speakers and people with low income.
    www.waterloocounseling.org, (512) 444-9922

  • Wonders & Worries – provides free, professional support for children 2-18 throughout a parent's illness.
    www.wondersandworries.org, (512) 329-5757


Cancer Support:

  • American Cancer Society – whether you want to learn about treatment options, get advice on coping with side effects, or have questions about health insurance, we're here to help. We can even find you a free ride to treatment or a free place to stay when treatment is far from home.
    www.cancer.org, (512) 919-1800

  • Big Love Cancer Care - is a 501c(3), non-profit, volunteer based organization committed to providing basic necessities and personalized care to cancer kids and their families at Dell Children's Medical Center(Austin), Texas Children's Hospital (Houston, Katy and The Woodlands) and beyond.
    http://www.biglovecancercare.org, (830) 377-5830

  • Breast Cancer Resource Center – staffed by breast cancer survivors, BCRC is committed to providing guidance, education, and assistance to thousands of local women whose lives have been disrupted by breast cancer.
    www.bcrc.org, (512) 524-2470

  • Care Box Program – is an Austin based nonprofit launched in October 2014 to fill a gap in care for cancer patients and their caregivers by providing essential care supplies, often not covered by insurance, which they need at home to help prevent malnutrition, infections, and injuries.
    www.careboxprogram.org, (512) 296-2180

  • Camp Kessen – is the only national organization that recognizes and understands the overlooked population of children affected by their parent's cancer. Student leaders at UT Austin spend all year fundraising and planning a magical week-long camp during the summer, which is provided free of cost. Camp Kesem also provides all year support for these children through reunions and events.
    www.campkessen.org, (832) 525-6552

  • Care Communities – provides caring support for people affected by serious illness. Care Communities supplies the nuts and bolts of compassionate care and practical assistance to help strengthen the shaky foundations of people coping with serious illness - like cancer or HIV/AIDS.
    www.carecommunities.org, (512) 459-5883

  • Hair To Stay – is a nonprofit headquartered in Austin, is offering a range of services to chemotherapy patients: from helping patients rent the scalp cooling equipment, to actually accompanying patients on trips to the hospital to assist in their use. Because the technology is not covered by most insurance carriers HairToStay provides grants to patients to cover most or all of the expenses related to use of scalp cooling therapy.
    www.hairtostay.org, (512) 777-8762

  • Livestrong – provides direct services, we connect people and communities with the services they need, and we call for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease.
    www.livestrong.org, (512) 279-8142


Basic Needs:

a) Food Assistance:
  • Austin Open Door Outreach – each Saturday from 9 to 10:30 am serves more than 200 brunch meals to the homeless and those in need. We also provide used clothing and toiletries at our Fig Leaf Store during those morning hours.
    www.uumc.org/open-door-ministry, (512) 583-5909

  • Central Texas Food Bank - in partnership with government agencies, social service charities, local businesses and more, we work together to put healthy foods within the reach of Central Texans with the greatest need.
    www.centraltexasfoodbank.org, (512) 684-2533

  • Breast Cancer Resource Center – staffed by breast cancer survivors, BCRC is committed to providing guidance, education, and assistance to thousands of local women whose lives have been disrupted by breast cancer.
    www.bcrc.org, (512) 524-2470

  • Common Good Community Development Austin – through programs like Hope Food Pantry and FreeStore Austin, CGCD provides basic services like food and clothing with an emphasis on hospitality, dignity and relationship.
    www.commongoodaustin.org, (512) 615-2119

  • El Buen Samaritano – is an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas committed to helping Latino and other families in Central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives through high-quality and affordable healthcare, education and food assistance.
    www.elbuen.org, (512) 439-8906

  • • Hays County Food Bank – is passionately committed to improving lives through food assistance programs, nutrition education and advocacy.
    www.haysfoodbank.org, (512) 392-8300

  • Hill Country Community Ministries – serves families in crisis and living in poverty with food, clothing & other assistance like vision vouchers, dental, new shoes for children.
    www.hccm.org, (512) 250-0360

  • Keep Austin Fed – reduces hunger and helps the environment by connecting surplus food and hungry neighbors.
    www.keepaustinfed.org, (512) 831-3654

  • The Caring Place – helps families in financial crisis. We help with rent, food, clothing, medical expenses and transportation. We also have a Coats for Kids program where we provide parents with a gift card to purchase a new coat for their child.
    www.caringplacetx.org, (512) 943-0702


b) Housing:
  • Family Eldercare – supports seniors and adults with disabilities in Central Texas to live with dignity in their communities by providing them and their caregivers with essential individualized services. Among other services, Family Eldercare assists in managing 10 low-income housing properties, along with Family Eldercare's own Lyons Gardens. Our Housing and Community Services program also provides Wellness and a homebound phone call-in program called Lifetime Connections Without Walls (LCWW).
    www.familyeldercare.org, (512) 456-8262

  • Habitat for Humanity – our vision is a world where everyone has a decent, affordable place to live.
    www.austinhabitat.org, (512) 472-8788

  • The Caring Place – helps families in financial crisis. We help with rent, food, clothing, medical expenses and transportation. We also have a Coats for Kids program where we provide parents with a gift card to purchase a new coat for their child.
    www.caringplacetx.org, (512) 943-0702


c) Transportation:
  • Drive a Senior – consists of 6 local Drive a Senior non-profit agencies that provide free transportation and support services to older adults in the greater Austin Metropolitan area.
    www.driveasenior.org, (512) 456-8262

  • Meals on Wheels – makes sure all central Texas seniors stay connected and independent. We also have other programs that help our Central Texas neighbors age in place: In-Home Care, Veterans, Pets, Home Repair, Home Maintenance, Alzheimer and Dementia, Telehealth Treatment for Depression, and others.
    www.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org, (512) 476-6325

  • The Caring Place – helps families in financial crisis. We help with rent, food, clothing, medical expenses and transportation. We also have a Coats for Kids program where we provide parents with a gift card to purchase a new coat for their child.
    www.caringplacetx.org, (512) 943-0702


d) In-Home Care:
  • HAND – opened its doors to provide compassionate, high-quality in-home support services to low-income older adults, people with disabilities and those recovering from illness.
    www.handcentraltx.org, (512) 628-8187

  • Meals on Wheels – makes sure all central Texas seniors stay connected and independent. We also have other programs that help our Central Texas neighbors age in place: In-Home Care, Veterans, Pets, Home Repair, Home Maintenance, Alzheimer and Dementia, Telehealth Treatment for Depression, and others.
    www.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org, (512) 476-6325


e) Healthcare, Mental Care, and Disability:
  • AGE of Central Texas – tackles the challenges of aging with expert, compassionate solutions to make aging a journey of triumph. We are dedicated to older adults and those who care for them and most of who we serve has a form of dementia or Alzheimer's.
    www.ageofcentraltx.org, (512) 452-4611

  • Alzheimer's Texas – is dedicated to eliminating Alzheimer's through the advancement of research and enhancing care and support services for individuals, their families, and caregivers.
    www.txalz.org, (512) 241-0420

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – saves lives and brings hope to those affected by suicide.
    www.afsp.org/centraltexas, (512) 905-1827

  • Austin Family Institute – our mission is to provide thoughtful and focused affordable therapy while increasing mental health care access to those in need. We aim to increase access to mental health care for those who would otherwise be unable to afford it and provide direct services to clients. Our therapists are qualified to address the following, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, behavioral issues, and violence to self and/or others.
    www.austinfamilyinstitute.org, (512) 329-6611

  • El Buen Samaritano – is an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas committed to helping Latino and other families in Central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives through high-quality and affordable healthcare, education and food assistance.
    www.elbuen.org, (512) 439-8906

  • C2 Change – our mission is to improve the mental health of families through preventative methods, diagnosis and treatment to help advance the cognitive, behavioral and emotional skills necessary for successful life management. Our vision is to ensure Tejas Family Guidance Center meets the mental health needs of children, young adults, individuals, and family members; to serve those who need us most regardless of income; and to continue to be a valuable training site for parents, students, and mental health professionals.
    www.c2change.org, (512) 981-8787

  • Capital Area Dental Foundation – transforms lives in Central Texas with healthy smiles by offering life-changing access to charitable dental care.
    www.capitalareadentalfoundation.org, (512) 992-1217

  • Get Up Project – operates both the Hope Clinic and Mobile Smiles. Hope Medical Clinic is a primary care facility serving the needs of any person with limited access to medical resources in the Austin area. We are dedicated to serving those in transitional life situations, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or religious affiliation. Mobile Smiles provides limited restorative and preventive dental services.
    www.getupproject.org, (512) 466-1455

  • Care Communities – caring support for people affected by serious illness. Care Communities supplies the nuts and bolts of compassionate care and practical assistance to help strengthen the shaky foundations of people coping with serious illness - like cancer or HIV/AIDS.
    www.carecommunities.org, (512) 459-5883

  • Capitol School of Austin – our mission is to provide an enriched learning environment where children with speech, language, and learning differences can reach their full potential and develop skills necessary to succeed in future educational settings.
    www.capitolschool.com, (512) 467-7006

  • Hill Country Community Ministries – serves families in crisis and living in poverty with food, clothing & other assistance like vision vouchers, dental, new shoes for children.
    www.hccm.org, (512) 259-0360

  • Hospice Austin – is a nonprofit organization that eases the physical, emotional and spiritual pain of any person in our community facing the final months of a serious illness by providing expert and compassionate care, education and bereavement support.
    www.hospiceaustin.org, (512) 342-4791

  • Lone Star Circle of Care – provides exceptional and accessible patient centered healthcare for our Texas neighbors.
    www.lscctx.org, (512) 686-0152

  • People’s Community Clinic – our mission is to improve the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by providing high quality, affordable healthcare with dignity and respect.
    www.austinpcc.org, (512) 684-1712

  • Planned Living Assistant Network of Central Texas – offers an array of customized services designed to enhance the lives of individuals and families facing mental health challenges.
    www.planctx.org, (512) 851-0901

  • Power for Parkinson – provides free fitness and dance classes for people with Parkinson's and their care partners in Austin and surrounding communities. Their mission is to engage people with Parkinson's in regular exercise to slow or even reverse the effects of Parkinson's disease, improve their overall sense of well-being, provide opportunities for socialization and help prevent depression and isolation that often accompanies the disease.
    www.powerforparkinsons.org, (512) 750-8091

  • Texas Association of Charitable Clinics – The health system in Texas is comprised of entities with overlapping services, goals, challenges and Charitable Clinics are a critical part of this system. These clinics utilize a holistic, cost effective patient centered approach providing a wide array of services that go beyond the physical health of a person. Clinics work across multiple systems including health, social services, educational, spiritual, etc. to help meet the needs of their patients. A list of Charitable Clinics can be found on their website.
    www.txcharitableclinics.org, (512) 777-8929

  • The Seton Fund – one of the many manifestations of our mission is Seton League House, a comfortable, caring and dignified place for patients and their families to stay during treatment at one of the many hospitals in the Austin area. Seton League House provides an affordable home away from home during stressful times, allowing patients and families to focus on care and healing rather than how to pay for an expensive hotel stay.
    www.setonfund.org, (512) 324-3005

  • Ronald McDonald House of Charities – strives to be part of the solution in improving the lives of children and their families by providing programs that strengthen families during difficult times. We have supported many families by providing them with room nights at our "home-away-from-home", saving them millions of dollars in lodging and food expenses. Most importantly, we kept them close to their hospitalized children and took care of their immediate and basic needs, which allowed them to focus solely on their child's healing.
    www.rmhc-ctx.org, (512) 628-5931

  • Sammy's House – is a nonprofit organization that provides innovative services for children who are medically fragile and/or developmentally delayed. Our mission is to fill the gaps in services for these underserved children by creating programs that help children and families thrive through education, high quality early childhood programming, parent education and community education on tolerance and recognizing the value and capabilities of all persons.
    www.sammyshouse.org, (512) 453-5258

  • Variety, The Children’s Charity of Texas – Variety's financial assistance program addresses the immediate needs of children living with special needs in Texas. When insurance isn't able to support a child's needs and the financial burden is too great for a family to take on, Variety steps in to cover those costs.
    www.varietytexas.org, (512) 328-5437


f) Other:
  • Any Baby Can – believes all children deserve the chance to be healthy and happy. We strengthen parents and their children through in-home therapies, resource navigation, and family support services. Our services are provided through home-visitation programs, community classes and support groups.
    www.anybabycan.org, (512) 334-4452

  • Austin Diaper Bank – is dedicated to providing diapers to Austin families in need to strengthen the community as a whole. Central Texans young and old need a clean, reliable supply of diapers for a healthy and comfortable quality of life.
    www.austindiapers.org, (512) 710-7232

  • Austin Job Seekers Network – provides comprehensive job search programs and services to unemployed and underemployed adults in Greater Austin to support, equip, and enable them to find a better fitting job faster. While AJSN is a faith-based organization inspired to glorify God, our programs and services are available to everyone regardless of gender, religious affiliation, or ethnic background.
    www.job-seekers-network.org, (512) 914-9844

  • Hill Country Senior Activity Center – is determined to make a difference in the lives of people age 60 and older. Our goal is to have meals and activities in which Seniors can't wait to participate and share with other Seniors. We want to have them excited about each upcoming day...and what each day offers.
    www.hillcountryseniorcitizensactivitycenter.org, (512) 858-4663

  • Hospice Austin – is a nonprofit organization that eases the physical, emotional and spiritual pain of any person in our community facing the final months of a serious illness by providing expert and compassionate care, education and bereavement support.
    www.hospiceaustin.org, (512) 342-4791

  • Texas Ramp Project – provides free wheelchair ramps to the elderly and people with disabilities who are economically disadvantaged.
    www.texasramps.org, (512) 761-8894

  • The Christian Compassion Center, Inc. (C3) – collects merchandise from national retail outlets, businesses, and individuals for distribution to citizens in need, free of charge. Through our ever growing number of volunteers and partners, we have been able to assist families in their immediate tangible goods needs and at the same time, empower them through core needs assessment and long term holistic solutions.
    www.c3austin.org, (512) 492-2195

  • Sammy's House – is a nonprofit organization that provides innovative services for children who are medically fragile and/or developmentally delayed. Our mission is to fill the gaps in services for these underserved children by creating programs that help children and families thrive through education, high quality early childhood programming, parent education and community education on tolerance and recognizing the value and capabilities of all persons.
    www.sammyshouse.org, (512) 453-5258