Community Resources

General Assistance

Name / Phone / What they offer
211 Texas 211 Community Resource Center
City Light Community Ministries (325) 673-6686 Assist with rent, utilities, some prescriptions, bus passes, gas
Salvation Army (325) 677-1408 Provide assistance with clothing, furniture, rent & utilities (for those who have received an eviction or disconnect notice); 24-hour emergency shelter, serves lunch at 1230p and dinner 530p every day 
Taylor County Social Services (325) 674-1341 Assist with rent, utilities, some prescriptions, vision and dental care and indigent burial costs
West Central Texas Council of Governments  (325) 672-8544 Information, referral and assistance with other agencies, benefits counseling, care coordination, nutrition program, prescription assistance, respite assistance for caregivers, family caregiver support group and seminars/workshops 
Ben Richey Boy's Ranch - Family Care (325) 692-2500 Housing assistance, life skills, resources, counseling, parenting classes
City of Abilene - Adaptive Recreation  (325) 676-6575 Recreational activities adapted for persons with disabilities
Rolling Plains Management Corp.  (325) 672-8112 Child care, self-sufficiency, housing crisis, utility assistance, head start, & weatherization

 

Emergencies

Name / Phone / What they offer
Disaster Assistance

Emergency: 911

1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

Offer disaster assistance to those in need (visit DisasterAssistance.gov)

 

Education

Name / Phone / What they offer
Abilene ISD Adult Education (325) 671-4419 Offer GED, ESL & reading classes
Communities in Schools (325) 232-8712 Student support services in public schools
BCFS - Abilene Transition Center (325) 692-0033 Youth services (18-23 yrs. old), college prep, life skills, job search skills, counseling

 

Child Care

Name / Phone / What they offer
Boys and Girls Club - Fannin Club House (325) 677-5407 After-school programs
Boys and Girls Club - Highland Branch (325) 667-0003 After-school programs
Boys and Girls Club - Nelson Club House (325) 672-3772 After-school programs
Boys and Girls Club - Wylie (325) 437-4702 After-school programs
West Central Texas Child Care Program Operations (CCPO) (325) 795-4283 or
(800) 542-4045 
Affordable child care
Alliance for Women & Children (325) 677-5321 After-school programs 
Big Brothers, Big Sisters  (325) 677-7839 Emotional support and activities for children
Rolling Plains Management Corp. (325) 672-8112 Child care, self-sufficiency, housing crisis, utility assistance, head start, & weatherization

 

Job Training

Name / Phone / What they offer
Texas Workforce Commission (325) 795-4200 For job seekers - offers career development information, job search resources, training progrmas, and, as appropriate, unemployment benefits
Faithworks (325) 437-2272 Life skills training includes job search and retention skills
Christian Women's Job Corps (325) 673-6686 ext 106 Life and job skills training, educational support

 

Community

Name / Phone / What they offer
Salvation Army (325) 677-1408 Provide assistance with clothing, furniture, rent & utilities (for those who have received an eviction or disconnect notice); 24-hour emergency shelter, serves lunch at 1230p and dinner 530p every day 
Connecting Caring Communities (325) 232-8241 Neighborhood support services

 

Food & Clothing

Name / Phone / What they offer
Abilene Baptist Social Ministries (325) 672-4193 Assist with clothing, food, etc.
Christian Ministries of Abilene (325) 673-1234 Food and commodities
Christian Service Center (325) 673-7531 Food, clothing, household items
Love and Care Ministries (325) 670-0246 or 
(325) 670-0499
Assist with food, clothing, prescriptions, getting birth certificates, IDs, eyeglasses, small household goods, homeless assistance
Salvation Army (325) 677-1408 Provide assistance with clothing, furniture, rent & utilities (for those who have received an eviction or disconnect notice); 24-hour emergency shelter, serves lunch at 1230p and dinner 530p every day 

 

Health & Well-being

Name / Phone / What they offer
Abilene Christian University Marriage and Family Institute (325) 674-3722 Individual marriage and family therapy
Advocates of Abilene (325) 676-1400 Mental health support services
Betty Hardwick Center MHMR Crisis Hotline

(800) 758-3344

Mental health crisis hotline
Harmony Family Services, Inc (325) 672-7200 Therapeutic foster care and emergency shelter care for abused/neglected children, temporary shelter care, support services and family counseling for runaway and homeless youth
Medical Care Mission Dental (325) 677-3455
Medical
Family clinic, prescriptions, dental clinic, spiritual wellness
Pregnancy Resources of Abilene (325) 672-6415 Pregnancy testing, ultrasound, STD testing and treatment, counseling, maternity and baby clothes, diapers and formula (once every 30 days)
Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (Adult) (325) 795-5776 Report adult (elderly) abuse or neglect
Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (Child) (325) 691-8100 Report child abuse or neglect
Texas Family Institute (325) 676-8963 Counseling - Individual, Family & Marriage
Texas Department of Health & Human Services Commission (325) 795-5999 Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, Nutrition
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) (Administered locally by Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District) (325) 692-1680 Food, nutrition education, breastfeeding education & support, referrals for other health and social service programs; income/at-risk based program; for pregnant & breastfeeding women, infants & children up to age 5
Alliance for Women & Children (325) 677-5321  Women's health services

 

Housing

Name / Phone / What they offer
Abilene Association of Realtors, Inc (325) 692-9821 Publish rental listings (see website: AbileneAoR.com) and assist with complaints against landlords when possible
Abilene Hope Haven, Inc (325) 677-4673 Homeless shelter (Families)
Big Country Apartment Association (325) 695-7431 Process complaints regarding member apartment complexes
Carver Plaza Apartments (325) 676-1534 Housing for people 62+
Habitat for Humanity (325) 670-0489 Build affordable housing for low-income families
Hendrick Home for Children (325) 692-0112 Orphan services and family care (single parent with children)
New Horizons (325) 437-1852 Youth Services - residential treatment, emergency shelter/assessment center, group homes, therapeutic foster homes and in-home family preservation programs
Noah Project  (325) 676-7107
(800) 444-3551
Center for victims of family violence
Salvation Army (325) 677-1408 Provide assistance with clothing, furniture, rent & utilities (for those who have received an eviction or disconnect notice); 24-hour emergency shelter, serves lunch at 1230p and dinner 530p every day 
West Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center (325) 793-8440

Housing Navigator Project

Assistance with locating affordable housing. Specific assistance to the elderly and disabled in locating ADA accessible housing.

 

Legal

Name / Phone / What they offer
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (325) 677-8591 Legal assistance for low-income families
Social Security Office (325) 672-0310 SSI/Social Security cards
Taylor County Justice of the Peace (325) 674-1338 Landlord/Tenant disputes
Taylor County Justice of the Peace (325) 674-1267 Landlord/Tenant disputes
U.S. Border Patrol (325) 698-5552  Offer referrals for immigration and travel issues

 

Transportation

Name / Phone / What they offer
City Link Abilene (325) 676-6BUS Public transportation
City of Abilene Senior Citizen Division Senior Help Line (325) 673-4694 or
(325) 734-5300
Provide transportation for medical appointments grocery shopping, to/from senior centers; for citizens age 60+ (must be mobile)
CARR (800) 710-2277 Public transportation in rural areas

 

Financial

Name / Phone / What they offer
Consumer Credit Counseling Services (Money Management International) (866) 889-9347
(800) 308-2227
Free credit counseling, financial education programs, debt management plans, housing counseling and bankruptcy counseling
West Central Texas Center for Economic Opportunity (325) 672-8980 Financial literacy & management classes