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
College Affordability Guide  link to website Assists college students in finding income affordable schools and tuition assistance
 Great Schools link to website List of schools for ages 5-18 in Abilene, Texas

 

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  
City Link Paratransit (325) 676-6287 ext. 2 ADA Paratransit service is for persons whose physical or mental disability prevents them from accessing the fixed-route bus service  

 

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