Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


Food * Housing * Cash Assistance * Bills * Health * Education * Employment

Texas Assistance Programs and Services


  • Texas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 877-541-7905
  • Texas Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD) Program   Provides home and community-based services to people who are deaf blind and have another disability, Call: 877-438-5658
  • Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  – Provides cash as temporary financial assistance for eligible families with children age 18 and youngerCall: Local agency
  • Texas Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: 866-454-8387
  • Texas State Telephone Assistance Program (Link-Up)  – Designed to reduce the cost of initiating new telephone service to qualifying low-income residents who live on approved tribal lands, Call: Local telephone company
  • Texas SNAP E&T Program  – Promotes long-term self-sufficiency and independence by preparing SNAP recipients for employment through work-related education and training activitiesCall: 877-541-7905
  • Texas Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Texas residents, Call: 800-925-9126
  • Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)  – Offers health care coverage to eligible children living in Texas, Call: 800-252-8263
  • Texas Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)  – Provides community-based services to people who are frail and elderly who qualify for nursing home placement, Call: 855- 937-2372
  • Texas Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program  – Designed to help with costs associated with health insurance premiums for eligible Texas residents who have high medical expenses and who have private health insurance available, Call: 866-409-1188
  • Texas Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 888-963-7111
  • Texas National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 877-839-6325
  • Texas Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 877-839-6325
  • Texas School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 877-839-6325
  • Texas Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call877-839-6325
  • Texas Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 877-839-6325
  • Texas Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 972-282-6455
  • Texas Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)  – Utility assistance program designed to assist eligible low income households in meeting their immediate energy needs and to encourage consumers to control energy costs for years to come through energy educationCall: 800-525-0657
  • Texas Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Helps low income customers control their energy costs through installation of weatherization materials and education, Call: 888-606-8889
  • Texas Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to aid individuals known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions, Call: 877-839-6325
  • Texas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with benefits to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 877-839-6325
  • Texas Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Texas Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA