Mutual Aid Resources

Our campaign is working to compile critical resources for members of our community in this time of crisis. This is a work in progress and we want to hear about any additional resources you think we should be promoting. Please reach out to the campaign by email. Thank you!

Statewide/Federal Resources

Applying for unemployment in Texas - Website, Tutorial for additional information

(Note: Texas Workforce Commission has been overwhelmed by new claims, and recommends that people follow the following schedule for calling in, or to call between the hours of 10pm-8am, when volume is lower:)
Area codes beginning with 9: Call Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Area codes beginning with 3, 4, 5, or 6: Call Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Area codes beginning with 7 or 8: Call Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Area codes beginning with 2: Call Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Internet/broadband access - Charter Communications is providing free Spectrum WiFi to households with children in grades K-12 without current access. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll. New household services under these guidelines will have installation fees waived.
Senior Support Services/Free Curbside Services - HEB is providing both free curbside services, as well as a senior support line - Website; Senior support at 1-833-397-0080
Transportation Assistance - CARTS for intercounty/intra-county rural ride assistance - Website
Feeding Texas - Website

Travis County

Food Aid Resources

Central Texas Food Bank - Website
Hope Food Pantry - Website
Embracing the Grace - Website
Circle of Hope Community Center - Website
Mobile Loaves & Fishes - Website
Trinity Center - Website
United Way Austin - Website
El Buen Samaritano - Website
Society of St Vincent de Paul - Website
Austin ISD is providing to-go breakfast and lunch for children under 19 at 15 curbside locations, irregardless of their registration status, every weekday - Website

Shelter/Assistance Organizations

Casa Marianella - Website
Foundation Communities - Website
SAFE - Website (help for those experiencing domestic abuse)
CommUnity Care Health Centers - Website (offering TeleHealth services to those not needing emergent care, including those without access to insurance)
Austin Diaper Bank - Website
ARCH - Website (shelter/housing)
Caritas of Austin - Website (shelter/housing)
Green Doors - Website (shelter/housing)
Partnerships for Children - Website
Texas Advocacy Project - Website
Hospitality grants and loans programs in Austin - Website

Senior Assistance

Drive-A-Senior - Website, or call 2-1-1 for assistance (drive a senior to/from appointments) 
HEB Curbside Delivery - Website, Senior support at 1-833-397-0080 (many grocers, including HEB, are providing both free curbside services, as well as a senior support line, or some senior-specific shopping hours to limit exposure)

Ways To Provide Support

Austin Community Foundation Stand with Austin Fund - Website
Austin Ed Crisis Support Fund - Website (food and telehealth services to students)
Help support Austin musicians - Website
Frontline Funds, providing meals to doctors - Website
Vietnamese American Community of Austin - Website
Austin Chinese Community COVID-19 Fighting Alliance - Website

Harris County

Food Aid Resources

Houston Food Bank - Website
Target Hunger - Website
Katy Christian Ministries - Website
Cypress Assistance Ministries - Website

Shelter/Assistance Organizations

Northwest Assistance Ministries - Website
Houston Health Department COVID-19 Call Center - 1-832-393-4220
United Way of Houston - Website

Colorado County 

First United Methodist Church - Website

Bastrop County 

Smithville Food Pantry - Website
Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry - Website

Fayette County

Schulenberg Area Food Pantry - Website

Austin County

Sealy Christian Food Pantry - Website

Waller County 

The Hangar Unity Center - Address: 4010 4th St, Brookshire, TX 77423
Warm Pantry- Website

Washington County

Brazos Valley Food Bank - Website
Bread Partners - Website
Faith Mission and Help Center - Website

Lee County

Giddings Food Pantry - Website