Midland County assistance programs.
Get help paying bills
The West Texas Opportunities (806–872–8354) community action agency offers several programs that can help Midland Texas residents with paying a variety of bills. They can help people with their energy bills, rent, employment search, job training, and more. Find a sampling of their programs below.
- Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist low and moderate income persons who may be experiencing difficulties in paying their energy expenses, in particular their summer cooling bills. This program has three primary goals, including to promote self-sufficiency, (especially in paying utility bills), to assist people with energy related crises, and to provide relief for energy expenses and bills.
- Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides education and, more importantly, material installation for low-income families and the goal is to help them reduce their heating and cooling bills. Materials and improvements are made for free to participant’s home. Improvements such as floor and attic insulation, weather stripping, caulking, thresholds, new doors and windows are provided to eligible households. Weatherization assistance is intended to offer a long-term solution to low-income individuals, the elderly, and the disabled who all may be struggling with paying for high utility bills. By taking steps such as adding improvements like extra insulation, weather stripping and new doors and windows when necessary, more heat (or air conditioning) can stay in a home with less money going out.
Another program offered by the West Texas Opportunities (WTO) is the Community Services Block Grant. WTO is able to assist families with budget counseling, credit card help, rent assistance, information, education referrals, and referrals to medical care, such as the Affordable Care Act.
Case managers offer linkage to emergency assistance programs, including loans for certain bills. The funding offered to applicants includes services that provide such essential resources as childcare or health and human services for children. WTO is focused on supporting low income families and the elderly in Midland County, provide housing and other poverty-related assistance programs. Locate more information West Texas Opportunities programs.
Prescription medications in Midland
This facility provide medications for people of all ages, even though they are called the Community Children's Clinic. The assistance program provides an in-house pharmacy as well as free medications to help serve clinic patients by dispensing prescription medications and information and counseling about their usage. The cost of the prescription drugs is included in the low cost service fee. 432-686-8593.
Help for basic needs and bills
The Midland Texas Salvation Armyis the place to turn to. They run assistance programs that will help families and individuals by providing them with free food, utility and energy bill help, spiritual counseling, access to rent assistance programs as well as shelter if needed. Case managers also give referrals to other government programs and agencies. The local Salvation Army strives to meet human needs, especially in these difficult times. Phone number 432-683-3614, or read more.
Faith based Helping Hands provides a number of programs to the working poor and low income in Midland Texas. They will assist clients regardless of their faith or age. Assistance available includes some or all of the following.
- Cash grants used for paying bills ranging from rent to utility and security deposits for new housing.
- Clothing, Christmas toys, and furniture is for sale from the thrift store
- Medical needs, including prescription drugs and minor check ups are coordinated with clinics.
- Referrals to job programs and credit counseling.
- A food pantry from Helping Hands will pass out groceries.
Many other services are run. The financial aid is limited and for people in a crisis. A priority is on senior citizens or families with children. More Midland Texas Helping Hands programs.
First Baptist Benevolence - The charity offers financial aid, including loans. There is help to buy medications or free gasoline vouchers to get to work or a job interview. Call the church at 432-683-0630 to apply.
Midland St. Vincent de Paul Society can be called at 432-684-3887. Most of what is provided by this volunteer group will include basic items, such as food or clothing. However, the staff may have referrals to other programs, such as grants for certain bills, medications, and more.
Locations of food pantries - There are over 10 non-profits that offer emergency food boxes to families from Midland. The centers will often have other support services too, such as Christmas meals or school supplies. Volunteers will work at these locations and can refer very low income families to other services that may be available across the region. Find Midland County food pantries.