Washington County assistance programs

Organizations that provide resources and services for bills and expenses

Various organizations in the area can provide people with aid. These groups include Faith Mission, Trinity Medical Center, and the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. Find some of the programs they offer below, as well as their contact information.

Emergency Help: Faith Mission is an organization that helps people who find themselves in a crisis situation and need some short term help. They offer several services, and they can help people stay in their homes by providing mortgage assistance, help with rent, utility bill assistance and even employment training. They have programs to help people with training and also finding new jobs through the Jobs Partnership program. The jobs program is meant to help people become self sufficient by finding a job. Contact them at (979) 830-1488.

Health Care: Trinity Medical Center and Washington County Clinic offers this. For people who have no insurance, or who are underinsured, these centers will be available for vaccinations, free or discounted health care, and other medical services. Over 16% of Washington County residents do not have health insurance. The clinic and the service center will help these people get the access they need to health care without having to go to an emergency room. While some of the health care may be free for certain individuals, the clinic will also be on a sliding scale based on income so some fees may still need to be paid. They can also refer people to patient assistance programs, such Merck patient assistance programs and Together Rx Access. Contact them at (979) 836-6173 to learn more or apply for aid.

Another place to turn to for health care is the Brazos Valley Community Health Centers. This is the local community action agency, and they also offer high quality primary and preventive health care to local residents. Some of the services they offer include

  • Attention for minor care, such as colds, flu, scrapes, etc.
  • Family planning/reproductive health
  • Pharmacy/prescriptions and medicines. Find other programs for free drugs.
  • Flu shots Immunizations (with physicals)
  • Laboratory testing
  • Physicals and well visits
  • Information and referrals to COBRA health insurance
  • Preventive health care
  • Primary adult and pediatric care
  • Dental care and services
  • Referrals to specialists as needed

 

 

 

 

Energy and Housing Assistance

If you are struggling with housing expenses or energy bills, Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. has programs for these expenses as well.

  • Emergency Crisis Program
    Get assistance with paying for your electric, propane, and natural bills. Households will need to meet  specific program criteria in order to be eligible for aid.
     
  • Weatherization Assistance Program
    Qualifying households will receive free upgrades to their homes to help them save energy and reduce their bills. The program will provide assistance with minor home improvements to increase energy efficiency and lower energy costs, and people can save hundreds of dollars per year.
     
  • Co-Pay Program
    Eligible, qualified, and a key being “employed” households will receive assistance which may include assistance with paying an electric bill, energy efficiency guidelines, referrals and education on budgeting and information on credit card assistance programs, such as hardship programs.
     
  • Housing and Rent Assistance
    The non-profit agency may be able to refer individuals to low income housing and emergency rental programs. Some options may include section 8 or homeless prevention.

The community action agency has several offices around the area, but they are located at 1500 University Drive East, Suite 100, College Station, Texas 77840, and the phone number is (979) 846-1100.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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