Williamson County assistance programs.

Assistance from churches

One organization to turn to for help with bills, rent, and other expenses is the Round Rock Area Serving Center. This is a Texas non-profit corporation, which is also known as the Serving Center. It has been tasked with carrying out the Williamson Texas community-wide mission of churches, charities, other non-profit organizations and individuals serving human needs in the local community.

Services provided by this association and the local member local churches include a food pantry, computer skills training, financial assistance for utilities, rent, prescriptions, transportation, and temporary lodging, the Round Rock Coats for Kids, Computers for Kids, clothing & furniture vouchers, community gardens, and the local Volunteer Center.

Round Rock can be reached at 512-244-2431. Or click here.

Health care for uninsured and underinsured

There are a couple local clinics to turn to if you need medical care and can’t afford to pay for expensive hospital bills. They include the clinics listed below. Or click here to learn about other ways to get free health care.

Lone Star Circle of Care - The organization, which can be contacted toll free at 877-800-5722, is a nonprofit, federally qualified and registered community health center that runs clinics throughout Williamson County and Central Texas. The organization’s clinics provide a family and person-centered and behaviorally enhanced healthcare home. They offer a wide range of health care services for the medically under served and uninsured members of the community. Among other services, the clinic offers adult primary care, comprehensive OB/GYN services, pediatric primary care, senior care, general dentistry, psychiatry and behavioral health, and pharmacy services with very low cost prescription medicines for those who are uninsured.

 

 

 

Samaritan Health Ministries - This health clinic also helps those who need assistance, have no or limited health insurance, and can’t pay for their medical bills. Receive quality urgent and chronic free healthcare services (including dental, medical, medications, mental health and pharmaceutical). The clinic focuses on the uninsured and other low to moderate income individuals who live in the greater Williamson and northwest Travis counties Texas. 512-331-5828.

Crisis assistance

People in need of help paying bills and other expenses can turn to Catholic Charities for assistance. This organizations helps people of all religions.

  • Food aid - Emergency food aid is made available, free of charge, to anyone in need of a free meal. Individuals can receive access to a food pantry services once every 14 days for up to 12 visits each and every year.
     
  • Financial Assistance - Cash grants and financial assistance are available to people who need help. The grants can help with expenses that families may incur including rent, utility and air conditioning bills, and money for security and utility deposits. The program is known as Stronger Families Today case management.
     
  • Housing Assistance - Receive access to a variety of resources that can hep someone remain in their home or apartment. Catholic Charities provides funds for rent assistance, case management, outreach, housing search and placement, eviction prevention services, legal services and even credit repair. They are all services available to assist program participants with housing stability and to help people stay in their homes.
     
  • Referrals - If for some reason the Williamson Catholic Charities does not have the resources to meet your particular need, they can refer you to other Texas and federal government assistance programs.
     
    • Job Finding and Employment Supports: Job training, career advice, financial assistance, transportation assistance, education programs, resume writing
    • Basic Human Needs Resource: local community food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent and eviction prevention assistance, government utility assistance programs.
    • Physical, Medical and Mental Health Resources: Medicaid and Medicare, health insurance programs, maternal health, free health care, medicines, Children's Health Insurance Program, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation, and counseling.
       
  • Pro bono legal services - Volunteer attorneys that work for non-profit law firms can provide brief, free legal advice, counseling, and representation with civil legal problems or questions in the areas of.
    • Evictions and foreclosures
    • Civil Litigation and Small Claims
    • Contract Law
    • Senior and Elder Law
    • Labor and Employment Law
    • Estate Law
    • Residential Tenancy law
    • Find additional free legal programs. More.

Contact the Catholic Charities of Central Texas at (512) 651-6100 for more information on how they can help. Or click here for more details on their programs.

Madella Hilliard Neighborhood Center - This non-profit agency provides the low income and needy with limited amounts of emergency financial assistance. Funds can be used to help pay gas, electric, utility bills, and rent. Low income qualifications need to be met. The non-profit also provides help with applying for and completing forms for government assistance programs (both Texas and federal) and also offers referrals to community services and charities. 803 W. 8th St., Georgetown, Texas 78626, (512)930-0873

Clothes and household items - Low income families and those who are struggling can receive low cost (or maybe even free items) from non-profit clothing closets and charities. The locations will sell gently used goods to the public, and some centers may even offer vouchers to families so that they can buy items of their choice at local Williamson County locations. Click here.

Salvation Army Taylor and Georgetown - The local Salvation Army centers have limited funding and may be able to provides temporary financial assistance. There may be funds for paying expenses such as rent, utilities electric, water, and gas, prescription drugs, food, and motel vouchers. Other support includes freee school supplies and case management. The address is 114 W. 6th St., Taylor, Texas 76574, phone (512)352-9313. Or find more on Williamson County Salvation Army programs.

St. Helen's Catholic Church-Society Of St. Vincent De Paul - The church organization provides help with one or more of the following, provided funding exists. Get support for paying a portion of rent, prescriptions, or utility bills. They may also assist with food. Georgetown, TX 78626, (512)-868-1964

St. Patrick Catholic Church - Provides qualified low income with limited, temporary financial assistance for paying for electricity and utilities. They can also provide prescription medications, glasses and over-the-counter prescription drugs. 2500 Limmer Loop, Hutto, TX 78634 (512)759-3712

St. William Catholic Church-Society Of St. Vincent De Paul - The church organization runs a food pantry. Qualified people can get clothing and furniture vouchers to be used at the local thrift store. Lastly they may have limited financial assistance for utilities, electric, water, gas bills, and medications. 620 Round Rock West Dr., Round Rock, Texas 78681, (512)-255-2330

Taylor Neighborhood/senior Center - Low income and working poor residents, who meet qualifications, may access limited emergency financial assistance for electric bills, gas, and housing costs such as rent. Also receive information and help in applying for government assistance such as homeless prevention or food stamps. Referrals are also provided. 410 W. 7th St., Taylor, Texas 76574, (512)352-5523

 

 

 

 

Emergency housing and rent help - Several churches, charities, and non-profits focus on offering funds to the low income for rent and housing expenses. Seniors, disabled, the unemployed, and low income are given priority. Click here for additional details.

St. Margaret Mary is part of the St. Vincent De Paul charity. The church provides assistance to low income families that need help with paying utilities, rent, and food in an emergency. Transitional housing services are offered too. 1101 W. New Hope Dr., Cedar Park, Texas 78613, call 512-259-1056

Operation Liberty Hill runs a food pantry that may offer free baby food, groceries, formula, furniture, kitchenware, clothing, and even personal grooming items. Work with Ministerial Alliance on requests for financial aid and prescriptions. 512-913-2256

Georgetown Housing Authority administers the section 8 voucher program, which offers a form of rent assistance from subsidized housing. The Georgetown based Housing Authority pays for a portion of a Williamson Texas families rent. Call 512-863-5565.

Government Aid and Social Services - The County provides assistance and benefits for the very low income, unemployed, and others that are at risk, such as the disabled. Examples of programs in Williamson County include Meals-on-Wheels for seniors, free coats and clothing, rent help and grants for paying utility bills from Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program. There are many other public aid programs available as well, such as health care, low income housing and more. Learn more.

Baptist Community Center - Operates a food pantry and soup kitchen. Limited financial aid or grants may be offered for paying rent, water or electric bills. Or there may be funds or loans for other bills, maybe even a partial mortgage payment. (512) 472-7592.

Free food - There are churches, non-profits, and organizations that offer groceries and support to anyone that needs help, as resources allow. Case managers can also help people apply for public aid, such as SNAP food stamps. Locate more Williamson County Texas food banks.

Saint Vincent in Taylor operates a thrift store and can provide basic needs. There may be furniture, household items, clothing, and similar goods. The location in on Main Street, and the phone number is 512-352-245.

While direct financial aid will not be offered, the volunteers from St. Vincent may offer referrals. The charity can sometimes help the hungry, unemployed, or tenants facing an eviction. They are a leading non-profit in the Williamson County region, and provide qualified families with everything from emergency loans for paying back rent to cash grants for other bills.

Churches from Taylor also distribute free food or groceries, clothing, and can help place veterans and single parents into low income housing or apartments. A number of other services may be available via referral from Saint Vincent.

Carolyn T. Smith Loaves and Fishes Outreach Ministry may have very limited cash assistance. There may be funds for housing costs, such as a security deposit, mortgage or rent. Medical care can be arranged, including for medications, dental needs, or check ups. Williamson County families can also get help with utility bills, job training, clothing, and much more. Call 512-476-3589 for intake.

St. Thomas More Catholic Church only support parish members. Prescription drugs, loans for expenses such as utility bills ore rent, and other aid is offered, as funding allows. Telephone - 512-258-1161.

Caritas - Assistance is available across the region. A kitchen serves free meals, and a food pantry will pass out groceries. Other resources from the charity include emergency money for paying rent or energy bills, as well as job placement from an on site center. Seniors, single moms, and others can get help. Learn more.

Community clinics and low cost medical care

Williamson County and Cities Health District - This facility provides preventive health and medical care services (not sick care) for children and adults who do not have access to private health care. Help is available for both adults and children without access to private health care or who are underinsured. Georgetown Texas (512) 943-3640. Find more clinics in Williamson County, as several other facilities offer free medical services for the low income and/or people with limited or no health insurance.

Or, you can read about ways to settle medical debts and bills.

 

 

 

Financial assistance for rent and bills in Williamson County Texas

The Caring Place of Georgetown Texas ((512) 869-4735) offers numerous assistance programs.

  • Provides the low income with one-time financial assistance with emergency eye exams and eyeglasses, prescription drugs, medical supplies, emergency dental work, and other one time aid.
  • Provides emergency financial assistance for paying housing expenses, rent and utilities (electric, gas, butane, and water bills).
  • The organization may be able to offer vouchers for new or gently used clothing and household goods to be used at Fabulous Finds, which is the on site Caring Place thrift store.
  • In addition to above, the non-profit may be able to provides additional financial assistance for bills and expenses on a case-by-case basis to help low income people reach self-sufficiency. Assistance is based on a client's special needs or crisis. Examples may include:
    • Employment expense assistance for tools, certification, uniforms, licenses, and work equipment.
    • Offers educational fee assistance and cash payments for GED tests, college textbooks, and continuing education.

Call the Caring Place at (512) 869-4735

Community Action of Central Texas also provides some referrals and support to Williamson County. The non-profit can direct qualified low income clients to utility bill help and conservation from Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program / CEAP. A low cost, prescription assistance program is available as well as other medical care referrals.

Referrals and offered too for many government benefits, such as SNAP food stamps. Other key services include the General Educational Development Certificate as well as ESL classes. Or clients can get information on loan or grant programs for paying costs such as rent or the security deposit fee on a new home. Click more on Community Action of Central Texas.

St. Vincent DePaul, which is run by St. Helens Catholic Church, will help pay for and provides funds for help with a portion of rent, utility and cooling bills, and medicines and prescriptions. Also assists with providing free food. Phone (512) 868-1964

Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities - This is the Williamson County Texas Community Action Agency. The non-profit agency provides limited emergency financial assistance and cash grants to help with paying electric, utility and gas bills. Rent assistance is also available for qualified residents with low income. In addition, meet with a counselor to get help with completing forms for government assistance programs and offers referrals to community services. Get help with both Texas and federal government programs. Any assistance provided is dependent on available funds and resources. They are located in Georgetown, and can be reached at (512) 763-1400.

Get free food from Capitol Area Food Bank. This organization coordinates the weekly distribution of free food, donated fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and other items at various pantries and food banks Williamson County. Call (512) 869-4735

 

 

 

 

 

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