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Assistance programs in Hays County TX.

Low-income families in Hays County Texas will get financial assistance as well as free stuff. Locate charity organizations, churches and government programs that provide free grant money for rent, emergency electric bill help in San Marcos, free groceries and more. Everyone from single mothers to senior citizens, the disabled and others can get help.

Emergency financial help is combined with self-sufficiency. This includes job training as well as budgeting. There are free gasoline vouchers, work clothes and car assistance programs in Hays County. Or locate places that provide free computers to students or adults so they can work or learn.

Assistance for paying rent, groceries and utilities in Hays County Texas

Southside Community Center, which is located at 518 S Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666 and can be reached at (512) 392-6694, provides temporary financial assistance to qualified individuals for paying rent and utility bills. There is also free basic needs for the poor, immigrants and low income. Get help with water, electric, gas, or propane bills. They also run a disaster program, and the non-profit also provides emergency assistance for survivors of disasters, such as flooding or fires.

Additional social services are offered as well. In addition, the non-profit provides vouchers to be used at their thrift store. The on site thrift store sells adult,  baby clothing, professional work, and children's clothes, and, when available; may also have work shoes  or free baby furniture. Or get cribs, beds, kitchenware, diapers, baby supplies, car seats, and furniture. Find other thrift stores with bargains near you..

Other programs offered by Southside Community Center include home renovation or repair, in February and during the summer, to families with low income or who may be struggling to get by. Or gt a free fan or window AC unit. All financial assistance provided for bills and costs is dependent on available funds, and people can apply for help only once every 6 months. Call the agency at (512) 392-6694.

Community Action Incorporated of Hays County and central Texas also administers assistance programs. They also offer free grant money and processes applications for public aid. This local community action agency also provides limited, emergency financial assistance with a focus on energy and light bills.




Funding for this emergency service program is very limited, and it is relevant to the applicants need for crisis assistance, and is not available at certain times of the year. The community action agency also partners with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs as well as the Hays Caldwell Women's Center.

in general, unemployed or low income families, the elderly, disabled, and children may qualify for aid from this non-profit. They often work with other regional charities and organizations to coordinate services and advocacy. Find information on Career Pathways for Central Texans, energy bill help from CEAP, weatherization and more.

LIHEAP, low-income electric bill grants are offered to help people keep their utilities on. Or apply to weatherization, job placement programs, coaching and more. Dial (512) 392-1161. The address is 215 S Reimer Ave, San Marcos, TX 78666. They also are involved in addressing nutritional needs in partnership with Hays County pantries and relief groups. More details on Community Action of Central TX assistance programs.

Salvation Army - San Marco and Hays County is at ((512) 754-8541). The charity will be able to offer the following emergency services. There is immediate financial assistance on a case by case basis when funds and supplies are available. The charity will help with limited nonperishable free food boxes. Or get partial financial assistance for paying electric bills, water or gas bills.

Some qualified clients, including veterans or low-income seniors, can get free gasoline vouchers for medical appointments only and single-use and monthly bus passes. Furniture when available may also be offered. There are also free Christmas toys for kids from Angel Tree, a homeless shelter as well as back to school supplies for kids from age K-12. Or get substance abuse counseling, adult rehab, summer camp for kids or diapers for low-income, single moms.

Barnabas Connection Of Wimberley United Methodist Church is located at 101 W Spoke Hill Dr, Wimberley, Texas 78676. Dial (512)847-1664. Applicants must live in the WISD area to receive financial support, however for people that don’t, they have a data bank of resources for Hays County Texas that they can refer residents to.

The charity organization provides limited payment assistance for basic needs such as mortgage, medical bills, rent, and prescription drugs. Some money may be offered for utility bills too, including gas, electric, and water. Also provides free vouchers to be used to pay for gas, clothing and more. Click here for more on gasoline vouchers.





Helping Hands Of Dripping Springs, Inc. - A free food pantry is administered, with priority given to seniors, mothers with young children, and children. The non-profit also provides limited emergency assistance for prescriptions, utility bills, mortgage, rent, and even health care needs. Funding is limited. Address is 28708 Ranch Rd 12, Dripping Springs, TX 78620, dial (512) 820-0476

San Marcos - Santa Cruz Catholic Church Buda is the Society Of St. Vincent De Paul. The faith based group may have financial assistance every six months. Expenses that can be paid for include rent, mortgage, utilities such as electric, water, and gas bills. Free vouchers for furniture, household stuff and clothing may be distributed and can be used at the nearby St. Vincent de Paul Store. Location is 624 East Hopkins Street, San Marcos, Texas. Call (512) 353-7394. Or find details on SVDP Hays County assistance programs.

  • St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church is also a Society Of St. Vincent De Paul member. Dial (512)858-5667 to reach this Dripping Springs Texas church. Offers all of the same programs as the church above, but also has a food pantry. There is also a free soup kitchen for hot meals, places to stay for the homeless, and free hygiene stuff.

Non-profit rental programs and assistance - Families who are faced with an eviction, and who have no other options, can contact one of the non-profit agencies that specialize in addressing housing needs. Find how to get help paying rent, locate low income housing, and find other resources. Read more on help with rent payments in Hays County.

Health & Human Services Department of Hays County provides public assistance. There is cash assistance from TANF as well as free government health insurance from Medicaid. Or apply for EBT cards as part of SNAP to help pay for food. There is also nursing home services, SSI disability grants, and other benefits. All cash aid is time limited, and the address is 1901 Dutton Dr # C, San Marcos, TX 78666. Call (512) 753-2201.

Free community health care clinics

Communicare Health Centers San Marco Clinic provides medical services and charges patients based on a sliding scale. Among other services they provide primary health and medical care for adults and children. There is also medical care for women’s health issues in Hays County TX. Services offered by the clinic include acute and chronic disease management, immunizations, well-child visits,  family planning, health education, lab tests, and physical exams. Dial (512) 392-1718. The location is 340 Wonder World Dr Ste 4201. San Marcos, TX 78666.

In addition to the financial programs noted above, the Community Action Incorporated of Hays County also provides medical care. They run a clinic that provides primary health care diagnosis and treatment for women and men with low income or who are unemployed. There are no-income dentiss for free exams and teeth cleanings for people with no insurance.

Health care services offered include medical visits, preventive health education, health screening and monitoring of blood pressure and blood sugar. Or get a free health risk profile, and referral services to Texas and federal government programs. Call (512) 392-5816

Free food from pantries and food banks

The Hays County Area Food Bank runs a food distribution site for people in need of help. Clients are eligible to attend two distributions of free food per week, even today. Free groceries, Ensure for seniors, baby formula and more. Dial (512) 392-8300. Address is 220 Herndon St, San Marcos, TX 78666.

Other places that you may want to turn to for free food, groceries, or other nutritional assistance include the Capital Area Food Bank (512) 376-6752 and the Salvation Army.





Buda United Methodist Church runs a food pantry for zip codes of 78610 or 78640 only. Frozen, dry, vegetables, and other fresh food is provided when available. Call (512)295-6981

Regional Food Bank - Clients of this non-profit are eligible to receive at most two distributions of free food or groceries per week, and resources are focused on the low income and needy. Adress is 5411 Goforth Rd., Kyle, Texas 78640, phone (512)392-8300

The Hays County area is supported by additional food banks and pantries as well. Assistance is focused on senior citizens, the disabled, and households with children. Or find information on public aid, such as food stamps, EBT cards or seasonal support, including Christmas meals or snacks for students. Find Hays County free food pantries.


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