Jefferson County Texas assistance programs.

Find agencies and places to go to for help with bills in the Beaumont and Jefferson County Texas area. Whether it is emergency rent or security deposit help from a charity, free food or medical/dental care or even prescription drugs or school supplies, assistance is offered. Many people are struggling, but there are some options, including charities, non-profits, and free government grants for paying energy bills that people have to make it through a difficult period.

Other support is given too. There are free Christmas toys or meals from churches in Jefferson County, job placement services, and low income housing from HUD section 8 apartments. The working poor, low income, immigrants and elderly among other can get help. There are even debt reduction programs from non-profits as well as free medical carer from clinics, all of which are listed below.

Resources, programs, agencies, and services that provide assistance with bills and expenses

An agency that helps women and children is the Family Services of Southeast Texas Women & Children's Shelter. Call them at 409-832-7575 for more information or to apply for help. Among other things the agency provides emergency transportation, counseling, safe house protection, a 24-hour crisis assistance hotline, advocacy, legal referral, and direct financial assistance for living expenses.

Case managers will direct clients to counseling, children's services, funds for paying bills and debts, transitional housing, as well as community education. There is free tenant and landlord mediation and outreach to shelter residents and nonresidents from a six-county area including Jefferson County Texas.

Beaumont Salvation Army Corps (phone number 409-896-2361) offers several resources and programs. Some of those services available to qualified individuals include Social Services which provide help with paying for rent, utilities, transportation expenses, and prescription medications. They offer transitional shelter for individuals and families in Beaumont Texas. The charity often responds quickly to disasters as well.





Another innovative offering is the Red Shield Emergency Shelter, which is a housing program for the homeless and very low income. Last, but not least, receive free food and groceries from the food pantry and Soup Kitchen. Jefferson County residents, including immigrants and single parents with children, can apply for free back to school items, baby supplies, or the Christmas Gifts from Angel Tree too. Click Beaumont and Jefferson County Salvation Army.

Emergency assistance from community action agency

The Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission, which is the local community action agency, provides several resources and services to low income people in Jefferson County. One of the primary programs is the Community Development Grant, which provides assistance with living expenses and bills to low-income individuals and families. What is included in the grant are such assistance programs such as the Community Services Block Grants(CSBG), the South East Texas Coalition for the Homeless(SETCH), as well as the Orange Regional Home Consortium(HOME).

The agency also gives applications to the Low income energy bill assistance, Homeless Outreach Program Evaluation(HOPE) and the Lighthouse Weatherization program. Job and employment services can be arranged to by the Beaumont Texas community action agency, even find additional free smartphone apps for making extra easy cash. Or call the non-profit agency at (409) 899-8444.





Jefferson County Health and Welfare Department assists indigent and working poor persons with medical assistance, burials, rent help, utilities, drugs, and nonfood items. They are process applications for SNAP food stamps as well as other cash assistance along with general counseling. Beaumont Texas (409) 835-8530.

Low income parents, including single mothers or immigrants, can get free baby formula, vouchers, and canned food for a new born from WIC. It is healthy, nutritious, and vitamin to help the baby grow in a critical point in their life. There is also nutritional counseling. Find more on WIC vouchers for newborns.

Some Other Place (phone (409) 832-7976) - This non-profit organization assists needy, low income residents faced with emergency or crisis situations. Some Other Place provides limited financial assistance to those faced with emergencies with no available resources or government programs to turn to. Services offered by the agency are: free food; clothing; limited financial assistance with paying for rent and housing, utilities, medical, prescriptions, or other emergencies.

Community Care - Prayer Outreach - Call them to see if qualify for help with paying utility bills, emergency food assistance, clothing, furniture and houseware assistance. Other support may be emergency medication assistance as well as GED training, or loans for expenses such as rent. They also provide education help and GED program. Nederland. Phone (409) 724-0163, or locate assistance from Community Care - Prayer Outreach.

United Board of Missions - Offers qualified individuals with limited emergency assistance for families and individuals needing help with paying for or getting food, clothing, rent, utilities, or prescription needs. Port Arthur Texas. (409) 962-5661

Salvation Army Of Mid & South Jefferson County – Need to make an appointment, and may offer emergency services and assistance for families that include food, counseling, limited financial assistance, and clothing. 3145 25th Street, Port Arthur, TX 77642, dial (409)983-2229. Read more Texas Salvation Army.

SETRPC Area Agency On Aging Of Southeast Texas – People 60 or older can get access to funding for transportation, congregate meals, free food, and home delivered meals for the region. Benefits counseling is run and it provides information and assistance to individuals or groups regarding health/long-term care, public entitlements, individual rights, and consumer issues. Legal aid is offered. Also learn about emergency financial assistance programs too. 2210 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703, call (409)924-3381




Free seasonal and holiday programs are available in Jefferson County Texas and throughout the region. Many churches, as well as charities such as the Salvation Army, provide free Christmas toys, gifts, and meals. When it comes to financial help to pay for presents, this may be available using vouchers. They are offer back to school supply help. Or locate free Christmas funds.

Triangle Aids Network Tan - People living with HIV/AIDS can apply for case management and medications. In addition, also offers utility and rent assistance, dental care, home health care, respite for caretakers, advocacy, free food pantry, and medical clinic. 1495 North 7th Street, Beaumont, TX 77702, phone (409)832-8338

Eviction, rent, and housing assistance is available from a few sources. The demand is high, and resources are limited in the Beaumont Texas area. Whether it is funds for a security or utility deposit, money for back rent, or transitional housing, residents can request support. Find rent help in Jefferson County Texas.

Debt and free budgeting programs

Path Mark Ministries Inc. of Port Arthur Texas ((409) 719-3771) may be able to provides instruction and counseling in banking, debt negotiation, budgeting, as well as credit counseling. There is assistance with mortgages, foreclosures, credit card debts, savings, and investments.

Free medical care in Jefferson County Texas

Southeast Community Health Clinic provides low priced health care, or can refer you to other local hospitals and community clinics. The center provides care for general medical problems only. This may include, but is not limited to: cold, flu, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and general medical problems. Beaumont TX. (409) 833-4383

Food, groceries, and nutritional aid - Food for low income and unemployed

The Southeast Texas Food Bank provides resources and services to people in need of help. They provide free groceries and food and household supplies to over 140 non-profit charity organizations and agencies in the area. If you contact the food pantry they can direct you to charities and centers in your area. They run food assistance and other aid programs to help feed the low income and poor members of the Beaumont Texas community. But they offer more than food.

Additional aid and assistance programs are offered to individuals and families people in need of help include school aid. This resource is formally known as School Tools, and it provides numerous school supplies to over 30 local elementary schools with a high percentage of impoverished children. They also run an employment program known as Texas Second Chance, which  provides job training in warehousing. The agencies phone number is (409)839-8777.

Churches, government programs and charities in Jefferson County Texas provide a wide variety of assistance programs to people facing an emergency or hardship. Some of the leading centers to call are below. Or you can click here to find information on other food banks, clothing closets and pantries. Find free food pantries in Jefferson County Texas.





Val Verde Baptist Church - Provides access and a food pantry on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Call (409) 962-8463

Central City Baptist Church - Community Ministries (Beaumont Texas (409) 832-7925) runs a food pantry.

Calvary Tabernacle - Administers a food pantry that is a source that will help supplement you with groceries or food during the month. Dial (409) 842-4780.


By Jon McNamara

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