Waller, Madison, and Robertson assistance programs.
Programs for financial assistance for bills and expenses
Son-Shine Outreach Center, Inc. - Provides a food pantry, diapers, prescription medications, utility bill assistance and more to Madison County families. 320 North May Street, Madisonville, Texas 77864, call (936) 348-5282
Community Outreach of Hempstead - Helps needy families, including single parents, with free food, utilities, cooling bills and medical expenses. (979) 826-3889
Robertson County Care, Inc. will serve clients at most once per month. Provides free food and groceries to families in the Franklin ISD area. (979) 828-2372
Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. offers a host of programs, including medical care, emergency financial assistance, case management, food, and much more. Some additional details are below, or stop by or call them. A main office is at 1500 University Drive E., Suite 100, College Station, Texas 77840. Call (979) 846-1100.
Services and case management is offered to people who receive financial assistance, such as those who get help with utility bills. Education, job programs, counseling and referral assistance may be provided.
The Dental Clinics operate in Robertson County and Mary Lake Texas. They offer exams, X-rays, cleanings, extractions, fillings, and more.
The agency has information on Community Health Centers that offer quality primary and preventive health care to the medically underserved and uninsured. People with Medicaid and Medicare can also benefit from the center, or find more health clinics in Texas.
The free or low cost health centers and clinics offer a number of medical services that are affordable and compassionate to qualified patients. Family planning/reproductive health, general medical assistance, laboratory tests, prescription medications, Immunizations, X-rays, Flu shots, and they can facilitate referrals to specialists as needed.
Behavioral Health care is offered to Waller and Madison county individuals. Counseling for adults and children is available through referral from your primary care provider.
Meals On Wheels and other food assistance program are offered for seniors and homebound in the region. Congregate Meals served at Senior Centers, Private Pay Meals, and other Home Delivered Meals can help meet nutritional needs. Click here for more information
WIC provides nourishment and food for children. The agency provides food vouchers for groceries and referrals to other breast feeding promotion and support as well as community services.
The Texas Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) offers utility and emergency cooling bill assistance to the low income in Waller, Madison, and Robertson Texas. Grants can be paid in a crisis for electric, natural or propane bills. The Elderly/Disabled Program is energy assistance and repairs for seniors 60 years plus and disabled individuals over 18 years of age.
Co-Pay Program is a program for employed households who qualify, and they can receive financial assistance which may include education on budgeting, energy efficiency guidelines, direct assistance with electric bills, referrals and more.
The Weatherization Program helps low income customers save money on bills and reduce their energy costs through the installation of free energy conservation materials and update. More on home weatherization.
Head Start/Early Head Start offers educational activities to children from low-income families. Basic health care is offered, such as dental and medical. Free food and snacks may be passed out during Head Start sessions.
Call the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. at (979) 846-1100.
Emergency food banks, pantries and assistance programs
- Titus Community Inc. - Chuck Wagon Ministry can be reached at (281) 375-8864
- Progressive Baptist Church, North Colorado and 11th Street, Hearne, Texas 77859, (979) 279-3844
- Brookshire-Pattison Food Pantry – Telephone (281) 822-4200
- Brazos Valley Food Bank is a mobile center and is located at the fairgrounds. (979) 779-3663
KCM, or Katy Christian Ministry, may provide help in Waller County. The charity only supports the Katy area, and the social service department can provide emergency help for back rent, medications, and more. They also run a thrift store, have applications to government grants for expenses such as security deposits, and runs shelters and Christmas help. Click here.
Information on clinics for medical needs
Waller Assistance and Restoration Ministry, or WARM, sets up interviews and home visit teams to meet with low income, senior citizens and others who need temporary financial assistance to ascertain need and offer resources. (936) 372-3025
St. Joseph Health System runs a family medicine clinic. The health center offers general family medical services, such as physicals, blood draws, care for minor injuries for patients of all ages, and x-rays. 305 West Gay, Franklin, TX 77856, call (979) 828-4540
Fort Bend Family Health Center, Inc., Waller County Center, may have some sliding fee billing scales in place as well as other medical care at a discount. Provides primary care for adults and children. Lab services and access to a pharmacy are offered at a discount. Mental health services are also available for registered patients of the health center. Examples of other clinical services include well child exams, annual physical exams, immunizations for children and adults, well woman exams, well man exams, PAP smears, birth control, sick visits, prenatal care, and chronic disease management. 531 FM 359 South, Brookshire, Texas 77423. Call (281) 822-4235