Odessa assistance programs.

Below is contact information on some charities and non-profits in the immediate Odessa area. However there are numerous other assistance programs in the county that can provide assistance. Learn more on the Ector County assistance programs.

Rent assistance

Catholic Charities in Odessa Texas (332-1387) is helping people pay for their rent. They help people of all faiths and religions and backgrounds. They are seeing an increasing demand in people of all incomes who are seeking housing aid, and they are doing the best they can to provide resources. Most of the rent help provided is short term, but it can help. In addition, they offer other aid such as food assistance, and are looking into starting a job training program.

Additional charity organizations in the Odessa Texas area include:

  • Centers for Children and Families - 580-7006
  • Harmony Home - 333-5233
  • Meals on Wheels - 333-6451
  • The Crisis Center - 333-2527


Permian Basin Mission Center of Odessa Texas ((432)337-0554) offers the following. Assistance with obtaining free eye glasses, funds for paying utilities, prescription medications, school supplies, books and school uniforms.  In addition, on a very limited basis Permian Basin Mission Center provides free food, groceries, clothing, and furniture as well as life-skills workshops for people in the Permian Basin Texas region.

Like most community in the US, Odessa is supported by a Salvation Army non-profit. Funding is limited, but they may have some to pay water bills. An on site thrift store may also have items such as clothing, personal hygiene items, household products, and even from time to time furniture. (432)332-0738

Odessa Catholic Charities (phone number (432)332-1387) provides low income programs and support, in addition to the standard counseling. Examples of the programs offered include help for medical expenses and health care, possibly some grant money for paying utility and/or air conditioning bills, dental extractions and other care. Read more on Texas dental clinics and how Odessa families can use their services.






By Jon McNamara

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