Rockwall County assistance programs.
Rent, security deposit, mortgage, and utility bill assistance are but a few of the forms of support from the agencies listed below. Find how to get a cash grant or other support, including free food, medical or dental care. Charities, churches, and non-profits across Rockwall County help struggling families as well as the elderly, disabled, or single moms and dads. Get financial help or free counseling from an agency below to make it through a difficult period.
Rockwall County is one of the fastest growing areas in the entire nation. Even with that being the case, many residents are struggling in the weak economy, and they need help paying bills, rent, need free food, debt counseling, and other aid. Find information on the agencies to contact for help below.
Rockwall County Helping Hands, Inc.
This organization may be able to help qualified low income residents of Rockwall County. You need to walk in to apply for help. Some of the services they may be able to offer include:
- Utility bill assistance - Get help for such expenses as electric, water, and gas bills.
- Free food, clothing - An on site pantry and distribution center can offer food vouchers, groceries, and clothing to those in need.
- Housing aid - Get access to rental payment assistance, and learn about other options such as foreclosure prevention techniques. Click here for additional foreclosure programs.
- Medical needs - A clinic run by Helping Hands can offer immunizations, check ups, and provide assistance for basic needs.
- Information and referral - Clients can learn about government grants, public aid benefits in Texas, and resources such as shelter and security deposit programs.
Call Rockwall County Helping Hands, Inc. at (972) 771-4357, or read more Helping Hands assistance programs.
Society Of St. Vincent De Paul-Rockwall
This charity organization runs programs that can provides assistance to those in need in the local community. Some of the assistance programs they offer include free food, clothing, medical and health care programs, utility and cooling bill help, transportation and rent support. Dial (972) 772-8875.
Community Action Agency
The local community action agency for Rockwall County is Community Services, Inc. They can be reached at (903) 872-2401. Some of the programs they offer include weatherization, which provides energy conservation programs for low-income and elderly individuals. They may also be able to provide financial assistance, including utility bill payment assistance, information and referral to government programs, local charities and non-profits, and funds for rent.
The focus of the agency is on preventing homelessness and also helping Rockwall families achieve stability. In some cases, the center will issue a qualified family a no-interest loan for paying their bills or rent, and it will be combined with credit counseling and job placement. This helps lead to self-sufficiency. For more details on Community Service Inc. programs, click here.
Debt counseling, and foreclosure prevention
While Rockwall does not have an agency located directly in the county, the organization that residents can contact is Consumer Credit Counseling Service Of North Central Texas, Inc. The programs they offer can support Rockwall families.
The credit counseling agency can help people in many ways. They run programs that can help people reduce their debts, pay lower interest rates and waive fees, and housing counselors can provide access to foreclosure prevention programs. Find additional credit card debt assistance programs.
Many of the debt reduction and foreclosure assistance programs are free or offered at low cost. Call the non-profit credit counseling agency at (940) 382-0331.