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Financial assistance from Salvation Army in Texas.

The Salvation Army has dozens of locations around Texas that may be able to provide emergency assistance and funding to the low income as well as the less fortunate. The programs are limited in nature, and help is only offered as funding allows. Assistance and applications are both in Spanish and English. There may be assistance for rent or utility bills as well as food, transportation, and more. Or get social services from the Salvation Army.

Free items may be offered as well in Texas, from food pantries, back to school supply programs, or Christmas toys or food. There are also homeless shelters, thrift stores, and after school care resources for students. Get information on the various financial assistance programs, locations of Salvation Army centers in Texas, and more details below.

Financial help from Salvation Army in Texas

Emergency Assistance can be provided to people who are undergoing difficult times and who are facing a crisis that is beyond their control. The Salvation Army in Texas can help with rent, utilities, food, prescription drug vouchers, and more.

Sometimes Texans find themselves in need of help for bills and basic needs, many times due to situations beyond their control. It’s their mission to reach out to individuals during the trying times and give a helping hand up, referrals, advice, and case management. They offer many types of both monetary emergency assistance and general advice to clients.

Salvation Army centers in Texas offer utility and rent assistance if someone has no other alternatives and is faced with an imminent eviction. A number of public and private studies show it is easier to keep a family or individual in their home than it is to find and pay for a new residence for a person or family once they have become homeless. In other words, of course it is better for a person to not be homeless, and it also costs less money for society and the government to prevent evictions in the first place.

For those people in Texas who find themselves faced with an emergency, the Salvation Army can offer assistance with paying rent, electric and utility bills. Funding is limited, and focused on people who are faced with eviction or losing their homes. This is a form of prevention that is organized by the Salvation Army social services. If the local center can’t assist the applicant, then other agencies can show tenants how to get financial help for rent.

 

 

 

Transportation assistance, including gasoline vouchers and money for car repairs, may be provided in Texas to people in a crisis. If free gasoline is in fact provided, it will be for people who need it for a job interview, medical emergency, or some other extreme event. From time to time volunteers may also provide transportation as well.

Free or low cost items, including food, clothes, and items for children

Household goods, school items and free clothing may be offered for Texans in need of emergency clothing for work or school. Or get free or low cost household furniture or goods. Vouchers for these clothing and household items may be offered by one of their social service caseworkers at your branch location. The voucher can normally be used at one of their designated retail outlets or local thrift stores to purchase the items they need at a lower cost or maybe even free.

There are also free back to school supplies from the Texas Salvation Army, ranging from clothes to notebooks, backpacks or chrome-books. Immigrant students (documented or not) and Spanish speakers can apply as well for educational supplies.

Food assistance can be offered from a number of pantries and soup kitchens across Texas. There are a wide range of programs that are offered by the Texas Salvation Army in order to try to meet the ongoing daily demands for food, meals, groceries and emergency assistance. The various centers across the region do their best to keep well-stocked food pantries open to the public.

 

 

 

 

Individuals and families in the area, as well as senior citizens, are eligible to receive emergency food boxes containing nutritious groceries, perishables and other food items. Many of the Salvation Army centers also serve free meals from soup kitchens. A box may have items such as dried goods, canned food, bread, or frozen meats. Everything is provided to help meet their needs and keep people fed, in particular children, for several days at a time. Find a listing of other food banks in Texas.

General assistance and activities – Other services offered include day care, educational classes, hot-lunch programs, case management, school lunches, and pre-retirement seminars. These are just a few of the other types of general assistance programs that are offered, both in Spanish and English. Each local center may be able to provide a wide variety of activities and social services to meet diverse needs of families who need help.

Texas Daily After-School Programs – Many centers offers this, and the program can help. Many Salvation Army locations offer low cost or free day care centers, and they offer high quality provide daily after-school programs to school aged children and students. They can go a long way towards ensuring a fun and safe learning environment for children in the local community. Some of the after school programs provide the opportunity to participate in a variety of physical activities, training in social skills, and maybe even help with schoolwork. Parents can look for free daycare for toddlers or children too.

Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter holiday assistance is coordinated in Texas with local volunteers and charities. Some of the programs include Adopt-a-Family, Angel Tree, and Forgotten Child and Stocking Shop. Some centers coordinate and offer Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner on site or with local churches. Or they can provide food boxes for families to have a traditional holiday dinner in their home.

All of these holiday programs depend on the generosity of thousands of volunteers and donors to help match the Christmas wishes of seniors, children, and families with programs that can aid them. Services provided by volunteers may include distributing gifts to shut-ins in hospitals and nursing homes, handing out toys to children, or providing a complete Christmas dinner to walk-ins, seniors, or shelter residents. Other Salvation Army Christmas assistance may be arranged nationwide and in Texas.

Salvation Army locations in Texas

Most Texas counties have a local or regional Salvation Army Social Service program or Family Store. Find the main counties and cities below. Each locations offer emergency help for paying rent or bills. Or they help immigrants or give out free food or household items. More locations are also at the bottom of the page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abilene
Address - 1726 Butternut Street
Abilene, Texas 79602
Phone number - 214-446-5534

Amarillo
Location - 400 S. Harrison
Amarillo, Texas 79105
Call - 806-374-2412
This center supports all of Potter County and works with Salvation Army centers in other nearby cities and counties too, such as Randall.

Arlington
711 Border Pl
Arlington, TX
(817) 860-1836

Austin
1001 Cumberland Rd
Austin, Texas 78704
Telephone number - (512) 442-3212
Main center is 501 East Eighth Street
Austin, TX  78701
Phone - (512)476-1111
Other centers and programs operate in Travis County.

Bay City
1911 7th Street
Bay City, TX 77414
979-244-1777

Beaumont location of Salvation Army
2350 I-10 East
Beaumont, Texas 77703
Call 409-896-2361 for information.

Big Spring
Address of center - 811 West 5th
Big Spring, Texas 79720
Phone number - 432-267-8239

Borger
1090 Coronado Circle
Borger, TX 79008
806-273-2491

Brownwood
403 Lakeway Drive
Brownwood, TX 76804
325-646-5369

Bryan
Address is 2506 Cavitt Ave.
Bryan, Texas 77801
979-361-0618

 

 

 

 

Cameron County
A few locations are in this region, including Harlingen. Dial (956) 423-2454

Comal County
617 S. Business IH-35
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Telephone: (830) 608-9129

Conroe and Montgomery County
The main Salvation Army center is at 304 Avenue E.
Conroe, TX
Telephone - (936) 760-2440
Other locations are in the region.

Corpus Christi
521 Josephine Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Telephone number - 361-884-9497
The Salvation Army centers in Nueces County help the low income in the region. Food, shelter, Christmas aid and more is for the region, including nearby counties such as San Patricio.

Corsicana - Salvation Army Corp center
Address of center - 212 East 1st Avenue
Corsicana, Texas 75110
Primary number is 903-874-7131

Dallas locations of Salvation Army
8341 Elam Road
Dallas Texas
Dial (214) 398-6619
A second location is at 787 North Stemmons Freeway
Phone number - (214) 920-3651

Denton
600 Wilson Creek Parkway
McKinney, Texas
Dial the location at (972) 542-6694
Second center address - 2801 North Elm Street
Denton, Texas
(940) 566-3800
Programs include summer cooling assistance as well as applications to government grants for rent. Shelter and free Thanksgiving meals may be offered too.

El Paso Area Command
Address is 4300 E. Paisano Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79905
Phone number - 915-544-9811

El Paso Citadel Salvation Army
4900 Hercules Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79904
Dial 915-755-4168 for information on services.

El Paso Temple/Salvation Army
520 East Road
El Paso, Texas 79915
915-591-0613. Call for hours and information on assistance offered.

Fort Worth
2901 Northeast 28th Street
Fort Worth, Texas
Call (817) 834-6271 for information.

Freeport and Brazoria County
Salvation Army address - 1618 Avenue J
Freeport, Texas 77541
Call 979-233-5420
In addition to the standard emergency and social services, there is also a child care center.

 

 

 

 

Galveston
Primary address is 2228 Broadway
Galveston, Texas 77550
Phone number - 409-763-1691
Several counties and towns are supported by this center.

Salvation Army of Garland
1418 West Buckingham Road
Garland, Texas
(972) 423-8254

Georgetown and Williamson County
The Family Service Centers offer a program known as school-in, which can offer free clothing, notebooks, and school supplies. Other resources from the Salvation Army location include food from a pantry, security deposit help for people leaving a transitional housing site and more.

Greenville Salvation Army center
Address: 4601 King Street
Greenville, Texas 75401
903-455-1875

Harlingen
119 E. Monroe
Harlingen, Texas 78550
Call 956-423-2454

Henderson County, including Malakoff and Athens
There are a several social services run. Whether it is a shelter, hot meal, and help for families living in poverty, help is available.

Salvation Army locations in Houston area
Address: 6150 Bissonnet
Houston, Texas 77081
713-778-1161
Alternate location is 665 FM 1960 West, Houston, TX 77068, call 281-397-7481
The third center is at 2208 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007, call 713-869-3551, ext. 227
Fourth office - 8145 Hwy. 6 South, Houston TX 77083, phone 281-530-1007
Dozens of case management services, utility bill assistance programs, homeless prevention resources and more are available.

Irving Corps
Address: 1145 East Irving Boulevard
Irving, TX 75060
(972) 579-1966

Johnson County regional Salvation Army Centers
There are a few centers in towns such as Cleburne Texas. Programs range from shelter to free food and case management. There may be limited financial aid too.

Kaufman
5 Oak Creek Drive
Kaufman, TX 75142
Call the location at 972-962-1345

Kerrville
Primary address - 855 Hays Street
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Call 830-257-3620.

Killeen
501 N. 2nd Street
Killeen, Texas 76540
Phone - 254-634-7172

Laredo
Branch location - 408 Matamoros Street
Laredo, Texas 78040
Call this Salvation Army location at 956-723-2349
The social service office supports the entire area.

 

 

 

 

Lewisville
07 Elm Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
Telephone number - (972) 353-9400

Longview
519 East Cotton Street
Longview, TX 75601
Telephone number - 903-753-4511

Lubbock
Main address is 1111 16th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79401
Main number - 806-765-9434.

Lufkin including Angelina County
412 South Third
Lufkin, Texas 75901
Dial 936-634-5132
The Salvation Army center has a shelter, serves daily lunches, and assists with utilities. Other aid is offered as well.

McAllen
Address: 1600 North 23rd
McAllen, Texas 78501
Call 956-682-1468

McKinney
600 Wilson Creek Parkway
McKinney, Texas 75069
Dial the location at (972) 542-6694.
Emergency financial aid and more is available.

Midland
3500 Park Lane
Midland, Texas 79701
Call the Salvation Army center at 432-697-7262.
Programs from this Salvation Army include Angel Tree for free Christmas meals and gifts, school supplies, and a thrift store.

Nacogdoches - Corps Center
118 East Hospital Street, Suite 101
Nacogdoches, TX 630845
Dial 936-568-0900 for services

Odessa
Location of center - 810 East 11th Street
Odessa, Texas 79761
432-332-0738
Family Services from the Ector County Salvation Army is extensive. Affordable day or after school care, hot meals, grants, and referrals are some of the resources offered.

Orange
1950 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Orange, Texas 77632
409-883-4232
Programs or referrals can help pay rent, cooling bills, provide food, and more to the low income.

Pampa Salvation Army Corp Center
701 South Cuyler Street
Pampa, Texas 79065
Phone - 806-665-7233

Paris
Address of center is 350 W. Kaufman
Paris, Texas 75460
903-784-7548

Pasadena
2801 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77504
713-941-5888

 

 

 

 

Pearland
3260 E. Broadway
Pearland, Texas 77581
281-412-0141

Salvation Army in Plainview
Ash Street
Plainview, Texas 79072 806-296

Plano
Primary address 5900 K Avenue
Plano, Texas 75074
(972) 881-4795

Pleasanton
Main location is 2132 Second Street
Pleasanton, TX 78064
Call 830-569-5498

Port Arthur
3145 25th Street
Port Arthur, Texas 77642
Dial 409-983-2229

Richmond and Fort Bend
Location is 600 Wilson Creek Pkwy
McKinney, Texas
Call (972) 542-6694
One other nearby center is at 3528 14th St.
Plano, TX
Dial (972) 423-8254 for intake.
Numerous other Salvation Army centers are in the region and provide social services, meals, clothing and financial aid.

San Angelo
Salvation Army corp center at 34 West 3rd Street
San Angelo, Texas 76902
Main number - 325-655-6981

San Antonio
515 W. Elmira Street
San Antonio, TX 78212
Telephone: (210) 352-2042
Alternate location is at 2810 W. Ashby Place, San Antonio, TX 78201, phone (210) 733-0643.
Several other Corp centers are in Bexar County Texas and offer low income assistance programs.

San Marcos
1658 I-35 South
San Marcos, TX 78667
Call - 512-754-8541

Sherman
Address is 5700 Texoma Pkwy.
Sherman, Texas 75090
903-868-9602
The center supports all of Grayson County. Whether it is an emergency shelter for women or a child fleeing domestic violence, referrals to loan programs or the Angel Tree Christmas program, assistance is available.

Temple
120 South 21st Street
Temple, Texas 76503
Telephone - 254-899-1066

Texarkana
400 E. Fourth Street
Texarkana, Texas 71854
Dial for information and hours - 870-774-2701

Texas City
Location - 4210 Texas Avenue
Texas City, Texas 77591
Phone number of this Salvation Army branch is 409-935-1190

Tyler
The Salvation Army center is at 633 N. Broadway Ave.
Tyler, Texas 75702
Call 903-592-4361
The location provides emergency assistance, transitional housing, and support services across Smith County and nearby regions, such as Cherokee.

 

 

 

 

Victoria
Primary address - 1302 N. Louis
Victoria, Texas 77901
Phone: 361-576-1297
This Salvation Army Family Service office also supports the counties of Lavaca, Jackson, and Calhoun.

Waco
1225 S. Jack Kultgen Expressway
Waco, Texas 76706
254-752-7261
For information on services, call for an appointment. Christmas programs, food, and a thrift store are just a few examples of the programs available.

Waxahachie
620 Farley Street
Waxahachie, TX
Phone number to dial for information is (972) 937-7727

Wichita Falls
Address is 2900 Seymour Highway
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301-1803
Telephone number - 940-322-9822
This center offers a number of social services as well as a low cost Family Store. Or learn about summer camps, rent help, homeless shelters, and even drug and alcohol counseling.

 

By Jon McNamara

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