Texas charities and organizations that help with paying bills.

In addition to these organizations and charities in Texas that can provide you with help, referrals and assistance, there are also government run programs that can provide public aid. It is recommended to call a resource below and if they can’t help you, then ask them for referrals. In addition to these Texas charities, be sure to also review national charities and organizations that can provide financial assistance.

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth helps families in Texas pay their gas bills. 1-866-322-8667

Austin Energy
Their Customer Assistance Program helps customers pay utility bills.

CPS Energy (San Antonio)
Project WARM and Residential Energy Assistance Partnership (REAP) provide utility bill assistance to families in need. 210-335-6770

Denton Municipal
P-L-U-S One Program helps hardship-stricken families pay their utility and electric bills. 940-349-8700

Entergy Texas
Beat The Heat provides fans to help families cool their homes. The Power to Care assistance program will provide short-term utility bill assistance to lower income elderly and / or disabled. 1-800-368-3749

First Choice Power
Care to Share provide emergency assistance with utilities and other bills. 866-469-2464

Irving Cares, Inc.
This assistance program provides aid to assist those residents who live in and around Irving, TX if those individuals are experiencing a temporary financial crisis and if they need help with paying electric bills, medical bills, job training, and other aid.

Legal Assistance
Three law organizations provide families and individuals in Texas with free legal services and representation. Learn more.

Lite-Up Texas
Effective annually from July through October 2007, lower income customers in areas with retail electric choice are eligible for a summer discount on their electric bills. 1-800-241-7011

New Braunfels Utilities
Utility Bill Assistance Program aids people in Texas with their electric, water and wastewater bills. 830-608-9129






Northwest Assistance Ministries
NAM is a multi-program, community-based social services charity agency that provides a variety of help. NAM's mission is to strive to meet basic human needs, primarily through neighbors helping neighbors.

Operation Round Up
Central Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc, Comanche Electric Cooperative, San Bernard Electric Cooperative, South Plains Electric Cooperative, and United Cooperative Services all offer this assistance. Families and individuals in Texas can receive financial aid to help pay heating and air-conditioning bills, equipment repair, medical bills, equipment for the handicapped, life support equipment, utility bills, staple food items and prescription drug medicine.





Reliant Energy
CARE helps and supports Reliant Energy customers that are having difficulty making ends meet because of an unexpected hardship, such as loss of job, income, illness or a death in the family.

Rockwall County Helping Hands
A variety of aid is offered from this Texas organization.

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative
Helping Hands Program from this charity provides cash grants to help members of this cooperative in financial and/or physical distress, help them pay their energy related bills. 936-327-5711

The Wilkinson Center
This organization’s first goal is to address immediate family needs by providing assistance through its emergency services and food pantry. Then Wilkinson aid helps to move families out of poverty through programs and case management that are designed to provide the skills and tools necessary to assist Texas families in achieving economic self-sufficiency. (214) 821-6380





By Jon McNamara

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