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Western Central Texas transitional housing and shelters.

Families facing eviction, the homeless, and very low income in Abilene and all of West Central Texas can get help from several different agencies and non-profits. Programs offered include transitional housing, emergency shelter, and help in finding and also paying the rent or security deposits on a new home.

Throughout this entire process, those who are enrolled into a transitional housing program will be able to benefit from case management services. Examples may include credit counseling/repair, job training, and more. Basic needs can also be met at a shelter or transitional housing program. This can include free food, meals, clothing, and similar needs.

Non-profits operate and support the needy across the entire region. Some of the counties in which people can get assistance include Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, and Throckmorton Texas.

Abilene Transition Center - BCFS Health and Human Services
Call 210-832-5000
A number of services are offered, including transitional housing for people age 18-21. Other assistance includes education, employment, and job training. Case managers can also help individuals, including immigrants, obtain any needed documentation or ID. The center also offers life skill classes in interpersonal relationships, housing, health and safety, transportation, job readiness, money management, and much more.

Ben Richey Boys Ranch
Main address is 501 Ben Richey Dr.
Abilene, Texas 79602-7907
Call 325-692-2500
The resource offered is known as the Family Care Program. It is housing for single mothers/parents and their children. It provide the parent time to work to earn money or get an education.

Hendrick Home for Children
Main address is 2758 Jeanette St.
Abilene, Texas 79602-5814
Telephone number - 325-692-0112
Parents can access housing, free food, counseling, and financial aid for expenses such as utilities or deposits. They will be assisted with education and employment opportunities in the west Texas region.




The Salvation Army of Abilene
1726 Butternut St
Abilene, Texas 79602-4842
Emergency shelter, transitional housing, and other public aid is administered to the poor, unemployed and working poor.

Abilene Hope Haven, Inc.
801 S Treadaway BLVD
Abilene, TX 79602-2747
Telephone - 325-677-4673
Also, the Transitional Shelter - Family Program facilitates shelter, food, clothing, and even transportation for west central Texas residents. Clients of the housing resources need to maintain a full-time 40-hour-a-week job and/or be returning to school for their GED or education. Another similar service is known as the Single Adult Program.

Community Mission of Colorado City
Main location is 301 E 3rd St.
Colorado City, TX 79512-6407
Call the non-profit at 325-728-5067
The program and resources can provide temporary, short term lodging at local motels for transients, exceptional county resident in need, and persons released from jail. Vouchers may be offered for up to 2 nights.

West Central  Salvation Army
1726 Butternut ST
Abilene, Texas 79602-4842
Dial 325-677-1408
Emergency shelters can offer a clean bed, meals, and an opportunity for showers in a dorm setting. Also offers a hygiene kit, food, and a cold-weather shelter to seniors and the least fortunate.

Community Mission of Colorado City
Colorado City, Texas 79512
Dial 325-728-5067





180 House Transitional Housing
Abilene, TX 79603

Harmony Family Services, Inc.
305 Grape ST
Abilene, Texas 79601-5608
The non-profit organization can provide a runaway homeless shelter and also an emergency shelter for abused/neglected children. It helps people in central and western Texas.

Love and Care Ministries
233 Fannin St.
Abilene, TX 79603-7148
Dial 325-670-0246

St. Mary Star of the Sea emergency shelter
Office location 608 N 6th St.
Ballinger, TX 76821-4836
Telephone - 325-365-2687

Brown County Outreach Center - Central Texas Opportunities, Inc.
2302 S Commercial AVE
Coleman, TX 76834-7302
For information, call 325-625-4167

Salvation Army Service Center of Brownwood
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 646-5369




St. Mary Star of the Sea Benevolence
Ballinger, Texas 76821

Veterans Assistance Program, Center for Life Resources
Brownwood, Texas 76801-1639
Main number is 325-643-6045 ext 300
Services are offered to active duty military members, veterans, and their immediate family members. This includes rent or mortgage, housing assistance, and other financial aid.


By Jon McNamara

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