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Assistance programs in Wichita County and Wichita Falls.

Find how to apply for financial assistance in the Wichita Falls region as well as county. Low income families can get help for their rent, utility or electric bills as well as basic needs such as housing. A number of churches, charities, and government social service offices give out free stuff as well as grant money in Wichita County.

There are also other resources for the elderly, working poor, or disabled as well as children. Locate food stamp applications as well as free school supplies, gasoline vouchers or Christmas gift programs below. Or get help from case workers with employment, credit counseling, and other self-sufficiency services in Wichita Falls.

Financial assistance for rent, mortgage, and utility bills in Wichita County

Faith Mission is a non-profit charity agency that provides Wichita Falls and area individuals and families with  temporary shelter, meals, chapel services, and clothing vouchers 2x a week. All of the resources are limited, and come in the following ways. There is free food and three hot meals a day, church service, access to a clothing pantry twice a week, as well as information and referral. Dial (940) 723-5663. The charity is located at 1300 Travis St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301.

Another non-profit to contact is Interfaith Ministries of Wichita Falls, Inc. They offer programs to pay rent, mortgage, utility bills, and more. Each program has its own criteria and series of conditions that need to be met. Call them at (940) 322-1365.

For example, the agency may be able to pay a portion of the applicant’s rent if client has lived in the current residence for a minimum of 6 months and if they have also been employed for a minimum of 6 months. They may help a homeowner pay a mortgage payment if it is 60 days past due. Other housing aid is also offered.

Interfaith may also be able to assist with paying utility and air conditioning bills, as well as utility deposits and other energy payments.

They also run health care programs. For example, receive access to financial assistance with dental (for elderly referred by APS), hearing aides (for elderly referred), eyeglasses and vision tests (for work or driving),  and medical and health care equipment (depending on cost). Read more details Interfaith Ministry Wichita County.

 

 

 

Grants and loans may also be available for paying rental costs. Non-profits receive funding from either the federal government, donations, or United Way. All of the money is used to help low income tenants that have a short term emergency. Funds help pay for shelter, rental arrears, security deposits, job training, transitional housing, and much more. Some funds even pay for legal aid. Continue with Wichita County rental assistance programs.

Delinquent mortgage and foreclosures

Call the Consumer Credit Counseling Services at (800) 380-2227 Toll-Free. Receive access to free mortgage delinquency and foreclosure counseling. Learn about government mortgage programs and other solutions to a foreclosure.

Social services or emergency aid in Wichita County

The local community action agency is Rolling Plains Management Corporation. The non-profit, relying mostly on government grants, can help provide for some basic needs. Applications are processed for the state of Texas Comprehensive Energy Bill Assistance Program. There is also free conservation measures available from weatherization.

The agency is also a great place for referrals. Case managers can often direct families to resources in Wichita County, such as free food pantries, emergency funding for paying rent or security deposits, clinics, or eviction prevention services. They also have information on loan programs for paying bills. Or get information on programs such as Head Start or job training centers. Another focus is on senior citizens in the region. For more details on their services, click here for Rolling Plains Management Corporation assistance programs. The office is at 1401 Holliday St., Wichita Falls, Texas 76301.

 

 

 

 

The Salvation Army, Wichita Falls offers several programs, resources, and services.

  • Rent - The agency provides rental payments for people who cannot afford to make the housing payments themselves or who may be facing an eviction.
  • Educational and employment resources - Students can get free back to school supplies from the Salvation Army in Wichita Falls, parents can get ESL classes or job programs.
  • Mortgage - While limited, financial assistance with mortgage payments is offered if a homeowner is behind.
  • Electric bill help - If you are facing a disconnection, limited financial assistance is available.
  • Food - Distribute canned food and other groceries from a free food pantry in Wichita Falls.
  • Prescription assistance - If you can’t afford your medications, funds for buying prescription drugs may be available.
  • Water bills - Help for paying your water bill and company may also be available.
  • Holiday programs, including free Thanksgiving turkeys or Christmas gifts for kids in Wichita County Texas.

Call the Salvation Army at (940) 322-9822. Or learn more on emergency help from Wichita Falls Salvation Army County.

Department of Community Development in Wichita Falls can help tenants and homeowners apply for homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. Some of the local programs include emergency solution grants, legal aid, and even motel vouchers. All of this funding relies on the federal government, so the financial aid comes and goes. The agency also stresses job training and development. Staff also refer clients to other organizations, including local churches or social service offices. Call (940) 761-7448.

Debt counseling

Find help to pay medical debts, credit card bills, and other expenses from Consumer Credit Counseling Services. The non-profit agency provides educational and assistance programs including money management skills as well as debt settlement. The staff are involved in offering free budget counseling, debt counseling, financial tips and advice, and housing assistance programs, namely around foreclosure prevention. Click here to learn how to enter into a debt management plan. (800) 380-2227 .

 

 

 

 

Low cost or free health care

Both of the following clinics provide health and medical care on a so called sliding scale. This means you pay what you can afford for your medical and hospital bills and debts. Community Health Care Center (phone (940) 766-6306) provides patients with high quality primary medical care in the fields of pediatrics,  OB/GYN, internal medicine, and even family practice medicine.

By Jon McNamara

 

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