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211 Texas

211 Texas has instituted a special line for COVID-19 that can now be accessed anywhere, 24/7 in Texas by community members needing assistance (food, health, housing, etc.) during the COVID-19 situation. The website is searchable by zip code.  Call 2-1-1 or visit  


Winfree Cares - Summer 2019 Resources

This list of community resources was compiled for use between June and August of 2019.  While many of the providers and resources may still be valid, others may not.  Winfree Academy Charter Schools does not endorse any particular person/agency on the list. Lists are not in any priority order.


Dallas Area Guide to Emergency Assistance - 2018

While many of the providers and resources may still be valid, others may not.  Winfree Academy Charter Schools does not endorse any particular person/agency on the list.


Youth Services Directory - Dallas County


Homeless Services Directory - Tarrant County


here for TEXAS - Grant Halliburton Foundation
Whether you’re dealing with a crisis situation, struggling with major life stresses, concerned about someone’s mental health, or need to refer a patient for specialized care, here For Texas is here for YOU! or 972-525-8181 Mondays through Fridays from 10am-6pm.

211 Texas

211 Texas has instituted a special line for COVID-19 that can now be accessed anywhere, 24/7 in Texas by community members needing assistance (food, health, housing, etc.) during the COVID-19 situation. The website is searchable by zip code.  Call 2-1-1 or visit   


Grab-and-Go Meals - Independent School Districts

Did you know many Texas School Districts are handing out free meals to learners ages 18 and under? Visit, enter your address, and see what schools are serving nearest to you. For most, learners must be present to receive their meal.


North Texas Food Bank - Find a Food Pantry

If you or someone you know is seeking food assistance, the agency finder tool below to find a food pantry near you.


Important: When you find an agency that interests you, NTFB encourages you to contact them prior to visiting them to confirm their service hours and other information.


Feeding America

The Feeding America  nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States and leads the nation to engage in the fight against hunger.


Minnie's Food Pantry

Minnie’s Food Pantry is a 501C3 non-profit organization that provides healthy meals and educational resources and red-carpet treatment to every person that we serve. For many, Minnie’s Food Pantry is the first line of defense so a person can have a meal. We are proud to serve every zip code and all those in need, regardless of geographic boundaries, gender, race or religion. or 972-596-0253.


Irving Cares

Irving Cares provides employment services, a food pantry, and financial assistance to residents of Irving, Texas. To find out more, please visit or call 972-721-9181.


Denton Community Food Center

Denton Community Food Center is conducting a drive-thru food distribution. Clients will never have to leave their cars to receive food. You will need your ID.

Clients are still allowed 1 visit per month, 6 times per year.

Hours are 1-3 pm Monday-Friday.

306 N Loop 288 Suite 400, Denton, TX 76209



1508 E. McKinney St. Denton TX

Breakfast 6:00am -6:30am

Dinner 6:30pm- 7:00pm

(940) 566-3800


206 W. Main St. Lewisville TX

Monday-Friday Lunches

12:00pm -1:00pm 

(972) 353-9400


The Shepherd’s Storehouse/Good Fellows

1189 South Hwy 377 Pilot Point

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:30am to 12:00am

300 W. Oak St. Denton TX



(940) 566-1308


Freedom House Pantry

1123 Fort Worth Dr. Denton TX



(940) 808-1016


Singing Oaks Church of Christ

101 Cardinal Dr. Denton TX

(Corner of Cardinal & McKinney St)

Tuesday & Thursday


(940) 387-4355


Hope Food and Clothing Ministry

819 Sherman Dr. Aubrey TX

Every 3rd Sat. of the Month

9:00am -11:00pm

(940) 218-5615


Christian Community Action 

200 S. Mill St. Lewisville TX


9:00 - 5:00pm

(972) 219-4307


First Refuge Denton Site

1701 Broadway St.

Denton 76201 

Dive-ups only 

Monday 9:00-12:00pm

Wednesday 1:00pm- 4:00pm

Thursday 6:00pm-8:00pm


First Refuge Ministries Sanger Site

713 S.5th St.

Sanger TX 76266

Monday 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursday  9:00am - 12:00pm

(940) 484-4384


Pathway of Grace

5100 A Gus Thomasson Road

Mesquite, TX 75150

Wednesday 5:00pm - 7:00 pm

(830) 308-7284


Grand Prairie United Charities

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 2pm

1417 Densmen St
Grand Prairie, TX - 75051
(972) 262-2014

Food pantry is serving clients curbside.


Baptist Benevolent Ministries of Irving

114 E. 2nd Street

Irving, TX 75061

(972) 254-0973

Monday - Friday
10:00am - 1:45pm
(Closed on Thursday)


White Rock Center of Hope

10021-A Garland Road

Dallas, TX - 75228
(214) 324-8996

Must live in zip codes 75214, 75218, 75223, 75228 and 75238. Eviction or termination notice required for FEMA assistance. Documentation Required: Must have valid picture identification card and social security card. Pantry Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am-2:00pm


Community Enrichment Center

6250 NE Loop 820 

North Richland Hills, TX 76180

(817) 281-1164

Picture Identification Proof of income (no more than 30 days old) Last 6 digits of SSN# for entire household Dates of birth for entire household Proof of address (no more than 30 days old) Live in one of the following zip codes: 76021, 76040, 76092, 76148, 76022, 76051, 76117, 76180, 76182, 76034, 76053, 76118, 76244, 76248, 76039, 76054, 76137 Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm Thursday 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Telephone and Text Support Lines



Contact Info

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7)

Provides crisis support for people thinking about suicide.


(All Ages)

 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Spanish Line: 1-888-628-9454


TTY: 1-800-799-4889 deaf and hard of hearing


COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line (24/7)

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)


Provides mental health support for during COVID-19.


(All Ages)




Translation available for Spanish



 1-800-985-5990; or Text



“TalkWithUs” to 66746



For SAMHSA’s Coping Resource


Counseling Line (24/7)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Provides a trained counselor to talk with during COVID-19.

Guides: Virtual Recovery Resources and Disaster Distress Helpline.

Services Administration (SAMHSA)

(All Ages)





Deaf/Hard of Hearing:



Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.





(TTY: 1-800-847-8517)





1-800-985-5590; or Text "Hablanos" to 6674

Support Line (24/7)

National Domestic Violence

 Provides counseling support for those experiencing emotional or physical abuse.


(All Ages)

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Translation available for Spanish


TTY: 1-800-787-3224; Text

“LOVEIS” to 22522

Information and Referral Line (24/7) 2-1-1

 Provides a comprehensive locator service for social supports including food, housing, money, legal and additional mental and behavioral health services.


(All Ages)

 Call 2-1-1 for help.

2-1-1 line has a menu for English or Spanish. Menu provides help in multiple languages by pressing “0”

Search for local resources online

 Veteran’s Crisis Line (24/7)



Provides support for veterans in distress.


(All Ages)


1-800-273-8255 and press 1


Deaf and hard of hearing TTY: 1-899-799-4889


Can enlist an interpreter in almost any language.

National Crisis Text Line (24/7)

Provides counseling support by text


(All Ages)

 Text “HOME” to 741741

English Only. Advised to use National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for Spanish.


More information on Crisis Text Line webpage

Trevor Project Text Line (24/7)

Provides support to young LGBTQ persons by text.


(Ages 13-24)

 Text “START” to 678678

More information at


English only

My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County

Mental health and Substance Use Disorder emergency support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

ICARE Call Center:

Local: (817) 335-3055

Toll free: (800) 866- 2465

tty: (817) 569-4488

LifePath Systems

This service is available for all adults and children living in Collin County, regardless of insurance or income status.

Call the Crisis Hotline for a mental health or substance abuse crisis requiring immediate professional intervention at (877) 422-5939

My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Denton County

Mental health and Substance Use Disorder emergency support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Crisis Hotline: (800) 762-0157


Online Information, Websites, and Virtual Support

The Child Mind Institute



Provides virtual support for families during COVID-19.



(For Parents)


Get more information on virtual support on the Child Mind Institute COVID-19 webpage



English only

National Association for Mental Illness Texas (NAMI -Texas)


Provides virtual support groups during COVID-19 for persons with mental illness and family members.



(All Ages)


Learn more and register on the NAMI Registration webpage for virtual support groups for families coping with mental illness.



English or Spanish

Social Care Network - Aunt Bertha


Locate comprehensive resources through this database to find local social services, food, housing, job training, legal, mental and behavioral health providers, medical care.


(All Ages)


Free online search for local resources at


French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, screen readers for visually impaired


Texas Community Mental Health Centers (HHSC)


Locate local community mental health authority (LMHA) and service centers by region, (both physical and virtual in various areas of the state). Services provided based on eligibility. Also serves individuals with developmental disabilities.



(All Ages)





Texas Community Mental Health Centers Resource page (search by zip code)


English or Spanish

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

Provides information, guidance, and resources to support those with developmental disabilities.


(All Ages)

Find more information at Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities


Provides information in multiple languages. Listed languages are Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin. Can translate into any language on Website.

 Outreach, Screening

Assessment and Referral Centers (OSAR) List



Locate local substance use treatment and recovery services (both physical and virtual available in various areas of the state).


(All Ages)



Find your Texas Regional OSAR Center


English or Spanish

SAMHSA Treatment Locator

Provides a confidential anonymous source of information for persons seeking mental health or substance use treatment facilities.


(All Ages)


Find facilities for behavioral health (mental health or substance use) services at the

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Locator


Search by almost any language.

Three Ways to Slow the Spread


How to Protect Yourself When Going Out

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others.
    • Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that fits snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Stay 6 feet apart and avoid crowds.
    • The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  • Avoid indoor spaces as much as possible, particularly ones that aren’t well ventilated.
    • You may find it harder to stay 6 feet apart in indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands often.
    • Use soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.