LOCAL RESOURCES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

General Information
United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline, a 24/7 service connecting individuals to the right community organization or government agency. The service is free and confidential.

The City of Fort Worth has a listing of community resources that is frequently updated.  Here are some others:

Tarrant County Department of Human Services for assistance with rent and utilities.
Presbyterian Night Shelter for assistance with housing, food and employment.
SafeHaven of Tarrant County for food, shelter, child care and domestic-violence assistance
City of Fort Worth Community Action Partners: Utility Assistance, CapWorks for tuition assistance and employment-related services, water payment assistance, HVAC repair assistance.

Food Resources
Tarrant Area Food Bank helps individuals and families find a food pantry and meal programs for students out of school.
Meals on Wheels delivers meals to anyone who is homebound and is physically or mentally unable to prepare meals for themselves.
GRACE for food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic
Fort Worth ISD is providing “Meals-to-Go” for children at several locations. 
The YMCA is providing free meals to families with children under 19 at many of its locations.
IDEA Public Schools is offering free curbside breakfast, lunch and dinner to all children under 18 at all its campuses in Texas.

Child Care and Educational Resources
Child Care Associates for information on child care providers or alternative care
Texas Health and Human Services to select child care providers and licensing status
Child Care Management Services to search quality-rate child care
The Center for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. If you should get overwhelmed, help is just a phone call away. Call the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.
Workforce Solutions Find Childcare Tool

Health Screenings
Texas Health Resources COVID-19 Consumer Hotline 682-236-7601. Call the hotline 24 hours a day to speak with a nurse.
JPS Health Network Coronavirus Helpline: 817-702-1100.

Homelessness
If you are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness call 817-996-8800 or click this link to fill out an online helpline form.

Mental Health
MHMR (My Health My Resources) ICARE call center: 817-335-3022
“Stay Strong” helpline: 817-806-9920 (Mon.-Fri. 9 am – 7 pm) Support for families with emotional and behavioral challenges. Offered by Lena Pope Home.

Senior Citizens
United Way’s Area Agency for Aging for issues specifically involving care for seniors
Aging Disability Resource Center of Fort Worth to help seniors and people with disabilities find access to long-term services and support.

Unemployment
Texas Workforce Commission for information on employment or unemployment benefits
Workforce Solutions JobsNow!
Workforce Solutions Assistance for Job-Seekers

Veterans
TXServes-North Texas, a program of United Way of Tarrant County’s Mission United initiative connecting veterans, active-duty military and their families to social services.
Healthy Homes for Veterans