Rent, Utilities, Clothing, Food, Health Care, etc.
Referral program for Lubbock County to provide confidential 24-hour a day referrals to any community resources. Information and referral services informs, guides, directs and links individuals to the appropriate resources including the resources listed below. For more information contact South Plains Association of Governments 762-8721.
Ministry of Vandelia Church of Christ – Call first to verify availability of services. Provides food pantry, clothing closet, school supplies, rent/utility assistance, bus passes, homeless shelter, diapers to low income parents, summer food program for children.
Soup kitchen open every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Clothing closet call on Thursday to schedule an appointment for following Tuesday. Prescription assistance – Mon. and Wed. 1-3 p.m. (call 687-2453 for information)
Family Counseling, at-risk youth counseling, emergency assistance with clothing, rent,
food, utilities and/or prescriptions. IMMIGRATION information.
SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM – helps low-income, single parents to complete their college education by providing assistance with tuition, books, rent, utilities, childcare, and mileage reimbursement. Call to get on waiting list.
Used clothing/home furnishings
Investigates/provides services for services for children that are abused/neglected.
Assists with health care, pregnancy, family planning, eye care, dental and social services to low-to-moderate income and homeless persons. Services for children and adults on a sliding fee scale, accept Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP and other forms of payment.
Assists with utilities, food, limited prescriptions, diapers, and hygiene products. Offers food vouchers for Food Bank. Call for times and services available.
Adults age 19 and up, requires qualification and co-pay
Ages 6-18, financial asst. available. Medicaid accepted.
Individual, couples and family therapy. Fee: Sliding scale
Provides early identification and intervention for children with signs of developmental delays. Also provides physical/occupational/speech therapists and adaptive equipment.
Assistance for homeless families with children, families in multi-family situations and/or undesirable situations, or families in emergency situations. Assist with temporary housing, meals, clothing, etc. Also provides counseling and help finding housing, day care and jobs. (Call for information)
Food vouchers must be obtained from non-profit agencies, churches and schools.
Food boxes are available through agencies and churches – call 211 for information.
Kids Café – an after-school program provides nutritional evening meals in a safe after-school environment in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Call 211 for sites.
Provides prescription assistance for low to moderate income families for a $5.00 fee.
Pregnancy tests, doctor referral and prenatal health program for low-income pregnant women who will have their baby at University Medical Center. Medicaid worker available to assist with Medicaid application.
Offers primary care and management of chronic diseases, diabetes, asthma, hypertension and obesity.
Offers community health education, public health nursing, and immunization clinic.
BIRTH CERTIFICATES - $23.00
DEATH CERTIFICATES - $21.00
Offers well checks, sick visits and immunizations for children 18 and under. No child will be turned away for inability to pay.
Offers energy assistance program for low-income families with heaters, air-conditioners, water-heaters, and refrigerators. Call for appointment and other services.
Temporary assistance with rent, payments for utilities, and burial expense. Family must not have had income for the last month in order to qualify. To qualify for programs, the household must include a totally disabled adult or minor child and the household must have been without income for thirty days. Call for details.
Provides counseling, support groups and programs to help stop using alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc.
Provides training, mentors, housing and child care for women – 17 years and up while they attend Christian Women's Job Corps, vocational training and college.
Assist with utilities, food, limited prescriptions, diapers and hygiene products. Offers food vouchers for Food Bank. Mon-Thurs 9:30-11:00 & 1:00-3:30
Free services for any pregnant girl under the age of 21 who has not completed High School. Provides education during and after pregnancy, counseling and offers child care on a slide fee scale.
Provides resources and referrals to expectant mothers living in 79404 zip code. Provides Partners for a Healthy Baby Program utilizing home visits/screenings for normal child development and health, vision and hearing. Safe Riders car seat class – will provide eligible parents with a free car seat.
Family Planning clinic for men and women. STD testing and treatment. Fees based on family income but Federal Family Planning Grants available.
Answers question on preventing a poisoning or treating a poison exposure.
Offers free vision screening, free exams and eyeglasses for ages four to adult.
Free services for victims of rape. Victims receive help with medical and legal procedures as well as counseling.
Provides emergency disaster assistance.
Limited assistance with food, rent, utilities & prescriptions. Call for information.
Homeless Shelter – 7th & Ave J
Offers temporary shelter for homeless individuals and families.
Thrift Store - Resale Center – 1420 Ave. J
Offers used clothing/furniture at affordable prices. Clothing vouchers available.
Assists people in filing for benefits and obtaining Social Security cards. Toll free number has information on: Social Security retirement, survivor, disability, Medicare, SSI disability and aged.
Free pregnancy testing, prenatal classes, baby items, doctor referrals and assistance applying for Medicaid.
Assistance in collecting child support payments.
Provides Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF and employment assistance to families. Will provide emergency food stamps on individual case basis.
Free nutrition program that provides education and food vouchers for necessary foods such as infant formula, milk, cheese, juice, cereal, beans and eggs to pregnant women, infants and children under 5 years old.
Protection for women and children in a dangerous or abusive situation. Will provide emergency transportation, shelter, food, clothing, protection, counseling, etc. for women and children.
Provides assistance in paying for child care services for low-income parents attending school or working. Call for details and appointment.
Career & Employment services – assist job seekers with resumes, applications, interviews, hiring, career/skills assessments, money management, etc. Hours of Operation: 8-5 on Mon., Tues., Wed., and Fri. Thursday – 8 -7 p.m.
Legal aid, services, etc.
Assistance with legal matters for low income families.
(Income qualified – call for information) Free legal clinics held 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at St Johns United Methodist Church and 1st Thursday of each month at the Mae Simmons Community Center. Assists with divorce, custody, child support, etc.
Repairs, maintenance, leasing, etc.
(Call for Information) Provides paint and emergency repair program for water, gas, sewer lines and heating. Offers a Roofing Loan Program. (Services are for low to moderate income homeowners).
Provides affordable housing, offers lease purchase and new construction programs, homebuyer classes, offers down payment, closing assistance, low-income rental housing to low and moderate household.
(Call for information) Assistance for homeless families with children, families in multi-family situations and/or undesirable situations, or families in emergency situations. Assist with temporary housing, meals, clothing, etc. Also provides counseling and help finding housing, day care and jobs.
Provides assistant with the purchase of low income housing for families who qualify based on need, ability to pay and the willingness to partner with the Habitat affiliate.
Homeless information (Contact person: Ron Mercer)
Offers Public Housing and Section 8 housing assistance with the rent for the low to moderate income families, elderly, or persons with disabilities. Does not provide emergency housing.
Basic education, job preparation, child care, etc.
Basic education, Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, English, and other subjects taught. Improves ability for employment, GED preparation and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Provides assistance with GED. Open Tuesday – Thursday, 9 am – 12 noon. Call for Information. Can walk-in to register - bring social security card.
Provides job preparation, basic computer skills, and budget skills. Day Care Center – CCMS approved.
Provide affordable child-care services. Fees are based on income and eligibility. Call for information.
Serves families with children ages birth to three that have disabilities or developmental delays.
Provides parenting classes for students and parents in Lubbock Independent School District. Also provides private counseling sessions for families.
Provides skills, training, job placement, computer skills training, on the job training, GED classes.
Teach basic reading and writing skills to adults. Offer one on one tutoring, small groups and classes. Also provide these skills to non-English speaking persons.
Assist with financial aid for college, career counseling, and information concerning college and vocational schools.
Head Start Programs
Contact Della Frye, Coordinator
Head Start Programs at Ballenger, Mahon, Martin and Stubbs.
Program for children ages 3 & 4. Must meet low income/disability guidelines.
South Plains Community Action - Head Start Programs
Provide Head Start Programs for 3 and 4 year olds at various locations.
Provides a Head Start Program for children 6 weeks - 3 years of age using the High Scope Curriculum. Children must meet Head Start low income/disability guidelines and reside in the Estacado High School attendance area – East of I-27.
Educational and recreational activities for children, life skills education, etc.
One-to one mentoring through positive adult role models that are trained and professionally supervised. Services for children between 5 and 15 years of age. Call the office to request and an interview or application.
During School Year: Mon-Fri 3-8 p.m.
During Summer: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Educational and recreational activities for children ages 6-18. Provide programs in the following areas: Education, Career, Character/Leadership, Health/Life Skills, Sports, Fitness/Recreation. $10.00 fee during the school year.
Teen mentoring program/life skills education. Clothing closet, assistance with food stamp application, Reaching Our Kids (afterschool program for elementary students on Tues. and Thurs. 3:30 – 6 p.m.), Second Helping Lunch (free hot lunch on Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 12-1 p.m.), and Kids Café on Mon., Wed. and Fri. afternoon to provide evening meal to children.
Free parenting classes and counseling services for parents of LISD students. Call for list of classes.
Provides support and mentoring for parents. Free parenting classes.
For more information, contact Virginia Chavez, Parent Involvement Specialist at Texas Tech University Early Head Start - 765-2737.