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United Way of South Texas
United Way of South Texas helps youth succeed, strengthens and supports families. Provides employment placement for the disabled, elderly assistance, transportation assistance, emergency shelter, CPR training, and many other critical services.
1200 E. Hackberry, Suite F
McAllen, TX 78501
Phone: (956) 686-6331
Fax: (956) 686-8430
More Resources By County
Good Neighbor Settlement
Contact: Leo Gonzalez 956-466-5144
Helps people to enable themselves. Provides daily meals, emergency food pantry, showers for homeless, clothing, afterschool tutorials and rental assistance, among other services.
656 North Minnesota Avenue
Contact: Dir. Victor Maldonado (956) 831-6331
The non-profit organization serves as a homeless shelter serving individuals and families in the area who are in need of emergency housing assistance.
Cameron County Housing Authority
65 Castellano Circle Brownsville, TX 78526
Provides low-income families with safe, decent and affordable housing in addition to promoting programs that will lead to economic self-sufficiency and enhance the quality of life.
Loaves and Fishes
514 South E Street Harlingen, TX 78550
The Loaves & Fishes kitchen serves breakfast and dinner seven days a week to anyone who asks for a meal. The non-profit agency offers the homeless and needy a place to go restart their lives in a caring and supportive environment.
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
700 N. Virgin de San Juan Blvd
Catholic Charities is the charitable branch of the Diocese of Brownsville. Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley has projects that provide assistance to the poor and most vulnerable population in our community. It is part of the larger family of Catholic Charities USA and Caritas Internacionalis.
The Salvation Army
1600 N. 23rd
The Salvation Army of McAllen has been in the forefront of social development, working with people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. The Salvation Army has actively sought to enrich the lives of people whom other agencies fail to reach. The Salvation Army is dedicated to ensuring that our community's disadvantaged have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA)
300 S. Texas Blvd
Non-profit organization provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas, and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout the state of Texas and six southern states. TRLA operates public defender programs in several Southwest Texas counties, representing the poor who are accused of felonies, misdemeanors and juvenile crimes.
Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA)
1715 E. Pike Blvd
(956) 447-0600 | (956) 973-8600
Nonprofit agency empowers the underserved residents of the region with the tools, education and training to become self-sufficient and in tandem, fuel the growth of the existing employers and increase the recruitment of new investment to the area by developing a highly skilled workforce.
Advocacy Resource Center for Housing
2507 Buddy Owens
Helps people seeking assistance on housing issues. The program assists individuals and families with limited income by providing individual case management to help clients sort through the minimal housing options available, stressing financial literacy to help them stay within their budget. ARCH efforts have helped hundreds of individuals and families remain in their homes.
Valley AIDS Council
Valley AIDS Council (VAC) is a private, non-profit organization which provides primary outpatient care and support services to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in South Texas.
Greenpath Debt Solutions
956-682-7381 | 956-428-0072 | 956-504-3953
GreenPath Debt Solutions is a nationwide, non-profit financial organization that assists consumers with credit card debt, housing debt and bankruptcy concerns. Offices in McAllen, Harlingen, and Brownsville.
Affordable Homes of South Texas
(956) 630-1442 | (956) 664-9459
Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc. is a community-based nonprofit organization enhancing the quality of life by providing affordable housing and related services to eligible families.
The church provides partial assistance with electricity, gas, or water bills every first Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. People applying for help must comply with certain prerequisites and posses a disconnect notice. The church will provide help on a first-come, first-serve basis. The church also serves as a distribution point for the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank on the first and third Thursday of the month between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. You are urged to contact the RGV Food Bank for more information.
City of Edinburg/Community Service Agency
Electricity and gas assistance
Mujeres Unidas provides emergency shelter and support programs to women, men and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Programs include counseling and emotional support.
Holy Spirit Church
St. Vincent De Paul organization funded by parishioners. Provides services for parts of McAllen. Food pantry on Wednsesdays and assistance with electricity and water bills.
4514 S. McColl
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Phone: (956) 627-4245
Infinite love is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization inspired by love and created to support the underprivileged, those with disabilities and chronic illnesses, and the families that care for them. Our mission is to cultivate the spirit of the South Texas Community by offering emotional, spiritual, and resource-based support, providing insight and tools to foster personal growth, promoting peace and overall quality of life.
Community Action Council of South Texas
P.O. Drawer 98
510 East Eisenhower Street
Rio Grande City, Texas 78582
The Community Action Council of South Texas maintains a comprehensive human services network in Duval County, Jim Hogg County, Starr County, Zapata County and other Texas counties geared to help people to become self-sufficient.
South Texas Development Council
1002 Dicky Lane
Laredo, Texas 78043
STDC provides a variety of client services in Starr, Zapata, Webb, and Jim Hogg Counties, including:
- Electric bill assistance for the poor (must meet certain guidelines), elderly and disabled
- Meals and nutrition assistance for people over 60
- Benefit counseling for the elderly
- Temporary home health provider assistance
- Minor residential repairs for the elderly
Willacy County Housing Authority
200 E Kimball Ave.
The Willacy County Housing Authority's purpose is to assist families by providing adequate and affordable facilities to live in and a pleasant residential environment that is safe. Our objective becomes attainable through various local, state and federal programs we run and are available to our local citizens.