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Nonprofit & Government Organizations

Al-Anon and Al-teen

6301 Manchaca Road, Ste. F, Austin, Texas 78745

(512) 441-8591, austinalanon.org

Al-Anon offers hope, and help to families, and friends of alcoholics. Al-Ateen does the same for those under age 20.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

1825 Fortview Road, Suite # 104, Austin, Texas, 78704

(512) 444-0071 (24 hour hotline) austinaa.org

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. To find meetings near you, please call the 24 hour hotline or visit the website.

Austin State Hospital (ASH)

4110 Guadalupe St., Austin, Texas, 78751

(512) 452-0381, After hour admission (512) 419-2810

dshs.state.tx.us/mhhospitals/austinsh/

Provides state funded psychiatric services for adults, adolescents, and children. Phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC), formerly Austin Travis County MHMR

56 East Avenue, Nadine Jay Bldg, Austin, Texas, 78701

(512) 472-4357 24 hour crisis hotline

integralcare.org

Provides community based mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse services to adults and children. Services include information and referral psychiatric evaluation, 24hour crisis intervention, medication support, inpatient treatment, employment and vocational services, case management, family support, respite care, housing, supported living and residential services.

Community AIDS Resources Education (C.A.R.E.)

1631 E. 2nd St. Building E, Austin, Tx, 78702

(512) 804-3650 integralcare.org

Provides HIV testing, counseling, street outreach and education, case management, substance abuse treatment, and support groups. Support services are limited to those living with HIV and AIDS.

Lifeworks

3700 South 1st Street, Austin, Tx, 78704

(512) 735-2400 lifeworksaustin.org

Provides individual and family counseling for youth and adults. Services offered on a free or sliding scale basis. Services are provided at various offices throughout the community.

NAMI Austin

P.O. Box 302398, Austin, Texas, 78703

(512) 420-9810 naimaustin.org

Volunteer network of individuals working together to improve the quality of life for those affected by severe and persistent mental illness. Provide FREE educational classes and support groups for individuals living with a mental illness and their families/caregivers. Please call for meeting times.

OSAR: Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral

(512) 244-8444, Toll Free 1 (800) 841-1255

A free program funded by Texas State Department of State and Health Services that provide confidential alcohol and drug screenings and assessments, referrals to inpatient/outpatient programs, brief interventions, including motivational counseling, education and support, and case management.

SafePlace (Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survival)

(512) 267-7233 or (512) 927-9616 TTY safeplace.org

Provides programs to end sexual and domestic violence through safety, healing, prevention, and social change. Provides an emergency shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence; an off site shelter is available for men seeking safety.

Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas

(512) 472-8303

A non-profit public service established by the Austin Bar Association. There is no charge to receive a referral. If you consult with a lawyer, you will be charged $20 for up to 30 minutes. Lawyers will charge for their services if you decide to hire the lawyer. LRS does not provide free legal services.

Social Security Administration

(512) 206-3724 TTY, 1 (866) 627-1213 socialsecurity.gov

Administers social insurance programs including retirement, diability, Medicare, SSI, and servivors benefits. Provides social security cards.

Texas Department of Public Safety – Driver’s License Division

(512) 424-2600 tdps.state.tx.us
Issues driver’s licenses and identification cards. For locations and hours call customer service or visit the website.

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas, 78756-3199
(512) 693-7111 or 1 (888) 963-7111 dshs.state.tx.us

Provides birth, marriage, and divorce certificates.

Ascend Austin

1640-B East 2nd Street Stuite 100, Austin, Texas, 78702

(512) 326-8655 ascendaustin.org

Specialized in adult education, GED preparation, computer literacy, workplace training, and basic adult education. Eligibility – no history of assaultive or arson felonies.

Goodwill Industries Job Source Programs

(512) 480-0772 austingoodwill.org
Offers employment and case management services for people with barriers to employment.

Texas Workfore Commission (TWC)

101 East 15th Street, Room 618, Austin, Texas, 78777

(512) 463-0735 twc.state.tx.us

Offers career development, job search, training programs, and unemployment benefits.

Any Baby Can

1121 East 7th Street, Austin, Texas, 78702

(512) 454-3743 abcaus.org

Provides support for families caring for a child with special needs, support for children with or at risk for developmental delays, pre-natal education to at-risk pregnant women, childbirth, parenting and literacy programs for the community.

Austin Area Urban League

8011 –A Cameron Road, Suite 100

(512) 478-7176 aaul.org

Programs and services include workforce development, adult education, emergency home repair, financial empowerment, youth enrichment, and advocacy.

Capital Area Food Bank

(512) 282-2111 austinfoodbank.org

Provides food support, help in applying for government assistance and education classes to help you prepare healthy affordable meals at home.

Capital Metro

(512) 474-1200 capmetro.org

Services include: multiple-stop and express service that radiates from neighborhoods into downtown, multiple-stop service that feeds into neighborhoods, major transfer and park and ride centers, cross-town routes and school routes.

City of Austin Health and Human Services

austintexas.gov/department/health

Provides basic needs: food pantry, clothes, car seats, notary services, employment information, income tax assistance, crisis intervention, grief counseling, case management, healthcare services, and WIC support.

Extend-A-Care for Kids

55 N. IH 35, Austin, Texas, 78702

(512) 472-9402 eackids.org/

Provides after school childcare on-site at elementary schools in Austin, Del Valle, Hays Consolidated ISD for the convenience of working parents. Several locations at local AISD schools.

CommUnityCare Clinics

(512) 978-8130

Provide medical and dental services to patients enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, and MAP, as well as Travis County residents who do not qualify for these programs. Services are provided regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission: Wallace Mallory Clinic

700 Woodhue, Austin, Texas, 78745

(512) 439-0701 elbuen.org

Provides general health care for children and adults of all ages. Services include immunizations, tuberculosis screenings, checkups, care for minor illnesses, pregnancy testing, prenatal care, gynecological exams, family planning, male reproductive health. Serves adults and their children who are uninsured or underinsured, immigration status is not checked. Services are low cost and in some cases free. Does not provide emergency care.

MAP – The Medical Access Program

(512) 978-8130

Provides access to health care through a network of established providers for those Travis County residents who meet enrollment criteria.

211 Texas

211centraltexas.org

Telephone: Dial 2-1-1

When you dial 2-1-1, select a language and then choose Option 1, (for information on services available in your area. 211 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $9.12.