KAUFMAN COUNTY RESOURCE LIST

Below are a list of resources for Kaufman County. Due to the continually changing nature of resources, we will do our best to keep these up-to-date with accurate information. If you find a resource that is listed inaccurately, please email us!


Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous (online AA meetings)
American Addiction Centers (virtual support meetings)
Addiction Center (treatment resources)
AddictionGroup.org

Children & Family Resources

YMCA of Dallas (childcare for first responders, medical professionals, government officials and essential workers)
Forney Resource Fair (school supplies, uniforms and other services) on August 1, 2020 … call 469-762-4500 for a reservation
Forney Community Ministries (meals delivery, rent and utilities assistance, house construction emergencies)

Employment

Texas Workforce (Unemployment benefits)
City of Forney - Economic Development (Companies that are hiring in Forney)

Texas/Economic Stimulus Checks

Federal Government (economic impact payments)
Social Security recipients

IRS (Status of Economic Impact Payment)

Food

Text 'FOOD' to 877-877 to find free summer meals near you
Health and Human Services (SNAP, TANF & Medicaid)
WIC (nutrition program for pregnant, breastfeeding women and families with children younger than 5 (currently available with no walk-in appts)
Forney Community Ministries (meals delivery, rent and utilities assistance, house construction emergencies)
Senior Connect (frozen meals delivered to doorstep for Kaufman County residents age 60+ in need of meals)
The Center - Kaufman (food pantry and resource center (open Tuesday & Thursday 9AM to 12 noon))
Share Center (102 Jones, Terrell) (food pantry (Wednesday 9AM to 11:30AM, Thursday 9AM to 11AM and 12:15 to 3:30PM))
Forney Food Pantry (222 Industrial Dr, Forney) (food pantry for Forney, Crandall & Talty (Wednesday 9AM to 1PM))

Health (Physical & Mental)

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority - Mental Health Support Line (dedicate mental health support line specifically for COVID-19 related stress & anxiety)
Health & Human Services - Medicaid (medical insurance - FOOD STAMPS)
Alzheimer's Association (dementia/Alzheimer's related 24/7 hotline or resources on website)
Alzheimer's Association (dementia/Alzheimer's related tele-support groups)
Medical Health First Aid (resource page)
Mental Health Help and Fact Sheets (helpful info to manage stress for public and for healthcare providers)
National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMI) (COVID-19 resource and information guide)

Legal

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (legal services for low-income and indigent population)

Public Services

National Council on Aging (links to many helpful resources)
2-1-1 Texas (find assistance for a variety of programs)

Housing & Utilities

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority - Tenant based rental assistance (COVID-19 tenant-based rental assistance) - HOTLINE: 469-840-4553
Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas (financial crisis assistance for Texans) [Qualifications: To be considered, families simply need to meet three requirements: (1) live in state of Texas; (2) one child under the age of 21 living in the home, & (3) complete required application and return with supporting documentation]
Catholic Charities Dallas (emergency assistance for partial rent and utilities)
The Texas Supreme Court has halted evictions in the state until April 19, 2020, excepting when the actions of the tenant, or the tenant’s household members or guests, pose an imminent threat of physical harm to the plaintiff, the plaintiff’s employees, or other tenants.
Trinity Valley Electric Coop (TVEC) (power disconnections suspended)
Gastonia Scurry SUD (late fees waived and water disconnect suspended)
CenturyLink (will waive late fees and will not terminate a residential or small business customer’s service through June 30th due to financial circumstances associated with COVID-19)
Greater East Texas Community Action Program (utility assistance)
Broadband Search (find the best internet availability)

Transit

StarTransit (public transportation)
To book a demand response ride, call 877-631-5278. Schedulers are available Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. For the health, safety and well-being of our riders, drivers and community, trips are limited to essential jobs, healthcare and access to food. No fares are being collected at this time.Affected Routes: 701 Kaufman Trolley (East), 701 Kaufman Trolley (West), 803 Terrell Loop.

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Address: PO Box 61, Forney, TX 75126
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