Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
With Help Comes Hope
1-800-273-TALK(8255) For Veterans Please Press 1
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656-4673 (24 hours)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233

National Veterans Foundation Hotline
1-888-777-4443

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hope Line
1-800-622-2255

Womans Veteran Health Care
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/womenshealth/sexual_trauma.asp

Electronic Veteran Affairs
Veteran’s On-Line Applications
http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

VA Form of Appeals
http://www4.va.gov/vaforms/

 

GROCERY AND HOUSEHOLD:
1. Contact community or state governments for food stamps and welfare assistance programs.
2. Contact local churches, shelters, food banks for meal assistance programs
3. Contact Angel Food Ministry 877-FOOD-MINISTRY – 877-366-3646 for discounted boxes of food.
4. United Way of America 211.
5. Use coupons from manufacturers and retail stores for grocery and household items.
6. Buy food items you can prepare multiple meals from such as: ground beef, rice, pasta, etc.
7. Shop at discount or dollar stores for non-food items.

HEALTHCARE AND PRESCRIPTIONS:
1. For prescription cost assistance,
2. Partnership for Prescription Assistance 888-477-2669
3. Merck Helps 1-800-727-5400 http://www.merckhelps.com
4. Pfizer 1-800-717-6005
5. United Way of America 211
6. For Healthcare assistance
7. Kids Now 877-543-7669 or http://www.insurekidsnow.gov
8. Medicare 800-663-4227 or http://www.medicare.gov
9. Veterans Administration 800-827-1000
10. United Way of America 211
11. Contact local, state, and federal governments for other affordable health plans available in your area.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS:
Rebuilding Together 1-800-473-4229 http://www.rebuildingtogether.org
Area Agency on Aging 1-800-677-1116
Habitat for Humanity 1-800-422-4828 ext. 551 or 552
National Association of Homebuilders 1-800-368-5242
NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) 1-800-611-6274
NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) 1-800-552-3506
Retired Senior Volunteer Program 1-800-424-8867

LEGAL HELP:
We the People 1-866-429-2790 / 1-866-429-2786 http://www.wethepeopleusa.com
Predatory Lending http://www.Acorn.com 1-888-409-3557 (Mortgage Complaints)
Bankruptcy (Springboard) 1-888-425-3453 http://www.credit.org

MILITARY HELP:
Unmet Needs 1-866-789-6333 http://www.unmetneeds.com
VA Help 1-800-827-1000
USA Cares 1-800-773-0387 http://www.usacare.us
USO 703-908-6400
http://www.militaryonesource.com/

PRESCRIPTION:
Merck Helps 1-800-727-5400 http://www.merckhelps.com
Pfizer 1-800-717-6005
Partnership for Prescription Assistance 1-888-477-2669 http://www.pprx.com
http://www.pprax.com
http://www.drugstore.com
http://www.fammeds.com
http://www.healthyfamilies.com

SOURCES OF INCOME:
1. Rent out a room, garage, basement, barn or automobile.
2. Charge room rent to persons of working age within your household
3. Help a family member obtain employment.
4. Convert talents, hobbies, and interests to income or consider consulting, tutoring or giving lessons.
5. Obtain earned-income credit.
6. Collect money owed to you.
7. Use employee benefits such as profit sharing or union privileges.
8. Take less withholdings from employer.
9. Ask friends or family for loans or financial assistance.
10. Use legal procedures to obtain child support or increase existing benefit.

UTILITIES & FOOD & CLOTHING:
Contact your local state government for welfare / food stamps.
Contact your local churches for meal assistants.
Use coupons / buy in bulk.
United Way of America: 211
Salvation Army 1-800-728-7828
Catholic Charities 1-800-919-9338 (GA 404-885-7463)
Lutheran Social Services 1-800-664-3848
Volunteers of America 1-800-899-0089
Love Inc. 1-800-777-5277
American Red Cross 1-800-733-2767
National Urban League 212-558-5300 (Utilities Help & Food & Clothing)
HEAP Home Energy Assistants Program 1-866-674-6327
EMA Program (Edison Utilities) 1-800-736-4777
FERA Program (Edison Utilities) 1-800-793-5723
Life Matters 1-866-574-3130 (Free Personal Counseling)
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information 1-800-729-6685

– Texas Area

Texas Veterans Commission
http://www.tvc.state.tx.us/
State Headquarters Office
P.O. Box 12277
Austin, Texas 78711-2277

Office Location:
Texas Veterans Commission
Stephen F. Austin Bldg., Suite 800
Austin, Texas 78701
(Fax) 512/ 475-2395

Veterans HOTLINE:
1-800-252-VETS (8387)
Local (Austin) Inquires:512/ 463-5538
Email: info@tvc.state.tx.us

Hope4Heroes
http://www.hope4heroes.org/
(512) 451-7337

Texas Land and Board
http://www.glo.texas.gov/vlb/

Texas Vet Centers
http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?State=TX&dnum=ALL&v=1

If you need immediate assistance or need to talk to a representative, call 2-1-1 or if you need to talk to a representative (24 hours), please dial 2-1-1.