Many organizations, churches, and local governments throughout the area have taken to heart the needs of our fellow citizens and are providing wide range of support services.
Since 1996, United Way for Greater Austin has helped residents navigate the complex system of health and human services in Central Texas by maintaining our Navigation Center. The service provides simple, one-call access to call specialists, who can connect you to more than 30,000 nonprofit and government resources in Bastrop County and the other 9 counties served by the center.
Residents can contact the Navigation Center by simply calling the free 2-1-1 hotline. Call specialists carefully listen to each individual’s situation, then access information about the appropriate services for that individual using the 2-1-1 Texas database.
The following links are provided to help you help yourself to the community of people ready and willing to help you. These links are frequently sought websites outside of the Food Pantry’s control. The Pantry does not endorse their products or services and those who avail themselves of these services will be subject to their policies, security and terms.
City of Bastrop | City of Smithville | City of Elgin – The websites of the county’s three largest cities contain valuable information on services provided by these local governments and often include links to churches and other entities serving the needs of their citizens.
Family Crisis Center – Aid for families in crisis. Generally abused wives and children seeking relief, but also any other circumstance in which a person, a child or family requires immediate relief.
Central Texas Food Bank – Food Stamp Education and Outreach. This program educates potential Food Stamp recipients of the application process and assists eligible individuals and families in applying for Food Stamps.
Texas Workforce Commission – Statewide government organization dedicated to help you obtain work through trainings and databased jobs. Fill out an application, search for jobs or be notified of jobs by email.
Catholic Charities of Austin – Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing. Assistance provides financial, relocation and stabilization services. Qualified applicants can get assistance with rent, utilities and deposits for those at risk of losing their homes and search and placement, legal services and credit repair for those without.
Lone Star Circle of Care Health Clinic – In their new facility at 605 Old Austin Highway, the clinic can assist those who qualify with enrollment in Medicaid, CHIP and other programs. Uninsured patients pay on an affordable sliding scale according to income.
Bastrop Community Health Center – The health wing of the Bluebonnet Trails Community Services provides care for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral issues. Located at 275 Jackson Street in the Bastrop Business and Industrial Park, the center also offers substance-abuse counseling.