Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Locating Financial Assistance and Family Resources in Your Community

06/04/2015 | Published by: Monica Castillo

Have you experienced a sudden illness or injury?  Are your prescription costs too high?  Do you need help with a medical bill or an unexpected car repair?  Are you struggling to meet your basic needs?

If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Life will bring you ups and downs, but finding help may be easier than you think.  The loss of a job or a sudden illness ... whatever the case may be, life keeps going and bills can add up quickly.  You may find yourself struggling with financial worries. Remember that help may be just a phone call away. 

Check out our page on financial help.  These may not help with immediate concerns but you might find some resources you aren’t aware of now that may help in the future.

If you need emergency financial help, your community may be able to help. Williamson County works with social service agencies, local faith based organizations and volunteer civic groups.  They help provide food, shelter, clothing, financial and housing assistance to families in need.  

Your community network of faith based organizations, non-profits, civic organizations, and volunteers allows places like Round Rock Area Serving Center to provide help to those who need it.  If you or a member of your family is in crisis, organizations like The Salvation Army or Catholic Charities of Central Texas may be able to assist you with food, clothing or emergency shelter.  

Help in the community can come in many different ways.  While you work to improve your financial situation, you may consider seeking assistance from a local food pantry.  This may help reduce your grocery bill.  Or maybe you need help paying a utility bill. Local health clinics may be able to provide medical and dental services at a reduced cost for those who qualify.   Dial 2-1-1 or go to the 211 website for local organizations that can help with these needs. 

For more information, search the Find Services, Groups & Events page on this website.

Every family and community in Texas has its own particular needs.  Keep on going, and do the best you can.  When you need a little help, don't be afraid to ask … it may be closer than you think.   Remember, most of us need help at some point and once you get what you need, you can help others with the information you’ve learned to find what they need.