Resources for Citizens
Following is a list of resources that may be helpful for you or someone you know. We will make every effort to keep the page current. If you encounter a problem or want to make us aware of other available resources, please email email@example.com.
Texas Rent Relief Program
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is launching a statewide COVID-19 Rental Relief Program making emergency funds available to help Texas renters pay rent and utility bills (including past due rent and utilities). TDHCA will begin accepting applications from landlords and tenants on February 15, 2021 at 8 a.m. To apply, visit https://texasrentrelief.com/.
Emergency Food, Housing, and Health Services
211 Texas (or call 211)
Atmos Energy Bill Payment Assistance: 888-286-6700
Childcare Associates: 817-838-0055
Federal Grant for Senior Citizen Meals
Meals on Wheels: 817-336-0912
Presbyterian Night Shelter: 817-632-7400
Tarrant Area Food Bank: 817-857-7100
Tarrant County assistance for low-income renters
Tarrant County Homeless Coalition: 817-509-3635
Tarrant County Dept. of Human Services financial assistance
Tarrant County Public Health COVID-10 hotline: 817-248-6299
YMCA free grab-n-go meals
NOTE: Tarrant County Public Health generally does not test individuals for COVID-19. If you think you have been infected, please contact a physician, an urgent care clinic, or other medical facility first.
Medications and Insurance
FamilyWize Discount Prescription Drugs
CVS and Walgreen’s pharmacies are providing free delivery of prescription drugs, please contact the store directly for details.
Health Information, Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP): 800-252-9240
Parents and Children
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tips on managing stress for you and your family and ways to support your children.
Fort Worth ISD “meals to go” program for students
Fort Worth ISD information on learning at home
Healthy Children tips to help keep calm at home
Healthy Children tips for caring for a new baby during COVID-19
School Services Resource Locator
Texas Youth Helpline assistance for teens or parents of teens: 800-989-6884 or text 512-872-5777
TWC Supplemental Childcare Assistance for Essential Workers
Child Help confidential support for stressed parents: 800-422-4453
Cook Children’s Medical Center information for parents with a child who is infected with COVID-19
Concerns about Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
SafeHaven of Tarrant County Hotline: 877-801-7233
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 (TTY 800-787-3224)
To report suspected child abuse, call the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, call 800-252-5400, 24 hours daily.
Benbrook Public Safety Teams
Benbrook Police Department non-emergency: 817-249-1610
Benbrook Fire Department and Emergency Services: 249-1727
Benbrook City Hall: 817-249-3000 (staffed only during regular business hours)