KAUFMAN COUNTY COVID-19 RESOURCE LIST

Below are a list of resources for those affected by COVID-19. 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
Services Offered: online AA meetings
https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/options-for-meeting-online

American Addiction Centers
Services Offered: virtual support meetings
https://americanaddictioncenters.org/virtual-meetings

AddictionCenter
Services Offered: Treatment resources
https://www.addictioncenter.com/Covid-19/


Children & Family Resources

YMCA of Dallas
Services Offered: child care for first responders, medical professionals, government officials, and essential workers
https://www.ymcadallas.org/locations/school_age_services/emergency-ymca-childcare


Employment

Texas Workforce
Services Offered: Unemployment benefits
https://www.twc.texas.gov/news/covid-19-resources-job-seekers

City of Forney Economic Development
https://forneytexasedc.org/covid19
Click on link for a PDF listing of companies that are hiring in Forney


Taxes/Economic Stimulus Checks

Federal Government
Services Offered: economic impact payments – see links for details
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know
Social Security recipients – https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm967

IRS
Services Offered: Status of Economic Impact Payment
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment


Food

Healthy and Human Services (SNAP)
Services Offered: SNAP, TANF & Medicaid
https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2020/03/hhs-encourages-texans-apply-online-benefits

WIC
Services Offered: nutrition program for pregnant, breastfeeding women and families with children younger than 5 (currently available with no walk-in appointments)
https://texaswic.org/

Food Assistance through Schools
Services Offered: student lunches and some breakfasts
Contact your school district

Senior Connect
Services Offered: frozen meals delivered to doorstep for Kaufman County residents age 60+ in need of meals
nohungrysenior.org

The Center – Kaufman
Services Offered: food pantry and resource center (open Tuesday & Thursday 9am – 12noon)
thecenterkaufman.org

First United Methodist Church – Mabank (501 S. 3rd St., Mabank)
Services Offered: food pantry for all areas, first Thursday of each month
https://www.fumcmabank.com/

Mabank Area Good Samaritans (405 W. Walnut, Mabank)
Services Offered: food pantry for Mabank & Gun Barrel City, Monday-Friday 9:30am-11am

Share Center (102 Jones, Terrell)
Services Offered: food pantry Wed 9am-11:30am, Thurs 9am-11am & 12:15-3:30pm (drive thru service)
terrellsharecenter.org

First United Methodist Church – Kemp (304 E. 9th St, Kemp)
Services Offered: food pantry for Kemp ISD 3rd Tues of each month 6:30-8:30pm
kempumc.org

Forney Food Pantry (222 Industrial Dr, Forney)
Services Offered: food pantry for Forney, Crandall, & Talty Wed. 9am-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/forneyfoodpantry/

Faith At Work Ministries (Mabank Pavillion)
Services Offered: food pantry for Mabank & Cedar Creek Lake area, Sundays 10am – 12:30pm (drive thru service)
https://www.facebook.com/faithatworkministries/

God’s Grace Food Pantry (Kemp)
Services Offered: food pantry for Kemp area (message for an appointment to pick up food)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/291811730957170/


Health (Physical & Mental)

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority – Mental Health Support Line
Services Offered: dedicated mental health support line specifically for COVID-19 related stress & anxiety
https://ntbha.org/resources/othercommunityresources/

Health & Human Services – Medicaid
Services Offered: medical insurance (and food stamps)
https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2020/03/hhs-encourages-texans-apply-online-benefits

Alzheimer’s Association
Services Offered: dementia/Alzheimer’s-related 24/7 hotline or resources on website
http://www.alz.org/crf
Services Offered: tele-support groups
http://www.alz.org/dallasnewtexas

Mental Health First Aid
Services Offered: resource page
https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2020/03/how-to-care-for-yourself-while-practicing-physical-distancing/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT1RabVpESTVaR0prTTJFeSIsInQiOiJXS1hHTVJrcVRzT1wvOXJidWpydFJqeVd0S2RLYXZ6U1VzWG9iWlNScmY0VGlxQ0RRcEtRdGxIY3NUSVwvQnZRaTVndm10Rk9ZekljbUliZ2oxNVl4b0pSVTZhOTNvVDZoaFwvc1BkNm9iNGtIdXhvZGR6TmY0UUg4a1pCbUIzVlwvZTcifQ%3D%3D

Mental Health Help and Fact Sheets
Services Offered: helpful info to manage stress for public and for healthcare providers
https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/services/health/covid19-stress-tips.pdf Screen reader support enabled.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Services Offered: COVID-19 resource and information guide
https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf


Legal

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Services Offered: legal services for low-income and indigent population
https://internet.lanwt.org/en-us
YouTube video regarding Texas Eviction laws during COVID-19 below:


Public Services

National Council on Aging
Services Offered: links to many helpful resources for aging
https://www.ncoa.org/

2-1-1 Texas
Services Offered: find assistance for a variety of programs
www.211texas.org


Housing & Utilities

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority – Tenant Based Rental Assistance
Services Offered: COVID-19 tenant-based rental assistance
Housing Help Line: (469) 840-4553
https://ntbha.org/services/

Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas
Services Offered: financial assistance for Texans (essentials like food, rent, & utilities during time of crisis)
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
https://www.masonichometx.org/ (click link for application at top of page)

Catholic Charities Dallas
Services Offered: emergency assistance for partial rent and utility assistance
http://ccdallas.org

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 emplyees, or other tenants.
https://www.txcourts.gov/media/1446203/209045.pdf

Trinity Valley Electric Coop (TVEC)
Services Offered: power disconnections suspended
https://www.tvec.net/march-18-tvec-suspends-power-disconnection-for-members/

Gastonia Scurry SUD
Services Offered: late fees waived and water disconnect suspended
https://www.gssud.com/

CenturyLink
Services Offered: 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
https://news.centurylink.com/fccpledge

Greater East Texas Community Action Program
https://get-cap.org/
Utility assistance


Transit

StarTransit
Services Offered: public transportation
Updates: 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.
https://www.startransit.org/alerts/service-alert/