Our mission is to build a bridge between racial, cultural, educational, and economic divisions within the community.
Our Client Choice Pantry serves Washington County (Texas) residents who qualify through the Texas Commodity Assistance Program. The below income guidelines remain effective through June 30, 2024.
Number of household members = 1; income should not exceed $26,973 (annually), $2,248 (monthly) or $519 (weekly)
Number of household members = 2; income should not exceed $36,482 (annually), $3,041 (monthly) or $702 (weekly)
Number of household members = 3; income should not exceed $45,991 (annually), $3,833 (monthly) or $885 (weekly)
Number of household members = 4; income should not exceed $55,500 (annually), $4,625 (monthly) or $1,068 (weekly)
Number of household members = 5; income should not exceed $65,009 (annually), $5,418 (monthly) or $1,251 (weekly)
Number of household members = 6; income should not exceed $74,518 (annually), $6,210 (monthly) or $1,434 (weekly)
Number of household members = 7; income should not exceed $84,027 (annually), $7,003 (monthly) or $1,616 (weekly)
Number of household members = 8; income should not exceed $93,536 (annually), $7,795 (monthly) or $1,799 (weekly)
For each additional person, add $9,509 (annually), $793 (monthly) or $183 (weekly).
Use your gross income to determine eligibility. Farmers and self-employed households qualify based on net income (total income minus expenses). A household with unexpected and unavoidable expenses of a household crisis may qualify for temporary, emergency food assistance without regard to the household's gross or net income.
Other ways to qualify include individuals who are receiving one or more of the following types of assistance: Temporary Assistance To Needy Families (TANF / AFDC), SNAP (Food Stamps), SSI, Medicaid, CHIP or WIC. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Utilice la cantida de ingresos para determinar su elegibilidad. Los agricultores y los hogares autónomos califican Sobre el ingreso neto (ingreso total menos gastos). Un hogar con inesperado e inevitable gastos de una crisis familiar pueden calificar para ayuda alimentaria de emergencia sin consideración a la cantida de ingresos o netos del hogar. Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades.
Brazos Transit District can assist with transportation to doctor appointments or the grocery store. This is not a free service but they do offer discounts for seniors and the disabled. Their phone number is 979-778-4480 and their website is btd.org.
FAITH MISSION and HELP CENTER INC.
The Faith Mission provides non-emergency health services, medication and counseling services to those on the economic margins within Washington County. For those seeking assistance meeting the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, utility or rent assistance, it is first necessary to appear in person at the Faith Mission Service Center located at 500 E. Academy Street in Brenham, TX. For information, call 979-830-1488 or visit https://faithmission.us.
RENT OR UTILITY ASSISTANCE
On the third Tuesday of each month, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., representatives from the Brazos Valley Food Bank will be on site at 601 North Main to provide no cost application assistance for social services. They also can connect you with local resources for employment assistance, housing and rental assistance, utility assistance, and more. You are welcome to just stop by, or make an appointment in advance to ensure you are bringing the required documentation.
For more information, contact:
Mellissa Roy, BVFB Referral Assistance Coordinator, at 979-779-3663, ext. 105 or MellissaR@bvfb.org.
RURAL LEGAL AID CLINICS
In rural centers across the state, TLSC hosts legal clinics once a month. Our attorneys can advise on family law issues. Family law issues involve family relationships — like divorce, child custody, visitation rights, paternity, and name changes. The Washington County Legal Aid Clinic is held at the Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library, 100 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, Brenham, TX 77833, 979-337-7201. For information, or if you're not sure about your eligibility, please register for the next clinic by visiting https://www.tlsc.org/brenham.
TEXAS WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM
The Texas Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) assists with the weatherization of the homes of low-income elderly and disabled adults and families. Applicants must own their own homes, or have a mortgage, and meet certain income requirements. Call 979-337-3370 and Burton Bridge Ministry will mail you a paper application.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Washington County Habitat for Humanity anticipates opening its application process again in January. The committee will select a family based on need, the ability to repay a mortgage, and the willingness to properly maintain the property. No profit is made on the sale of the house and no interest is charged on the mortgage. Visit wchh.org.
Burton Bridge Ministry will explore whether your circumstances qualify you for an accessibility ramp through our Helping Hands program, or whether the Texas Ramp Project can assist. We do ask that the homeowner contribute to the project through labor or the cost of materials, when possible. Call 979-337-3370 and we will mail you a paper application.
Do you have trouble hearing on the phone? Do you keep asking people to repeat themselves? If so, you may be eligible for no-cost telephone captioning from CaptionCall. For information, call Karen Peebles at 512-650-0669 and use promo code 1615543. For more information about this service, visit CaptionCall.com.
We understand if circumstances have changed and you might find yourself without shelter. Twin City Mission's The Shelter for Hope is at 410 South Randolph Avenue in Bryan. Their phone number is 979-822-1492.
Tri-County 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-659-6994
Veterans Hotline: 936-446-9195
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
English: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Text “START” to 741741
National AIDS Hotline:
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
Domestic and Sexual Abuse Hotline:
1-800-256-0551 (Domestic violence)
1-800-256-0661 (Rape Crisis)
1-800-799-7233 National Hotline
Covenant House NineLine (Youth Crisis Services): Bilingual: 1-800-999-9999
Crisis Intervention of Houston: 1-832-416-1177
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): 1-800-656-4673
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin: 1-800-662-4357
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
TEXT “BeFree” to 233733
National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929
2-1-1 Local Disaster Assistance
9-1-1 Local Fire, Police & EMS