COVID-19 Community Resources

Fort Worth residents are always eager to lend a helping hand during difficult times. It's no different during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Fort Worth neighbors are encouraged to call 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, to be connected to a comprehensive list of community services. The Community Engagement Office has also compiled a list of groups willing to provide additional assistance during this time. Some of the groups are faith-based, while others are area agencies that are accustomed to helping others.

To add your organization, email the Community Engagement Office at engagement@fortworthtexas.gov. Please call ahead to ensure services and hours of operation.

Please note: The information below is for community resources. Resources for businesses and small business owners is available on the COVID-19 Business Resources page. Please contact the individual community resource for the status of their current programming and ability to help.

 

Education/Parenting

Cook Children's Child Help

  • 1-800-422-4453
  • 24 hours; 7days a week
  • Confidential support to help with the stresses of parenting.

FIND!

  • Visit their website.
  • Provides child care for working parents employed at essential businesses during the Tarrant County community response to the COVID-19 emergency.

Fort Worth ISD

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

  • YouTube channel engages people from around the world with videos for all age groups
  • YouDiscovery Lab Online, Omni Films, age appropriate projects and educational videos.

Fort Worth Public Library

Fort Worth Zoo

  • Hosts Facebook Live events with animal keepers showing and talking about the zoo animals.

Goodwill

  • FREE virtual digital skills training.
  • Job Resource Center – includes resume writing and interview skills.

Help Me Grow program

  • Visit their website.
  • Provides families of young children assistance in navigating resources for their specific needs. For example: Early Childhood Intervention or child care resources. Free support for families of children aged 0-6.

HomeWell Care Services & Griffyn Ink Publishing

  • Visit their website.
  • A free collection of eBooks for senior adults who are in isolation in various communities, facilities or in their homes.

National Parent Helpline

  • 1-855-4-A-PARENT or 1-855-427-2736

The Parenting Center

  • Visit their website.
  • (817) 332-6399
  • Free, confidential telephone line for concerned parents/caregivers with questions about raising children. Monday through Friday from 12 to 3 p.m.

Tarrant County Child Care Task Force

 

Emergency Meals

6 Stones Mission Network

Beautiful Feet Ministries

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-536-0505
  • Providing sack lunches, dog and cat food
  • 7 days a week 9:15-11 a.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County

  • Visit their website.
  • Meals available to any child ages 18 years or younger (membership not required). Meals will be distributed as long as food supplies last. Each car is eligible to receive individually packaged meals and snacks as available to the organization.
  • Weekly at-home learning resources provided with each meal.
  • For more information or questions contact LaToyia Greyer via email LGreyer@bgcgtc.org.
  • Curbside meal distribution will occur Monday - Friday from 4 – 6 p.m.
    • Eastside Branch, 4651 Ramey Ave.
    • Martin Branch, 3123 Avenue G
    • NFW Branch, 2000 Ellis Ave.
    • Panther Branch 1500 Hemphill

Broadway Baptist Church

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-336-5761
  • Curbside pick-up for bagged groceries and sack lunches. Available during these hours:
    • Mondays: 9 - 11:45 am - Groceries Only
    • Tuesdays: 9 - 11:45 a.m. - Groceries/Sack Lunches
    • Wednesdays: 9 - 10:30 a.m. - Groceries Only
    • Thursdays: 9 - 10:30 a.m. - Groceries/Sack Lunches
    • Fridays: 9 - 11:45 a.m. - Groceries/Sack Lunches

City of Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department, Neighborhood Services Department, Food for Good and Tarrant Area Food Bank

  • Free afternoon meals for children ages 1-18.
  • Children must be present in the vehicle when meals are picked up.
  • Meals are available each day 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., while supplies last.
  • Contact an individual center for current program update.
  • Meals will consist of a cold meal with milk and will be available on a first come, first served basis in a drive-through or pick-up format at these City of Fort Worth community center locations:
    • Como Community Center, 4660 Horne St.
    • Eugene McCray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.
    • Fire Station Community Center, 1601 Lipscomb St.
    • Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.
    • Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.
    • Highland Hills Community Center, 1600 Glasgow Rd.
    • Hillside Community Center, 1201 East Maddox Ave.
    • North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.
    • Northside Community Center, 1100 N.W. 18th St.
    • R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd.
    • Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale St.
    • Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.
    • Sycamore Community Center, 2525 E. Rosedale St.
    • Thomas Place Community Center, 4237 Lafayette Ave.
    • Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.

Community Crossroads- First HAND Ministry

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-921-3955
  • Distributing groceries Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Distributing sack lunches to go Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Distributing dinner to-go Wednesdays from 6 - 7 p.m.

Meals On Wheels, Inc of Tarrant County

Sixty and Better

  • Visit their website.
  • Call (817) 413-4949 or email.
  • Sixty and Better delivered meals to participants at their homes because of activity center closures.

Tim Love Catering

YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

  • Visit their website.
  • In partnership with local vendors, the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth will be providing Grab & Go meals to students in our community while schools are closed due to COVID-19. For questions, please email.
  • Monday & Wednesday from 4-6 p.m.
  • To comply with city recommendations, food will be distributed on Mondays and Wednesdays only. Pickup on Mondays will be for two days (M/Tu) and pickup on Wednesdays will be for three days (W/Th/F):
    • Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA, 512 Lamar Street
    • Eastside YMCA, 1500 Sandy Lane
    • William M. McDonald YMCA, 2701 Moresby Street
    • YMCA Sports Complex, 4320 Altamesa Boulevard

 

Food Pantries

Beautiful Feet Ministries

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-536-0505
  • Providing sack lunches, dog and cat food.
  • 7 days a week 9:15-11 a.m.

Christian Community Assistance

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-921-9622
  • Offering food assistance. Please call Monday or Friday for an appointment for drive up service.

Community Crossroads

Community Link Food Pantry

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-847-4554
  • Provides drive-through groceries.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Request that all clients not leave their car to maintain social distancing.
  • Must schedule an appointment ahead of time.
  • Must bring identification to the food pantry on the day of your appointment.
  • One visit per month allowed per household.

Community Storehouse

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-431-3340
  • Provides weekly pantry resources, diapers, feminine hygiene products, dog and cat food.

Emergency Food Assistance Program

  • Visit their website.
  • A federal program that help supplement the diets of all low-income residents.

First Street Methodist Mission

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-335-6080
  • Provides grocery services for families and individuals with a residence.
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Please bring the following documentation:
    • Picture identification for all adults in the household.
    • One of the following for Proof of Residency that is 30 days old or less: Rent receipt with landlord’s telephone number, electric, water or gas bill.

Fort Worth Hope Center

  • Visit the website.
  • 817-451-6288
  • Providing food assistance and toiletries for families living in Tarrant County.
  • Monday – Thursdays and Friday 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Bring documentation with name and current address.

Hope Farm

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-926-4747
  • HOPE Farm is accepting new clients for the Southside campus, located at 865 E Ramsey Ave. and the Como Campus, located at 5532 Shiloh Dr.
  • Current clients during the COVID-19 are eligible to receive hot dinner deliveries, dry good boxes and technology deliveries.

Little Free Pantry

  • Contact Mike at 703-989-3705.
  • Neighbors from the Sunset Heights NA have created a Little Free Pantry on the corner of Bonnell and Eldridge with dried and canned foods, toiletries and baby supplies. This is a 100% community effort to help neighbors in need! Currently boxing family boxes – please call ahead!

Northside Inter-Community Agency (NICA)

  • Visit their website.
  • Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Operates a self-service food pantry.

Olive Place Baptist Church

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-738-4005
  • A food pantry and clothing is provided 9 a.m.-noon on the second Saturday of each month.

Tarrant Area Food Bank Mobile Pantries

Western Hills United Methodist Church

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-244-1153
  • Provides non-perishable food items to residents of ZIP codes 76116 and 76108.
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 9-11 a.m

West Freeway Church of Christ

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-246-8000
  • Food assistance to neighbors who reside in these zip codes: 76108, 76114, 76126 and 76135.

United Community Centers

  • Visit their website.
  • Wesley UCC
    • 3600 N. Crump
    • Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • 817-625-8205
  • Bethlehem UCC
    • 951 Evans Avenue
    • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • 817-332-7911
  • Polytechnic UCC
    • 3100 Avenue I
    • Monday, Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • 817-531-2803


Medical/Mental/Prescriptions/Safety

Beautiful Feet Ministries

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-536-0505
  • Medical clinic open Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. Dentist will see patients and perform tooth extractions Fridays starting at 8 a.m.

Cancer Care Services

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-921-0653
  • Providing assistance funds for those impacted by cancer (patients, caregivers and survivors).

CVS online

  • Free home delivery of prescription medications and everyday essentials.
  • Controlled substances and medications that require refrigeration cannot be delivered to most locations at this time. Other drug exclusions may apply.
  • Sign up at CVS online.

Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1-877-701-SAFE (7233)
  • Safe Haven of Tarrant County’s 24-hour (English/Spanish) crisis intervention, information and referrals.

Gill Children's Services (GCS)

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-332-5070
  • May provide funding directly to providers for medical, dental, educational, psychological or physical services.
  • Child must be under 18 years of age, live in Tarrant County and GCS must be their last resort.
  • Apply online.

My Health My Resources (MHMR) iCare

  • Visit their website. 
  • 817-335-3022 (call or text)
  • 24/7 Crisis Call Line for people who need someone to talk to about their mental health. Callers do not need insurance and services are free.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • Visit their website.
  • (512) 693-2000
  • Online support groups for people living with a mental health condition and family members and caregivers in Texas.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 1-800-273-TALK 24/7
  • Free and confidential nationwide network of crisis centers.

Optum RX

  • 866-343-6892
  • 24/7 free emotional Support Help Line for anyone experiencing anxiety or stress.

Remedy - Urgent Care at Home

Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Line

  • 833-986-1919
  • 24 hours; 7 days a week
  • Texas Health & Human Services Mental health support and crisis care.

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Abuse Hotline

  • 1-800-252-5400
  • Toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week, nationwide.
  • Report Child Abuse through by phone or their secure website and you will receive a response within 24 hours.

Texas Mental Health Navigation Line

  • 972-525-8181
  • Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • A free helpline offering information about mental health and addiction resources. Assistance is available in Spanish.

Veterans Crisis Line

  • 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • Chat online.
  • Text 838255
  • Veterans and their loved ones in crisis can receive support from trained responders.


Transportation

Catholic Charities Fort Worth

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-336-8714
  • Providing transportation in Tarrant County. Transportation will not be provided if patient is visiting clinic for COVID-19 testing or is a confirmed COVID-19 case. Please call ahead in order to accommodate.

Mid-Cities Care Corp

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-282-0531
  • Provides transportation for health care appointments for seniors 65 and older or 60 with a disability in the 11 communities served.
  • Call Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, for more information.


Utilities

Charter Spectrum

  • Visit their website.
  • 1-844-488-8395
  • Charter will keep Spectrum WiFi hotspots across its footprint open for public use during this time-period and as always, does not impose data caps or hidden fees.

City of Fort Worth Community Action Partners (CAP)

  • Visit their web page.
  • 817-392-5720
  • For electric, gas or propane utility bill assistance and rental assistance.
  • Applications may be downloaded and mailed in or submitted online

Comcast

  • Visit their website.
  • 1-855-846-8376 for English
  • 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish
  • Through the end of the year, eligible new customers can sign up to receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, a program that assists low-income families.

Fort Worth Water Department

  • Visit their web page.
  • 817-392-4477
  • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., excluding city holidays.
  • Fort Worth water utility customer service representatives stand ready to assist customers with setting up payment plans.

Reliant Energy

  • Visit their website.
  • 1-866-RELIANT
  • If you’ve been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, contact Reliant 24/7 to learn about CARE program, payment extensions, deferred payment plans and disconnection protection.

South Central Alliance of Churches

Tarrant County Department of Human Services

TXU Energy

  • Visit their website.
  • 800-242-9113
  • Offering deferred payments and bill-payment assistance through its “TXU Energy Aid” program.

Verizon


Multiple Resources

211 (United Way of Tarrant County)

  • Visit their website.
  • Call 211
  • Connects individuals to community organizations or government agencies for assistance. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Aging and Disability Resource Center

  • Visit their website.
  • 855-937-2372
  • 300 Circle Drive 76119
  • The center provides information and referrals to services and serves as an application point for some state and federally-funded services for this population. There is no charge for these services.
  • Serves 60 and older

Beautiful Feet Ministries

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-536-0505
  • Providing sack lunches, dog and cat food 7 days a week 9:15-11 a.m.
  • Medical clinic open Wednesdays at 9:15a.m. Dentist will see patients and perform tooth extractions Fridays starting at 8a.m.

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-534-0814
  • Provides community connections, information and referrals to families in person and over the phone.
  • Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. -5 p.m.

Cornerstone Assistance Network

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-632-6000
  • Provides emergency food, clothing and home goods to low income neighbors of all ages.
  • Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DRC Solutions

  • Visit their website.
  • 817-810-9797
  • Provides housing placement for the homeless, assistance with securing ID cards and securing social security cards.

Find Help (Aunt Bertha)

  • Visit their website.
  • Search by zip code for free or reduced cost services in food, housing, goods, transit, health, money, care, education, work and legal assistance.

First Street Mission Ministries

  • Visit their website.
  • 817- 335-6080
  • Provides emergency food, clothing, infant formula, limited financial assistance and case management.

Goodwill

Presbyterian Night Shelter

Safe Haven of Tarrant County

Salvation Army

State Senator Jane Nelson

  • Visit her website.
  • 817-424-3446
  • Support for assistance and information from state agencies
  • Must leave message for a call back including: name, address and phone number.

Southside Church of Christ

COVID-19 Assistance Brochures(PDF, 3MB)