COVID-19 Community Resources

Fort Worth folks are some of the best in the world, and they're 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.

 

Emergency Meals

6 Stones Mission Network

  • www.6stones.org
  • 817-868-7400
  • Offering emergency food and clothing assistance.

Beautiful Feet Ministries

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County

  • bgcgtc.org
  • 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, 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

  • broadwaybc.org/community-service-during-covid-19/
  • 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, City of Fort Worth 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.
  • 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

  • fpcfw.org
  • 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

Tim Love Catering

YMCA

  • ymcafw.org/events/ymca-in-the-news
  • 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 contact communications@ymcafw.org.
  • Monday & Wednesday from 4-6 P.M.
  • To comply with City recommendations, food will be distributed on Monday and Wednesday only. Pickup on Monday will be for 2 days (M/Tu) and pickup on Wednesday will be for 3 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

Christian Community Assistance

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

Community Crossroads

Community Link Food Pantry

  • communitylinkmission.org
  • 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 at communitylink.as.me/schedule.php
  • Must bring identification to the food pantry on the day of your appointment.
  • One visit per month allowed per household.

Community Storehouse

  • communitystorehouse.org
  • 817-431-3340
  • Provides weekly pantry resources, diapers, feminine hygiene products, dog and cat food.

Emergency Food Assistance Program

First Street Methodist Mission

  • fumcfw.org/mission
  • 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

  • fwhope.org
  • 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.
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Hope Farm

  • hopefarmfw.org/addressing-covid-19/
  • 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)

  • nicaagency.org/
  • 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

  • opbc.org
  • 817-738-4005
  • A food pantry and clothing is provided 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month.

Tarrant Area Food Bank Mobile Pantries

Western Hills United Methodist Church

  • westernhillsumc.org
  • 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

  • wfcoc.org
  • 817-246-8000
  • Food assistance to neighbors who reside in these zip codes: 76108, 76114, 76126, 76135.

United Community Centers

  • www.unitedcommunitycenters.org
  • 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


Rent Utilities

Allstate Insurance

  • allstate.com/covid.aspx
  • Call your agent or 1-800-255-7828
  • Auto, home and powersport insurance customers facing financial challenges can request a special payment plan that delays payments without penalty.

AT&T

  • about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html
  • 1-800-288-2020 or 611
  • Offering internet access for qualifying limited-income households at $10/month who enroll in their "Access from AT&T" program.
  • Automatically waiving home Internet data overage charges for AT&T Internet customers through September 30. New and existing AT&T FiberSM and AT&T Internet customers can use unlimited data and won’t see overage charges on their home Internet bill through September 30.

Charter Spectrum

  • corporate.charter.com
  • 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)

  • fortworthtexas.gov/cap/
  • 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

  • corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
  • 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

  • fortworthtexas.gov/water
  • 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

  • reliant.com/
  • 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

  • 817-923-0486
  • Servicing these zip codes: 76104, 76109, 76110

Tarrant County Department of Human Services

TXU Energy

  • txu.com/help-center/covid-19
  • 800-242-9113
  • Offering deferred payments and bill-payment assistance through its “TXU Energy Aid” program.

Verizon


Rent/Utilities Medical/Mental/Prescriptions

Beautiful Feet Ministries

  • thefeet.org/our-ministries/
  • 817-536-0505
  • Medical clinic open Wednesdays at 9:15a.m. Dentist will see patients and perform tooth extractions Fridays starting at 8a.m.

Cancer Care Services

  • CancerCareServices.org
  • 817-921-0653
  • Providing assistance funds for those impacted by cancer (patient, caregiver, and survivor

Sign up at 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

  • gillchildrens.org
  • 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 at: gillchildrens.org/apply

Here for 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.

iCare

  • 972-525-8181
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Mental health support and crisis care.

Lena Pope Help Line

  • lenapope.org
  • 817-255-2652
  • Counseling services available for children and families in need of emotional, behavioral and mental health support.

My Health My Resources (MHMR)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

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.

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.

Remedy - Urgent Care at Home

  • myremedy.com
  • Provides video visits and house calls by advanced practice nurse.

US 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 at txabusehotline.org and you will receive a response within 24 hours.

Veterans Crisis Line

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


Transportation

Catholic Charities Fort Worth

  • catholiccharitiesfortworth.org/transportation/
  • 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

  • midcitiescarecorps.org
  • 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.


Multiple Resources

211

  • unitedway.org/coronavirus
  • 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

  • www.tarrantcountyadrc.org
  • 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

  • thefeet.org/our-ministries/
  • 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

  • catholiccharitiesfortworth.org/
  • 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

  • canetwork.org/home
  • 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

  • drc-solutions.org
  • 817-810-9797
  • Provides housing placement for the homeless, assistance with securing ID cards and securing social security cards.

Find Help (Aunt Bertha)

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

First Street Mission Ministries

  • fumcfw.org/mission/
  • 817- 335-6080
  • Provides emergency food, clothing, infant formula, limited financial assistance, and case management.

Goodwill

Presbyterian Night Shelter

SafeHaven of Tarrant County

  • safehaventc.org/
  • 877-701-7233
  • Food, shelter, child care and domestic-violence assistance.

Salvation Army

Senator Jane Nelson

  • senate.texas.gov/member.php?d=12
  • 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

  • sscofc.org
  • 817-923-8276
  • Food distribution, emergency assistance and spiritual support.

United Way Tarrant County

  • unitedway.org/coronavirus/
  • Call 211
  • Connects individuals to community organizations or government agencies for assistance. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Education/Parenting

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County

  • 817-834-4711
  • Free Distance Learning Resources
  • Back2Basics program offers learning centers and other school day resources for students K-12. Call for locations.
  • Monday-Friday, 7:30a.m.-6p.m., through Friday, Oct. 9.

Cook Children's Child Help

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

FIND!

  • find.bestplace4kids.com/families
  • Provides child care for working parents employed at essential businesses during the Tarrant County community response to the COVID-19 emergency.

Fort Worth ISD

  • fwisd.org/covid19
  • Online academic instruction, learning at home resources and meal to go locations.

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 (MHMR)

  • helpmegrownorthtexas.org
  • 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 0-6.

HomeWell Care Services & Griffyn Ink Publishing

National Parent Helpline

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

The Parenting Center

  • theparentingcenter.org/services/pal/
  • 817-332-6399
  • Free, confidential telephone line for concerned parents/caregivers with questions about raising children. Monday through Friday from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tarrant County Child Care Task Force

 

COVID-19 Assistance Brochures(PDF, 3MB)