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24th Judicial Dist Community Supervision and                  If it is an emergency, call your local police department.
Corrections Dept                                              They can ensure the immediate safety of a child and get
205 N. Bridge St., Suite 201                                  medical attention if needed. Then call your state or local
Victoria, TX 77901                                            child abuse hotline. Unfortunately, it is not always
                                                              enough to report only to local authorities. Always call
Phone: (361) 575-0201                                         the national hotline as a precaution.
Fax:(361) 575-9554
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                 Remember:
Eligibility Requirements: Adults -- Upon sentencing           Suspicion of abuse is all that is necessary to file a report.
for a criminal offense.
Fees: As determined by the courts                             Your information can be given anonymously
Intake procedure: Call for information                        You will be asked to describe your concerns about the
Community supervision is the placement of a defendant         child and it will be helpful, but not mandatory, if you
by a Court under a continuum of programs and sanctions        can provide:
with conditions imposed by the Court for a specified          The child's name
period. The mission of community supervision is to
ensure public safety.                                         Age
                                                              Address
2nd 25th Judicial Dist. Comm. Supervision &
                                                              Gender
Corrections
109 N. LaGrange St.                                           School attended (if possible)
Hallettsville, TX 77964                                       Names of parents
Phone: (361) 798-3714                                         License plate (if occurred in a vehicle)
Phone: (361) 798-4353
Fax:(361) 798-5904                                            Both the reporting party and the child who is allegedly
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm                    being abused must reside in the same state for the
Eligibility Requirements: Court ordered                       following state numbers to be valid....
Fees: Private pay                                             STOP! If you feel your situation is an emergency, please
Intake procedure: Referral                                    contact 911 or your local emergency hotline.
Provides supervision to offenders placed on probation         To report elderly abuse or neglect, call 1-800-252-5400
by the courts. Serve both adult and juvenile offenders.       or use our secure website:
Programs provided include sex offenders, mental health        http://www.txabusehotline.org
caseload, community service restitution, placement in
intermediate sanctions facility, and educational, in-
                                                              Accolade Home Care
patient and out-patient substance abuse services.
                                                              318 E. Morris
                                                              Yoakum, TX 77995
Abuse Hotline
701 W. 51st Street                                            Phone: (361) 293-2378
Austin, TX 78751                                              Phone: (800) 876-4317
                                                              Fax:(361) 293-5965
Phone: (800) 252-5400                                         Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (888) 580-4357                                         Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Web: www.txabusehotline.org                                   Fees: Medicare, Private Pay
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm; Hotline answered               Intake procedure: Call or walk-in; Referral
24/7
Eligibility Requirements: Persons who need to report          Skilled licensed nursing care. Home Health Aide
abuse                                                         including personal care, nursing procedures such as
Fees: None                                                    wound care, injections, catheter care, and IV therapy,
Intake procedure: Call for Information                        development of individual health care plans,
                                                              professional speech, telemonitoring, physical therapy,
                                                              and occupational therapy. Other service includes
                                                              Lifeline monitoring services.
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Accolade Hospice                                              Physical Therapy, Home Health Aide, Occupational
222 W. Grand                                                  Therapy, Speech Therapy, Medical Equipment and
Yoakum, TX 77995                                              Supplies.
Phone: (361) 293-9099
                                                              Advanced Home Health Services
Phone: (877) 293-9099
                                                              102 S. Lavaca
Fax:(361) 293-9098
                                                              Moulton, TX 77975
Web: www.accoladehospice.com
Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm; on call nurse 24/7             Phone: (361) 596-8161
Eligibility Requirements: Life expectancy is 6 months         Phone: (800) 848-0646
or less with Doctor's prognosis                               Fax:(361) 596-8163
Fees: Call For Information                                    Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Intake procedure: Call for Information                        Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                              Fees: Medicaid/Medicare, private pay, private
Designed to provide comfort and support to patients and
                                                              insurance, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workman's Comp
their families when a life-limiting illness no longer
                                                              Intake procedure: Walk-in or Physician referrals
responds to curative treatments.
                                                              A locally owned and operated company, we are
Adopt A Pet                                                   committed to providing quality care, consistently and
8215 Houston Highway                                          affordable. Medicare covers 100% of your nursing
Victoria, TX 77901                                            services. Skilled Nursing, Medical Social Worker,
                                                              Physical Therapy, Home Health Aide, Occupational
Phone: (361) 575-7387
                                                              Therapy, Speech Therapy, Medical Equipment and
Fax:(361) 578-7840
                                                              Supplies.
Web: www.adoptpet.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00am-5:30pm, Sat, 10:00am-
                                                              Affectionate Arms Adult Day Care
4:00pm
                                                              3802 John Stockbauer
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                              Victoria, TX 77904
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                        Phone: (361) 578-9067
                                                              Fax:(361) 578-9088
Low cost vet clinic the 2nd Saturday of each month
                                                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm
from 11-3pm. Normal vet clinic hours are Tues, Wed,
                                                              Eligibility Requirements: Medical Diagnosis
Thurs. of each week from 10am-2pm.
                                                              Fees: Medicaid;Private pay
No-kill facility. Educational outreaches in the               Intake procedure: Walk in; Call for appointment;
community and schools. Offers volunteer opportunities.        Texas Department of Human Services referral; Doctor
                                                              Referral or any other type of referral
Advanced Health Services - Victoria                           To provide a safe, stimulating environment for adults
3908 John Stockbauer Ste. C                                   who need daytime health care and social services. The
Victoria, TX 77901                                            program offers families a rest from the full time
Phone: (361) 576-5212                                         responsibility of caregiving. To provide Respite for the
Phone: (800) 587-3657                                         caregiver, we offer medical supervision, nursing care
Fax:(361) 576-5113                                            (including medication administration and health
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5: 00pm                                 assessment), personal care, rehabilitative nursing and
Eligibility Requirements: 18 years of age and older;          exercise, recreation, social services and referral,
Homebound                                                     educational programs and support services, breakfast,
Fees: Medicaid/Medicare, private pay, private                 hot noon meal and afternoon snack, transportation,
insurance                                                     gardening and family counseling. We offer games,
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in or fax                      including Bingo, outings, entertainment parties, and
                                                              crafts (qualified through Medicaid).
A locally owned and operated company, we are
committed to providing quality care, consistently and
affordable. Medicare covers 100% of your nursing
services. Skilled Nursing, Medical Social Worker,
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Al-Anon - Edna Serenity AFG                                 Park Avenue, 515 N. Main-First English Lutheran
216 W. Main                                                 Church office, Noon Tues, and Fri.12-1p
Edna, TX 77957                                              Victoria AFG, 202 Stanley-Christ The Victor Lutheran
Phone: (361) 782-6241                                       Church, 7PM Friday
Phone: (888) 425-2666                                       Serenity AFG, 216 Main-Edna, 6PM Monday
Hours: Mon, 8:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Adults and Teenagers              Cuero AFG, Grace Episcopal, Proctor Hall, 6PM
Fees: Donations accepted                                    Monday
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                           Serenity AFG, Parkway Church, 8PM Thursday
Helpline assistance and support group for families of       Beeville AFG, 715 N. St. Mary's St., 8PM Monday
alcohol abusers. Anonymous fellowship - no personal
information will be given out.                              Yoakum AFG, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 8PM
                                                            Wednesday
Meetings - Monday 8:00pm at First United Methodist
Church. For more information call Diane 361-782-6241.       Hallettsville AFG, Lavaca Medical Center, 8PM
                                                            Thursday
Al-Anon - Hallettsville AFG                                 Hallettsville AFG, Lavaca Medical Center, Noon
318 South La Grange                                         Saturday
Hallettsville, TX 77964
Phone: (361) 798-2219                                       Alamo Heights Baptist Church
Phone: (888) 425-2666                                       1604 W. Austin
Fax:(361) 576-3462                                          Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Hours: 8:00pm, Thurs; Noon, Saturday                        Phone: (361) 552-2532
Eligibility Requirements: All persons with desire for       Phone: (361) 552-5599
self help                                                   Fax:(361) 553-8422
Fees: Donations accepted                                    Hours: Varies
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                           Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Hepline assistance and support group for families of        Fees: $25 per unit of food
alcohol abusers. Anonymous fellowship - no personal         Intake procedure: Purchase two weeks prior to
information will be given out.                              distribution
Meetings - Thursday 8:00pm at Lavaca Medical Center.        Angel Food Program; $30 buys $50 to $75 worth of
For more information 361-798-2219                           groceries such as steaks, chicken, and other meats and
                                                            frozen foods; boxed dinners; frozen vegetables; french
Step Study - Saturday at Noon.                              fries; this program is for anyone. Orders must be placed
                                                            by the first Sunday of each month and picked up
Al-Anon - Victoria                                          between 9:00am-10:30am on a Sunday two weeks after
4011 Halsey                                                 last order date. Orders not picked up are considered
Victoria, TX 77901                                          contributions.
Phone: (361) 576-5908                                       Other locations for Angel Food Program are: Point
Phone: (888) 425-2666                                       Comfort First United Methodist Church, Port O'Connor
description for schedules and addresses                     at Fisherman's Chapel, Indianola First Baptist Church,
Eligibility Requirements: Adults and Teenagers              Seadrift First Baptist Church, CISD through the
Fees: Donations accepted                                    elementary schools.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
AL-Anon Meetings                                            Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series (ACTS)
                                                            3402 N. Main St.
Courage To Change, 4011 Halsey St., 8PM Sunday              Victoria, TX 77901
Keep Coming Back AFG, 704 N. Mallete-Holy Family            Phone: (361) 575-4905
Church Ed. Building, 7PM Tuesday                            Phone: (361) 573-4726
                                                            Fax:(361) 578-5361
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Hours: Varies; See Description                                    Palacios, 3rd & Main, 8PM Thursday, OD
Eligibility Requirements: Anyone
                                                                  Burning Desire Group, Cuero, 400 N. Esplanade, St.
Fees: Free
                                                                  Mark's Church, 8PM Friday, OD, NS
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                  Bay Group, 213 Austin, Port Lavaca, 7PM Spanish,
Alternative to Narcotics & Alcohol Anonymous,
                                                                  8PM Friday, OD
approved for probate duties. A 12 hour course in
helping individuals and families to take a look at holistic       Hallettsville, 1400 Texana, Noon Saturday, BB, NS
approach at drug & alcohol additives.                             Shiner Group, 519 N. Ave. D, Shiner Fire Station,
Meets each Monday night 7:30pm - 8:30pm at 3402                   Shiner, 8PM Saturday, Eat & SP
Main St. In addition to the drug education, personal              Port O'Connor, 5th & Jefferson, 8PM Saturday, OD, NS
development classes are offered on Thursday evenings
at 7:30pm, Sunday mornings at 10:00am, and Sunday                 SS = Step Study
evenings at 7:00pm. One-on-one counseling in                      SP = Speaker
available at no charge.
                                                                  TT = Steps/Traditions
Alcoholics Anonymous - Non-Victoria                               NS = Nonsmoking
2007 Lawndale Ave. # B
Victoria, TX 77901                                                MO = Men Only

Phone: (361) 788-4534                                             Bill = Bilingual
Phone: (361) 485-2763                                             CD = Closed Discussion
Fax:(361) 576-6557
Hours: See description-hours vary                                 BB = Big Book
Eligibility Requirements: All Persons                             GV = Grapevine
Fees: Donations accepted
Intake procedure: Call for information                            NC = No Cards Signed

Recovering alcoholics helping one another stay sober.             WO = Women Only

AA Meeting Schedule (Non-Victoria)                                OD = Open Discussion

Palacios, 3rd & Main, 3:30PM Sunday, OD
                                                                  Alcoholics Anonymous - Victoria
Yorktown, 234 Gohmert, corner of 6th, 8PM Sunday,                 6007-D N. Main
OD, NS                                                            Victoria, TX 77902
Burning Desire Group, 400 N. Esplanade, St. Mark's                Phone: (361) 788-4534
Church, Cuero, 8PM Monday, OD, BB, NS                             Hours: Sun-Sat, 12:00pm and 8:00pm; Also Mon, Wed,
Bay Group, 213 Austin, Port Lavaca, 7PM(Spanish)                  Fri at 5:30pm
Tuesday, OD                                                       Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                  Fees: None, donations are accepted
Edna, 102 W. Church, 8PM Tuesday, TT                              Intake procedure: Call; Walk-in
Goliad, 3572 Hwy. 59, Minnehulla Baptist Church,                  Recovering alcoholics helping one another stay sober.
8PM Tuesday, OD, NS
                                                                  AA Meeting Schedule:
Yoakum, 210 Schrimsche-Fellowship Hall, 8PM
Tuesday, OD                                                       Solution, 3804 N. Ben Jordan, Grace Presbyterian, Rm.
                                                                  103, 8:30 AM Sunday, BB, NS
Port Lavaca, Eagle Lodge, Hwy. 35, 8PM Wednesday,
OD, 1st Wed SS                                                    El Nueva Dia, 3502 Laurent, 2:00 PM Sunday, Span,
                                                                  BB, Smoking
Yorktown, 234 W. Gohmert, Corner of 6th, 8PM
Wednesday, OD, NS                                                 Airport Group, 4011 Halsey St., 8:00 PM Sunday, BB,
                                                                  CD, NS
Edna, 102 W. Church, 8PM Thursday, OD
                                                                  High Nooners, 401 Liberty, St. Mary's Church, Noon
Hallettsville, 1400 Texana, 8PM Thursday, CS, NS                  Monday, OD, NC, NS
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Main Stream, 4011 Halsey St., Noon Monday, SS, NS            Unity Group, 202 Stanley, Christ the Victor, Thursday
                                                             7:00 PM, OD, NS
Happy Hour, 3502 Laurent, Noon, 6 PM, 8 PM,
Monday, OD, Smoking                                          High Nooners, 401 Liberty, Noon Friday, OD, NS
Unity Group, 202 Stanley, Christ the Victor, Monday          Main Stream, 4011 Halsey St., Noon Friday, GV, NS
7:00 PM, OD, NS
                                                             Happy Hour, 3502 Laurent, Kid & Me location, Noon,
Hope Group, 4011 Halsey St., 8:00 PM Monday, OD,             6PM, 8PM Friday, OD, Smoking
NS
                                                             Airport, 4011 Halsey St., 8:00 PM Friday, OD, SP
Rag Tag, 1701 E. Crestwood, 8:00 PM Monday, OD,
                                                             Alive & Free, 4011 Halsey St., Noon Saturday, NS
NS
                                                             El Nueva Dia, 3502 Laurent, Kid & Me location , 2PM,
Alive & Free, 4011 Halsey St., Noon Tuesday, BB, NS
                                                             8PM Saturday, English, Smoking
Happy Hour, 3502 Laurent, Kid & Me location, Noon
                                                             Hope Group, 4011 Halsey St., 8:00 PM Saturday, OD,
Tuesday, OD, Smoking
                                                             NS
Victoria Women's Group, 2408 N. Navarro, Ark
                                                             Unity Group, 202 Stanley, Christ the Victor, Saturday
Building, 5:30 PM Tuesday, CD, NS
                                                             7:00 PM, OD, NS
El Nueva Dia, 3502 Laurent, Kid & Me location, 6PM,
8PM Tuesday, Span, NS                                        Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of
North Loop, 704 Mallete, Holy Family Church, 7:00            Asthmatics
PM Tuesday, OD, NS                                           2751 Prosperity Ave. #150
                                                             Fairfax, VA 22031
Airport Group, 4011 Halsey St. 8:00 PM Tuesday, CD,
SS, NS                                                       Phone: (800) 878-4403
                                                             Phone: (703) 641-9595
Salem Road Group, 4802 John Stockbauer, Parkway              Fax:(703) 573-7794
Church 8:00 PM Tuesday, OD, NS                               Web: www.aanma.org
Main Stream, 4011 Halsey St., Noon Wednesday, BB,            Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
NS                                                           Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                             Fees: Membership $35.00 Annually
Happy Hour, 3502 Laurent, Kid & Me location, Noon,           Intake procedure: Call for Information
6PM, 8PM Wednesday, OD, NS
                                                             The Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
Hope Group, 4011 Halsey St., 8:00 PM Wednesday,              is a membership($35 annually) organization with an
OD, NS                                                       emphasis on education, outreach, and advocacy.
Reflections for Women, 202 Stanley, Christ the Victor,       Reliable medically approved information and resources
9:30 AM Thursday, OD, NS                                     providing patient education services including
                                                             publications, peak flow meters, nebulizer accessories
Alive & Free, 4011 Halsey St., Noon Thursday, NS             and holding chambers are available.
Happy Hour, 3502 Laurent, Kid & Me location, Noon
Thursday, OD, Smoking                                        AlzCare
                                                             8652 Nursery Rd.
El Nueva Dia, 3502 Laurent, Kid & Me location, 6PM,
                                                             Victoria, TX 77904
8PM Thursday, Bilingual, Smoking
                                                             Phone: (361) 580-3151
Alternative, 202 Stanley, 6:00 PM Thursday, TT, NS
                                                             Phone: (361) 652-5043
Hope Group, 4011 Halsey St., 8:00 PM Thursday, OD,           Fax:(361) 580-1201
NS                                                           Web: www.AlzCare.net
                                                             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm, 24 hour staff care
                                                             Eligibility Requirements: Dimentia/Alzheimer's
Salem Road Group, 4802 John Stockbauer, Parkway
                                                             Fees: Call for information
Church,8:00 PM Thursday, OD, NS
                                                             Intake procedure: Call

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A licensed residential care center for persons with            Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
memory impairment disorders such as Alzheimer's                Fees: None
Disease. Locked Secured Unit. L.T.C. $3,600. Day Care          Intake procedure: Call for Information
$8.50/hr. minimum 4hrs. Respite care $125 per day in
                                                               NIA sponsors research on aging through extramural and
facility (overnight). Respite and Day Care only if space
                                                               intramural programs. The extramural program funds
available. No care outside of facility at this time.
                                                               research and training at universities, hospitals, medical
                                                               centers, and other public and private organizations
Alzheimer's Association                                        nationwide. The intramural program conducts basic and
225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17                                 clinical research in Baltimore, MD and on the NIH
Chicago, IL 60601-7633                                         campus in Bethesda, MD.
Phone: (800) 272-3900
Phone: (866) 403-3073                                          Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral
Fax:(866) 699-1246                                             Center
Web: www.alz.org                                               PO Box 8250
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.                          Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
Fees: Donations Accepted                                       Phone: (800) 438-4380
Intake procedure: Call for information                         Fax:(301) 495-3334
                                                               Web: www.alzheimers.org
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary           Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
health organization in Alzheimer care, support and             Eligibility Requirements: All persons
research.                                                      Fees: None
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the                   Intake procedure: Call
advancement of research; to provide and enhance care           Information for current, comprehensive Alzheimer's
and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of        Disease information and resources from the U.S.
dementia through the promotion of brain health.                Government's National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Alzheimer's Association STAR Chapter                           Alzheimer's Disease Program
7400 Louis Pasteur Dr. Ste 200                                 1100 West 49th Street
San Antonio, TX 78229                                          Austin, TX 78756-3199

Phone: (210) 822-6449                                          Phone: (512) 458-7324
Phone: (800) 272-3900                                          Phone: (800) 242-3399
Fax:(210) 824-8069                                             Fax:(512) 458-7254
Web: www.alz.org/txstar                                        Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/alzheimers
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm                                  Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                          Eligibility Requirements: State Office
Fees: None                                                     Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                         Intake procedure: Call for information

To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the                   Provides educational materials and information about
advancement of research and to enhance care and                Alzheimer's services for patients, caregivers, and
support for individuals, their families, and caregivers.       healthcare professionals; informs patients of any
                                                               research projects and therapeutic trials open for their
                                                               participation; and coordinates services and statewide
Alzheimer's Disease
                                                               research. Website provides Alzheimer's statistics and
31 Center Dr. MSC 2292
                                                               information on symptoms, treatment, care options, and
Building 31, Room 5C27
                                                               legal planning for the public and caregivers.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (800) 438-4380                                          Alzheimer's Support Group For Caregivers
Phone: (800) 222-2225                                          407 N. Bridge
Web: www.alzheimers.org                                        Victoria, TX 77905
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm est
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Phone: (361) 578-1587                                       Programs (entertainment and educational) for all people
Phone: (361) 578-2701                                       and the community.
Hours: Second and Fourth Thursdays of each month
                                                            Offers scholarships to seniors in the three school
10:30am-Noon.
                                                            districts.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                      American Association of Retired Persons-
                                                            Jackson
Support group for Alzheimer's Caregivers. Focus is on       P. O. Box 903
caregiver support and education.                            Edna, TX 77957

Amanda Pakebusch                                            Phone: (361) 284-3409
1030 CR 327                                                 Phone: (361) 676-4429
Yoakum, TX 77995                                            Web: www.aarp.org
                                                            Hours: Varies; Call for Information
Phone: (361) 293-2071                                       Eligibility Requirements: 50+ persons
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:15pm                               Fees: Membership Fees $12.50 per year for National;
Eligibility Requirements: Infant, Toddler, Pre-K,           $5 for local membership
School                                                      Intake procedure: Call; Walk-in
Fees: Call For Information
Intake procedure: Call for Information                      Dinner meetings at Jackson County Service Bldg. the
                                                            second Monday of every month.
Child care
                                                            Programs (entertainment and educational) for all
                                                            persons and the community.
American Association of Retired Persons
601 E St. NW                                                Offers scholarships to seniors in the three school
Washington, DC 20049                                        districts.
Phone: (888) 687-2277
Phone: (800) 523-5800                                       American Brain Tumor Association
                                                            2720 River Road Ste. 146
Web: www.aarp.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm                               Des Plaines, IL 60018
Eligibility Requirements: 50+ persons                       Phone: (800) 886-2282
Fees: Membership Fees                                       Phone: (847) 827-9910
Intake procedure: Call                                      Fax:(847) 827-9918
                                                            Web: www.abta.org/
Enhancing quality of life for all as we age. Leading
                                                            Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm, CST
positive social change and delivering value to people
age 50 and over through information, benefits, and          Eligibility Requirements: All persons
advocacy.                                                   Fees: None
                                                            Intake procedure: Call for information, E-mail, fax,
                                                            write
American Association of Retired Persons-
DeWitt-Chapter 3168                                         The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) exists
8079 FM 237                                                 to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their
Yorktown, TX 78164                                          families, and to eliminate brain tumors through research.
                                                            We are an independent, not-for-profit organization
Phone: (361) 564-2382                                       founded in 1973 not affiliated with any one institution.
Phone: (361) 275-5273                                       Services include over 40 publications which address
Web: www.aarp.org                                           brain tumors, their treatment, and coping with the
Hours: Irregular, Call for information                      disease; these publications are written in easy-to-
Eligibility Requirements: 50+ persons                       understand language. Our materials address brain
Fees: Call for information                                  tumors in all age groups.
Intake procedure: Call; Walk-in
                                                            We provide free Social Work consultations to those
Meet on third Wednesday of every month, 12 noon, at         living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, a mentorship
the Cuero Senior Citizens Center.                           program for new brain tumor support group leaders; a
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continually updated, nationwide database of support               volunteers will arrange transportation to outside county
groups; the Connections pen-pal program for patients              or region facilities for cancer patients. Reach Recovery:
and family members; the Bridges pen-pal program for               provides support to cancer patients and assists with
those who have lost someone to a brain tumor;                     cancer aids such as wigs, and other needs.
networking with organizations that provide services to
brain tumor patients and their families; a resource listing       American Council of the Blind
of physicians offering investigative treatments; and an           1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 1004
extensive, award-winning Internet site. The association           Washington, DC 20005
offers regional meetings across the US at which families
can share their experience and learn about the latest in          Phone: (800) 424-8666
treatment and support options.                                    Phone: (202) 467-5081
                                                                  Fax:(202) 467-5085
ABTA provides research funding in the form of basic               Web: www.acb.org/
fellowship awards, translational grants, project grants,          Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm Eastern
young investigator awards, medical student summer                 Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
research fellowships, professional meeting support,               Fees: Call for information
epidemiology grants, neuro-oncology nursing research              Intake procedure: Call for information
awards, and quality of life grants. Interested
investigators throughout the United States and Canada             The American Council of the Blind is the nation's
can contact us at info@abta.org. Services are provided            leading membership organization of blind and visually
                                                                  impaired people. It was founded in 1961 and
free to patients and their families.
                                                                  incorporated in the District of Columbia.
American Cancer Society - Austin
2433 Ridgepoint Dr., Ste. B
                                                                  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Austin, TX 78754                                                  120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
                                                                  New York, NY 10005
Phone: (512) 919-1800
                                                                  Phone: (800) 273-8255
Phone: (800) 227-2345
                                                                  Phone: (888) 333-2377
Fax:(512) 919-1846
                                                                  Fax:(212) 363-6237
Web: www.cancer.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm                                     Web: www.afsp.org
Eligibility Requirements: Texas residents                         Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: None
                                                                  Fees: Donations accepted
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health
organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major           The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and            (AFSP) is the only national not-for-profit organization
diminishing suffering from cancer, through research.              exclusively dedicated to funding research, developing
                                                                  prevention initiatives and offering educational programs
American Cancer Society - Victoria                                and conferences for survivors, mental health
                                                                  professionals, physicians and the public. The
4401 Lilac LN
Victoria, TX 77901                                                Foundation's activities include: Supporting research
                                                                  projects that help further the understanding and
Phone: (800) 227-2345                                             treatment of depression and the prevention of suicide,
Fax:(361) 578-8071                                                Providing information and education about depression
Web: www.cancer.org                                               and suicide, Promoting professional education for the
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm                                     recognition and treatment of depressed and suicidal
Eligibility Requirements: Cancer patients and families            individuals, Publicizing the magnitude of the problems
Fees: None                                                        of depressions and suicide and the need for research,
Intake procedure: Call for Information                            prevention and treatment, Supporting programs for
A voluntary organization dedicated to the control and             suicide survivor treatment, research,and education.
eradication of cancer through research, education,
advocacy, and service. Road to Recovery program:
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American Foundation for the Blind                              Provides information and education about healthy
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300                                       lifestyles.
New York, NY 10001
                                                               American Legion Post 166
Phone: (800) 232-5463
                                                               1402 E. Santa Rosa
Phone: (212) 502-7600
                                                               Victoria, TX 77901
Fax:(212) 502-7777
Web: www.afb.org                                               Phone: (361) 576-3025
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm                                  Fax:(361) 576-2073
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                 Web: www.americanlegionpot166.wikispaces.com
Fees: Call for information                                     Hours: Mon-Fri, 4:30-10:00pm
Intake procedure: Call                                         Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                               Fees: Call for information
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a
                                                               Intake procedure: Call for information
national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people
with vision loss. AFB's priorities include broadening          American Legion Post 166
access to technology; elevating the quality of
                                                               Meetings are 2nd Tuesday each month at 7:30pm.
information and tools for the professionals who serve
people with vision loss; and promoting independent and
healthy living for people with vision loss by providing
                                                               American Legion Post 193
them and their families with relevant and timely               PO Box 218
resources. In addition, AFB's web site serves as a             Goliad, TX 77963
gateway to a wealth of vision loss information and and         Phone: (361) 645-3292
services. AFB is also proud to house the Helen Keller          Web: www.legion.org/
Archives and honor the over forty years that Helen             Hours: Irregular, call for information
Keller worked tirelessly with AFB. For more                    Eligibility Requirements: Veterans who served in time
information visit us online at www.afb.org.                    of conflict only.
                                                               Fees: Call for information
American Heart Association                                     Intake procedure: Call for information
500 N. Shoreline, Ste. 203                                     American Legion Post 193 meets on the 2nd Thursday
Corpus Christi, TX 78471                                       of each month at 7:00pm at the Boy Scout Community
Phone: (877) 938-0612                                          Center.
Phone: (361) 692-0606                                          Judge Harold Gleinser - Commander
Fax:(361) 692-0607
Web: www.americanheart.org                                     361-645-3337
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-12:30pm; 1:00pm-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                          American Lung Association of Texas
Fees: Call for information                                     8207 Callahan Rd. Suite 140
Intake procedure: Call for information                         San Antonio, TX 78229
Provides information and education about healthy               Phone: (210) 308-8978
lifestyles.                                                    Fax:(210) 308-8992
                                                               Web: www.texaslung.org
American Heart Association                                     Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm
7272 Greenville Avenue                                         Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Dallas, TX 75231                                               Fees: None
                                                               Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (800) 242-8721
Phone: (800) 478-7653                                          Educational and information line for people wanting to
Web: www.americanheart.org                                     know more about lung problems or lung diseases.
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call for Information
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American Pregnancy Association                                  American Red Cross - Crossroads Chapter
1425 Greenway Drive, Suite 440                                  2805 N. Navarro, Suite 500
Irving, TX 75038                                                Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (800) 672-2296                                           Phone: (361) 573-2671
Fax:(972) 550-0800                                              Fax:(361) 573-3307
Web: www.americanpregnancy.org                                  Web: www.crossroads-redcross.org
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 7:00am-10:00pm; Fri, 7:00am-                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm, on
8:00pm; Sat, 11:00am-7:00pm                                     call 24/7 for emergencies only
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                           Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: None                                                      Fees: Donations accepted
Intake procedure: Call for information                          Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Helps with pregnancy, adoption and abortion                     To act as the medium of voluntary relief and
                                                                communication between the American people and their
American Red Cross                                              armed forces, and to carry on a system of national and
3642 E. Houston                                                 international relief to prevent and mitigate suffering
San Antonio, TX 78219                                           caused by disaster. Service to Military: Service people,
                                                                their families, veterans, emergency communication to
Phone: (210) 224-5151                                           service people, financial assistance in emergencies, and
Phone: (800) 775-6803                                           claims for veterans. Serving Victoria County
Fax:(210) 226-9973
Web: www.saredcross.org                                         Communication link between local residents and family
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                   in war-torn countries.
Eligibility Requirements: Everyone                              Life Guarding Courses offered in Victoria County. Age
Fees: Call for information                                      requirement determined by individual course. Telephone
Intake procedure: Call                                          for more information. Possible waiting list depending on
To aid during hurricanes, floods, fires or any disaster.        availability of course. Token charge to cover cost of
Immediate assistance such as shelter, food and medical          materials.
attention. Teach free classes in disaster preparedness.         To aid during hurricanes, floods, fires or any disaster.
Help to prepare, prevent and to respond to emergencies.         Immediate assistance such as shelter, food and medical
                                                                attention. Serving Victoria County. Teach free classes in
American Red Cross - Calhoun County                             disaster preparedness.
800 N. Virginia
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                           American Society on Aging
                                                                833 Market St. Ste. 511
Phone: (361) 553-7322                                           San Francisco, CA 94103-1824
Phone: (361) 573-2671
Fax:(361) 573-3307                                              Phone: (800) 537-9728
Web: www.crossroads-redcross.org                                Phone: (415) 974-9600
Hours: Mon,Wed,Fri, 9:00am-12:00am                              Fax:(415) 974-0300
Eligibility Requirements: Income                                Web: www.asaging.org
Fees: Fee for CPR, First Aid Training, and Life                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm
Guarding otherwise none. Call for information.                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Intake procedure: Application process                           Fees: None
                                                                Intake procedure: Call
Assist with immediate need after a natural disaster,
single family fire emergency communication to military          The largest organization of professionals in the field of
personnel, Health and Safety classes.                           aging. Our resources, publications, and educational
                                                                opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and
                                                                skills of people working with older adults and their
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AmeriPlan Corporation                                               Ander-Weser Volunteer Fire Department
5700 Democracy Drive                                                3306 E. FM 1961
Plano, TX 75024                                                     Goliad, TX 77963
Phone: (800) 647-8421                                               Phone: (361) 564-2953
Phone: (800) 444-8601                                               Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours
Web: www.ameriplanusa.com                                           Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                       Fees: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                               Intake procedure: Call for information
Fees: Call for information
                                                                    Volunteer Fire Department
Intake procedure: Call for information
AmeriPlan USA is a discount healthcare program which                Anderson, Andy F. - Lavaca County Constable
allows you to save up to 80% on costs associated with               Precinct 4
dental, vision, chiropractic, and prescriptions. This plan          11560 US Hwy 77 South
is not an insurance plan, it is a discounted plan, therefore        Hallettsville, TX 77964
all applicants are guaranteed acceptance. There are no
restrictions on age, pre-existing conditions, or how                Phone: (361) 798-5553
many visits you can make. No claim forms to complete                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
and your monthly fee is guaranteed for 2 years.                     Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                    Fees: Call for information
Amour Adult Day Care                                                Intake procedure: Call for information
114 Sam Houston Dr.                                                 Public Official - Lavaca County Constable Pct. 4
Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (361) 573-9426                                               Angels Care Home Health
Fax:(361) 572-9436                                                  6502 Nursery Dr. #100 A
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm                                       Victoria, TX 77904
Eligibility Requirements: Medical diagnosis                         Phone: (361) 485-2105
Fees: Private Pay, Medicaid, and Star Plus                          Fax:(361) 485-2150
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Services are designed to address physical, mental,                  Eligibility Requirements: Under care of physician who
medical, and social needs. Licensed Nursing Care,                   orders care provided; homebound; or in need of skilled
supervised activities, breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack,           services
and transportation if applicable.                                   Fees: Medicare and Private Insurance
                                                                    Intake procedure: Call for information
Anchored Love Ministries                                            A Medicare certified and private pay home health
2205 E. Mockingbird                                                 agency offering skilled nursing, home health aides,
Victoria, TX 77904                                                  medical social services, occupational, physical, and
Phone: (361) 578-7662                                               speech therapy.
Web: www.anchoredlove.org                                           Patient assessment & observation, Management and
Hours: Mon-Fri; 9:00am-4:00pm                                       Evaluation, IV Infusion Therapy,Glucose
Eligibility Requirements: All persons; income                       Monitoring/Diabetes Teaching, Insulin
Fees: Free; donations accepted                                      Administration/Teaching, Wound Care and Wound
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                   VAC, Other Medical Therapies as ordered by a
Provides training and conferences that will enhance                 physician or podiatrist.
home life. Distribution of food and clothing on
Saturdays from 10am-12pm. Must bring proof of                       Animal Control & Shelter of Port Lavaca
address or income.                                                  202 N. Virginia
                                                                    Port Lavaca, TX 77979
                                                                    Phone: (361) 552-5726
                                                                    Hours: 24/7

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Eligibility Requirements: All persons                          Army Information Line
Fees: City Hall sets the charges.                              300 Army Pentagon
Intake procedure: Call                                         Washington, DC 20310-0300
Programs that pick up, impound, or return domestic             Phone: (800) 833-6622
animals who have strayed from their homes to their             Fax:(703) 601-4668
owners.                                                        Web: www.armyfamiliesonline.org
                                                               Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm
Anna's Guest House                                             Eligibility Requirements: US Army soldiers (Active,
302 French St.                                                 Guard, Reserve), Veterans, Retirees, DA Civilians and
Cuero, TX 77954                                                their family members
                                                               Fees: None
Phone: (361) 275-5055
                                                               Intake procedure: Call
Hours: Open 24/7
Eligibility Requirements: Adults                               Websites: http://www.army.mil/usar
Fees: Private pay
                                                                         http://www.goacs.org
Intake procedure: Call for appointment
                                                                         http://www.aflo.org
Assisted Living Facility - Unlicensed - 4 beds.
                                                                         http://www.wblo.org
Arbors, The                                                    The line is toll free when called from the continental
9606 N E Zac Lentz Parkway                                     United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam, and
Victoria, TX 77904                                             the Virgin Islands. The staff will answer calls from 8
Phone: (361) 582-2100                                          a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily Eastern Time to answer family
Fax:(361) 582-2220                                             support-related questions.
Web: www.arclp.com
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                  Arriazola, Sylvia - Goliad Co Justice of the
Eligibility Requirements: All Persons                          Peace
Fees: Call for information                                     329 W. Franklin St.
Intake procedure: Call for Information                         Precinct 1
A community within the community, dedicated to                 Goliad, TX 77963
Alzheimer's and Dementia care. Is designed as an               Phone: (361) 645-3663
intimate, secure and neighborly environment with a             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
simple floor plan that allows for optimum independence         Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
while focusing on safety and security. Their goal is to        Fees: Call for information
create an environment that enhances the lives of               Intake procedure: Call for information
individuals with dementia and their families as well.
                                                               Public Official - Goliad Co. Justice of the Peace Precinct
                                                               1
Armstrong, Will - Victoria City Mayor
                                                               Artero Memorial Chapels
105 W. Juan Linn
                                                               706 E. Crestwood
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                               Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (361) 575-1485
                                                               Phone: (361) 575-3212
Fax:(361) 485-3534
                                                               Phone: (361) 575-9540
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                               Fax:(361) 575-9540
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                               Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm Office
Fees: Call for information
                                                               On call 24/7
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                               Eligibility Requirements: Own no property, Low
Mayor Armstrong serves a 3-year term which expires             income
May 2010.                                                      Fees: Call for information
                                                               Intake procedure: Application process


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Contracts with Victoria County Commissioner's Court                Local chapter in Port Lavaca works in conjunction with
for indigent funeral services.                                     Gulf Bend to provide place for teens out of high school
                                                                   and young adults to be at during the day to enhance
Application has to be approved by County Judge.
                                                                   social skills and provide experience.
Assisted Living/Residential Care (AL/RC)-
                                                                   Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
701 W. 51st Street
                                                                   1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402
MC: W235
                                                                   Washington, DC 20036
Austin, TX 78751
                                                                   Phone: (800) 727-8462
Phone: (888) 902-9990
                                                                   Phone: (202) 466-7643
Phone: (361) 275-5737
                                                                   Fax:(202) 466-8940
Fax:(512) 438-4374
                                                                   Web: www.aafa.org/
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
                                                                   Hours: Irregular, call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Eligibility Requirements: Adults ages 18 and older
                                                                   Fees: Call for information
who meet income guidelines and require 24-hour care
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call the intake line to be screened
for eligibility
                                                                   The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is
Contracts with assisted living facilities and adult                proud to be able to provide a national toll free
residential care homes to provide 24-hour supervision              information line to those interested in learning more
and non-medical attendant care for adults with                     about asthma and allergies. This line is staffed Monday
disabilities. Eligible clients do not require nursing home         thru Friday from 10 am to 3 pm EST at the AAFA
care. Services may include personal care,                          national office. The information offers support and
accompaniment to appointments, transportation, social              referrals to more than 7,000 people a year.
and recreational activities, meal preparation, and laundry
services.                                                          AT & T
There may be a waiting list for services.                          419 Broadway St.
                                                                   San Antonio, TX 78205
Association for Retarded Citizens ARC                              Phone: (800) 246-8464
1010 Wayne Ave., Suite 650                                         Phone: (800) 288-2020
Silver Spring, MD 20910                                            Web: www.att.com
                                                                   Hours: Open 24/7
Phone: (301) 565-3842
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons who have
Phone: (361) 552-9403
                                                                   telephone repair problems.
Fax:(301) 565-3843
                                                                   Fees: Varies
Web: www.thearc.org
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Mental Retardation                       Special program of AT&T that will allow visually
Fees: Call for information                                         impaired customers to dial directory assistance without a
Intake procedure: Call for Information                             charge. Call 800-288-2020 and request the appropriate
                                                                   form. It must be completed by customer's physician.
The Arc is the national organization of and for people
with mental retardation and related developmental
disabilities and their families. It is devoted to promoting        Atascosa Health Center
and improving supports and services for people with                310 W. Oaklawn Rd.
mental retardation and their families. The association             Pleasanton, TX 78064
also fosters research and education regarding the                  Phone: (830) 569-2527
prevention of mental retardation in infants and young              Phone: (830) 569-2388
children.                                                          Fax:(830) 569-8574



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Hours: M,T,T,F,- 8am-5pm;Wed 8a-8p (Medical); M-                 Austin, TX 78711-2017
Th 7am-6pm, F 7:30am-4:30pm (Dental); M-Th 8am-
                                                                 Employers are required to report new hires to the
7pm, F 8am-Noon (WIC)
Eligibility Requirements: Some programs have no                  Office of the Attorney General for the purposes of
residency requirement, some must be a Texas resident             enforcing child
Fees: Sliding scale                                              support orders. The OAG has replaced the previous site
Intake procedure: Call for appointment or Walk-In                with a new
Provides mammograms, pap and annual exams,                       portal that provides services on a wide range of
prenatal, infant and child/adolescent care, family               employer interests.
planning services, lab procedures (specific) dysplasia
Primary Medical Care, Family Health, Dental services             http://employer.oag.state.tx.us
for diabetics, nutrition counseling and education, health
food vouchers, breast feeding education and counseling.          Audie L Murphy Memorial VA Medical Center
                                                                 7400 Merton Minter
Attorney General                                                 Bldg. 4 Room 107
300 W. 15th St.                                                  San Antonio, TX 78229-4404
Austin, TX 78701                                                 Phone: (210) 617-5175
Phone: (512) 463-2063                                            Fax:(210) 949-3437
Phone: (800) 252-8011                                            Web: www.tvc.state.tx.us
Web: www.oag.state.tx.us                                         Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Eligibility Requirements: Veterans
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            Fees: None
Fees: None                                                       Intake procedure: Application process
Intake procedure: Call                                           To guarantee that Texas Veterans and their families
The Attorney General is the lawyer for the people of             receive all the rights and
Texas and is charged by the Texas Constitution to:               entitlements provided for veterans by law.
                                                                 Our Philosophy
* defend the laws and Constitution of the State of Texas
                                                                 To be the very best veterans advocacy agency we can by
* Rpresent the State in litigation                               providing claims
* Approve public bond issues                                     counseling, development and representation; by training
Public Information & Assistance, Child Support,                  Veterans County
Consumer Protection, Crime Victim Services, Open                 Service Officers (IAW Chapter 434, Government Code)
Government, Senior Texans, and Texas-Mexico border.              and by marketing
Attorney General Child Support Enforcement                       our services to veterans and their families.
1908 N. Laurent, Suite 200                                       Audiovisual Library
Victoria, TX 77901-5458                                          1111 N. Loop Blvd. Warehouse Bldg.,
                                                                 MC-1975
Phone: (361) 576-6088                                            Austin, TX 78756
Phone: (800) 252-8014
Fax:(361) 578-8027                                               Phone: (512) 458-7260
Web: www.oag.state.tx.us                                         Phone: (888) 963-7111
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Fax:(512) 458-7474
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/avlib/default.shtm
Fees: Call for information                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Eligibility Requirements: Residents of Texas; media
                                                                 cannot be sent outside of Texas
Child Support Division Office of the Attorney General            Fees: Payment for postage and insurance to return
PO Box 12017                                                     media to library

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Intake procedure: Call with request, or download the               Intake procedure: Use Web Site
online request form and mail, email or fax it in
                                                                   Unites all Texans for the common purpose of Advocacy
Lends free audiovisual material on health and safety               and Awareness on issues that affect parents and
education and training, early childhood intervention, and          individuals with Autism and other disorders.
disability/rehabilitation topics to the public. Audiovisual
material includes video, slide-tape, DVD, audio CD, and            Automated Response Center
CD-ROMs. Some materials are available in Spanish,                  718 E. Hwy 67, Ste. B
and some are captioned for the hearing impaired.                   Duncanville, TX 75137
Website provides a free, searchable online catalog of              Phone: (800) 217-3077
library materials.                                                 Phone: (972) 296-2772
                                                                   Fax:(972) 296-6670
Austin State School                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm
2203 W. 35th St.                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Austin, TX 78703                                                   Fees: Call for information
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call
Phone: (512) 374-6002
Phone: (888) 902-9990                                              Automated and Pioneer
Fax:(512) 438-4374
                                                                   Emergency response system provider.
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: People with mental                       Baiamonte, Rob - Goliad County Attorney
                                                                   127 N. Courthouse Square
retardation
                                                                   Goliad, TX 77963
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Apply for admission through Austin               Phone: (361) 645-2184
Travis County MHMR, (512) 472-4357                                 Fax:(361) 645-1711
Provides a long-term residential facility for people with          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
mental retardation/developmental disabilities who may
                                                                   Fees: Call for information
live semi-independently or receive 24-hour nursing care.
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Application and admission to a State Mental Retardation
Facility is coordinated through the local mental health            Public Official - Goliad County Attorney
authority, Austin Travis County MHMR.
                                                                   Bair Foundation, The
Types of admission:                                                6025 Fountainwood
- Respite admission provides temporary care for up to              San Antonio, TX 78233
30 days. One 30-day extension may be allowed if the                Phone: (800) 492-6840
relief sought has not been provided in the initial 30 days.        Phone: (210) 494-3415
- Emergency admission provides temporary care for                  Fax:(210) 494-8741
clients who have an urgent need for services for a                 Web: www.bair.org
maximum of 12 months.                                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Foster parents and foster
- Regular admission provides long-term placement of                children
clients who require habilitative services, care, training          Fees: Call for information
and treatment.                                                     Intake procedure: Call for information

Autism-Advocacy Texas-Web Site                                     Provides emotional, as well as financial support to its
Internet Website                                                   foster families. The foundation provides a daily stipend
Out of Region,                                                     to help cover the costs of an additional family member.
Web: www.texasautismadvocacy.org/                                  In addition, foster parents are not responsible for any
Hours: Open 24/7                                                   medical expenses incurred by the child. A ―;special
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                              needs fund" helps with extra expenses, such as
Fees: Call for informatin                                          braces, or a trip to summer camp. The Bair Foundation
                                                                   assists with the steps in the process of becoming a foster
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parent. Group Study Sessions, helps individuals and              Center seeks to reunite young people with their families,
families decide if foster parenting is right for them.           whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative
Application process determines which child's needs               placements. This is a voluntary program.
would best complement your strengths. Placement we
find the right child for you, and help to nurture you new        Basin Detox Systems Inc.
foster family.                                                   1711 W. Co Rd 140
                                                                 Midland, TX 79706
Baker, Phillip R. - Yoakum Fire Chief                            Phone: (800) 317-7818
PO Box 738
                                                                 Phone: (432) 520-2990
Yoakum, TX 77995
                                                                 Fax:(432) 520-5640
Phone: (361) 293-5125                                            Web: www.basindetox.com
Phone: (361) 293-2121                                            Hours: 24/7. Admissions are 7 days 24 hrs.
Fax:(361) 293-3318                                               Eligibility Requirements: Age 18 and over
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Fees: Private Pay, Medicare, Medicaid (No PCCM
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                   care accepted at this time)
Fees: Call for information                                       Intake procedure: Call for intake.
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                 Short term, medical detoxification for drug or alcohol
Yoakum Fire Chief                                                dependency. 3-5 day facility stay. Voluntary Stay.
                                                                 Community referrals developed for discharge.
Bancroft, Brandon - Port Lavaca Fire Chief                       Facilities in:
1501 W. Austin
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                            Concho County Hospital, Eden, TX
Phone: (361) 552-5617                                            Martin County Hospital, Stanton, TX
Phone: (361) 552-3241
Fax:(361) 552-1165                                               Baxter, Troy - Point Comfort Chief of Police
Web: www.PLFD.net                                                PO Box 497
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Point Comfort, TX 77978
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                   Phone: (361) 987-2345
Fees: Cost Recovery                                              Fax:(361) 987-2798
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Public Official - Port Lavaca Fire Chief                         Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                 Fees: Call for information
Basic Center                                                     Intake procedure: Call for information
292 Foster Field                                                 Public Official - Point Comfort Chief of Police
Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (877) 876-7827                                            Becker, Darryl - Gonzales County Justice of the
Phone: (361) 578-3686                                            Peace-Precinct 1
Fax:(361) 578-6950                                               414 St. Joseph Street, Ste. 202
Web: www.crossroadsfs.org                                        Gonzales, TX 78629
Hours: 24 hours/7 days
                                                                 Phone: (830) 672-3734
Eligibility Requirements: Youth at risk of separation
                                                                 Fax:(830) 672-5296
from the family who are less than 18 years old and have
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-4:00pm
a history of running away. Age appropriate services or
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
referrals for homeless youth ages 18-21 will be
                                                                 Fees: Call for information
provided.
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Any one can call                               Public Official - Gonzales County Justice of the Peace
Provide youth with emergency shelter, food, clothing,
counseling and referrals for health care. The Basic

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Beldin, Billy - DeWitt County Constable -                     Outpatient treatment for adult addicted to opiates.
Precinct 1                                                    Methadone treatment, Maintenance, Heroin; Dilaudid;
P.O. Box 564                                                  Vicodin, Morphine; Codeine; Demerol; Lortabs, Etc.
Cuero, TX 77954
                                                              Better Business Bureau, The
Phone: (361) 275-5734                                         1800 N. E. Loop 410 #400
Fax:(361) 275-3096                                            San Antonio, TX 78217-5296
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                Phone: (210) 828-9441
Fees: Call for information                                    Fax:(210) 828-3101
Intake procedure: Call for information                        Web: www.sanantonio.bbb.org./
                                                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm; reports and
Public Official - DeWitt County Precinct 1 Constable          complaint information 24 hours a day
                                                              Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Bell, Robert E. - Jackson County District                     Fees: Free
Attorney                                                      Intake procedure: Call or walk-in; write e-mail website
115 W. Main, Rm 205
Edna, TX 77957                                                The Bureau is a public service agency devoted to the
                                                              protection of the consuming public and to the vitality of
Phone: (361) 782-7178                                         the free enterprise system. It provides reports to
Fax:(361) 782-3730                                            consumers on advertising and selling practices of
Web: www.co.jackson.tx.us/dattorney.html                      business concerns, helps to resolve disputes between
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm                    consumers and business concerns, including arbitration,
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                provides consumer education and information, monitors
Fees: Call for information                                    advertising and selling practices, reports on charitable
Intake procedure: Call for information                        organizations and provides speakers.
Public Officials - Jackson County District Attorney
                                                              Billy T. Cattan Recovery Outreach, Inc.
Belmont Volunteer Fire Department                             4011 Halsey
PO Box 945                                                    Victoria, TX 77901
BELMONT, TX 78604                                             Phone: (361) 576-4673
Phone: (830) 424-3400                                         Phone: (361) 648-2221
Phone: (830) 672-6524                                         Fax:(361) 576-6557
Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours                                      Hours: Mon and Wed 9:00am-12:00pm; Tues and
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                Thurs, 1:00pm-8:00pm
Fees: Call for information                                    Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                        Fees: Free or donation
                                                              Intake procedure: Call
Volunteer Fire Department
                                                              Provides intensive outpatient recovery counseling for
Best Recovery Health Care Inc.                                eligible persons waiting to enter residential treatment,
1708 N. Laurent St.                                           educational and process groups, persons returning from
Victoria, TX 77901                                            residential treatment needing aftercare guidance, persons
                                                              who are able to maintain sobriety and a drug free
Phone: (361) 572-9122                                         lifestyle. Utilizes the 12-step program of AA and NA.
Fax:(361) 572-8607                                            Faith based and holistic in its approach. We treat the
Hours: Mon-Fri; 6:00am-11am; Sat 7:00am-8:00am                whole person (in the physical, mental, spiritual aspects
Eligibility Requirements: Person's who are addicted to        of and addiction). We treat the whole family. We
opiates                                                       believe that if anyone in the family is hurting, everyone
Fees: Call For Information                                    in the family is hurting. Has an AA group called Hope
Intake procedure: Call for Information                        Group on Thurs. from 5:00pm-6:00pm.



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Bird, Hon. David - Gonzales County Judge                          Eligibility Requirements: PPCD (3yrs); Pre-
414 St. Joseph Street, Suite 200                                  Kindergarten through Third Grade
Gonzales, TX 78629                                                Fees: None
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Phone: (830) 672-2327
Fax:(830) 672-5477                                                School campus is opened to students from 7:50pm -
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     3:10pm Monday - Friday. Programs and Services: Back-
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    to-School Supply Assistance, Free breakfast, Parent
Fees: Call for information                                        Organizations, Registered Nurse on Campus, Tutoring
Intake procedure: Call for information                            Services.
Public Official - Gonzales County Judge                           Summer Food Service Program: Breakfast - 7am-8am,
                                                                  M-F; Lunch 11am-Noon, M-F Starting 06/02/08-
Blevins, Bruce A. - Calhoun County Constable                      06/30/08
Precinct 3
826 Westwood                                                      Bloomington ISD Middle/High School
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                             FM 616
                                                                  Bloomington, TX 77951
Phone: (361) 552-4607
Phone: (361) 552-4646                                             Phone: (361) 897-1551
Fax:(361) 553-4444                                                Phone: (361) 897-1652
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Fax:(361) 897-1888
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    Web: www.bisd-tx.org
Fees: Call for information                                        Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm
Intake procedure: Call for information                            Eligibility Requirements: Must live in school district.
                                                                  May petition school board for free tuition at High
Public Official - Calhoun County Constable Precinct 3             School.
                                                                  Fees: None for attendance
Blind Courage                                                     Intake procedure: Call for information
207 Byron
Victoria, TX 77901                                                Grades served are 7-12. School is open to students
                                                                  8:00am - 4:00pm and offers: After School Program,
Phone: (361) 573-2424                                             Breakfast - Free, Computer lab open to parents,
Phone: ( ) -                                                      Mentoring Program, Parent Organizations, Student
Hours: Meets monthly on 2nd & 4th Wed; 9:00am-                    Assistance Program(SAP), Summer School, Tutoring
11:00am in the Community Room at Victoria Mall                    services.
Eligibility Requirements: Blind,visually impaired, or
loved ones of blind or visually impaired family                   Bloomington ISD-Placedo Elementary School
members                                                           167 William
Fees: Call For Information                                        Placedo, TX 77977
Intake procedure: None
                                                                  Phone: (361) 897-1717
Blind support group. Open to all blind and visually               Phone: (361) 897-1652
impaired individuals, their families and anyone                   Fax:(361) 897-3894
interested in learning about or helping blind and visually        Web: www.bisd-tx.org
impaired individuals.                                             Hours: 7:30am-3:30pm
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Grades 4, 5, and 6
Bloomington ISD Elementary School                                 Fees: Call for information
200 N. Leonard St.                                                Intake procedure: Call for information
Bloomington, TX 77951
                                                                  Elementary School
Phone: (361) 897-1121
Phone: (361) 897-1652                                             Bloomington Volunteer Fire Department
Fax:(361) 897-0212                                                P. O. Box 2125
Web: www.bisd-tx.org                                              Bloomington, TX 77951
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
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Phone: (361) 897-1435                                            Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Hours: As needed basis
                                                                 Offers an array of mental health and mental retardation
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                 services to children, adolescents and adults:
Fees: Call For Information
                                                                 Information& Referral, 24-Hour Crisis Services,
Intake procedure: Call for Information
                                                                 Diagnostic Assessment, Psychiatric Services, case
Volunteer Fire Department                                        management, Bluebonnet Trails' Early Childhood
                                                                 Intervention program known as PRIDE (Parent
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medicare Supplement                       Resources for Infant Developmental Enrichment)
Information
PO Box 660044                                                    Bluebonnet Youth Ranch
Dallas, TX 75226-0044                                            4652 Hwy 77-A South
                                                                 Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone: (800) 654-9390
Web: www.bcbstx.com                                              Phone: (361) 293-3546
Hours: Irregular, call for information                           Phone: (361) 741-6092
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            Fax:(361) 293-2899
Fees: None                                                       Web: www.bbyr.org
Intake procedure: Call                                           Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Age 0 years to 15 years
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has been providing           basic and moderate accepted; out of school can stay
outstanding health benefits to Texas residents for over          until 18 years of age
65 years. Today, we continue this tradition by offering a
                                                                 Fees: Sliding scale
choice of Medicare Supplement Health insurance plans
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for appointment and
designed to fit any budget.                                      application; Must meet with intake committee
Bluebonnet Trails Community Mental Health                        Home for dependent, neglected, and abused children.
312 St. Francis
Gonzales, TX 78629                                               Borth, Darryl - Yorktown Fire Chief
                                                                 107 W. Main
Phone: (830) 672-7975                                            Yorktown, TX 78164
Phone: (830) 672-2212
Fax:(830) 672-3983                                               Phone: (361) 564-2142
Web: www.bluebonnetmhmr.org                                      Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis                              Fees: Call for information
Fees: Medicare/Medicaid, sliding scale, Donations                Intake procedure: Call for information
accepted                                                         Yorktown Fire Chief
Intake procedure: Walk-in; Call for appointment; with
intake social worker
                                                                 Bosom Buddies
Provides psychiatric services, skills training, etc. for         2603 Poplar
adults and children.                                             Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                 Phone: (361) 575-6003
Bluebonnet Trails Community MHMR Center                          Phone: (361) 580-1648
1600 Sarah DeWitt Drive Suite #220                               Hours: 11:30am-fourth Thursday.
Gonzales, TX 78629                                               Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (830) 672-2212                                            Fees: Call for information
Phone: (800) 841-1255                                            Intake procedure: Call for information
Fax:(830) 672-9389                                               Breast cancer support group. Meets the fourth Thursday
Web: www.bluebonnetMHMR.org                                      of the month,11:30am at Incredible Pizza, September
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    thru May; November-December day could vary. Does
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            not meet the months of June, July, and August; if
Fees: Call for information                                       needed please contact them.
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Breast and Cervical Cancer Services                              Intake procedure: Call for information
1100 W. 49th St.                                                 Public Official - Lavaca County Constable Precinct 1
Austin, TX 78756
Phone: (512) 458-7796                                            Browning, B. B. - Calhoun County Sheriff
Phone: (888) 963-7111                                            211 S. Ann Street, Rm 105
Fax:(512) 458-7713                                               Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/bcccs/default.shtm
                                                                 Phone: (361) 553-4646
Hours: Call for hours at participating clinics
                                                                 Fax:(361) 553-4668
Eligibility Requirements: Women, ages 18-64, who
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
are uninsured and whose income is at or below 200% of
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
federal poverty guidelines
                                                                 Fees: Call for information
Fees: None
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call 2-1-1 (and select option 1), or
visit the website above, to find participating clinics           Public Official - Calhoun County Sheriff
Provides referrals to participating clinics that offer
screening and diagnostic services for breast and cervical
                                                                 Brownson Home, The
cancer for women with low income and no health                   1616 Lone Tree Road
insurance. Services include breast examinations,                 Victoria, TX 77901
mammograms, pelvic examinations, Pap tests, breast               Phone: (361) 573-7161
ultrasounds, breast biopsies, colopscopies, follow-up,           Fax:(361) 573-1523
and case management. The goal of the program is to               Hours: Mon-Fri; 9:00am-5:30pm
reduce mortality from breast cancer and cervical cancer          Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
in Texas.                                                        Fees: Call for information
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
Bretton Village Apartments
                                                                 The Brownson Home is licensed to accept children ages
1503 Victoria Station Drive
                                                                 2-17 who, for whatever reason, cannot be cared for by
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                 their parents or guardian. However, children can remain
Phone: (361) 572-8213                                            beyond age 18 to complete their education or vocational
Phone: (361) 572-9780                                            training. Children are recommended to the Brownson
Fax:(361) 572-8214                                               Home by government agencies, families, clergy and
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    other professionals. All children accepted to The
Eligibility Requirements: Very low income, elderly, or           Brownson Home are subject to a 30 to 60 day
those needing wheelchair accessible units                        probationary period.
Fees: Based on income
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Brumby, Kirby - Goliad County Constable
To provide low rent, safe, and sanitary housing. Rental          Precinct 2
assistance, social services program, information and             3600 Post Oak Rd
referrals. Rents are based on family income totals and           Goliad, TX 77963
sizes.                                                           Phone: (361) 645-1210
                                                                 Phone: (361) 935-3774
Brown, Alton - Lavaca County Constable                           Fax:(361) 645-2215
Precinct 1                                                       Hours: Open 24/7
5652 LCR 132                                                     Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Hallettsville, TX 77964                                          Fees: Call for information
Phone: (361) 798-4047                                            Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (361) 798-4975                                            Public Official - Goliad County Constable Precinct 2
Fax:(361) 798-4724
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Brunkenhoefer, Adam - Shiner Chief of Police
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                   802 N. Avenue E
Fees: Call for information                                       Shiner, TX 77984
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Phone: (361) 594-2831                                               Fax:(202) 456-2461
Fax:(361) 594-3566                                                  Web: www.whitehouse.gov/
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-6:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                      Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Fees: Call for information                                          Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                              Intake procedure: Call for information
Public Official - Shiner Chief of Police                            The President is elected to a 4 year term which ends
                                                                    01/20/2008
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Explosives                                                          Calaway, James - Victoria County Constable
802 N. Carancahua #1670                                             513 Bambi Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78470                                            Precinct 2
                                                                    Victoria, TX 77904
Phone: (361) 888-3392
Fax:(361) 888-3395                                                  Phone: (361) 573-3327
Web: www.atf.gov                                                    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm                                       Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                               Fees: Call for information
Fees: None                                                          Intake procedure: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                              Public Official - Victoria County Constable
Criminal Enforcement Program for firearms and
explosives investigations.                                          Calhoun Co. ISD - Calhoun Co. High School
                                                                    201 Sandcrab Blvd.
Bureau of Environmental Health                                      Port Lavaca, TX 77979
1100 W. 49th St.                                                    Phone: (361) 552-3775
Austin, TX 78756                                                    Phone: (361) 552-9728
Phone: (512) 458-7269                                               Fax:(361) 551-2620
Phone: (800) 588-1248                                               Web: www.calcoisd.org
Fax:(512) 458-7222                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:30pm
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us                                           Eligibility Requirements: Not limited to school district
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                       Fees: None to attend in school district
Eligibility Requirements: Texas Residents                           Intake procedure: Registration
Fees: Call For Information                                          School is open for students 7:45am - 4:00pm. School
Intake procedure: Call for Information                              programs include: Free breakfast, for those who qualify,
Environmental & Injury Epidemiology Toxicology                      Communities in Schools, Computer lab open to parents,
Branch.                                                             Day care for teen parents, GED Classes, Mentoring
                                                                    Program, Security Guard, Student Assistance Program
Protects public health and promotes environmental                   (SAP), Summer School, Tutoring services, Vocational
health, basic hygiene, and good sanitation practices                Training.
through the following regulatory and licensing
programs: youth camps, swimming pools, migrant labor                Calhoun Co. ISD - HJM Elementary
camps, child care facilities, certified public health               605 N. Commerce
pesticide applicators, public health nuisances, public              Port Lavaca, TX 77979
schools, public logging, field sanitation, toilet facilities
and mass gatherings.                                                Phone: (361) 552-5253
                                                                    Phone: (361) 552-9728
Bush, George W. - U. S. President (R)                               Fax:(361) 551-2628
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW                                         Web: www.calcoisd.org
Washington, DC 20500                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:45am-4:00pm
                                                                    Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th
Phone: (202) 456-1414                                               Fees: None
Phone: (202) 456-1111                                               Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
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Elementary School                                         Phone: (361) 785-3511
                                                          Phone: (361) 552-9728
Summer Food Service Program: Breakfast 8am-8:30am;
                                                          Fax:(361) 785-5720
M-F; Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm;; 06/09-07/25/2008
                                                          Web: www.calcoisd.org
                                                          Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:00pm
Calhoun Co. ISD - Jackson/Roosevelt                       Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 8th
Elementary                                                Fees: None
1512 Jackson                                              Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
                                                          Elementary and Middle School.
Phone: (361) 552-3317
Phone: (361) 552-9728                                     Calhoun Co. ISD - Travis Middle School
Fax:(361) 551-2699                                        705 N. Nueces
Web: www.calcoisd.org                                     Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:45am-4:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th                  Phone: (361) 552-3784
Fees: None                                                Phone: (361) 552-9728
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                         Fax:(361) 551-2692
                                                          Web: www.calcoisd.org
Elementary school.                                        Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:45am-4:00pm
                                                          Eligibility Requirements: Junior High and Middle
Calhoun Co. ISD - Point Comfort Elementary                School
School                                                    Fees: None
87 Wood St.                                               Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Point Comfort, TX 77978
                                                          A TEA recognized campus
Phone: (361) 987-2212
Phone: (361) 552-9728                                     Calhoun County Community Ministries
Fax:(361) 551-2606                                        331 Alcoa Drive
Web: www.calcoisd.org                                     Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30 - 4:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: P-K thru 5th                    Phone: (361) 552-1722
Fees: None                                                Fax:(361) 552-5440
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                         Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-12:00pm
                                                          Eligibility Requirements: Emergency Need - All Ages,
Calhoun Co. ISD - Point Comfort Elementary School         Low Income
                                                          Fees: Free, Donations accepted
Calhoun Co. ISD - Port O'Connor Elementary                Intake procedure: Walk-in, Call
508 W. Monroe Street
Port O'Connor, TX 77982                                   To provide services to low or no income persons on an
                                                          emergency basis. Services include food, shelter,
Phone: (361) 983-2341                                     prescriptions, rent, and utility bill payments if funds are
Phone: (361) 552-9728                                     available. We require proof of income and expenses.
Fax:(361) 983-2901                                        Calhoun County Emergency Management
Web: www.calcoisd.org                                     211 South Ann, Suite 301
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-3:30pm                             Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 6th
Fees: None                                                Phone: (361) 553-4400
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                         Phone: (361) 553-4455
                                                          Fax:(361) 553-4444
Elementary School                                         Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm
                                                          Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Calhoun Co. ISD - Seadrift School                         Fees: None
1801 W. Broadway                                          Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Seadrift, TX 77983

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Preparedness information. Local Special Needs                   screening), women's health to include PAP test and
Registry; persons needing transportation in case of an          breast exams to family planning clients only);
evacuation can register anytime with the Emergency              TB/Hansens - diagnosis, treatment and management;
Management office.                                              limited sexually transmitted diseases - limited HIV
                                                                services; WIC on Mondays and Wednesdays. (Services
Calhoun County EMS                                              are not available at all local health departments. Contact
216 E. Mahan                                                    the Health Department in your area for more
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                           information.)
Phone: (361) 552-1140
                                                                Calhoun County Humane Society
Phone: (361) 550-1050
                                                                201 Stringhan Dr.
Fax:(361) 552-6552
                                                                Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Hours: Open 24/7
Eligibility Requirements: All Persons                           Phone: (361) 553-8916
Fees: Call For Information                                      Web: www.calhouncountyhumanesociety.org
Intake procedure: Call for Information                          Hours: Mon - Sat; 10:00am-2:00pm
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: All persons who want to
Emergency Medical Services
                                                                adopt an animal
                                                                Fees: Dogs $85.00; Cats $75.00
Calhoun County Floodplain Management                            Intake procedure: Grant pays adoption for 65 & older,
211 S. Ann, Suite 301                                           Medicaid, Disability, SSI rece[ients
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
                                                                Animal control are availablr for adoption. Animals are
Phone: (361) 553-4455
                                                                tested for Heartworms (Dogs) and Feline Leukemia and
Fax:(361) 553-4444                                              AIDS (Cats), receive rabies shots and other
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm                       vaccinations, spayed or neutered. Adoption fee for dogs
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                           is $85.00; Cats $75.00.
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Walk-in; call for information
                                                                Calhoun County Independent School District
Issues development permits for unincorporated areas of          525 N. Commerce
Calhoun County.                                                 Port Lavaca, TX 77979
                                                                Phone: (361) 552-9728
Calhoun County Health Department                                Fax:(361) 551-2648
117 W. Ash
                                                                Web: www.calcoisd.org
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:30pm
Phone: (361) 552-9721                                           Eligibility Requirements: 4yrs-21yrs
Phone: (361) 552-2940                                           Fees: None
Fax:(361) 552-9722                                              Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Web: www.cchealthdept.com                                       Public School Pre-K thru 12
Hours: Mon &Wed, 8:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-5:30pm;
Tues 8:00am-Noon; Thurs 8:00am-1:30pm; 2:30pm-
                                                                Calhoun County Library
5:30pm; Fri 8:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-3:00pm
                                                                200 W. Mahan
Eligibility Requirements: Texas Eligibility Screening
                                                                Port Lavaca, TX 77979
System (TESS)
Fees: Medicare for flue shots; Fee for vaccines; TVFC           Phone: (361) 552-7323
provider; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private Pay;             Fax:(361) 552-4926
Sliding Scale; Free                                             Web: www.cclibrary.org
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                               Hours: Tues & Thurs-10:00am-8:00pm, Wed & Fri-
                                                                10:00am-6:00pm, Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
Public Health Services include immunizations (includes
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: Persons 5yr and older
Flu and Pneumonia);Limited Family planning; health
                                                                Fees: None
risk assessment; adult health (blood pressure screening,
                                                                Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
education and management assistance, Diabetes

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The Calhoun County Library is committed to serving              Port Lavaca, TX 77979
the citizens of Calhoun County and surrounding areas
                                                                Phone: (361) 553-4646
with information, educational, and entertainment
                                                                Fax:(361) 553-4668
resources.
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Calhoun County Probation Dept                                   Fees: None
201 W. Austin                                                   Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
                                                                Law enforcement, public safety, serves civil process and
Phone: (361) 553-4670                                           maintains the county jail and operates the 911 system
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: At-risk youth
                                                                Calhoun County Solid Waste-Recycling Center
Fees: Unknown
                                                                900 Old Landfill Rd.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in, referrals from
                                                                Port Lavaca, TX 77979
schools and Police Departments
                                                                Phone: (361) 552-7791
Programs that provide for the formal supervision and
                                                                Fax:(361) 551-2311
support for juveniles who have been released into the
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-12n; 1:00pm-5:00pm; Sat.
community under court-ordered conditions for a set
                                                                8am-Noon
amount of time, usually for one year. Young men and
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: Calhoun County residents.
women who have been released from a juvenile
                                                                Fees: Free recycling; private pay-solid waste
correctional facility back into the community under
                                                                Intake procedure: Call for information
supervised conditions, to a home placement or its
substitute after serving part of the term for which they        Calhoun County Solid Waste-Recycling Center
were sentenced, based on the judgment there is a
reasonable probability that they will live and remain at        Calhoun County Tax Assessor & Collector
liberty without violating the law.                              211 S. Ann
                                                                Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association                      Phone: (361) 553-4433
2104 W. Austin                                                  Fax:(361) 553-4442
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                           Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am - 4:15pm
Phone: (361) 552-3350                                           Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fax:(361) 552-6477                                              Fees: Unknown
Web: www.calhounseniors.org                                     Intake procedure: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm                                   Calhoun County Tax Assessor & Collector
Eligibility Requirements: Persons with disabilities,
60+ or spouse of any age. Target group: Low income,
                                                                Calhoun County Victim's Assistance
minority.
Fees: Private Pay, Donations accepted, Free                     Coordinator
Intake procedure: Walk-in, call, referrals and written          211 S. Ann Room 302
requests                                                        Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Senior Center where eligible clients 60 years of age or         Phone: (361) 553-4430
older can gather for the nutrition program, requests for        Fax:(361) 553-4421
Home Delivered Meals, transportation, income support,           Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
residential repair, emergency response, Homemaker aid           Eligibility Requirements: Victims of violent crimes.
program, and Information and Assistance. Offers                 Fees: Call for information
educational/recreational programs. Also available is            Intake procedure: Call for information;Referrals from
public transportation program sponsored through                 law enforcement organizations and local advocates ie -
Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission.                   The Harbor.
                                                                Calhoun County Victim's Assistance Coordinator
Calhoun County Sheriff's Department
211 S. Ann St.

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Camino Real Early Childhood Intervention                          provided by trained oncology social workers and are
Gonzales County/Guadalupe County                                  completely free of charge.
767 South Saunders St.
SEGUIN, TX 78155                                                  Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
                                                                  P. O. Box 498
Phone: (830) 303-0417
                                                                  Kensington, MD 20895-0498
Phone: (800) 491-5201
Fax:(830) 303-3562                                                Phone: (800) 366-2223
Web: www.caminorealmhmr.org                                       Phone: (301) 962-3520
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Fax:(301) 962-3521
Eligibility Requirements: Children, under the age of 3,           Web: www.candlelighters.org
with a disability or suspected delays in development              Hours: Tues. Thurs. & Fri. 10:00am-5:00pm
Fees: Based on family's ability to pay, Medicaid,                 Eligibility Requirements: Families, friends and health
Private Insurance                                                 professionals that have a child with cancer between the
Intake procedure: Walk-in; Referral; By phone                     ages of 0-21 years.
                                                                  Fees: None
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) serves children,
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
birth to age 3, with disabilities or delays and their
parents. ECI helps families help their children reach             Our mission is to educate, support, serve, and advocate
their potential through developmental services. No child          for families of children with cancer, survivors of
is denied services because of a family's inability to pay.        childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for
                                                                  them. Provides information and advocacy for local
Campos, Paul - Yorktown Chief of Police                           families needing support.
311 E. Main
Yorktown, TX 78164                                                Cape Carancahua Volunteer Fire Department
                                                                  4581 Hwy 35
Phone: (361) 564-2611
                                                                  Palacios, TX 77465
Fax:(361) 564-2787
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Phone: (361) 655-5552
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    Phone: (361) 972-6123
Fees: Call for information                                        Hours:
Intake procedure: Call for information                            Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                  Fees: Call for information
Public Official - Yorktown Chief of Police
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
CancerCare National                                               Volunteer Fire Department
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
                                                                  Cardiovascular Health and Wellness Program
Phone: (800) 813-4673                                             1100 West 49th Street
Phone: (212) 712-8400                                             Austin, TX 78756
Fax:(212) 712-8495
                                                                  Phone: (512) 458-7200
Web: www.cancercare.org
                                                                  Phone: (512) 458-7111
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:00am-7:00pm EST, Fri, 9:00am-
                                                                  Fax:(512) 458-7618
5:00pm EST
                                                                  Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/wellness/default.shtm
Eligibility Requirements: Anyone affected by Cancer
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fees: Free
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                  Fees: Call For Information
CancerCare is a national non-profit organization that             Intake procedure: There are no applications, but you
provides free professional support services to anyone             can download program information from the website.
affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers,
                                                                  The Cardiovascular Health and Wellness Program
children, loved ones, and the bereaved.
                                                                  promotes increased physical activity and proper
CancerCare programs—including counseling,                         nutrition choices to prevent heart disease using
education, financial assistance and practical help—are            population-based approaches for healthier lifestyle
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choices. The program also staffs the council on                  Case Management Services for Children and
cardiovascular disease and stroke.                               Pregnant Women
                                                                 1100 West 49th Street
Care Inn of Edna                                                 Austin, TX 78756
1204 North Wells
Edna, TX 77957                                                   Phone: (512) 458-7111
                                                                 Phone: (800) 252-8023
Phone: (361) 782-3581                                            Fax:(512) 458-7334
Fax:(361) 782-3208                                               Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/caseman/default.shtm
Hours: Open 24/7                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information                   Eligibility Requirements: 1. Infants, children, teens
Fees: Call for information                                       and young adults, ages 0-20, who:
Intake procedure: Call; Walk-in                                  - Are eligible for Medicaid;
A 60-bed nursing facility.                                       - Have or are at-risk for having a chronic health
                                                                 problem; and
                                                                 - Need help getting services to keep health problems
Caring Senior Service
                                                                 from getting worse
2601 N. Azalea St., Ste. 31
                                                                 2. Pregnant women who:
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                 - Are eligible for Medicaid;
Phone: (361) 575-1117                                            - Have a high-risk pregnancy; and
Phone: (361) 575-1120                                            - Need services to prevent more problems with
Fax:(361) 575-1118                                               pregnancy
Web: www.caringseniorservice.com                                 1. Infants, children, teens and young adults, ages 0-20,
Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm                                    who:
Eligibility Requirements: Private pay or long term care          - Are eligible for Medicaid;
insurance policy; attending physician's statement                - Have or are at-risk for having a chronic health
Fees: Call for information                                       problem; and
Intake procedure: Client need, application process for           - Need help getting services to keep health problems
insurance, attending physician's statement                       from getting worse
Personal assistance service provides: personal care, full        2. Pregnant women who:
meal service, errand running, area cleaning,                     - Are eligible for Medicaid;
transportation, laundry, medication reminding, exercise          - Have a high-risk pregnancy; and
regimen, bathing, private room, ability to choose staff,         - Need services to prevent more problems with
and care at home. Respite care; one flat rate, one hour          pregnancy
response time.
                                                                 Fees: None
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call Texas Health Steps at (877)
Carl & Mary Welhausen Library
                                                                 847-7837 for more information; call or see website for a
810 Front Street
                                                                 list of locally contracted providers
Yoakum, TX 77995
                                                                 Contracts with local providers to offer case management
Phone: (361) 293-5001
                                                                 services for children with special health care needs and
Fax:(361) 293-7091
                                                                 high-risk pregnant women. Program is an extension of
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-6:00pm
                                                                 Medicaid. Assists families in accessing medical
Eligibility Requirements: All persons;Library
                                                                 services, equipment and supplies, and in handling family
membership; Temporary membership to visitors
                                                                 problems, educational/school issues, and financial
Fees: None
                                                                 concerns.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Call for more information on programs. Tax forms                 CCS Medical
available. Eleven public access terminals and wireless           14255 49th North
capabilities.                                                    Suite 301
                                                                 Clearwater, FL 33762
                                                                 Phone: (800) 726-9811
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Phone: (210) 722-0724                                              The CDC is an agency of the Department of Health and
Fax:(210) 493-5767                                                 Human Services. Its mission is to promote health and
Web: www.ccsmed.com                                                quality of life by preventing and controlling disease,
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-7:00pm; Sat, 8:00am-4:00pm                  injury, and disability.
Eligibility Requirements: Depending on insurance
plan                                                               Central Adoption Registry
Fees: Medicaid, Medicare, PPO plan                                 1100 W. 49th St.
Intake procedure: Call                                             Austin, TX 78756-3199
Medical Supply Company for diabetes, ostomy, wound                 Phone: (888) 963-7111
care, and respiratory.                                             Web:
Offers diabetic testing supplies, incontinence supplies,           www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/reqproc/adoptionregistry.shtm
respiratory medications, glucose meters, insulin pumps,            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
and pump supplies to patients with Medicare, Medicaid              Eligibility Requirements: Adults ages 18 and older
or Private Insurance, and most PPO plans.                          born or adopted in Texas, their birth parents and
                                                                   biological siblings
They will mail supplies directly to the patients home at           Fees: $30 check or money order, payable to Texas
no extra charge. Verify insurance eligibility for the              Department of State Health Services
patients. Obtain physician's authorization for the patient.        Intake procedure: Mail required documents and
Provide educational materials for the patients.                    completed application, available on the website, with a
Electronically bill your patient's insurance and follow up         check or money order, to Texas Department of State
with the patient to ensure satisfaction.                           Health Services, Central Adoption Registry, PO Box
                                                                   140123, Austin, TX 78714-0123
CenterPoint Energy
                                                                   Provides a voluntary mutual-consent registry that allows
301 West Santa Rosa Street
                                                                   an adult adoptee, birth parent, or sibling to place his or
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                   her name on the registry and locate other family
Phone: (361) 575-4584                                              members who are also registered. A match occurs when
Phone: (888) 876-5786                                              an adopted person and his or her birth parent or a
Fax:(888) 265-9088                                                 biological sibling voluntarily register. The registry
Web: www.centerpointenergy.com                                     releases identifying information after the participants in
Hours: Open 24/7                                                   the match complete the following a one-hour post-
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                     adoption counseling session that educates and prepares
Fees: Call for information                                         each for the reunion; and a written biography or history
Intake procedure: Call                                             about the participant's life with copies of photographs or
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston,                other visual media.
Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that                  The registry does not compel or require people to
includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas         register and a person has the right to refuse to participate
distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services,          in any registry.
interstate pipelines and field services operations.
                                                                   Office also provides information for opening adoption
                                                                   records.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd. N. E.                                             Maintains an online list of child-placing agencies that
Atlanta, GA 30333                                                  operate their own voluntary adoption registries so that
                                                                   the public may have the opportunity to request services
Phone: (800) 311-3435
                                                                   from them.
Phone: (404) 639-3311
Web: www.cdc.gov
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm EST                                  Chase, Loyd - Edna Fire Marshall
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                              126 W. Main
Fees: Call for information                                         Edna, TX 77957
Intake procedure: Call for information                             Phone: (361) 782-3159
                                                                   Fax:(361) 782-7382
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
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Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    victimization. Beyond that, we are here to assist law
Fees: Call for information                                        enforcement and searching families in location and
Intake procedure: Call for information                            recovery efforts in the horrendous event that a child
                                                                  does go missing.
Public Official - Edna Fire Marshall
                                                                  Child Welfare Information Gateway
Cheney, Dick - U. S. Vice-President (R)
                                                                  1250 Maryland Avenue SW, 8th Floor
Old Executive Office Building
                                                                  Washington, DC 20024
Washington, DC 20501
                                                                  Phone: (800) 394-3366
Phone: (202) 456-2326
                                                                  Phone: (800) 422-4453
Fax:(202) 456-7044
                                                                  Fax:(703) 385-3206
Web: www.whitehouse.gov/
                                                                  Web: www.childwelfare.gov
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-6:00pm
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm (EST)
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: None
Fees: Call for information
                                                                  Fees: Mostly free;some publications are provided for a
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                  cost-recovery fee.
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
Vice President
Chessher, Don - Nixon City Mayor                                  Provides access to information and resources to help
100 W. 3rd St.                                                    protect children and strengthen families. A service of
Nixon, TX 78140                                                   the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and
                                                                  Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human
Phone: (830) 582-1924
                                                                  Services.
Fax:(830) 582-1136
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                  Childhelp
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                  15757 N. 78th St.
Fees: Call for information
                                                                  Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1680
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                  Phone: (800) 422-4453
Public Official - Nixon City Mayor
                                                                  Phone: (480) 922-8212
                                                                  Fax:(480) 922-7061
Child Quest International, Inc.                                   Web: www.childhelp.org
1060 N. 4th, Ste. 200                                             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm
San Jose, CA 95112-4941
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Victims of child abuse; if
Phone: (888) 818-4673                                             child abuse is suspected; parenting questions
Phone: (408) 287-4673                                             Fees: None
Fax:(408) 287-4676                                                Intake procedure: Call for information
Web: www.childquest.org/                                          Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm                                         CHILD, Cheryl Mayer, Director, serves the United
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                             States, its territories, and Canada 24 hours per day, 7
Fees: Services free to victims and their families.                days per week. Established in 1982, it is staffed by
Intake procedure: Walk in; Call for information                   professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters,
Child Quest International is a non-profit 501(c)(3)               can provide assistance in approximately 140 languages.
organization dedicated to the prevention and recovery of          The confidential and anonymous hotline offers crisis
missing, abused, and exploited children. We also assist           intervention, information, literature, and referrals to
in the location and recovery of at-risk* adults in the San        thousands of emergency, social service, and support
Francisco Bay Area.                                               resources.
We focus on two vital aspects - prevention and                    Childhelp is one of the largest and oldest national non-
recovery. Child Quest believes education is an essential          profits dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child
element in keeping our youth safe. Providing awareness            abuse and neglect. Since its founding in 1959, the
and safety education to children, teens, pre-teens, and           organization has directly provided help and hope to
parents is the foundation for our goal to stop child
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millions of children and adults whose lives have been            Eligibility Requirements: Children and young adults,
traumatized by child abuse.                                      ages 0-20, who live in Texas, meet financial criteria, and
                                                                 have a chronic physical or developmental condition that:
Childhelp's approach focuses on prevention.
intervention, and treatment. The Childhelp National
                                                                 - Will last or is expected to last for at least 12 months;
Child Abuse Hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. Childhelp's programs and services also
                                                                 - Results or may result in limits to one or more major
include residential treatment services; children's
                                                                 life activities;
advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes;
and the National Day of Hope, part of National Child
                                                                 - Requires health and related services of a type or
Abuse Prevention Month every April.
                                                                 amount beyond those required by children generally;
Children of the Night                                            - Has a physical (body, bodily tissue or organ)
14530 Sylvan Street                                              manifestation;
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Phone: (800) 551-1300                                            - May exist with accompanying developmental, mental,
Phone: (818) 908-4474                                            behavioral, or emotional conditions; and
Fax:(818) 908-1468
Web: www.childrenofthenight.org                                  - Is not solely a delay in intellectual development or
Hours: Open 24/7                                                 solely a mental, behavioral, and/or emotional condition
Eligibility Requirements: Children ages 11-17                    Children and adults of any age with cystic fibrosis are
involved in prostitution                                         eligible.
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call                                           Fees: None
                                                                 Intake procedure: Send all application materials to
Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit
                                                                 your local DSHS office; to find your local office, call
organization established in 1979 and dedicated to
                                                                 (800) 252-8023 or visit website; applications may be
rescuing America's children from the ravages of
                                                                 requested by phone or downloaded from website
prostitution.
                                                                 Provides health benefits for children with special health
The Children of the Night home is open to child
                                                                 care needs, and their families, and people of all ages
prostitutes throughout the United States, and the
                                                                 with cystic fibrosis. Contracts with agencies throughout
Children of the Night hotline is ready and able to rescue
                                                                 the state to provide clinical and support services.
these children 24 hours a day. Our hotline staff works
closely with law enforcement to rescue children from             Health benefits include case management, hospital
vile, dominating pimps.                                          services, outpatient services, inpatient rehabilitation,
                                                                 physical and occupational therapy, ambulance services,
Our home features an on-site school and college
                                                                 ambulatory surgery, primary and preventative care,
placement program. After youngsters complete our
                                                                 medication, speech and hearing services, care by
rigorous and comprehensive program of academic and
                                                                 medical specialists, equipment and medical supplies,
life-skills education, caseworkers are available to
                                                                 orthotics and prosthetics, vision care, dental care, home
provide ongoing case management to hundreds of
                                                                 health nursing, special nutritional products and services,
graduates.
                                                                 hospice care, outpatient renal dialysis, hospital care, and
                                                                 mental health services, as well as meal, lodging, and
Children With Special Care Needs                                 transportation when needed to obtain medical care.
1100 W. 49th St.
Austin, TX 78756-3199                                            Also covers family support services, which may include
                                                                 respite care, specialized child care costs, vehicle
Phone: (512) 458-7355                                            modifications, home modifications/barrier removal, and
Phone: (800) 252-8023                                            special equipment. Case management services are also
Fax:(512) 458-7417                                               provided.
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/cshcn/default.shtm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Benefits do not include services covered by Medicaid,
                                                                 CHIP, or private insurance.

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Clients must reapply every 6 months, before coverage             - Proof of alimony payments; and
expires.
                                                                 - Social Security number for each child, or receipt that a
San Antonio Office Serves:                                       number has been applied for (form SSA2853 or
                                                                 SSA5028)
Golden Crescent Region
DSHS-Health Services Region 8                                    Children's Mental Health Services
7430 Louis Pasteur DriveSan Antonio, TX 78229-4507               PO BOX 12668
                                                                 Austin, TX 78711-2668
Phone: 210-949-2141
                                                                 Phone: (512) 206-5000
Fax: 210-949-2047                                                Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/mentalhealth.shtm
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Children's Health Ins Prog. (CHIP) & Childrens                   Eligibility Requirements: 0-18 years of age
Medicaid                                                         Fees: None
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.                                              Intake procedure: Apply at local mental health
Brown-Heatly Building, 4th Floor                                 provider (Gulf Bend)
Austin, TX 78751-2316
                                                                 Treatment and support for children, adolescents, and
Phone: (800) 647-6558                                            their families. Crisis Intervention * Children's
Phone: (877) 543-7669                                            Adolescent Psychiatric Hospitals * Mental Health
Web: www.texcarepartnership.com                                  Evaluation * Outpatient Mental Health Care * Case
Hours: TexCare Call Center: Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm                Management * Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Eligibility Requirements: Children, ages 0-18, living
in Texas, who are either US citizens or legal permanent          Christ's Kitchen - Nutrition Site
residents; must be uninsured for 90 days and meet                609 E. Warren
income guidelines                                                Victoria, TX 77903
Fees: No application fee; call for monthly fee
information; families also pay co payments                       Phone: (361) 578-4233
Intake procedure: Call to request an application, or             Hours: Mon-Sat, 7:00am-1:30pm
visit www.texcarepartnership.com to complete an online           Eligibility Requirements: All are welcome
application or to download one                                   Fees: None, donations accepted
                                                                 Intake procedure: Walk-in
Accepts applications for the Children's Health Insurance
Program (CHIP) and Children's Medicaid; both                     To feed the hungry people in Victoria. Open to anyone
programs provide health coverage for children. Services          who is hungry. There is no screening and no limit on
covered include regular checkups, immunizations,                 the number of days one may eat at Christ's Kitchen. Hot
prescription drugs, hospital visits, durable medical             lunches are served six (6) days a week Mon - Sat
equipment, physical/speech/occupational therapy,                 11:00am - 1:00pm. Moving to new building on 9-14-
emergency services, inpatient/outpatient mental health           07.
treatment, substance abuse detoxification, outpatient,           One time prescription medication only.
and residential services, and home health services.
New applicants who qualify for CHIP coverage may                 Citizens Home Health Agency
wait up to 3 months before their child's coverage begins.        2807 N Ben Wilson
                                                                 Victoria, TX 77901
Families must renew CHIP every 6 months.
                                                                 Phone: (361) 579-1305
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:                                              Phone: (800) 683-4422
- Gross income verification;                                     Fax:(361) 579-1311
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm, R.N. 24/7
- Residency verification for children who are not US             Eligibility Requirements: Medical need
citizens; need front and back copy of an I-551 or I-94;          Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, Private pay, Private
- Proof of child care/adult care payments;                       insurance
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
- Proof of child support payments;

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To provide intermittent professional health services to              short-term medical and rehabilitative services that
patients in their place of residence. Our agency provides            require more than outpatient attention. 24-hour care is
skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech therapy,              provided to adults and geriatric patients recovering from
occupational therapy, medical social services, and home              an illness or surgery and who need skilled nursing care
health aides. Medical supplies are also made available               or rehabilitation on a daily basis. The facility prepares
through the agency.                                                  the resident and family for discharge through teaching
                                                                     and counseling. In addition, spiritual, emotional, and
Citizens Medical Center                                              comfort needs are addressed for all residents.
2701 Hospital Drive                                                  Citizens Medical Center is owned by the citizens of
Victoria, TX 77901                                                   Victoria County.
Phone: (361) 573-9181
Phone: ( ) -                                                         Citizens Medical Center's HealthWISE
Fax:(361) 574-1802                                                   2701 Hospital Drive
Web: www.citizensmedicalcenter.org                                   Victoria, TX 77901-5749
Hours: 7 days 24 hours
                                                                     Phone: (361) 578-9473
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                     Phone: (361) 574-1709
Fees: Medicare/Medicaid, Private insurance, private
                                                                     Fax:(361) 574-1709
pay
                                                                     Web: www.citizensmedicalcenter.org
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                     Hours: Irregular, call for information
Service area: Victoria and surrounding counties.                     Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
                                                                     Fees: Call For Information
Citizens Medical Center, a 312-bed, acute-care hospital,
                                                                     Intake procedure: Call for Information
provides Victoria and South Texas with the technology
and medical sophistication of a big city and the personal            HealthWISE is a proactive educational service that
care of a small town. Affiliated with the Methodist                  promotes healthy individuals and businesses in a way
Health Care Network of Houston, Citizens has access to               that benefits the entire region. Through educational and
the best available research and clinical expertise in                preventive health programs, as well as corporate
health care.                                                         services, HealthWISE helps build healthy individuals,
                                                                     healthy families, healthy employees, healthy businesses,
Citizens has been a leader in cardiac care for over 25
                                                                     and thus a healthy region.
years and is known throughout the region as ―;The Heart
Hospital.‖; The Medical Center is also a leader in cancer            HealthWISE is an authorized provide of American
therapy. The Kathryn O'Connor Regional Cancer Center                 Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care
has treatment technology comparable with major                       (ECC) Courses including Adult, Pediatric, and
medical centers in large cities.                                     Healthcare Provider CPR. Other HealthWISE services
                                                                     include Adult and Pediatric First Aid, Bloodborne
In 1997, a $24 million expansion project was completed
                                                                     Pathogens Class, Diabetes Education Outpatient
which includes a four-story medical office building,
                                                                     Classes, Diabetic Support Groups and Support, Cardiac
three additional patient floors, four additional surgical
                                                                     Rehabilitation, Education, and Support, Wellness
suites and our much-anticipated Women's Pavilion. The
                                                                     Programs, Stress Management Class, Smoking
pavilion, which adds obstetrics to the hospital, has 11
                                                                     Cessation Program, Occupational Medicine services,
homelike labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum
                                                                     and much more. Please call for classes schedule and
suites. This expansion will help provide complete health
                                                                     fees.
care services to the region well into the 21st century.
Other services include a major trauma center, critical               Citizens Medical Center-Financial Dept
care, wound care, 10 operating rooms, pediatrics, pain               2805 N. Navarro, Suite 400
management, complete diagnostics, laboratory,                        Victoria, TX 77901
respiratory therapy, day surgery, inpatient psychiatric,             Phone: (361) 582-1118
24-hour pharmacy, physical rehabilitation services, and              Fax:(361) 570-7459
a 24-hour health information phone line staffed by                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
registered nurses.                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Low income, earned income
Citizens also has a Skilled Nursing Unit which is a 20-              $389.00, Unearned income $179.00, resources $2000.00
bed facility located on the fifth floor. This facility offers        and value of vehicle $4650.00, 18 yrs of age.
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Fees: None                                                         Web: www.yoakumusa.com or www.cityofyoakum.org
Intake procedure: Application, proof of income                     Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
County Indigent Health Care Program (CIHCP) helps
                                                                   Fees: Private pay; Medicaid; Medicare
people pay for needed medical care. Basic guidelines:
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Must be a Victoria County resident, be at least 18 yrs. of
age or emancipated minor, maximum earned income                    The City of Yoakum is a governmental entity that
for individual $389.00, unearned income $179.00,                   provides basic utility and public safety services to the
resources $2000.00, Value of vehicle $4650.00. A                   citizens of Yoakum.
Patient Support Representative is also available at
Citizens Hospital on Sundays.                                      CMS - Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services
                                                                   7500 Security Blvd.
City of Cuero                                                      Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
212 E. Main
                                                                   Phone: (877) 267-2323
Cuero, TX 77954
                                                                   Phone: (410) 786-3000
Phone: (361) 275-3476                                              Web: www.cms.hhs.gov
Phone: (361) 275-3440                                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fax:(361) 275-6265                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Income, age
Web: www.cityofcuero.com                                           Fees: None
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                   Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services
Fees: Based on requested service.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                   College Church of Christ
City of Cuero is a municipal government that provides              3200 N. Ben Jordan
basic utility and public safety services to the citizens of        Victoria, TX 77901
Cuero.
                                                                   Phone: (361) 575-4788
                                                                   Hours: Call for information
City of Goliad
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
152 W. End
                                                                   Fees: Donations accepted
Goliad, TX 77963
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (361) 645-3454
                                                                   Helps community in time of need.
Fax:(361) 645-8315
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm                                      Helps homeless families 3 month transitional program -
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                              Family Promise of Victoria (please call - not active at
Fees: Unknown                                                      this time). Contact Jeff Williams at the Bible Book
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                  Store, 361/575-7415, for more information.
The City of Goliad provides water,sewer, & garbage
utility services to the citizens of the city. The City of          College Church of Christ has food pantry when
Goliad provides assistance to residents, questions for             someone is on premises.
information on city programs services, policies,
regulations, and procedures. The City of Goliad is an
equal opportunity fair housing employer. Please call for           Comfort Keepers
further information.                                               803 Sam Houston
                                                                   Victoria, TX 77901
City of Yoakum                                                     Phone: (361) 578-7778
900 Irvine                                                         Fax:(361) 578-5248
Yoakum, TX 77995                                                   Web: www.comfortkeepers.com
Phone: (361) 293-6321                                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (361) 293-5234                                              Eligibility Requirements: Adults
Fax:(361) 293-3318                                                 Fees: Varies, call for rates
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
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Assisted living in the privacy and comfort of your own           Provides for the administration required of a
home. Services available: In-home companionship care,            Community Action Agency and Board of Directors, as
meal preparation, light housekeeping, errand services,           well as programs contracted with State Agencies and
grocery shopping, transportation services, 24 hour care          local entities.
available, daily ―;TLC‖; phone calls, laundry & linen
                                                                 MEALS-ON-WHEELS
washing, clothing shopping, recreational activities,
grooming & dressing guidance, organize incoming mail,            Only serves Victoria County. Assists clients qualified
periodic review with family. You have the flexibility of         eligible by Texas Department of Human Services who
choosing any or all of these services. We will tailor a          are elderly clients (age 60 & over) with meals delivered
package to meet your needs. Services are available on            to their homes by volunteers and staff five days per
an hourly, daily, or weekly basis.                               week and for holidays. This program serves
                                                                 approximately 50 persons and is funded by local
Communication Service for the Deaf                               donations for the meals. Donations are always needed.
7400 Blanco Rd. #130                                             To be placed on the waiting list contact Sulema
San Antonio, TX 78216                                            Ramirez, Meal Coordinator, 361-575-0478/1-800-695-
                                                                 0314.
Phone: (800) 574-1652
Phone: (210) 349-3332                                            HOME DELIVERED MEALS(HDM)
Fax:(210) 349-3272                                               Assists clients qualified eligible by Texas Department of
Web: www.c-s-d.org                                               Aging & Disability Services (TDADS) who are elderly
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-4:00pm                                    and/or disabled. The meals are delivered to the client's
Eligibility Requirements: Hard of hearing or Deaf                home five days per week. Program serves Goliad and
Fees: Call for information                                       Victoria counties. Home Delivered Meals serves
Intake procedure: Call for information                           approximately 200 persons and there is a waiting list.
Financial assistance with specialized                            Contact Sulema Ramirez, Meal Coordinator at 361-575-
telecommunications devices; telephones; Carolyn                  0478/1-800-695-0314.
Colley/Hear Loss Resource Specialist                             VARIOUS EMERGENCY DIRECT ASSISTANCE
Information and referral.                                        PROGRAMS
                                                                 Provides assistance to the low income in an emergency
Community Action Committee of Victoria -                         need situation, which may include helping to pay a
Texas                                                            utility bill, propane and natural gas, or assistance with
4007 Halsey Street                                               the application for food stamps, Temporary Assistance
Victoria, TX 77901                                               for Needy Families (TANF), Children's Health
Phone: (800) 365-7712                                            Insurance Program (CHIP), and Medicaid. Most of the
Phone: (361) 578-2989                                            programs assist clients in a seven county area, Calhoun,
Fax:(361) 578-0062                                               DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca and
Web: www.texcarepartnership.com                                  Victoria. In addition to the seven counties CAC has an
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    emergency energy/utility assistance grant for Aransas
Eligibility Requirements: 125% Income; 30 days                   county. ALL CLIENTS MUST MEET EACH
income proof                                                     INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAM LOW INCOME
Fees: In some situations Co-pay applies                          GUIDELINES AND ELIGIBILITY
Intake procedure: Appointments, Walk-in                          REQUIREMENTS, THIS WILL VARY WITH EACH
                                                                 PROGRAM AS DOES THE AMOUNT AND
Private nonprofit corporation which operates Federal             FREQUENCY OF ASSISTANCE. The program grant
and State funded programs for the low income, elderly,           periods begin and end at various times throughout the
children, disabled, and needy families. Local donated            year. Therefore the type of assistance available will vary
funds, in-kind services, and volunteers are also utilized        throughout the year, even from week to week or month
in all programs. Various services and assistance                 to month. Assistance is provided on an appointment
programs operated by CAC are as follows:                         and walk-in basis to qualifying eligible clients, as long
ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT                                        as fundslast.
                                                                 COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT(CSBG)

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May assist with miscellaneous emergency and referrals          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
when no other source is available when funds are               Eligibility Requirements: Adults and children who are
available.                                                     Medicaid eligible and have verifiable health problems
                                                               that limit their ability to perform activities of daily living
CENTRAL POWER & LIGHT
                                                               Fees: None
Funds that Central Power & Light Company, their                Intake procedure: Call the intake line to be screened
employees, and customers donate through the                    for eligibility
―;Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program‖; for energy related
                                                               Contracts with local attendant care providers for daily,
emergencies. These funds can be used for Central
                                                               in-home, non-nursing assistance for adults and children
Power & Light customers only.
                                                               whose health problems limit their functional ability to
ENTEX                                                          perform activities of daily living. Services may include
Funds donated by the ENTEX Corporation, their                  escort services to medical appointments; home
employees, and customers for energy related                    management assistance with household tasks, meal
emergencies. These funds can be used for an ENTEX              preparation, light housekeeping, food preparation, and
customer bill only.                                            more; and personal care activities, such as bathing,
                                                               dressing, feeding, exercising, and ambulation.
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AGENCY (EFSP)                                                  Family members who are willing to provide care may be
                                                               compensated by the State, if they meet certain criteria.
Funds are allocated for emergency utility assistance in        Spouses and legal or foster parents of clients are not
Victoria, DeWitt, Gonzales and Lavaca counties                 eligible for compensation.
(depending on availability).
                                                               Program is a Consumer Directed Service (CDS), which
COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY ASSISTANCE                                allows participants to hire and manage the people who
PROGRAM (CEAP)                                                 provide their services.
Designed with four components in two assistance
categories. The Co-Payment component,                          Community Based Alternatives Program (CBA)
Elderly/Disabled component, and Energy Crisis                  701 W. 51st Street
component all provide energy related assistance for            MC: W235
utility bills. The Retrofit component provides for             Austin, TX 78751
replacement or repairs of heating/cooling systems and          Phone: (512) 438-3200
water heaters. This program also operates an extensive         Phone: (888) 902-9990
client case management component. The program                  Fax:(512) 438-4374
serves eight counties; Aransas, Calhoun, DeWitt,               Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, and Victoria.               Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
WEATHERIZATION AND HOUSING                                     Eligibility Requirements: Adults, ages 21 and older,
DEPARTMENT                                                     who have a medical necessity for in-home nursing care;
                                                               must be Medicaid eligible
Assists low income households in weatherizing their            Adults, ages 21 and older, who have a medical necessity
homes; making them airtight and energy efficient. For          for in-home nursing care; must be Medicaid eligible
more information and to submit an application contact          Fees: None
Yolanda Lozano or Lisa Tesch, 361-578-2989/1-800-              Intake procedure: Call for information and to be
365-7712.                                                      screened for eligibility.
                                                               Contracts with community providers to serve older
Community Attendant Services(CAS)                              adults and adults with disabilities who require in-home
701 W. 51st Street                                             nursing care. Services include case management,
MC: W235                                                       nursing services, adaptive aids, medical supplies, adult
Austin, TX 78751                                               foster care, assisted living, emergency response system,
Phone: (888) 902-9990                                          home delivered meals, minor home modifications,
Phone: (361) 275-5737                                          occupational and physical therapy, speech and /or
Fax:(512) 438-4374                                             language pathology services, personal care, respite care,
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us                                      and prescription drugs.
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Services may be provided in a person's home or in a              outside of Austin. Also distributes pamphlets, posters,
community-based living arrangement, such as a group              bookmarks, copies of research monographs, and
home.                                                            prevention and information booklets, which are mailed
                                                                 free of charge to individuals, schools and nonprofit
Program is a Consumer Directed Service (CDS), which
                                                                 organizations.
allows participants to hire and manage the people who
provide their services.
                                                                 Compassionate People Aiding Texans; C.P.A.T.
Family members, except spouses, may be employed by               203 Hopkins
the contracted provider as paid caregivers.                      Victoria, TX 77901
Program is a Community Waiver Program (Medicaid-                 Phone: (361) 580-3332
waiver program).                                                 Phone: (361) 573-1231
There may be a waiting list for services.                        Hours: Varies
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Low income, needy
Community Living Assistance and Support                          Fees: Accepts donations
                                                                 Intake procedure: A referral letter from another agency
Services (CLASS)
                                                                 or 211 can be sent with caller name, address and phone
701 W. 51st Street
                                                                 number so they can be contacted to discuss furnature
MC: W235
                                                                 needs
Austin, TX 78751
                                                                 Provides needy persons with furniture, dishes,
Phone: (512) 438-3200
                                                                 appliances, beds, and linens when they have them
Phone: (888) 902-9990
                                                                 available.
Fax:(512) 438-4374
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Comprehensive Rehabilitation Service-DRS
Eligibility Requirements: Adults, ages 18 and older,             4102 North Navarro Suite D2
who are deaf-blind with a third disability that limits           Victoria, TX 77901
independent functioning; must be determined Medicaid             Phone: (361) 578-1594
eligible                                                         Phone: (800) 252-7009
Fees: None                                                       Fax:(361) 578-0047
Intake procedure: Call for information and to be                 Web: www.dars.state.tx.us
screened for eligibility.                                        Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Traumatic brain injury and
Community Mental Health and Substance                            or Spinal Cord injured applicants; 16 yrs. old or older;
Abuse Information Center                                         US Citizen and a resident of Texas for at least six
909 W. 45th Main Code 2083                                       months or have a family member living in Texas at least
Building 631                                                     six months who is or will be applicants primary
Austin, TX 78751                                                 caregiver.
                                                                 Fees: Call for information
Phone: (512) 419-2610                                            Intake procedure: Application process; call for
Fax:(512) 206-4723                                               information
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/mentalhealth.shtm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Inpatient Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation; A
Eligibility Requirements: 18 and older                           team of qualified professionals provides a variety of
Fees: Based upon ability to pay                                  intensive therapies, medical care and other services to
Intake procedure: Contact local mental health                    help individuals live as independently as possible.
authority (MHA). Contact information is available from           Services are provided on an inpatient basis at an
calling 1-800-252-8154                                           accredited rehabilitation hospital. Outpatient Services:
                                                                 Rehabilitation Services for occupational therapy,
Provides mental health and substance abuse prevention            physical therapy, speech therapy and cognitive therapy
and treatment research materials. Books and videos may           may be continued on an outpatient basis. Post Acute
be checked out for a 2-week period. Curricula, journals,         Traumatic Brain Injury Services; These services help an
and reference documents must be used within the
information center only. Mails materials to people living
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individual deal with injury-related cognitive difficulties        Phone: (800) 621-0508
such as memory loss and/or inappropriate behaviors.               Phone: ( ) -
                                                                  Fax:(512) 475-2994
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of South                       Web: www.oag.state.tx.us
Texas                                                             Hours: 7 days 24 hours
3908-A John Stockbauer                                            Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Victoria, TX 77901                                                Fees: None
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call
Phone: (800) 333-4357
Phone: (361) 576-9899                                             To report violations against the Texas Consumer
Fax:(361) 576-9799                                                Protection Law.
Web: www.cccsstx.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Convatec
Eligibility Requirements: None                                    P.O. Box 5254
Fees: Free, Fee for DSP program                                   Princeton, NJ 08543-5254
Intake procedure: Call for appointment, e-mail, web-              Phone: (800) 422-8811
site                                                              Phone: (800) 345-0473
Consumer Credit Counseling Service/CCCS Offers                    Fax:(908) 904-2165
Budget & Credit counseling, Debt repayment plans,                 Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30am-8:00pm, Fri, 8:30-6:00, Sat
Debt crisis assistance, Education programs & materials,           10:00am-2:00pm EST
housing counseling, pre-purchasing counseling, and pre-           Eligibility Requirements: Any one needing ostomy
bankruptcy counseling. Is certified by HUD to provide             supplies
foreclosure counseling and provides a First Time Home             Fees: Varies
Buyer class with a completion certificate.                        Intake procedure: Application filled out by physician
                                                                  A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Manufacturer of
Consumer Product Safety Commission, U.S.                          ostomy products. Their products are retailed in medical
4330 East West Highway                                            supply store and pharmacies. The company also has an
Bethesda, MD 20814                                                indigent program which, if you qualify, provides a 1-
Phone: (800) 638-2772                                             year-supply of ostomy products. Your doctor or nurse
Phone: (800) 638-8270                                             must contact the company and request an application.
Fax:(301) 504-0124                                                The physician must fill out the application and send it in
Web: www.cpsc.gov                                                 for the patient. If the patient does qualify for the 1 year
Hours: Toll free number, 24 hours                                 free supplies, they will have to requalify every 3 months
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    during the 1 year period.
Fees: None                                                        ConVatec will also provide 1 month of free ostomy
Intake procedure: Call                                            supplies (Starter Kit) to patients who have just
An agency of the Federal Government, develops safety              undergone surgery and are needing ostomy supplies.
standards to protect the public against injury from
consumer products, helps consumers evaluate product               Cook, Robert L. “;Robby”;- State
safety, and promotes research into the causes and                 Representative (R) - District 17
prevention of product-related injury.                             PO Box 217
                                                                  Eagle Lake, TX 77434
Some types of products not covered by the CPSC are:
Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles covered by Department               Phone: (979) 234-2493
of Transportation, Drugs, and Cosmetics covered by                Phone: (512) 463-0682
Food and Drug Administration; and Alcohol, Tobacco,               Fax:(979) 234-2499
and Firearms covered by Department of the Treasury.               Web: www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist17/cook.htm
                                                                  Hours: Irregular - Call for Details
Consumer Protection Division                                      Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
300 West 15th Street                                              Fees: Call for information
Austin, TX 78701                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                  State Representative
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Copperfield Village                                               and bill payment rates, a provider manual, and a
501 E. Larkspur                                                   statewide directory of local program contact persons.
Victoria, TX 77904                                                DSHS has no enforcement authority but does handle
                                                                  eligibility dispute request resolutions between providers
Phone: (361) 575-3978                                             and counties, public hospitals, and hospital districts.
Fax:(361) 575-7646
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                  Covenant House Nineline
Eligibility Requirements: Age, must be independent,
                                                                  1111 Lovett Blvd.
55+ older
                                                                  Houston, TX 77006-3898
Fees: Private pay
Intake procedure: Call for appointment; or walk-in                Phone: (800) 999-9999
                                                                  Phone: (800) 999-9915
Spacious patio homes [1-bedroom (850 sq. ft.); 2-
                                                                  Fax:(713) 523-6904
bedrooms (1050 sq. ft.)], meals, transportation,
                                                                  Web: www.covenanthousetx.org
housekeeping, maintenance, lawn care, and social
                                                                  Hours: 7days, 24 hours
activities.
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All ages, focus on youth to
                                                                  age 21, but will help anyone who calls.
Cornyn, John - U.S. Senator (R)                                   Fees: None
517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.                                      Intake procedure: Call
Washington, DC 20510
                                                                  24-hour nationwide hotline providing crisis intervention
Phone: (202) 224-2934                                             and referrals to young people under age 21 and their
Fax:(202) 228-2856
                                                                  families. Young people call about all kinds of problems
Web: www.cornyn.senate.gov/index.asp?lid=1
                                                                  including: family problems, relationship problems, child
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     abuse, family violence, homelessness, running away,
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    substance abuse, and gang involvement.
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                            Founded in Houston in 1983, Covenant House Texas
                                                                  provides emergency shelter, crisis intervention,
United States Senator
                                                                  transitional housing and community-based services to
County Indigent Health Care Program                               homeless, runaway, throwaway, and at-risk youth under
1100 West 49th Street                                             the age of 21.
Austin, TX 78756
                                                                  This 80-bed emergency shelter is available on a 24-hour
Phone: (512) 458-7706                                             basis to youth in need. The shelter provides a safe place
Fax:(512) 458-7713                                                where young people's basic, immediate needs can be
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/cihcp/default.shtm                      met.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    Creekstone Ranch Apartments
Fees: Call For Information                                        5609 John Stockbauer Drive
Intake procedure: Individuals should contact their                Victoria, TX 77904
local county government.
                                                                  Phone: (361) 580-2901
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)                    Fax:(361) 580-0962
administers the County Indigent Health Care Program
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm
(CIHCP) state assistance matching fund for counties not           Eligibility Requirements: Low Income
fully serviced by a public hospital or hospital district          Fees: Call for information
that spend more than 8% of their general revenue tax              Intake procedure: Call; Walk-In
levy (GRTL) on health for indigent persons. Program
administration is solely the responsibility of the county         Low income housing program.
government, hospital district, or public hospital. DSHS
staff provide program support and technical assistance            Crime Stoppers-Victoria City Police
to CIHCP counties, public hospitals, and hospital                 Department
districts, which includes policy guidance, training for           306 S. Bridge
local staff, periodic workshops, a handbook of eligibility        Victoria, TX 77901

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Phone: (361) 572-4200                                            may be approved for benefits up to a total of $50,000
Web: www.crimestoppers.txstate.edu                               and may be paid to the victim/claimant or to service
Hours: Open 24/7                                                 providers of behalf of the victim. You can call your
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            local law enforcement and pick up an application.
Fees: None
                                                                 There are basic requirements for applications:
Intake procedure: Call
                                                                 Residency - The crime must have occurred in Texas to a
Texas Crime Stoppers offers education, training, and
                                                                 Texas or United States resident or the crime involved a
research sources for law enforcement agencies as well
                                                                 Texas resident who was a victim in another state or
as the general public. Stopping crime is the
                                                                 county, which does not have crime victims'
responsibility of every citizen.
                                                                 compensation benefits.
Crime Victim Assistance (Violent Crimes)                         Reporting of the crime must have occurred, in a
306 S. Bridge                                                    reasonable time period, to the appropriate law
Victoria, TX 77901                                               enforcement agency, however, the reporting of the crime
                                                                 should not be done so late as to be deemed as
Phone: (361) 485-3758                                            interference with or hampering the crime's investigation
Phone: (361) 485-3700                                            and/or prosecution, including cooperating with the
Web: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc                                       appropriate law enforcement agencies.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All assault victims                    ―;Payer of last resort‖; - The fund is a secondary source
Fees: Call for information                                       of payment for certain out-of-pocket expenses. Other
Intake procedure: Call for information                           available resources would have to pay before any
                                                                 payment from the Fund would be awarded. This
Crimes Victims' Compensation Program is available to             includes any court ordered restitution.
innocent victims and their families of VIOLENT crimes
when there are no other means of payment for the
                                                                 Crisis Pregnancy Center
financial cost of a crime. What is interesting is where
                                                                 1501 E. Red River Ste. C-1
the funding is derived - from the people who have
                                                                 Victoria, TX 77901
broken the law and have been convicted of a crime.
Claims may be approved through the Attorney Generals             Phone: (361) 575-6171
Office and may be paid to the victim/claimant or to              Hours: Mon: 3:00-6:00pm; Wed and Fri; 1:00pm-
service providers of behalf of the victim. You can call          4:00pm
your local law enforcement and pick up an application.           Eligibility Requirements: Any female with pregnancy
                                                                 questions.
Crime Victim Services Division - CVC Program                     Fees: Donations accepted from interested people/Free
300 W. 15th Street                                               to clients
Office of Attorney General-MC011                                 Intake procedure: Walk-in or appointment if needed.
Austin, TX 78701                                                 Confidential pregnancy testing. Refer to medical clinics
Phone: (800) 983-9933                                            and agencies if assistance if needed. Also will assist
Phone: (512) 936-1200                                            pregnant women.
Fax:(512) 936-1800
Web: www.oag.state.tx.us/victims                                 Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc.
Hours: Mon-Fri,8:00am-5:00pm                                     3315-K North 124th Street
Eligibility Requirements: Crime victims                          Brookfield, WI 53005
Fees: Free                                                       Phone: (800) 558-8976
Intake procedure: Application Process                            Phone: (262) 783-5787
Crimes Victims' Compensation Program is available to             Fax:(262) 783-5906
innocent victims and their families when there are no            Web: www.crisisprevention.com
other means of payment for the financial cost of a crime.        Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-6:00pm (CST)
What is interesting is where the funding is derived -            Eligibility Requirements: All persons
court costs and fees from the people who have broken             Fees: Call for information
the law and have been convicted of a crime. Claims               Intake procedure: Call for information
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The training programs focuses on prevention, stepping             Crossroads Nursing Service
you through a series of simple yet powerful nonverbal             1910 Commerce
and verbal techniques that enable you to effectively              Victoria, TX 77901
defuse mounting hostility.
                                                                  Phone: (361) 578-3621
                                                                  Fax:(361) 573-6952
Crossroads Home Educated Children
                                                                  Web: www.crossroadshomehealth.com/
P.O. Box 5175
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm, Nurse on call 24/7
Victoria, TX 77903
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (361) 575-6026                                             Fees: Private pay
Phone: (361) 648-0652                                             Intake procedure: Call
Web: www.checin.org/
                                                                  Home Health Aide services in home. Personal care,
Hours: Irregular - Call for Details
                                                                  cooking, cleaning, shopping. Home Health Aide
Eligibility Requirements: Children
                                                                  services in hospital or nursing home for personal care.
Fees: $25.00 membership fee
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                  Crossroads Recycling Center
C.H.E.C. is a local, non-profit support group for families        3007 S. Laurent
in the Victoria Crossroads area who have made the                 Victoria, TX 77902
decision to home school their children. While C.H.E.C.
is a Christian based organization, it is open to anyone           Phone: (361) 572-8107
who home schools and desires to be a part of this                 Fax:(361) 572-3571
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri 8a-5p; Saturday 8a-12n
support group.
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
There are many benefits to joining a support group. Our           Fees: Call for information
members have a wonderful camaraderie and are a great              Intake procedure: Call for information
encouragement to each other. We have monthly
meetings and hope to meet you soon.                               Recycling Center

Crossroads Home Health-Victoria                                   Crossroads Youth & Family Services
1910 Commerce                                                     292 Foster Field Dr.
Victoria, TX 77901                                                Victoria, TX 77904

Phone: (361) 578-2436                                             Phone: (361) 578-3686
Phone: (800) 444-3754                                             Phone: (800) 369-7512
Fax:(361) 578-5571                                                Fax:(361) 578-6950
Web: www.crossroadshomehealth.com/                                Web: www.crossroadsfs.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm                                      Hours: Open 24/7
Eligibility Requirements: All persons with medical                Eligibility Requirements: Case by case basis
needs                                                             Fees: Free. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Fees: Medicaid, Medicare, Insurance, Private pay                  Intake procedure: Call for information.
Intake procedure: Walk-in; Referral                               Crossroads Youth and Family Services, formerly Youth
Home care. Skilled nursing, therapy (speech, physical,            Home of Victoria, is a private non-profit
occupational), social work, home health aides, primary            501(c)(3)corporation licensed by the Texas Department
home care family home care, respite, community based              of Family and Protective Services as an Emergency
alternative programs. Infusion pharmacy and hospital              Shelter for youths ages infant through 17 years.
medical equipment and supplies. Medication assistance,               Founded in 1972, CYFS was established by local
home telemonitoring and Lifeline programs, $10.00                 individuals with a sincere interest in the welfare of
charge for application fee for non Crossroads Home                children at risk. Located in Victoria, Texas, CYFS
Health patients. Accept Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance,            serves children from all of South Texas.
and Private pay clients.
                                                                     In addition to emergency shelter services, CYFS
                                                                  provides prevention services for at-risk children and
                                                                  their families.

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CYFS is accredited by the Texas Network of Youth                  Services:
Services (TNOYS) for excellence in Shelter Standards.
                                                                     Services include safe, appropriate temporary shelter
Preparation for Adult Living                                      in a residential setting, food, clothing, medical care and
                                                                  other basic needs, individual, group and family
    The PAL program was implemented to ensure that
                                                                  counseling, recreation programs, referral to community
older youth in substitute care are prepared for adult
                                                                  resources, facilitation of family reunification,
living and their inevitable departure from the TDFPS
                                                                  coordination of resumption and completion of
care and support. Services are available for youth ages
                                                                  school/education, discharge planning and aftercare
15-1/2 or older on whom Child Protective Services has
                                                                  services. Services provided under the runaway and
an open case.
                                                                  homeless youth program will not be utilized to serve
   CYFS staff provides training aimed at improving                youth already under the supervision of child welfare or
self-esteem and improving the ability to make                     the juvenile justice system.
responsible decisions. Skills and resources needed to be
                                                                  STAR Program
healthy, productive adults are presented in areas
including Personal and Interpersonal Skills, Job Skills,             Works with children 0-17 years old and their
Housing and Transportation, Health, Planning for the              families. STAR provides services which include:
Future and Money Management.                                      universal child abuse prevention services, crisis
                                                                  intervention, individual, group, and family counseling
   PAL helps youth face the challenges of adulthood
                                                                  (home and school-based), case management, skill
and independence and assists them in identifying and
                                                                  building, and referrals to Community agencies to help
developing support systems for when they leave care.
                                                                  meet the needs of the client.
Most of all, PAL helps them realize there are options.
                                                                  STAR locations:
Basic Center Program
                                                                                  Calhoun County - Port Lavaca -
   Created under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
                                                                                  361/649-9492
Prevention Act (JJDPA), the Runaway and Homeless
Youth Act of 1974 was a response to widespread                                    DeWitt County - Cuero - 361/649-9511
concern regarding the alarming number of youth who
                                                                                  Lavaca County - 800/369-7512
were laving home without parental permission, and who,
while away from home, were exposed to exploitation                                Jackson County - 361/649-9486
and other dangers of street life.                                                 Victoria County - 361/578-3686 X17
   Today, the central purpose of this program is to               Crow, Timothy - Gonzales Chief of Police
provide youth less than 18 years of age and at risk of            916 St. Paul
separation from the family with emergency shelter,                Gonzales, TX 78629
food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care.
                                                                  Phone: (830) 672-8686
The Basic Center seeks to reunite young people with
                                                                  Fax:(830) 672-9081
their families whenever possible or to locate appropriate
                                                                  Web: www.cityofgonzales.org/
alternative placements. Age appropriate services and
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
referrals for homeless youth ages 18-21 are provided as
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
well.
                                                                  Fees: Call for information
Program Goals:                                                    Intake procedure: Call for information
   Alleviate problems of runaway and homeless youth;              Public Official - Gonzales Chief of Police
    Reunite youth with their families and encourage the
resolution of intra-family problems through counseling            Cuero Animal Control
and other services;                                               201 E. Main
                                                                  Cuero, TX 77954
   Strengthen family relationships and encourage stable
long-term living conditions for youth;                            Phone: (361) 277-3552
                                                                  Phone: (361) 275-5734
    Help youth decide upon constructive courses of                Fax:(361) 277-6325
action.                                                           Web: www.cityofcuero.com/animalcontrol.php
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
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Eligibility Requirements: Persons who reside in the             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
city of Cuero                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis
Fees: Call for information                                      Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Private
Intake procedure: Call                                          pay
                                                                Intake procedure: Walk-in to ER, call for appointment
Provides city animal control and the authority for local
                                                                if outpatient
rabies control. Available on emergency hours and
weekends.                                                       Cuero Community Hospital is located in Cuero. Our
                                                                goal is to provide you the highest quality care in a
Also is dispatched from the Sheriff's Department for
                                                                personalized manner. We strive to give Cuero and
bites ONLY to check for rabies in the County.
                                                                surrounding communities the best possible care
                                                                available. In addition to the outstanding medical and
Cuero Area Ministerial Alliance C.A.M.A.L.                      nursing staff, Cuero Community Hospital (CCH) also
118 W. Main                                                     offers a wide range of services to better provide quality
Cuero Area Ministerial Alliance                                 patient care. Cuero Community Hospital - ―;Because
Cuero, TX 77954
                                                                There's No Place Like Home.‖;
Phone: (361) 275-5022
                                                                Surgical Services: Whether surgery is planned or an
Phone: (361) 275-5272                                           emergency, our highly trained staff of health care
Fax:(361) 275-5870                                              professionals are ready to respond with the latest in
Hours: First Thursday 9am-2pm; Fourth Thursday 2                surgical equipment and technology.
p.m. - 6 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Resident of Dewitt County             CCH's Sleep Disorder Center: Offers the latest in sleep
Fees: None                                                      diagnostic services to assist patients with sleep-related
Intake procedure: First come, first served                      breathing disorders. Our Registered Respiratory
                                                                therapists are skilled in performing high quality
A cooperative of churches operating a non-profit agency         diagnostic work.
to provide emergency relief of food and limited utility
assistance. Also, provides commodity distribution for           Our Mammography Department is certified by the
DeWitt county.                                                  Texas Department of Heath, FDA and accredited by the
                                                                American College of Radiology. State of the art
Intake as follows: Last name starting with A-N, arrive          equipment is available to provide superior images for
from 10:00am-2pm,                                               early detection while using very low dose radiation.
M-Z, 2:00pm-6:00pm.
                                                                Our Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day,
                                                                seven days a week with a specially trained staff to
Cuero Chamber of Commerce                                       provide emergency care.
124 E. Church St.
Cuero, TX 77954-2902                                            A Mobile MRI Unit offers our patients the most state of
                                                                the art resonance equipment available today. This unit
Phone: (361) 275-2112                                           allows your doctor to view anatomical features with
Fax:(361) 275-6351                                              pinpoint accuracy while using no radiation.
Web: www.cuero.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm                                   A Heliport is located behind the emergency entrance for
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                           emergency transport.
Fees: Membership Fees                                           For the most seriously ill patients, a special environment
Intake procedure: Call, walk-in, or e-mail                      is available in our Intensive Care/Post Anesthesia Care
Promote the civic, cultural, and general interests of           Unit. In our 6-bed unit, patients are monitored by
Cuero and the surrounding areas.                                sophisticated and state of the art electronic equipment.
                                                                CCH's Patient Therapy Department is staffed with a
Cuero Community Hospital                                        licensed physical therapist and physical therapy
2550 North Esplanade                                            assistants who treat inpatients and perform a wide range
Cuero, TX 77954                                                 of outpatient therapies with include services for sports
Phone: (361) 275-6191                                           medicine, orthopedic and neurological patients.
Fax:(361) 275-3999
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CCH's Specialty Clinic brings in different specialists to        encourage the client to do as much as he can for himself.
our hospital every weekday, all month long to perform a          PHC assists the client to accomplish basic personal care
wide range of procedures. Among the 30 different                 and minimal household tasks. PHC only provides tasks
specialists are cardiologists, plastic surgeons, and             allowable in the program. These services will be
orthopedic surgeons.                                             provided at the client’s primary residence unless special
                                                                 permission is obtained to provide them elsewhere. PHC
Our Childbirth Center allows our patients to have the
                                                                 is not nursing care nor is it a maid service.
comfort of labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum in
the same room with the infant room. These luxury units           The CBA program provides home and community based
also provide whirl pool tubs and showers for the mom's           services to persons age 21 and older who would qualify
comfort and enjoyment. The Hydrotherapy Unit                     for nursing facility care. These services are provided as
provides aquatic therapy for patients suffering from             cost effective alternatives to placement in nursing
sport-related injuries as well as cardiovascular and             facilities. The CBA program is funded by Title XIX
arthritic patients. Available also is a heated pool to           (Medicaid) through a waiver, usually referred to as
perform exercises at a shallow level.                            (1915 (c)).
                                                                 Lifeline is an easy-to-use medical alert service designed
Cuero Home Health - Cuero                                        to reduce the risk of living alone. In the event of a fall or
615 N. Esplanade                                                 emergency, help is available at the push of a button.
Cuero, TX 77954
Phone: (361) 275-8999                                            Cuero ISD - Cuero Junior High School
Phone: (800) 348-4364                                            608 Jr. High Drive
Fax:(361) 275-8970                                               Cuero, TX 77954
Web: www.cuerohospital.org
                                                                 Phone: (361) 275-6181
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm; Sat. 8am-Noon
                                                                 Fax:(361) 275-6912
Eligibility Requirements: Age
                                                                 Web: www.cueroisd.org
Fees: Medicaid/Medicare, private pay, private
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:45am-3:45pm
insurance
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Must be in school district
Intake procedure: Call
                                                                 Fees: None to attend
Services include Skilled Nursing Care, Home Health               Intake procedure: Registration
Aides, Primary Home Care, Community Based
Alternatives, Physical and Occupational Therapy,
Speech Therapy, and Home Telemonitoring.                         School is open to the students 7:45am - 3:35pm
                                                                 weekdays. Programs offered are: After School Program,
Cuero Home Health-Yorktown                                       Communities in Schools, Immunizations provided,
508 N. Riedel                                                    Parent Organizations, Summer Breakfast/Lunch
Yorktown, TX 78164                                               Program, Summer School, Tutoring services, Vocational
                                                                 Training.
Phone: (361) 564-2519
Fax:(361) 564-4028                                               Cuero ISD - Cuero Senior High School
Web: www.cuerohosp.org                                           920 E. Broadway
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-10:00am                                   Cuero, TX 77954
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Medicaid/Medicare, private pay, private                    Phone: (361) 275-6691
insurance                                                        Phone: (361) 275-3832
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                Fax:(361) 275-2430
                                                                 Web: www.cueroisd.org/
Primary Home Care (PHC) program is to prevent or                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:45am-3:45pm
delay the institutionalization of clients by providing           Eligibility Requirements: Resident of DeWitt County
necessary supportive care in the client’s home. The              for High School
PHC program is able to provide basic care and is not             Fees: None
meant to meet all of the client’s needs. PHC services            Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
are considered to be non-medical, non-nursing, non-
technical, non-emergency care that is meant to                   Senior High School
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Summer Food Program:                                                 Cuero ISD - Hunt Elementary School
Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm; 0-18 yrs. old Limited food                    805 N. Hunt
quanity when food is gone service is over for the day.               Cuero, TX 77954
                                                                     Phone: (361) 275-2416
Cuero ISD - DeWitt-Lavaca Sp Ed Coop                                 Phone: (361) 272-2652
960 E. Broadway                                                      Fax:(361) 275-3474
Cuero, TX 77954                                                      Web: www.cueroisd.org/
                                                                     Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:45am-4:00pm
Phone: (361) 275-6766
                                                                     Eligibility Requirements: Live in School District;
Fax:(361) 275-5313
                                                                     Accepts Paid Transfers
Web: www.dlsec.org
                                                                     Fees: None unless paying transfers
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm
                                                                     Intake procedure: Registration
Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis or referral
Fees: Free                                                           School is open to students weekdays 7:30am - 3:20pm.
Intake procedure: Walk-in; Referral; Call for                        School Programs Offered: After School Program,
appointment                                                          Breakfast - Free if qualified, Communities in Schools,
                                                                     Parent Organizations, Registered Nurse on campus,
Composed of thirteen school districts within two
                                                                     School-based clinic, Summer breakfast/Lunch Program,
counties who continually provide a child centered
                                                                     Summer School, Tutoring services.
educational process through a wide array of placement
options for students eligible for special education                  Summer Food Program:
support. The Cooperative employs and contracts with a
                                                                     Breakfast 7:30am-8:30am; Lunch 11:30-12:30pm
variety of specialists. There is a full-time staff of related
                                                                     06/09-07-/03
services offered in the following areas: Occupational &
Physical Therapy, Adapted PE, Counseling,
Recreational Therapy, Assistive Technology, Nurse                    Cuero Lakeview Kidney Center
Services, Speech Therapy, Orientation Mobility, &                    1105 E. Broadway
                                                                     Cuero, TX 77954
Vision.
                                                                     Phone: (361) 275-8648
Other Programs: G.O.A.L.S. Program, Behavior
Management, Inclusion, Transition, I.E.P                             Fax:(361) 275-8691
Development/Accountability, ARD Process, Multi-                      Hours: Mon, Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm; Dialysis 5:00am-
District Process, Staff Development, Assistive                       5:00pm, M,W,F
                                                                     Eligibility Requirements: Dialysis patients
Technology, Related Services, Alternative Assessment,
                                                                     Fees: Medicaid, private pay
Instructional Strategies, Assessments, Speech
Pathologists, Grants, Parent Liaison, Modifications.                 Intake procedure: Professional Referral
                                                                     Hemodialysis, staff assisted, Peritoncal Dialysis,
Cuero ISD - French, John C. Primary School                           training, and home support.
505 N. Henry
Cuero, TX 77954                                                      Cuero Medical Clinic
Phone: (361) 275-2121                                                2500 N Esplanade Ste 102
Phone: (361) 275-3832                                                Cuero, TX 77954
Fax:(361) 275-2698                                                   Phone: (361) 275-3466
Web: www.cueroisd.org                                                Fax:(361) 275-5614
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:45am-3:45pm                                        Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Resident of DeWitt County.                 Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information                                           Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private
Intake procedure: Call for information                               Pay
Primary School                                                       Intake procedure: Call for appointment
                                                                     Medical clinic



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Cuero Nursing & Rehabilitation Center                           Phone: (361) 275-2864
1310 E. Broadway                                                Fax:(361) 275-2864
Cuero, TX 77954                                                 Web: www.cuero.lib.tx.us
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm Sat. 9am-Noon
Phone: (361) 275-9133                                           Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fax:(361) 275-9136                                              Fees: Free
Web: www.rnct.com                                               Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis                             Ten public computers, Laptop Check out for DeWitt
Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private            County residents, wireless capabilities, call for further
Pay                                                             information.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                Cuero Volunteer Fire Department
Center is considered a skilled nursing facility with the
                                                                219 E. Main
capacity to hold 120 patients. Medicare Wing (Skilled
                                                                Cuero, TX 77954
Nursing Unit) and accepts Medicaid and private pay
patients. Services include physical therapy, in-house           Phone: (361) 275-2411
speech therapy and occupational therapy, and a certified        Hours: Open 24/7
nurse aid training class. A long-term care nursing and          Eligibility Requirements: DeWitt community
rehabilitation facility also offering mental health             Fees: Call for information
services.                                                       Intake procedure: Call for information
Cuero Nursing Home                                              Fire Department
1010 McArthur
Cuero, TX 77954                                                 Meets 1st Monday of every month at 7:30pm at 219 E.
                                                                Main
Phone: (361) 277-6133
Fax:(361) 275-6169
                                                                Cuero-DeWitt County Health Department
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                106 N. Gonzales
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                Cuero, TX 77954
Fees: Medicare/Medicaid, Private insurance, private
pay                                                             Phone: (361) 275-3461
Intake procedure: Walk-in; Call for appointment;                Fax:(361) 275-5732
Referral                                                        Hours: Mon. 8:00am-5:30pm Tues. 8am-Noon, Wed-
                                                                Thurs, 8:00am-5:30pm, Fri. 8am-3pm
Alzheimer care in secure unit, long term care.
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Specialize in Dementia and wound treatment. A 83-bed
                                                                Fees: Medicare/Medicaid, CHIP, Private pay
facility. Locked unit. Not certified.
                                                                Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Cuero Police Department                                         Programs that protect and improve the health of the
201 E. Main                                                     community through comprehensive efforts to prevent,
Cuero, TX 77954                                                 control and eradicate communicable disease, eliminate
                                                                environmental health hazards, and recognize, prevent,
Phone: (361) 275-3440                                           and control occupational health hazards and illnesses.
Phone: (361) 277-3552
Fax:(361) 275-6262                                              WIC Clinic Schedule: 1st Wed of month 9:00am-Noon
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm                      3rd Wed of month 9:00am-Noon; 12:30pm-3:30pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: None                                                      If you need a late appointment, please call the Victoria
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                               office at 578-2884 to schedule.
Police Department                                               Da Costa Volunteer Fire Dept.
                                                                144 Commerce Ave.
Cuero Public Library                                            Victoria, TX 77905
207 East Main
Cuero, TX 77954                                                 Phone: (361) 575-4959
                                                                Fax:(361) 573-2991
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Hours: On call by 911                                             Intake procedure: Call the intake line to be screened
Eligibility Requirements: Da Costa Community                      for eligibility
Fees: Donations accepted
                                                                  Contracts with community providers to serve adults who
Intake procedure: Call
                                                                  are deaf-blind with multiple disabilities as an alternative
Fire Rescue                                                       to institutional placement. Clients are given a choice of
                                                                  residing in their own home or apartment with support,
Clifford Townsend is the retired Fire Chief and you can
                                                                  residing with parents/guardians with support, or residing
contact him at 361/575-4959.
                                                                  in small group homes with support.
Day Activity and Health Services                                  Services include adaptive aids, medical supplies,
701 W. 51st Street                                                assisted living, behavior communication services, case
MC: W235                                                          management, chore services, day habilitation, dietary
Austin, TX 78751                                                  services, environmental accessibility/minor home
                                                                  modifications, nursing services, occupational and
Phone: (512) 438-3200                                             physical therapies, prescription drugs, orientation and
Phone: (888) 902-9990                                             mobility, residential habilitation, respite care, transition
Fax:(512) 438-4374
                                                                  services, and speech, hearing, and language therapy.
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Program is a Consumer Directed Service (CDS), which
Eligibility Requirements: Adults, ages 18 and older,              allows participants to hire and manage the people who
who are Medicaid eligible and have a medical diagnosis            provide their services.
and physician's order requiring care or supervision by a          Program is a Community Waiver Program (Medicaid-
licensed nurse, or have a functional disability related to        waiver program)
a medical diagnosis
Fees: None
                                                                  Deforest, Peter - Seadrift Fire Chief
Intake procedure: Call the intake line to be screened
                                                                  PO Box 159
for eligibility
                                                                  Seadrift, TX 77983
Contracts with licensed adult daycare centers to provide
                                                                  Phone: (361) 785-2251
daytime services five days a week as an alternative to
                                                                  Fax:(361) 785-2208
nursing home or institutional placement. Programs are
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm
administered or supervised by a licensed nurse.
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Services include nursing and personal care; physical
                                                                  Fees: Call for information
rehabilitation; noon meal and snacks; transportation to
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
and from the facility and medical appointments; and
social, educational, and recreational activities.                 Public Official - Seadrift Fire Chief

Deaf Blind Multiple Disabilites Program                           DeLaGarza, Michael - Goliad County Constable
(DBMD)                                                            Precinct 1
701 W. 51st Street                                                336 East End Street
MC: W235                                                          Goliad, TX 77963
Austin, TX 78751                                                  Phone: (361) 645-3359
Phone: (512) 438-3200                                             Phone: (361) 645-4907
Phone: (888) 902-9990                                             Hours: Open 24/7
Fax:(512) 438-4374                                                Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us                                         Fees: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Intake procedure: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Adults, ages 18 and older,              Public Official - Goliad County Constable
who are deaf-lind with a third disability that limits
independent functioning; must be determined Medicaid
                                                                  DeLaGarza, Robert - Goliad County Sheriff
eligible
                                                                  701 E. End Street
Fees: None
                                                                  Goliad, TX 77963

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Phone: (361) 645-3451                                              Dept of Veterans Affairs - Victoria VA
Phone: ( ) -                                                       Outpatient Clinic
Fax:(361) 645-2230                                                 1502 E. Airline Suite 40
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      Victoria, TX 77901
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Fees: Call for information                                         Phone: (361) 582-7700
Intake procedure: Call for information                             Phone: (800) 209-7377
                                                                   Fax:(361) 582-7701
Public Official - Goliad County Sheriff                            Web: www.vasthcs.med.va.gov/scd/victoria.htm
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:00am-4:30pm
DePelchin Children's Center                                        Friday 10:00am-4:30pm
4950 Memorial Dr.                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Veterans
Houston, TX 77007                                                  Fees: Depends on veterans status
Phone: (888) 730-2335                                              Intake procedure: Contact Health Benefits Advisor -
Phone: (713) 730-2335                                              361-582-7700 ext 61225
Fax:(713) 802-3801                                                 To provide outpatient services to eligible veterans from
Web: www.depelchin.org                                             a 12 county area. General practice services include
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      minor orthopedic, internal medicine, podiatry,
Eligibility Requirements: Depends on what service is               psychiatry, social work, and nutrition counseling.
needed
Fees: Call for information                                         Detar Hospital Navarro
Intake procedure: Call for information                             506 E. San Antonio
Programs are designed primarily to meet the needs of               Victoria, TX 77901
individuals and families in crisis, requiring such services        Phone: (361) 575-7441
as counseling services for ages 4-17, parenting                    Phone: (361) 572-0052
programs, transitional living, foster care, adoption, and          Fax:(361) 788-6114
post-adoption.                                                     Web: www.detar.com/SpecSrvc.asp
                                                                   Hours: 7 days 24 hours
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance                            Eligibility Requirements: All persons
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501                                  Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Private Pay
Chicago, IL 60610-7204                                             Intake procedure: Walk-in or call
Phone: (800) 826-3632                                              DeTar Hospital is a 193 bed hospital which provides
Phone: (312) 642-0049                                              inpatient, outpatient, and emergency medical services
Fax:(312) 642-7243                                                 for the seven county region. A complete renovation of
Web: www.dbsalliance.org                                           the interior and exterior of the hospital was completed in
Hours: Call for information                                        2003. The various services offered by DeTar Hospital
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                              Navarro include Mammography, Surgery, Day Surgery,
Fees: Call for information                                         Orthopedics, neurosurgery, plastic surgery &
Intake procedure: Call                                             microsurgery of the hand, Intensive Care, inpatient &
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)                 outpatient Rehabilitation, Oncology, Urology,
is the nations largest patient-directed, illness-specific          Neurology, Skilled Nursing, and a full service heart
organization. Incorporated in 1986 and based in                    program that performs the majority of the heart cases in
Chicago, we represent the voices of the more than 24               the area. In 2005, DeTar Hospital Navarro received
million Americans living with depression and the                   accreditation from the Joint Commission on
additional 2.5+ million living with bipolar disorder (also         Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The ER at
known as manic depression.) DBSA was formerly the                  DeTar Hospital Navarro is the areas Lead Level III
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association               Trauma Center.
(National DMDA.)                                                   DeTar inpatient Rehabilitation Center is located at
                                                                   DeTar Hospital Navarro. The Rehabilitation Center is
                                                                   staffed with licensed physical, occupational,
                                                                   recreational, and speech therapists. The center
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specializes in the rehabilitation and therapy of                   injuries and physicals, an array of programs have been
orthopedic and post-amputation patients and those                  developed including Functional Capacity Evaluations,
recovering from stroke or neurological disorders. You              Work Hardening, Hand Therapy, and Aquatic Therapy.
may call 788-6054 for more information. DeTar                      Cardiac Rehabilitation is also provided with a physician
Outpatient Rehabilitation offers all the therapists as             referral and it is covered by most insurance, including
found in the inpatient center plus an aquatic therapy              Medicare. For more information call 572-3021.
program, but is located at 4204 N. Laurent Street where
                                                                   DeTar Senior-Care Center is located on the DeTar
patients can conveniently park near the entrance. For
                                                                   Hospital Navarro campus in DeTar Medical Plaza-West
more information call 572-0052.
                                                                   Tower. The center is staffed by physicians specializing
Dietary counseling is offered on an individual basis or            illnesses and injuries of people age 65 and over.
by group presentation. Topics are available on just about
                                                                   The Colon Screening Center at DeTar Hospital Navarro
any weight loss or nutritional subject matter. This
                                                                   was developed for the early detection of colon cancer.
service is offered by appointment only. Please call 788-
                                                                   Detected early, colon cancer can be cured. However, if
6170 for more information.
                                                                   detected in a more advanced stage the disease can be
DeTar Sleep Disorders Center is located in DeTar                   fatal. For more information call 788-6670.
Hospital Navarro. It aids in the diagnosis and treatment
of sleep disorders. The most serious of sleep disorders            Detar Medworks Victoria Functional
are daytime sleepiness, excessive use of sleeping pills,           Assessment
nighttime chest pains, morning headaches, snoring, and             4208 Retama
breathing irregularities. The physician referral is                Victoria, TX 77901
required. An overnight stay is required in a suite
designed with many of the personal touches of home.                Phone: (361) 572-3021
You may call 788-6021 or 788-6193 for additional                   Fax:(361) 572-4863
information.                                                       Web: www.detar.com/SpecSrvc.asp
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
The Volunteer Services at DeTar Hospital Navarro                   Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis with workman's
make a hospital stay more comfortable for patients,                comp paperwork
visitors, and staff by performing many special services.           Fees: Workman's Comp
The DeTar Active Advantage program provides a                      Intake procedure: Call for information or appointment;
variety of social activities for people over 50 years of           walk-in with a workman's comp paperwork
age as well as discounts on many items used by the age
group. If you would like to become a hospital volunteer,           Occupational Health, job related injuries
or would like more information on the Active
Advantage program, please call 575-5525.                           Detar Rehabilitation Center
                                                                   506 E. San Antonio
DeTar Health Center, located at 4204 N. Laurent, is                Victoria, TX 77901
staffed by Registered Nurses, exercise physiologists,
personal trainers, and massage therapists. The Health              Phone: (361) 788-6504
Center offers fitness programs designed for all age                Fax:(361) 788-6402
groups. A wide variety of fitness and aerobic classes are          Web: www.detar.com/SpecSrvc.asp
held including water aerobics in the climate controlled            Hours: 24 hours 7 days
lap pool. Other equipment includes: free weights,                  Eligibility Requirements: Orders from doctor if they
nautilus, treadmills, and stair-steppers, just to mention a        go through Medicare
few. For more information or to join DeTar Health                  Fees: Medicare; Private Insurance; Private Pay
Center call 576-5884.                                              Intake procedure: Call for information

DeTar MedWorks/Victoria Functional Assessment and                  Rehabilitation Services is comprised of inpatient and
Restoration Center is the areas only full service                  outpatient centers, Physical, Occupational, and Speech
occupational medicine program dedicated to and                     Language Pathologists. The services are divided in the
designed for area employers to improve employee                    following arenas.
health and wellness, to care for employees injured on the          Inpatient Rehabilitation Center provides orthopedic,
job, and to perform numerous screening programs. In                neurological, amputations, or other physical disorders
addition to a physician being on site to handle employee           requiring a moderate to maximal intensity of
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rehabilitation. include physical and occupational                all chairpersons and members, and assigns all Senate
therapy, speech language pathology, discharge planning,          legislation to the committee of his choice.
prosthetics and orthotics, social services, psychological
consults, and comprehensive patient education.                   DeWitt County Adult Probation Dept
Specialized programs include home and community                  307 N. Gonzales
reentry, cooking, prosthetic/orthotic training, home             Cuero, TX 77954
safety visits, comprehensive exercise programs, and
                                                                 Phone: (361) 277-2349
assistance with adaptive equipment.
                                                                 Fax:(361) 275-8853
                                                                 Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm, Wed,
Devereux Victoria                                                8:00am-3:30pm
120 David Wade Dr.
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Adults
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                 Fees: Supervisory Fee $40 per month
Phone: (361) 575-8271                                            Intake procedure: Call before coming
Phone: (800) 383-5000
                                                                 Programs that provide for the formal supervision and
Fax:(361) 575-6520
                                                                 support for adults who have been released from a
Web: www.devereux.org
                                                                 correctional facility into the community under court-
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                 ordered conditions for a set amount of time.
Eligibility Requirements: Youth ages 5 -14 with
mental health disorders, adults 18 years of age and up
with chronic mental health issues and/or developmental           DeWitt County Appraisal Office
                                                                 103 E. Baily
disabilities.
                                                                 Cuero, TX 77954
Fees: Depending on program
Intake procedure: Call for appointment                           Phone: (361) 275-5753
Licensed Residential and day services for youth ages 5 -         Fax:(361) 275-9227
14, and adults 18+years with severe emotional disorders          Web: www.dewittcad.org
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
and adults with chronic mental health issues and/or
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: All persons
developmental disabilities.
                                                                 Fees: Call for information
Devereux Duds offers clothing to all Devereux clients.           Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                 County Tax Appraisal Office.
Dewhurst, David - Lieutenant Governor                            DeWitt County Emergency Management
PO Box 12068                                                     307 N Gonzales
Austin, TX 78711-2068                                            Cuero, TX 77954

Phone: (512) 463-0001                                            Phone: (361) 275-3642
Web: www.ltgov.state.tx.us/                                      Phone: (361) 275-2116
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Fax:(361) 275-2280
Eligibility Requirements: Texas Residents                        Hours: As needed
Fees: None                                                       Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Intake procedure: Call or email from website                     Fees: None
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
the second-highest executive office in the government of
Texas, a state in the United States of America. It is            DeWitt County Emergency Management
considered the most powerful post in Texas government
because its occupant controls the work of the Texas              DeWitt County Health Department - Yoakum
Senate and controls the budgeting process as a leader of         307 Crittendon St.
the Legislative Budget Board                                     Yoakum, TX 77995
Under the provisions of the Texas constitution, the              Phone: (361) 275-3461
Lieutenant Governor is President of the Texas Senate.            Fax:(361) 275-5732
By the rules of the Senate, the Lieutenant Governor              Hours: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month - 9am -
establishes all special and standing committees, appoints        12pm
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: All persons
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Fees: varies                                                  Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                             Intake procedure: Call for information
Public Health Services include immunizations (includes        DeWitt County Jail
Flu, Pneumonia, and International travel), health risk
assessment, adult health (blood pressure screening,           DeWitt County Senior Citizens Center
education and management assistance, diabetes and             1013 E. Courthouse
cholesterol screening, TB/Hansens - diagnosis,                Cuero, TX 77954
treatment and management.
                                                              Phone: (361) 275-9182
                                                              Phone: (361) 564-2155
DeWitt County Health Department - Yorktown                    Fax:(361) 564-2155
508 N. Riedel St.
                                                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00am-2:00pm
EMS Bldg.
                                                              Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 60 yrs or older and
Yorktown, TX 78164
                                                              spouses of any age.
Phone: (361) 275-3461                                         Fees: Donations accepted; private pay
Fax:(361) 275-5732                                            Intake procedure: Walk-in
Hours: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9:00am-
                                                              Provides congregate meals to seniors 60 years old and
11:00am
                                                              their spouses of any age.
Eligibility Requirements: None
Fees: Varies
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                             DeWitt County Sheriff's Office
                                                              208 E. Live Oak
Public Health Services include immunizations (includes        Cuero, TX 77954
Flu, Pneumonia) health risk assessment, adult health
(blood pressure screening, education and management           Phone: (361) 275-5734
assistance, diabetes and cholesterol screening,               Fax:(361) 275-3096
TB/Hansens - diagnosis, treatment and management.             Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
                                                              Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                              Fees: Free
DeWitt County Historical Commission
305 E. Newman                                                 Intake procedure: Walk In,Call for appointment, Call
Cuero, TX 77954                                               DeWitt County Sheriff's Office-Law Enforcement
Phone: (361) 275-3797
Phone: (361) 275-3478                                         DeWitt County Tax Assessor Collector
Fax:(361) 275-5792                                            115 N. Gonzales
Hours: Irregular, call for information                        Cuero, TX 77954
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                         Phone: (361) 275-3419
Fees: Donations accepted                                      Fax:(361) 275-5074
Intake procedure: Call                                        Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Meet on third Tuesday every month except December             Eligibility Requirements: All persons
and July, 4:30 p.m., call for location.                       Fees: Call for information
                                                              Intake procedure: Call for information
Members are appointed by County Judge and
Commissioners court every two years. Chairman is              County Tax Assessor/Collector.
elected by members. We are part of DeWitt County
Government.                                                   Deyton, John W. - Jackson County Constable,
                                                              Precinct 2
DeWitt County Jail                                            PO Box 335
208 E. Live Oak                                               Lolita, TX 77971
Cuero, TX 77954                                               Phone: (361) 771-2248
Phone: (361) 275-0034                                         Fax:( ) -
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                         Eligibility Requirements: Call for information

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Fees: Call for information                                   assessment centers, structured outpatient programs,
Intake procedure: Call for information                       practice management, professional recruitment,
                                                             employee assistance programs, gatekeeping, strategic
Public Official - Jackson County Constable
                                                             planning, outcomes measurement, clinical research
                                                             trials, and consulting and program management
Dialysis Center of Gonzales                                  services.
1406 N. Sarah Dewitt
Gonzales, TX 78629
                                                             Dinsmore Emergency Alert Services Inc
Phone: (830) 672-4377                                        1202 Lakeway Dr. #5
Fax:(830) 672-4469                                           Austin, TX 78734
Web: www.Davita.com
                                                             Phone: (512) 261-1222
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, 4:30am-last scheduled patient
                                                             Phone: ( ) -
Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis
                                                             Fax:(512) 261-1333
Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private
                                                             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm
Pay;Veterans Assistance
                                                             Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Intake procedure: Referral Only;By Physician order
                                                             Fees: Installation: $50, Monthly fee: $30, $35 voice
only
                                                             unit
Provides Dialysis treatment only, Hemodialysis               Intake procedure: Call for Information
                                                             Emergency response service in which you wear a button
Dialysis Center of Victoria                                  either on hand like a wrist watch or around the neck like
1405 Victoria Station Dr
                                                             a necklace, if client should fall and cannot respond the
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                             person can press their button and a live person asks if
Phone: (361) 576-9907                                        they are all right, if there is no response the live person
Fax:(361) 576-3979                                           then calls the 1st responder, usually there are three
Web: www.DaVita.com                                          responders listed as people that can check on the client,
Hours: Mon-Fri, 4:00am-4:00pm                                if they receive no answer when responder is called, the
Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis; End Stage Renal         person who is at the other end of monitor will call
Disease                                                      emergency services such as 911.
Fees: Yes, accept Medicaid, Medicare, Private Pay,           Disabled American Veterans Region 5 Chapter
Private Insurance and VA                                     169
Intake procedure: Call                                       PO Box 2812
Provides Dialysis treatment only.                            Victoria, TX 77902
                                                             Phone: (361) 897-0469
Diamond/Heritage Health Services Corp.                       Phone: (361) 575-8557
4201 FM 1960 West, #160                                      Fax:(361) 897-0469
Houston, TX 77068                                            Web: www.dav.org
Phone: (281) 397-0455                                        Hours: Meeting: 7:00-8:30pm, fourth Monday of the
Fax:(281) 397-6482                                           month at the VFW Hall-Victoria, 2001 Lova Dr.,
Web: www.diamondhealth.com/                                  Victoria, Texas
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm                                Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                        Fees: Call for information
Fees: Call for information                                   Intake procedure: Call for information or walk-in
Intake procedure: Call                                       To serve comrades(men or women), community, and to
Manages geropsychiatric outpatient programs (Heritage        encourage understanding with our fellow man. Assists
Programs for Senior Adults) in med/surg hospitals in         veterans and their families. Guides them to the proper
Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.                             agency that will help them with the paperwork to
                                                             acquire benefits due them.
Diamond provides psychiatric and chemical dependency
inpatient and outpatient services and a variety of           Contact the following if further assistance is needed:
specialized services including medical/psychiatric           Disabled American Veterans National Headquarters
programs, gero-psychiatric programs, memory
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P.O. Box 14301                                                   Blind Services is offering a program to help prevent
                                                                 vision loss among adults throughout the State. The
Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301
                                                                 Blindness Education Screening and Treatment Program
                                                                 (BEST) encourages older adults at risk for glaucoma
District Clerk - Domestic Relations Office                       and diabetic retinopathy to obtain an annual eye
115 N. Bridge                                                    examination. The BEST program also offers public
Victoria, TX 77901                                               vision screenings throughout Texas, it is a new program
Phone: (361) 575-0581                                            to pay for eye medical treatment for uninsured adult
Fax:(361) 572-5682                                               Texas residents with an urgent medical eye disease is
Web:                                                             underway. This program is funded through the
www.victoriacountytx.org/departments/dclerk/dclerk.ht            generosity of Texans who have volunteered to donate $1
m                                                                when renewing their driver's license or state ID care.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    04/11/2001.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information                                       Division of Workers Compensation
Intake procedure: Call for information                           3001 N. Cameron St.
This office receives and disburses child support                 Victoria, TX 77901
payments all in accordance with district court orders.           Phone: (361) 576-9612
Schedule of payments made (pay record) may be                    Fax:(361) 576-3516
obtained in this office by parties to the suit.                  Web: www.tdi.state.tx.us
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm
Division For Blind Services-Victoria                             Eligibility Requirements: All person's of an on the job
1502 E. Airline, Suite 13                                        injuries
Victoria, TX 77901                                               Fees: None
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for Information
Phone: (361) 575-2352
Phone: (800) 687-7043                                            Texas Workers' Compensation Commission
Fax:(361) 576-5712                                               administered the system until 2005, when it was
Web: www.dars.state.tx.us                                        abolished and replaced by the Texas Department of
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation
Eligibility Requirements: Blind and Seeing impaired;             (Division).
Based on how severe the disability and how it effects
                                                                 The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of
their ability to work
                                                                 Workers’ Compensation (Division) is a state agency that
Fees: None                                                       regulates the delivery of workers’ compensation benefits
Intake procedure: Call for appointment; Walk-in                  to injured employees and to eligible family members of
Many of the services offered are: Counseling, guidance,          employees killed on the job. The Division also helps
independent living skills, travel skills, optical aids,          resolve disputes about claims and provides workplace
vocational rehabilitation, low vision services, and blind        safety and health services. The Division does not pay
children's services.                                             benefits. Benefits are paid by workers’ compensation
                                                                 insurance companies, by employers certified by the
To aid the blind and visually impaired children and
                                                                 Division to self-insure, or by self-insured governmental
adults to lead a more productive, and self-sufficient,
                                                                 entities.
independent life. Prevention of blindness through
counseling and appropriate referrals to medical
resources. Assistance to the blind or visually impaired          Dockery, Delvin Dale - Waelder Chief of Police
through examination and rehabilitation made available            Hwy 90 West
by teachers and/or centers for intensive teaching.               Waelder, TX 78959
Vocational rehabilitation enabling blind or visually             Phone: (830) 788-7270
impaired to engage in competitive employment and                 Fax:(830) 788-7432
services to visually impaired children.                          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Each year thousands of Texans lose their vision due to           Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
undiagnosed eye diseases. The Texas Division for                 Fees: Call for information

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Intake procedure: Call for information                            Phone: (800) 662-4357
                                                                  Phone: (301) 443-1124
Public Officials - Waelder Chief of Police
                                                                  Web: www.nida.nih.gov/nidahome.html
                                                                  Hours: Open 24/7, Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Doelitsch, Bobby - Jackson County Justice of the                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Peace                                                             Fees: None
411 N. Wells Room 302                                             Intake procedure: Call
Precinct 1
Edna, TX 77957                                                    Drug and treatment referral routing service. This
                                                                  service will refer to Mid-Coast Family Services in
Phone: (361) 782-5259                                             Victoria, Texas 1-800-570-0968; Local 361-575-7842.
Fax:(361) 782-7039
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Duckett, James W. - Calhoun Co. Justice of the
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                  Peace-Precinct 2
Fees: Call for information
                                                                  201 W. Austin, Room 11
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                  Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Public Official - Jackson County Justice of the Peace
                                                                  Phone: (361) 553-4622
                                                                  Fax:(361) 553-4625
Domestic Violence Hotline                                         Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
PO Box 161810                                                     Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Austin, TX 78746                                                  Fees: Call for information
Phone: (800) 799-7233                                             Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (800) 870-0368
                                                                  Public Official - Calhoun Co. Justice of the Peace
Fax:(512) 453-8541
Web: www.ndvh.org
                                                                  Dufner, John - Seadrift Fire Marshall
Hours: Open 24/7
                                                                  PO Box 159
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                  Seadrift, TX 77983
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call for Information                            Phone: (361) 785-2251
                                                                  Fax:(361) 785-2208
Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention,
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in
                                                                  Fees: Call for information
all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
you or someone you know is frightened about
something in your relationship, please call the National          Public Official - Seadrift Fire Marshall
Domestic Violence Hotline.
                                                                  Dugger House Personal Care Home
Dover House                                                       309 S. Pumphrey St.
306 Dover Street                                                  Edna, TX 77957
Victoria, TX 77905
                                                                  Phone: (361) 782-3540
Phone: (361) 572-5615                                             Phone: (361) 648-3252
Fax:(361) 575-5834                                                Fax:(361) 782-0882
Hours: Open 24/7                                                  Hours: Open 24/7
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    Eligibility Requirements: Elderly and Disabled
Fees: Private Pay                                                 Fees: Private Pay, Donations Accepted
Intake procedure: Call for information                            Intake procedure: Walk in
Assisted living facility (not licensed) - 3 beds.                 Assisted living facility. Provides personal care for
                                                                  elderly and disabled. Call for more information.
Drug Abuse Hotline
6001 Executive Blvd. Room 5213                                    Duran, Javier “;J”; - Victoria County Constable
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561                                           Precinct 1
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3409 Linda Dr.                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                 Public Official - Victoria County Constable
Phone: (361) 575-8186
Hours: Open 24/7                                                 Edge, W.L. “;Buzz”; - Cuero City Mayor
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            PO Box 660
Fees: Call for information                                       Cuero, TX 77954
Intake procedure: Call
                                                                 Phone: (361) 275-3476
Public Official - Victoria County Constable                      Fax:(361) 275-6265
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Dworaczyk, James - Calhoun Co. Justice of the                    Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Peace, Precinct 4                                                Fees: Call for information
410 S. Main                                                      Intake procedure: Call for information
Seadrift, TX 77983                                               Public Official - Cuero City Mayor
Phone: (361) 785-7082                                            Randy Saenz Cuero City Mayor effective 05/14/2008
Fax:(361) 785-2179
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                 Edna Animal Control
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                 103 N. Allen
Fees: Call for information
                                                                 Edna, TX 77957
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                 Phone: (361) 782-6602
Public Official - Calhoun Co. Justice of the Peace
                                                                 Phone: (361) 782-5271
                                                                 Fax:(361) 782-6602
Early Childhood Intervention - Gonzales                          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
County                                                           Eligibility Requirements: Persons residing in Edna city
767 S. Saunders                                                  limits
Seguin, TX 78155                                                 Fees: None
Phone: (830) 303-0417                                            Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Phone: (800) 491-5201                                            Edna Animal Control
Fax:(830) 303-3562
Web: www.caminoreal.org                                          Edna City Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    126 W. Main
Eligibility Requirements: Children, under the age of 3,          Edna, TX 77957
with a disability or suspected delays in development
Fees: Call for information                                       Phone: (361) 782-3122
Intake procedure: Walk-in; Referral; Call for                    Phone: (361) 782-3563
appointment                                                      Fax:(361) 782-3590
                                                                 Web: www.cityofedna.com
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) serves children,              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
birth to age 3, with disabilities or developmental delays        Eligibility Requirements: All persons
and their parents. ECI helps families help their children        Fees: Unknown
reach their potential through developmental services.            Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Easley, Kenneth - Victoria County Constable                      City Manager - Individual who has been appointed or
5459 Fleming Prairie                                             elected to a city, county, state or federal public office for
Precinct 3                                                       a specified tenure and who are thereby in a position to
Victoria, TX 77902                                               exercise that portion of the sovereign functions of
                                                                 government that are conferred on that office by the
Phone: (361) 550-9521                                            constitution or the legislature.
Fax:(361) 572-0926
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Fees: Call for information
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Edna ISD - Edna High School                                 Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th, Junior High
1303 W. Gayle                                               and Middle School, High School
Edna, TX 77957                                              Fees: Call for information
                                                            Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (361) 782-5255
Phone: (361) 782-3573                                       Special Education
Fax:(361) 781-1014
Web: www.ednaisd.org/                                       Edna ISD - Stephen F Austin Elementary
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm                               112 W. Ash
Eligibility Requirements: High School                       Edna, TX 77957
Fees: None
                                                            Phone: (361) 782-2273
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                            Phone: (361) 782-3573
High School                                                 Fax:(361) 781-1028
                                                            Web: www.ednaisd.org/sfa/
Edna ISD - G. W. Carver School                              Hours: Irregular, call for information
1128 Martin Luther King Street                              Eligibility Requirements: grades 3, 4, 5 only
Edna, TX 77957                                              Fees: None
                                                            Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Phone: (361) 782-2953
Phone: (361) 782-3573                                       Elementary School
Fax:(361) 781-1036
Web: www.ednaisd.org/carver.html
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:15am-4:30pm                               Summer Food Service Program: Breakfast 7:30am-
Eligibility Requirements: Early childhood to Grade 2        8:15am; M-F: Lunch 11:30am-12:15pm; 06/09-0708/08
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                           Edna Lions Club
                                                            P O Box 19
Early childhood, PPCD program, to Grade 2.
                                                            EDNA, TX 77957
Edna ISD - Meadie Pumphrey Junior High                      Phone: (361) 782-7121
505 W. Gayle                                                Phone: (361) 782-8305
Edna, TX 77957                                              Fax:(361) 782-6852
                                                            Web: www.ednalionsclub.org
Phone: (361) 782-2351                                       Hours: Meets every Tuesday Noon at Prosperity Bank
Phone: (361) 782-3573                                       Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
Fax:(361) 781-1025                                          Fees: Call for information
Web: www.ednaisd.org                                        Intake procedure: Call for information
Hours: Mon - Fri; 7:40am-4:15pm
Eligibility Requirements: Junior High and Middle            Eye Care Assistance - Eyeglasses for children and
School                                                      students, Community projects, scholarships, sponsors
Fees: None                                                  little league teams, and Boy Scout troops.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                            Edna Police Department
Junior High School
                                                            103 N. Allen
                                                            Edna, TX 77957
Edna ISD - Special Education
606 Gilbert                                                 Phone: (361) 782-5271
Edna, TX 77957                                              Phone: (361) 782-6522
                                                            Fax:(361) 782-6602
Phone: (361) 782-6137                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (361) 782-3573                                       Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fax:(361) 781-1007                                          Fees: None
Web: www.ednaisd.org                                        Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Hours: Irregular, call for information

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Police Department                                                   Call city hall, 830/587-6220, for volunteer fire
                                                                    department.
Edna Volunteer Fire Department & EMS
Station                                                             El Nuevo Dia-Serenity Building
126 W. Main                                                         3502 Laurent
Edna, TX 77957                                                      Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (361) 782-3159                                               Phone: (361) 580-3388
Phone: (361) 782-2121                                               Phone: (361) 576-4673
Fax:(361) 782-7382                                                  Hours: See Description
Web: www.cityofedna.com                                             Eligibility Requirements: All person
Hours: Open 24/7                                                    Fees: Donations Accepted
Eligibility Requirements: Edna                                      Intake procedure: Walk-In
Fees: Per call basis                                                Alcoholic Anonymous meetings held at this facility on:
Intake procedure: Sheriff's Dept. Dispatcher-911                    Tue, 6:00pm bilingual(smoking) and 8:00pm, Thurs,
Service                                                             6:00pm bilingual (non-smoking) and 8:00pm; Sat.,
FIRE DEPT - Programs that are responsible for the                   2:00pm & 8:00pm
control and extinction of fires in urban or wilderness
areas; the inspection of buildings and hillside property to         Elder Options of Texas
ensure compliance with fire codes and eliminate or                  Internet Website
reduce potential fire hazards; and the maintenance of               824 Moss Rose Lane
equipment and trained firefighters necessary for a quick            Driftwood, TX 78619
and efficient response to fires when they occur.
                                                                    Phone: (512) 415-0567
EMS - Programs that utilize trained medical technicians             Phone: ( ) -
who assist in rescue operations and provide preliminary             Fax:(800) 786-0632
emergency medical treatment for individuals who are                 Web: www.elderoptionsoftexas.com
acutely ill or injured on the scene and/or during transit to        Hours: Open 24/7
health care facilities.                                             Eligibility Requirements: Seniors
                                                                    Fees: Free
Egger, Billie - Smiley City Fire Chief                              Intake procedure: Internet Only
207 US Hwy 87                                                       A comprehensive website for locating senior housing
Smiley, TX 78159                                                    options, elder care resources and community based
Phone: (830) 587-6220                                               services throughout Texas, free of charge.
Fax:(830) 587-6231
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-12:00n                                       Eldercare Locator
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                      Internet Website
Fees: Call for information                                          1301 Young St. Rm 736
Intake procedure: Call for information                              Dallas, TX 75201
Call City Hall, 830/587-6220, volunteer fire department             Phone: (800) 677-1116
on call.                                                            Phone: (000) 711-0000
                                                                    Fax:(202) 872-0057
Egger, Billie - Smiley Fire Marshall                                Web: www.eldercare.gov
207 US Hwy 87                                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-8:00pm (EST)
Smiley, TX 78159                                                    Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                    Fees: Call for information
Phone: (830) 587-6220                                               Intake procedure: Call; Please have County, City or
Fax:(361) 587-6231                                                  Zip of person requiring assistance
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-12:00n
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                      This program refers older adults and their caregivers to
Fees: Call for information                                          Area Agencies on Aging in different parts of the United
Intake procedure: Call for information                              States. The Eldercare Locator can put you in touch with

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Golden Crescent Area Information Center/2-1-1 Texas                           Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-574-9745

state and local information for services that enables             Intake procedure: Call for information and to be
older persons to remain independent in their own homes            screened for eligibility.
for as long as possible. It can also help caregiver find
                                                                  Provides electronic emergency response systems for
ways to get a well-deserved break.
                                                                  adults with functional impairments who live alone or
When you call the Eldercare Locator, you will talk to a           who are socially isolated in the community. In an
trained professional who has access to an extensive list          emergency, the client can press a call button to signal
of information and referral services that support seniors.        for help.
You will get information on how to locate a wide
variety of services like meals, home care, transportation,        Emilie's Personal Care
housing alternatives, home repair, recreation,social              302 Kelly Crick
activities, legal and other community services.                   Victoria, TX 77904

The Eldercare Locator will provides you with names                Phone: (361) 572-8882
and phone numbers of organizations within a desired               Hours: Open 24/7
location, anywhere in the country. This information is            Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
also available on the web at www.eldercare.gov.                   Fees: Call for information
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
Eligibility Support Service - ESS                                 Assisted living facility (not licensed) - 3 beds
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
Brown-Heatly Building, 7th Floor                                  Encounter Community Outreach
Austin, TX 78751-2316                                             1604 E. Crestwood Dr.
Phone: (512) 424-6500                                             Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (866) 480-2556                                             Phone: (361) 573-5930
Fax:(512) 424-6587                                                Fax:(361) 573-5801
Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us                                         Hours: Mon; Wed; Thurs; 9:00am-Noon and 1:00pm-
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     4:00pm; Tue; 1:00pm-4:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All Persons                             Eligibility Requirements: Victoria County Residents
Fees: None                                                        Fees: Donations accepted
Intake procedure: Application process                             Intake procedure: Social Security Card or other forms
Provides eligibility service for Food Stamps, Temporary           of identification
Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Medicaid. Has               Encounter Community Outreach is a non-profit, 501 (c)
access to TIERS system (Texas Integrated Eligibility              (3), Christ based organization that is committed to
Re-design System) for applying for human service                  assisting people meet not only their daily needs, but to
benefits. Call 2-1-1 to access this service by pressing           move them toward a more victorious life. We offer
option #2.                                                        assistance with food, clothing, employment counseling,
                                                                  personal counseling, and other needs necessary to daily
Emergency Response Services                                       living.
701 W. 51st Street
                                                                  In the event of community disaster or crisis, we provide
MC: W235
                                                                  Critical Incident Stress Management counseling,
Austin, TX 78751
                                                                  emergency food, and can provide temporary shelter and
Phone: (512) 438-3200                                             serve as a liaison for needed services for families that
Phone: (888) 902-9990                                             have been involved in the crisis as they seek to regain
Fax:(512) 438-4374                                                continuity in their lives.
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Environmental LeadProgram
Eligibility Requirements: Adults, ages 18 and older,              1100 W. 49tj St MC2835
who have a functional impairment and are routinely                Austin, TX 78756
alone for 8 or more hours a day; must meet income
guidelines and be able to operate the system                      Phone: (888) 778-9440
Fees: None                                                        Phone: (512) 834-6773
                                                                  Fax:(512) 834-6707
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Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/                                       Web: www.epa.gov\region6\
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-4:30pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call or see website for                Eligibility Requirements: All persons
certification criteria                                           Fees: Call for information
Call or see website for certification criteria                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Call or see website for certification criteria
                                                                 Region 6, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                                                                 (EPA) headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is structured to
Fees: Call or see website for certification fees; no fees
                                                                 serve our customers and partners--the public, state, tribal
for issuing complaints
                                                                 and local governments, industry and the communities of
Intake procedure: Call or visit website for information
                                                                 the five-state region.
about certification and the complaint process
                                                                 The Region's vision is ―;To Meet the Environmental
Provides certification and regulation of people
                                                                 Needs of a Changing World.‖; We are public servants
conducting lead-based paint activities in target housing
                                                                 dedicated to improving and preserving the quality of the
and child-occupied facilities to ensure they are properly
                                                                 environment and protecting human health.
trained and are following minimum standards that
protect the health of workers and building occupants.            Region 6 encompasses an ecologically,
                                                                 demographically, and economically diverse five-state
Accredits lead training programs and displays a list of
                                                                 region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
these online.
                                                                 and Texas, as well as 65 Indian Tribes.
Inspects lead abatement projects and other lead-based
paint activities.                                                Epilepsy Foundation - Central and South Texas
Investigates complaints received about lead                      10615 Perrin Beitel Rd. Suite #602
professionals.                                                   San Antonio, TX 78217

Website provides lists of certified lead professionals,          Phone: (210) 653-5353
and information about the certification process and lead         Phone: (888) 606-5353
safety for the public.                                           Fax:(210) 653-5355
                                                                 Web: www.efcst.org
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
Environmental Protection Agency
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Income and
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
                                                                 diagnosis;documents required: driver license, telephone
Ariel Rios Bldg.
                                                                 bill, proof of income, last tax return, electric bill, social
Washington, DC 20460
                                                                 security award letter.
Phone: (800) 424-9346                                            Fees: Donations accepted, private pay, Medicaid,
Phone: (800) 426-4791                                            sliding scale, medicare,free
Web: www.epa.gov                                                 Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 10:00am-3:00pm EST
                                                                 Provides information and referral, employment
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                 assistance, family support, community education and
Fees: Call for information
                                                                 advocacy for the rights of disabled individuals with
Intake procedure: Call
                                                                 seizure disorders. The counties in our area are:
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is            Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca,
to protect human health and the environment. Since               and Victoria. Our Region encompasses over 79 counties
1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier              in South and Central Texas and includes the major cities
environment for the American people.                             of Austin, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Laredo, and San
                                                                 Antonio.
Environmental Protection Agency - Dallas                         Epilepsy Clinic - Persons eligible for Clinic Services
(Region 6)                                                       receive comprehensive medical consultations with a
1445 Ross Ave.                                                   neurologist specializing in epilepsy.
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
Phone: (800) 887-6063
Phone: (800) 832-8224
Fax:(214) 665-2118
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Epilepsy Foundation - National Office                             Eye Care America - Seniors Eyecare Program
8301 Professional Place                                           (SEP)
Landover, MD 20785                                                655 Beach Street
Phone: (800) 332-1000                                             San Francisco, CA 94142-9098
Phone: (301) 459-3700                                             Phone: (800) 222-3937
Fax:(301) 577-2684                                                Phone: (877) 887-6327
Web: www.epilepsyfoundation.org                                   Fax:(415) 561-8567
Hours: Mon-Fri; 9:00am-5:00pm                                     Web: www.eyecareamerica.org
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    Hours: 24 hours/7 days/365 days per year helplines
Fees: Call for information                                        Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizens or legal
Intake procedure: Call                                            residents ages 65 and older who have not seen an
The Epilepsy Foundation will ensure that people with              ophthalmologist in 3 years or more. Callers may not
seizures are able to participate in all life experiences;         belong to an HMO or have VA benefits.
and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through               Fees: Uninsured: Free, Insured: Medicare or private
research, education, advocacy and services.                       insurance is billed, balance waived.
                                                                  Intake procedure: Telephone. Referral letter mailed 3
                                                                  weeks after call to Helpline.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
1801 L Street, N.W.                                               The Seniors EyeCare program ensures that every senior
Washington, DC 20507                                              has access to medical eye care and promotes annual,
                                                                  dilated eye exams. It raises awareness about age-related
Phone: (800) 669-4000
                                                                  eye disease, including cataracts, provides free eye care
Phone: (800) 669-6820
                                                                  educational materials and facilitates access to eye care -
Fax:( ) -
                                                                  at no out-of-pocket expense for eligible seniors. Those
Web: www.eeoc.gov
                                                                  eligible receive a comprehensive medical eye exam and
Hours: Irregular, call for information
                                                                  treatment for any disease diagnosed at the time of the
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                  initial visit for up to one year.
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call                                            People may call the toll free Helpline at 800-222-EYES
                                                                  anytime, for themselves and/or family members and
A federal government agency responsible for
                                                                  friends, to request free eye care educational materials
eliminating discrimination based on race, color, religion,
                                                                  and determine if they qualify for a referral from one of
sex, national origin, age, or disability in hiring,
                                                                  the EyeCare America's 7,500 volunteer
promoting, firing, and all other conditions of
                                                                  ophthalmologists nationwide.
employment.
                                                                  Eye Care of Cuero
Even Start Learning Connections
                                                                  510 N. Esplanade
303 Daule
                                                                  Cuero, TX 77954
Cuero, TX 77954
                                                                  Phone: (361) 275-5743
Phone: (361) 275-9408
                                                                  Fax:(361) 275-6432
Fax:(361) 275-9599
                                                                  Hours: 7:30-5:00 Monday through Thursday; 7:30-
Web: www.cueroisd.org
                                                                  12:00 Friday.
Hours: GED: Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
ESL: Mon 6:00pm-8:00pm, Thurs 6:00pm-8:00pm
                                                                  Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay, Third Party
Eligibility Requirements: Age, must be a
                                                                  Insurance
parent/guardian of child seven years or under
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for Information
Fees: Free
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                 Optometric services.
A GED and ESL program geared toward
parents/guardians of children seven years old and under.          Eye Care of Yoakum
                                                                  1104 W Grand
                                                                  Yoakum, TX 77995

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Phone: (361) 293-6042                                                Provides individual advocacy.
Fax:(361) 293-2904
                                                                     Works cooperatively with the statewide long-term care
Hours: Wed 8:00am-4:00pm; Thurs 8:00am-11:00
                                                                     ombudsmen network, with the various legal aid
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                     organizations, and with other advocacy groups dealing
Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay, Third Party
                                                                     with abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Insurance
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                     Faith Family Church
Eye Care of Yoakum                                                   2002 Mockingbird Lane
                                                                     Victoria, TX 77904
Ezell, Billy - Seadrift Mayor                                        Phone: (361) 573-2484
PO Box 388
                                                                     Fax:(361) 572-4602
Seadrift, TX 77983
                                                                     Web: www.faithfamilyvictoria.org
Phone: (361) 785-2251                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fax:(361) 785-2208                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                        Fees: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                       Intake procedure: Call for information
Fees: Call for information
                                                                     Provides food on Wednesday and Sunday after church.
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                     Has Angel Tree Food Program for $30.00, get frozen
Public Official - Seadrift Mayor                                     food and other items. Menu comes out every month.
                                                                     Can Register at The Bible Bookstore at 6703 N.
Mayor Ezell has resigned on October 06, 2007. Mayor
                                                                     Navarro, and at the Church with Vicki Corte.
Pro Tem Robert Chatham has been appointed to perform
the duties of the Mayor until the City Council appoints              Celebrate Recovery is a faith based recovery program
one.                                                                 open to anyone with an addition from drugs, smoking,
                                                                     overeating to gambling.
Facility Victims Program                                             Service Times: Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am
815 Brazos Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701                                                     Summer Food Service Program: Breakfast 8:15am-
                                                                     9:15am; Lunch 11:15am-12:15pm; 06/09-08/08/2008
Phone: (512) 477-6000
Phone: (800) 622-2520                                                Summer Food Program: Breakfast 8:15am-9:15am;
Fax:(512) 477-6576                                                   Lunch 11:15am-12:15pm; 06/09-08/08/2008
Web: www.tlsc.org                                                    Wednesday 7:00pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Older adults or people with                Family Care (FC)
disabilities living in facilities or receiving long-term, in-        701 W. 51st Street
home care who have been abused, neglected, or                        MC: W235
exploited by caretakers                                              Austin, TX 78751
Fees: Call
Intake procedure: Call for Information                               Phone: (888) 902-9990
                                                                     Phone: (361) 275-5737
Provides legal information, counseling, and limited                  Fax:(512) 438-4374
representation in abuse, neglect, or exploitation cases              Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
involving older adults or people with disabilities living            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
in facilities or receiving long-term, in-home care.                  Eligibility Requirements: Adults, ages 18 and older,
Facilities include nursing homes, assistance living                  who are Medicaid eligible and have health problems that
centers, group homes for adults with development                     limit their ability to perform activities of daily living
disabilities, adult daycare, adult foster care, and more.            Fees: None
Provides assistance in cases involving complaints                    Intake procedure: Call the intake line to be screened
reported to Adult Protective Services and the Texas                  for eligibility
Department of Aging and Disability Services, injunctive
relief matters, and administrative appeals.
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Contracts with local attendant care providers for daily,        temporary, safe shelter; 24-hour crisis hotline;
in-home, non-nursing assistance for adults whose health         information and referral to other services; legal
problems limit their functional ability to perform              advocacy; peer counseling; assistance in obtaining
activities of daily living. Services may include escort         medical care; emergency transportation; services for
services to medical appointments; home management               children; and information job training and finding
assistance with household tasks, meal preparation, light        employment.
housekeeping, food preparation, and more; and personal
care activities, such as bathing, dressing, feeding,            Fannin Volunteer Fire Department
exercising, and ambulation.                                     PO Box 36
Family members who are willing to provide care may be           Fannin, TX 77960
compensated by the State, if they meet certain criteria.        Phone: (361) 655-7077
Spouses and legal or foster parents of clients are not          Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours
eligible for compensation.                                      Eligibility Requirements: Goliad Community
Program is a Consumer Directed Service (CDS), which             Fees: Call for information
allows participants to hire and manage the people who           Intake procedure: Call for information
provide their services.                                         Volunteer Fire Department
There may be a waiting list for services
                                                                Fayette Lavaca Family Medical Clinic
Family Violence Program                                         714 N. Avenue E.
909 W. 45th St.                                                 Shiner, TX 77984
Bldg. 2, MC-2010                                                Phone: (361) 594-2925
Austin, TX 78751                                                Fax:(361) 594-4253
Phone: (800) 799-7233                                           Hours: Mon-Wed, 7:00am-5:00pm; Thurs, 8:00am-
Phone: (800) 787-3224                                           5:00pm; Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Web:                                                            Eligibility Requirements: All persons
www.dhs.state.tx.us/programs/familyviolence/index.htm           Fees: Medicaid/Medicare, insurance, private pay
l                                                               Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm                                Family Medical Clinic
Eligibility Requirements: Clients served by contracted
agencies: People who have experienced physical,                 FBI - Victoria
emotional, or sexual abuse by a partner, former partner,        5606 N. Navarro, Ste. 305
or another family or household member; some family              Victoria, TX 77904
violence centers may also provide services for people
who batter                                                      Phone: (361) 582-0604
Fees: None                                                      Phone: (361) 883-8671
Intake procedure: The state office does not provide             Fax:(361) 582-0594
direct service to victims; if you need immediate                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
assistance, call 9-1-1 or the National Domestic Violence        Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (TTY 1-800-787-3224).                 Fees: Call for information
To locate a shelter in Texas visit:                             Intake procedure: Call for information
www.tcfv.org/help/service_directory.php.                        Federal Bureau of Investigation -
Shelters and other family violence centers funded by the
Family Violence Program are also listed at:                     The law enforcement arm of the United States
www.hhsc.state.tx.us/programs/familyviolence/shelters.          government that has responsibility for investigating
html.                                                           violations of federal laws with the exception of those
                                                                assigned to another federal agency.
This is the state office. Local family violence centers
around the state provide the services.                          Federal Emergency Management Agency
Contracts with family violence centers located                  FRC 800 North Loop 288
throughout Texas, which provide services to victims of          Denton, TX 76209-3698
family violence. Family violence centers provide:
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Phone: (800) 426-5460                                            Fees: free
Phone: (940) 898-5399                                            Intake procedure: Call for appointment; Need Doctor
Fax:(940) 898-5158                                               Orders (Diabetes Supplies); Social Security Card
Web: www.fema.gov
                                                                 Provides public assistance to Pharmaceutical program, a
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri
                                                                 program for Pharmaceutically Manufacturers provides
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                 medications for low income families. Also provides
Fees: Call for information
                                                                 limited Diabetic supplies to who have no insurance or is
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                 not on Medicare.
Provides individual, business and community disaster
                                                                 Also hosts Victoria Compassionate Friends which meets
preparedness information. Studies and maps flood-
                                                                 7-8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at First
prone areas and administers the National Flood
                                                                 United Methodist Church, 407 N. Bridge. Meetings
Insurance Program. Provides disaster assistance after
                                                                 offer support to families who have experienced the
federal disasters are declared.
                                                                 death of a child of any age by any cause. For
                                                                 information call Linda at 361-550-2173 or Doris at 361-
First Baptist Church - Gonzales                                  573-9886.
422 St. Paul
Gonzales, TX 78629
                                                                 Fishar, Frank - Hallettsville Fire Marshall
Phone: (830) 672-9595                                            101 N. Main
Fax:(830) 672-2665                                               Hallettsville, TX 77964
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm.
                                                                 Phone: (361) 798-3681
Eligibility Requirements: Low income; have a specific
                                                                 Fax:(361) 798-5952
need not able to get, will help as finances allow.
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fees: Accept donations
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                 Fees: Call for information
Provides limited assistance with food, rent, medications         Intake procedure: Call for information
and utilities.
                                                                 Public Official - Hallettsville Fire Marshall
First Baptist Church - Seadrift                                  Flatonia Public Library
302 W. Dallas
                                                                 208 E. North Main
Seadrift, TX 77983
                                                                 Flatonia, TX 78941
Phone: (361) 785-3411
                                                                 Phone: (361) 865-9244
Fax:(361) 785-3421
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-1:00pm
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Flatonia residents
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                 Fees: None
Fees: Donations accepted
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call; Walk-in
Intake procedure: Call
                                                                 Fall and Spring program with first and second grade
Church activities as well as Seadrift nutrition site for
                                                                 students to introduce them to the library. Six week
Calhoun County Senior Citizens Center for congregate
                                                                 reading program for children during the summer.
meals and fellowship every Wednesday from 10am to
1pm for seniors 60 or older and their spouses of any age.
                                                                 Food Bank of the Golden Crescent
                                                                 3809 E. Rio Grande St.
First United Methodist Church                                    Victoria, TX 77901
407 N. Bridge St.
Victoria, TX 77901                                               Phone: (361) 578-0591
                                                                 Fax:(361) 573-7381
Phone: (361) 576-5553
                                                                 Web: www.victoriafoodbank.org
Phone: (361) 578-2701
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:00am-11:30am; 1:00-4:30pm;Fri-
Fax:(361) 578-1433
                                                                 8:00am-11:30am; 1:00-3:00pm
Hours: Monday 8:00am-11:00am
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Non profit organizations
Eligibility Requirements: Age, income, diagnosis
                                                                 Fees: Donations accepted
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Intake procedure: Call for pantry listing.                         older or has a disability) must pass a gross income test
                                                                   and net income test. The amount of food stamp benefits
Food assistance provided to agencies and organizations
                                                                   the household receives is determined by household size
only - NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Food Bank
                                                                   and the amount of income available after all allowable
does NOT service individuals.
                                                                   deductions are made from gross income;
Food Stamp Outreach Coordinator, Theresa Calderon,
                                                                   2. Residency criteria - Must be a US citizen or qualified
assists in filling out food stamp, Medicare, Medicaid,
                                                                   legal immigrant, and must reside in Texas;
WIC, and TANF applications and submits them to the
local DHS agency.                                                  3. Employment criteria - All unemployed able-bodied
                                                                   persons ages 18-59 must register for employment
Food Stamp Program                                                 services before initial certification and participate after
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.                                                certification. A person is exempt from registration for
Brown-Heatly Building, 4th Floor                                   employment services if the person is age 17 or younger,
Austin, TX 78751-2316                                              or age 60 or older; a regular participant or outpatient in a
Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us/Programs/Programs.html                   drug addiction or alcoholic treatment program;
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      responsible for the care of a dependent child under age 6
Eligibility Requirements: Income; See description                  or a person with a disability; physically or mentally unfit
Fees: None                                                         for employment; a student enrolled in school, including
Intake procedure: See description                                  an institution of higher education, or a person
                                                                   participating in a training program; already registered
www.yourtexasbenefits.com - allows screening and
                                                                   for employment services under the TANF program;
application
                                                                   receiving unemployment compensation benefits or has
This is the state office. Local HHSC offices around the            applied for benefits; 3-9 months pregnant; or employed
state offer intake and appointments.                               or self-employed. People ages 18-50 who are not
                                                                   working or participating in a specified work program
Accepts applications for the Lone Star Card (food
                                                                   (averaging 20 hours per week) are limited to an initial
stamps), which provides financial assistance to purchase
                                                                   three months of eligibility in a 36-month period
food and other items at local grocery stores.
                                                                   unless they are exempt from employment services
INTAKE PROCEDURE:
                                                                   requirements; physically or mentally unfit to work 20
Call to request an application, or visit                           hours per week; members of a food stamp household
www.yourtexasbenefits.com to complete the application              that includes a child, living in the home, who is under
online or to request an application be mailed to you. The          age 18; pregnant; live in a county with an
application covers Medicaid, TANF, Food Stamps,                    unemployment rate over 10 percent; or live in an able-
CHIP, and other services.                                          bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) exemption
                                                                   county.
800-777-7328 Lone Star Card Help Desk
Call this number if you have questions about your                  Fordtran Volunteer Fire Dept.
balance, or if your card has been lost or stolen.                  25225 U.S. Hwy 77 N.
Recording first says to key in your 19-digit Lone Star             Yoakum, TX 77995
Card number, but if you keep holding, the recording will           Phone: (361) 741-6232
tell you the number to press to speak to an agent if you           Phone: (361) 772-1283
do not have your card number.                                      Fax:( ) -
888-448-3927                                                       Hours: On call by 911
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Live in area we serve
Call this number to find out the status of your                    Fees: Donations accepted
application for food stamp benefits. Must key in your              Intake procedure: Call 911
case number.
                                                                   Volunteer Fire Department with the help of Victoria,
ELIGIBILITY:                                                       Dewitt and Lavaca Counties. Will respond to any
1. Financial criteria - All households (except for those in        area/community fire, wreck, medical cal, Hazmat or
which all members are approved for TANF or SSI, or                 rescue.
those containing at least one member who is age 60 or
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Foundation Fighting Blindness, The                                Phone: (361) 972-9921
11435 Cronhill Drive                                              Phone: (361) 972-2715
Owings Mill, MD 21117-2220                                        Fax:(361) 972-9966
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (410) 568-0150                                             Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 60 years or older
Phone: (800) 683-5555                                             Fees: Donations accepted
Fax:(410) 363-2393                                                Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Web: www.blindness.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-4:00pm EST                                 To improve the quality of life for senior citizens of
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                             Matagorda and Jackson County. To coordinate
Fees: None                                                        activities and services for senior citizens. Congregate
Intake procedure: Call for information                            meals and home delivered meals to the ill and
                                                                  homebound. Transportation services, social activities,
Services: FFB offers information and referral services            education opportunities - for anyone age 60 and over.
for affected individuals and their families as well as for
doctors and eye care professionals. The Foundation also
                                                                  Gabriel Project
provides comprehensive information kits on Retinitis
                                                                  P.O Box 345
Pigmentosa, Macular Degeneration, and Usher
                                                                  Victoria, TX 77902
Syndrome. Our newsletter, InFocus, and our e-
newsletter, InSight, present articles on coping, research         Phone: (866) 627-9243
updates, and Foundation news. InFocus is published 3              Phone: (361) 655-9951
times per year; InSight is sent approximately 6 times per         Web: www.gabrielproject.com/
year. Our national conference is usually held every               Hours: Open 24/7
other year.                                                       Eligibility Requirements: Anyone
                                                                  Fees: Free. Donations Accepted.
Francitas,LaWard,Lolita&Vanderbilt                                Intake procedure: Call
Volunteer Fire Department                                         Any pregnant woman in an overwhelming or crisis
Ave G                                                             situation. The Gabriel Project is an ecumenical
Francitas, TX 77961                                               movement of churches standing together in their
Phone: (361) 588-6826                                             willingness to offer assistance to women facing crisis
Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours                                          pregnancies. Each congregation advertises this
Eligibility Requirements: Jackson Community                       willingness by placing a ―;SIGN OF LIFE‖; in front of
Fees: Call for information                                        their church. The central phone line, toll-free number is
Intake procedure: Call for information                            displayed on the sign. Organization exists to serve as an
                                                                  abortion alternative.
Volunteer Fire Department
                                                                  Ganado City Hall
Friench Simpson Memorial Library                                  112 E. Putnam
705 E. 4th                                                        Ganado, TX 77962
Hallettsville, TX 77964
                                                                  Phone: (361) 771-2232
Phone: (361) 798-3243                                             Fax:(361) 771-3015
Fax:(361) 798-5833                                                Web: www.ykc.com/ganado
Hours: Tues & Thurs 8:30am-5:30pm, Wed & Fri.                     Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-11:30pm; 12:30pm-4:30pm
11:30am-5:30pm, Sat 9:00am-Noon                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                             Fees: None
Fees: None                                                        Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                  Municipality
Call for information on programs.
                                                                  Ganado Elementary School
Friends of Elder Citizens-Palacios                                310 S. Fifth St.
PO Box 791                                                        Ganado, TX 77962
Palacios, TX 77465

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Phone: (361) 771-3445                                          Police Department
Fax:(361) 771-3403
                                                               Jackson County Sheriff's Department, 361/782-3541,
Web: www.ganadoisd.org
                                                               dispatches to the Ganado Police Department.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:45am-3:45pm
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 6th
Fees: None                                                     Ganado Volunteer Fire Department
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                              112 E. Putnam
                                                               Ganado, TX 77962
Elementary School
                                                               Phone: (361) 771-2232
                                                               Phone: (361) 771-8062
Ganado EMS                                                     Fax:(361) 771-3015
112 E. Putnam
                                                               Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours
Ganado, TX 77962
                                                               Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Phone: (361) 771-2232                                          Fees: Call for information
Phone: ( ) -                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Fax:(361) 771-3015
                                                               Volunteer Fire Department
Hours: Business hours: 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-
Friday
EMS response 24/7
                                                               Garcia, Juan M - State Representative (D)
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                          PO Box 2910
Fees: BLS $375 base rate; ALS I $475 base rate; ALS            Room EXT E2.320
                                                               Austin, TX 78768
II $650 base rate
Intake procedure: Call                                         Phone: (512) 463-0672
EMS - Programs that utilize trained medical technicians        Phone: (888) 436-3945
and paramedics who assist in rescue operations and             Fax:(512) 463-2101
provide preliminary emergency medical treatment or             Web:
                                                               www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist32/garcia.htm
individuals who are acutely ill or injured on the scene
                                                               Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
and/or during transit to health care facilities.
                                                               Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
                                                               Fees: Call for information
Ganado High School
                                                               Intake procedure: Call for information
501 W. Devers
Ganado, TX 77962                                               District Address:
Phone: (361) 771-3430                                          PO Box 1117
Fax:(361) 771-3479                                             703 Moore Avenue
Web: www.ganadoisd.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm                                  Portland, TX 78374
Eligibility Requirements: High School; 7-12 grades             Rockport Office number - 361/790-8514
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                               Gateway Project
Public High School                                             1801 N. Laurent. Ste. 200
                                                               Victoria, TX 77901
Ganado Police Department                                       Phone: (361) 575-7842
112 E. Putnam                                                  Phone: (888) 575-7842
Ganado, TX 77962                                               Fax:(361) 575-8218
Phone: (361) 771-2800                                          Web: www.midcoastfamily.org
Fax:(361) 771-3015                                             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                  Eligibility Requirements: Chronically homeless male
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                          for one year or 4 episodes of homelessness in the last 3
Fees: None                                                     years and must have a disability, will serve ex-offenders
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                              but no sex offenders.
                                                               Fees: Call for information
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Intake procedure: Call for information                           Web: www.gladney.org
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-9:00pm Sat and Sun by
The Gateway Project is part of a Continuum of Care
                                                                 appointment.
developed in partnership with the City of Victoria,
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Women experiencing an
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, and Perpetual Help Home.
                                                                 unplanned pregnancy. Residential and non-residential
Funding is provided by a grant from HUD. The
                                                                 services.
Gateway Project is permanent housing for chronically
                                                                 Fees: None to birth mothers
homeless men who have been homeless for one year or
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
experienced four episodes of homelessness in the last
three years and must have a disability.                          Center is committed to providing comprehensive
                                                                 services to birth parents, adopted children and adoptive
Girling Health Care                                              parents. Services include residential facilities, medical
1501 E. Mockingbird, Suite 301                                   care, education programs, professional counseling,
Victoria, TX 77904                                               enrichment opportunities, licensed infant placement and
                                                                 on-going post-placement services. Community services
Phone: (361) 576-2179
                                                                 offers similar services to young women who prefer to
Fax:(361) 578-4972                                               remain in their home. The Gladney Center provides:
Web: www.girling.com                                             flexibility in the adoption process, with a personalized
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    adoption plan to meet your needs, the opportunity to
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            review profiles of prospective families, in-depth, careful
Fees: Medicaid/Medicare, private pay, private
                                                                 screening of all adoptive parents, counseling, private
insurance
                                                                 medical care, and post adoption services.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Skilled Nursing Care by Registered Nurses, Home                  Gleinser, Hon. Harold - Goliad County Judge
Health Aides and Medical supplies, physical therapy,             127 N. Courthouse Square
and Medical Social worker.                                       Goliad, TX 77963
                                                                 Phone: (361) 645-3337
Girls and Boys Town National Hotline                             Fax:(361) 645-3474
13940 Gutowski Rd.
                                                                 Web: www.goliad.org/
Boys Town, NE 68010                                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm
Phone: (800) 448-3000                                            Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Phone: (800) 842-1488                                            Fees: Call for information
Fax:(402) 498-1875                                               Intake procedure: Call for information
Web: www.girlsandboystown.org                                    Public Official - Goliad County Judge
Hours: 7 days 24 hours
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                 Glenda Dawson Donate Life - Texas Registry
Fees: None
                                                                 1100 W. 49th St.
Intake procedure: Call
                                                                 Austin, TX 78756-3199
The Girls and Boys Town National Hotline is a 24 hour,
                                                                 Phone: (512) 458-7150
nationwide short-term crisis intervention Hotline. We
                                                                 Phone: (800) 222-3986
provide referrals to local agencies in the United States,
                                                                 Fax:(512) 458-7162
Canada, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam. We
                                                                 Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/organdonation/default.shtm
receive calls from and help people of all ages, in all
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
situations at anytime.
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Adults and children may
                                                                 register; children under age 18 must have the consent of
Gladney Center for Adoption                                      a parent or guardian; medical suitability for donation is
6300 John Ryan Drive                                             determined at the time of death
Fort Worth, TX 76132                                             Fees: None
Phone: (800) 452-3639                                            Intake procedure: Call, email, or visit website for more
Phone: (817) 922-6000                                            information; register online at www.donatelifetexas.org
Fax:(817) 922-5955

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Provides a statewide Internet-based registry of potential                  To thoroughly assess the needs of the client and
organ donors and educates the public about the benefits           effectively plan, arrange for, coordinate and
of organ, tissue, and eye donation.
                                                                          follow-up on services which most appropriately
Texas residents can register their intent to be an organ,         meet the needs of the client in a home envi-
eye, and tissue donor when they renew their driver's
                                                                          ronment. Also, to provide the client with a
license or personal identification card, or by visiting
                                                                  consistent advocate who will offer necessary
www.donatelifetexas.org.
                                                                         information and support to assure a
The program is funded by a $1.00 voluntary
                                                                  comprehensive care plan is achieved.
contribution that Texas residents can make when
renewing their driver's license or identification card, or        *       AAA OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM
when registering their vehicle.                                          A Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an impartial
The registry is named in memory of State                          mediator for residents of long-term care
Representative Glenda Dawson, a kidney transplant                       facilities, their families, friends and staff. The
recipient, who championed the cause of organ donation.            Ombudsman and a corps of volunteers, accepts
                                                                          or refers complaints, negotiates a resolution of
Golden Crescent Area Agency on Aging                              residents problems and establishes working
568 Big Bend Drive
Victoria, TX 77904                                                      relationships with staff. The Regional
                                                                  Ombudsman also coordinates a monthly support group
Phone: (361) 578-1587
Phone: (800) 574-9745                                                     for Alzheimer's families and caregivers.
Fax:(361) 578-8865                                                *       IN-HOME SERVICES
Web: www.gcrpc.org/
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm                               Homemaker services which consist of light
Eligibility Requirements: Seniors over 60 years of age            housekeeping by trained and supervised Home-
Fees: Donations accepted                                                  makers. The Area Agency on Aging authorizes
Intake procedure: Participant intake information sheet,           services for older individuals in Calhoun,
Complaint/Grievance form read and signed for some
services; assessment and Nutrition Statement                              DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca and
                                                                  Victoria Counties.
To plan and coordinate a comprehensive program of
services for senior citizens in the region to make it             *       NUTRITION, TRANSPORTATION
possible for them to remain independently in their own                    See details at Senior Citizens Centers call 2-1-1
homes and improve their quality of life, to provide               Texas for locations.
leadership and advocacy on behalf of senior citizens that
assists them to maintain and manage their own lives.              *    NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER PROGRAM
The national and regional toll-free number is 1-800-574-               The Area Agency on Aging funds services to assist
9745. A program of the Golden Crescent Regional                   persons caring for a person over age 60 in
Planning Commission. Funding by the Department of
Aging and Disability Services.                                         their home. Service include benefits counseling,
                                                                  caregiving training and respite.
*     AAA INFORMATION &
REFERRAL/BENEFITS COUNSELING/LEGAL                                Golden Crescent CASA-Court Appointed
ASSISTANCE                                                        Special Advocates
        Benefits Counselors are responsible for                   1205 S. Main Place, Suite 416
providing information, counseling, assistance and                 Victoria, TX 77901
         advocacy to older persons regarding their                Phone: (361) 573-3734
benefits, entitlement and legal rights.                           Phone: (877) 437-3734
                                                                  Fax:(361) 573-3729
*       AAA CASE MANAGEMENT                                       Web: www.goldencrescentcasa.org/


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Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm, Closed during noon                  purpose governmental units may join in the exercise,
hour                                                               performance, and cooperation of planning, powers,
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                              duties and functions as provided by law for any or all
Fees: None                                                         such governmental units (Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat. Ann. Art.
Intake procedure: Call for information                             1011m)‖;.
The Golden Crescent CASA office in Victoria, TX is an              The basic responsibility of the GCRPC involves
outgrowth of the urgency to address the special needs of           planning for the development of the region and assisting
children in our area who land in the court system due to           local governments in carrying out regional plans and
abuse and neglect. These victimized children are                   recommendations. Since its inception in 1968, the
subjected to a criminal justice system and a child                 GCRPC has grown to include comprehensive planning
welfare system that are poorly equipped to deal with               and service delivery in programs such as:
their special concern. Eventually, these children end up
                                                                   * AGING SERVICES - The Golden Crescent Area
in court. Their only ―;crime‖; is that they have been
                                                                   Agency on Aging (AAA) is designated to service the
victims; yet, they will be sentenced to an average of
                                                                   needs of the elderly (persons 60 years of age and older).
more than 27 months in state custody.
                                                                   This is accomplished by administering federal grants
The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)                        under Title III of the Older Americans Act. Direct
program is a solid public/private partnership which is,            purchase of service contracting for home-delivered
perhaps, one of the most effective ways to curb juvenile           meals, senior center meals, transportation, light
crime: seeking a safe, loving permanent home, for the              housekeeping, preventive health activities, information
at-risk child at the earliest possible moment in his or her        and referral, and nursing facility advocacy. Other
life. CASAs are able to reduce the time a child spends             services include Alzheimer's Support Group, case
in foster care from the statewide average of 24 months             management, Ombudsman, adult abuse prevention,
to approximately 13 months.                                        health insurance counseling, legal assistance, and family
                                                                   caregiver support.
CASAs are volunteers, appointed by District Judges,
who are involved in helping the courts deal with the               * COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - Through a
overwhelming difficult and costly increase in child                contract with the Texas Department of Housing and
abuse cases in Texas. (The CASA volunteer is the most              Community Affairs (TDHCA), The Golden Crescent
consistent person in a child's life and provides the only          Regional Planning Commission (GCRPC) provides staff
independent voice for these children).                             support and technical assistance to member cities and
                                                                   counties in the region as they respond to funding
Golden Crescent Regional Planning                                  opportunities available through the Texas Community
Commission                                                         Development Program (TCDP). GCRPC also acts as
568 Big Bend Drive                                                 staff support to the Golden Crescent Regional Review
Victoria, TX 77904                                                 Committee (GCRRC) -- a twelve member committee
                                                                   appointed by the Governor to establish regional
Phone: (361) 578-1587                                              priorities and scoring procedures for review of
Phone: (800) 574-9745                                              applications under the Community Development Block
Fax:(361) 578-8865                                                 Grant (GDBG) program.
Web: www.gcrpc.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm                         * CRIMINAL JUSTICE - The Office of the Governor,
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                              Criminal Justice Division (CJD) provides financial and
Fees: Call for information                                         technical assistance to those programs at the forefront of
Intake procedure: Call for information                             the fight against crime. With limited funding CJD
                                                                   focuses funds on innovative programs, providing grant
The Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission                   fund as seed money, not permanent life support for
(GCRPC), a regional voluntary association of local                 programs. Grant dollars are provided only to those
governments and other agencies, is one of twenty-four              communities that come together to look at their
(24) regional associations in Texas and one of 670 in the          problems and work toward solutions. This initiative,
United States. Created in response to the regional                 called community planning, encourages local people to
Planning Act of 1965, as amended and codified, the                 learn more about what is available where they live and
GCRPC is defined as a political subdivision of the state.          to look for creative solutions to their problems.
In part the law provides that ―;any two or more general
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* ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - GCRPC                                    multiple provider of transportation services to the
coordinates with a diverse calling of professionals,              general public, elderly, and persons with disabilities.
organizations, and businesses in order to assist its seven        GCRPC provides public transportation services directly
counties and their prospective cities and communities in          including local and rural transportation to the seven
reaching and expanding their economic goals through               county region and Matagorda county. GCRPC also has
tourism, planning, and development.                               a contract to provide medical transportation to medicaid
                                                                  patients through a referral from Texas Department of
* INFORMATION AND REFERRAL- Designated
                                                                  Human Services.
Area Information Center and 2-1-1 Texas, a call center
for information and referral for health and humans                The policy making bodies of the GCRPC include a
services, phone is answered 24 hours/7 days a week.               board of directors and the general assembly. A system
―;Connecting People with Services‖;.                              of policy advisory committees composed of elected
                                                                  officials and appointed local government officials and
* RURAL DEVELOPMENT - The commission is
                                                                  citizens assist in defining the needs of the region.
fortunate to have the local RC&D Program, De-Go-La,
housed in its facility. RC&D offers many programs and             Funds are received from local, state and federal
assistance to the rural areas. There are so many                  governments. The federal funds are ―;passed‖; through
advantages incorporated areas have due to typical                 the state and local funding is composed of dues paid by
conveniences of ―;city life‖;, leaving the rural areas to         member governments. Membership is open to all
struggle for economic growth. RC&D assists in filling             counties, cities, school districts and other nonprofit
this ―;gap‖; with undrained opportunities which are               groups.
developed solely for rural communities.
* 9-1-1 ADDRESSING SERVICES - With the                            Golden Days Villa, Inc.
assistance of the United States Postal Service and the            439 E. Main Street
individual counties, GCRPC has been coordinating the              Yorktown, TX 78164
time consuming task of converting all rural addresses             Phone: (361) 564-9522
(route and box numbers) to the newly assigned physical            Fax:(361) 564-9520
addresses. This huge task was completed September                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
2000 as of that time the 9-1-1 department took over the           Eligibility Requirements: Adults
responsibility of all addressing maintenance. These               Fees: Private pay; $2,000/month
responsibilities include but, are not limited to;                 Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
monitoring city, county and appraisal district records for
                                                                  Assisted Living/Personal Care Home. 24-hr personal
new subdivision plats, monitoring municipal
annexations and other developments showing new                    assistance with daily personal care. All (3) meals
thoroughfares, assignment of addresses, answering                 prepared daily & snacks. Laundry, house keeping,
citizens address inquiries, updating the base map on a            medication supervision and activities. License
periodic basis in order to generate accurate maps,                #000318. Type A 16-bed Assisted Living Facility.
backing up and storing the master lists and base files to
protect the address system from hazards and loss. A toll          Goliad Adult Probation Office
free line (877-917-3911) is available to provide                  127 N. Courthouse Sq.
residents to easily contact the 9-1-1 department for              Goliad, TX 77963
addresses and other related                                       Phone: (361) 645-2132
information.                                                      Fax:(361) 645-8300
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
*ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES - GCRPC is                               Eligibility Requirements: Adults
committed to promoting regional economic growth that              Fees: Unknown
is both sustainable and environmentally sound. GCRPC              Intake procedure: Call for information
primary goals are the development and implementation
of appropriate regional strategies and plans in the               Supervise adults on probation
following areas: Solid Waste Management; Water
Issues; Air Issues.                                               Goliad Animal Control
                                                                  152 W. End St.
* TRANSPORTATION - GCRPC is committed to                          Goliad, TX 77963
providing transportation services and is currently a
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Phone: (361) 645-3454                                       EMS provider in Goliad County and the only Medical
Fax:(361) 645-8315                                          Service available after 6:00 PM during the week and
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                               weekend.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons in city
Fees: Call for information                                  Goliad County Extension Office
Intake procedure: Call                                      118 S. Market
Provides city animal control                                Goliad, TX 77963
                                                            Phone: (361) 645-8204
Goliad County Chamber of Commerce                           Fax:(361) 645-2427
231 S. Market Street                                        Web: www.goliad-tx.tamu.edu
Goliad, TX 77963                                            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon; 1:00 pm-5:00pm
                                                            Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (800) 848-8674
                                                            Fees: Free
Phone: (361) 645-3563
                                                            Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Fax:(361) 645-3579
Web: www.goliadcc.org                                       Provides research-based information and informal
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm                  education and opportunities in areas such as health,
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                       nutrition, family life, money management, community
Fees: Membership Fees                                       development, agriculture, horticulture, and life skills.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                           Provides information on agriculture and youth
                                                            programming
To provide leadership and support for economic
development and stability.
                                                            Goliad County Food Pantry
                                                            42 E. End Street
Goliad County Emergency Management
                                                            Goliad, TX 77963
P.O. Box 677
Goliad, TX 77963                                            Phone: (361) 645-2800
                                                            Hours: 1:00pm-3:00pm - 1st and 3rd Thursday
Phone: (361) 645-1729
                                                            Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (361) 894-5811
                                                            Fees: Free
Fax:(361) 645-3655
                                                            Intake procedure: Application
Web: www.goliad.net/~goem/
Hours: As needed                                            1:00pm-3:00pm 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                            Food Assistance
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call                                      Referrals for other services/needs
Emergency Management Coordinator - Volunteer
                                                            Goliad County Health Services
Coordinates operations during emergencies and               329 W. Franklin
disasters. Plans operative procedures with all              Goliad, TX 77963
city/county emergency agencies.
                                                            Phone: (361) 645-8221
                                                            Fax:(361) 645-8304
Goliad County EMS
                                                            Hours: Mon-Wed, 8:00am-5:00pm; Thurs 8:00am-
338 W. End
                                                            3:00pm
Goliad, TX 77963
                                                            Eligibility Requirements: Income;Resources
Phone: (361) 645-8191                                       Fees: Free
Fax:(361) 645-3474                                          Intake procedure: Walk-in or call before you come.
Hours: Open 24/7
                                                            Call before you come because they are in and out of the
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                            office at different hours.
Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Private
Pay, Veterans Assistance                                    This is the County Indigent Health Care Program.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in

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Goliad County Historical Comm.                                    Fees: Free to Goliad County Residents or Property
205 South Market Street                                           taxpayers.
Goliad, TX 77963                                                  Intake procedure: Walk-in
Phone: (361) 645-8767                                             County Library. Five public access computer terminals.
Fax:(361) 645-8767
Hours: Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm                                          Goliad County Ministerial Alliance
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                             134 W. Pearl
Fees: Free                                                        Goliad, TX 77963
Intake procedure: Walk-in
                                                                  Phone: (361) 645-2546
The Goliad Co. Historical Commission volunteers keep              Phone: (361) 645-3126
the Markethouse Museum open. The museum shows the                 Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am-4:00pm
development of Goliad County History to tourism.                  Eligibility Requirements: Those person's who are in
                                                                  need
Goliad County Indigent Health Care                                Fees: Donations accepted
329 W. Franklin                                                   Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Goliad, TX 77963                                                  Help is available every 6 months. Lodging for one
Phone: (361) 645-8221                                             night; $20 gasoline; $25 utility bill; $25 food voucher
Fax:(361) 645-8304                                                for local grocery store.
Hours: Mon-Thur, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    Goliad County Outreach
Fees: Free                                                        611 End Street
Intake procedure: Call                                            Goliad, TX 77963
Medical/Health Care                                               Phone: (361) 645-2850
                                                                  Fax:(361) 645-1801
Referrals to medical/health care facilities/service
                                                                  Hours: 1st Thurs. of every month, 9:00am-Noon
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Goliad County Information and Referral &                          Fees: Free; Donations accepted
RTransit                                                          Intake procedure: Call; Call for appointment
148 R.J. Berger Alley
Goliad, TX 77963                                                  Provides food and clothing to those in need. If Outreach
                                                                  is not open you can call above number and someone will
Phone: (361) 645-2144                                             go down and get what person needs. There is a
Fax:(361) 645-8032                                                giveaway last Wednesday of every month from 9:00am
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm                        - Noon.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Donations accepted; fares                                   Goliad County Senior Citizens Inc.
Intake procedure: Call; Call for appointment
                                                                  601 W. Pearl
Refer clients to appropriate agencies and services, letter        Goliad, TX 77963
reading and writing, filling out forms, pay bills for             Phone: (361) 645-2501
clients, also supply demand/response transportation for           Phone: (361) 645-2144
general public.                                                   Fax:(361) 645-8032
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm
Goliad County Library                                             Eligibility Requirements: Seniors over 60 years of age
320 S. Commercial                                                 Fees: Donations are accepted, Sliding scale
Goliad, TX 77963                                                  Intake procedure: Walk-in
Phone: (361) 645-2291                                             This agency provides noon meals to seniors in a
Fax:(361) 645-8956                                                congregate setting and provides homebound meals to
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm, Sat (School Months                 elderly shut-ins. Also provides nutrition education
Only) 10:00am-Noon                                                specializations and health preventative maintenance
Eligibility Requirements: All persons

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program and other programs of interest to senior citizens        Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:30pm
such as benefit counseling and AARP tax aid program.             Eligibility Requirements: Age
                                                                 Fees: None
Goliad County Sheriff's Office                                   Intake procedure: Call for appointment
701 E. End St.                                                   Elementary School
Goliad, TX 77963
Phone: (361) 645-3451                                            Goliad Family Practice
Phone: ( ) -911                                                  139 W. Franklin St.
Fax:(361) 645-2230                                               Goliad, TX 77963
Hours: Open 24/7
                                                                 Phone: (361) 645-8235
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                 Fax:(361) 645-3282
Fees: Call for information
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in, Call for
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: All persons
appointment, Referral
                                                                 Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private
County Sheriff                                                   Pay
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for appointment
Goliad County Tax Collector & Assessor's                         Medical clinic
Office
407 S. Market St.                                                Goliad High School
Goliad, TX 77963                                                 749 Tiger Drive
Phone: (361) 645-3354                                            Goliad, TX 77963
Phone: (361) 645-1253                                            Phone: (361) 645-3257
Fax:(361) 645-8544                                               Phone: (361) 645-3259
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.                      Fax:(361) 645-8039
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            Web: www.goliadisd.org/ghs/index.html
Fees: Unknown                                                    Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:30pm
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Eligibility Requirements: High School
Goliad County Tax Collector & Assessor's Office                  Fees: None
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Goliad Dental Care P.A.                                          High School.
317 S. Market Street
Goliad, TX 77963                                                 Goliad Middle School
Phone: (361) 645-2381                                            659 Tiger Drive
Fax:(361) 645-3996                                               Goliad, TX 77963
Web: www.goliaddentalcare.com/Default.htm                        Phone: (361) 645-3146
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:00am-Noon; 1:30pm-5:00pm,                    Phone: (361) 645-3259
Fri, 8am-Noon                                                    Fax:(361) 645-8040
Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information                   Web: www.goliadisd.org
Fees: Call for information                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Eligibility Requirements: Must Live in School District
10% discount for seniors                                         Fees: None to attend; Fees for Transfers
                                                                 Intake procedure: Registration
Goliad Elementary School                                         School is open to students weekdays 8:00am - 3:40pm.
142 West High                                                    Programs offered: After School Program; Back-to-
Goliad, TX 77963                                                 School supply assistance; Free breakfast to those who
Phone: (361) 645-3206                                            quality; Parent Organizations; Licensed Nurse on
Phone: (361) 645-3259                                            campus. Serves grades 7 - 8.
Fax:(361) 645-2578
Web: www.goliadisd.org/ges/index.html
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TEA State Exemplary Campus                                        Boarding fees are $3.00 per day the first time an animal
                                                                  is picked up, and double the fee each additional time the
Title I Distinguished School
                                                                  animal is picked up. Note: each time an owned animal is
                                                                  picked up for any reason, boarding fees will be assessed
Goliad Remembers                                                  to the owner for each day the animal is at the shelter.
P.O. Box 41                                                       The pick-up day is charged even if the animal is
Goliad, TX 77963                                                  retrieved the same day.
Phone: (361) 645-8994
                                                                  Gonzales Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
Phone: (361) 576-3798
                                                                  414 St. Lawerence St.
Fax:(361) 645-1772
                                                                  Gonzales, TX 78629
Hours: Varies
Eligibility Requirements: Disaster victim                         Phone: (830) 672-6532
Fees: Free; Donations Accepted                                    Phone: (888) 672-1095
Intake procedure: Application                                     Fax:(830) 672-6533
                                                                  Web: www.gonzalestexas.com
A disaster recovery organization poised to step in and
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00 pm
help if and when a disaster, such as a flood, hurricane or
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
tornado strikes. Aid is based on case by case need after
                                                                  Fees: Membership Fees
all other organizations (FEMA) have been exhausted
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
and there continues to be a need. Also assists victims
with paperwork during disaster. Meets once a quarter,             Voluntary partnership of businesses, individuals and
November, February, May, and August the first                     organizations working together to build a healthy
Thursday at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church              economy and to improve the quality of life in their
Parish Hall at 134 W. Pearl                                       community.

Goliad Volunteer Fire Department                                  Gonzales Christian Assistance Ministry
245 S. Chilton St.                                                708 St. Louis St.
Goliad, TX 77963                                                  Gonzales, TX 78629
Phone: (361) 645-3222                                             Phone: (830) 672-5566
Phone: (361) 645-2666                                             Hours: Mon, Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm; Wed, 12:30pm-
Fax:(361) 645-8315                                                4:30pm
Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week                                     Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Eligibility Requirements: Goliad County                           Fees: None
Fees: Call for information                                        Intake procedure: Walk-in
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                 Provides food, clothing, furniture and limited financial
Provide fire protection for Goliad 861square mile area.           assistance to individuals in need. Counseling is also
                                                                  offered to clients in order to facilitate their becoming
Gonzales Animal Control                                           more self-reliant.
1920 St. Joseph Street
Gonzales, TX 78629                                                Gonzales Community Dental Center
                                                                  228 St. George St.
Phone: (830) 672-2815
                                                                  Gonzales, TX 78629
Fax:(830) 672-2404
Web: www.cityofgonzales.org/AnimalControl/                        Phone: (830) 672-7211
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Fax:(830) 672-6329
Eligibility Requirements: City Residents                          Hours: M,W,Th,8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00; Tue
Fees: See description for fees                                    8:00am-Noon, 2:00pm-7:00pm; Fri. 9:00am-Noon,
Intake procedure: Call for infprmation                            1:00pm-5:00pm
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Serves anyone
$10.00 for the first time, $20.00 for the second time,
                                                                  Fees: Insurance plans, Self pay, Sliding fee, Payment
$40.00 for the third time, and $80.00 for the fourth time.
                                                                  plan upon approval

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Intake procedure: Go early after appointment is made               Eligibility Requirements: All persons
for application completion                                         Fees: Call for information
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call
Gonzales Community Dental Center is a private Non-
Profit Dental Practice is not a free dental clinic. Will           Emergency Medical Services
accept insurance, self-pay, sliding fee scale available
based on eligibility, and required documentation (i.e.             Gonzales County Extension Services
four weekly pay stubs, two biweekly pay stubs, one                 1709 E. Sarah Dewitt Dr.
monthly pay stub) payment plans available with prior               Gonzales, TX 78629
approval, minimum co-pay and self-pay amounts are
due at time of services.                                           Phone: (830) 672-8531
                                                                   Fax:(830) 672-8532
SERVICES INCLUDE: Primary Prevention: Exam,                        Web: www.gonzales-tx.tamu.edu/
Cleaning, X-Rays, Fluoride treatment, Sealant                      Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
placement, Oral hygiene education. Secondary                       Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Prevention: Fillings, Extractions, Root Canal (limited).           Fees: Free
Limited Urgent care: Oral pain relief, Control infection.          Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                   Provides research-based information and informal
Gonzales Community Health Center of South                          education and opportunities in areas such as health,
Central Texas, Inc                                                 nutrition, family life, money management, community
228 St. George Street                                              development, agriculture, horticulture, and life skills.
Gonzales, TX 78629
Phone: (830) 672-6511                                              Gonzales County Historical Commission
Phone: (830) 875-6399                                              403 St. George Street
Fax:(830) 672-8608                                                 Gonzales, TX 78629
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm, Late hours Tues.
                                                                   Phone: (830) 672-2822
8:00pm
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons, Age Income
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Medicare/Medicaid, Private Insurance, Private
                                                                   Fees: Call For Information
pay, sliding scale; Donations accepted; Free; CHIPS
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                   Gonzales County Historical Commission
To provide comprehensive, preventive primary and
other health care services to all populations regardless of
age, race, creed, religion or physical disability in an
                                                                   Gonzales County Senior Citizens Association,
environment of caring medical professionals. Primary               Inc.
JCAHO accredited medical services, family planning                 818 Seydler St.
services, immunizations, WIC services, nutrition                   Gonzales, TX 78629
education and counseling, prenatal care and delivery,              Phone: (830) 672-7014
AIDS testing and counseling, chronic disease                       Fax:(830) 672-6469
prevention, well baby/well child care, physical                    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-6:00pm
examinations, diabetic and hypertension programs                   Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 60 yrs or older
offered. Accept Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance              Fees: Call for information
and offer sliding scale fees. We also provide                      Intake procedure: Call for information
transportation services. Can apply for Pharma Patience
Assistance program at this site.                                   Transportation, Congregate and home delivered meals,
                                                                   social activities
Gonzales County EMS & Rescue
1703 St. Joseph                                                    Gonzales County Sheriff's Dept
Gonzales, TX 78629                                                 1713 East Sarah DeWitt Drive
                                                                   Gonzales, TX 78629
Phone: (830) 672-7675
Fax:(830) 672-2222                                                 Phone: (830) 672-6524
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      Fax:(830) 672-2517

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Hours: 7 days; 24 hours                                           Gonzales ISD - Alternative Campus
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                             1501 St. Lawrence
Fees: Call for information                                        Gonzales, TX 78629
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                  Phone: (830) 672-6914
The county agency that is responsible for enforcing all           Phone: (830) 672-9551
laws and regulations, preventing crime, investigating             Fax:(830) 672-2866
criminal activity, apprehending, arresting and detaining          Web: www.gonzales.txed.net/schools.php?school=ace
suspects, preventing and suppressing delinquency and              Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
engaging in other activities that protect the community.          Eligibility Requirements: 6th thru 12th
                                                                  Fees: None
Gonzales Fire Department                                          Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
411 St. Lawrence
                                                                  Elementary School
Gonzales, TX 78629
Phone: (830) 672-6467                                             Gonzales ISD - East Avenue Primary
Fax:(830) 672-2813                                                1615 St. Louis
Hours: 7 days, 24 hours                                           Gonzales, TX 78629
Eligibility Requirements: All person
Fees: None                                                        Phone: (830) 672-2826
Intake procedure: In case of emergency                            Phone: (830) 672-9551
                                                                  Fax:(830) 672-6161
Responds to fires when they occur; rescue capabilities;           Web: www.gonzales.txed.net/schools
do presentations during October, Fire Prevention Month            Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
and to schools upon request. Provide free smoke                   Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 1st
detectors. Installation to those who request.                     Fees: None
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Gonzales Healthcare Systems - Gonzales
                                                                  Elementary School
1110 East Sarah De Witt Drive
Gonzales, TX 78629                                                Summer Food Service Program: Breakfast, 7:30am-
                                                                  8am; Lunch 11:00am-11:45am ; Mon-Fri 06/02-
Phone: (830) 672-8502
                                                                  06/27/08 Open/Restricted
Fax:(830) 672-3035
Web: www.sieversclinic.com
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:00am-6:00pm, Fri 8:00am-                      Gonzales ISD - Gonzales Elementary
                                                                  1600 St. Andrew
5:00pm, Sat 8:00am-12:00pm
                                                                  Gonzales, TX 78629
Eligibility Requirements: All people
Fees: Medicare/Medicaid, Private insurance, private               Phone: (830) 672-1467
pay                                                               Phone: (830) 672-9551
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                 Fax:(830) 672-5758
The Rural Health Clinics are staffed by two physicians,           Web: www.gonzales.txed.net/school/elem/index.html
two of which are Board Certified in Family Practice,              Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
two physician's assistants, a nurse practioner, and a full        Eligibility Requirements: Grades 2nd thru 4th
                                                                  Fees: None
medical and business office support staff. The clinics are
the major providers of primary care services for                  Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Gonzales and the surrounding areas providing primary              Elementary School
care services, including adult and geriatric medicine,
                                                                  Summer Food Service Program:Breakfast 7:30am-8am;
and patient education. The staff, both medical and
                                                                  Lunch 11am-11:45am; T-Fri first week; all other times
support, offers male and female providers, and is
                                                                  Mon-Thur; Only Open Site
bilingual. Expanded hours include evenings and
weekends. And, as a courtesy to all patients, insurance
filing is provided for Medicare, Medicaid and most
commercial insurance claims. One pediatrician, board
eligible.
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Gonzales ISD - Gonzales High School                           Gonzales Parks & Recreation
1801 N. Sarah DeWitt                                          US 183 S
Gonzales, TX 78629                                            Independence Park
                                                              Gonzales, TX 78629
Phone: (830) 672-7535
Phone: (830) 672-9551                                         Phone: (830) 672-6165
Fax:(830) 672-8273                                            Fax:(830) 672-2404
Web: www.gonzales.txed.net/schools.php?school=ghs             Web: www.cityofgonzales.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: High School - 9th thru 12th         Eligibility Requirements: All persons
grades                                                        Fees: Unknown
Fees: None                                                    Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                              Programs that develop, maintain and make available to
High School                                                   the community recreational facilities and grounds which
                                                              can be used for a variety of leisure-time activities.
Gonzales ISD - Gonzales Junior High                           Included are amusement parks, beaches, camps, public
424 N. College                                                gardens, harbor/marina areas, zoos and a broad range of
Gonzales, TX 78629                                            recreational facilities that are available in community,
                                                              state and national parks, schools and universities, and
Phone: (830) 672-8641                                         other recreational areas.
Phone: (830) 672-9551
Fax:(830) 672-6446
                                                              Gonzales Parks & Wildlife Law Enforcement
Web: www.gonzales.txed.net/schools.php?school=gjhs
                                                              1713 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
                                                              Gonzales, TX 78629
Eligibility Requirements: Junior High and Middle
School                                                        Phone: (830) 672-6524
Fees: None                                                    Fax:(830) 672-2517
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                             Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                              Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Junior High School
                                                              Fees: Call for information
Summer Food Service Program: Breakfast 7:30am-8am;            Intake procedure: Call for information
Lunch 12:00-1:00pm; First week Tu-Fri; all other times
                                                              Programs offered by law enforcement agencies and
Mon-Thur. 06/03-06/26/08 Open/Restricted
                                                              other organizations that provide specific measures for
                                                              discouraging preventable crimes.
Gonzales ISD - North Avenue Intermediate
1032 St. Joseph
                                                              Gonzales Police Department
Gonzales, TX 78629
                                                              716 St. Paul
Phone: (830) 672-9557                                         Gonzales, TX 78629
Phone: (830) 672-9551
                                                              Phone: (830) 672-8686
Fax:(830) 672-4350
                                                              Phone: (830) 672-6524
Web: www.gonzales.txed.net/schools.php?school=north
                                                              Fax:(830) 672-9081
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
                                                              Hours: Open 24/7
Eligibility Requirements: Grades 5th and 6th
                                                              Eligibility Requirements: Persons who reside in the
Fees: None
                                                              City of Gonzales
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                              Fees: None
Middle School                                                 Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Summer Food Service Program: Breakfast 7:30am-8am;            Gonzales Police Department and is the contact facility
Lunch 11:00am-11:45am; first week is Tue thru Fri; all        for the Salvation Army. To access Salvation Army
other times is Mon - Thur Open/Restricted                     services call the police department and they contact the
                                                              local volunteer for services.


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Gonzales Probation Dept                                         different days for different parts of the county. Also
1709 Sara DeWitt Dr                                             provides Congregate meals and Home Delivered meals
Gonzales, TX 78629                                              for those who are homebound.
Phone: (830) 672-6571
                                                                Gonzales Tax Assessor-Collector
Fax:(830) 672-6401
                                                                522 St. Matthew
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                Gonzales, TX 78629
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information                                      Phone: (830) 672-2841
Intake procedure: Call for information                          Fax:(830) 672-3476
                                                                Web: www.co.gonzales.tx.us/
Programs that provide for the formal supervision of
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:45pm
individuals who have been convicted of a crime, usually
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: All persons
a lesser offense, and given a suspended sentence which
                                                                Fees: Call for information
releases them into the community under specific
                                                                Intake procedure: Call for information
conditions which may include a reduced term in county
jail, fines, restitution to the victim, community work,         Gonzales Tax Assessor-Collector
counseling, ―;good conduct‖; and other stipulations.
Programs that provide for the formal supervision and            Gonzales Volunteer Fire Department
support for adults who have been released from a                411 St. Lawrence
correctional facility into the community under court-           Gonzales, TX 78629
ordered conditions for a set amount of time, usually for
                                                                Phone: (830) 672-6467
one year.
                                                                Fax:(830) 672-2813
                                                                Hours: 7days, 24 hours
Gonzales Public Library                                         Eligibility Requirements: All persons
415 Matthew Street
                                                                Fees: None
Gonzales, TX 78629
                                                                Intake procedure: Call
Phone: (830) 672-6315
                                                                Responds to fires when they occur; rescue capabilities;
Fax:(830) 672-8735
                                                                do presentations during October, Fire Prevention Month
Hours: Mon,11:00am-7:00pm; Tues-Fri, 9:00am-
                                                                and to schools upon request. Provide free smoke
5:00pm; Sat, 9:00am-Noon
                                                                detectors. Installation to those who request.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: None for Gonzales County residents.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                Greeson, Jack, Ph.D. and Associates, P.C.
                                                                5606 N. Navarro, Suite 209
Call for more information on programs. Six week                 Victoria, TX 77904
reading program.
                                                                Phone: (361) 578-9190
                                                                Phone: (800) 777-9362
Gonzales Senior Citizens Center
                                                                Fax:(361) 578-9206
604 St Michael
                                                                Web: www.jackgreeson.com
Gonzales, TX 78629
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (830) 672-2613                                           Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Fax:(830) 672-6469                                              Fees: Varies (Many can receive free services), Private
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-2:00pm                                   pay, Medicare, Medicaid, contract with various
Eligibility Requirements: Age 60 years or old and               Insurance.
spouses of any age, targeted for low income and                 Intake procedure: Call for appointment
minority, all persons over 60 are served.
                                                                Psychological and Family Services: individual, couples,
Fees: Private pay; voluntary donation +60; -60 fare
                                                                and family counseling and psychotherapy.
schedule
Intake procedure: Walk in and referrals
                                                                Grindeland, Warren - Hallettsville City Mayor
Serving clients 60 years of age or older and spouses of         101 N. Main
any age, general public transportation on a fixed route,        Hallettsville, TX 77964

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Phone: (361) 798-3681                                         Employment Training/Support Services
Fax:(361) 798-5952
                                                              Supported Housing Services
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                MENTAL RETARDATION SERVICES:
Fees: Call for information                                    Continuity of Care
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                              Employment/Vocation Services
Public Official - Hallettsville City Mayor
                                                              Nursing Services
Guide Dogs of Texas Inc.                                      24-hour Emergency Screening/Crisis Stabilization
1503 Allena Dr.                                               Services
San Antonio, TX 78213
                                                              Residential Group Homes (Home and Community
Phone: (210) 366-4081                                         Based Services & Intermediate Care Facilities)
Fax:(210) 366-4082
Web: www.guidedogsoftexas.org                                 Diagnostic Assessment Services
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm                                 Site-Based Habilitation Services
Eligibility Requirements: Must be at least 17 years of
age, legally blind and a Texan.                               In-Home Training/Support Services
Fees: $1.00 charge to make contract legal                     Case Management Services
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                              STATE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY:
To raise, train and provide guide dogs to Texans with
visual impairments. Provide training in San Antonio           San Antonio State Hospital, San Antonio, Texas
and/or in client's home.                                      STATE MENTAL RETARDATION FACILITY:
                                                              Corpus Christi State School, Corpus Christi, Texas
Gulf Bend MHMR Center - Victoria
1502 E. Airline, Suite 25
Victoria, TX 77901                                            Hallettsville Animal Control
                                                              104 E. 4TH
Phone: (361) 575-0611                                         Hallettsville, TX 77964
Phone: (800) 421-8825
Fax:(361) 582-2327                                            Phone: (361) 798-3683
Web: www.gulfbend.org                                         Fax:(361) 798-9969
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                 Hours: 7 days 24 hours
Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis; level of adaptive        Eligibility Requirements: All persons
functioning                                                   Fees: Call for information
Fees: Medicare; Medicaid; Private insurance; private          Intake procedure: Call
pay; sliding scale                                            Provides public animal control.
Intake procedure: Walk-in; call for appointment
Mental HEALTH SERVICES:                                       Hallettsville Animal Health Commission
                                                              904 N. Glendale
Community-Based Crisis Residential                            Hallettsville, TX 77964
Service/Hospitalization
                                                              Phone: (361) 798-4329
Family Support Service/Training Services                      Phone: (800) 687-8242
Psychiatric Medical Services                                  Fax:(361) 798-4214
                                                              Web: www.tahc.state.tx.us/agency/contact.shtml
Skills Training                                               Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
24-hour Emergency Screening/Crisis Stabilization              Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Services                                                      Fees: Call For Information
                                                              Intake procedure: Call or use website
Case management services
Pharmacy

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Protect and enhance the health of Texas animal                  Hallettsville High School
populations by preventing, controlling, and/or                  200 N. Ridge
eliminating animal diseases and monitoring and                  Hallettsville, TX 77964
promoting animal health and productivity.
                                                                Phone: (361) 798-2242
                                                                Phone: (361) 798-2242
Hallettsville Chamber of Commerce
                                                                Fax:(361) 798-9297
1614 N. Texana
                                                                Web: www.hisdbrahmas.org/
Hallettsville, TX 77964
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm
Phone: (361) 798-2662                                           Eligibility Requirements: High School
Fax:(361) 798-1553                                              Fees: None
Web: www.hallettsville.com                                      Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                High School
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Free, Donations accepted, Membership Fees
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                               Hallettsville Junior High School
                                                                410 S. Russell
To provide tourism and demographic information for the          Hallettsville, TX 77964
City of Hallettsville. Along with providing leadership
and economic development strategies for the business            Phone: (361) 798-2242
membership. Our mission is to improve the living                Phone: (361) 798-2242
climate as well as the business climate in Hallettsville        Fax:(361) 798-3573
                                                                Web: www.hisdbrahmas.org/hjh.htm
with the support of many volunteers and the City of
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Hallettsville.
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: Junior High and Middle
                                                                School
Hallettsville City Hall
                                                                Fees: None
101 N. Main
                                                                Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Hallettsville, TX 77964
                                                                Jnior High School
Phone: (361) 798-3681
Fax:(361) 798-5952
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm; Mon-Fri, 9:00am-
                                                                Hallettsville Police Department
4:00pm Lobby                                                    104 E. 4th St.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                           Hallettsville, TX 77964
Fees: None                                                      Phone: (361) 798-5250
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                               Phone: (361) 798-3683
City Hall                                                       Fax:(361) 798-9969
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: questions may be asked to
Hallettsville Elementary School
                                                                verify alleged situation, must meet requirements/valid
200 N. Ridge
                                                                reasonable request
Hallettsville, TX 77964
                                                                Fees: Free
Phone: (361) 798-2242                                           Intake procedure: Call or walk-in; Call for
Phone: (361) 798-5803                                           appointment to meet with Liaison officer
Fax:(361) 798-4349
                                                                Provide crime-victim assistance. Provide information to
Web: www.hisdbrahmas.org/hes.htm
                                                                assist citizens. The Police Department will no longer
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
                                                                issue Salvation Army vouchers; Local charity or church
Eligibility Requirements: Elementary students
                                                                will handle; unless emergency or extenuating
Fees: None
                                                                circumstances exist.
Intake procedure: Application Process
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Hallettsville Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
825 West Fairwinds                                               Hamilton, Wendell, Jr. - City of Edna Fire Chief
Hallettsville, TX 77964                                          103 North Allen
                                                                 Edna, TX 77957
Phone: (361) 798-3268
Fax:(361) 798-4091                                               Phone: (361) 782-2121
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Fax:(361) 782-7382
Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private             Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Pay                                                              Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Intake procedure: Call for information
We are a 110 bed nursing center. We have a secured               Public Official - City of Edna Fire & EMS Chief
Alzheimer's Unit with trained professionals. We also
have a skilled nursing unit with trained therapists to           Harbor Children's Alliance & Victim Center
work with our residents. Locked unit. Alzheimer's                215 W. Railroad Street
Support group meets fourth Monday each month at                  Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Noon.
                                                                 Phone: (361) 552-4357
                                                                 Phone: (361) 552-1982
Hallettsville Senior Citizens Nutrition Program                  Fax:(361) 552-4309
326 S. LaGrange
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Hallettsville, TX 77964
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (361) 798-2211                                            Fees: Free; Donations accepted
Phone: (361) 798-5971                                            Intake procedure: Phone; Walk-in; By Appointment;
Fax:(361) 798-4934                                               24 hour hotline
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm
                                                                 The Harbor Children's Alliance and Victim Center
Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 60 yrs or older and
                                                                 provides services to adult and child victims of sexual
their spouses of any age.
                                                                 assault and domestic violence including child abuse.
Fees: Donations accepted
                                                                 Services provided include a 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                 intervention, counseling, advocacy, accompaniment,
To improve the quality of life for senior citizens of            community education and training programs, victim
Lavaca County. To coordinate activities and services             awareness and prevention activities, information and
for senior citizens. Congregate meals and home                   referrals, assistance with obtaining shelter, and forensic
delivered meals to the ill and homebound.                        interviews. All services are free and are kept completely
Transportation services, social activities, education            confidential.
opportunities - for anyone age 60 and over.
                                                                 Harmon, Micah C. - Lavaca County Sheriff
Hallettsville Volunteer Fire Department                          38 FM 318
108 E. 4th St                                                    Hallettsville, TX 77964
Hallettsville, TX 77964
                                                                 Phone: (361) 798-2121
Phone: (361) 798-4513                                            Fax:(361) 798-4468
Phone: (361) 798-5113                                            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fax:(361) 798-5952                                               Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Hours: Open 24/7                                                 Fees: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Call                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Fees: Call
                                                                 Public Official - Lavaca County Sheriff
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Fire Department                                                  Harris County Office of Homeland Security and
Meet on 2nd an 4th Tuesday, monthly, 7:30pm at the               Emergency Managemen
Fire Station. Fire extinguisher demonstrations at schools        6922 Old Katy Road
and nursing homes.                                               Houston, TX 77024

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Phone: (713) 881-3100                                            early reading and math skills they need to be successful
Fax:(713) 881-3077                                               in school. In FY 1995, the Early Head Start program
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    was established to serve children from birth to three
Eligibility Requirements: No restrictions                        years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence
Fees: None                                                       that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's
Intake procedure: Harris                                         growth and development.
Provides protection of life and property during an               Head Start programs promote school readiness by
emergency or disaster.                                           enhancing the social and cognitive development of
                                                                 children through the provision of educational, health,
Hartman, Gary - Shiner Fire Marshall                             nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children
802 N. Avenue E                                                  and families. They engage parents in their children's
Shiner, TX 77984                                                 learning and help them in making progress toward their
                                                                 educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant
Phone: (361) 594-3362                                            emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the
Fax:(361) 594-3566
                                                                 administration of local Head Start programs.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                 Head Start - Edna
Fees: Call for information
                                                                 2500 E. Division
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                 Edna, TX 77957
Shiner Fire Marshall
                                                                 Phone: (361) 782-5318
                                                                 Phone: (361) 578-1508
Head Start - Creekstone Ranch                                    Fax:(361) 578-3100
5609 John Stockbauer                                             Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com
Victoria, TX 77904                                               Hours: Mon-Fri; 7:30am-3:30pm
Phone: (361) 570-6690                                            Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K, low-income
Phone: (361) 578-1508                                            Fees: Call For Information
Fax:(361) 578-3100                                               Intake procedure: Call for Information
Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com                              The Head Start program provides grants to local public
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm                                    and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide
Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K, low-income             comprehensive child development services to
Fees: Call For Information
                                                                 economically disadvantaged children and families, with
Intake procedure: Call for Information
                                                                 a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the
Child care                                                       early reading and math skills they need to be successful
                                                                 in school. In FY 1995, the Early Head Start program
Head Start - Cuero                                               was established to serve children from birth to three
312 S. Dunn                                                      years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence
Cuero, TX 77954                                                  that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's
                                                                 growth and development.
Phone: (361) 277-8895
Phone: (361) 578-1508                                            Head Start programs promote school readiness by
Fax:(361) 578-3100                                               enhancing the social and cognitive development of
Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com                              children through the provision of educational, health,
Hours: Mon-Fri; 7:30am-3:30pm                                    nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children
Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K, low-income             and families. They engage parents in their children's
Fees: Call For Information                                       learning and help them in making progress toward their
Intake procedure: Call for Information                           educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant
                                                                 emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the
The Head Start program provides grants to local public           administration of local Head Start programs.
and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide
comprehensive child development services to
economically disadvantaged children and families, with
a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the
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Head Start - Gonzales I                                            in school. In FY 1995, the Early Head Start program
925 Wells St                                                       was established to serve children from birth to three
Gonzales, TX 78629                                                 years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence
                                                                   that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's
Phone: (830) 672-9503                                              growth and development.
Phone: (361) 578-1508
Fax:(361) 578-3100                                                 Head Start programs promote school readiness by
Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com                                enhancing the social and cognitive development of
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-3:30pm                                      children through the provision of educational, health,
Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K, Low income               nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children
Fees: Call For Information                                         and families. They engage parents in their children's
Intake procedure: Call for Information                             learning and help them in making progress toward their
                                                                   educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant
The Head Start program provides grants to local public             emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the
and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide          administration of local Head Start programs.
comprehensive child development services to
economically disadvantaged children and families, with
                                                                   Head Start - Hallettsville
a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the
                                                                   401 S. Dowling
early reading and math skills they need to be successful
                                                                   Hallettsville, TX 77964
in school. In FY 1995, the Early Head Start program
was established to serve children from birth to three              Phone: (361) 798-9318
years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence               Phone: (361) 578-1508
that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's          Fax:(361) 578-3100
growth and development.                                            Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri; 7:30am-3:30pm
Head Start programs promote school readiness by
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K, School;
enhancing the social and cognitive development of
                                                                   Low income
children through the provision of educational, health,
                                                                   Fees: Call For Information
nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for Information
and families. They engage parents in their children's
learning and help them in making progress toward their             The Head Start program provides grants to local public
educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant            and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide
emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the            comprehensive child development services to
administration of local Head Start programs.                       economically disadvantaged children and families, with
                                                                   a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the
Head Start - Gonzales II                                           early reading and math skills they need to be successful
1600 Elm Street                                                    in school. In FY 1995, the Early Head Start program
Gonzales, TX 78629                                                 was established to serve children from birth to three
                                                                   years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence
Phone: (830) 672-6120                                              that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's
Phone: (361) 578-1508                                              growth and development.
Fax:(361) 578-3100
Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com                                Head Start programs promote school readiness by
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-3:30pm                                      enhancing the social and cognitive development of
Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K, School, Low              children through the provision of educational, health,
income                                                             nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children
Fees: Call For Information                                         and families. They engage parents in their children's
Intake procedure: Call for Information                             learning and help them in making progress toward their
                                                                   educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant
The Head Start program provides grants to local public             emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the
and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide          administration of local Head Start programs.
comprehensive child development services to
economically disadvantaged children and families, with
a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the
early reading and math skills they need to be successful
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Head Start - Nixon                                                 in school. In FY 1995, the Early Head Start program
210 S. Washington                                                  was established to serve children from birth to three
Nixon, TX 78140                                                    years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence
                                                                   that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's
Phone: (830) 582-1100                                              growth and development.
Phone: (361) 578-1508
Fax:(361) 578-3100                                                 Head Start programs promote school readiness by
Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com                                enhancing the social and cognitive development of
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-3:30pm                                      children through the provision of educational, health,
Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K, School;                  nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children
Low income                                                         and families. They engage parents in their children's
Fees: Call For Information                                         learning and help them in making progress toward their
Intake procedure: Call for Information                             educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant
                                                                   emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the
The Head Start program provides grants to local public             administration of local Head Start programs.
and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide
comprehensive child development services to
                                                                   Head Start - Port Lavaca II
economically disadvantaged children and families, with
                                                                   627 George St.
a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the
                                                                   Port Lavaca, TX 77979
early reading and math skills they need to be successful
in school. In FY 1995, the Early Head Start program                Phone: (361) 552-3048
was established to serve children from birth to three              Phone: (361) 578-1508
years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence               Fax:(361) 578-3100
that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's          Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com
growth and development.                                            Hours: Mon-Fri; 7:30am-3:30pm
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K; low income
Head Start programs promote school readiness by
                                                                   Fees: Call For Information
enhancing the social and cognitive development of
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for Information
children through the provision of educational, health,
nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children        The Head Start program provides grants to local public
and families. They engage parents in their children's              and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide
learning and help them in making progress toward their             comprehensive child development services to
educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant            economically disadvantaged children and families, with
emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the            a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the
administration of local Head Start programs.                       early reading and math skills they need to be successful
                                                                   in school. In FY 1995, the Early Head Start program
Head Start - Port Lavaca I                                         was established to serve children from birth to three
1211 W. Austin                                                     years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                              that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's
                                                                   growth and development.
Phone: (361) 552-9787
Phone: (361) 578-1508                                              Head Start programs promote school readiness by
Fax:(361) 578-3100                                                 enhancing the social and cognitive development of
Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com                                children through the provision of educational, health,
Hours: Mon-Fri; 7:30am-3:30pm                                      nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children
Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K, low-income               and families. They engage parents in their children's
Fees: Call For Information                                         learning and help them in making progress toward their
Intake procedure: Call for Information                             educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant
                                                                   emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the
The Head Start program provides grants to local public             administration of local Head Start programs.
and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide
comprehensive child development services to
                                                                   Head Start - Terrace
economically disadvantaged children and families, with
                                                                   2202 Terrace Avenue
a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the
                                                                   Victoria, TX 77901
early reading and math skills they need to be successful
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Phone: (361) 578-5858                                              that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's
Phone: (361) 578-1508                                              growth and development.
Fax:(361) 578-3100
                                                                   Head Start programs promote school readiness by
Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com
                                                                   enhancing the social and cognitive development of
Hours: Mon-Fri; 7:30am-5:30pm
                                                                   children through the provision of educational, health,
Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K; Low Income
                                                                   nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children
Fees: Call For Information
                                                                   and families. They engage parents in their children's
Intake procedure: Call for Information
                                                                   learning and help them in making progress toward their
The Head Start program provides grants to local public             educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant
and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide          emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the
comprehensive child development services to                        administration of local Head Start programs.
economically disadvantaged children and families, with
a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the                Head Start - Victoria Depot
early reading and math skills they need to be successful           401 S. Depot
in school. In FY 1995, the Early Head Start program                Victoria, TX 77901
was established to serve children from birth to three
years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence               Phone: (361) 578-3311
that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's          Phone: (361) 578-1508
growth and development.                                            Fax:(361) 578-3100
                                                                   Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com
Head Start programs promote school readiness by                    Hours: Mon-Fri; 7:30am-5:30pm
enhancing the social and cognitive development of                  Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K, School; Low income
children through the provision of educational, health,             Fees: Call For Information
nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children        Intake procedure: Call for Information
and families. They engage parents in their children's
learning and help them in making progress toward their             The Head Start program provides grants to local public
                                                                   and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide
educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant
emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the            comprehensive child development services to
                                                                   economically disadvantaged children and families, with
administration of local Head Start programs.
                                                                   a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the
                                                                   early reading and math skills they need to be successful
Head Start - Trinity                                               in school. In FY 1995, the Early Head Start program
1104 E. Trinity
                                                                   was established to serve children from birth to three
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                   years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence
Phone: (361) 575-3393                                              that the earliest years matter a great deal to children's
Phone: (361) 578-1508                                              growth and development.
Fax:(361) 578-3100
                                                                   Head Start programs promote school readiness by
Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com
                                                                   enhancing the social and cognitive development of
Hours: Mon-Fri; 7:30am-5:30pm
                                                                   children through the provision of educational, health,
Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K, School;
                                                                   nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children
Low income
                                                                   and families. They engage parents in their children's
Fees: Call For Information
                                                                   learning and help them in making progress toward their
Intake procedure: Call for Information
                                                                   educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant
The Head Start program provides grants to local public             emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the
and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide          administration of local Head Start programs.
comprehensive child development services to
economically disadvantaged children and families, with             Head Start - Waelder
a special focus on helping preschoolers develop the                301 N. Avenue C
early reading and math skills they need to be successful           Waelder, TX 78959
in school. In FY 1995, the Early Head Start program
was established to serve children from birth to three              Phone: (830) 788-7441
                                                                   Phone: (361) 578-1508
years of age in recognition of the mounting evidence
                                                                   Fax:(361) 578-3100
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Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com                          Health Force Home Health Care provides skilled
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-3:30pm                                nursing that includes wound care, diabetic care and
Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K, School;            education, and skilled nursing and therapy services
Low income
Fees: Call For Information                                   Health Force Pediatric Outpatient Rehab
Intake procedure: Call for Information                       Facility
Child Care                                                   4206 Retama Circle
                                                             Victoria, TX 77901
Head Start - Yoakum                                          Phone: (361) 582-0611
708 Boyle                                                    Fax:(361) 582-0555
Yoakum, TX 77995                                             Web: www.healthforcevictoria.com
Phone: (361) 741-9465                                        Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (361) 578-1508                                        Eligibility Requirements: All persons; Physician
Fax:(361) 578-3100                                           Orders are required for services
Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com                          Fees: Medicaid, Private pay
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-3:30pm                                Intake procedure: Appointment only
Eligibility Requirements: Toddler, Pre-K, School;            Only pediatric rehabilitation.
Low income
Fees: Call For Information
Intake procedure: Call for Information                       All therapies: physical, occupational, speech, sensory
                                                             integration. Assistance with durable medical
Child care
                                                             equipment.
Head Start - Yorktown
501 N. Menhert
                                                             Health Law Project
Yorktown, TX 78164                                           815 Brazos Suite 1100
                                                             Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (361) 564-9364
                                                             Phone: (800) 622-2520
Phone: (361) 578-1508
Fax:(361) 578-3100                                           Fax:(512) 477-6576
Web: www.acfi-victoriaheadstart.com                          Web: www.tlsc.org
Hours: Mon-Fri; 7:30am-3:30pm                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K, School; Low income          Eligibility Requirements: People whose household
                                                             income is at or below 125% of federal poverty
Fees: Call For Information
                                                             guidelines
Intake procedure: Call for Information
                                                             Fees: None
Child care                                                   Intake procedure: Call for Information
                                                             Provides legal advice, counsel, and referrals by
Health Force Home Health Care
                                                             telephone for issues involving the healthcare delivery
1501 N. DeLeon
                                                             system. Issues may include public benefits, private
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                             insurance, medical debt, hospitals, nursing homes,
Phone: (361) 582-0602                                        doctors, and more.
Fax:(361) 582-0509
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm, Clinical services 24/7        Heard, Dan W. - Calhoun County District
days week.                                                   Attorney
Eligibility Requirements: Adults; Physician Orders           211 S. Ann Street, Room 302
may be required for services                                 Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Fees: Medicaid/Medicare, Private pay,Veterans
assistance, Insurance                                        Phone: (361) 553-4422
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                            Fax:(361) 553-4421
                                                             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                             Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                             Fees: Unknown
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Intake procedure: Call for information
Public Official - Calhoun County District Attorney            Hegar, Glenn - State Senator (R)
                                                              722 Pin Oak Rd
                                                              Katy, TX 77492
Hearing Aid Helpline
16880 Middlebelt Road, Ste. 4                                 Phone: (281) 391-8883
Livonia, MI 48154                                             Phone: (512) 463-0118
                                                              Fax:(281) 391-8818
Phone: (800) 521-5247
                                                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (734) 522-7200
                                                              Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Fax:(734) 522-0200
                                                              Fees: Call for information
Web: www.ihsinfo.org
                                                              Intake procedure: Call for information
Hours: 24 hours for Helpline; Regular hours of society
are Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm                                    State Senator
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: None                                                    Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind
Intake procedure: Call for Information                        Youth and Adults
Free consumer information package regarding hearing           141 Middle Neck Rd.
aids.                                                         Sands Point, NY 11050
                                                              Phone: (516) 944-8900
Hearthstone of Victoria                                       Phone: (516) 944-8637
411 E. Larkspur                                               Fax:(516) 944-7302
Victoria, TX 77904                                            Web: www.hknc.org
Phone: (361) 576-0444                                         Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:45am-3:45pm
Fax:(361) 576-2551                                            Eligibility Requirements: Deaf-Blind adults and youth
Web: www.hscsal.com/index.html                                Fees: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Retired persons                     Provides diagnostic evaluations, comprehensive
Fees: Private pay                                             vocational and personal adjustment training, and job
Intake procedure: Call for information                        training and placement for people, who are deaf-blind.
―;A Great Place to Call Home,‖; Hearthstone Licensed
Assisted Living provides senior adults with assistance        Helping Hands of Jackson County
with daily living in a residential and social setting,        324 E. Main
including 24-hour personal care, 3 nutritious meals           Edna, TX 77957
served daily, scheduled transportation, medical               Phone: (361) 782-7543
supervision, activities and exercise programs, and            Phone: (361) 782-5713
weekly housekeeping. Respite & Adult Day Care also            Hours: Mon and Thurs, 9:00am-Noon
available.                                                    Eligibility Requirements: Low income
                                                              Fees: None
Hedrick, Ken - Gonzales County Constable -                    Intake procedure: Application procedure, walk in
Precinct 1
                                                              Provides food, clothing, prescriptions, visits to doctors
414 St. Joseph Street, Ste. 202
                                                              and dentists, rent and utilities to qualified needy people
Gonzales, TX 78629
Phone: (830) 672-4440                                         Heritage Prog for Sr. Adults - Jackson &
Phone: (830) 857-5332                                         Victoria
Fax:(830) 672-5296                                            1013 South Wells
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm; 24/7                           Edna, TX 77957
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Fees: Call for information                                    Phone: (361) 782-5241
Intake procedure: Call for information                        Fax:(361) 782-7495
                                                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm
Public Official - Gonzales County Constable
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Eligibility Requirements: Senior Citizens with                   Fax:(361) 526-5929
symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, anger and/or            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
experiencing a life setback, loss or stressor                    Eligibility Requirements: Persons with symptoms and
Fees: Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance              behaviors that interfere with social functioning, grief
plans cover services                                             and loss
Intake procedure: Professional referral; Self; Family or         Fees: Medicare and most private insurance plans cover
Agency; Call; Call for appointment                               services
                                                                 Intake procedure: Professional referral; self; family or
Treatment program designed to meet the support for
                                                                 agency; call; call for appointment
stress need or depression management in small therapy
groups in the senior population. The most frequently             Treatment program designed to address mental health
treated problems are depression, grief and loss issues,          issues and mental illness in the senior population. The
anxiety, loneliness, and physical setbacks.                      most frequently treated problems are depression, grief
                                                                 and loss issues, and anxiety.
The Heritage Program for Senior Adults is a
comprehensive, structured, multidisciplinary treatment           The Heritage Program for Senior Adults is a
program for seniors. Treatment is prescribed and                 comprehensive, structured, multidisciplinary treatment
supervised by a psychiatrist and facilitated by licensed         programs for seniors. Treatment is prescribed and
therapists. Patients attend the programs during the week         supervised by a psychiatrist and facilitated by licensed
days from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transportation can be                 therapists. Patients attend the programs during the week
arranged. For more information call 361/782-5241 (ext.           days from 9:00am to 12:30pm. Transportation and noon
312).                                                            meals are provided. For more information call the
                                                                 hospital nearest you.
We are available for speaking engagements.
                                                                 Hermes, Joe D. - Edna City Mayor
Heritage Program for Senior Adults - Cuero
                                                                 126 W. Main
2500 N. Esplanade, Suite 105
                                                                 Edna, TX 77957
Cuero, TX 77954
                                                                 Phone: (361) 782-3122
Phone: (361) 275-3879
                                                                 Fax:(361) 782-3590
Fax:(361) 275-2518
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Any person, 65 or older,
                                                                 Fees: Call for information
with symptoms and/or behaviors that interfere with
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
social, vocational or educational functioning
Fees: Medicare/Medicaid, Private insurance, private              Public Official - Edna City Mayor
pay
Intake procedure: Doctor, self, health organization or           Hernandez, Rene - Yorktown Mayor
family referral                                                  P.O Box 605
The Heritage Program for Senior Adults is a                      Yorktown, TX 78164
geropsychiatric program that provides individualized             Phone: (361) 564-2611
treatment to older adults who suffer from psychiatric,           Fax:(361) 564-2787
emotional, or behavioral disorders, including depression,        Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
anxiety, frequent crying, sleep disturbances, and                Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
changes in eating habits.                                        Fees: Call for information
The program offers participants the opportunity to               Intake procedure: Call for information
improve their quality of life by reducing distress and           Public Official - Yorktown Mayor
increasing independent functioning.
                                                                 HHSC Contact Numbers for Eligibility
Heritage Program for Senior Adults - Refugio                     Complaints
107 Swift Street                                                 Complaint Line Only
Refugio, TX 78377                                                Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (361) 526-2321                                            Phone: (877) 322-3233
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Phone: (888) 834-7406                                              1.     Region 11 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-8:00pm                                      480-2558
Eligibility Requirements: Persons experiencing
                                                                   2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
difficulty in receiving benefits
Fees: None                                                         3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
Intake procedure: Call                                             Concho Valley AIC
HHSC Contact Numbers for Eligibility Complaints                    HHSC Region 9
When an Eligibility client is experiencing difficulty in           Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
receiving benefits or wishing to express a complaint
about some part of the process, they are urged to either           1.     Region 9 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-480-
go through their local HHSC Benefits office or through             2553
2-1-1 ESS if they are a TIERS client. However, if the              2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
issue cannot be resolved locally, there is a hierarchy that
should be followed for escalating the complaint. The               3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
first point of contact after the local office depends on           Deep East AIC
what region the client is in. The following list tells
which HHSC region each AIC is in and the appropriate               HHSC Region 5
phone numbers for that region.                                     Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
Alamo AIC                                                          1.     Region 5 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-480-
HHSC Region 8                                                      2555
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy:                                    2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
1.      Region 8 Customer Service Hotline 1-877-322-               3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
3233                                                               East Texas AIC
2.      State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406                      HHSC Region 4
3.      Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999                                   Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
Bryan/College Station AIC                                          1.     Region 4 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-480-
HHSC Region 7                                                      2554
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy:                                    2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
1.      Region 7 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-480-               3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
2556                                                               Golden Crescent AIC
2.      State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406                      HHSC Region 8
3.      Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999                                   Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
Central Texas AIC                                                  1.     Region 8 Customer Service Hotline 1-877-322-
HHSC Region 7                                                      3233
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy                                     2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
1.      Region 7 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-480-               3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
2556                                                               Gulf Coast AIC
2.      State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406                      HHSC Region 6
3.      Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999                                   Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
Coastal Bend AIC                                                   1.     Region 6 Customer Service Hotline 1-800-500-
HHSC Region 11                                                     4266
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy                                     2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
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3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999                            HHSC Region 2
Heart of Texas AIC                                         Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
HHSC Region 7                                              1.     Region 2 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-480-
                                                           2553
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
                                                           2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
1.     Region 7 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-480-
2556                                                       3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406               Panhandle AIC
3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999                            HHSC Region 1
Middle Rio Grande AIC                                      Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
HHSC Region 8                                              1.     Region 1 Customer Service Hotline 1-888-440-
                                                           5688
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
                                                           2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
1.     Region 8 Customer Service Hotline 1-877-322-
3233                                                       3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406               Permian Basin AIC
3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999                            HHSC Region 9
NCT-Dallas AIC                                             Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
HHSC Region 3                                              1.     Region 9 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-480-
                                                           2553
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
                                                           2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
1.     Region 3 Customer Service Hotline 1-877-236-
6500                                                       3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406               Rio Grande AIC
3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999                            HHSC Region 10
NCT-Fort Worth AIC                                         Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
HHSC Region 3                                              1.     Region 10 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-
                                                           480-2557
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
                                                           2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
1.     Region 3 Customer Service Hotline 1-877-236-
6500                                                       3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406               South Central AIC
3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999                            HHSC Region 7
North East Texas AIC                                       Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
HHSC Region 4                                              1.     Region 7 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-480-
                                                           2556
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
                                                           2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
1.     Region 4 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-480-
2554                                                       3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406               South Plains AIC
3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999                            HHSC Region 1
North Texas AIC                                            Complaint Escalation Hierarchy

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1.     Region 1 Customer Service Hotline 1-888-440-        2.      State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
5688
                                                           3.      Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406
3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999                            Hill Country Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
                                                           701 North Sarah DeWitt Drive
South Texas AIC                                            Gonzales, TX 78629
HHSC Region 11                                             Phone: (830) 672-4537
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy                             Fax:(361) 672-4543
                                                           Hours: Open 24/7
1.     Region 11 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-           Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
480-2558                                                   Fees: Call For Information
2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406               Intake procedure: Application process

3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999                            Rehabilitation and Nursing Center - 132 beds.

Southeast Texas AIC                                        Hinojosa, Ruben - U.S. Representative (D)
HHSC Region 5                                              2864 West Trenton Road
                                                           Edinburg, TX 78539
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
                                                           Phone: (956) 682-5545
1.     Region 5 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-480-        Phone: (202) 225-2531
2555                                                       Fax:(956) 682-0141
2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406               Web: www.hinojosa.house.gov/
                                                           Hours: Irregular, call for information
3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
                                                           Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
                                                           Fees: Call for information
Texoma AIC                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
HHSC Region 3                                              U. S. Representative
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
                                                           HIV Services: Victoria Health Department -
1.     Region 3 Customer Service Hotline 1-877-236-        TDH
6500                                                       2805 N. Navarro, Suite 104
2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406               Pattie Dodson Public Health Center
                                                           Victoria, TX 77901
3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999
                                                           Phone: (361) 572-0125
Tip of Texas AIC                                           Phone: (800) 879-1448
HHSC Region 11                                             Fax:(361) 575-6342
                                                           Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy                             Eligibility Requirements: All persons
1.     Region 11 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-           Fees: Free
480-2558                                                   Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
2.     State Customer Service 1-888-834-7406               HIV prevention counseling, case management, medical
                                                           care, housing assistance transportation, food pantry.
3.     Ombudsman 1-877-787-8999                            HIV medication assistance. Bilingual staff
West Central Texas AIC                                     (Spanish/English). Attendant available for information,
                                                           specific questions, statistics, and free brochures.
HHSC Region 2
Complaint Escalation Hierarchy
1.     Region 2 Customer Service Hotline 1-866-480-
2553

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HIV/STD Prevention Services (Clinical and                       Home Delivered Meals
Field Operations)                                               701 W. 51st Street
4110 Guadalupe, Bldg. 636                                       MC: W235
Austin, TX 78751                                                Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (512) 533-3000                                           Phone: (512) 438-3200
Phone: ( ) -                                                    Phone: (888) 902-9990
Fax:(512) 371-4672                                              Fax:(512) 438-4374
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/hiv/std                               Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Contracted providers;                 Eligibility Requirements: Adults, ages 18 and older,
receives complaints from the public                             who are homebound and unable to prepare their own
Fees: None                                                      meals; must receive Medicaid or meet financial criteria
Intake procedure: Call or visit website for more                Fees: None
information                                                     Intake procedure: Call the intake line to be screened
                                                                for eligibility
Provides oversight of HIV/STD prevention and
intervention services in Texas through two teams:               Contracts with community organizations to deliver hot
                                                                meals on a scheduled basis for adults who are
1. The Clinical Resources Team - conducts quality               homebound and unable to prepare their own meals.
assurance reviews of state funded grantees that provide
clinical and case management services to clients with
                                                                Home Place
HIV disease and STDs. Also provides technical
                                                                105 S. Sixth St.
assistance, develops and distributes minimum clinical
                                                                Ganado, TX 77962
and case management standards, and conducts
investigations into allegations of client abuse and             Phone: (361) 771-2228
neglect.                                                        Phone: (361) 782-3540
                                                                Fax:(361) 782-8834
2. The Field Operations Team - oversees contracts and
                                                                Hours: Open 24/7
provides technical assistance to agencies statewide that
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: Adults
are funded to provide comprehensive health and social
                                                                Fees: Private pay
services for individuals with HIV. Contracted agencies
                                                                Intake procedure: Call for appointment
provide counseling and testing, evidence-based
interventions, and disease intervention services.               Assisted Living Facilities, Licensed.
Also receives complaints about HIV/STD service
providers in Texas.                                             Homeowner Preservation Foundation
                                                                8400 Normandale Lake Blvd. Ste 250
                                                                Minneapolis, MN 55437
Hlavac, Larry - Lavaca County Constable,
                                                                Phone: (888) 995-4673
Precinct 3                                                      Phone: (952) 995-4673
1204 E. Hilltop Rd                                              Fax:(952) 857-7535
Shiner, TX 77984                                                Web: www.hpfonline.org
Phone: (361) 594-3709                                           Hours: 7days, 24 hours
Phone: (361) 772-4772                                           Eligibility Requirements: Homeowners
Fax:(361) 594-3709                                              Fees: Free
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                   Intake procedure: Call or visit website for more
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                  information
Fees: Call for information                                      Provides free telephone-based foreclosure prevention
Intake procedure: Call for information                          counseling for people who are having trouble paying
Public Official - Lavaca County Constable, Pct. 3               their mortgages. Telephone counselors work with
                                                                families to create action plans to help them avoid
                                                                foreclosure. also provides referrals to housing


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counseling services and other social services agencies in        individuals with disabilities, mental or physical
their communities.                                               handicaps, and special needs.

Homewood Residence of Victoria                                   Hope of South Texas
9606 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway                                      314 E. Rio Grande St.
Victoria, TX 77904                                               Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (361) 582-2100                                            Phone: (361) 573-5868
Phone: (877) 421-3863                                            Phone: (800) 365-7345
Fax:(361) 582-2220                                               Fax:(361) 573-5913
Web: www.arclp.com                                               Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Eligibility Requirements: Victims of Sexual Assault
Eligibility Requirements: Retired persons, 55+                   Fees: Free and confidential
Fees: No entrance fee, all-inclusive monthly rent and            Intake procedure: Walk in; Call on 24hr hotline; By
one time security deposit                                        appointment
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Hope of South Texas is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit agency
Located on Loop 463, a full service Retirement                   dedicated to eliminating sexual violence within the
Community offering Independent and Assisted Living               Golden Crescent through comprehensive services.
Apartments with an extensive choice of services and              Services include crisis invention, advocacy, education,
amenities.                                                       referral, support groups, and counseling. All services are
                                                                 free and confidential.
Hope Center Children's Advocacy Center
314 E. Rio Grande St.                                            Horne Enterprises, Inc-Emergency Response
Victoria, TX 77901                                               Center
                                                                 101 E. Pinecrest Drive
Phone: (361) 570-1537
                                                                 Atlanta, TX 75551
Fax:(361) 573-7268
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Phone: (800) 722-3401
Eligibility Requirements: Age: 0-17yrs.                          Phone: (903) 796-4107
Fees: Free and Confidential                                      Fax:(903) 796-7809
Intake procedure: Referral Only.                                 Web: www.hornenterprises.com
                                                                 Hours: 7days,24 hours
The mission of the Hope Center is to lessen the
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: All persons
emotional trauma to child victims by coordinating the
                                                                 Fees: Private pay only
multidisciplinary investigation, assessment, prosecution,
                                                                 Intake procedure: Walk-in; call; referrals from home
and treatment of sexual and severe physical abuse cases.
                                                                 health agencies, doctors, etc.
The Hope Center is one of 59 children's advocacy
centers in Texas. It operates under the auspices of Hope         Emergency Response System - an electronic signaling
of South Texas, Inc.                                             system monitored by trained dispatchers 24 hours per
                                                                 day for the elderly and disabled.
Hope Chest Center
108 N. Liberty St.                                               Hospice Care
Victoria, TX 77901                                               701 W. 51st Street
                                                                 MC: W235
Phone: (361) 576-2500
                                                                 Austin, TX 78751
Fax:(361) 576-3177
Hours: Mon-Sat, 9:00am-5:00pm                                    Phone: (512) 438-3190
Eligibility Requirements: Handicapped persons                    Phone: (888) 902-9990
Fees: Call for information                                       Fax:(512) 438-4374
Intake procedure: Application process                            Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Sell donated clothing and household items to the
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Children and adults with
community using the proceeds to employ and train
                                                                 terminal illness with a life expectancy of 6 months or
                                                                 less; must be Medicaid eligible
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Fees: None                                                       Phone: (800) 685-5268
Intake procedure: Call to speak with a DADS Hospice              Fax:(361) 798-2176
Program case manager to be screened for eligibility              Web: www.hospiceofsouthtexas.org
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Contracts with community organizations to provide
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Terminal Diagnosis - 6
hospice services, including bereavement counseling,
                                                                 months or less of life
prescription drugs and biologicals, short term inpatient
                                                                 Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, no
care, home health aide, homemaker care, medical
                                                                 services are denied regardless of ability to pay
supplies, nursing care, physical and occupational
                                                                 Intake procedure: Referral from patients Physician
therapy, respite care, and speech language pathology.
                                                                 stating patient is terminal with 6 months or less of life
Must voluntarily sign a statement electing the hospice
program in lieu of other Medicaid services.                      Hospice of South Texas Hallettsville Branch is a non-
                                                                 profit organization that provides in-home care to
Hospice of South Texas                                           terminally ill people and their families. (Care is also
605 E. Locust Avenue                                             provided to residents in area nursing homes and
Victoria, TX 77901                                               inpatient care is coordinated with all hospitals in the
                                                                 Hospice service area on occasions when the patient may
Phone: (361) 572-4300                                            require admission). Anyone whose illness is known to
Phone: (800) 874-6908                                            be terminal and who has six months or less to live is
Fax:(361) 570-8742                                               eligible for Hospice Care. The ability to pay is not a
Web: www.hospiceofsouthtexas.org/
                                                                 determiner, nor is age, sex, skin color, race, national
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                 origin or religious persuasion. Hospice of South Texas
Eligibility Requirements: Terminal diagnosis - 6                 is Medicare certified and eligible for reimbursement by
months or less of life                                           most private insurance companies. Nurse visits, home
Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, service is          health aides, social workers, pastoral care, home
not denied regardless of ability to pay                          medications covered under Medicare Hospice Benefit,
Intake procedure: Referral from patients physician
                                                                 crisis care, volunteer services and bereavement care.
stating patient is terminal with 6 months or less of life
Hospice of South Texas is a not for profit organization          Housing Authority - Cuero-Section 8
providing comfort and support to patients and their              203 W. Church
families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds         Cuero, TX 77954
to curative treatments. Hospice care is provided by a
                                                                 Phone: (361) 275-6127
professionally trained interdisciplinary team of Medical
                                                                 Fax:(361) 275-2839
Directors, physicians, registered nurses certified home
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-4:30pm
health aids, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
bereavement counselors. Medicare, Medicaid and many
                                                                 Fees: Call for information
insurance companies fully cover Hospice care. Since
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
1985, community support from grants, memorials, gifts,
contributions, fundraising activities and volunteers have        To provide low rent, safe and sanitary housing. Rental
made it possible for Hospice of South Texas to provide           assistance social service program, information and
full service to patients, regardless of ability to pay.          referrals. Ceiling rents provided for those of any
Patients, family physicians, health care professional and        income.
friends can make a referral to Hospice. Hospice of
South Texas serves patients and their families in ten            Housing Authority - Edna-Section 8
counties: Victoria, Goliad, Calhoun, Gonzales, Jackson,          600 N. Kleas St.
Lavaca, DeWitt, Refugio, Fayette and Colorado. Call 1-           Edna, TX 77957
800-874-6908 to learn more.
                                                                 Phone: (361) 782-3842
                                                                 Fax:(361) 782-0161
Hospice of South Texas-Hallettsville Branch
                                                                 Hours: M-F, 8:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm
404 N. Texana
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Age; Income; Diagnosis; All
Hallettsville, TX 77964
                                                                 persons
Phone: (361) 798-2077                                            Fees: None

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Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                               Housing Authority - Nixon-Section 8
Rental assistance to low income persons.                        Box 447
                                                                Nixon, TX 78140
Housing Authority - Goliad                                      Phone: (830) 582-1433
360 N. Fort St.                                                 Fax:(830) 582-2866
Goliad, TX 77963                                                Hours: Irregular, call for information
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: Income
Phone: (361) 645-2774
                                                                Fees: None
Fax:(361) 645-2188
                                                                Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Hours: Tues-Thurs 9:00am-12:00pm-1:00pm-4:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Income; have to pass                  To provide low rent, safe and sanitary housing. Rental
screening criteria                                              assistance social service program. Information and
Fees: None                                                      referral. Rent is based on family income totals and size.
Intake procedure: Walk-in
Public housing (apartments) for families, elderly,              Housing Authority - Port Lavaca-Section 8
disabled, handicapped. Applications taken Tuesday-              627 W. George #174
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm. Rent based upon income.              Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Must pass screening criteria.                                   Phone: (361) 552-8831
                                                                Fax:(361) 552-0902
Housing Authority - Gonzales-Section 8                          Hours: Mon-Thur, 7:00am-2:00pm; Fri-7:00am-
410 Village Drive                                               11:00am
Gonzales, TX 78629                                              Eligibility Requirements: All persons; Age; Income
                                                                Fees: None
Phone: (830) 672-3419
                                                                Intake procedure: Walk-in
Fax:(830) 672-8309
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm                                   To provide low rent, safe and sanitary housing. Rental
Eligibility Requirements: Income                                assistance social service program, information and
Fees: Call for information                                      referral. Rent is based on family income totals and size.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Low-income public housing/Section 8 Voucher                     Housing Authority - Victoria-Section 8
Program.                                                        4001 Halsey
                                                                Victoria, TX 77901
Housing Authority - Hallettsville-Section 8                     Phone: (361) 575-3682
103 Village Drive                                               Phone: (361) 575-5581
Hallettsville, TX 77964                                         Fax:(361) 576-6375
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-3:30pm
Phone: (361) 798-5845
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: Income and other
Fax:(361) 798-2499
                                                                Fees: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                Intake procedure: Walk-in
Eligibility Requirements: Income
Fees: None                                                      Provide Housing assistance to low income families.
Intake procedure: walk-in; Call for appointment                 Income limits established by HUD according to how
                                                                many in family. Rent based on income.
To provide low rent, safe and sanitary housing. Existing
housing in the Hallettsville area, rental assistance,
information and referral. Rents are based on family             Housing Authority - Waelder
income totals.                                                  220 North Avenue A
                                                                Waelder, TX 78959
Hallettsville Village: 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-
bedroom apartments.                                             Phone: (830) 788-7371
                                                                Phone: (830) 203-0056
                                                                Fax:(830) 788-7557
                                                                Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-3:00pm
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: Age; income
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Fees: Based on income                                          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-6:00pm
Intake procedure: Come to office                               Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                               Fees: Call for information
Low income public housing
                                                               Intake procedure: Call for information
Housing Authority -Yoakum Section 8                            U. S. Senator
712 Forest St.
Yoakum, TX 77995-0250                                          Immune Deficiency Foundation
                                                               40 W. Chesapeake Avenue #308
Phone: (361) 293-5241
                                                               Towson, MD 21204
Fax:(361) 741-9441
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm                                  Phone: (800) 296-4433
Eligibility Requirements: Age, Income, Disability              Phone: (410) 321-6647
Fees: None                                                     Fax:(410) 321-9165
Intake procedure: Walk in                                      Web: www.primaryimmune.org
                                                               Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
To provide low rent, safe and sanitary housing. Rental
                                                               Eligibility Requirements: All persons
assistance social service program, information and
                                                               Fees: None
referral. Rents based on family income totals and size.
                                                               Intake procedure: Call for information
Housing Authority -Yorktown                                    The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) promotes
406 N. Eckhardt St.                                            and supports scientific research on the causes,
Yorktown, TX 78164                                             prevention, treatment, and cure of primary immune
                                                               deficiency diseases. The Foundation conducts public
Phone: (361) 564-3132
                                                               awareness campaigns, promotes and supports training in
Fax:(361) 564-2757                                             medical research and clinical treatment of immune
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:00am-4:30pm                           deficiency diseases, sponsors an annual meeting, post-
Eligibility Requirements: Income; Age                          doctoral fellowships and undergraduate scholarships for
Fees: None
                                                               primary immune deficient patients and gathers and
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in, Application Process
                                                               disseminates information on research and treatment.
Provide low rent, safe and sanitary housing. Rental
assistance social service program, information and             Immunization Branch Immunization
referral. Rents are based on family income totals and          Informtion- DSHS
size.                                                          1100 West 49th Street
                                                               Austin, TX 78756
Hunt, Joel - La Ward City Mayor
                                                               Phone: (800) 252-9152
P.O Box 178
                                                               Phone: (512) 458-7284
La Ward, TX 77970
                                                               Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/IMMUNIZE/
Phone: (361) 872-2435                                          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (361) 920-4525                                          Eligibility Requirements: Available to the public and
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                  health care providers
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                 Fees: None
Fees: Call for information                                     Intake procedure: Call or visit website for general
Intake procedure: Call for information                         information about immunizations and school
Public Official - La Ward City Mayor                           exemptions for immunizations
                                                               For information about local immunization clinics, call 2-
                                                               1-1 (and select Option 1)
Hutchison, Kay Bailey - U. S. Senator (R)
284 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510                                           Provides information by phone and website related to
                                                               immunizations for children, adolescents, and adults,
Phone: (202) 224-5922
                                                               including recommended immunization schedules and
Fax:(202) 224-0776
                                                               applying for exemption from child-care and school
Web: http://hutchison.senate.gov/

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immunization requirements. Information is available in             Intake procedure: Call for information and to be
English and Spanish by telephone.                                  screened for eligibility.
FINDING IMMUNIZATION RECORDS FOR                                   Provides direct grant benefits for adults and children
CHILDREN:                                                          with mental retardation, or their families, to purchase
                                                                   items or services that allow them to live in their natural
- If parents/guardians/managing conservators registered
                                                                   home. Grant benefits may cover special equipment,
their children in ImmTrac, they can call (800) 252-9152
                                                                   architectural modifications, health services, counseling
to request a copy of the records; or
                                                                   and training services, home care services, transportation
- Contact either the child's private physician or the local        services, in and out-of-home respite care, and other
city/county health clinic where child received the                 items as needed.
vaccinations.
FINDING IMMUNIZATION RECORDS FOR                                   In-Home Family Support Program (IHFSP)
ADULTS:                                                            701 W. 51st Street
                                                                   MC: W235
- Contact either your private physician or the local               Austin, TX 78751
city/county health clinic where you received the
immunizations.                                                     Phone: (512) 438-3200
                                                                   Phone: (888) 902-9990
EXEMPTIONS FROM CHILDHOOD                                          Fax:(512) 438-4374
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:                                         Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
Families may request an exemption from child-care and              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
school immunization requirements for their children due            Eligibility Requirements: Adults and children, ages 4
to medical contraindications, reasons of conscience,               and older, with a physical disability that substantially
including a religious belief, and active duty with the             limits their ability to function independently; no income
armed forces of the United States. Call or visit or visit          requirements
website                                                            Fees: Client must pay a co-payment for services if
(www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm#ex              income exceeds 105% of the state median income,
clusions) for more information. Your child's school will           based on household size
accept only official affidavit forms developed and issued          Intake procedure: Call the intake line to be screened
by the Texas Department of State Health Services                   for eligibility
(DSHS), Immunization Branch. No other forms or                     Provides financial grants to adults and children, ages 4
reproductions are accepted for exemptions.                         and older, who have physical disabilities to purchase
                                                                   disability-related services to enable them to live
In Home and Family Support Mental                                  independently in their homes. Services include attendant
                                                                   care, home health, home health aide, homemaker, and
Retadation Authorities
                                                                   chore services; counseling and training programs;
701 W. 51st Street
                                                                   medical, surgical, therapeutic, diagnostic, and other
MC: W235
                                                                   health services related to the disability; pre-approved
Austin, TX 78751
                                                                   transportation and room and board cost incurred during
Phone: (512) 438-3200                                              evaluation or treatment; purchase or lease of special
Phone: (888) 902-9990                                              equipment or architectural modifications of a home;
Fax:(512) 438-4374                                                 respite care; and transportation services.
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
                                                                   WAIT LIST: There may be a waiting list for services
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: People with a diagnosis of
mental retardation or pervasive developmental disorder;            Industrial ISD - Industrial Elementary East
or be younger than 4 years of age and have a                       390 Main Street Vanderbilt
developmental delay diagnosed within the previous 12               Vanderbilt, TX 77991
months; must be living in his or her natural home or be            Phone: (361) 284-3317
leaving an institution and moving into a home in the               Phone: (361) 284-3226
community.                                                         Fax:(361) 284-3377
Fees: None                                                         Web: www.iisd1.org/
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Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th                       Inspector General's Office
Fees: None                                                     386 Ford Building
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                              Washington, DC 20515-9990
Elementary School                                              Phone: (800) 347-3735
                                                               Phone: (800) 424-9121
Industrial ISD - Industrial Elementary West                    Fax:(202) 225-4240
599 FM 444 South                                               Web: www.house.gov/IG/
Inez, TX 77968                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                               Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (361) 782-3325                                          Fees: None
Fax:(361) 782-0010                                             Intake procedure: Call for Information
Web: www.iisd1.org/inez_elem/
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm                                  The Office of Inspector General was initially established
Eligibility Requirements: K thru 5th                           in the 103rd Congress pursuant to House Resolution
Fees: None                                                     423, 102nd Congress. In addition, section 204 of P.L.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                              104-186 (August 20, 1996) transferred certain audit
                                                               authority from the Government Accountability Office to
Elementary School - K-5                                        the Inspector General of the House of Representatives.
                                                               The OIG has been re-established by each succeeding
Industrial ISD - Industrial High School                        Congress. The 110th Congress, in House Rule II, clause
187 Fifth Street                                               6, delineates the mission of the OIG. The appointment
Vanderbilt, TX 77991                                           of the first Inspector General was effective November
Phone: (361) 284-3216                                          14, 1993.
Phone: (361) 284-3226
Fax:(361) 284-3328                                             Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with
Web: www.iisd1.org                                             Mental Retardation
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm (Year Round)                     701 W. 51st Street
Eligibility Requirements: Must Live in School District         MC: W235
Fees: None to attend                                           Austin, TX 78751
Intake procedure: Application Process
                                                               Phone: (512) 438-3200
School open 187 days 7:00am - 5:00pm. School                   Phone: (888) 902-9990
Programs offered-After School Program; Breakfast-Free          Fax:(512) 438-4374
if you qualify; Computer lab open to parents; Mentoring        Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
Program; Parent Organization; Registered Nurse on              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
campus; Student Assistance Programs (SAP); Summer              Eligibility Requirements: Persons with a diagnosis of
School; Vocational Training.                                   mental retardation and/or related condition; must meet
                                                               financial eligibility requirements
Inez Volunteer Fire Department                                 Fees: None
297 Railroad St.                                               Intake procedure: Call or visit website to locate your
Inez, TX 77968                                                 mental health authority; website is
                                                               www.dads.state.tx.us/business/mental_retardation/icfmr/
Phone: (361) 573-9029
                                                               search/index.cfm
Phone: ( ) -
Fax:(361) 550-3526                                             Provides 24-hour residential and habilitation services in
Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours                                       a variety of institutional settings for people with a
Eligibility Requirements: Lavaca Community                     diagnosis of mental retardation and/or a related
Fees: Call for information                                     condition. Services may include residential, habilitative,
Intake procedure: Call for information                         medical, and adjunctive therapy services, and skills
                                                               training. Services are provided at state institutions,
Volunteer Fire Department
                                                               community MHMR centers, and licensed private
                                                               providers.

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Application and admission are handled through local          nutrition, family life, money management, community
mental health centers.                                       development, agriculture, horticulture, and life skills.

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce                           Jackson County Health Department
317 W. Main St                                               411 N. Wells
Edna, TX 77957                                               Edna, TX 77957
Phone: (361) 782-7146                                        Phone: (361) 782-5221
Fax:(361) 782-2811                                           Fax:(361) 782-7312
Web: www.jacksoncountytx.com                                 Hours: Mon-Tues, 8:00am-noon, 1:00pm-6:30pm,
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm                                Wed-Thurs, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:30pm, Fri.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                        8:00am-Noon, 1:00am-3:00pm
Fees: Membership Fees, Private pay, Donations                Eligibility Requirements: All persons
accepted                                                     Fees: Medicaid; Private Pay; Medicare
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                            Intake procedure: Call for appointment or walk-in
*―Home of Lake Texana‖ and the Texana Museum: The            Provides immunizations on a walk-in basis, Mon 9-11 &
mission of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce            1-6 pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs 8-11 & 1-5, Fri 8-11 & 1-2.
& Agriculture is to promote the development and              We provide screenings for diabetes and high cholesterol
growth of Jackson County, to support, nurture and            and hypertension. Laboratory tests are drawn with an
promote Chamber business members, attract new                MD order. Tuberculosis testing and treatment are also
membership, and monitor legislative issues affecting         provided.
Jackson County. The Chamber also supports the Jackson
County Industrial Foundation in building a strong            Jackson County Hospital District Home Care
community of existing businesses, providing                  204 South 3rd St.
information and assistance to attract new businesses         Ganado, TX 77962-1198
while promoting the County.
                                                             Phone: (800) 368-3462
                                                             Phone: (361) 771-3341
Jackson County Emergency Management
                                                             Fax:(361) 771-3543
115 W. Main
                                                             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm, on call 24 hours
Edna, TX 77957
                                                             Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis
Phone: (361) 782-3398                                        Fees: Medicare; Medicaid; Private Pay
Fax:(361) 782-3071                                           Intake procedure: Referral only
Hours: As needed
                                                             To provide professional Health services to patients in
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                             their place of residence. Skilled assessment,
Fees: Call for information
                                                             management of health care, wound care, diabetic care,
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                             teaching, provide verbal and written reporting to the
Jackson County Emergency Management Coordinator,             physician. Physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Allan Friedrich; local Special Needs Registry                Is a provider of Primary Home Care and physical
                                                             therapy.
Jackson County Extension Office
411 N. Wells                                                 Jackson County Juvenile Probation Dept.
Edna, TX 77957                                               411 North Wells #307
                                                             Edna, TX 77957
Phone: (361) 782-3312
Fax:(361) 782-9258                                           Phone: (361) 782-3101
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                Fax:(361) 782-7631
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                        Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fees: Call for information                                   Eligibility Requirements: At-risk youth
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                            Fees: Call for information
                                                             Intake procedure: Call for information
Provides research-based information and informal
education and opportunities in areas such as health,

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Supervision of juveniles accused of committing a crime.          Jackson County Tax Collector Office
                                                                 115 W. Main
Jackson County Memorial Library                                  Edna, TX 77957
411 N. Wells St., Room 121
                                                                 Phone: (361) 782-3473
Edna, TX 77957
                                                                 Fax:(361) 782-3645
Phone: (361) 782-2162                                            Web:
Fax:(361) 782-6708                                               www.co.jackson.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/taxAssesso
Web: www.jcml-tx.org/                                            rCollector.html
Hours: Mon-Wed, 8:30am-5:00pm; Thurs, 8:30am-                    Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00am - 5:00pm
7:00pm; Fri, 9:00am-1:00pm                                       Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            Fees: Call for information
Fees: None                                                       Intake procedure: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                 Jackson County Tax Collector Office
Offers free access to books, periodicals, newspapers.
Microforms, videocassettes, DVD’s, audiocassettes,               Jackson HealthCare Center
audio CDs, and the internet.                                     1013 South Wells Street
                                                                 Edna, TX 77957-4098
Jackson County Senior Citizens Center                            Phone: (361) 782-5241
1010 S. Wells
                                                                 Phone: (361) 782-0701
Edna, TX 77957
                                                                 Fax:(361) 782-7495
Phone: (361) 782-5511                                            Web: www.jchd.org
Fax:(361) 782-5083                                               Hours: Open 24/7
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 60 yrs or older                Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Private
Fees: Call for information                                       Pay, Commercial Insurance
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
To provide quality of life for senior citizens of Jackson        Community hospital, clinics, and other entities.
County. To coordinate activities and services for senior
citizens. We provide congregate and home-delivered               Jackson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
meals, as well as public transportation.                         107 E. Rogers
                                                                 Ganado, TX 77962
Jackson County Sheriff's Office                                  Phone: (361) 771-3315
115 W. Main #104
                                                                 Fax:(361) 771-3317
Edna, TX 77957
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (361) 782-3541                                            Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
Phone: (361) 782-3371                                            Fees: Medicaid, Private Pay, Medicare
Fax:(361) 782-7574                                               Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm
                                                                 A 57-bed facility certified by Medicaid and accepts
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                 private pay residents, offering physical, occupational,
Fees: Call for information
                                                                 and speech therapy. Activities include monthly pet
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                 visits, monthly van rides, cooking, and embroidery
The county agency that is responsible for enforcing all          clubs.
laws and regulations, preventing crime, investigating
criminal activity, apprehending, arresting and detaining         James C. Price Wellness Center
suspects, preventing and suppressing delinquency and             1102 Sarah DeWitt
engaging in other activities that protect lives and              Gonzales, TX 78629
property and preserve peace in the community.
                                                                 Phone: (830) 672-6438
                                                                 Fax:(830) 672-3795
                                                                 Web: www.gonzaleshealthcare.com
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Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm                  Justice for Children
Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis                         2600 SW Frwy, Ste. 806
Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private        Houston, TX 77098
Pay
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                           Phone: (713) 225-4357
                                                            Fax:(713) 225-2818
Outpatient therapy services.                                Web: www.jfcadvocacy.org/
                                                            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Janicek, Donald - Smiley City Mayor                         Eligibility Requirements: All persons
207 US Hwy. 87                                              Fees: None
Smiley, TX 78159                                            Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (830) 587-6220                                       Provide a full range of advocacy and services for abused
Fax:(830) 587-6231                                          and neglected children.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-12:00n
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information              Kalich, Henry - Shiner City Mayor
Fees: Call for information                                  802 N. Avenue E.
Intake procedure: Call for information                      Shiner, TX 77984
Public Official - Smiley City Mayor                         Phone: (361) 594-3362
                                                            Fax:(361) 594-3566
John Wesley United Methodist Church                         Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
8300 NE. Zac Lentz Parkway                                  Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Victoria, TX 77904                                          Fees: Call for information
                                                            Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (361) 573-2722
Fax:(361) 573-2722                                          Public Official - Shiner City Mayor
Web: www.jwesleyumc.com
Hours: Mon-Thur, 8:00am-12:00pm                             Kennedy, Steve - Goliad Co. Justice of the Peace
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                       329 W. Franklin St
Fees: Call for information                                  Precinct 2
Intake procedure: Call for information                      Goliad, TX 77963
First Wednesday of every month lunch for senior from        Phone: (361) 645-3320
9:30am-2:00pm; call Tracy for more information;             Fax:(361) 645-8067
Donations accepted.                                         Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Second Thursday - Men's Breakfast, 6:30am.                  Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                            Fees: Call for information
Jail Inmates Luncheon on even months of the year.           Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                            Public Official - Goliad Co. Justice of the Peace
Joyce's TLC Assisted Living
607 Rosewood
Victoria, TX 77901                                          Kidney Health Care Program
                                                            1100 W. 49th St.
Phone: (361) 570-8433                                       Austin, TX 78756
Fax:(361) 570-8007
Hours: Open 24/7                                            Phone: (512) 458-7150
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information              Phone: (800) 222-3986
Fees: Private Pay; $2000 to $2500                           Fax:(512) 458-7162
Intake procedure: Call for information                      Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us
                                                            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Unlicensed assisted living facility. 3 bed maximum          Eligibility Requirements:
                                                            Fees: Call For Information
                                                            Intake procedure: Call for Information


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Provides limited financial assistance for medical, drug             Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
and transportation services for persons suffering from              Eligibility Requirements: All persons
end-stage renal disease.                                            Fees: Can join the association by paying membership
                                                                    fees
Kidz Connection                                                     Intake procedure: Call
1500 Melrose St.                                                    The Kristen Brooks Hope Center is a non-profit
Victoria, TX 77901                                                  organization dedicated to suicide prevention,
Phone: (361) 788-9905                                               intervention, and healing.
Phone: (361) 788-9904                                               If you are in crisis and want to speak with someone,
Fax:(361) 788-9903                                                  please call 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433)
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm                                       immediately. Your call will be connected to a certified
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                      crisis center closest to your calling location which is
Fees: Call for information                                          staffed twenty four hours a day, seven days a week by
Intake procedure: Call                                              highly trained crisis line workers.
Provides a vital link between VISD, the community and
the home through identifying students and their families            Kurtz, Hope - Calhoun Co. Justice of the Peace-
who are living with another family for financial reasons,           Precinct 1
have been evicted, or are staying in a motel, shelter, car,         201 W. Austin, Room 12
on the streets or are moving from place to place.                   Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Services are coordinated for children and their families            Phone: (361) 553-4621
in transitional living situations. These students are               Fax:(361) 553-4626
assisted and encouraged to remain in the same school                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm
throughout the year. The KIDZ Connection staff works                Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
closely with agencies, businesses, and foundations in the           Fees: Call for information
Victoria area to provide for student success. Students are          Intake procedure: Call for information
helped to get back into school if they are not attending
                                                                    Public Official - Calhoun Co. Justice of the Peace
and then are monitored for their attendance and grades.
Homework Centers are coordinated and overseen by this
program. Funding is through the McKinney Homeless                   La Bahia Nursing and Rehabilitation
Grant, Title I, Part A and donations.                               225 E. Ward
                                                                    Goliad, TX 77963
Kovar, Donald - Ganado Fire Chief                                   Phone: (361) 645-8902
112 E. Putnam                                                       Fax:(361) 645-8652
Ganado, TX 77962                                                    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (361) 771-2232                                               Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis
Fax:(361) 771-3015                                                  Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay, Veterans
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                       Assistance
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                      Intake procedure: Call or walk-in, Doctor referral
Fees: Call for information                                          Center is Medicare and Medicaid approved, accepting
Intake procedure: Call for information                              skilled, care intermediate care and private pay patients,
Public Official - Ganado Fire Chief                                 90-bed facility. Long term care facility. VA Certified
                                                                    Nursing Home.
Kristin Brooks Hope Center
615 7th Street NE                                                   La Dominion Apartments
Washington, DC 20002                                                3605 E. Forrest #G
                                                                    Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (800) 784-2433
Phone: (202) 536-3200                                               Phone: (361) 572-4566
Fax:(202) 536-3206                                                  Fax:(361) 572-3295
Web: www.hopeline.com/                                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm
                                                                    Eligibility Requirements: All persons
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Fees: Call for information                             Consistent access within seconds to interpreters,
Intake procedure: Application Process                  confidentiality, 24/7 availability of 170+ languages,
                                                       Competitive, cost-effective fees, free training and
5 units for homeless persons with letter of
                                                       training tools.
recommendation and complete application.
                                                       Lavaca Assistance Ministry Body, Inc.
Lambden, Pam - Point Comfort Mayor
                                                       418 S. Ridge
PO Box 497
                                                       Hallettsville, TX 77964
Point Comfort, TX 77978
                                                       Phone: (361) 798-9111
Phone: (361) 987-2661
                                                       Hours: Tues and Wed 9:15am-3:30pm
Fax:(361) 987-2798
                                                       Eligibility Requirements: Income
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                       Fees: Free
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                       Intake procedure: Walk-in
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                 Tues and Wed 10:am-2:00pm - Food Pantry and
                                                       Financial Assistance
Public Official - Point Comfort Mayor
                                                       Provides food to those within the guidelines of The
                                                       Victoria Community Food Bank. Provides financial
Lambden, Steve - Point Comfort Fire Chief              assistance to those in crisis situation for rent, utilities,
P.O Box 497                                            prescription drugs, etc.
Point Comfort, TX 77978
                                                       Have answering machine with details.
Phone: (361) 987-2661
Fax:(361) 987-2798
                                                       Lavaca County Attorney - V'Anne Huser
Hours: Irregular, call for information
                                                       PO Box 576
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                       Hallettsville, TX 77964
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                 Phone: (361) 798-4757
                                                       Fax:(361) 798-2816
Public Official - Point Comfort Fire Chief
                                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                       Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
Lamprecht, Kevin - Yorktown Fire Marshall              Fees: None
107 W. Main                                            Intake procedure: Call for Information
Yorktown, TX 78164
                                                       Public Official - Lavaca County Attorney
Phone: (361) 564-2611
Fax:(361) 564-2787
                                                       Lavaca County Emergency Management
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                       306 S. LaGrange
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                       Hallettsville, TX 77964
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                 Phone: (361) 798-5628
                                                       Fax:(361) 798-2304
Public Official - Yorktown Fire Marshall
                                                       Web:
                                                       www.co.lavaca.tx.us/ips/cms/othercountyoffices/Vetera
Language Line Services                                 nsOEM.html
1 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Bldg. 2                        Hours: As needed
Monterey, CA 93940                                     Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (800) 866-3885                                  Fees: Call for information
Web: www.LanguageLine.com                              Intake procedure: Call
Hours: Open 24/7                                       Lavaca County Emergency Management
Eligibility Requirements: Account holders
Fees: Call For Information
Intake procedure: Call for Information


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Lavaca County Rescue Service                                       Fax:(361) 798-5229
906 N. Texana                                                      Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm lobby hours; Mon-Fri,
Hallettsville, TX 77964                                            8:00am-5:00pm drive thru window
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (361) 798-4533                                              Fees: Call for information
Fax:(361) 798-4763                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
Web: www.co.lavaca.tx.us
Hours: Open 24/7                                                   Lavaca County Tax Assessor-Collector
Eligibility Requirements: Lavaca county residents
Fees: Call For Information                                         LaWard Volunteer Fire Department
Intake procedure: Call for Information                             St. Hwy 172
                                                                   La Ward, TX 77970
9-1-1 ambulance service and local hospital to hospital
transfers, nursing home to hopital transfers, and hospital         Phone: (361) 771-3927
to nursing home transfers.                                         Phone: (361) 781-2751
                                                                   Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours
Lavaca County Senior Citizens Program                              Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
PO Box 531                                                         Fees: Call for information
County Courthouse                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
Hallettsville, TX 77964                                            Volunteer Fire Department
Phone: (361) 798-4198
Fax:(361) 798-4934                                                 Leck, Hon. Ronald L. - Lavaca County Judge
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      PO Box 243
Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 60 yrs or older and              Hallettsville, TX 77964
their spouses of any age.
                                                                   Phone: (361) 798-2301
Fees: Donations accepted
                                                                   Fax:(361) 798-5490
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
To improve the quality of life for senior citizens of              Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Lavaca County, to coordinate activities and services for           Fees: Call for information
senior citizens. Escort, congregate meals, home                    Intake procedure: Call for information
delivered meals health screening, income support,
                                                                   Public Official - Lavaca County Judge
instruction and training, information and referral,
outreach, physical fitness, recreation, shopping and
transportation.
                                                                   Legal Hotline for Texans
                                                                   815 Brazos, Suite 1100
                                                                   Austin, TX 78701
Lavaca County Sheriff's Office
38 FM 318                                                          Phone: (800) 622-2520
Hallettsville, TX 77964                                            Phone: (512) 477-6000
                                                                   Fax:(512) 477-6576
Phone: (361) 798-2121
                                                                   Web: www.tlsc.org
Phone: (361) 798-2420
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm, After hour answering
Fax:(361) 798-1890
                                                                   machine service
Hours: 7 days 24 hours
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Texas residents, ages 60 and
Eligibility Requirements: Persons who reside in
                                                                   older; Medicare recipients; crime victims; no age
Lavaca county
                                                                   requirements for nursing home residents
Fees: None
                                                                   Fees: No charge, if referral is made a reduced fee
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                   applies; donations accepted.
Lavaca County Sheriff's Department                                 Intake procedure: Call for information; does not accept
Lavaca County Tax Assessor-Collector                               walk-ins
204 E. 4th                                                         Program offers legal advice and referrals for older adults
Hallettsville, TX 77964                                            and Medicare beneficiaries whose access to legal
Phone: (361) 798-3601                                              assistance is limited. Provides information, advice, and
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assistance in obtaining public benefits such as Medicaid,         Prescription insurance coverage is required to qualify
food stamps, Social Security, and housing. Other                  for this program.
common concerns are debt collection, advance planning
                                                                  A physician must confirm the patient's diagnosis and
and estate planning issues, powers of attorney, and
                                                                  that the drugs or physician visits for which they have
housing and consumer problems.
                                                                  applied for co-pay or premium assistance are being
Provides legal advice and referrals for crime victims.            used to treat a cancer currently covered in the Society's
                                                                  plan.
VICARS Program - Identity Theft and Financial Fraud -
888/343-4414.                                                     Prescribed devices such as eyeglasses, wheelchairs, etc.,
                                                                  are not covered in this program.
Lesak, Paul - Ganado Fire Marshall                                Diagnostic procedures such as: PET/CAT/MRI scans,
PO Box 264                                                        X-rays, Laboratory services including blood work,
Ganado, TX 77962                                                  biopsies, etc., are not covered in this program.
Phone: (361) 771-2232                                             Support for this program is based on the availability of
Fax:(361) 771-3015                                                funds by disease diagnosis.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    Co-Pay Assistance Amounts
Fees: Call for information                                        Society co-pay assistance funds are currently available
Intake procedure: Call for information                            for the following diagnoses:
Public Official - Ganado Fire Marshall                            Hodgkin lymphoma -assistance is available up to $2500

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society                                       Non-Hodgkin lymphoma -assistance is available up to
1311 Mamaroneck Ave                                               $2500
White Plains, NY 10605                                            Chronic lymphocytic leukemia -assistance is available
Phone: (877) 955-4572                                             up to $2500
Phone: (914) 949-5213                                             Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia -assistance is
Fax:(914) 949-6691                                                available up to $2500
Web: www.lls.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm                                     Acute myelogenous leukemia -assistance is available up
Eligibility Requirements: 500 percent above the US                to $1500
poverty guidelines for persons with Leukemia &                    Myeloma- assistance is available up to $1500
Lymphoma
Fees: None; donations accepted                                    Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)-assistance is
Intake procedure: Application on line www.lls.org                 available up to $1500
must be signed by patients physician documents                    Income Requirements
verifying household income
                                                                  Patients whose household income is at or within 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Co-Pay                          percent above the U.S. Federal Poverty guidelines are
Assistance Program offers assistance to patients toward:          eligible for assistance.
Private health insurance premiums                                 Patients who reside in the United States, Puerto Rico
Private insurance co-pay obligations                              and medically and financially qualify may apply. Co-
                                                                  Pay assistance varies according to disease diagnosis.
Medicare Part B, Medicare Plan D, Medicare
Supplementary Health Insurance and Medicare                       In most cases, the payment will be sent directly to your
Advantage premium or co-pay obligations                           pharmaceutical supplier, hospital, doctor, insurance
                                                                  provider, and less commonly, directly to a patient.
Prescription drugs covered under this program include
those supplied to the patient by a pharmacy or                    The Co-Pay Assistance Program application includes
administered in an office or hospital by a health care            information to be completed and signed by the patient
provider.                                                         and information to be completed and signed by the
                                                                  patients' physician. Patients will also need to send
                                                                  documentation verifying household income. All
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documentation will be kept confidential and is viewed          LifeFone provides 24 hour Personal Emergency
solely for approval into the program.                          Response Services to the at-home elderly, enhancing
                                                               their independence and quality of life by ensuring early
You may download, print, complete and send the Co-
                                                               intervention in emergency situations.
Pay Assistance Program Application to:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society                                Lifeline Texas
1311 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 310                                 111 Lawrence St.
                                                               Framingham, MA 01702
White Plains, NY 10605
                                                               Phone: (800) 368-2925
Attention: IRC - Co-Pay Assistance Program                     Phone: (800) 635-6156
Fax: (877)-COPAY-FAX or (877) 267-2932                         Fax:(800) 448-0107
                                                               Web: www.lifelinesys.com
All completed Co-Pay Assistance Program applications           Hours: 24 hour Emergency Response Service
will be reviewed within 10-20 business days and                Eligibility Requirements: All persons
applicants will be notified within this time period if         Fees: $79.95 installation fee; monthly service fee
anything is missing from their application or of their         $39.75 - private pay
approval status. Once approved, patients will receive          Intake procedure: Call 1-888-877-4895, tell them
instructions for payment requests.                             Golden Crescent AAA TX721 referred you to Lifeline
If you have questions about the application process or         Texas. REMEMBER GOLDEN CRESCENT AAA
the Co-Pay Assistance Program, please contact our Co-          TX721
Pay Assistance Program at (877) 557-2672 or via                Philips Lifeline, is an emergency response service in
copay@LLS.org and a specialist will assist you.                which you wear a button either on hand like a wrist
Patients who participate in the Co-Pay Assistance              watch or around the neck like a necklace, if client
Program may still apply for the Society's Patient              should fall and cannot respond the person can press their
Financial Aid Program for reimbursement of additional          button and a live person asks if they are all right, if there
treatment related expenses.                                    is no response the live person then calls the 1st
                                                               responder, usually there are three responders listed as
                                                               people that can check on the client, if they receive no
Ley, Mark - Cuero Fire Chief                                   answer when responder is called, the person who is at
PO Box 660                                                     the other end of monitor will call emergency services
Cuero, TX 77954                                                such as 911.
Phone: (361) 275-2411
Hours: 24/7                                                    Lions Eye Bank of Texas
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                 6565 Fannin NC 205
Fees: Call for information                                     Houston, TX 77030
Intake procedure: Call for information                         Phone: (713) 798-5500
Ley, Mark - Cuero Fire Chief                                   Fax:(713) 798-6864
                                                               Web: www.bayloreye.org/eyebank/
LifeFone Personal Emergency Response                           Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Services                                                       Eligibility Requirements: All persons
16 Yellowstone Ave.                                            Fees: Call for information
White Plains, NY 10607-1324                                    Intake procedure: Call for information

Phone: (800) 882-2280                                          Provide high quality corneal tissue for transplantation
Phone: (800) 330-5909                                          and research. The Lions, through hard work and
Fax:(800) 747-2032                                             fellowship, not only aid in the Eye Bank's effort to
Web: www.lifefone.com                                          promote donor awareness in the community, but also
Hours: Open 24/7                                               contribute financially in order to help provide corneas at
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                 no charge to patients without medical insurance or
Fees: Call for information                                     adequate funding.
Intake procedure: Call for information
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                                                                  You can apply for Lifeline Discounts by calling toll free
Lite-Up,Link-up,and Lifeline, Texas Program                       1-866-4LITEUP (866-454-8387) or by contacting your
1701 N. Congress Ave.                                             local telephone company.
Austin, TX 78711-3326                                             LITE-UP Texas Program
Phone: (866) 454-8387                                             The LITE-UP TEXAS program is designed to help
Phone: (800) 241-7011                                             qualified low-income individuals reduce the monthly
Web: www.puc.state.tx.us                                          cost of electric service. The program will provide
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     discounts to eligible customers in the following months:
Eligibility Requirements: Low-income
Fees: Call for information                                        May, June, July, August, and September 2008 bills;
Intake procedure: Call for information                            And May, June, July, and August 2009 bills.
Link-Up Program                                                   An electric customer is qualified if the customer is
The Link-Up program is designed to reduce the cost of             currently receiving: Medicaid and Food stamps. If you
installing new telephone service to qualifying low-               are not in one of the qualified programs listed above,
income residents.                                                 you can still qualify in the program if your household
                                                                  income is at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty
A resident is qualified if the current total household            guidelines.
income is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty
guidelines. A resident is also qualified if they are              If you are not a participant in the above qualified
currently receiving: Medicaid, Low-Income Home                    programs but think you qualify based on household
Energy Assistance Program support, Food stamps,                   income (see chart below) you can self-enroll by calling
Federal Public Housing Assistance, Supplemental                   toll-free 1-866-454-8387 and request an application or
Security Income (SSI), Health Benefit Coverage under              by printing an application from this website.
Child Health Plan under Chapter 62 (CHIP).                        Number of persons in Household 1-$13,000; 2-$17,500;
Link-Up offers a 50 percent discount (up to $30) for              3-$22,000; 4-$26,500; 5-$31,000; 6-$35,500; 7-
telephone installation charges. Link-Up does not cover            $40,000; 8-$44,500
more than one phone line in the home, but the program             IMPORTANT: The information on the electric bill
does include an option for delaying payment on the                (Name, Address, etc..) MUST match the information of
balance of the connection fee, up to $200, for up to one          the participant in the qualified program or the self-
year without interest charges. Link-Up does not offer             enrolled application.
financial assistance for additional services on the
telephone, such as caller ID or voice messaging.                  Liver Disorder/Hepatitis C Support Group
The Lifeline program is designed to help qualified low-           1105 McLane
income individuals pay the monthly cost of basic                  Victoria, TX 77904
telephone service.                                                Phone: (361) 572-9395
A resident is qualified if the current total household            Hours: Meets 6:00pm-7:300pm - 2nd Wed.. - Northside
income is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty          Baptist Church
guidelines. A resident is also qualified if they are              Eligibility Requirements: All persons
currently receiving: Medicaid, Low-Income Home                    Fees: Call for information
Energy Assistance Program support, Food stamps,                   Intake procedure: Call for Information
Federal Public Housing Assistance, Supplemental                   Use the east door entrance on the south side of the Mize
Security Income (SSI), Health Benefit Coverage under              building.
Child Health Plan (CHIP) under Chapter 62 support.
Lifeline reduces the basic monthly telephone rate by $7           Living Bank, The
and waives the federal subscriber line charge for those           P.O Box 6725
who qualify. This program does not cover the cost of              Houston, TX 77265-6725
additional services such as caller ID or voice messaging.
                                                                  Phone: (800) 528-2971
In addition, a reduction for installation of local
                                                                  Phone: (713) 961-9431
telephone service may be available to these customers
                                                                  Fax:(713) 961-0979
through the Link-Up program.
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Web: www.livingbank.org
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 7:00am-4:00pm; CST - 24 hour                      Louderback, A. J. - Jackson County Sheriff
emergency                                                           115 W. Main, Rm. 104
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                               Edna, TX 77957
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call                                              Phone: (361) 782-3541
                                                                    Phone: (361) 782-3371
The Living Bank International is a non-profit                       Fax:(361) 782-7574
organization dedicated to the enhancement of organ and              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
tissue donation and transplantation.                                Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
The mission of The Living Bank is to motivate and                   Fees: Call for information
facilitate the commitment of enough organ and tissue                Intake procedure: Call for information
donors so that no one must die or suffer for lack of a              Public Officials - Jackson County Sheriff
donation.
                                                                    Ludwig, Anthony - Hallettsville Fire Chief
Lolita Volunteer Fire Department                                    101 N. Main
PO Box 406                                                          Hallettsville, TX 77964
Lolita, TX 77971
                                                                    Phone: (361) 798-3681
Phone: (361) 874-4547                                               Fax:(361) 798-5952
Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours                                            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Jackson County                            Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Fees: Call for information                                          Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                              Intake procedure: Call for information
Volunteer Fire Department                                           Public Official - Hallettsville Fire Chief

Lone Tree Volunteer Fire Department                                 Lupus Foundation of America
409 Burkhart Rd.                                                    2000 L Street N.W., Suite 710
Victoria, TX 77905                                                  Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (361) 575-1231                                               Phone: (800) 558-0121
FaxHours: 24 Hours-7 days                                           Fax:(202) 349-1156
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                               Web: www.lupus.org
Fees: Call for information                                          Hours: Irregular, call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                              Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
Volunteer Fire Department                                           Fees: Call for information
                                                                    Intake procedure: Call for information
LoneStar Fatherhood Initiative                                      The LFA is the lupus community's advocate in
807 Brazos, #315                                                    Washington. Advocacy is an important function of the
Austin, TX 78701                                                    Lupus Foundation of America. The main objectives of
                                                                    the LFA advocacy program are to increase federal
Phone: (512) 472-3237
                                                                    funding for lupus-related medical research, improve
Fax:(512) 499-8056
                                                                    public awareness of lupus, and expand services for all
Web: www.fathers.org
                                                                    people affected by the disease. LFA Patient Navigator
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-4:00pm
                                                                    helps answer questions and provides referrals to
Eligibility Requirements: Open
                                                                    services.
Fees: Varying
Intake procedure: Call or use website
                                                                    Lutheran Social Services of the South
The Men/Father Resource Center is listed around the                 3904 John Stockbauer, Suite 101
nation as a crisis line for all people, either as Men's             Victoria, TX 77904
Hotline or Father's Hotline. Callers are referred to local,
state, or national assistance programs that can help them           Phone: (361) 574-8331
solve their family law problems.                                    Phone: (866) 574-8331
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Fax:(361) 574-8334                                                Magnolia Beach Volunteer Fire Department
Web: www.lsss.org                                                 873 Margie Tewmey Rd
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm                                     Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information                                        Phone: (361) 920-3473
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                 Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Family Services, Foster Care, Adoption, Unplanned                 Fees: Call for information
Pregnancy.                                                        Intake procedure: Call for information
Through more than 30 programs, LSS has developed a                Volunteer Fire Department
ministry of competent, reliable and compassionate care
for people of all ages. It allows us, as caregivers, to           Main Street Personal Care L.L.C.
ensure that those in need receive proper and complete             3305 N. Main
care without interruption or unnecessary inconvenience.           Victoria, TX 77904
When a destructive storm temporarily deprives families,           Phone: (361) 570-2353
LSS in cooperation with the Inter-Lutheran Disaster               Fax:(361) 574-9235
Response Board, brings them material aid and provides             Hours: 24/7
professional counseling.                                          Eligibility Requirements: Adults; Non Bed Fast
When a physically and emotionally abused adolescent               Fees: Private Pay
completes the program at an LSS residential treatment             Intake procedure: Call for appointment
center, he or she doesn't have to be released to just any         Assisted living facility, licensed. Long term and Short
foster care program. That child can be placed with an             term care.
LSS therapeutic foster family, and people thoroughly
familiar with that Child's background can enhance his or          Marek, J.W. Cisco - Jackson County Constable
her progress.                                                     Precinct 1
When a childless couple wants to adopt, they can                  115 West Main
depend on LSS for the experience, which comes with                Edna, TX 77957
over 5,000 adoption placements over the years.                    Phone: (361) 782-3541
Adoption is a lifelong experience, and LSS is there to            Fax:(361) 782-7574
assist in the process before, during, and after the               Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
adoption.                                                         Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
A retired couple can move into one of our cottage                 Fees: Call for information
duplexes, and later, if health requires it, move into the         Intake procedure: Call for information
LSS Health Care Center in the same ―;community of                 County Constable which serves all civil process for J. P.,
care‖;.                                                           County Clerk, District Clerk and out of county Attorney
                                                                  General papers. Truancy Officer for Edna ISD and
Lyons, Ruth Alene - Lavaca Co. Justice of the                     Industrial ISD. Patrol county and work with Sheriff
Peace-Precinct 4                                                  Department with cases.
303 Nelson #B
Yoakum, TX 77995                                                  Martha's Kids
Phone: (361) 293-9146                                             408-A E. Goodwin
Fax:(361) 293-5818                                                Victoria, TX 77901
Web: www.co.lavaca.tx.us                                          Phone: (361) 578-5811
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Fax:(361) -
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    Hours: Irregular, call for information
Fees: Call for information                                        Eligibility Requirements: Homeless persons
Intake procedure: Call for information                            Fees: None
Public Official - Lavaca Co. Justice of the Peace                 Intake procedure: Call


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Provides shelter for Homeless Men or Women with           Eligibility Requirements: Women, ages 18-64, who
Children.                                                 are uninsured and whose income is at or below 200% of
                                                          federal poverty guidelines
Mayer, Peggy J., DeWitt Co. Justice of the Peace          Fees: None
- Pct 1                                                   Intake procedure: Call 2-1-1 (and select option 1), or
208 E. Live Oak Street                                    visit the website above, to find participating clinics
Cuero, TX 77954                                           Provides full Medicaid coverage for breast and cervical
Phone: (361) 275-3443                                     cancer treatment for women with low income who are
Fax:(361) 275-9220                                        otherwise ineligible for Medicaid. Coverage includes
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                             diagnostic services that may be necessary to determine
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information            the extent and proper course of treatment, and treatment
Fees: Call for information                                for certain pre-cancerous conditions.
Intake procedure: Call for information                    Program entitles clients to full Medicaid coverage
Public Official - DeWitt Co. Justice of the Peace         beginning on the date of diagnosis. Medical services are
                                                          not limited to the treatment of breast and cervical
McIntosh, Cindy - Moulton City Mayor                      cancer. Coverage continues as long as clients need
102 S. Main                                               treatment for breast or cervical cancer.
Moulton, TX 77975                                         Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) clinics
Phone: (361) 596-7047                                     must help women reapply for Medicaid coverage if they
Phone: (361) 596-4621                                     have a recurrence of breast or cervical cancer.
Fax:(361) 596-7075
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                             Medicaid Questions & Complaints
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information            701 W. 51st Street, mc W-231
Fees: Call for information                                Austin, TX 78714-9030
Intake procedure: Call for information                    Phone: (800) 252-8263
Public Official - Moulton City Mayor                      Phone: (877) 633-8747
                                                          Fax:(512) 438-5449
Measom, Raleigh E. - Gonzales County                      Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us
Constable, Precinct 3                                     Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm
PO Box 86                                                 Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Waelder, TX 78959                                         Fees: None
                                                          Intake procedure: Call for Informationll
Phone: (830) 857-3380
Phone: (830) 788-7762                                     Medicaid Hotline numbers for Medicaid questions.
Fax:(830) 788-7176                                        Starplus Insurance Medicaid Providers: Superior
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                             Healthplan 1-866-516-4501; Evercare 1-888-887-9003;
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information            Driscoll 1-877-220-6376
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                    Medical Transportation - TDH
Public Official - Gonzales County Constable               4501 West Bus Hwy 83 - Ste. A-1
                                                          Mail Code 9908
Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer                   McAllen, TX 78501-9908
1100 W. 49th St.                                          Phone: (877) 633-8747
Austin, TX 78756-3199                                     Phone: ( ) -
Phone: (800) 248-1078                                     Fax:(956) 661-5395
Phone: (512) 458-7796                                     Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-6:00pm
Fax:(512) 458-7650                                        Eligibility Requirements: Medicaid eligible clients
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us                                 Fees: None
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                             Intake procedure: Call

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Provide medical transportation services to Medicaid            o      Aging services and programs of the Department
eligible clients. Provides services to Medicaid                on Aging.
appointments. Means: van service/sedans (door to
                                                               DADS provides its services through:
door), free VIA Trans tickets or free bus tickets.
                                                               o       DADS local field offices
MedicAlert Foundation                                          o       Area Agencies on Aging
2323 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, CA 95382                                              o       County mental retardation authorities
Phone: (800) 344-3226                                          This document is divided into 4 areas:
Fax:(209) 669-2450                                             o      Services Provided through the State DADS
Web: www.medicalert.org                                        Office
Hours: Mon-Fri: 6am-7pm;Sat: 8am-5pm;Emergency
calls 24/7                                                     o       Services Provided through Local DADS Field
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                          Offices
Fees: Call for information                                     o       Services Provided through AAAs
Intake procedure: Call for information                         o       Services Provided through MHMRs
Non profit organization dedicated to providing personal
medical information to protect and save lives.                 Medicare Beneficiary Helpline
                                                               5918 W. Courtyard Dr. Brdgpt 1,#300
Medically Dependent Children's Program                         Austin, TX 78730-5036
MDCP)
701 W. 51st Street                                             Phone: (800) 725-9216
MC: W235                                                       Phone: (512) 329-6610
Austin, TX 78751                                               Fax:(512) 327-7159
                                                               Web: www.tmf.org/
Phone: (512) 438-3200                                          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm
Phone: (888) 902-9990                                          Eligibility Requirements: Medicare Recipients
Fax:(512) 438-4374                                             Fees: None
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us                                      Intake procedure: Call for Information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Children, ages 21 and under,         Quality of critcal/medical care concerns and complaints
who are medically dependent; must be Medicaid eligible         on hospitals or doctors for Medicare beneficiary's only.
Fees: None                                                     Skilled care questions.
Intake procedure: Call for information and to be
screened for eligibility.                                      Medicare Information/Complaints/Fraud
                                                               7500 Security Boulevard
The department serves older adults and people with             Baltimore, MD 21244
disabilities, including mental retardation, through a
range of health, community, and social services                Phone: (800) 633-4227
designed to help them remain as independent as                 Web: www.cms.hhs.gov
possible.                                                      Hours: 24 hour answering service
                                                               Eligibility Requirements: Medicare recipient
The department was created by the 78th Legislature and         Fees: Call for information
comprises the programs and functions of the following          Intake procedure: Call
legacy agencies:
                                                               General Information, Complaints, Fraud, Questions.
o      Mental retardation services and state school
programs of the Department of Mental Health and                Medicare, Medicaid Fraud & Waste Hotline
Mental Retardation;                                            330 Independence Ave., SW
o       Community care, nursing facility, and long-            Washington, DC 20201
term care regulatory services of the Department of            Phone: (800) 447-8477
Human Services; and                                           Phone: (800) 377-4950
                                                              Fax:(800) 223-8164
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Web: www.oig.hhs.gov/index.html                                 Phone: (830) 788-7762
Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:30 pm EST                                   Fax:(830) 788-7650
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                           Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fees: None                                                      Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call                                          Fees: Call for information
                                                                Intake procedure: Call for information
Accepts and investigates fraudulent use of Medicare,
Medicaid and other US Department of Human Services              Public Official - Gonzales Co. Justice of the Peace
programs.
                                                                Memorial Hospital
Medicare: Call Center                                           1110 N. Sarah DeWitt Drive
7500 Security Boulevard                                         Gonzales, TX 78629
Baltimore, MD 21244
                                                                Phone: (830) 672-7581
Phone: (800) 633-4227                                           Fax:(830) 672-2401
Web: www.medicare.gov/CallCenter.asp                            Web: www.gonzaleshealthcare.com
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-8:00pm                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                           Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: None                                                      Fees: Medicaid/Medicare, private pay, private
Intake procedure: Call                                          insurance
                                                                Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Medicare call center, recorded questions and answers
about Medicare benefits, order publications.                    Providing health care services for the citizens and
                                                                residents of the area for over 76 years now. Memorial
Medicine Program, The                                           Hospital is a 42-bed, 24 hour a day, 365 day a year
PO Box 1089                                                     general acute care facility. Licensed by the State of
Poplar Bluff, MO 63902                                          Texas and Medicare certified, the Hospital offers a wide
                                                                range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the
Phone: (866) 694-3893
                                                                benefit of Gonzales and the surrounding communities.
Web: www.themedicineprogram.com
                                                                Services are available on either an inpatient or outpatient
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm CST                               basis.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants who have no
prescription coverage
                                                                Memorial Hospital Home Health Agency
Fees: Private pay
                                                                1314 N. Sarah DeWitt Drive
Intake procedure: Call
                                                                Gonzales, TX 78629
The Medicine Program seeks to aid those who have
                                                                Phone: (830) 672-9508
exhausted all other resources for help with medication.
                                                                Fax:(830) 672-3093
The program helps people to apply for enrollment in one
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:30pm
or more of the many patient assistance programs
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: All persons
available. The process is accomplished with the
                                                                Fees: Medicare/Medicaid, Private insurance, private
cooperation of the applicant's physician. The primary
                                                                pay
requirements to be enrolled are: 1) The applicant does
                                                                Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
not have insurance coverage for outpatient prescription
drugs 2) The applicant's income is at a level which             A full service Home Health agency capable of providing
causes a hardship when the patient is required to               skilled nursing care, or, simply assisting with basic daily
purchase the medication at retail 3) The applicant does         needs. Staffing includes licensed nursing (RNs and
not qualify for a government or third party program             LVNs) personnel and certified Home health aides,
which provides for prescription medication.                     occupational, physical, speech and respiratory therapists,
                                                                as well as licensed social services staff. The agency is
Melchor, Eulogio - Gonzales Co. Justice of the                  Medicare Certified & Accredited, and provides Home
Peace, Precinct 3                                               IV Therapy, Primary Home Care, and Pain Management
311 Highway 90 West                                             as well as a number of other services.
Waelder, TX 78959

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Memorial Medical Center                                          Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
815 N. Virginia                                                  Fees: Call for information
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                            Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (361) 552-6713                                            Public Official - Nixon Fire Chief
Fax:(361) 552-0220
Web: www.mmcportlavaca.com/                                      Mental Health and Substance Abuse Consumer
Hours: 24/7                                                      Rights
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            909 W. 45th St.
Fees: Medicare; Medicaid; Private insurance; Private             MC 2019
pay                                                              Austin, TX 78751
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                 Phone: (512) 206-5760
To provide general medical and surgical services. To             Phone: (800) 252-8154
provide general medical, surgical services, and home             Web:
health care.                                                     www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhservices/MHConsumerRights.s
                                                                 htm
Memorial Medical Center Home Health Agency                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
1300 N. Virginia, #101B                                          Eligibility Requirements: Available to the public
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                            Fees: None
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call and provide the following
Phone: (361) 552-6367
                                                                 information:
Phone: (361) 552-6713
                                                                 - Your name, address, and phone number (your name
Fax:(361) 552-3182
                                                                 and contact information remain confidential; complaints
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm
                                                                 may be made anonymously, but providing your contact
Eligibility Requirements: Depending on Program
                                                                 information allows staff to reach you for more
Fees: Medicaid/Medicare/Private pay
                                                                 information and to tell you the outcome);
Intake procedure: May call us, we will follow-up with
                                                                 - Name, address, and city of the facility, agency, or
the physician as needed.
                                                                 provider you are concerned about; and
To provide skilled nursing care, physical therapy,               - Specific details of the event or issue (dates and names
speech therapy, occupational therapy and Home Health             of people involved are helpful)
aide visits, medical social services, Primary Home Care,
Hospice.
                                                                 Provides consultation on consumer rights and program
                                                                 issues within the Texas Department of State Health
Menchaca, Eugene - Calhoun County Constable                      Services, Community Mental Health and Substance
- Precinct 1                                                     Abuse programs
218 Suncrest
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                            Meyersville Elementary School
Phone: (361) 552-9185                                            1897 Meyersville Road
Phone: (361) 655-9165                                            Meyersville, TX 77974
Hours: 24/7                                                      Phone: (361) 275-3639
Eligibility Requirements: Calhoun County resident
                                                                 Phone: (361) 277-5817
Fees: Call for information                                       Fax:(361) 275-5034
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Web: www.meyersvilleisd.org/
Public Official - Calhoun County Constable - Precinct 1          Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:30pm
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: K thru 8th
Mendez, Mark - Nixon Fire Chief                                  Fees: None
100 W. 3rd Street                                                Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Nixon, TX 78140                                                  Elementary School
Phone: (830) 582-1924
Fax:(830) 582-1136
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
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Meyersville Volunteer Fire Department
2232 Meyersville Rd.                                               Military Benefit Association
MEYERSVILLE, TX 77974                                              14605 Avion Parkway
                                                                   Chantilly, VA 20153-1110
Phone: (361) 550-1860
Phone: (361) 275-2049                                              Phone: (800) 336-0100
Fax:(361) 275-6521                                                 Fax:(703) 968-6423
Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours                                           Web: www.militarybenefit.org
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                     Hours: Call for information
Fees: Call for information                                         Eligibility Requirements: Veterans
Intake procedure: Call for information                             Fees: Call for information
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Volunteer Fire Department
                                                                   Military Benefit Association is a nonprofit organization
Mid-Coast Family Services                                          of military personnel and civilian employees of the
1801 N. Laurent Ste 200                                            United States Government and their spouses. We offer
Victoria, TX 77901                                                 our members an attractive package of insurance and
                                                                   other benefits. Established in 1956, MBA is one of the
Phone: (361) 575-7842                                              oldest and largest associations of its kind.
Phone: (800) 870-0368
Fax:(361) 575-8218                                                 The objects and purposes of this Association are the
Web: www.midcoastfamily.org                                        promotion of the welfare of its members, the
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      advancement and safeguarding of their economic
Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information                     interests, and to encourage and promote better financial
Fees: Donations accepted                                           conditions for its members through cooperative
Intake procedure: Call for information                             enterprises.
Substance abuse assessment referral placement, 24-hour
                                                                   Military Order of the Purple Heart, Inc.
on call (1-888-575-7842) includes 28 counties:
Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun,Comal, DeWitt,                   Chpt.#3077
Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales,                317 Illinois Street
Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney,                 Bloomington, TX 77951
LaSalle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val               Phone: (361) 897-0469
Verde, Victoria, Wilson, Zavala.                                   Fax:(361) 897-0469
Family Violence Crisis Hotline, 24 hour assistance (1-             Web: www.purpleheart.org
800-870-0368), is provided for a seven county area:                Hours: 24/7
Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca,                Eligibility Requirements: Must be a Purple Heart
and Victoria. Educational and Support Programs and                 Recipient; Membership
Counseling, Advocacy and Court Accompaniment,                      Fees: No fees
Emergency Shelter.                                                 Intake procedure: Call or walk in

Emergency Shelter Grant Program: a rental assistance               The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Inc. is a military
program with a maximum amount given per client.                    service organization, a non-profit organization that helps
Applicant must provide a valid Texas Photo I.D. or                 combat veterans and their families with professional
Driver's License; social security cards for all family             service in helping veterans with their benefits earned
members; must have income and show proof of income                 through military service. Also, provides scholarship to
for past 30 days; eviction or foreclosure notice; proof of         ROTC Memorial High School, Victoria, Texas.
all expenses in the last 30 days; copy of lease                    The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Inc. is chartered
agreement. Pick up application packet at 1801 N.                   by Congress.
Laurent.
Thrift Store - Located at 3406 Sam Houston Dr.; hours              Miller, John G. - Victoria County Constable
are Monday thru Saturday, 10am to 5pm. New and                     103 Sunset Drive
gently used clothing and household items. Proceeds                 Precinct 4
help support Family Violence Shelter.                              Victoria, TX 77901

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Phone: (361) 571-7470                                             Mission of Hope
Fax:(361) 582-0480                                                1010 E. Juan Linn
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Victoria, TX 77901
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Fees: Call for information                                        Phone: (361) 655-3687
Intake procedure: Call for information                            Hours: Mon - Fri; 6:00om-7:00pm Supper hours
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Low income
Public Officials - Victoria County Constable.                     Fees: Donations accepted
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
Miracle Manor Apartments
                                                                  Serves hot meals for the needy or those who are referred
1207 Miracle Drive
                                                                  to their organization through an agency referral.
Edna, TX 77957
Phone: (361) 782-2019                                             Mission Valley Clinic
Fax:(361) 782-3369                                                8410 FM 236
Web: www.rhf.org                                                  Victoria, TX 77905
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-3:00pm
                                                                  Phone: (361) 582-5740
Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 62+ and persons
with Mobility Impairment                                          Fax:(361) 582-5706
Fees: Private pay                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:00pm
Intake procedure: Walk-in, Call for appointment                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                  Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private
Affordable housing for the elderly (62+) and persons              Pay
with mobility impairments. Qualifying incomes cannot              Intake procedure: Call for appointment/Walk in if not
exceed $17,450 for 1 person, $19,900 for 2 people.                busy
                                                                  Out patient clinic - family practice
Missing Persons Disaster Servies
Safe and Well List
Washington, DC 20006                                              Mission Valley Volunteer Fire Department
                                                                  34 Reinecke Road
Phone: (202) 343-7200                                             Victoria, TX 77905
Fax:(202) 303-0069
Web: https://disastersafe.redcross.org                            Phone: (361) 578-8646
Hours: Open 24/7                                                  ; 24 hours
Eligibility Requirements: Open to the public                      Eligibility Requirements: Victoria County
                                                                  Fees: Call for information
Fees: None
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
Intake procedure: Visit https://disastersafe.redcross.org
to register (notice the ―;s‖; in https)                           Volunteer Fire Department
Provides a website allowing people to register
themselves as safe following a disaster. Concerned                Morales, Alonzo - Goliad Fire Chief
family and friends can search the list of those who have          P.O Box 939
registered.                                                       Goliad, TX 77963

Users must enter either a pre-disaster phone number or a          Phone: (361) 645-2351
complete home address in order to search for messages             Fax:(361) 645-8315
left by family or friends.                                        Hours: Irregular, call for information
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
People who have registered may update their entries at            Fees: Call for information
any time.                                                         Intake procedure: Call
Registry does not give the current location for people,           Public Official - Goliad Fire Chief
due to privacy concerns.
                                                                  Moreno, John - Gonzales County Constable-
                                                                  Precinct 4
                                                                  PO Box 51
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Smiley, TX 78159                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (830) 582-1292
                                                                   Fees: Call for information
Fax:(830) 582-1142
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                     Provides city animal control
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                             Moulton Chamber of Commerce and
Public Official - Gonzales County Constable                        Agriculture
                                                                   405 S. Lavaca
Morrison, Geanie - State Representative (R) -                      Moulton, TX 77975
District 30                                                        Phone: (361) 596-7205
1501 E. Mockingbird, Suite 101                                     Fax:(361) 596-4384
Victoria, TX 77903                                                 Web: www.moultontexas.com
                                                                   Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, 9:00am-3:00pm
Phone: (361) 572-0196
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (512) 463-0456
                                                                   Fees: Membership Fees
Fax:(512) 476-3933
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Web:
www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist30/morrison.htm                  To promote the civic, cultural and general interests of
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm                                      Moulton and the surrounding area.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: None                                                         Moulton City Hall
Intake procedure: Call, write, or walk-in                          102 S. Main
State Representative serves a 2-year term.                         Moulton, TX 77975

Capitol office: EXT E2.718                                         Phone: (361) 596-4621
                                                                   Fax:(361) 596-7075
Capitol address: PO Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768                     Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Mothers Against Drunk Driving - National                           Fees: Call for information
511 E. John Carpenter Frwy., Ste 70                                Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Irving, TX 75062
                                                                   Individuals who have been appointed or elected to a
Phone: (800) 438-6233                                              city, county, state or federal public office for a specified
Phone: (877) 623-3435                                              tenure and who are thereby in a position to exercise that
Fax:(972) 869-2206                                                 portion of the sovereign functions of government that
Web: www.madd.org                                                  are conferred on that office by the constitution or the
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      legislature
Eligibility Requirements: Anyone
Fees: None                                                         Moulton Community Medical Clinic
Intake procedure: Call for information                             100 South Pecan Street
National office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.                  Moulton, TX 77975
Provides information, referral, victim assistance,                 Phone: (361) 596-4675
literature on victim services, as well as public education         Fax:(361) 596-4900
programs, public policy on drunk driving and advocacy              Hours: Mon, Wed and Fri, 8:00am-3:00pm, Tues and
in an effort to combat the crime of drinking and drugged           Thurs, 8:00am-4:00pm
driving.                                                           Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                   Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private
Moulton Animal Control                                             Pay
102 S. Main                                                        Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Moulton, TX 77975
                                                                   Family Medical Clinic.
Phone: (361) 596-4621
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Moulton Elementary School                                     Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
501 N. Main                                                   Nutrition program for seniors 60 years or older and their
Moulton, TX 77975                                             spouses of any age.
Phone: (361) 596-4605
Phone: (361) 596-4609                                         Moulton Volunteer Fire Department
Fax:(361) 596-7578                                            205 West Cockrill
Web: www.moultonisd.net/elemindex.html                        Moulton, TX 77975
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:45pm
                                                              Phone: (361) 596-7609
Eligibility Requirements: K thru 6th
                                                              Phone: (361) 596-4033
Fees: None
                                                              Fax:(361) 596-7075
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                              Hours: Open 24/7
Elementary School                                             Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                              Fees: Free;Donations
Moulton High School                                           Intake procedure: Call for information
502 N. Pecan                                                  A volunteer fire department to control fire when ever
Moulton, TX 77975                                             needed.
Phone: (361) 596-4691
Phone: (361) 596-4609                                         Multiple Sclerosis Society
Fax:(361) 596-7578                                            8111 N. Stadium Drive, Suite 100
Web: www.moultonisd.net/hsindex.html                          Houston, TX 77054
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
                                                              Phone: (800) 323-4867
Eligibility Requirements: 7th thru 12th grade
                                                              Phone: (713) 526-8967
Fees: None
                                                              Fax:(713) 394-7422
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                              Web: www.jointhemovementlonestar.org
High School                                                   Hours: Mon-Thur, 8:30am-5:00pm; Fri, 8:30am-
                                                              4:00pm
Moulton Police Department                                     Eligibility Requirements: All persons with MS.
102 S. Main                                                   Fees: Call for information
Moulton, TX 77975                                             Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (361) 596-7248                                         Dedicated to ending the devastating effects of Multiple
Phone: ( ) -911                                               Sclerosis through research and service to the MS
Fax:(361) 596-7075                                            population. Information, education, and referral service,
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                 support groups, and peer counseling.
Eligibility Requirements: Persons who reside in
Moulton                                                       Muscular Dystrophy Association
Fees: None                                                    3300 East Sunrise Drive
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                             Tucson, AZ 85718-3299
Police Department                                             Phone: (800) 572-1717
                                                              Phone: (520) 529-5300
Moulton Senior Citizens Center                                Fax:(520) 529-5454
102 Veteran Dr.                                               Web: www.mda.org
Moulton, TX 77975                                             Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm MST
                                                              Eligibility Requirements: Must have MD or 1 of over
Phone: (361) 596-4981                                         40 neuromuscular diseases covered by MDA, including
Phone: (361) 798-4198                                         ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
Fax:(361) 596-4981                                            Fees: None
Hours: Mon-Fri,10:00am-2:00pm                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 60 yrs or older and
their spouses of any age.
Fees: Donations accepted
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MDA offers the latest information about MDA-                     Web: www.addictioncareoptions.com
sponsored neuromuscular disease worldwide research;a             Hours: Open 24/7
nationwide network of clinics providing comprehensive            Eligibility Requirements: All persons
medical services;far-reaching professional and public            Fees: None
education;and services available from MDA for                    Intake procedure: Call for Information
individuals affected by any of the disorders covered by
                                                                 Provides information and assistance for alcoholism,
the Association. Callers may be referred to the MDA
                                                                 substance abuse, detox, drug addiction, treatment, rehab,
office in their area for details about local MDA clinics,
                                                                 and chemical dependency. Information and our services
summer camps, and support group schedules.
                                                                 are provided at absolutely no charge. Provides a
                                                                 information website for alcohol and drug addiction.
Mutchler, Glenn - Cuero Chief of Police
PO Box 660
                                                                 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Cuero, TX 77954
                                                                 2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Phone: (361) 277-3552                                            Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Fax:(361) 275-6262
                                                                 Phone: (361) 578-3935
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                 Phone: (800) 950-6264
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                 Web: www.nami.org
Fees: Call for information
                                                                 Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (Eastern) and has a 24-hour, 7
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                 days a week message line.
Public Official - Cuero Chief of Police                          Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                 Fees: Call for information
Narcotics Anonymous Hotline                                      Intake procedure: Call for Information
P. O. Box 331367                                                 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill's (NAMI) toll-free
HELPLINE ASSISTANCE                                              number provides information about family support and
Corpus Christi, TX 78463                                         self-help groups. Their web site includes links to
Phone: (361) 572-5500                                            information about teen suicide, child suicide, brain
Phone: (361) 992-2113                                            biology and suicide, as well as general suicide
Web: www.cbana.org                                               information links. Information on bipolar disorder,
Hours: 24 hours a day.                                           depression, schizophrenia, and have a Veterans
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            Resource Center.
Fees: None                                                       Local contact - Patsy Weppler
Intake procedure: Call
                                                                                 711 Pheasant Drive
Answering service provides information only; on
meeting times, locations and days.                                               Victoria, TX 77905
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings:                                                    Fax: 361/576-3663
Victoria, 3310 Ben Jordan, 7:00 pm, Mon.,Wed.                                    E-Mail:patsyweppler@cox.net
8:00pm, Thurs., Fri., and Sat.                                   Meetings are second Monday at Parkway Baptist
                                                                 Church, 4802 John Stockbauer, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Victoria, 401 S. Moody, 10:30 pm-Midnight, Sat.                  Golden Crescent Region can attend support group.
Port Lavaca, 213 E. Austin, 7:00 pm, Tuesday, Non-
Smoking                                                          National Association for Incontinent
                                                                 PO Box 1019
National Alcoholl and Substance Abuse Call                       Charleston, SC 29402-1019
Center                                                          Phone: (800) 252-3337
Website Resources                                               Fax:(843) 377-0905
Unknown,                                                        Web: www.nafc.org
Phone: (800) 784-6776                                           Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (800) 662-4357                                           Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                Fees: None
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Intake procedure: Call                                             Intake procedure: N/A
Educates the public and health professionals about the             The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), founded
prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of urinary                    in 1880, safeguards the civil rights of deaf and hard of
incontinence.                                                      hearing Americans. As a national federation of state
                                                                   associations, individual members, and organizational
National Association for the Terminally Ill                        and corporate affiliates, the advocacy work of the NAD
PO Box 368                                                         encompasses a broad spectrum of areas including, but
Shelbyville, KY 40066-0368                                         not limited to, accessibility, education, employment,
                                                                   healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation, technology,
Phone: (866) 668-1724                                              telecommunications, ad transportation. The NAD
Fax:(502) 317-0404                                                 website (www.nad.org) has a wealth of advocacy
Web: www.terminallyill.org                                         information and resources.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Persons who have a life
                                                                   National Cancer Institute
expectancy within two years
                                                                   6116 Executive Boulevard, Rm 3036A
Fees: Donations accepted
                                                                   Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                   Phone: (800) 422-6237
The National Association for the Terminally Ill, gives
                                                                   Phone: (800) 332-8615
financial assistance to the children and families of those
                                                                   Web: www.cancer.gov
suffering from a terminal illness whose life expectancy
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri 9a-430pm
is two (2) years or less. We help with day-to-day living
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons/public
expenses such as: rent or mortgage, groceries, electric,
                                                                   Fees: None
car payments, insurance payments, etc. We evaluate the
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call
need of each family on a case-by-case basis.
                                                                   A part of the Cancer Information Service. NCI
Our goal at the National Association for the Terminally
                                                                   coordinates the National Cancer Program, which
Ill is to help all families regain financial independence.
                                                                   conducts and supports research, training, health
Once we have received the appropriate paperwork, we
                                                                   information dissemination, and other programs with
go to work. Through numerous conversations with the
                                                                   respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and
family and thorough examination of the paperwork, we
                                                                   treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the
come up with a game plan on how to attack their
                                                                   continuing care of cancer patients and the families of
situation. Most families are accepted into the following
                                                                   cancer patients.
program:
A project of NATI that gives financial assistance to the           National Center for Missing & Exploited
children and families of those suffering from cancer               Children
with a life expectancy of two (2) years or less. With              699 Prince
cancer affecting so many families financially, we felt it          Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
was necessary to start a program designed specifically to
help alleviate their financial burden. We also make                Phone: (800) 843-5678
referrals to other organizations that offer help to cancer         Phone: (703) 274-3900
patients and their families.                                       Fax:(703) 274-2096
                                                                   Web: www.missingkids.com
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)                             Hours: 7 days 24 hours
8630 Fenton St., Ste. 820                                          Eligibility Requirements: At-risk youth
Silver Springs, MD 20910                                           Fees: Call for information
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (301) 587-1788
Phone: (301) 587-1789                                              Non-profit organization that assists law enforcement,
Fax:(301) 587-1791                                                 social services, and parents in the community in regards
Web: www.nad.org                                                   to missing and exploited children.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: None
Fees: None
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National Center on Elder Abuse                                   professionals, and sponsors the Journal of Gambling
1201 15th Street, NW, Suite 350                                  Studies, the only academic journal in the world devoted
Washington, DC 20005                                             to problem gambling research. In addition, the NCPG
                                                                 sponsors regional, national and international
Phone: (202) 898-2586                                            conferences, supports research, distributes literature and
Fax:(202) 898-2583                                               works with other organizations involved in problem
Web: www.elderabusecenter.org                                    gambling issues. The National Council on Problem
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                 Gambling is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that
Eligibility Requirements: Professionals, general
                                                                 maintains a neutral stance on gambling.
public, seniors and families
Fees: Free; some publications have a charge                      The NCPG currently has 36 state affiliate chapters, and
Intake procedure: No formal intake. Persons of any               numerous corporate and individual members. They
age can contact us for information and technical                 encompass the leading United States and international
assistance. State numbers for reporting suspected                experts in problem gambling policy, research,
situations of elder abuse provided on website. E-mail,           prevention, education and treatment.
mail, and telephone inquiries accepted.
                                                                 National Domestic Violence Hotline
Provides elder abuse information to professionals and
                                                                 PO Box 161810
the public, offers technical assistance and training to
                                                                 Austin, TX 78716
elder abuse related agencies and professionals, conducts
short-term elder abuse research, and assists with elder          Phone: (800) 799-7233
abuse program and policy development.                            Phone: (800) 787-3224
                                                                 Fax:(512) 453-8541
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans                         Web: www.ndvh.org
333 ½ Pennsylvania Avenue, SE                                    Hours: Open 24/7
Washington, DC 20003                                             Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                 Fees: None
Phone: (800) 838-4357
                                                                 Intake procedure: Telephone,TTY/TDY,E-mail,Fax
Fax:(202) 546-2063
Web: www.nchv.org                                                NDVH links individuals to help in their area using a
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-6:00pm                                    nationwide database that includes detailed information
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            on domestic violence shelters, other emergency shelters,
Fees: Call for information                                       legal advocacy and assistance programs, and social
Intake procedure: Call for information                           service programs (139 languages and all 50 states,
                                                                 including District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S.
Fights homelessness through public education, policy             Virgin Islands).
advocacy, grassroots organizing, and technical
assistance.                                                      NDVH is sponsored by the Texas Council on Family
                                                                 Violence and the U.S. Dept of Health and Human
National Council on Problem Gambling                             Services and is committed to making sure that
216 G Street, NE, Suite 200                                      information about temporary shelters and legal services
Washington, DC 20002                                             are made available to women and families who are
                                                                 victims of domestic violence. Information requests are
Phone: (800) 522-4700                                            received by telephone. This is a confidential service.
Phone: (202) 547-9204
Fax:(202) 547-9206                                               National Epilepsy Library
Web: www.ncpgambling.org                                         4351 Garden City Drive
Hours: 24 hour hotline.                                          Landover, MD 20785-7223
Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
Fees: Free                                                       Phone: (800) 332-4050
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Phone: (800) 332-1000
                                                                 Fax:(301) 577-4941
The National Council administers several nationwide              Web: www.epilepsyfoundation.org
programs, including a 24-hour confidential helpline, a           Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
gambling-specific certification program for treatment            Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
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Fees: Call for information                                          organizations, NHIC staff refer people to the most
Intake procedure: Call for information                              appropriate resource. Spanish language information
                                                                    specialists are available. NHIC also produces three
The Epilepsy Foundation is a national, charitable
                                                                    annual health information directories: Federal Health
organization, founded in 1968 as the Epilepsy
                                                                    Information Centers and Clearinghouses, National
Foundation of America. The only such organization
                                                                    Health Observances, and Toll-free Numbers for Health
wholly dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy,
                                                                    Information.
our mission is simple: to work for children and adults
affected by seizures through research, education,
advocacy and service.                                               National Hospice and Palliative Care
                                                                    Organization
National Federation of the Blind - Baltimore                        1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 625
1800 Johnson Street                                                 Alexandria, VA 22314
Baltimore, MD 21230-4998                                            Phone: (800) 658-8898
Phone: (410) 659-9314                                               Phone: (877) 658-8896
Phone: (512) 451-1717                                               Fax:(703) 837-1233
Fax:(410) 685-5653                                                  Web: www.caringinfo.org
Web: www.nfb.org.                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-6:00pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                       Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Eligibility Requirements: None                                      Fees: None
Fees: None                                                          Intake procedure: Call
Intake procedure: Call for information                              Call this number to find out if you are eligible for
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is a                     Hospice. They can also refer you to the nearest Hospice
consumer organization of blind people working together              program and help you choose a Hospice program.
to improve opportunities for the blind and the
understanding of blindness by the general public. It has            National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
affiliates in all fifty states, in the District of Columbia         6001 Executive Boulevard, Rm. 8184
and Puerto Rico and over seven hundred local chapter in             MSC 9663
most major cities. There are currently more than fifty              Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
thousand members. Its Jobline provides job information              Phone: (800) 615-6464
for the blind.                                                      Fax:(301) 443-4279
                                                                    Web: www.nimh.nih.gov
National Health Information Center                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm
P.O. Box 1133                                                       Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Washington, DC 20013-1133                                           Fees: Call for information
Phone: (800) 336-4797                                               Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (301) 565-4167                                               Call National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Public
Fax:(301) 984-4256                                                  Inquiries for information on depression and other mental
Web: www.health.gov/nhic/                                           illnesses or visit the web site.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:30pm EST
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                               Information, clinical trails, and research institute.
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Telephone, FAX, Postal Mail, E-                   National Organization for Victim Assistance
Mail                                                                510 King Street Ste. 424
                                                                    Alexandria, VA 22314
The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a
health information referral service sponsored by the                Phone: (800) 879-6682
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.                  Fax:(703) 535-5500
NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who                    Web: www.try-nova.org
have health questions in touch with those organizations             Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-6:00pm
that are best able to provide answers. Using a database             Eligibility Requirements: Victim of crime or disaster.
that contains descriptions of health-related                        Fees: None

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Intake procedure: Call for information                            National Society to Prevent Blindness
National advocacy organization serving as a voice for             2202 Waugh Drive
victims in state legislatures and U.S. Congress. Direct           Houston, TX 77006
services for victims include: 24 hour crisis counseling           Phone: (888) 987-4448
and assistance, professional development, help                    Phone: (713) 526-2559
establishing new programs and expanding existing                  Fax:(713) 529-8310
services, membership communication and support                    Web: www.preventblindness/tx.org
through NOVA newsletter and annual conference.                    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
National Parkinson Foundation                                     Fees: Call for information
1501 N.W. 9th Avenue                                              Intake procedure: Call for information
Bob Hope Parkinson Research Center
                                                                  We provide free vision screenings for preschool children
Miami, FL 33136
                                                                  and glaucoma screenings for adults, eye safety programs
Phone: (800) 327-4545                                             for industry, schools, farms, sports and homes, support
Phone: (305) 243-6666                                             materials and support groups for older adults, and we
Fax:(305) 243-5595                                                contribute to critical research that seeks to cure
Web: www.parkinson.org                                            deteriorating eye conditions and diseases. The no-cost
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     feature of our programs means that we can reach and
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                             provide vision saving services to individuals who cannot
Fees: None                                                        afford quality vision care. If the participant does not
Intake procedure: Call                                            pass one or more of our screening tests, Prevent
                                                                  Blindness Texas has a referral network available to
To find the cause and cure for Parkinson's disease and
                                                                  assist individuals in need obtain eye care free of charge.
related disorders through medical research. To educate
patients, their caregivers and the general public to
improve the quality of life for both patients and their           National Stroke Association
caregivers. Online resource.                                      9707 E. Easter Lane
                                                                  Building B
                                                                  Centennial, CO 80112
National Runaway Switchboard
3080 N. Lincoln                                                   Phone: (800) 787-6537
Chicago, IL 60657                                                 Phone: (303) 649-9299
                                                                  Fax:(303) 649-1328
Phone: (800) 786-2929
                                                                  Web: www.stroke.org
Phone: (800) 621-0394
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm
Fax:(773) 929-5150
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Web: www.1800runaway.org
                                                                  Fees: Call for information
Hours: 7 days 24 hours
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information                                        National Stroke Association - offers access to over
Intake procedure: Call for information                            1,200 local stroke support groups in the United States
                                                                  and Canada. In addition, National Stroke Association
The National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) is a not-for-
                                                                  offers helpful products and information regarding
profit volunteer organization whose mission is to
                                                                  rehabilitation, recovery and care giving, as well as
provide confidential crisis intervention and referrals to
                                                                  prevention and stroke treatment.
youth and their families through national and local
telephone switchboards, as well as advocacy and
educational services on behalf of youth. They offer               National Suicide Prevention Hopeline
conference calls with youth to families, families to              50 Broadway, 19th Floor
youth, and to the crisis centers;they have a leave a              New York, NY 10004
message for the youth or the families to leave messages           Phone: (800) 273-8255
program; free bus ticket home program with Greyhound              Phone: (800) 799-4889
Bus Lines.                                                        Web: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
                                                                  Hours: 24/7 days a week
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Eligibility Requirements: All persons                             Fees: Must pay at time of service, payment is
Fees: None                                                        anywhere from $10.00 - $125.00; sliding scale.
Intake procedure: Call                                            Intake procedure: Application process, call for
                                                                  information
Each month, the Lifeline Network serves over 45,000
callers who are in emotional distress. You can reach the          Public health clinic; general medical care.
Lifeline by dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Although
                                                                  First 12 walk-ins at 10:45am only.
suicide prevention is our primary mission, people call
the Lifeline for many reasons:                                    1:30pm-5:00pm for appointments only. Appointments
                                                                  are made 2 weeks in advance.
Suicidal thoughts; Abuse/violence; Information on
suicide Economic problems; Information on mental
health/ illness; Sexual orientation issues; Post-disaster         Next of Kin Registry (NOKR
needs; Homelessness issues; Substance abuse/addiction;            2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Ste 908
Physical illness;To help a friend or loved one;                   Washington,, DC 20006
Loneliness; Relationship problems; Family problems.               Phone: (800) 915-5413
                                                                  Phone: (951) 699-8700
National Women's Health Resource Center                           Fax:(800) 927-5497
157 Broad Street, Suite 315                                       Web: www.nokr.org
Red Bank, NJ 07701                                                Hours: 7 days 24 hours
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Open to the public
Phone: (877) 986-9472
                                                                  Fees: None
Phone: (732) 530-3425
                                                                  Intake procedure: Complete the online registration
Fax:(732) 530-3347
                                                                  form, or download a print registration form to send by
Web: www.healthywomen.org
                                                                  mail or fax
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                             Provides a free online registry where people may record
Fees: Call for information                                        their emergency contacts and vital medical information,
Intake procedure: Call for information                            critical information during emergency situations. The
                                                                  registry is designed to aid local and state agencies in
Since the late 1980s, the National Women's Health
                                                                  establishing a point of contact. Stored information is
Resource Center, Inc. (NWHRC) has helped millions of
                                                                  accessible via a secured website accessible only by
women educate themselves about the health topics that
                                                                  emergency service agencies that have registered with
concern them the most. The non-profit organization,
                                                                  NOKR. Each registration is date stamped. Users may
dedicated to helping women make informed decisions
                                                                  register multiple times; each registration is saved. Users
about their health, encourages women to embrace
                                                                  may submit electronic photographs with their
healthy lifestyles to promote wellness and prevent
                                                                  registration.
disease.
                                                                  Website also provides the option of downloading a print
As the national clearinghouse for women's health
                                                                  registration form, which the public may send by mail or
information, providing access to health information and
                                                                  fax.
resources is our primary goal. This information we
provide is comprehensive, objective, and supported by
an advisory council comprised of the nation's leading
                                                                  Nieto, Fred Jr. - Lavaca Co. Justice of the Peace,
medical and health experts.                                       Precinct 2
                                                                  PO Box 293
Navarro Clinic                                                    Moulton, TX 77975
2805 Navarro                                                      Phone: (361) 596-8308
Victoria, TX 77901                                                Fax:(361) 596-8245
Phone: (361) 574-1740                                             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fax:(361) 570-7460                                                Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 11:00am-7:00pm; See description for               Fees: Call for information
further details.                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Low income

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Public Official - Lavaca Co. Justice of the Peace,                    Hours: Mon-Tue-Thur-Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm; 1:30pm-
Precinct 2.                                                           5:00pm; Wed 7:00am-3:00pm

Nieto, Joe - Lavaca County Constable, Precinct                        Eligibility Requirements: All persons
2                                                                     Fees: Call for information
201 E. Jackson                                                        Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Moulton, TX 77975                                                     Adult & Geriatric Medicine, Women's health &
Phone: (361) 596-4961                                                 Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Preventive & Occupational
Fax:(361) 596-7075                                                    Medicine,and Minor Orthopedics.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                        Nixon Volunteer Fire Department
Fees: Call for information                                            209 N. Congress Ave
Intake procedure: Call for information                                100 W. 3rd St.
                                                                      Nixon, TX 78140
Nieto, Joe - Lavaca County Constable, Precinct 2
                                                                      Phone: (830) 582-2299
Nixon Animal Control                                                  Fax:(830) 582-1136
100 W. 3rd                                                            Hours: 24 hours 7 days
City Hall                                                             Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Nixon, TX 78140                                                       Fees: Call for information
                                                                      Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (830) 582-1924
Fax:(830) 582-1136                                                    Volunteer Fire Department
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                                 Nixon-Smiley Elementary School
Fees: Call for information                                            800 N. Rancho Rd.
Intake procedure: Call for information                                Nixon, TX 78140
Provides city animal control                                          Phone: (830) 582-1536
                                                                      Fax:(830) 582-2258
Nixon City Hall                                                       Web: www.astihosted.com/nscisddcp/
100 W. 3rd                                                            Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Nixon, TX 78140                                                       Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 4th
                                                                      Fees: None
Phone: (830) 582-1924                                                 Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Fax:(830) 582-1136
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                         Public Elementary School
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information                                            Nixon-Smiley High School
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                     800 N. Rancho Rd.
                                                                      Nixon, TX 78140
Individuals who have been appointed or elected to a
city, county, state, or federal public office for a specified         Phone: (830) 582-2501
tenure and who are thereby in a position to exercise that             Phone: (830) 582-1536
portion of the sovereign functions of government that                 Fax:(830) 582-2168
are conferred on that office by the constitution or the               Web: www.esc13.net/nixon/highschool.html
legislature.                                                          Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
                                                                      Eligibility Requirements: High School
Nixon Family Practice and Obstetrics                                  Fees: None
200 E. 2nd Street                                                     Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Nixon, TX 78140                                                       High School
Phone: (830) 582-1222
Fax:(830) 582-1362

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Summer Food Service Program: Breakfast, 7:30am-                       Nordheim ISD - Nordheim School
8:30am; Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm, M-F; 06/02-07/18/08                    500 N. Broadway
closed 06/30-07/04                                                    Nordheim, TX 78141
                                                                      Phone: (361) 938-5211
Nixon-Smiley Middle School                                            Fax:(361) 938-5266
500 Anglin Rd.
                                                                      Web: www.nordheimisd.org
Smiley, TX 78159
                                                                      Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Phone: (830) 587-6401                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru High School
Phone: (830) 582-1536                                                 Fees: None
Fax:(830) 587-6558                                                    Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Web: www.esc13.net/nixon/middleschool.html
                                                                      Pre-K thru High School.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Junior High and Middle
School
                                                                      Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department
Fees: None                                                            200 Broadway
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                     Nordheim, TX 78141

Middle School                                                         Phone: (361) 938-5459
                                                                      Phone: (361) 938-5231
                                                                      Fax:(361) 938-7006
Nixon-Smiley Special Education
                                                                      Hours: Open 24/7
800 N. Rancho Rd.
                                                                      Eligibility Requirements: DeWitt County
Nixon, TX 78140
                                                                      Fees: Call for information
Phone: (830) 582-1536                                                 Intake procedure: Call
Phone: ( ) -
                                                                      Programs that are responsible for the control and
Fax:(830) 582-3031
                                                                      extinction of fire in urban or wilderness areas.
Web: www.nixonsmileycisd.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:15pm
Eligibility Requirements: ages 3-21
                                                                      North Loop Group of Alcoholics Anonymous
Fees: None                                                            702 Mallette Dr.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                     Victoria, TX 77904

Special Education                                                     Phone: (361) 573-5304
                                                                      Phone: (361) 935-0126
                                                                      Hours: Tuesday, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Nordheim City Hall                                                    Eligibility Requirements: All persons
105 W. First Street
                                                                      Fees: Self-supporting
Nordheim, TX 78141
                                                                      Intake procedure: Attraction
Phone: (361) 938-5223
                                                                      Meets weekly on 2nd floor of education building.
Fax:(361) 938-7101
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm                                          Open and discussion meeting. One hour meeting.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information                                            Noska, Gary W. - Calhoun Co. Justice of the
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                     Peace
Individuals who have been appointed or elected to a                   PO Box 543
city, county, state, or federal public office for a specified         Precinct 3
tenure and who are thereby in a position to exercise that             Point Comfort, TX 77978
portion of the sovereign functions of government that                 Phone: (361) 987-2661
are conferred on that office by the constitution or the               Fax:(361) 987-2798
legislature.                                                          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                      Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                      Fees: Call for information
                                                                      Intake procedure: Call for information

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Public Official - Calhoun co. Justice of the Peace             Fees: Private pay, Donations accepted, Medicaid,
                                                               Medicare, Insurance
Noyola, Freddie - Waelder Fire Chief                           Intake procedure: Walk-in; Referral, Call
PO Box 427                                                     Licensed and certified to provide home health services,
Waelder, TX 78959                                              Medicare-Medicaid Certified Home Health, and
Phone: (830) 788-7331                                          Hospice, Providing RNs, LVNs, Physical Therapy,
Fax:(830) 788-7432                                             Speech, and Occupational therapy, Medical Social
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                  Services, Certified Home Care Aides, in addition,
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                 hospice, chaplain,and bereavement care.
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                         O'Connor, T. Michael - Victoria County Sheriff
                                                               101 N. Glass St.
Public Official - Waelder Fire Chief
                                                               Victoria, TX 77901
Nursery Independent School District                            Phone: (361) 575-0651
13254 Nursery Drive                                            Phone: (361) 574-8000
Nursery, TX 77976                                              Fax:(361) 574-8019
                                                               Web: www.victoriasheriff.org
Phone: (361) 575-6882                                          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fax:(361) 576-9212                                             Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Web: www.nurseryisd.org                                        Fees: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-3:30pm
                                                               Intake procedure: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th
Fees: Free                                                     The County Sheriff is elected at-large on a county-wide
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                              basis. The election is held every four years during the
                                                               same year as the presidential election.
Public education K-5
                                                               O'Day, Mike - State Representative (R) District
Nursery Volunteer Fire Department
                                                               29
311 Oliver Road
                                                               P.O. Box 2358 3905 E. Pear
Victoria, TX 77904
                                                               Pearland, TX 77588
Phone: (361) 576-9518
                                                               Phone: (512) 463-0707
Phone: (361) 550-5701
                                                               Phone: (281) 997-8071
Fax:(361) 574-3378
                                                               Fax:(800) 878-6826
Hours: 24 hours - 7 days
                                                               Web: www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist29/oday.htm
Eligibility Requirements: Victoria County
                                                               Hours: Irregular - Call for Details
Fees: Call for information
                                                               Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                               Fees: Call for information
Volunteer Fire Department                                      Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                               State Representative (R) District 29
Nurses In Touch Home Health & Community
Hospice                                                        O'Neal, Bobby - Gonzales City Mayor
1815 Tenth St.                                                 820 St. Joseph Street
Floresville, TX 78114                                          Gonzales, TX 78629
Phone: (800) 441-9938                                          Phone: (830) 672-2815
Phone: (830) 216-7111
                                                               Fax:(830) 672-2813
Fax:(830) 216-7115
                                                               Web: www.cityofgonzales.org/
Web: www.NursesInTouch.com                                     Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, 24/7 answering                Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
service.                                                       Fees: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: All persons, Age, Diagnosis,         Intake procedure: Call for information
Physician's Orders
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Public Official - Gonzales City Mayor                         The Governor of Texas is the chief executive of the state
                                                              and is elected by the citizens every four years. The
Oaks Apartments                                               Governor must be at least 30 years old and a resident of
501 N. Terry                                                  Texas for the five years immediately before the election.
Cuero, TX 77954                                               The Governor makes policy recommendations that
Phone: (361) 275-8812                                         lawmakers in both the House and Senate chambers may
Phone: (361) 275-8812                                         sponsor and introduce as bills. The Governor appoints
Fax:(361) 275-8812                                            the Secretary of State, as well as members of boards and
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                 commissions who oversee the heads of state agencies
Eligibility Requirements: All persons; head of                and departments.
household must be 18 years or older                           The constitutional and statutory duties of the Governor
Fees: None                                                    include:
Intake procedure: Call or walk in; we give out                Signing or vetoing bills passed by the Legislature.
applications and put people on our waiting list
                                                              Serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military
Section 8 housing. Purpose is to provide decent, safe,        forces.
and sanitary housing for low income families.
                                                              Convening special sessions of the Legislature for
Oath Program                                                  specific purposes.
405 N. Adams                                                  Delivering a report on the condition of the state to the
Beeville, TX 78102                                            Legislature at the beginning of each regular session.
Phone: (361) 358-7004                                         Estimating of the amounts of money required to be
Fax:(361) 358-7441                                            raised by taxation.
Web: www.oathprogram.com                                      Accounting for all public moneys received and paid out
Hours: Wed-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm                                 by him and recommending a budget for the next two
Eligibility Requirements: Indigent, uninsured, elderly        years.
on fixed incomes, working poor, chronically ill.
Requirements are proof of income, medicines, social           Granting reprieves and commutations of punishment
security card, and appointment.                               and pardons upon the recommendation of the Board of
Fees: $13.00 application fee for each prescription            Pardons and Paroles and revoking conditional pardons.
Intake procedure: Complete form and bring to                  Declaring special elections to fill vacancies in certain
appointment                                                   elected offices.
Providing assistance in filing the necessary paperwork        Appointing qualified Texans to state offices that carry
to obtain medications through the Pharmaceutical              out the laws and direct the policies of state government.
Assistance Program. This program will supply each             Some of these offices are filled by appointment only.
patient with three months of medication. Our job is to        Others are ordinarily elected by the people, but the
coordinate the extensive paperwork and give each              Governor must occasionally appoint individuals to fill
patient one-on-one case management.                           vacancies in those offices. The Governor also appoints
                                                              Texans to a wide range of advisory bodies and task
Office of the Governor                                        forces that assist him with specific issues.
1100 San Jacinto
Austin, TX 78701                                              Office of the Inspector General
Phone: (800) 843-5789                                         11101 Metric Blvd., Building I
Phone: (512) 463-2000                                         Austin, TX 78758
Fax:(512) 463-1849                                           Phone: (512) 424-6500
Web: www.governor.state.tx.us                                Phone: (800) 436-6184
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                Web: www.oig.hhsc.state.tx.us/OIG/
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information               Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fees: Call for information                                   Eligibility Requirements: Any state employee or
Intake procedure: Call                                       private citizen may report waste, abuse and fraud within
                                                             the Texas health and human services system
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Fees:                                                             Phone: (425) 771-7335
Intake procedure: Call to request a reporting from, use           Fax:(425) 348-4411
online reporting form, or download form from website              Web: www.operationlookout.org
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm, 24/7 emergency and
Investigates reports of waste, abuse, or fraud within the
                                                                  sighting calls.
Texas health and human services system.
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Searching party
Website lists examples of reportable waste, fraud, and            Fees: Free
abuse. Examples include:                                          Intake procedure: Call
- Recipient waste, abuse, and fraud related to Medicaid,          Operation Lookout National Center for Missing Youth
TANF, WIC, or food stamps;                                        provides child search help to families with missing
- Provider waste, abuse, and fraud related to Medicaid,           children (under age eighteen) - Services are always free
WIC, or CHIP;                                                     of charge. Public education - who is missing and where
                                                                  to turn for help - 24hr helpline.
- Third-party (e.g., employer health insurance, auto
insurance, worker's compensation) waste, abuse, and               Ottine Volunteer Fire Department
fraud related to Medicaid;                                        280 Manor St
- Abuse, neglect and exploitation at Texas Youth                  Ottine, TX 78658
Camps;                                                            Phone: (830) 672-2240
- Retaliation against employees under the Whistleblower           Phone: (830) 203-0622
Act; and                                                          Hours: Open 24/7
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
- Fraud or abuse involving vital records with the Bureau          Fees: Call for information
of Vital Statistics.                                              Intake procedure: Call for information

Office of the Ombudsman                                           Volunteer Fire Department
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751-2316                                             Our House - Yorktown
                                                                  805 W. Main
Phone: (800) 252-9330                                             Yorktown, TX 78164
Phone: (877) 787-8999
Fax:(512) 491-1967                                                Phone: (361) 564-3718
Web: www.hhs.state.tx.us/OMB                                      Fax:(361) 564-3718
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm; 24/7
Eligibility Requirements: Texans with problems,                   Eligibility Requirements: Adults
issues or concerns that need resolution regarding state           Fees: Private pay
health and human services                                         Intake procedure: Call for appointment
Fees: None                                                        A licensed personal care home offering temporary or
Intake procedure: Call for Information                            long term residence for anyone needing assistance, 24-
Provides assistance to Texans who indicate they have              hour supervised care, meals, laundry, housekeeping, and
problems, issues or concerns that need resolution                 private/semi-private rooms.
regarding Texas state government health and human
services programs. Conducts independent reviews of                Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
complaints concerning agency policies or practices and            105 N. William St.
performs informal dispute resolution review for certain           Victoria, TX 77901
long-term care facilities.                                        Phone: (361) 575-3813
                                                                  Phone: (361) 648-1867
Operation Lookout-National Center for Missing                     Web: www.lourdesparish.org
Youth                                                             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
6320 Evergreen Way, Suite 201                                     Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Everett, WA 98203                                                 Fees: Donations accepted
Phone: (800) 566-5688                                             Intake procedure: Call for information, leave message

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Offers limited financial assistance for rent, utility,           Wednesday's 6:00pm-8:00pm. Serves persons North of
medical, food, and transportation.                               Red River Street.

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church                              Outpost Resale Shop
208 W. River St.                                                 2110 W. Austin
Victoria, TX 77901                                               Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Phone: (361) 575-2293                                            Phone: (361) 553-6276
Fax:(361) 582-0405                                               Fax:(361) 552-6477
Hours: Mon-Fri; 9:00am-6:00pm                                    Hours: Tue-Fri, 10:00am-5:00pm, Sat.10:00am-2:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons in need;must               Eligibility Requirements: All persons
live in church boundaries                                        Fees: Donations accepted
Fees: Donations accepted                                         Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                 Raising support money for the programs at the Calhoun
Offers limited financial assistance for rent, utility,           County Senior Citizens Center.
medical, food.
                                                                 Paradise Oaks Assisted Living
Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church                             3413 Old Goliad Road
319 S. Nueces St.                                                Victoria, TX 77905
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
                                                                 Phone: (361) 485-1669
Phone: (361) 552-6140                                            Fax:(361) 485-2500
Phone: (361) 552-6140                                            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fax:(361) 552-4300                                               Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis
Web: www.olgulf.org                                              Fees: $2,700.00 and above - $3,200.00 Tops
Hours: Mon-Thurs; 9:00am-5:00pm                                  Intake procedure: Call for appointment
Eligibility Requirements: Persons in need
                                                                 Licensed Assisted Living facility offering Housekeeping
Fees: Donations accepted
                                                                 and Laundry Services, Social Activities and outings,
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                 Transportation, Supervision of Medication, Cooked
Religious Affiliation; provides help with utilities and          meals and Snacks, Total personal care, State Certified
other basic needs. St. Vincent DePaul Society Office             Nurse assisting, 24 hour house staff, and Private &
located at 300 W. Austin - St. Jude Hall, hours are              Semi-private rooms.
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 11:00am.
                                                                 Parr, John - Gonzales City Fire Chief
                                                                 411 St. Lawrence
Our Lady of Victory - St Vincent dePaul
                                                                 Gonzales, TX 78629
1309 E. Mesquite
Victoria, TX 77901                                               Phone: (830) 672-6467
                                                                 Fax:(830) 672-2813
Phone: (361) 575-4741
                                                                 Web: www.cityofgonzales.org/
Phone: (361) 578-1935
                                                                 Hours: 24/7
Fax:(361) 575-3473
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                 Fees: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information; must
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
reside north of Red River Street
Fees: Donations accepted                                         Public Official - Gonzales City Fire Chief
Intake procedure: Call for Information
Offers limited financial assistance for rent, utility,           Partners in Education
medical, food, and transportation. Will help only once           525 N. Commerce
every 6 months. Will help with food anytime. Come by             Port Lavaca, TX 77979
the St. Vincent dePaul Society office located at 1502 E.         Phone: (361) 552-5722
Mesquite on Tuesday's from 5:00pm-7:00pm and                     Hours: Varies - According to office hours in the
                                                                 academic year
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Eligibility Requirements: Youth Pre-K thru 12th grad               Pattillo, Vicki - Lavaca County District Attorney
Fees: None                                                         113 S. River, Suite 205
Intake procedure: Call                                             Seguin, TX 78155
Tutoring and Mentoring - We work closely with                      Phone: (830) 303-1922
industry and business to help provide tutoring and                 Fax:(830) 303-2137
mentoring to the school. Partners in Education provides            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
a liaison between the two entities. We also work                   Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
together on technology, metrics, Texas Scholars, and               Fees: Call for information
some vocational programs at the high school.                       Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                   Public Official - Lavaca and Gonzales County District
Partnership for a Drug-Free Texas
                                                                   Attorney
Sherry Matthews Advertising and Pub
200 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
                                                                   Paul, Ron - U.S. Representative (R)
                                                                   1501 Mockingbird Lane, Ste. 229
Phone: (877) 966-3784                                              Victoria, TX 77904
Phone: (512) 478-4397
Fax:(512) 478-4978                                                 Phone: (361) 576-1231
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/sa/partnership.shtm                      Phone: (202) 225-2831
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      Fax:(361) 576-0381
Eligibility Requirements: Program markets to youth                 Web: www.house.gov/paul/
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fees: None
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Residents of Congressional
Intake procedure: Call hotline or visit the state website
(www.tcada.state.tx.us/treatment/index.shtml) for                  District 14
substance abuse resources                                          Fees: Free
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call, walk-in or appointment
Provides a statewide 24-hour bilingual information and
                                                                   Assist constituents with problems concerning the federal
referral hotline for people needing substance abuse crisis
                                                                   government and its agencies and programs.
counseling or drug and alcohol information.
Program is also a marketing campaign, which aims to                U S Representative Ron Paul
encourage Texas youth to make wise choices about                   203 Cannon House Office Building
alcohol and other drugs.
                                                                   Washington, DC 20515
DSHS administers and funds the program, which is an
                                                                   Local Contact: Jackie Gloor, District Case Director
arm of the national nonprofit coalition called Partnership
for a Drug-Free America.
                                                                   Pavliska, Bobby - Lavaca Co. Justice of the
Pattillo, Vicki - Gonzales District Attorney                       Peace
113 S. River, Suite 205                                            PO Box 33
Seguin, TX 78155                                                   Precinct 3
                                                                   Shiner, TX 77984
Phone: (830) 303-1922
Fax:(830) 303-2137                                                 Phone: (361) 798-5430
Web: www.co.guadalupe.tx.us                                        Fax:(361) 798-9549
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                     Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Fees: Call for information                                         Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                             Intake procedure: Call for information

Public Officials - Gonzales, Guadalupe, & Lavaca                   Public Official - Lavaca Co. Justice of the Peace
County County District Attorney
                                                                   Payne, Katherine - Nordheim Mayor
                                                                   105 W. First
                                                                   Nordheim, TX 78141

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Phone: (361) 938-5223                                             Phone: (361) 576-2337
Fax:(361) 938-7101                                                Phone: ( ) -
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-3:00pm                                     Fax:(361) 573-1002
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    Web: www.pvahec.org
Fees: Call for information                                        Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Intake procedure: Call for information                            Eligibility Requirements: None
                                                                  Fees: None
Public Official - Nordheim Mayor
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call
Peace Corps of the United States                                  Seeks to improve the health of our population,
1100 Commerce St                                                  especially the under served, by creating partnerships
Suite 427                                                         among community and academic organizations. We
Dallas, TX 75242                                                  link health care resources to build and strengthen
                                                                  community-based education programs.
Phone: (800) 424-8580
Phone: (214) 253-5400
Fax:(214) 253-5401                                                RECRUITMENT:
Web: www.peacecorps.gov
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm                                     We assist young people and career seeking adults obtain
Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizen, 18 years at               information about health careers.
least, possess a skill which could qualify them for an            *Health Career Information Distribution
assignment, 4 year degree, no dependents
Fees: None                                                        *Health Career Presentations
Intake procedure: Call for information                            *Health Career Camps
Volunteer assignments in 79+ countries in the areas of
education, health and nutrition, small business                   *Mentor and Shadowing Experiences
development, community services, agriculture, and
environmental issues. Assignments are all overseas and            *Resource Guidance for Counselors/Teachers
based on a 27 month commitment which includes 3                   CLINICAL ROTATIONS
months of language, cross-cultural and technical training
which takes place in the country of service.                      We provide ―;real-life‖; educational experiences in
                                                                  communities for health professions students.
Application is available on the website.
                                                                  *Student Rotation Sites
Pecan Chase Apartments                                            *Rotation Site Orientations
106 Walnut
                                                                  *Student Housing
Hallettsville, TX 77964
Phone: (361) 798-3165                                             *Preceptor Recruitment
Phone: (800) 760-1997                                             CONTINUING EDUCATION
Fax:(361) 798-3165
                                                                  We collaborate with community partners to bring
Hours: Tues and Thurs, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                  continuing education opportunities to local health care
Eligibility Requirements: Income, disability
                                                                  workers and health education programs to the public.
Fees: $10 application fee
Intake procedure: Accept applications Tue & Thurs                 *Continuing Education Programs
8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                  *Community Health Education
22-unit apartment complex designed for families of very
low, low, and moderate income. We also have units                 Perkins, Thomas V.
adapted to suit the needs of handicapped persons.                 202 Huffer
                                                                  Smiley, TX 78159
Pecan Valley Area Health Education Center                         Phone: (830) 587-6330
1908 N. Laurent, Suite 330
                                                                  Web: www.txshl.org
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                  Hours: Irregular - Call for Details
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Eligibility Requirements: Seniors                                 Fax:(636) 536-1242
Fees: Call For Information                                        Web: www.personalcareproducts.biz
Intake procedure: Call for Information                            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Title 19 Medicaid/Medicare
To promote good government for all Texans through
                                                                  persons
active participation in public affairs; provide an avenue
                                                                  Fees: No cost
through which older citizens may serve as a resource to
                                                                  Intake procedure: Doctors approval and fill out card or
public and private sectors, boards, and commissions that
                                                                  call
shall complement other senior citizen groups,
organizations, and agencies; develop a nonpartisan                Provides medical equipment and supplies for Medicaid
forum for older Texans to discuss senior citizen issues,          recipients/Title 19 (men, women and children).
debate those issues, and establish legislative priorities         Medicare recipient Diabetic mobility and urological
for the Texas Legislature to consider; provide advocacy           only at no cost. Delivered directly and discreetly to
training enabling TSHL members to continue their role             your home. Will take care of all the necessary
within the community setting; and provide older Texans            paperwork and you must have a doctors approval to
an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about                 receive products at no cost.
the legislative process through involvement.
                                                                  Personalized Care Home
Perpetual Help Home Inc.                                          122 North Avenue East
705 East Santa Rosa                                               Shiner, TX 77984
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                  Phone: (361) 594-2728
Phone: (361) 575-5335                                             Phone: (361) 798-6600
Fax:(361) 575-1323                                                Fax:(361) 594-2274
Web: www.perpetualhelphome.org                                    Hours: Open 24/7
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm                                     Eligibility Requirements: Adults
Eligibility Requirements: Ex-offenders, drug                      Fees: Private Pay
rehabilitation, homeless women, battered women                    Intake procedure: Call for appointment
Fees: Varies, client is expected to work and contribute
                                                                  Licensed assisted living. Bed capacity - 10. Provides
10% to church
                                                                  meals and medication instruction and assistance.
Intake procedure: Call
Perpetual Help Home is a Christian home for women.                Pfeifer, Hon. Mike - Calhoun County Judge
We are a permanent supported housing program.                     211 S. Ann Street, Room 304
                                                                  Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Perry, Rick - Texas Governor                                      Phone: (361) 553-4600
PO Box 12428
                                                                  Fax:(361) 553-4444
State Capital Building, Room 200
                                                                  Web: www.calhouncotx.org
Austin, TX 78711-2428
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (512) 463-2000                                             Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Phone: (800) 843-5789                                             Fees: Call for information
Fax:(512) 463-1849                                                Intake procedure: Call for information
Web: www.governor.state.tx.us/
                                                                  Public Official - Calhoun County Judge
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Fees: Call for information                                        Placedo Volunteer Fire Department
Intake procedure: Call for information                            PO Box 234
                                                                  Placedo, TX 77977
Personal Care Products, Inc.                                      Phone: (361) 897-1358
624 Trade Center Blvd., Suite C                                   Phone: (361) 935-0352
Chesterfield, MO 63005                                            Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Victoria County
Phone: (636) 536-4152
                                                                  Fees: Call for information
Phone: (800) 575-0302
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Intake procedure: Call for information                    Justice court presiding for Precinct 5, Calhoun County,
                                                          Port O'Connor, and surrounding area.
Volunteer Fire Department
                                                          Port Alto/Olivia Volunteer Fire Department
Point Comfort City Hall
                                                          246 Co. Road 304 W
102 Jones
                                                          Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Point Comfort, TX 77978
                                                          Phone: (361) 893-5481
Phone: (361) 987-2661
                                                          Phone: (361) 893-5622
Fax:(361) 987-2798
                                                          Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm
                                                          Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
                                                          Fees: Call for information
Fees: Call For Information
                                                          Intake procedure: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call or Walk-in
                                                          Volunteer Fire Department
Provides Services for the City of Point Comfort.
                                                          Port Lavaca Animal Control
Point Comfort Police Department
                                                          201 N. Colorado
108 Jones
                                                          Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Point Comfort, TX 77978
                                                          Phone: (361) 552-5726
Phone: (361) 987-2345
                                                          Phone: (361) 552-3788
Fax:(361) 987-2798
                                                          Fax:(361) 552-7386
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                          Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: None
                                                          Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                          Intake procedure: Call
Point Comfort police
                                                          Port Lavaca Animal Control
Point Comfort Volunteer Fire Department
                                                          Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce
104 Jones St.
                                                          2300 Hwy. 35 North
Point Comfort, TX 77978
                                                          Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Phone: (361) 987-2280
                                                          Phone: (361) 552-2959
Phone: (361) 987-7930
                                                          Fax:(361) 552-1288
Fax:(361) 987-2798
                                                          Web: www.plchamber.com
Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours
                                                          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                          5:00pm
Fees: Call for information
                                                          Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                          Fees: Membership Fees
Volunteer Fire Department                                 Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                          An association of merchants and businessmen for the
Pomykal, Nancy J. - Calhoun Co. Justice of the            regulation and promotion of business in a city and
Peace                                                     locality. Also sends out public information via e-mail to
PO Box 454                                                chamber members.
Precinct 5
Port O'Connor, TX 77982                                   Port Lavaca City Hall
Phone: (361) 983-2351                                     202 N. Virginia St.
Fax:(361) 983-2461                                        Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-4:00pm, Fri, 8:30am-Noon         Phone: (361) 552-9793
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information            Phone: (361) 552-7601
Fees: Call for information                                Fax:(361) 552-6062
Intake procedure: Call for information                    Web: www.portlavaca.org
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Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                       Eligibility Requirements: Persons who reside in Port
Eligibility Requirements: Persons who reside in Port                Lavaca
Lavaca                                                              Fees: None
Fees: Call For Information                                          Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Intake procedure: Call or Walk-in
                                                                    Port Lavaca Police Department
A friendly small town on Lavaca Bay where economic
and recreational opportunities abound, providing for a              Port Lavaca Volunteer Fire Department
wonderful quality of life for both citizens and tourists---         1501 W. Austin
rich in history and looking toward a vibrant future!                Port Lavaca, TX 77979
                                                                    Phone: (361) 552-3241
Port Lavaca Fire Dept                                               Phone: (361) 220-0844
1501 W. Austin                                                      Fax:(361) 552-1165
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                               Web: www.plfd.net
                                                                    Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours
Phone: (361) 552-5617
                                                                    Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Phone: (361) 552-3241
                                                                    Fees: Call for information
Fax:(361) 552-1165
                                                                    Intake procedure: Call for information
Web: www.PLFD.net
Hours: 24 hours 7 days                                              Volunteer Fire Department
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Cost Recovery                                                 Port O'Connor Chamber of Commerce
Intake procedure: Call for information                              Hwy 185
Programs that are responsible for the control and                   Port O'Connor, TX 77982
extinction of fires in urban or wilderness areas.                   Phone: (361) 983-2898
                                                                    Fax:(361) 983-2898
Port Lavaca Nursing & Rehabilitation Center                         Web: www.portoconnorchamber.com
524 Village Road                                                    Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30am-1:30pm
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                               Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                    Fees: Membership Fees
Phone: (361) 552-3741
                                                                    Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Fax:(361) 552-5808
Web: www.rnct.com                                                   An association of merchants and businessmen for the
Hours: Open 24 hours a day; 7 days a week                           regulation and promotion of business in a city or
Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis                                 locality.
Fees: Medicare; Medicaid; Private Pay; Veterans
assistance; Insurance                                               Port O'Connor Community Service Club
Intake procedure: Walk-in; Call;                                    2274 West Monroe
A Medicare, Medicaid, Hospice, VA, private pay, and                 Port O'Connor, TX 77982
private insurance certified facility. We provide complete           Phone: (361) 983-2322
rehabilitation services, secure units for dementia care,            Phone: (361) 983-4884
active family council, exciting activity schedule and 24            Hours: Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday @ 10:00am at Port
hour skilled nursing. Locked unit. Not certified.                   O'Connor Community Center
                                                                    Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Port Lavaca Police Department                                       Fees: $5.00 per year
201 N. Colorado                                                     Intake procedure: Call for information
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
                                                                    Port O'Connor Community Service Club hosts the
Phone: (361) 552-3788                                               Senior Citizens Luncheon Meal every Tuesday. Active
Fax:(361) 552-7386                                                  in Community Projects. Sponsor scholarships and
Web: www.portlavaca.org                                             Continued Education when needed.
Hours: 7 days 24 hours

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During the months of May thru August they only meet            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
the 1st Thursday of every month.                               Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                               Fees: Call for information
Port O'Connor Volunteer Fire Dept                              Intake procedure: Call for information
101 S. Sixth St., Suite A                                      Public Official - DeWitt County Judge
Port O'Connor, TX 77982
Phone: (361) 983-4604                                          Precinct 4 Courtesy Station
Phone: (361) 655-7339                                          Corner of Bachelor & Aviation Dr.
Hours: Open 24/7                                               Victoria Regional Airport
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                          Victoria, TX 77904
Fees: Call for information
                                                               Phone: (361) 579-6160
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                               Hours: Wed; 9:00am-5:30pm; Sat; 8:00am-4:00pm
Volunteer fire service and emergency medical services.         Eligibility Requirements: Victoria County residents
Meetings vary on what Tuesday of the month he is in            Fees: Range $3 can/$15 pickup load
from offshore at 7:30pm at the fire station.                   Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                               Costs for dumping range from $5 for a trash can load to
Posey, Stuart, Victoria County Justice of the                  $15 for a pickup load. Household garbage and
Peace Pct. 2                                                   recyclable motor oil are also accepted. Tires, lumber,
6605 N. Navarro                                                furniture, auto batteries, and dead animals are not
Victoria, TX 77904                                             accepted. Available to all county residents. The station
Phone: (361) 575-0012                                          also accepts such things as old stoves and washing
Fax:(361) 573-5515                                             machines at no charge.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm; On call 24/7.
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                 Prescription Assistance Program
Fees: Call for information                                     106 W. Reuss Blvd.
Intake procedure: Call for information                         Cuero, TX 77954
Class ―;C‖; misdemeanors, small claims, forcible               Phone: (361) 275-3103
detainers (evictions), truancy, inquests.                      Phone: (361) 275-6191
                                                               Fax:(361) 275-5829
Pozzi, Don - Victoria County Judge                             Hours: Wed, 1:00am-4:00pm
101 N. Bridge, Room 102                                        Eligibility Requirements: Low income
Victoria, TX 77901                                             Fees: $10 per prescription (max of $30) for up to 10
                                                               prescriptions
Phone: (361) 575-4558                                          Intake procedure: Application process
Fax:(361) 573-7585
Web:                                                           The Prescription Assistance Program is available to
www.victoriacountytx.org/departments/comcrt/comcrt.h           individuals who are having difficulty purchasing
tm                                                             medications due to financial constraints and do not have
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                  any type of prescription coverage (QMB, Co-payments,
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                 Medicaid, Insurance).
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                         When certain criteria are met, individuals may be
County Judge Pozzi serves a 4-year term ending 12-31-          eligible for free medications prescribed by your
2010.                                                          physician. In order to apply for assistance you must
                                                               bring with you:
Prause, Hon. Ben - DeWitt County Judge                         Medicare Card, Social Security Card, Proof of Income:
307 N. Gonzales St.                                            ex: Awards letter from Social Security Office or copy of
Cuero, TX 77954                                                last year's tax return, ALL medication bottles, $10.00
Phone: (361) 275-2116                                          and $30.00 processing fee per medication limit of 10
Fax:(361) 275-9014                                             medications can be filled.
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Pride Surveys                                                    Program for Amplificatio for Children in Texas
160 Vanderbilt Court                                             1100 W. 49th St.
Bowling Green, KY 42103                                          Austin, TX 78756-3199
Phone: (800) 279-6361                                            Phone: (512) 458-7724
Phone: (270) 746-9596                                            Phone: (800) 252-8023
Fax:(270) 746-9598                                               Fax:(512) 458-1785
Web: www.pridesurveys.com                                        Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm CST                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            Eligibility Requirements: Childrens and teens, ages 0-
Fees: Call for information                                       21, who are eligible for Medicaid and have permanent
Intake procedure: Call for information                           hearing loss
                                                                 Fees: None
Questionnaires assessing adolescent, alcohol, tobacco,
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call, email, or visit website for more
other drugs, and violence in the community. Used by
                                                                 information
schools and community coalitions.
                                                                 Provides referrals to contracted audiologists who offer
Primary Home Care (PHC)                                          hearing evaluations and hearing aids for children with a
701 W. 51st Street                                               permanent hearing loss who are Medicaid eligible.
MC: W235                                                         Hearing aids may be replaced when the current aids are
Austin, TX 78751                                                 no longer appropriate or are 5 years old. Website
                                                                 provides a list of contracted providers.
Phone: (888) 902-9990
Phone: (361) 275-5737                                            Treatment for conductive hearing loss caused by middle
Fax:(512) 438-4374                                               ear problems is not covered.
Web: /www.dads.state.tx.us                                       Administrative office certifies hospitals to perform
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    newborn hearing screening (NBHS), and provides
Eligibility Requirements: Adults who are Medicaid                equipment for NBHS tracking, guidance, and technical
eligible and have verifiable health problems that limit          assistance.
their ability to perform activities of daily living
Fees: None
                                                                 Project Lifesaver
Intake procedure: Call the intake line to be screened
                                                                 101 N. Glass
for eligibility
                                                                 Victoria, TX 77901
Contracts with local attendant care providers for daily,
                                                                 Phone: (361) 575-0651
in-home, non-nursing assistance for adults whose health
                                                                 Fax:(361) 575-8137
problems limit their functional ability to perform
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm
activities of daily living. Services may include escort
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
services to medical appointments; home management
                                                                 Fees: Call For Information
assistance with household tasks, meal preparation, light
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for Information
housekeeping, food preparation, and more; and personal
care activities, such as bathing, dressing, feeding,             People who are part of the Project Lifesaver program
exercising, and ambulation.                                      wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking
                                                                 signal. When caregivers notify the local Project
Family members who are willing to provide care may be
                                                                 Lifesaver agency that the person is missing, a search and
compensated by the State, if they meet certain criteria.
                                                                 rescue team responds to the wanderer's area and starts
Spouses and legal or foster parents of clients are not
                                                                 searching with th mobile locator tracking system.
eligible for compensation.
                                                                 Usually within a 30 mile radius. In conjunction with the
Program is a Consumer Directed Service (CDS), which              Pilot club.
allows participants to hire and manage the people who
provide their services.                                          Project MEND, Inc.
There may be a waiting list for services                         1201 Austin Street
                                                                 San Antonio, TX 78208
                                                                 Phone: (888) 903-6363
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Phone: (210) 223-6363                                             Hours: 7 days 24 hours
Fax:(210) 223-6441                                                Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Web: www.projectmend.org                                          Fees: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Intake procedure: Call
Eligibility Requirements: Low income, Doctors
                                                                  Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Prescription, (temporary or permanent) with little or no
income.
Fees: Free; donations accepted
                                                                  Raisin Volunteer Fire Department
                                                                  10842 U.S. Hwy 59 S.
Intake procedure: By appointment only
                                                                  Victoria, TX 77905
Project MEND, Inc. is a non-profit organization that
takes durable medical equipment, recycles it, and loans           Phone: (361) 649-3569
it out to low income persons with disabilities at no cost         Fax:( ) -
to them. The only cost MAY BE for delivery of $10.00              Hours: Irregular, call for information
to $40.00.                                                        Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                  Fees: None
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call 911
Public Utility Commission of Texas
1701 N. Congress Avenue                                           Raisin Volunteer Fire Department operates in the
Austin, TX 78711-3326                                             southern most part of Victoria County and assists other
                                                                  Volunteer or City Departments at the request of 911.
Phone: (888) 782-8477
                                                                  Our purpose is to protect life and property of the
Phone: (512) 936-7120
                                                                  population we serve and provide immediate medical
Fax:(512) 936-7036
                                                                  assistance to our ability and training.
Web: www.puc.state.tx.us
Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All Persons                             Ramos, Annie - Victoria County Justice of the
Fees: Call For Information                                        Peace
Intake procedure: Call for Information                            3506 N. Ben Wilson, Suite D & E
                                                                  Precinct 1
At the PUC, our mission is to protect utility customers,          Victoria, TX 77901
foster market competition, and promote high-quality
telephone and electric utility infrastructure.                    Phone: (361) 575-0836
                                                                  Fax:(361) 573-1835
Informal complaints should be made by telephone, it is            Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
best to submit them in writing. No special form is                Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
needed, but statements should be complete and clear so            Fees: Call for information
that the PUC staff has all the facts. Complaint should            Intake procedure: Call for information
include the following information:
                                                                  Public Official - Victoria County Justice of the Peace
Your name, address, and telephone number; Company's
name, address, and telephone number; Account number,              Reclamation Counseling Center
if any. An explanation of the facts and the specific              506 Glascow
resolution you are seeking. Any documentation to                  Victoria, TX 77904
support your complaint, such as a copy of the bill. You
can also file a complaint online. Complaints can be               Phone: (361) 576-3385
made against: Telephone, Electric, Cable, Wireless and            Phone: (361) 575-5413
No-Call lists. Mail to PO Box 13326, Austin, TX                   Fax:(361) 573-7425
78711-3326.                                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm, Support group meets
                                                                  Mon. and Wed. 4:00pm-7:00pm
Quail Creek Volunteer Fire Dept.                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
513 Chukar                                                        Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private
Victoria, TX 77905                                                Pay
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for appointment
Phone: (361) 578-8587
Phone: (361) 573-9822
Fax:(361) 578-7041
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Psychotherapy                                                    The mission of Region III Education Service Center is
                                                                 to be a catalyst for improving the performance of all
In-Home Homemaker
                                                                 learners by promoting excellence and equity.
Homemaker services in contract with Texas Protective
and Regulatory Services.                                         Region III Education Service Center Early
Outpatient youth program for those ages 14-21 and                Childhood Intervention
includes group therapy, a skills group and a 12-step             1905 Leary Lane
group. No charge                                                 Victoria, TX 77901
Adult Anger Management Course-Is a 12-hour program,              Phone: (361) 573-0731
held every six weeks which teaches participants                  Phone: (800) 628-5115
alternative ways to deal with anger. Call the office for         Fax:(361) 573-1594
the dates of the upcoming classes. Hours are Friday              Web: www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis.
4:00pm-9:00-m; Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm. Cost                      Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
$120.00.                                                         Eligibility Requirements: Children age 0 to 3 years;
                                                                 medical diagnosis, developmental delay, atypical
Redding, Virgil - Calhoun County Constable                       development
PO Box 486                                                       Fees: Free screenings and assessment.
Port O'Connor, TX 77982                                          Intake procedure: Call or walk-in

Phone: (361) 983-4830                                            Early Childhood Intervention program provides services
Phone: (361) 553-4646                                            to families with infants and toddlers age 0 to 3.
Fax:(361) 983-3019                                               Provides free screenings to help identify developmental
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    delays, atypical development, and diagnosed conditions.
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                   The program will create an individualized
Fees: Call for information                                       developmental plan outlining services for their child and
Intake procedure: Call for information                           family. Some services are provided at no cost to the
                                                                 family, regardless of income. This is a program of the
Public Official - Calhoun County Constable                       Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative
                                                                 Services (DARS)
Reese, Raymond H. - DeWitt County Attorney
307 N. Gonzales Street                                           Relay Texas
Cuero, TX 77954                                                  1701 N. Congress Avenue
Phone: (361) 275-2614                                            Austin, TX 78711-3326
Fax:(361) 275-2209                                               Phone: (800) 735-2988
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Phone: (800) 735-2989
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                   Fax:(512) 873-1075
Fees: Call for information                                       Web: www.puc.state.tx.us/relay/index.cfm
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Hours: Open 24/7
Public Official - DeWitt County Attorney                         Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
                                                                 Fees: Call for information
Region III Education Service Center                              Intake procedure: Call
1905 Leary Lane                                                  Provides assistance in dialing or calling people with
Victoria, TX 77901                                               hearing difficulties.
Phone: (361) 573-0731
Phone: (800) 528-5115                                            Retama Manor South
Fax:(361) 576-4804                                               3103 E. Airline
Web: www.esc3.net                                                Victoria, TX 77901
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Phone: (361) 575-6457
Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information                   Fax:(361) 576-5569
Fees: Call for information                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Intake procedure: Call
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Eligibility Requirements: Disabled, handicapped and                Phone: (361) 564-9410
mobility impaired persons                                          Fax:(361) 564-9476
Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private               Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Pay                                                                Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                  Fees: Call for information
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
A 142-bed facility certified by Medicare and Medicaid
to offer both intermediate and Skilled nursing care.               Public Official - DeWitt Co. Justice of the Peace
Physical, occupational, respiratory, IV, and speech
therapy are available. Geriatric psychiatric care provided         Rodriguez, Annie - Yoakum City Mayor
as needed in facility, visits weekly.                              P.O Box 142
                                                                   Yoakum, TX 77995
Riley, Vance - Victoria Fire Chief
                                                                   Phone: (361) 293-3557
606 E. Goodwin
                                                                   Fax:(361) 293-3318
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (361) 572-6600                                              Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
Phone: (361) 572-2780                                              Fees: Call For Information
Fax:(361) 572-6899                                                 Intake procedure: Call or Walk-in
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                   Public Official - Yoakum City Mayor
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call
                                                                   Rogers III, Arthur - Yoakum Chief of Police
                                                                   900 Irvine Street
Public Official - Victoria Fire Chief                              Yoakum, TX 77995
                                                                   Phone: (361) 293-5234
Rincon, Tony - Waelder Fire Marshall
                                                                   Fax:(361) 293-3785
PO Box 427
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Waelder, TX 78959
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Phone: (830) 788-7331                                              Fees: Call for information
Fax:(830) 788-7432                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                   Public Official - Yoakum Chief of Police
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                   Romberg House, The
                                                                   210 Qualls St.
Public Official - Waelder Fire Marshall                            Gonzales, TX 78629
                                                                   Phone: (830) 672-8249
Roberson, Rodney - Ganado Chief of Police
                                                                   Fax:(830) 672-2493
PO Box 264
                                                                   Web: www.txarr.com
Ganado, TX 77962
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-6:00pm
Phone: (361) 771-2800                                              Eligibility Requirements: Age
Fax:(361) 771-3015                                                 Fees: Private pay; approx. $2500/month
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      Intake procedure: Call for appointment
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                   Licensed assisted living facility
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                   RTransit - Calhoun County
Public Official - Ganado Chief of Police                           2104 W. Austin
                                                                   Calhoun County SCA
Robinson, George W., DeWitt Co. Justice of the                     Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Peace - Pct 2                                                      Phone: (361) 552-3350
PO Box 336                                                         Phone: (361) 552-4991
Yorktown, TX 78164
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Fax:(361) 552-6477                                              Wednesday - Goliad, Fannin, Cologne, Victoria,
Web: www.gcrpc.org                                              Beeville
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm
                                                                Thursday - Goliad, Berclair, Schroeder
Saturday 7:00am-5:00pm (Dialysis only)
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                           Friday - Goliad, Charco, Victoria, Beeville, Schroeder
Fees: Varies, depends upon mileage, age, persons with           Transportation is also available to San Antonio. Call for
disabilities                                                    details.
Intake procedure: Call for information
Monday - Victoria and local trips.                              RTransit - Gonzales County
Tuesday - Local trips, Point Comfort, Port Alto and             PO Box 1834
Olivia area.                                                    Gonzales CSCA
                                                                Gonzales, TX 78629
Every Other Tuesday - Port O'Connor
                                                                Phone: (830) 672-6469
Wednesday - Victoria, local trips and Seadrift area.            Phone: (830) 672-7014
Thursday - Local trips and Seadrift.                            Fax:(830) 672-6469
                                                                Web: www.gcrpc.org
Friday - Victoria and local trips.                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:30pm
Out of region medical transportation, as needed, within         Eligibility Requirements: All persons
their schedule.                                                 Fees: Varies, depending upon mileage, age, persons
                                                                with disabilities
RTransit - DeWitt County                                        Intake procedure: Call for information
1908 N. Laurent, Suite 110                                      Monday - Waelder/Harwood
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                Tuesday - Ottine
Phone: (361) 578-8775
                                                                Wednesday - Moulton Road
Phone: (361) 578-8775
Fax:(361) 580-3206                                              Thursday - Nixon/Smiley
Web: www.gcrpc.org
                                                                Friday - Gonzales only.
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                           One time per month - Victoria - First Thursday of every
Fees: Call for information                                      month
Intake procedure: Call, 24 hours in advance                     One time per month - Seguin - second Thursday of
DeWitt county transportation as needed; when space is           every month.
available; one day advance notice required.                     San Antonio - every Tuesday
RTransit - Goliad County                                        One time per month - New Braunfels - Third Thursday
PO Box 1357                                                     of every month.
Goliad, TX 77963                                                One time per month - Luling - Third Wednesday of
Phone: (361) 645-2144                                           every month.
Phone: ( ) -                                                    Medicaid Clients - anytime we receive a request.
Fax:(361) 645-8032
Web: www.gcrpc.org                                              RTransit - Jackson County
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm                                   608 W. Main St.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                           Edna, TX 77957
Fees: Varies, depends upon mileage, age, persons with
disabilities                                                    Phone: (361) 782-5543
Intake procedure: Call for information                          Phone: (361) 782-5511
                                                                Fax:(361) 782-5083
Monday - Goliad, Victoria, Beeville, Schroeder                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday - Goliad, Schroeder, Ander, Weser                       Eligibility Requirements: All persons

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Fees: Varies, depending upon mileage, age, persons              customized their schedules to fit the needs of their
with disabilities and Medicaid clients                          residents. Out of region transportation services to San
Intake procedure: Call for information                          Antonio are available on a limited basis. Anyone
                                                                interested in out of region travel can contact the service
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Edna to Victoria.
                                                                provider in their area. Wheelchair lifts are available in
Monday through Friday if there are Medicaid riders.
                                                                all counties.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - Edna
and Ganado.                                                     Runaway Hotline - Texas
Medicaid trips to Houston, San Antonio, Galveston,              PO Box 149030, MC Y-987
Corpus Christi, Wharton as needed.                              Austin, TX 78714-9030
                                                                Phone: (888) 580-4357
RTransit - Lavaca County                                        Phone: ( ) -
PO Box 531                                                      Fax:(512) 833-3475
Lavaca County Courthouse                                        Web: www.texasrunaway.org
Hallettsville, TX 77964                                         Hours: Open 24/7
Phone: (361) 798-4198                                           Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (361) 798-2211                                           Fees: None
Fax:(361) 798-4934                                              Intake procedure: Call
Web: www.gcrpc.org                                              Twenty-four hour hotline provides crisis intervention,
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                   telephone counseling, and information and referrals to
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                           callers in need of community services.
Fees: Varies, depending upon mileage, age, persons
with disabilities                                               RxAssist
Intake procedure: Call for information                          111 Brewster Street
Monday through Friday - Victoria and Cuero                      Pawtucket, RI 02860
                                                                Phone: (401) 729-3284
RTransit - Victoria                                             Web: www.rxassist.org/
1908 N. Laurent Suite 110                                       Hours: Call for Information
Victoria, TX 77901                                              Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (361) 578-8775                                           Fees: Free
Phone: (361) 578-8775                                           Intake procedure: Call or access internet
Fax:(316) 580-3206
Web: www.gcrpc.org
                                                                The Web's most current and comprehensive directory of
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00am-3:00pm
                                                                Patient Assistance Programs.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Depends upon mileage, passes available, age,              Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical
persons with disabilities                                       companies to provide free medications to people who
Intake procedure: Call for information                          cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a
                                                                comprehensive database of these patient assistance
R Transit is one of 42 rural transit contractors in the
                                                                programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles
state of Texas which provides public transportation
                                                                so that health care professionals and patients can find
services to rural residents. R Transit has a
                                                                the information they need . All in one place.
comprehensive and coordinated transportation system
which consists of seven subcontractors within the
Golden Crescent region. These providers operate curb to         RxHope
curb services Monday through Friday from 8:00AM -               PO Box 4008
5:00PM for all rural residents regardless of age who            Clinton, NJ 08809
reside in Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson,           Phone: (908) 240-1122
Lavaca, and Victoria counties. A 1 day advance notice           Fax:(732) 507-7646
is required when scheduling your trip. In order to              Web: www.rxhope.com
provide an efficient transportation program, they have          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-7:00pm EST
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Eligibility Requirements: All persons                                  Safe Riders is a joint program of the Texas Department
Fees: Free                                                             of State Health Services and the Texas Department of
Intake procedure: Call                                                 Transportation.
RxHope can help you apply for, obtain, and track
requests for no cost medications for your patients when                Salem Village Apartments
they are unable to afford them and do not have access to               5201 John Stockbauer
prescription insurance or government-funded programs.                  Victoria, TX 77904
Best of all this service if FAST, SIMPLE, and FREE.                    Phone: (361) 576-6170
                                                                       Fax:(361) 574-9887
Sachtleben, Glen A., - Gonzales County Sheriff                         Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
1713 East Sarah DeWitt Dr.                                             Eligibility Requirements: All persons, Income
Gonzales, TX 78629                                                     qualifying
                                                                       Fees: None
Phone: (830) 672-6524
                                                                       Intake procedure: Call or walk in
Fax:(830) 672-2517
Hours: Open 24/7                                                       Housing for people with limited incomes. Housing and
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                         rental assistance-Section 8.
Fees: Call for information
                                                                       Water paid.
Intake procedure: Call for information
Public Official - Gonzales County Sheriff                              Salvation Army - Victoria
                                                                       1302 N. Louis
Safe Riders Traffic Safety Program                                     Victoria, TX 77901
1100 West 49th Street
                                                                       Phone: (361) 576-1297
Austin, TX 78756-3199
                                                                       Fax:(361) 576-3325
Phone: (800) 252-8255                                                  Web: www.salvationarmyusa.org/
Fax:(512) 458-7666                                                     Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us\saferiders                                   Eligibility Requirements: Income, Need
Hours: Mon-Fri; 8a-5pm                                                 Fees: None
Eligibility Requirements: Car seat inspections are                     Intake procedure: Call; Walk in
available to the general public; families applying for car
                                                                       The motivation of the organization is love of God and
seats from community organizations must meet income
                                                                       practical concern for the physical, spiritual, moral and
guidelines and complete a one-hour safety class; also,
                                                                       regenerative needs of anyone. Disaster services, natural
someone in the household must have a vehicle
                                                                       disasters, character building programs for children and
Fees: None
                                                                       adults. Shelter for homeless, transients, residents and
Intake procedure: Call for referrals to local
                                                                       disaster victims (including food, transportation, clothing,
organizations that provide free car seats to families with
                                                                       furniture referrals are disaster related through the Red
low income after they have completed a car seat safety
                                                                       Cross only), rent assistance Victoria county resident,
education class; call or visit website for a list of local car
                                                                       limited prescription assistance, limited water bill
seat inspection stations held every month
                                                                       payments, counseling, and referral. For assistance you
Coordinates a statewide child safety seat distribution                 must bring: Victoria County Photo ID and S.S. cards for
and education program. Provides car seats and training                 entire family, if photo ID is not Victoria County, need
to community organizations that train families and                     proof of residence in county; Eviction notice if for rental
distribute car seats and bike helmets.                                 assistance; rental or lease agreement; proof of income;
                                                                       proof of expenses; Disconnect notice if for utilities
Provides referrals to local organizations providing free
                                                                       assistance; Rent receipt; meet poverty guidelines.
child car seats. Seats are not always available in every
area of the state and programs do not always have a                    Caseworker accepts cases Mon & Wed 9:00am-3:00pm;
supply of seats.                                                       Tue & Th 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Provides information about upcoming Safe Riders                        Food is given on Thursdays 10:00am-Noon; with local
Inspection Stations that inspect child car seats in parents'           identification.
cars.
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Clothing/Furniture Assistance 1:00pm-4:00pm.                       Intake procedure: Call
Referral from another agency.
                                                                   Public Official - Goliad City Mayor
Shelter hours: 5:00pm to 9:00pm bring ID Supper
6:00pm, breakfast. Homeless single males or single                 Scherer, Rena - Victoria County Tax Assessor-
women with children     Must wait 3 months after a                 Collector
stay.                                                              205 N. Bridge St., Ste.101
Capacity: 24 beds for single men and 6 beds for single             Victoria, TX 77901
women with children                                                Phone: (361) 576-3671
Thrift Store: 1306 N. Louis, Victoria, TX 77901 Mon.-              Fax:(361) 576-0477
Fri. 10:00am-5:00pm; Sat. 10:00am-4:00pm. On                       Web: www.vctx.org
Thursday if there is a faxed referral from an outside              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:55pm
agency, Salvation Army caseworker will issue voucher               Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
to the thrift store for clothing.                                  Fees: Call for information
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Emergency Shelter Grant Program: a rental assistance
program with a maximum amount given per client.                    Issues vehicle tags and collects property taxes. The
Applicant must provide a valid Texas Photo I.D. or                 County Tax Assessor-Collector is elected at-large on a
Driver's License; social security cards for all family             county-wide basis. The election is held every four years
members; must have income and show proof of income                 during the same year as the presidential election. The
for past 30 days; eviction or foreclosure notice; proof of         current term of office ends December 31, 2008.
all expenses in the last 30 days; copy of lease
agreement. Pick up application packet                              Scheske, Robert - Gonzales County Attorney
                                                                   PO Box 3
Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio                                Gonzales, TX 78629
Network                                                            Phone: (830) 672-7450
*Confidential*                                                     Fax:(830) 672-5868
Midland, MI 48641                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: ( ) -                                                       Eligibility Requirements: Non Applicable
Web: www.satern.org                                                Fees: Unknown
Hours: 7 days 24 hours                                             Intake procedure: Non Applicable
Eligibility Requirements: Open to the public                       Public Official - Gonzales County Attorney
Fees: None
                                                                   Handles A and B Misdemeanors.
Intake procedure: Complete online request form
Provides a missing person locator service for victims of           Schlauch, Randal - Hallettsville Chief of Police
disasters. Families and friends of the missing person              104 East 4th St.
may complete an online request form. SATERN                        Hallettsville, TX 77964
personnel will broadcast the information to a network of
radio operators in the disaster area to attempt to locate          Phone: (361) 798-3683
the person. During and after disasters when telephone              Fax:(361) 798-9969
lines may be down, radio communication is used as an               Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
alternative.                                                       Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                   Fees: Call for information
Schaefer, William J. - Goliad City Mayor                           Intake procedure: Call for information
701 E. End                                                         Public Official -Hallettsville Chief of Police
Goliad, TX 77963
Phone: (361) 645-3451                                              Scooter Store, The
Fax:(361) 645-2230                                                 PO Box 310709
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      New Braunfels, TX 78131-0709
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                              Phone: (800) 723-4535
Fees: Call for information                                         Phone: (800) 771-5449
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Fax:(888) 879-3072                                                Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Web: /www.thescooterstore.com                                     Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm                                     Fees: Membership Fees; $12 individual; $30 business
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                             Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Fees: Medicare, Private Insurance, Private Pay
                                                                  To promote, community involvement, public relations,
Intake procedure: Call
                                                                  and area involvement.
Scooters, power chairs, vehicle lifts, ramps, and
                                                                  Every year the Shrimpfest/Texas Water Safari is the
accessories
                                                                  second weekend in June. They include activities such as
                                                                  a carnival, food, craft booths, music and dance,
Screening & Crisis Response                                       tournaments, games, and karaoke contest.
Gulf Bend MHMR Center
1502 E. Airline, Suite 25
                                                                  Seadrift City Hall
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                  501 S. Main
Phone: (361) 575-0611                                             Seadrift, TX 77983
Phone: (800) 421-8825
                                                                  Phone: (361) 785-2251
Fax:(361) 582-2327
                                                                  Phone: (361) 785-2218
Web: www.gulfbend.org
                                                                  Fax:(361) 785-2208
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                  Web: www.cityofseadrift.com
Eligibility Requirements: Any person in crisis
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fees: None
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Intake procedure: Call 1-800-421-8825
                                                                  Fees: Call for information
Provide to persons in crisis residing within Gulf Bend            Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Center's local service area 24 hours per day, seven days
                                                                  Individuals who have been appointed or elected to a
per week. The service is provided by a mental health
                                                                  city, county, state, or federal public office for a specified
professional who works closely with other service
                                                                  tenure and who are thereby in a position to exercise that
agencies, law enforcement, and significant others who
                                                                  portion of the sovereign functions of government that
can help resolve the immediate crisis. The crisis team is
                                                                  are conferred on that office by the constitution of the
mobile, able to respond to any area within the local
                                                                  legislature.
service area. Most screenings occur at the local
community hospital and on occasion at local jails.
                                                                  Seadrift Police Department
                                                                  501 S. Main
Seadrift Animal Control
                                                                  Seadrift, TX 77983
501 S. Main
Seadrift, TX 77983-0159                                           Phone: (361) 785-2069
                                                                  Phone: ( ) -911
Phone: (361) 785-2251
                                                                  Fax:(361) 785-2208
Fax:(512) 785-2208
                                                                  Hours: 7 days 24 hours
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Persons residing in Seadrift
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                  Fees: None
Fees: None
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Intake procedure: Call for Information
                                                                  Seadrift Police Department
Provides city animal control
                                                                  Seadrift Volunteer Fire Dept
Seadrift Chamber of Commerce
                                                                  102 E. Dallas
501 N. Main St.
                                                                  Seadrift, TX 77983
Seadrift, TX 77983
                                                                  Phone: (361) 785-2911
Phone: (361) 785-2218
                                                                  Phone: (361) 785-7010
Phone: (361) 785-2251
                                                                  Fax:(361) 785-5308
Fax:(361) 785-2208
                                                                  Hours: 7 days 24 hours
Web: www.seadrift.org
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
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Fees: Call for information                                         Setliff, Don -Gonzales Co. Justice of the Peace
Intake procedure: Call for information                             Precinct 4
Fire Department                                                    106 W. 3rd
                                                                   Nixon, TX 78140
Secret Service                                                     Phone: (830) 582-1292
1801 Allen Parkway                                                 Fax:(830) 582-1142
Houston, TX 77019                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm
Phone: (713) 868-2299                                              Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Web: www.secretservice.gov/field_offices.shtml                     Fees: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      Intake procedure: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                     Public Official - Gonzales Co. Justice of the Peace
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                             Shady Oaks Nursing & Rehab
The federal law enforcement agency that is responsible             101 S. Lancaster Street
for detecting and arresting people who have committed              Moulton, TX 77995
offenses against the United States relating to coins,              Phone: (361) 596-7373
currency, and other obligatonsor securities of the United          Fax:(361) 596-7671
States or foreign governments; or who have violated                Hours: Open 24/7
laws relating to the FDIC, federal land banks, joint-stock         Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
land banks, or federal land bank associations. The                 Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private
Secret Service is also responsible for the personal                Pay
security of the President and Vice-President and their             Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
families, and for candidates or past holders of these
offices.                                                           Medicare and Medicaid services, long term care, full
Sembera, Emil - Shiner Fire Chief                                  range of therapy. Resident activities, 61 beds.
802 N. Avenue E
Shiner, TX 77984                                                   Sheppard, Michael A. - DeWitt County District
                                                                   Attorney
Phone: (361) 594-3362                                              307 N. Gonzales Street
Fax:(361) 594-3566                                                 Cuero, TX 77954
Hours: 24 hours 7 days
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                     Phone: (361) 275-2612
Fees: Call for information                                         Fax:(361) 275-3282
Intake procedure: Call for information                             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Shiner Fire Chief                                                  Fees: Call for information
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Senior Citizen Information and Referral
105 Kvinta Drive                                                   Public Official - DeWitt County District Attorney
Yoakum, TX 77995
                                                                   Sheppard, Michael A. - Goliad County District
Phone: (361) 293-5313                                              Attorney
Fax:(361) 293-6638                                                 307 N. Gonzales St.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm                                      Cuero, TX 77954
Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
Fees: Call for information                                         Phone: (361) 275-2612
Intake procedure: Call for information                             Fax:(361) 275-3282
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Makes referrals to various agencies. Some meal/home                Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
delivery, entertainment, music, public transportation              Fees: Call for information
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                   Public Official - Goliad County District Attorney
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Sherman, Stuart - Victoria Fire Marshal                      Individuals who have been appointed or elected to a
1703 E. Airline                                              city, county, state, or federal public office for a specified
Victoria, TX 77902                                           tenure and who are thereby in a position to exercise that
                                                             portion of the sovereign functions of government that
Phone: (361) 485-3460                                        are conferred on that office by the constitution or the
Fax:(361) 485-3475                                           legislature.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                             Shiner City Public Library
Fees: Call for information
                                                             115 E. Wolters 2nd St.
Intake procedure: Call
                                                             Shiner, TX 77984
Public Official - Victoria Fire Marshal
                                                             Phone: (361) 594-3044
                                                             Fax:(361) 594-4249
Shiner Animal Control                                        Hours: Tues.-Thurs, Noon-6:00pm, Wed. Fri. Sat.
802 N. Avenue E                                              8:30am-1:00pm
Shiner, TX 77984                                             Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Phone: (361) 594-3362                                        Fees: Call for information
Fax:(361) 594-3566                                           Intake procedure: Walk-in
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                Public Library
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information
                                                             Shiner Elementary School
Intake procedure: Call
                                                             PO Box 804
Provides city animal control                                 Shiner, TX 77984
                                                             Phone: (361) 594-3251
Shiner Chamber of Commerce                                   Phone: (361) 594-3121
810 N. Ave. E                                                Web: www.shinerisd.net/elem/index.htm
Shiner, TX 77984                                             Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am- 4:00pm
Phone: (361) 594-4180                                        Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 6th
Fax:(361) 594-4181                                           Fees: None
Web: www.shinertx.com                                        Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:00am-3:00pm; Fri - 9:00am-               Elementary School
12:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                             Shiner Fire Station
Fees: Membership Fees
                                                             519 N. Ave. D
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                             Shiner, TX 77984
                                                             Phone: (361) 594-3333
To provide leadership and support for economic               Phone: (361) 594-3362
development and stability through positive action in         Fax:(361) 594-3566
promoting tourism, business/industry development and         Hours: 7 days 24 hours
community pride.                                             Eligibility Requirements: Shiner community
                                                             Fees: None
Shiner City Hall                                             Intake procedure: Call
802 N. Avenue E                                              Shiner Fire Station Emergencies, Volunteer Fire
Shiner, TX 77984                                             Department call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
Phone: (361) 594-3362
Fax:(361) 594-3566                                           Shiner High School
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                216 W. 13th
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                        Shiner, TX 77984
Fees: Call for information
                                                             Phone: (361) 594-3131
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                             Phone: (361) 534-3121
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Fax:(361) 594-3925                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm
Web: www.shinerisd.net/                                             Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 60 yrs or older and
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm                                       their spouses of any age.
Eligibility Requirements: High School                               Fees: Donations accepted
Fees: None                                                          Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                    Nutrition program for seniors 60 years of age or older
High School (Also includes Jr. High School - grades 7               and their spouses of any age.
and 8)
                                                                    Shiner Volunteer Fire Department
Shiner Nursing and Rehabilitation Center                            519 N. Ave D
1213 N. Avenue B                                                    Shiner, TX 77984
Shiner, TX 77984
                                                                    Phone: (361) 594-3362
Phone: (361) 594-3353                                               Fax:(361) 594-3566
Fax:(361) 594-2201                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Web: www.arboretumgroup.com                                         Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                       Fees: None
Eligibility Requirements: Disabled, handicapped and                 Intake procedure: Call for information
mobility impaired persons
                                                                    Fire Protection East Lavaca City and West Gonzales
Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Private
                                                                    City call 9-1-1 in an emergeny.
Pay
Intake procedure: Walk-in, Referral, Call for
appointment
                                                                    Sievers Medical Clinic
                                                                    1110 Sarah DeWitt Dr.
Not for profit, family owned, 95 bed, skilled nursing               Gonzales, TX 78629
facility, 24 hour nursing care, complete line of therapies.
Hospice care specialty rooms, IV therapy, wound care,               Phone: (830) 672-8502
                                                                    Fax:(830) 672-3035
respite care. Facility provides in house nurse aide
                                                                    Web: www.sieversclinic.com
training.
                                                                    Hours: Mon-Thru, 9:00am-6:00pm; Fri, 9:00am-
                                                                    5:00pm; Sat, 9:00am-Noon
Shiner Police Department
                                                                    Eligibility Requirements: All persons
810 N. Avenue E
                                                                    Fees: Medicaid/Medicare, private pay, private
Shiner, TX 77984
                                                                    insurance
Phone: (361) 594-3339                                               Intake procedure: Call; Same-day appointments
Phone: (361) 594-2831                                               available
Fax:(361) 594-3566
                                                                    Adult and Geriatric Medicine, Women's Health and
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                    Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Learning disorders, Surgery,
Eligibility Requirements: Persons who reside in Shiner
                                                                    Preventive and Occupational Medicine. Vaccinations
Fees: None
                                                                    and general medicine.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Shiner Police Department - If they do not answer at 594-            Smiley Senior Citizens Center
2831 the City Hall will answer the phone between the                204 Commerce St.
hours of 8am-5pm; Lavaca Sheriff's office at 798-2121               Smiley, TX 78159
will answer all the other hours.
                                                                    Phone: (830) 672-7014
                                                                    Fax:(830) 672-6469
Shiner Senior Citizens Center                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00am-1:00pm
121 N. Avenue D
                                                                    Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 60 yrs or older and
Shiner, TX 77984
                                                                    their spouses of any age.
Phone: (361) 594-2671                                               Fees: Donations accepted
Phone: (361) 798-4198                                               Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Fax:(361) 594-2439

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Nutrition program for seniors 60 years or older and their         replacement Medicare card, ask for a Social Security
spouses of any age.                                               card application (Form SS-5) or get an Earnings and
                                                                  Benefit Estimate Statement.
Smiley Volunteer Fire Department
208 U.S. Hwy 108                                                  South Texas Assessment and Refer Svcs,
Smiley, TX 78159                                                  “;STARS”;
Phone: (830) 587-6220                                             117 Medical Drive., Ste. 4
Fax:(830) 587-6231                                                Victoria, TX 77904
Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours                                          Phone: (361) 575-0681
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    Phone: (361) 570-0682
Fees: Call for information                                        Fax:(361) 575-0100
Intake procedure: Call for information                            Hours: Mon-Thur, 8:00am-4:30pm Fri.8am-Noon
Volunteer Fire Department                                         Eligibility Requirements: Age - 0-21; Diagnosis
                                                                  Fees: Medicaid; Sliding Scale
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for appointment
Smith, Robert - Cuero Fire Marshall
PO Box 660                                                        Provides services to families of children with special
Cuero, TX 77954                                                   health care need such as prematurity, down's syndrome,
                                                                  cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or developmental delays.
Phone: (361) 275-2411
                                                                  The needs of these families can range from emotional to
Fax:(361) 275-6265
                                                                  financial to educational to physical. Services provided
Web: www.cityofcuero.com/cuerofd.php
                                                                  include evaluation/examination by physicians, synagis
Hours: Irregular - Call for Details
                                                                  administration to premature infants, emergency food
Eligibility Requirements: DeWitt County residents
                                                                  pantry, funeral assistance program, and genetic clinic
Fees: None
                                                                  with pediatric geneticist. Ages 0-21 years old.
Intake procedure: Call for information
Public Official - Cuero Fire Marshall                             South Texas Blood & Tissue Center
                                                                  1109 Sam Houston Drive
Social Security Administration                                    Victoria, TX 77901
8208 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway
                                                                  Phone: (361) 576-3651
Victoria, TX 77904
                                                                  Phone: (800) 442-7770
Phone: (361) 575-8254                                             Fax:(361) 578-4802
Phone: (800) 772-1213                                             Web: www.bloodntissue.org/
Web: www.ssa.gov                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm, Sat 9:00am-2:00pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-4:00pm                                     Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    Fees: None
Fees: Call for information                                        Intake procedure: Call for Information
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                  Provides blood and blood components to 54 hospitals in
To administer major portion of the Social Security law.           35 counties. Victoria branch office serves 14 hospitals in
Principally these include the Social Security retirement,         11 counties. Red blood cells, frozen red blood cells,
survivors and disability monthly cash benefit program;            washed red blood cells, apheresis plasma.
the supplemental Security Income program of cash
benefits to person age 65, blind, or disabled who have            South Texas Children's Home
limited income and resources; and the Medicare                    9243 FM 2617
program which provides help with medical expenses for             Pettus, TX 78146
persons age 65 and those with long term disabilities.
The Social Security office also issues new and                    Phone: (361) 375-2101
replacement Social Security cards, and provides                   Phone: (361) 645-3005
information about Social Security, Medicare and SSI.              Fax:(361) 375-2300
The automated phone service, 1-800-772-1213, can be               Web: www.stch.org
used to request publications and information, get a               Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm

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Eligibility Requirements: Dependent and Neglected                South Texas Zoological Society
Children                                                         110 Memorial Dr.
Fees: None; Ask that families contribute willingly               Victoria, TX 77901
toward the care of their child
Intake procedure: Call Boothe Campus 361-375-2101.               Phone: (361) 573-7681
Application will be sent if STCH can meet the needs              Phone: (361) 573-2891
                                                                 Fax:(361) 576-1094
STCH is licensed for basic child care and child placing          Web: www.TexasZoo.org
by the TDFPS for basic service level children ages 0-17          Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
years. STCH is a multi-service organization providing            Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
basic child care for dependent and neglected children,           Fees: Membership Fees; Private pay; Donations
with campuses in Beeville and Goliad, as well as Family          accepted
Counseling services in Corpus Christi and Victoria.              Intake procedure: walk-in
On-Site Campus in Goliad                                         Various events to encourage family learning. Programs
5142 FM 1726                                                     include close encounters with zoo animals, age-
                                                                 appropriate interactive learning activities, manipulations
361/645-3005                                                     and zoo admission. The Zoo is open daily 9:00am-
                                                                 5:00pm (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's
South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind                             Day).
5602 John Stockbauer Drive
Victoria, TX 77904                                               Southbrooke Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation
Phone: (361) 570-8088                                            1105 W. Main
Fax:(361) 570-8058                                               Edna, TX 77957
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Phone: (361) 782-7614
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                   Fax:(361) 782-5612
Fees: Call For Information                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Intake procedure: Call or Walk-in                                Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Offers employment if qualified for the visually impaired         Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private
and/or blind.                                                    Pay
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call or walk-in; referral
South Texas Poison Center, UT Health Science                     A 120-bed nursing facility certified by Medicaid and
Center                                                           Medicare and accepts private pay residents. Services
7703 Floyd Curl Drive                                            offered are: Respite Care; Skilled Care Services;
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900                                       Hospice; Restorative Services; IV Therapy and Care for
                                                                 those on IV Therapy and Serious Decubitus or Ulcers.
Phone: (800) 222-1222
                                                                 Locked unit. Not certified.
Phone: (210) 567-5762
Fax:(210) 567-5718
Web: www.poison.uthscsa.edu/                                     Southwestern Diabetic Foundation
Hours: Open 24 hours a day; 7 days a week                        PO Box 918
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            Gainesville, TX 76241
Fees: None                                                       Phone: (940) 665-2011
Intake procedure: Call                                           Phone: ( ) -
Poison control services: Any information on poison               Fax:(940) 665-9467
related subjects; overdose or adverse reaction to drugs,         Web: www.info@campsweeney.org
chemical exposure, bug bites, snake bites, or inhalant           Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm
problems. Speakers available for education purposes              Eligibility Requirements: Diabetic boys and girls ages
pertaining to poisoning prevention.                              6-18
                                                                 Fees: Sliding scale, financial aid available. Call, write,
                                                                 or go on-line for information.
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call; write; visit website

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Camp Sweeney is located at 10687 FM 678 in                         St. Mary's Catholic Church
Whitesboro, TX 76273.                                              402 S. Main St.
Camp Sweeney is a residential camp for children ages 6-            Victoria, TX 77901
18 who have diabetes. The camp provides recreational               Phone: (361) 573-4328
fun to build self-esteem through accomplishments.                  Fax:(361) 573-4308
Activities include swimming, boating, fishing, jet skiing,         Web: www.stmaryvic.com
tennis, soccer, archery, crafts, movies, carnivals, and            Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-4:30pm
much more. Camp Sweeney focuses on teaching the                    Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
principles of diabetic management such as diabetes                 Fees: Donations accepted
education, insulin management, diet and exercise which             Intake procedure: Call for Information
are necessary to prevent both long-term and short-term
complications of diabetes.                                         Offers limited financial assistance for rent, utility,
                                                                   medical, food, and transportation through the church's
                                                                   St.Vincent DePaul Society; for residents in the Pleasant
Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth of
                                                                   Green, Goodwin, Water, and Moody streets area.
Texas
201 Billings St, Suite 510
                                                                   St. Vincent de Paul Society - Ganado
Arlington, TX 76010-5401
                                                                   108 South 6th Street
Phone: (800) 695-7239                                              Ganado, TX 77962
Phone: (817) 640-4650
                                                                   Phone: (361) 771-3425
Fax:(817) 649-6038
                                                                   Fax:(361) 771-3526
Web: www.safy.org
                                                                   Web: www.abvmganago.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Eligibility Requirements: At-risk youth
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
Fees: Call for information
                                                                   Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Not for profit that provides treatment foster care and
                                                                   Assists with food, partially with prescriptions, utilities,
adoption services. It was established on the premise that
                                                                   and etc.
each child is entitled to a caring and stable living
environment.
                                                                   Stafford ll, Hon. Harrison - Jackson County
Provides treatment foster care programs and services to            Judge
youth and families when special needs cannot be met in             115 W. Main, Room 207
their own homes throughout America.                                Edna, TX 77957
                                                                   Phone: (361) 782-2352
St. Joseph High School
110 E. Red River                                                   Fax:(361) 782-3730
                                                                   Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Phone: (361) 573-2446                                              Fees: Call for information
Fax:(361) 573-4221                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
Web: www.stjvictoria.com
                                                                   Public Official - Jackson County Judge
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
Fees: Call for information                                         Stella Ellis Hart Library - Smiley
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                  103 North FM 108
                                                                   Smiley, TX 78159
Catholic High School
                                                                   Phone: (830) 587-6101
                                                                   Hours: Mon. 8:00am-11:00am, 1:00pm-5:00pm; Tue.
                                                                   8:00am-10:00am; Thurs. 9:00am-11:00am, 1:00pm-
                                                                   5:00pm
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                   Fees: Free; Donations accepted
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Intake procedure: Walk-in                                           Fax:(361) 552-7386
                                                                    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Recently added two (2) high-speed internet computers
                                                                    Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
for public use.
                                                                    Fees: Call for information
                                                                    Intake procedure: Call for information
Stevens Health Care & Rehab Center
204 Walter Street                                                   Public Official - Port Lavaca Chief of Police
Yoakum, TX 77995
                                                                    Stripes Bus Line
Phone: (361) 293-3544
                                                                    3204 S. Laurent
Fax:(361) 293-7885
                                                                    Victoria, TX 77901
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                               Phone: (361) 579-0087
Fees: Medicare/Medicaid, Private insurance, private                 Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours; bus ticket purchase 5:00am-
pay                                                                 Midnight
Intake procedure: Call for appointment; Walk-in;                    Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
Referral                                                            Fees: Bus ticket price, cash, Credit card, checks.
                                                                    Intake procedure: Call for information
Both Male and Female residents, including married
couples, are admitted to the home without regard to                 Local Bus Line
religion, race, creed or national origin. Facility includes
an 18-bed secured unit.                                             Substance Abuse Services
Medicare and Medicaid approved, accepting skilled care              909 W. 45th Street
with IV, physical, occupational and speech therapy                  Austin, TX 78751
included, intermediate care, hospice, insurance and                 Phone: (512) 206-5000
private pay patients, 24-hour licensed management                   Phone: (866) 378-8440
supervision, seven day RN coverage. Locked unit.                    Fax:(512) 206-5718
Certified.                                                          Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/sa
                                                                    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Stevens Nursing & Rehab Center                                      Eligibility Requirements: Substance Abusers
106 Kahn Street                                                     Fees: None
Hallettsville, TX 77964                                             Intake procedure: Application process
Phone: (361) 798-3606                                               The top priority of the Texas Commission on Alcohol
Fax:(361) 798-9950                                                  and Drug Abuse is to ensure that Texans have access to
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                       effective and efficient substance abuse services.
Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis
                                                                    TCADA provides funding for prevention, intervention
Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private
                                                                    and treatment services through contracts with about 200
Pay
                                                                    community organizations that serve more than 750,000
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in; 24 hr intake-7 days
                                                                    Texans each year. The agency receives more than $130
a week
                                                                    million in federal funds with the bulk of that money
Nursing and convalescent services. Skilled Medicare                 coming from a federal block grant. TCADA also
wing; occupational, physical, respiratory, and speech               receives $27 million in state general revenue and some
therapies. Facilities also provide training for certified           additional funding from interagency contracts and fees.
nurse aides and LVN's on site. Licensed by the Texas
                                                                    TCADA has a number of other important roles:
Department of Health with 190 beds. Approved by
Veteran's Administration, Hospice of South Texas,                   * To ensure the safety of people in treatment, the agency
Medicaid, and Medicare Part A & B.                                  licenses about 5,000 chemical dependency counselors
                                                                    and 820 treatment sites.
Stewart, John - Port Lavaca Chief of Police                         * The Commission monitors drug trends in Texas,
201 N Colorado                                                      analyzes drug-related data and conducts surveys related
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                               to substance abuse and gambling.
Phone: (361) 552-3788
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* The agency’s demand reduction team is building                 Fees: Free or nominal
alliances with other public and private agencies,                Intake procedure: Call or use website
including law enforcement and corrections, and looking
                                                                 Suicide Awareness - Voices of Education's (SA/VE)
for new ways to effectively reduce the state’s substance
                                                                 web site provides suicide education, facts, and statistics
abuse problems.
                                                                 on suicide and depression. It links to information on
* TCADA’s information and referral hot line, (877) 9-            warning signs of suicide and the role a friend or family
NO DRUG, provides 24-hour bilingual service to                   member can play in helping a suicidal person. Can also
Texans who need crisis counseling or drug and alcohol            call their phone number.
information.
* Offender education programs certified by TCADA                 Sweet Home ISD
are attended by thousands of people who have been                7508 FM 531
convicted of driving while intoxicated, drug offenses or         Sweet Home, TX 77987
underage alcohol violations. Offenders are ordered by            Phone: (361) 293-3221
the court to attend these programs.                              Fax:(361) 741-2499
* A portion of Lottery revenue is given to TCADA to              Web: www.sweethomeisd.org
fund a gambling hot line. The hot line number, (800)             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:30pm
742-0443, is printed on all Texas Lottery tickets.               Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 8th
                                                                 Fees: None
*The Commission funds 11 Prevention Resource                     Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Centers across the state. These centers provide
communities with prevention information, resources and           Pre K speech program.
expertise. The TCADA Library and Clearinghouse                   Pre-K-8 grades.
provides free booklets, posters and bookmarks to
schools in Texas. The library also shares its wealth of          Sweet Home Volunteer Fire Department
information and an extensive video collection with the           7131 FM 531
public.                                                          Sweet Home, TX 77987
* The Partnership for a Drug-Free Texas has generated            Phone: (361) 293-3381
more than $10 million in advertising and media                   Phone: (361) 293-5331
exposure to encourage Texas youths to make wise                  Fax:(361) 293-6557
choices about alcohol and other drugs. One of the                Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours
innovative efforts of the Texas Partnership receiving            Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
national recognition is a radio news network. The Drug-          Fees: Call for information
Free Texas Radio News Network produces weekly                    Intake procedure: Call for information
stories about preventing drug use, which are made
available to stations across the state.                          Volunteer Fire Department

* The Texas Red Ribbon Campaign teaches students                 Talking Book Program
across the state about the benefits of a drug-free               1201 Brazos
lifestyle. TCADA developed an Internet guide to                  Austin, TX 78701
planning a Red Ribbon celebration and also co-sponsors
a student rally at the Texas Capitol that serves as a            Phone: (512) 463-5458
kickoff for Red Ribbon Week.                                     Phone: (800) 252-9605
                                                                 Fax:(512) 936-0685
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education                            Web: www.tsl.state.tx.us
8120 Penn Ave. S, Suite 470                                      Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Bloomington, MN 55431                                            Eligibility Requirements: People with visual, physical,
                                                                 or learning disabilities
Phone: (952) 946-7998                                            Fees: None
Fax:(952) 829-0841                                               Intake procedure: Call, write, or email to request
Web: www.save.org                                                application for service, or download application from
Hours: Irregular, call for information                           website
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
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Provides library service to people who cannot read                 In accordance with Section 493.016 of the Texas
standard print. Library is postage-free and available by           Government Code, the TDCJ Ombudsman Program
mail only. Books and magazines are available in large              provides a single point of contact for elected officials
print, Braille, and audio cassette. Subjects include               and members of the general public who have inquiries
classics, science fiction, best sellers, mysteries, how-to         regarding the agency, offenders or staff. When
books, westerns, romances, children's selections,                  necessary, investigations shall be coordinated through
Texana, Spanish language, and others. Also provides                appropriate TDCJ officials. The TDCJ Ombudsman
cassette players and adapter attachments.                          Offices strive to provide timely responses to the public.

Taylor, Dwayne - Jackson County Justice of the                     Tegeler, Clinton - Ganado City Mayor
Peace-Pct 2                                                        PO Box 595
214 S. Third                                                       Ganado, TX 77962
Ganado, TX 77962                                                   Phone: (361) 771-2232
Phone: (361) 771-2249                                              Fax:(361) 771-3015
Fax:(361) 771-2278                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-11:30am, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                     Fees: Call for information
Fees: Call for information                                         Intake procedure: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                             Public Official - Ganado City Mayor
Public Official - Jackson County Justice of the Peace
                                                                   Telferner Volunteer Fire Department
TCALL Texas Center for the Advancement of                          1105 Hill Road
Literacy&Learning                                                  Telferner, TX 77988
4477 Tamu                                                          Phone: (361) 579-9103
College Station, TX 77843-4477                                     Phone: ( ) -
Phone: (800) 441-7323                                              Fax:(361) 579-6121
Phone: (979) 845-6615                                              Hours: Open 24/7
Fax:(979) 845-0952                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Telferner Community
Web: www-tcall.tamu.edu                                            Fees: Call for Information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      Intake procedure: Call for Information
Eligibility Requirements: Adults                                   The fire company provides Fire, Rescue and EMS
Fees: Call for information                                         Service. Also trained in Hazmat-awareness and decon.
Intake procedure: Call for information
To provide leadership and service to those meeting the             Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
literacy needs of adult learners and their families.               (TANF)
                                                                   4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
TDJC Ombudsman Program                                             Brown-Heatly Building, 4th Floor
PO BOX 99                                                          Austin, TX 78751-2316
Huntsville, TX 77342-0099                                          Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us/Programs/Programs.html
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (936) 437-8035                                              Eligibility Requirements: Income based; see
Phone: ( ) -                                                       description
Fax:(936) 437-8037                                                 Fees: None
Web: www.tdcj.state.tx.us/adminrvw/adminrvw-                       Intake procedure: Call to request an application, or
ombud.htm
                                                                   visit www.yourtexasbenefits.com to complete the
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      application online or to request an application be mailed
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                              to you. The application covers Medicaid, TANF, Food
Fees: Call for information                                         Stamps, CHIP, and other services.
Intake procedure: Call


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www.yourtexasbenefits.com - allows screening and                    Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Private
application                                                         Pay
                                                                    Intake procedure: Call or walk-in, Call for
Accepts applications for TANF. TANF provides
                                                                    appointment, Doctor referral
financial and medical assistance to needy dependent
children and the parents or relatives with whom they are            Medicare, Medicaid and private pay facility that
living. Eligible TANF households receive a monthly                  provides long term care services to residents. Facility
cash grant and Medicaid benefits.                                   van with lift to assist residents to doctor appointments is
                                                                    available. The 56-bed facility offers physical,
INTAKE PROCEDURE:
                                                                    occupational, and speech therapy.
Call to request an application, or visit
www.yourtexasbenefits.com to complete the application               Texan Nursing & Rehabilitation of Victoria -
online or to request an application be mailed to you. The           West
application covers Medicaid, TANF, Food Stamps,                     3007 North Navarro
CHIP, and other services.                                           Victoria, TX 77901
ELIGIBILITY:                                                        Phone: (361) 575-2356
1. Financial criteria - In general, a family must have less         Fax:(361) 578-3125
than $2,000 in assets ($3,000 if a family member is                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
disabled), excluding a home and car with fair market                Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis
value less than $4,650 for single parent families or                Fees: If admitted accept Medicaid, Medicare and
$15,000 for two-parent families. Families consisting of a           private pay
mother and two children should have a net income of no              Intake procedure: Call for appointment
more than $201 a month after allowable deductions.                  Long Term Nursing Care: services include skilled
2. Residency criteria - Must be a US citizen or qualified           nursing, dietary, rehabilitation, social services, and
legal immigrant, and must reside in Texas.                          activities. The 152-bed facility admits private pay,
                                                                    Hospice, Medicare and Medicaid residents.
3. Age criteria - Adults, and children under age 18.
TANF for children may be continued through the month                Texan Nursing and Rehabilitation
they graduate if they are full-time students, and they are          3428 Moulton Road
expected to graduate before or during the month of their            Gonzales, TX 78629
19th birthday.
                                                                    Phone: (830) 672-2867
4. Employment criteria - Each caretaker applicant, ages             Fax:(830) 672-6483
16-59, who is not exempt must participate in                        Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
employment services. Caretaker exemptions include:                  Eligibility Requirements: Income, Age, Diagnosis
children under age 19, adults ages 60 and older, single             Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, Private pay
parents or relatives caring for a child under age one,              Intake procedure: Call; Walk-in, Call for Appointment
people needed at home to provide care for an ill or
disabled household member, people with temporary or                 Skilled nursing facility, physical therapy, occupational
permanent disabilities, pregnant women unable to work,              therapy, and speech therapy. Certified by Medicare and
or single grandparents, ages 50 and older, caring for a             Medicaid with 80 beds.
child under age three.
                                                                    Texana Museum & Library Association
Texan Nursing & Rehabilitation of Victoria -                        403 N. Wells
East                                                                Edna, TX 77957
3401 E. Airline                                                     Phone: (361) 782-5431
Victoria, TX 77901                                                  Hours: Tues,Wed,Fri 1:00pm-5:00pm
Phone: (361) 573-2467                                               Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
Fax:(361) 576-3604                                                  Fees: Free, accepts donations
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                       Intake procedure: Call for information
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Texana Museum & Library Association                              Intake procedure: Call for or visit website for more
                                                                 information.
Texas AgriiLife Extension Service - DeWitt                       Responds to private veterinary practitioners regarding
Couny                                                            potentially contagious livestock disease situations.
307 N. Gonzales
Cuero, TX 77954                                                  Provides emergency management coordination
                                                                 assistance to city and county government officials
Phone: (361) 275-5132                                            regarding such issues as health, evacuation, shelter,
Phone: (361) 275-5731                                            carcass disposal, public information, donations
Fax:(361) 275-3512                                               management, and transportation of large and small
Web: www.agfacts.tamu.edu/D11/DeWitt/                            animals.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            Works to protect the health of all livestock, including
Fees: Call for information                                       cattle, swine, poultry, sheep, goats, equine family
Intake procedure: Call for information                           animals, and exotic livestock. Works to keep pests from
                                                                 reoccurring as major livestock health hazards.
DeWitt County Agricultural Extension Service provides
technical assistance, organizes, and conducts                    Handles animal-to-animal diseases. To report or to find
educational programs in the area of agriculture and              out information about animal-to-human diseases,
natural resources.                                               contact the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and
                                                                 Surveillance Division of the Texas Department of State
DeWitt County 4-H Clubs - Diana Weise                            Health Services at 512-458-7676.
Provides research-based information and informal
education and opportunities in areas such as health,             Main headquarters located in Austin; agency has eight
nutrition, family life, money management, community              area offices located throughout Texas.
development, agriculture, horticulture, and life skills.
                                                                 Texas Attorney General's Office
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission                              300 W. 15th Street
205 N. Bridge, Suite 110                                         Austin, TX 78701
Victoria, TX 77901                                               Phone: (512) 463-2100
Phone: (361) 575-4776                                            Phone: (800) 252-8011
Fax:(361) 575-4777                                               Fax:(512) 494-8017
Web: www.tabc.state.tx.us                                        Web: www.oag.state.tx.us/index.shtml
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information                                       Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Intake procedure: Call
State law enforcement/regulatory agency supervising all          The Attorney General is the lawyer for the people of
phases of the alcoholic beverage industry. Stop Alcohol          Texas and is charged by the Texas Constitution to:
Violations Early (SAVE) program to prevent illegal
sales and use through public education and awareness.            * defend the laws and Constitution of the State of
                                                                 Texas
Texas Animal Health Commission
2105 Kramer Lane                                                 * represent the State in litigation
Austin, TX 78758                                                 * approve public bond issues
Phone: (512) 719-0700                                            Public Information & Assistance, Child Support,
Phone: (800) 550-8242                                            Consumer Protection, Crime Victim Services, Criminal
Fax:(512) 719-0721                                               Justice, Cyber Crimes, Kid's Page, Opinions, Open
Web: www.tahc.state.tx.us                                        Government, Senior Texans, Texas-Mexico border.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                   Texas Cancer Data Center
Fees: Call For Information                                       1515 Holcombe Blvd. - Unit 220
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Houston, TX 77030                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Deaf, Hard of Hearing,
Phone: (713) 792-2277
                                                                  Deaf-Blind, or speech impaired
Phone: ( ) -
                                                                  Fees: None
Fax:(713) 794-4685
                                                                  Intake procedure: Application process
Web: www.txcancer.org
Hours: Internet database office hours are Mon-Fri,                The mission of the Texas Commission for the Deaf and
8:00am-5:00pm                                                     Hard of Hearing is to eliminate communication barriers
Eligibility Requirements: Website Information                     and to guarantee equal access for people who are deaf or
resource center on cancer related resources                       hard of hearing. TCDHH advocates for people of all
Fees: none                                                        ages who are deaf and hard of hearing to enable them to
Intake procedure: Call for information                            express their freedoms, participate in society to their
                                                                  individual potential, and reduce their isolation regardless
The Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC) provides
                                                                  of location, socioeconomic status, or degree of
information on health professionals, health facilities,
                                                                  disability. Provides information referral and resources to
demographics and statistics, and community resources
                                                                  persons with deafness and individuals interested in
via the Internet at no charge. TCDC is an information
                                                                  communication with individuals who are deaf/hearing
service, funded by the Texas Cancer Council, dedicated
                                                                  impaired. Provides financial assistance to individuals
to empowering Texans with knowledge needed to
                                                                  needing assistive devices for telephone access
reduce the human and economic impact on cancer.
                                                                  SPECIALIZED TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Texas Cancer Registry                                             ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (STAP), provides a
1100 West 49th Street                                             voucher to anyone with a disability that prevents them
Austin, TX 78756                                                  from using a ―;regular telephone‖; Equipment available
                                                                  includes everything from amplified phones for hard of
Phone: (512) 458-7523                                             hearing to TDD's for the deaf to blow witches for
Phone: (800) 252-8059                                             individuals with cerebral palsy. There is no financial
Fax:(512) 458-7681
                                                                  eligibility criteria for the program at this point, and a
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/tcr/default.shtm                        person can get a new piece of equipment every five
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                  years for just a $35 application fee - regardless of the
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    cost of the equipment.
Fees: Call For Information
Intake procedure: Call for Information
                                                                  Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
The Texas Cancer Registry Division collects and                   9001 N. IH 35 Suite 105
analyzes population-based cancer incidence data. The              Austin, TX 78753
program maintains a statewide cancer incident reporting
                                                                  Phone: (512) 349-6600
system; monitors and maintains accurate, complete, and
                                                                  Phone: (800) 832-9623
timely cancer incident data through systematic quality
                                                                  Fax:(512) 837-4123
assurance procedures; analyzes cancer incidence and
                                                                  Web: www.tcada.state.tx.us
mortality data, including responding to data requests and
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
publishing reports; provides data for etiologic research;
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
provides data for cancer prevention and control
                                                                  Fees: None
planning, evaluation, and educational programs; and
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for Information
investigates community concerns of cancer.
                                                                  The top priority of the Texas Commission on Alcohol
Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of                         and Drug Abuse is to ensure that Texans have access to
Hearing                                                           effective and efficient substance abuse services.
4800 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 2169                                   TCADA provides funding for prevention, intervention
Austin, TX 78711                                                  and treatment services through contracts with about 200
                                                                  community organizations.
Phone: (512) 407-3250
Phone: (512) 407-3251                                             The agency licenses chemically dependency counselors
Fax:(512) 407-3299                                                and treatment sites in Texas and monitors drug trends,
Web: www.dars.state.tx.us
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and analyzes drug-related data and conducts surveys              nutrition, family life, money management, community
related to substance abuse ad gambling.                          development, agriculture, horticulture, and life skills.
* TCADA’s information and referral hot line, (877) 9-            Child Safety Seat Check Program - Program provided at
NO DRUG, provides 24-hour bilingual service to                   the Victoria Extension Office, 361/575-4581.
Texans who need crisis counseling or drug and alcohol
information.                                                     Texas Cooperative Extension -Victoria County
* Offender education programs certified by TCADA                 442 Foster Field Dr
are attended by thousands of people who have been                Victoria, TX 77904
convicted of driving while intoxicated, drug offenses or         Phone: (361) 575-4581
underage alcohol violations. Offenders are ordered by            Fax:(361) 572-0798
the court to attend these programs.                              Web: http://victoria-co.tamu.edu
* A portion of Lottery revenue is given to TCADA to              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-12:00 noon, 1:00-5:00pm
fund a gambling hot line. The hot line number, (800)             Eligibility Requirements: All persons
742-0443, is printed on all Texas Lottery tickets.               Fees: Call for information
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                 Provides research-based information and informal
Texas Cooperative Extension - Calhoun County
                                                                 education and opportunities in areas such as health,
186 CR 101
                                                                 nutrition, family life, money management, community
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
                                                                 development, agriculture, horticulture, child passenger
Phone: (361) 552-9747                                            safety, parenting, diabetes, and life skills. Classes are
Fax:(361) 552-6727                                               also offered on many different subjects, free or at a
Web: www.calhoun-tx.tamu.edu                                     minimal fee.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                 Provides smoke detectors for those who do not have one
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                 call 575-4580 or go by office.
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Walk-in; Call
                                                                 Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Provides research-based information and informal                 209 West 14th Street, Suite 500
education and opportunities in areas such as health,             Austin, TX 78701
nutrition, family life, money management, community
development, agriculture, horticulture, and life skills.         Phone: (512) 463-9988
                                                                 Phone: (512) 475-3250
Child Safety Seat Program is located in the Victoria             Web: www.tdcj.state.tx.us
Extension Office, 361/575-4581.                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Do Well, Be Well with diabetes program coordinator               Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
Bethany Bowman.                                                  Fees: Call For Information
                                                                 Intake procedure: Processed by Officers
Texas Cooperative Extension - Lavaca County                      Criminal Justice Services
312 S. LaGrange St.
County Office Building                                           Texas Dept Aging and Disability Services-
Hallettsville, TX 77964-0301                                     Victoria
Phone: (361) 798-2221                                            1502 E. Airline, Suite 39
Fax:(361) 798-9285                                               Victoria, TX 77901
Web: www.lavaca-tx.tamu.edu/                                     Phone: (361) 574-7464
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Phone: (512) 921-7783
Eligibility Requirements: All Persons                            Fax:(361) 574-7467
Fees: Call For Information                                       Web: www.hhscstate.tx.us
Intake procedure: Call                                           Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Provides research-based information and informal                 Eligibility Requirements: Seniors and persons with
education and opportunities in areas such as health,             disabilities
                                                                 Fees: None
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Intake procedure: Proof of income and resources;               The department serves older adults and people with
Identification; Birth Certificate other documents as           disabilities, including mental retardation, through a
requested                                                      range of health, community, and social services
                                                               designed to help them remain as independent as
The department serves older adults and people with
                                                               possible.
disabilities, including mental retardation, through a
range of health, community, and social services                The department was created by the 78th Legislature and
designed to help them remain as independent as                 comprises the programs and functions of the following
possible.                                                      legacy agencies:
The department was created by the 78th Legislature and         o      Mental retardation services and state school
comprises the programs and functions of the following          programs of the Department of Mental Health and
legacy agencies:                                               Mental Retardation;
o      Mental retardation services and state school            o       Community care, nursing facility, and long-
programs of the Department          of Mental Health           term care regulatory services of the Department of
and Mental Retardation;                                        Human Services; and
o       Community care, nursing facility, and long-            o      Aging services and programs of the Department
term care regulatory services       of the Department          on Aging.
of Human Services; and
                                                               DADS provides its services through:
o      Aging services and programs of the Department
                                                               o       DADS local field offices
on Aging.
                                                               o       Area Agencies on Aging
DADS provides its services through:
                                                               o       County mental retardation authorities
o       DADS local field offices
                                                               This document is divided into 4 areas:
o       Area Agencies on Aging
                                                               o      Services Provided through the State DADS
o       County mental retardation authorities
                                                               Office
This document is divided into 4 areas:
                                                               o       Services Provided through Local DADS Field
o      Services Provided through the State DADS                Offices
Office
                                                               o       Services Provided through AAAs
o       Services Provided through Local DADS Field
                                                               o       Services Provided through MHMRs
Offices
o       Services Provided through AAAs                         Texas Dept of Aging and Disability Services
o       Services Provided through MHMRs                        1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr
                                                               Gonzales, TX 78629
Texas Dept of Aging and Disability Services                    Phone: (888) 902-9990
106 E. French St.                                              Phone: (210) 304-3959
Cuero, TX 77954                                                Fax:( ) -
                                                               Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
Phone: (888) 902-9990
                                                               Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (210) 304-3959
                                                               Eligibility Requirements:
Fax:(361) 574-7467
                                                               Fees:
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
                                                               Intake procedure: Application process
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Disabled and Seniors 60              The department serves older adults and people with
years and older                                                disabilities, including mental retardation, through a
Fees: None                                                     range of health, community, and social services
Intake procedure: Application process, proof of                designed to help them remain as independent as
income and resources                                           possible.


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The department was created by the 78th Legislature and          o      Mental retardation services and state school
comprises the programs and functions of the following           programs of the Department of Mental Health and
legacy agencies:                                                Mental Retardation;
o      Mental retardation services and state school             o       Community care, nursing facility, and long-
programs of the Department of Mental Health and                 term care regulatory services of the Department of
Mental Retardation;                                             Human Services; and
o       Community care, nursing facility, and long-             o      Aging services and programs of the Department
term care regulatory services of the Department of              on Aging.
Human Services; and
                                                                DADS provides its services through:
o      Aging services and programs of the Department
                                                                o       DADS local field offices
on Aging.
                                                                o       Area Agencies on Aging
DADS provides its services through:
                                                                o       County mental retardation authorities
o       DADS local field offices
o       Area Agencies on Aging
                                                                This document is divided into 4 areas:
o       County mental retardation authorities
                                                                o      Services Provided through the State DADS
                                                                Office
This document is divided into 4 areas:
                                                                o       Services Provided through Local DADS Field
o      Services Provided through the State DADS
                                                                Offices
Office
                                                                o       Services Provided through AAAs
o       Services Provided through Local DADS Field
Offices                                                         o       Services Provided through MHMRs
o       Services Provided through AAAs
                                                                Texas Dept of Aging and Disability Services-
o       Services Provided through MHMRs                         Austin
                                                                701 W. 51st Street
Texas Dept of Aging and Disability Services                     MC: W235
1309 E. Cemetary Road                                           Austin, TX 78751
Hallettsville, TX 77964
                                                                Phone: (512) 438-3200
Phone: (888) 902-9990                                           Phone: (800) 252-9240
Phone: (210) 304-3959                                           Fax:(512) 438-4374
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us                                       Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Persons with disabilities and         Eligibility Requirements: Seniors over 60 years of age
Seniors 60 yrs. old or older, Income                            Fees: none, or donation accepted
Fees: None                                                      Intake procedure: Participant intake and grievance,
Intake procedure: Application process                           some cases assessments
The department serves older adults and people with              The department serves older adults and people with
disabilities, including mental retardation, through a           disabilities, including mental retardation, through a
range of health, community, and social services                 range of health, community, and social services
designed to help them remain as independent as                  designed to help them remain as independent as
possible.                                                       possible.
The department was created by the 78th Legislature and          The department was created by the 78th Legislature and
comprises the programs and functions of the following           comprises the programs and functions of the following
legacy agencies:                                                legacy agencies:



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o      Mental retardation services and state school            o       Community care, nursing facility, and long-
programs of the Department of Mental Health and                term care regulatory services of the Department of
Mental Retardation;                                            Human Services; and
o       Community care, nursing facility, and long-            o      Aging services and programs of the Department
term care regulatory services of the Department of             on Aging.
Human Services; and
                                                               DADS provides its services through:
o      Aging services and programs of the Department
                                                               o       DADS local field offices
on Aging.
                                                               o       Area Agencies on Aging
DADS provides its services through:
                                                               o       County mental retardation authorities
o       DADS local field offices
                                                               This document is divided into 4 areas:
o       Area Agencies on Aging
                                                               o      Services Provided through the State DADS
o       County mental retardation authorities
                                                               Office
This document is divided into 4 areas:
                                                               o       Services Provided through Local DADS Field
o      Services Provided through the State DADS                Offices
Office
                                                               o       Services Provided through AAAs
o       Services Provided through Local DADS Field
                                                               o       Services Provided through MHMRs
Offices
o       Services Provided through AAAs                         Texas Dept of Assistive and Rehabilitation
o       Services Provided through MHMRs                        Services - Gonzales
                                                               1600 N. Sarah DeWitt Suite 200
Texas Dept of Aging and Disability Services-San                Gonzales, TX 78629
Antonio                                                        Phone: (830) 672-6822
3635 S.E. Military                                             Phone: (800) 628-5115
San Antonio, TX 78223                                          Fax:(830) 672-6949
                                                               Web: www.dars.state.tx.us
Phone: (888) 902-9990
                                                               Hours: Mon - Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (361) 574-7464
                                                               Eligibility Requirements: Disabled Texans and those
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
                                                               who are at least 16 yrs. of age with Brain and Spinal
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
                                                               Cord injuries
Eligibility Requirements: Persons with disabilities,
                                                               Fees: Free
seniors 60 years old and older
                                                               Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Intake line (customer service)               To provide services to people who have physical and
                                                               mental disabilities in order to get them back into the
The department serves older adults and people with
                                                               work force. Primary function is job placement.
disabilities, including mental retardation, through a
                                                               Services other than diagnostic, counseling, guidance,
range of health, community, and social services
                                                               and job placement are based on economic need.
designed to help them remain as independent as
                                                               Additional services are prosthetic devices, training,
possible.
                                                               physical restoration to correct disabling conditions, and
The department was created by the 78th Legislature and         in some instances room and board during training, tools,
comprises the programs and functions of the following          supplies and licenses, initial stock and supplies for self
legacy agencies:                                               employment, transportation, and follow up after
o      Mental retardation services and state school            placement to insure job success.
programs of the Department of Mental Health and                Inpatient Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation; A
Mental Retardation;                                            team of qualified professionals provides a variety of
                                                               intensive therapies, medical care and other services to
                                                               help individuals live as independently as possible.
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Services are provided on an inpatient basis at an
accredited rehabilitation hospital. Outpatient Services:
                                                                   The 72nd Legislature created the Texas Department of
Rehabilitation Services for occupational therapy,
                                                                   Protective and Regulatory Services in September 1992.
physical therapy, speech therapy and cognitive therapy
                                                                   The Department's primary responsibility is to protect its
may be continued on an outpatient basis. Post Acute
                                                                   youngest and oldest citizens who are at risk of abuse or
Traumatic Brain Injury Services; These services help an
                                                                   neglect. The agency has three main divisions:
individual deal with injury-related cognitive difficulties
                                                                   Protective Services for Families and Children, Adult
such as memory loss and/or inappropriate behaviors.
                                                                   Protective Services and Child-Care Licensing. Services
                                                                   for children include investigation of reports of abuse,
Texas Dept of Assistive and Rehabilitative                         neglect or exploitation; social services; court actions;
Services (DARS)                                                    foster care; and adoption. Services are available without
4900 North Lamar Blvd., 2nd Floor                                  regard to income or citizenship.
Austin, TX 78756
Phone: (800) 628-5115                                              Texas Dept of Family & Protective Services -
Phone: ( ) -                                                       Cuero
Fax:( ) -                                                          106 E. French St
Web: www.dars.state.tx.us                                          Cuero, TX 77954
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                   Phone: (361) 275-5737
Eligibility Requirements: Persons who are blind or
                                                                   Phone: (800) 252-5400
visually impaired,disabled, children under the age of
                                                                   Fax:(361) 275-2811
three with developmental delays.
                                                                   Web: www.dfps.state.tx.us
Fees: none
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Intake procedure: application process
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Children, adults, seniors,
DARS administers a variety of programs and manages                 persons 18 years of age or older with disabilities who
transitional planning and services for mentally retarded,          suffer from neglect or abuse
mentally ill and developmentally disabled offenders.               Fees: None
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call Hotline 1-800-252-5400
Programs include employment services for people with
disabilities wishing to enter the workforce as well as             ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: investigates
programs for people with severe disabilities who must              reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly
receive continual employment training. Personal                    and persons with disabilities. Services are provided in
attendant services are available to enable people with             accordance with clients wishes and capacity to consent.
severe disabilities to continue employment. DARS also
                                                                   CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: investigates
provides rehabilitation services to individuals suffering
                                                                   reports of abuse and neglect of children. Services are
from serious injuries. Administers Disability
                                                                   provided when the children are found to be at risk of
Determination Services, which determines eligibility for
                                                                   ongoing abuse or neglect.
Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
                                                                   Texas Dept of Family & Protective Services -
Texas Dept of Family & Protective Services -
                                                                   Edna
Austin
                                                                   202 E. Main
701 W. 51st Street
                                                                   Edna, TX 77957
Austin, TX 78714-9030
                                                                   Phone: (361) 782-5288
Phone: (512) 438-4800
                                                                   Phone: (800) 252-5400
Phone: (800) 252-5400
                                                                   Web: www.dfps.state.tx.us
Fax:(512) 438-3525
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Web: www.dfps.state.tx.us
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Children, adults, seniors,
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                   persons 18 years of age or older with disabilities who
Eligibility Requirements: Anyone who is abused,
                                                                   suffer from neglect or abuse
neglected or exploitated
                                                                   Fees: None
Fees: None
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Intake procedure: Call

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ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: investigates                           and persons with disabilities. Services are provided in
reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly         accordance with clients wishes and capacity to consent.
and persons with disabilities. Services are provided in
                                                                  CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: investigates
accordance with clients wishes and capacity to consent.
                                                                  reports of abuse and neglect of children. Services are
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: investigates                           provided when the children are found to be at risk of
reports of abuse and neglect of children. Services are            ongoing abuse or neglect.
provided when the children are found to be at risk of
ongoing abuse or neglect.                                         Texas Dept of Family & Protective Services -
                                                                  Port Lavaca
Texas Dept of Family & Protective Services -                      436 Hwy 35 South
Goliad                                                            Port Lavaca, TX 77979
142 S. Market
                                                                  Phone: (361) 552-7222
Goliad, TX 77963
                                                                  Phone: (800) 252-5400
Phone: (361) 552-7222                                             Fax:(361) 552-7789
Phone: (800) 252-5400                                             Web: www.state.tx.us
Fax:(361) 552-7789                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Web: www.dfps.state.tx.us                                         Eligibility Requirements: Children, adults, seniors,
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     persons 18 years of age or older with disabilities who
Eligibility Requirements: Children, adults, seniors,              suffer from neglect or abuse
persons 18 years of age or older with disabilities who            Fees: None
suffer from neglect or abuse                                      Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Fees: None
                                                                  Serving Calhoun, Goliad, and Jackson counties.
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                  ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: investigates
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: investigates
                                                                  reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly
reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly
                                                                  and persons with disabilities. Services are provided in
and persons with disabilities. Services are provided in
                                                                  accordance with clients wishes and capacity to consent.
accordance with clients wishes and capacity to consent.
                                                                  CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: investigates
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: investigates
                                                                  reports of abuse and neglect of children. Services are
reports of abuse and neglect of children. Services are
                                                                  provided when the children are found to be at risk of
provided when the children are found to be at risk of
                                                                  ongoing abuse or neglect.
ongoing abuse or neglect.
                                                                  Texas Dept of Family & Protective Services -
Texas Dept of Family & Protective Services -
                                                                  Victoria
Gonzales
                                                                  1502 E. Airline 13A
1600 Sarah DeWitt, Suite 222
                                                                  Victoria, TX 77901
Gonzales, TX 78629
                                                                  Phone: (361) 572-8241
Phone: (830) 672-6561
                                                                  Phone: (800) 252-5400
Phone: (800) 252-5400
                                                                  Fax:(361) 572-3648
Fax:(830) 857-2279
                                                                  Web: www.dfps.state.tx.us
Web: www.dfps.state.tx.us
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: Children, adults, seniors,
Eligibility Requirements: Children, adults, seniors,
                                                                  persons 18 years of age or older with disabilities who
persons 18 years of age or older with disabilities who
                                                                  suffer from neglect or abuse
suffer from neglect or abuse
                                                                  Fees: None
Fees: None
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call 1-800-252-5400
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                  ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: investigates
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: investigates
                                                                  reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly
reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly
                                                                  and persons with disabilities. Services are provided in
                                                                  accordance with clients wishes and capacity to consent.
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CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: investigates                            Phone: (361) 645-2801
reports of abuse and neglect of children. Services are             Web: www.txdps.state.tx.us
provided when the children are found to be at risk of              Hours: Thurs, 9:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
ongoing abuse or neglect.                                          Open first and third Thursday of each month.
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: First time-Social Security
CHILDCARE LICENSING: Licenses and regulates
                                                                   Card and Birth Certificate, needs to be 16 years of age
childcare in Texas by setting and enforcing minimum
                                                                   for permit and 17 for regular license.
health and safety standards. Regulates more than
                                                                   Fees: Varies
23,000 providers of day care. Regulated day care is the
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
professional care for a child during some portion of the
day when parents are away from their child. Childcare              Issue and renew drivers license.
licensing regulates 2 basic types of daycare: home
based and center based.                                            Texas Dept of Public Safety-Driver's License-
                                                                   Gonzales
Texas Dept of Public Safety-Driver's License-                      1709 N. Sarah DeWitt Dr.
Cuero                                                              Gonzales, TX 78629
208 E. Live Oak
                                                                   Phone: (830) 672-3328
Cuero, TX 77954
                                                                   Fax:(361) 672-7725
Phone: (361) 275-6154                                              Web: www.txdps.state.tx.us
Fax:(361) 275-3199                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm
Web: www.txdps.state.tx.us                                         Eligibility Requirements: Social Security card; Birth
Hours: Mon-Tues, 8:30am-4:30pm                                     Certificate; Marriage Lic; Voter card or school records
Eligibility Requirements: First time-Social Security               first time, need three records; for replacement need only
Card and Birth Certificate, needs to be 16 years of age            one record
for permit and 17 for regular license; 3 forms of ID               Fees: Varies for Drivers Lic. $15 for State ID; $5 for
Fees: Varies for Drivers Lic. $15 for State ID; $5 for             60 yrs and up
60 yrs and up                                                      Intake procedure: Application process
Intake procedure: Application process
                                                                   Issue and renew drivers license and other information.
Issue and renew Texas driver's license. If disabled you
will have to go to the Victoria office at this time; Cuero         Texas Dept of Public Safety-Driver's License-
office is inaccessible at this time for disabled people.           Hallettsville
                                                                   101 North La Grange - Courthouse
Texas Dept of Public Safety-Driver's License-                      Basement of Lavaca Co. Courthouse
Edna                                                               Hallettsville, TX 77964
411 N. Wells
                                                                   Phone: (361) 798-5457
Edna, TX 77957
                                                                   Web: www.txdps.state.tx.us
Phone: (361) 573-7131                                              Hours: Tues-Wed, 9:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
Web: www.txdps.state.tx.us                                         Eligibility Requirements: Social Security card; Birth
Hours: Wed, 9:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm                             Certificate; Marriage Lic; Voter card or school records
Eligibility Requirements: First time-Social Security               first time, need three records; for replacement need only
Card and Birth Certificate, needs to be 16 years of age            one record
for permit and 17 for regular license.                             Fees: Varies
Fees: Varies for Drivers Lic. $15 for State ID; $5 for             Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
60 yrs and up
                                                                   Driver's license and identification card issuance,
Intake procedure: Application process
                                                                   renewal, and replacement.
Issue and renew drivers license.
                                                                   Texas Dept of Public Safety-Driver's License-
Texas Dept of Public Safety-Driver's License-                      Port Lavaca
Goliad                                                             201 W. Austin
127 N. Courthouse Sq-3rd Floor                                     Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Goliad, TX 77963
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Phone: (361) 552-5046                                             Programs: Public health programs, including
Fax:(361) 552-7053                                                immunization, bioterrorism preparedness and state
Web: www.txdps.state.tx.us/                                       laboratory services; Kidney Health Care program;
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-Noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm                        Children with Special Health Care needs; Women,
Eligibility Requirements: Social Security card; Birth             Infants & Children (WIC); mental health services;
Certificate; Marriage Lic; Voter card or school records           substance abuse services; and regulatory services for a
first time, need three records; for replacement need only         variety of heath care professionals, facilities and
one record                                                        consumer health protection.
Fees: Varies for Drivers Lic. $15 for State ID; $5 for
60 yrs and up                                                     Texas Dept of State Health Services-
Intake procedure: Application process                             Immunization Branch
Issues, renews drivers license, and does driving testing.         1021 Garner Field Road
                                                                  Health Service Region 8
Texas Dept of Public Safety-Driver's License-                     Uvalde, TX 78801
Victoria                                                          Phone: (830) 278-1692
8802 N. Navarro St.                                               Fax:(830) 278-1831
Victoria, TX 77904                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                  Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (361) 573-7131
                                                                  Fees: Call for information
Fax:(361) 578-2771
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call for information
Web: www.txdps.state.tx.us/
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm                                  Provides immunization availability to the Golden
Eligibility Requirements: Social Security card; Birth             Crescent region.
Certificate; Marriage Lic; Voter card or school records
first time, need three records; for replacement need only         Texas Dept of State Health Services-
one record                                                        PHR08/Hallettsville
Fees: Varies for Drivers Lic. $15 for State ID; $5 for            318 S. LaGrange
60 yrs and up                                                     Hallettsville, TX 77964
Intake procedure: Application process
                                                                  Phone: (361) 798-4371
Issue and renew driver's license.                                 Phone: (888) 672-7083
                                                                  Fax:(361) 798-4752
Texas Dept of State Health Services - Austin                      Web: /www.dshs.state.tx.us
1100 W. 49th St.                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm
Austin, TX 78756-3199                                             Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Phone: (512) 834-6753                                             Fees: Varies, Co-pay based on household size and
Phone: (888) 963-7111                                             income, but no one is denied services because of
Fax:(512) 491-1967                                                inability to pay.
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us                                         Intake procedure: Call or walk-in; those applying for
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     WIC must call Gonzales but appointment can be made
Eligibility Requirements: None                                    in Hallettsville for initial sign up.
Fees: None                                                        Public health center providing population based
Intake procedure: Call                                            activities including immunizations, communicable
The Department of State Health Services is an agency of           disease reporting and investigation, sexually transmitted
the Texas Health and Human Services System. Some of               disease reporting, investigation and treatment, and
its many services are Birth, Death, Marriage and                  tuberculosis diagnosis, treatment and management.
Divorce Records, Certifications, Licenses, and Permits,           WIC Program utilizes facility - Gonzales Project.
Community Mental Health, Data and Reports, DSHS
Council, Family and Community Health, Preventive and              Texas Dept of State Health Services-Social
Preparedness, Health Service Regions, and Substance               Work Services
Abuse.                                                            1502 E. Airline, Suite 39
                                                                  Victoria, TX 77901
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Phone: (361) 574-7421                                            DSHS Population Based Activity program,
Phone: ( ) -                                                     Immunizations, Disease Investigation, HIV/STD, TB
Fax:(361) 574-7396                                               Elimination.
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us
                                                                 WIC Program not a direct part of this clinic. WIC meets
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                 in Goliad one time per month at Goliad Housing
Eligibility Requirements: Income, age, medical
                                                                 Authority: Sparrow Creek Apartments
condition
Fees: none                                                                                  360 North Fort Street
Intake procedure: Call for appointment                                                      Goliad, Texas 77963
Medical Case Management (CPW), Children with                                                Tel: 361/645-2774
Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) - formerly CIDC.
Provide medical coverage and social work services to             Texas Dept of State Health Svcs-HIV/STD
children with special health care needs.                         1502 E. Airline, Ste. 39
                                                                 Victoria, TX 77901
Programs: Public health programs, including
immunization, bioterrorism preparedness and state                Phone: (361) 574-7495
laboratory services; Kidney Health Care program;                 Phone: (210) 949-2152
Children with Special Health Care needs; Women,                  Fax:(361) 574-7396
Infants & Children (WIC); mental health services;                Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us
substance abuse services; and regulatory services for a          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
variety of heath care professionals, facilities and              Eligibility Requirements: All persons
consumer health protection.                                      Fees: None
This is a program from the Texas Department of State             Intake procedure: Call for appointment
Health Services (DSHS), which provides medical case              HIV and STD reporting and referrals for testing and
management services to high-risk pregnant women and              treatment. Disease Investigator for HIV/STD providers
children with special health care needs. The Children            when their clients do not report back for a check-up.
With Special Health Care Needs Program provides
health care related services to eligible children from           Texas Health and Human Service Commission-
birth to age 21. This program is available, with no age          Cuero
requirements, to persons diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.         106 E. French St.
Additional services include adaptive aids, Family                Cuero, TX 77954
Support Services, and medical transportation (meals,
lodging, gas, bus and airline tickets).                          Phone: (361) 275-5737
Students/Educators and Bulk Publications visit                   Phone: (888) 902-9990
www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/default.shtm.                        Fax:(361) 275-2811
                                                                 Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us
The kidney Health Care (KHC) Program provides                    Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
limited financial assistance to approved Texas Resident          Eligibility Requirements: Age, Income, Resources
with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).                             Fees: None
                                                                 Intake procedure: Walk-in, Application Process
Texas Dept of State Health
                                                                 To help needy Texans get work instead of Welfare. To
Services/PHR08/Goliad
                                                                 provide assistance to eligible persons in DeWitt County.
148 R.J. Berger Alley
                                                                 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medical
Goliad, TX 77963
                                                                 Assistance (Medicaid-Title XIX, medical assistance
Phone: (361) 645-2595                                            only), Food Stamp program, Family Social Services,
Phone: (800) 337-3928                                            Community Care for Aged and Disabled.
Fax:(361) 645-2283
Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us                                        Texas Health and Human Service Commission-
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm                       Edna
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                            202 E. Main
Fees: Medicare (Flu Shots);Free;Sliding Scale                    Edna, TX 77957
Intake procedure: Call for appointment or walk-in
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Phone: (361) 782-5227                                          County. Temporary assistance for needy families,
Phone: (361) 782-5392                                          medical assistance (Medicaid for families and children),
Fax:(361) 782-2843                                             food stamps, family social services, community care for
Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us                                      the aged and disabled.
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
                                                               Long term care eligibility - (888) 902-9990 - Intake unit
Eligibility Requirements: Income and resources
                                                               - All requests for primary home care, family care,
Fees: None
                                                               community based alternative care, home delivered
Intake procedure: Walk in, call for appointment, in-
                                                               meals, emergency response service, day activity and
home visit
                                                               health services must go through the intake unit.
To provide assistance to eligible persons in Jackson
County. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families,               Texas Health and Human Service Commission-
Medical Assistance (Medicaid Title XIX, medical                Hallettsville
assistance only), Food Stamp program, Family Social            1309 E. Cemetery Rd.
Services, Children's Services, applications for Long           Hallettsville, TX 77964
Term Care.
                                                               Phone: (361) 798-3244
Texas Health and Human Service Commission-                     Phone: (888) 902-9990
                                                               Fax:(361) 798-5047
Goliad                                                         Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us
142 S. Market
                                                               Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Goliad, TX 77963
                                                               Eligibility Requirements: Income and Resource
Phone: (361) 645-3732                                          Fees: None
Phone: (361) 645-2491                                          Intake procedure: Walk in, call for appointment or inn-
Fax:(361) 645-3148                                             home visit
Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us
                                                               Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
                                                               Stamps, Medicaid (for children and pregnant women),
Eligibility Requirements: Low income and resources
                                                               Long Term Care (LTC), nursing home, in-home
Fees: None
                                                               assistance, Medicaid for elderly and persons with
Intake procedure: Walk in, call for appointment or in-
                                                               disabilities.
home visit
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food            Texas Health and Human Service Commission-
Stamps, Medicaid (for children & pregnant women).              Port Lavaca
Long Term Care (LTC) nursing home, in-home                     436 S. Highway 35
assistance, Medicaid for elderly and persons with              Port Lavaca, TX 77979
disabilities.
                                                               Phone: (361) 552-9702
Texas Health and Human Service Commission-                     Phone: (888) 902-9990
                                                               Fax:(361) 552-1667
Gonzales
                                                               Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us
1600 N. Sarah DeWitt Drive,Ste 200
                                                               Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Gonzales, TX 78629
                                                               Eligibility Requirements: All persons, Income,
Phone: (830) 672-6545                                          Resources
Phone: (888) 902-9990                                          Fees: None
Fax:(830) 672-9247                                             Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us
                                                               To provide assistance to eligible persons in Calhoun
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
                                                               County. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
Eligibility Requirements: Income and resources
                                                               Medical assistance (Medicaid-Title XIX, medical
Fees: None
                                                               assistance only), Food Stamp program, Family Social
Intake procedure: Walk in, call for appointment, In-
                                                               Services, Children's Services, Community Care for the
home visit
                                                               Aged and Disabled, Employment Services, and
To help needy Texans get work instead of Welfare. To           Volunteer Services.
provide assistance to eligible persons in Gonzales
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Texas Health and Human Service Commission-                       Intake procedure: Walk-in
Victoria                                                         Walk-in clinic, x-ray equipment, physicals
1502 E. Airline, Suite 39                                        (employment/camp/sports)
Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (361) 578-3523                                            Texas Health Insurance Premium Payment
Phone: (512) 921-7783                                            Program
Fax:(361) 574-7308                                               P.O. Box 201120
Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us                                        Austin, TX 78720-1120
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                 Phone: (800) 440-0493
Eligibility Requirements: Income and Resources
                                                                 Fax:(512) 514-4226
Fees: None
                                                                 Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us
Intake procedure: Walk-in; Call for appointment; In-
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-7:00pm
Home Visit
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Person's who has a family
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food              member on Medicaid
Stamps, Medicaid (Children and pregnant women).                  Fees: None
Long Term Care (LTC) includes nursing home, In-home              Intake procedure: Call for Information
Assistance, Medicaid for elderly and persons with
                                                                 The Health Insurance Premium Payment Program
disabilities.
                                                                 (HIPP) is a Medicaid program that pays for the cost of
                                                                 Medical Premiums. The Program reimburses clients or
Texas Health and Human Service Commission-                       employers for private health insurance payments for
Yoakum                                                           Medicaid eligible persons when it is cost effective.
702 Irvine Street
Yoakum, TX 77995                                                 Medicaid is an assistance program that pays for
                                                                 necessary Medical and Health Care costs for persons
Phone: (361) 293-3584                                            who qualify. The Federal and State Government fund it.
Phone: (361) 293-9987
Fax:(361) 293-7880                                               Once your eligibility has been determined, the State
Web: www.dads.state.tx.us                                        Contractor, Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm                                 (TMHP) will pay or continue to pay for private health
Eligibility Requirements: Income; resources                      insurance premiums as long as you or a member of the
Fees: None                                                       family is eligible for Medicaid and the private insurance
Intake procedure: Walk-in; call for appointment; call            has been determined to be cost effective.
To provide eligible persons assistance with food stamps,         Texas Health Steps
Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and Medicaid            1100 W. 49th St
for recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent                 Austin, TX 78756
Children, and for children and pregnant women
programs. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families,               Phone: (512) 458-7745
Medical Assistance (Medicaid Title XIX, medical                  Phone: (877) 847-8377
assistance only, Food Stamp program, Family Social               Web: www.dshs.state.tx.us/thsteps/default.shtm
Services, Children's Services, Community Care for the            Hours: Office: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm; Toll-free
Aged and Disabled, and Volunteer Services.                       hotline: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 7:00pm
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Children, adolescents, and
Texas Health Center PA                                           young adults, ages 0-20 (under age 21), who receive
4804 N. Navarro St.                                              Medicaid; children younger than age 15 must be
Victoria, TX 77904                                               accompanied by the child's parent, guardian, or other
                                                                 authorized adult
Phone: (361) 576-0330                                            Fees: None
Fax:(361) 576-0556                                               Intake procedure: Call for information and for a list of
Hours: Mon-Tue 7:30am-6:00pm, Wed-Fri, 7:30am-                   doctors and dentists in Texas who provide the program;
5:00pm                                                           if you have an established primary care provider or
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Private pay, private insurance; no Medicaid.
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dentist who accepts Medicaid, call and ask for a Texas             and supplies, personal care/homemaker services to assist
Health Steps check-up                                              with daily living such as bathing, dressing, exercising,
                                                                   feeding, grooming, routine hair/skin care,
Provides a medical and dental program focusing on
                                                                   transfer/ambulation, toiletry, cleaning, laundry, meal
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for children, ages
                                                                   preparation and shopping.
0-20, who are enrolled in Medicaid. Helps clients find
approved doctors and dentists, and arranges
appointments with them.                                            Texas Home Health Skilled Services, L.P.
                                                                   411 N. Texana
Medical services include free complete physical exams,             Hallettsville, TX 77964
prescriptions, hearing and vision screenings, eyeglasses,
lab tests, immunizations, hearing aids, hearing aid repair         Phone: (361) 798-9003
and replacement, identification of environmental and               Phone: (866) 299-5934
behavioral risks, nutritional assessments, tuberculosis            Fax:(361) 798-9196
and lead screening, and case management. Provides                  Web: www.txhha.com
eyeglasses every 2 years, with no limit on the number of           Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm, RN available 24
replacements for glasses that are lost or destroyed.               hours, 7 days per week
Provides contact lenses if medically necessary.                    Eligibility Requirements: All person
                                                                   Fees: Private pay, Veterans Assistance, Medicaid,
Provides preventive dental exams that may include                  Medicare
cleanings, sealants, and oral hygiene education. Some              Intake procedure: Call or walk in
dentists may perform other services or provide referrals
for restorative care, orthodontic care, and more.                  Texas Home Health has been providing care to the
                                                                   residents of Texas since 1969. Texas Home Health is
Medical and dental services may be provided by a                   committed to excellence by providing a tall continuum
physician's office, hospital outpatient clinic, school-            of services including skilled nursing services, therapy
based clinic, community health center, health                      services, private duty service, Medicaid waiver
department clinic, and other providers. Services may be            programs and veteran services. Whether you are living
referred out to other providers.                                   at a home, apartment, or a senior's residence, our team
For transportation to Texas Health Steps medical and               works with you to develop a care plan and meet your
dental appointments, or to the pharmacy to pick up a               specialized healthcare needs enabling you to maintain an
prescription, call the Medical Transportation Program              independent lifestyle.
toll-free at (877) 633-8747.
                                                                   Texas Home Living Program
Texas Home Health of America, L.P.                                 701 W. 51st Street
2710 E. Airline                                                    MC: W235
Victoria, TX 77901                                                 Austin, TX 78751

Phone: (361) 576-4683                                              Phone: (512) 438-3200
Phone: (800) 585-3174                                              Phone: (888) 902-9990
Fax:(361) 576-1018                                                 Fax:(512) 438-4374
Web: www.txhha.com                                                 Web: www.dads.state.tx.us
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                              Eligibility Requirements:
Fees: Private Pay; Texas Dept of Human Service-Long                Fees: None
Term Care Dept                                                     Intake procedure: Call for information and to be
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                  screened for eligibility.

To provide professional health care services to patients           Provides direct grant benefits for adults and children
in their place of residence. Nursing to help evaluate and          with mental retardation, or their families, to purchase
plan care and provide skilled services, treatments and             items or services that directly support the person to live
supervision, physical therapy to relieve pain and develop          in his or her natural home. Services include special
or restore functioning in muscles, nerves and joints,              equipment, architectural modifications, health services,
rehabilitation of speech, hearing and language                     counseling and training services, home care services,
disabilities, occupational therapy, medical equipment              transportation services, and in- and out-of-home respite

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care. Program seeks to integrate people with mental                 value less than $4,650 for single parent families or
retardation into the community and promote self-                    $15,000 for two-parent families. Families consisting of a
sufficiency.                                                        mother and two children should have a net income of no
                                                                    more than $201 a month after allowable deductions.
Texas Medicaid                                                      2. Residency criteria - Must be a US citizen or qualified
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.                                                 legal immigrant, and must reside in Texas.
Brown-Heatly Building, 4th Floor
Austin, TX 78751-2316                                               3. Age criteria - Adults, and children under age 18.
                                                                    TANF for children may be continued through the month
Phone: (800) 252-8263                                               they graduate if they are full-time students, and they are
Phone: (800) 964-2777                                               expected to graduate before or during the month of their
Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us/Programs/Programs.html                    19th birthday.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: See Description                           4. Employment criteria - Each caretaker applicant, ages
Fees: None                                                          16-59, who is not exempt must participate in
Intake procedure: See Description                                   employment services. Caretaker exemptions include:
                                                                    children under age 19, adults ages 60 and older, single
This is the state office. Local HHSC offices around the             parents or relatives caring for a child under age one,
state offer intake and appointments.                                people needed at home to provide care for an ill or
Accepts applications for Medicaid. Medicaid provides                disabled household member, people with temporary or
comprehensive medical benefits for eligible families and            permanent disabilities, pregnant women unable to work,
children; primarily low-income families, children who               or single grandparents, ages 50 and older, caring for a
are not disabled, related caretakers of dependent                   child under age three.
children, pregnant women, elderly, and people with                  FEES:
disabilities. Most Medicaid-approved medical services
are free.                                                           None
Medicaid may pay for doctors' services, lab and X-ray               DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:
charges, medicines, nursing facility and hospital                   - Texas driver's license or other photo ID;
services, family planning, ambulance, maternity, nurse
midwife, and other health care services. People who are             - Birth certificate for each child;
elderly or have a disability who need help with daily               - Proof that children under age 6 are immunized;
activities may be able to receive services in their homes.
People under age 21, and people receiving QMB or                    - Copy of divorce decree if divorced;
MQMB benefits, may receive coverage for hearing aids,               - Information about absent parent;
chiropractic services, eyeglasses and contact lenses, or
services from podiatrists, psychologists, and licensed              - Social security card for each member of the family (or
counselors.                                                         proof that you've applied for a SS number);

Medicaid also covers out-of-pocket medical expenses                 - Proof of earnings and resources (such as pay stubs,
for certain Medicare recipients, such as Medicare                   bank statements, and property tax statement); and
premiums, deductibles, and co-insurance costs.                      - Proof of rent and utilities (such as utility bills).
INTAKE PROCEDURE:                                                   Case workers may ask for or accept other documents.
Call to request an application, or visit                            Starplus Insurance Medicaid Providers: Superior
www.yourtexasbenefits.com to complete the application               Healthplan 1-866-516-4501; Evercare 1-888-887-9003;
online or to request an application be mailed to you. The           Driscoll 1-877-220-6376
application covers Medicaid, TANF, Food Stamps,
CHIP, and other services.                                           Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes
ELIGIBILITY:                                                        P.O. Box 372
                                                                    Ganado, TX 77962
1. Financial criteria - In general, a family must have less
than $2,000 in assets ($3,000 if a family member is                 Phone: (361) 771-3947
disabled), excluding a home and car with fair market                Phone: (888) 528-6724

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Fax:(361) 771-3948                                                   Phone: (361) 782-5718
Web: www.torch.com                                                   Fax:(361) 782-3625
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm; Mon-Fri                                      Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Membership                                 Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Varies                                                         Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information                               Intake procedure: Reservations required
The objective of TORCH is to promote and implement                   Programs that house a collection of living animals,
the highest quality service and care to Residents of                 birds, reptiles, fish, insects and other wildlife for the
Personal/Residential Care/Assisted Living Facilities                 purpose of study and public viewing. Also included are
throughout Texas. This program is accomplished                       educational programs whose primary purpose is to
through the efforts of TORCH:                                        allow youngsters and other people to understand the
                                                                     natural and cultural resources.
To advocate for the rights of all Residential
care/Assisted living residents to be treated with
optimum dignity, to receive routinely high quality                   Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc.
service, and to be afforded the maximum independence                 1501 East Red River Suite B-1
their condition will allow;                                          Victoria, TX 77901

To organize and unite providers and other parties having             Phone: (361) 576-1276
an interest in residential care/assisted living;                     Phone: (800) 234-1274
                                                                     Fax:(361) 576-1633
To encourage, stimulate, improve, and sustain high                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
quality care in residential care/assisted living facilities;         Eligibility Requirements: Household income falls
To conduct or participate in studies and research                    below federal poverty level
pertaining to residential care/assisted living and;                  Fees: Free
                                                                     Intake procedure: Call 888 # between 8:00am -
To represent the interest of residential care/assisted               7:30pm; Mon - Th; 8:00am-5:30pm on Friday
living residents and providers in legislative and
regulatory matters.                                                  Provides free legal services to persons whose household
                                                                     income falls below the federal poverty guidelines. This
Provide referral service at no cost to families of persons           is an automated application process on Mon-Thurs.
needing residential care and or mental health issues.                8:00am-7:30pm & Fri 8:00am-5:30pm, 888/988-9996;
Help family find appropriate care and helps providers                The answering is automated but the application process
find residents.                                                      is individualized and taken over the telephone. The local
                                                                     office intake days are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesdays
Texas Parks & Wildlife - Victoria                                    9:00am-11:30am, an attorney is present.
2805 N. Navarro
Victoria, TX 77901                                                   Texas State Securities Board
Phone: (361) 575-6306                                                208 East 10th Street, 5th Floor
Phone: (361) 576-0022                                                Austin, TX 78701
Fax:(361) 572-4134                                                   Phone: (512) 305-8300
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                        Fax:(512) 305-8310
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                                Web: www.ssb.state.tx.us/
Fees: Call for information                                           Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Intake procedure: Call for information                               Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Law Enforcement provides a comprehensive                             Fees: Call for information
enforcement program that deals with environment and                  Intake procedure: Call or e-mail
boater safety.                                                       The Texas State Securities Board offers a wide variety
                                                                     of investment fraud services and resources to Texans.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department                                    SSB can assist you in becoming educated about
46 Park Road 1                                                       investment fraud.
Lake Texana State Park
Edna, TX 77957
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Texas Veterans Commission - Calhoun County                       and honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the
502 Tommy Drive                                                  United States. Available to veterans and their
Port Lavaca, TX 77979                                            dependents.
Phone: (361) 553-4685
                                                                 Texas Veterans Commission - Gonzales County
Phone: (361) 552-2748
                                                                 414 St. Joseph, Ste 105
Web: www.tvc.state.tx.us
                                                                 Gonzales, TX 78629
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00 AM to Noon
Eligibility Requirements: Veterans                               Phone: (830) 672-2192
Fees: None                                                       Phone: (800) 827-1000
Intake procedure: Call for appointment                           Fax:(830) 672-6682
                                                                 Web: www.tvc.state.tx.us/
To serve all veterans and/or their surviving families.
                                                                 Hours: Mon & Wed; 8:00am-11:30am; 12:30pm-
Assists veterans, their wives, widows or dependents in
                                                                 4:00pm; Fri; 8:00am-3:00pm
filing claims for benefits. Helps in matters involving
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Veterans, Families of
insurance, burial, pensions, compensation. G.I. loans,
                                                                 Deceased Veterans
certifications and education.
                                                                 Fees: None
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Texas Veterans Commission - DeWitt County
307 N. Gonzales                                                  To serve all veterans and/or their surviving families.
Cuero, TX 77954                                                  Assists veterans, their wives, widows, or dependents in
                                                                 filing claims for benefits. Helps in matters involving
Phone: (361) 277-9452
                                                                 insurance, burial, pensions, compensation, G. I. loans,
Phone: (800) 827-1000
                                                                 certifications, and education.
Fax:(361) 275-3512
Web: www.tvc.state.tx.us/
                                                                 Texas Veterans Commission - Jackson County
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                 2541 FM 234 South
Eligibility Requirements: Service Veteran
                                                                 Edna, TX 77957
Fees: Free
Intake procedure: Call for appointment, Walk-in                  Phone: (361) 782-6931
                                                                 Phone: (800) 827-1000
To serve all veterans and/or their surviving families.
                                                                 Web: /www.tvc.state.tx.us/
Assists veterans, their wives, widows or dependents in
                                                                 Hours: By appointment only
filing claims for benefits. Helps in matters involving
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Veterans and their spouses
insurance, burial, pensions, compensation. G.I. loans,
                                                                 Fees: None
certifications and education.
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call
Texas Veterans Commission - Goliad County                        To serve all veterans and/or their surviving families.
329 W. Franklin St.                                              Assists veterans, their wives, widows or dependents in
Goliad, TX 77963                                                 filing claims for benefits. Helps in matters involving
                                                                 insurance, burial, pensions, compensations, G.I. loans
Phone: (361) 645-1204                                            certification and education.
Phone: (361) 550-1637
Fax:(361) 645-2221
                                                                 Texas Veterans Commission - Lavaca County
Web: www.tvc.state.tx.us
                                                                 306 S. LaGrange
Hours: Tue 1:00-5:00pm, Wed.8:00am-12n
                                                                 Hallettsville, TX 77964
Eligibility Requirements: Veteran; Family of
Deceased Veteran                                                 Phone: (361) 798-2101
Fees: None                                                       Phone: (800) 827-1000
Intake procedure: Walk-in; Call for Appointment                  Fax:(361) 798-2304
                                                                 Web: www.tvc.state.tx.us/
Assists veterans, their spouses, survivors or dependents
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
in filing claims for benefits including hospitalization,
                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Veterans; Family of
insurance, burial, pensions, compensation, G.I. loans
                                                                 Deceased Veterans
and G.I. educational funds. Requires proof of service
                                                                 Fees: Veterans Assistance
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Intake procedure: Call or walk-in; Call for                     our services to veterans and their families.
appointment
To serve all veterans and/or their families. Assists            Texas Veterans Commission Regional Office
veterans, their wives, widows or dependents in filing           6900 Almeda Road
claims for benefits. Helps in matters involving                 Houston, TX 77030-4200
insurance, burial, pensions, compensation, G.I. loans,          Phone: (713) 383-2756
certifications and education.                                   Web: www.tvc.state.tx.us
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:00pm
Texas Veterans Commission - Victoria County                     Eligibility Requirements: Veterans
2805 N Navarro St. Rm 110                                       Fees: None
Victoria, TX 77901                                              Intake procedure: Application process
Phone: (361) 582-5810                                           To guarantee that Texas Veterans and their families
Phone: (830) 216-9456                                           receive all the rights and
Fax:(361) 582-5811
                                                                entitlements provided for veterans by law.
Web: www.tvc.state.tx.us
Hours: Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. 8:00am-3:45pm, Fri                Our Philosophy
10:00am-3:45pm                                                  To be the very best veterans advocacy agency we can by
Eligibility Requirements: Veteran; Families of                  providing claims
Deceased Veterans
Fees: None                                                      counseling, development and representation; by training
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                               Veterans County
To serve all veterans and/or their surviving families.          Service Officers (IAW Chapter 434, Government Code)
Assists veterans, their wives, widows or dependents in          and by marketing
filing claims for benefits. Helps in matters involving          our services to veterans and their families.
insurance, burial, pensions, compensation, G.I. loans
certification and education.
                                                                Texas Veterans Land, Housing, State Homes, &
                                                                Cemeteries Programs
Texas Veterans Commission Headquarters                          1700 N. Congress Ave.
Stephen F. Austin Bldg., Ste. 620
                                                                Austin, TX 78711-2277
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701                                                Phone: (800) 252-8387
                                                                Fax:(512) 475-1425
Phone: (800) 252-8387
                                                                Web: www.texasveterans.com
Phone: (512) 463-5538
                                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-6:00pm
Web: www.tvc.state.tx.us
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: Veteran
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                Fees: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Veterans
                                                                Intake procedure: Call for appointment
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Application process                           Program assists veterans in applying for home loans,
                                                                land loans, home improvement loans, state veterans
To guarantee that Texas Veterans and their families
                                                                homes, and cemeteries.
receive all the rights and
entitlements provided for veterans by law.                      Texas Vocational Schools - Victoria
Our Philosophy                                                  1921 E. Red River
                                                                Victoria, TX 77901
To be the very best veterans advocacy agency we can by
providing claims                                                Phone: (361) 575-4768
                                                                Phone: (800) 696-4768
counseling, development and representation; by training         Fax:(361) 575-4015
Veterans County                                                 Web: www.texasvocationalschools.com
Service Officers (IAW Chapter 434, Government Code)             Hours: Mon-Thur, 8:00am-5:00pm; Fri 9:00-3:00
and by marketing
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Eligibility Requirements: High School Diploma, GED             participating in this program.
or Must pass an ability to benefit test.
Fees: Charge for each program.
                                                               Services include one gynecological exam and Pap smear
Intake procedure: Call for appointment at no charge.
                                                               per year; screening for diabetes, sexually transmitted
A post-secondary occupational education institution of         diseases, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and cervical
higher learning, dedicated exclusively to career training.     cancer; clinical breast exam (not mammography);
Curriculum consists of business technology,                    assessment of health risk factors, such as smoking,
paralegal/legal assistant, and welding technology. TVS         obesity and exercise, as they relate to choice of
was founded in1967.                                            contraception; education and counseling about women's
                                                               health contraception; and birth control, except
Business Technology has 5 programs:
                                                               emergency contraception. Follow-up visits are allowed,
Accounting/Office Assistant (AOA), Legal Office
                                                               if they are related to method of birth control (ie. patient
Specialist (LOS). Medical Office Specialist (MOS),
                                                               needs to change contraceptives). Covers most all forms
Office Assistant (OA), Paralegal/ Legal Assistant
                                                               of birth control, except implantable contraceptives.
(PLA).
                                                               Coverage for the program lasts one year, after which
Electronic Technology: Advanced Electronic
                                                               clients must renew their coverage. Participants will
Technology (AET)
                                                               receive a renewal packet in the mail 2-3 months before
Welding Technology: Advanced Combination Welding.              their coverage ends. There is no limit to the number of
(ACW).                                                         years a client may renew.
                                                               Coverage is effective from the first day of the month in
Texas Women's Health Program                                   which the application is submitted.
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
Brown-Heatly Building, 4th Floor                               Participants will receive a monthly Medicaid ID card by
Austin, TX 78751-2316                                          mail that they can present at pharmacies and family
                                                               planning services to receive contraception.
Phone: (866) 993-9972
Phone: ( ) -                                                   Program does not cover the cost of treatment for any
Fax:(866) 993-9971                                             conditions diagnosed during a Women's Health Program
Web: www.hhsc.state.tx.us/womenshealth.htm                     visit. Patients will be referred to outside health care
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                  providers for treatment.
Eligibility Requirements: Women, ages 18-44, without           Program participants who want to visit a private
health insurance who reside in Texas, and are US               Medicaid Medicaid physician can locate a doctor by
citizens or eligible immigrants, who:1. Receive (or have       calling Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership at
a household member who receives) TANF, Food                    888-302-6688.
Stamps, IC, or Children's Medicaid; - OR -2. Meet the
following criteria:- Net family income is at or below          INTAKE PROCEDURE:
185% of federal poverty guidelines (allows for                 To obtain the one-page application:
deductions for dependent child/adult care, work-related
expenses, and child support); and- Do not currently            1. Call (866) 993-9972 to request that one be mailed to
receive Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare Part A or B, or               you; this number is only for initial intake to the
county indigent health coverage.                               program; existing TWHP clients who have a question or
Fees: None                                                     need to make changes to the information in their case
Intake procedure: Call (866) 993-9972 to request that          file need to call 2-1-1 and use Option 2;
one be mailed to you; this number is only for initial          2. Download a copy from the website;
intake to the program; existing TWHP clients who have
a question or need to make changes to the information in       3. Pick up a copy from a Health and Human Services
their case file need to call 2-1-1 and use Option 2            Commission benefit office;
Provides Medicaid coverage for gynecological and               4. Pick up a copy at a participating women’s health care
related screening services for women with low income           provider;
and no health insurance who are otherwise ineligible for       5. Pick up a copy at a WIC clinic
Medicaid. Approved program participants may visit
participating health clinics of private Medicaid providers
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Submit the signed and completed application by:                   nature; and advances conservation through education,
                                                                  recreation, science, and action.
1. Faxing the front page of the application and all
required documents to 866-993-9971;
                                                                  The Aphne Pattillo Nixon Public Library
2. Delivering the application and copies of all required          401 N. Nixon
documents to a participating clinic or to a Health and            Nixon, TX 78140
Human Services Commission benefits office; or
                                                                  Phone: (830) 582-1913
3. Mailing the application and all required documents to:         Hours: Mon-Fri, 1:00pm-6:00pm
HHSC – WHP                                                        Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                  Fees: None
MC 821-1                                                          Intake procedure: Walk-in
P.O. Box 16017                                                    Public library
Houston, TX 77222-6017
                                                                  Thigpen, Rob - Port Lavaca Fire Marshall
State eligibility workers have 45 days to process                 PO Box 105
applications.                                                     Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Texas Workforce                                                   Phone: (361) 552-9793
101 East 15th Street Room 144T                                    Phone: ( ) -
Austin, TX 78711                                                  Fax:(361) 552-6062
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (888) 452-4778                                             Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Phone: (512) 437-3450                                             Fees: Call for information
Fax:(512) 437-3478                                                Intake procedure: Call for information
Web: www.twc.state.tx.us
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Fire Marshall is in a department of Code Enforcement.
Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
Fees: Call For Information                                        Thomaston Volunteer Fire Department
Intake procedure: Call for Information                            106 Center Street
                                                                  THOMASTON, TX 77989
Texas Workforce Civil Rights Division is a division of
the Texas Workforce. The division investigates                    Phone: (361) 275-5580
complaints of employment and housing discrimination               Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours
through the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act                  Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
and the Texas Fair Housing Act. Further, the division             Fees: Call for information
conducts EEO training to employers and conducts                   Intake procedure: Call for information
personnel policies and procedures reviews.                        Volunteer Fire Department

Texas Zoo, The                                                    Today's Assisted Living
110 Memorial Dr.                                                  210 Hubbard Street
Victoria, TX 77901                                                Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone: (361) 573-7681                                             Phone: (361) 293-2526
Fax:(361) 576-1094                                                Phone: (830) 857-1644
Web: www.texaszoo.org                                             Web: www.todaysassistedliving.com
Hours: Sun-Sat, 9:00am-5:00pm, Winter; Sun-Sat,                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
9:00am-6pm, Summer                                                Eligibility Requirements: Age
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                             Fees: Private Pay
Fees: Adult $4.50; Seniors $3.00; Children $3.50 (3-              Intake procedure: Walk in; call
12); Toddlers FREE
Intake procedure: Call for information                            Assisted living facility
The Texas Zoo connects people with wildlife from
Texas and the rest of the world; inspires caring for
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Toureilles, Yvonne Gonzalez - State                               treatment programs, how to choose an outpatient
Representative District 35                                        treatment program that is right for you and much more.
P.O. Box 2910                                                     Residential short-term treatment provides individuals
Austin, TX 78768                                                  with drug addiction problems help in recovering. Clients
Phone: (512) 463-0645                                             live at the drug rehab which is usually located in a
Phone: (800) 240-2294                                             residential setting. They stay at the rehab for a short
Fax:(361) 664-7245                                                period of time, often 30 days or less. While attending
Web:                                                              residential short-term treatment they will receive
www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist35/toureilles.htm               valuable information and tools to help them on the road
Hours:                                                            to drug addiction recovery.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information                                        Trinity Shores of Port Lavaca
Intake procedure: Call, write or walk in                          201 Trinity Shores Drive
                                                                  Port Lavaca, TX 77979
District Address: 700 East 3rd Street, Alice, Texas
78332                                                             Phone: (361) 552-2333
                                                                  Fax:(361) 552-6103
Tovar, Roy - Waelder City Mayor                                   Hours: Open 24/7
PO Box 427                                                        Eligibility Requirements:
Waelder, TX 78959                                                 All Persons
Phone: (830) 788-7331                                             Fees: Call For Information
Fax:(830) 788-7432                                                Intake procedure: Application process
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                    There are 63 units, 13 are designated for memory-care
Fees: Call for information                                        patients. Studio, one and two-bedroom units are
Intake procedure: Call for information                            available.
Public Official - Waelder City Mayor                              The price includes all utilities except phones,
                                                                  housekeeping and linen service, transportation and
Treatment Associates                                              assistance when needed. In addition, many activities are
107 Cozzi Circle                                                  planned for those wishing to participate.
Victoria, TX 77901                                                Three meals a day are included in the cost and will be
Phone: (361) 572-3006                                             served each day of the year, including holidays.
Fax:(361) 573-9093
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                     Tumlinson, Roger - Seadrift Chief of Police
Eligibility Requirements: Adults only                             PO Box 159
Fees: Call for information                                        Seadrift, TX 77983
Intake procedure: Call for information                            Phone: (361) 785-2069
Substance abuse treatment is helping an individual                Fax:(361) 785-2208
recover from drugs or alcohol. An individual who has a            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
substance abuse problem can greatly benefit from                  Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
attending a substance abuse treatment program. There              Fees: Call for information
they will learn the tools needed in order to live life            Intake procedure: Call for information
without drugs or alcohol.                                         Public Official - Seadrift Chief of Police
Outpatient treatment services are a helpful resource to
obtain info about the various outpatient treatment                Twin Pines Nursing Home & Rehabilitation
methods. When an individual is entered in an outpatient           Center
treatment program they attend meetings at a facility on a         3301 E. Mockingbird Lane
regular basis. However, they do not live at the treatment         Victoria, TX 77904
facility. Outpatient treatment services can offer such
                                                                  Phone: (361) 573-3201
information as the locations of qualified outpatient
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Fax:(361) 573-0601                                              Phone: (800) 447-8477
Web: www.arboretumgroup.com                                     Phone: (800) 377-4950
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                   Fax:(800) 223-8164
Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis; social security            Web: www.oig.hhs.gov
card; proof of income                                           Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:30pm EST
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private            Fees: Call for information
Pay                                                             Intake procedure: Call
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                Mailing Address to report medicare fraud: Medicare
200-bed, 24 hour nursing care, complete line of                 Fraud Hotline
therapies, skilled nursing care, activities seven days a
                                                                STEP ONE: Call your health care provider to explain or
week, religious services, beauty and barber shop, day
                                                                clarify unusual or questionable Medicare charges. Most
care, respite care, hospice. Accept Medicare and
                                                                are honest and want to prevent fraud.
Medicaid, private pay and private insurance.
                                                                STEP TWO: If you still have questions, call your
Tyler, Steve - Victoria County District Attorney                Medicare insurance company.
205 N. Bridge Street, Suite # 301                               STEP THREE: If you have called your health care
Victoria, TX 77901                                              provider or Medicare insurance company and continue
Phone: (361) 575-0468                                           to have questions, call the Medicare Fraud Hotline at:
Fax:(361) 576-4139                                              1-800-447-8477.
Web: www.vctx.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                   United Methodist Church
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information                  92 Wood Street
Fees: Call for information                                      Point Comfort, TX 77978
Intake procedure: Call for information                          Phone: (361) 987-2812
                                                                Fax:(361) 987-2071
                                                                Hours: Mon-Thurs, 2:00pm-5:00pm
The Criminal District Attorney serves the citizens of
                                                                Eligibility Requirements: Anyone
Victoria County. The election is held during the
                                                                Fees: Donations accepted
gubernatorial election year. The current tem of office
                                                                Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
ends December 31, 2010.
                                                                Angel Food Ministries-once a month-Point Comfort
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs-Houston                      area only
6900 Alameda
Houston, TX 77030                                               United States Citizenship and Immigration
Phone: (800) 827-1000                                           Services
Phone: (800) 829-4833                                           8940 Fourwinds Drive
Web: www.vba.gov/rolhouston                                     San Antonio, TX 78239
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm                                   Phone: (800) 375-5283
Eligibility Requirements: Veterans                              Phone: (800) 767-1833
Fees: None                                                      Web: www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
Intake procedure: Call for information                          Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
South Texas area, approximately Austin and south.               Eligibility Requirements: Immigrants seeking
Provides compensation/pension and education benefits            citizenship
to eligible veterans and their dependents.                      Fees: Varies, visit website for more information
                                                                Intake procedure: Residency forms; I-600 and I-600A;
                                                                N-300; N-470; N-600; N-600K; I-797 and I-551 Card
U.S. Office of Inspector General-Medicare
Fraud                                                          Included among the immigration benefits the USCIS
330 Independence Avenue, S. W.                                 oversees are: citizenship, lawful permanent residency,
Washington, DC 20201                                           family- and employment-related immigration,
                                                               employment authorization, inter-country adoptions,
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asylum and refugee status, replacement immigration                 Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:45am;1:00pm-4:45pm - Dental
documents, and foreign student authorization.                      Student
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All persons
In addition to administering the programs that provide
                                                                   Fees: Call for information
these benefits, we also work to answer questions and
                                                                   Intake procedure: Call for appointment
find solutions to problems brought to our attention by
the public, special interest groups, other government              additional website: www.dentalscreening.com
agencies, and the U.S. Congress regarding immigration
                                                                   The Dental School at the UTHSCSA offers an extensive
concerns.
                                                                   range of dental treatments and oral healthcare services
                                                                   for adults and children. Because UTHSCSA is
University of Houston - Victoria                                   primarily an educational facility, prospective patients
3007 N. Ben Wilson                                                 interested in receiving dental care are primarily selected
Victoria, TX 77901                                                 on the basis of their teaching potential. Prospective
Phone: (361) 570-4848                                              patients for the pre-doctoral clinic receive a medical
Phone: (877) 970-4848                                              history review, intra/extra oral review and identification
Fax:(361) 580-5525                                                 of urgent treatment needs. Patients who are accepted for
Web: www.uhv.edu/bus/default.asp                                   care are treated by dental students under the supervision
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                      of faculty dentists. Treatment may include periodontal
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                              therapy, restorations, bridges, endodontics, partials or
Fees: Call for information                                         dentures. The UTHSCSA appreciates the contribution
Intake procedure: Call of Walk In                                  patients make to the students' education and supports the
                                                                   nondiscriminatory selection of patients.
University of Houston - Victoria
                                                                   There are three different levels of dentists from which to
University of Houston Victoria-Small Business                      choose: Dental Students, Post Doctorate Dental
Development Center                                                 Students, and Faculty Dentists. The least expensive are
3402 N. Ben Wilson                                                 the Dental Students, but will require longer time in the
Victoria, TX 77901                                                 dental chair. Post Doctorate in the medium range and
                                                                   Faculty Dentists are the highest of the three, but still at a
Phone: (361) 575-8944                                              reasonable rate.
Phone: (877) 895-7232
Fax:(361) 570-8931                                                 Fees may be paid in the form of cash, check, or credit
Web: www.sbdcvictoria.com                                          card. Payment is due on the date service is provided.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm                         Patients with insurance must also pay at the time service
Eligibility Requirements: None                                     is rendered. The Dental School will complete an
Fees: Free                                                         insurance claim for you to submit. Your insurance
Intake procedure: Call for appointment                             carrier, then, will reimburse you directly.

Provide free, confidential business counseling, training,          University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer
and technical assistance to existing and start-up                  Center
businesses in an eleven county area. Monthly meetings              1515 Holcombe Blvd.
are held with clients in Hallettsville, Beeville, Rockport,        Houston, TX 77030
Gonzales, and Kenedy/Karnes City.
                                                                   Phone: (713) 792-6161
University of Texas - Dental School                                Phone: (800) 392-1611
7703 Floyd Curl Dr.                                                Web: www.mdanderson.org
San Antonio, TX 78229                                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00am-5:00pm
                                                                   Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
Phone: (210) 567-3222                                              Fees: Call For Information
Phone: ( ) -                                                       Intake procedure: Application process
Fax:(210) 567-3261
Web: www.dental.uthscsa.edu                                       Provides programs that integrate patient care, research
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 8am-5pm; Wed, 8am-                  and prevention, and through education for
9pm - Faculty Dentist                                             undergraduate and graduate students, trainees,
                                                                  professionals, employees and the public.
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                                                             repair their homes. Rural areas include open country
University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston                 and places with population of 10,000 or less and, under
301 University Blvd                                          certain conditions, towns and cities between 10,000 and
Galveston, TX 77555-0144                                     25,000 population.
Phone: (800) 543-0142                                        Loan funds are available for repairs to improve or
Phone: (409) 747-6920                                        modernize a home, make it safer or more sanitary, or
Fax:(409) 772-6216                                           remove health and safety hazards. For homeowners age
Web: www.utmb.edu                                            62 and over who cannot repay a loan, grant funds are
Hours: Open 24/7                                             available to remove health and safety hazards, or
Eligibility Requirements: Income, diagnosis                  remodel dwellings to make them accessible to
Fees: Sliding scale                                          household members with disabilities.
Intake procedure: Doctor Referral, diagnosis                 Applicants must own and occupy the property to be
As one of the nation's leading medical centers, The          eligible for Section 504 funds, and must be able to
UTMB offers a full range of primary and specialty care       document ownership, the property must be considered
outpatient services at its on-campus and community-          modest for the area, not have an in-ground pool, and
based clinics. The UTMB Clinics logged more than             must not have a value in excess of the loan limit.
763,000 outpatient visits last year.                         502 Direct or Guaranteed Home Purchase Program.
Provides medical treatment to those who cannot afford        Purchase safe, well built, affordable homes as their
treatments and/or surgery.                                   primary residence in Rural areas.
DAMP helps provide medical treatment for uninsured           May finance up to 100% of market value or cost,
clients.                                                     whichever is less.
                                                             Call your Regional USDA Rural Development for more
Ure, Bruce - Victoria Chief of Police                        information. Residents of Calhoun, DeWitt, Jackson,
306 S. Bridge Street                                         Lavaca, Matagorda, Victoria and Wharton counties.
Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (361) 485-3700                                        USDA Rural Development (Goliad County)
Phone: (361) 573-3221                                        2287 N. Texas Boulevard Ste 1
Fax:(361) 576-9553                                           Alice, TX 78332
Web: www.ci.victoria.tx.us                                   Phone: (361) 668-0453
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                Fax:(361) 668-3947
Eligibility Requirements: Victoria Residents                 Web: www.rurdev.usda.gov
Fees: None                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm
Intake procedure: Call                                       Eligibility Requirements: Low income/Moderate
Public Official - Victoria Chief of Police                   Fees: Interest on Loans
                                                             Intake procedure: Application process
USDA Rural Development                                       The objective of the Section 504 loan and/or grant
700 N. Wells, Suite 204                                      program is to help very low-income owner occupants
Edna, TX 77957                                               (of modest single family homes in rural areas) repair
Phone: (361) 782-7151                                        their homes. Rural areas include open country and
Fax:(361) 782-3680                                           places with population of 10,000 or less and, under
Web: www.rurdev.usda.gov/tx/                                 certain conditions, towns and cities between 10,000 and
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm                                25,000 population.
Eligibility Requirements: Low-income & very low              Another valuable financing program offered through
income                                                       this is agency is the Direct 502 Single Family Housing
Fees: None                                                   Program. Through this program, very low to low
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                            income families can obtain financing to purchase an
The objective of the Section 504 Repair loan and/or          existing single family dwelling or to construct a new
grant program is to help very low-income owner               dwelling in eligible areas. Moderate income families
occupants (of modest single family homes in rural areas)     can obtain financing through the Guaranteed Loan
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Program. Several mortgage lenders are participating
with the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed loan                 UTMB Regional Maternal & Child Health
program. These programs offer fixed interest rates and          Program
require no down payment. Closing costs can usually be           2603 Hospital Dr.
rolled into the loan.                                           Victoria, TX 77901
Loan funds are available for repairs to improve or              Phone: (361) 576-2110
modernize a home, make it safer or more sanitary, or            Phone: (800) 917-8906
remove health and safety hazards. For homeowners age            Fax:(361) 576-2375
62 and over who cannot repay a loan, grant funds are            Web: www.utmb.edu
available to remove health and safety hazards, or               Hours: Mon. 8:00am-7:00pm, Tues-Fri, 8:00am-
remodel dwellings to make them accessible to                    5:00pm
household members with disabilities.                            Eligibility Requirements: Patients financially screened
Applicants must own and occupy the property to be               for eligibility for funding from government programs
eligible for Section 504 funds, and must be able to             such as Title V and Title XX, proofs required.
document ownership, the property must be considered             Fees: Private pay, Sliding scale, Medicaid and
modest for the area, not have an in-ground pool, and            Medicare Part A (only if deductible met and services
must not have a value in excess of the loan limit.              covered/patient must get prior a
                                                                Intake procedure: Self Referral, Doctor Referral
USDA Rural Development (Gonzales County)                        Provides Prenatal, Family Planning services, Breast and
3251 North Highway 123 Bypass                                   Cervical Cancer Control screening and diagnosis,
Seguin, TX 78155-7415                                           Dysplasia.
Phone: (830) 372-1043                                           Effective May 1, 2007, women who are pregnant,
Fax:(830) 372-0020                                              sterile, or have creditable health insurance are ineligible
Web: www.rurdev.usda.gov.tx                                     to receive WHP benefits.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                To qualify for the Women's Health Program, applicants
Eligibility Requirements: very low income
                                                                must be:
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call                                          (1)     Be a female, age of 18 through 44,
The objective of the Section 504 loan and/or grant              (2)     Not be receiving Medicaid, CHIP, or Medicare
program is to help very low-income owner occupants              services,
(of modest single family homes in rural areas) repair
                                                                (3)     Not pregnant or sterile,
their homes. Rural areas include open country and
places with population of 10,000 or less and, under             (4)     Not have creditable health coverage, and
certain conditions, towns and cities between 10,000 and
                                                                (5)    Have countable income, less than or equal to
25,000 population.
                                                                185% of the Federal Poverty Income Limit (FPIL).
Loan funds are available for repairs to improve or
                                                                The Form H1867/H1867-S, Women's Health Program
modernize a home, make it safer or more sanitary, or
                                                                Application/Women's Health Program (Spanish), Form
remove health and safety hazards. For homeowners age
                                                                H1867-R, Women's Health Program Renewal
62 and over who cannot repay a loan, grant funds are
                                                                application and Form H1831, Adjunctive Eligibility
available to remove health and safety hazards, or
                                                                Letter, have been revised to include the new policy
remodel dwellings to make them accessible to
                                                                requirements to determine if an applicant/recipient is
household members with disabilities.
                                                                pregnant, sterile, or has creditable health insurance.
Applicants must own and occupy the property to be
eligible for Section 504 funds, and must be able to             VA Outpatient Clinic
document ownership, the property must be considered             1502 E. Airline, Ste. 40
modest for the area, not have an in-ground pool, and            Victoria, TX 77901
must not have a value in excess of the loan limit.
                                                                Phone: (361) 582-7700
Call your USDA Rural Development for more                       Phone: (361) 582-7710
information.                                                    Fax:(361) 582-7701
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Web: www.tvc.state.tx.us                                            The Vanished Children's Alliance (VCA), a national
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:00am-4:30pm, Fri, 10:00am-                      non-profit, is dedicated to protecting all children from
4:30pm                                                              disappearing. To ensure children's safety, VCA educates
Eligibility Requirements: Veterans with honorable                   the public and professionals about the serious issue of
discharge and spouses (spouses must call for eligibility            abducted and runaway children. VCA works to prevent,
requirements)                                                       locate and recover child victims, and reunify them with
Fees: Call for information                                          their families, in collaboration with law enforcement,
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                   communities, and other credible agencies.
In addition to primary care, this clinic has mental health,
social work, nutrition, and podiatry services available to          Veterans Affairs Medical Center
eligible veterans.                                                  2002 Holcombe Blvd. Room 2A-112
                                                                    Houston, TX 77030-4298
Closed on all Federal Holidays.
                                                                    Phone: (713) 794-7785
                                                                    Phone: (800) 553-2278
Vacant - Silver Haired Legislator
                                                                    Fax:(713) 794-7913
204 Houston St.
                                                                    Web: www.tvc.state.tx.us
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
                                                                    Hours: Mon-Fri; 7:00am-4:00pm
Phone: (361) 552-3603                                               Eligibility Requirements: Veterans
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                       Fees: None
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                               Intake procedure: Application process
Fees: Call For Information
                                                                    To guarantee that Texas Veterans and their families
Intake procedure: Call for Information
                                                                    receive all the rights and
                                                                    entitlements provided for veterans by law.
To promote good government for all Texans through
active participation in public affairs; provides an avenue          Veterans of Foreign Wars - Calhoun County
through which older citizens may serve as a resource to             P.O. Box 782
public and private sectors, boards, and commissions that            Post 4403
shall complement other senior citizen groups,                       Port Lavaca, TX 77979
organizations, and agencies; develop a nonpartisan
forum for older Texans to discuss senior citizen issues,            Phone: (361) 552-3886
debate those issues, and establish legislative priorities           Phone: (361) 553-4685
for the Texas Legislature to consider; provide advocacy             Web: www.vfw.org
training enabling TSHL members to continue their role               Hours: Mon-Sat, after 5:00pm
within the community setting; and provide older Texans              Eligibility Requirements: Veterans of foreign wars
an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about                   Fees: Call for information
the legislative process through involvement.                        Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                    To serve all veterans and/or their surviving families.
Vanished Children's Alliance                                        Assists veterans, their wives, widows, or dependents in
991 W. Hedding Street, Ste. 101                                     filing claims for benefits. Helps in matters involving
San Jose, CA 95126                                                  insurance, burial, pensions, compensation, G. I. loans,
                                                                    certifications, and education.
Phone: (408) 296-1113
Phone: (800) 826-4743                                               Meetings are first and third Tuesdays of the month at
Fax:(408) 296-1117                                                  8:00 p.m.
Web: www.vca.org
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm Sighting hotline                      Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #4146 - Victoria
number 24 hrs. a day.                                               2001 Lova Drive
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                               Victoria, TX 77901
Fees: Free for searching parents and law enforcement.
Donations Appreciated.                                              Phone: (361) 573-2261
Intake procedure: Phone call, Website, E-mail                       Phone: (361) 550-6125
                                                                    Web: www.vfw.org
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Hours: Call for information                                       NAMI Veterans Council
Eligibility Requirements: Veterans of Foreign Wars
                                                                  Online Discussion Groups
Fees: Call for information
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                  Victims Initiative for Counseling, Advocacy, and
The VFW Foundation's mission is simple: support                   Restoration
programs to increase awareness of the sacrifices of               815 Brazos Suite 1100
America’s veterans; promote citizenship education,                Austin, TX 78701
volunteerism and positive youth programs; and facilitate
medical, rehabilitative, educational and employment               Phone: (888) 343-4414
services and needs for veterans and their families.               Phone: ( ) -
                                                                  Fax:(512) 477-6576
                                                                  Web: www.tlsc.org
Veterans Resource Center                                          Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
Colonial Place Three                                              Eligibility Requirements: Victims of Identity Theft
2107 Wilson Blvd Suite 300                                        Fees: None
Arlington, VA 22201                                               Intake procedure: Call for more information
Phone: (800) 950-6864                                             Provides assistance with reporting identity theft to law
Phone: (703) 524-7600                                             enforcement and credit bureaus. Assistance includes
Fax:(703) 524-9094                                                legal counseling and advice about recovering from and
Web:                                                              prevention of identity theft and help removing items
www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Find_Support/                 from credit report that were attributable to identity
Veterans_Resources/Veterans_Resource_Center.htm
                                                                  theft.
Hours: Website: 24 Hours 7 Days
Eligibility Requirements: Veterans and active duty
military members, as well as their families, friends, and         Victims of Family Violence:Waiver of Electric &
advocates.                                                        Telephone Service
Fees: None                                                        1701 N. Congress Avenue
Intake procedure: Visit web site or call number listed            Austin, TX 78711-3326
Veterans Resource Center features a growing                       Phone: (888) 782-8477
compilation of fact sheets, self-help information, online         Phone: (512) 936-7120
discussion groups, research and policy updates, and               Fax:(512) 936-7036
links to government agencies and other private                    Web: www.puc.state.tx.us
organizations. NAMI has made the Center a priority to             Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm
meet a growing need.                                              Eligibility Requirements: Victims of Family Violence
                                                                  Fees: None
Subjects covered are:                                             Intake procedure: Call for Information
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)                              Waiver letters are available for victims of family
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)                                      violence to waive the deposit for electric, telephone and
                                                                  gas service. The waiver letters can be found at
Public Policy and Legislation                                     www.puc.state.tx.us, go to link Low income assistance
Veterans Affairs and VISNs                                        programs. Also, on this website are fax numbers to the
                                                                  electric utility companies so the letter of guarantee or
Veterans and Mental Illness                                       certification or a referral letter.
 Links to support and assistance for Families, Children           The letter certifies that the person is a victim of family
and Spouses                                                       violence. It must be signed by one of the following: a
Women Veterans Resources                                          Family Violence Center; Treating Medical Personnel;
                                                                  Law Enforcement Personnel; Texas District Attorney or
Multicultural Resources                                           County District Attorney; Texas Equal Access to
Suicide Prevention                                                Justice Foundation Grantee.
Homelessness
                                                                  Victoria Adult Literacy Council
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802 E. Crestwood                                                   Fees: Private pay
Victoria, TX 77901                                                 Intake procedure: Walk-in; Referral; Call; E-Mail
Phone: (361) 573-7323                                              The Victoria Chamber of Commerce is a 501-c-3
Fax:(361) 582-4348                                                 organization with a mission dedicated to promoting and
Web: www.victoriaadultlit.org                                      protecting its members through diverse partnerships.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm                                      The Chamber accomplishes its programs of work
Eligibility Requirements: 16 years of age or older                 through a dedicated staff and volunteer committees who
Fees: Free                                                         organize and work to accomplish organization
Intake procedure: Walk-in; Call; application process,              objectives.
personal interview and screening
Work with those needing basic, reading, writing, and               Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry
math skills, English as a Second Language, GED                     401 E. Juan Linn
preparation, and tutoring. Also trains tutors to volunteer         Victoria, TX 77902
to work one or two hours per week with a student.                  Phone: (361) 572-0048
                                                                   Fax:(361) 574-8832
Victoria Area Coalition for the Homeless                           Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
1408 Melrose St.                                                   Eligibility Requirements: Low income
Victoria, TX 77901                                                 Fees: none
                                                                   Intake procedure: Walk in
Phone: (361) 575-5335
Phone: ( ) -                                                       To assist people in crisis situations with pantry food.
Fax:(361) 575-1323                                                 Distributes pantry food Monday-Friday (9:00am-Noon),
Hours: Meets last Thursday of every month.                         helps with water bill if it is a disconnect bill, helps with
Eligibility Requirements: Service providers,                       rent if there is an eviction notice, helps with emergency
Individuals, Businesses                                            groceries and assists with necessary medications.
Fees: None                                                         VCAM provides financial counseling and referral
Intake procedure: Call for information                             services.
A collaboration of local agencies which serve the
homeless population.                                               Victoria City Hall
                                                                   105 W. Juan Linn
                                                                   Victoria, TX 77901
Victoria Area Parkinson's Disease Support
Group                                                              Phone: (361) 485-3000
9606 N. Zac Lentz Pkwy                                             Fax:(361) 485-3510
Victoria, TX 77904                                                 Web: www.victoriatx.org
                                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (361) 485-2050                                              Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Hours: Meets 9:30am-11:00am - 3rd Tues. -                          Fees: Call For Information
Homewood Nursing Home                                              Intake procedure: Call or Walk-in
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information                                         Provides services for the City of Victoria
Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                                   Victoria City/County Animal Control
Mutual Support Group
                                                                   122 Perimeter Rd
                                                                   Victoria, TX 77905
Victoria Chamber of Commerce
3404 N. Ben Wilson                                                 Phone: (361) 578-3564
Victoria, TX 77901                                                 Fax:(361) 578-6841
                                                                   Web: www.vctx.org
Phone: (361) 573-5277                                              Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fax:(361) 573-5911                                                 Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Web: www.victoriachamber.org                                       Fees: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
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Intake procedure: Only accept animals from Victoria             Provides environmental health services to four counties
City/County                                                     including Calhoun, DeWitt, Jackson and Victoria
                                                                counties. Inspects and licenses all retail food
Local Rabies Control Authority. Offer information to
                                                                establishments including: restaurants, grocery and
qualified individuals about low-cost spay/neuter
                                                                convenience stores,mobile units, hospitals, nursing
program. Investigates animal bites and cruelty reports.
                                                                homes, schools, and institutional facilities. Investigates
Licensed quarantine facility. Pet adoptions.
                                                                sanitation and public health complaints and food borne
Enforce/educate on local animal ordinances.
                                                                illness. Permits and inspects special events, commercial
                                                                animal establishments in the City of Victoria and all
Victoria City/County Emergency Management                       newly installed on-site sewage facilities within the four
205 N. Bridge St, Suite 109                                     counties. Mosquito control in Victoria County.
Victoria, TX 77901                                              Conducts private and public water well coliform testing.
Phone: (361) 485-3362                                           Provides education on various public health issues
Phone: (361) 485-3365                                           including food safety and sanitation. Hours: Mon-Fri,
Fax:(361) 485-3366                                              8am-5pm; Closed everyday from Noon-1pm.
Web: www.victoriatx.org                                         Dental Services -children ages 4-21 - Medicaid only.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                   Hours are variable. Must have an appointment.
Eligibility Requirements: Victoria County residents
Fees: None                                                      Prescription Discount Card Program provides Victoria
Intake procedure: Call for information                          County residents an average savings of 20% on the
                                                                purchase of prescription drugs not covered by insurance.
Emergency management and flood plain management.
Local Special Needs Registry for disaster evacuation            Diabetes Services - Program Coordinator: Fax: (361)
transportation.                                                 485-9062. Provides diabetes-related services to the
                                                                Victoria area through funding form the Department of
Victoria City/County Health Department                          State health Services, Texas Diabetes Program.
2805 North Navarro                                              Community programs include: diabetes awareness
Victoria, TX 77901                                              presentations, self-management classes, physical
                                                                activity classes, and children's nutrition and activity
Phone: (361) 578-6281                                           programs. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-3pm; Closed everyday
Phone: (512) 834-6753                                           from Noon-1pm.
Fax:(361) 578-7046
Web: www.victoriacountytx.org/departments/health                Women, Infants, and Children Services provided to
Hours: Mon-Fri,8am-5pm                                          expecting mothers, breastfeeding mothers, and children
Eligibility Requirements: Depends on service rendered           ages 0-5. Services are made available to qualified
Fees: Depends of service rendered                               citizens of Calhoun, Dewitt, Goliad, Jackson, and
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                               Victoria counties. Services include dietary education,
                                                                issuance of formula and food vouchers, basic nutritional
Nursing Services -                                              testing and breastfeeding assistance. Clinics are present
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Well child             in all counties. Hours vary depending on clinic site.
visits (private pay), Immunizations, inclusive of               Saturday hours are available at the Victoria clinic site.
international travel vaccines, screening for sexually           Program Director - Kimberly Page, Registered
transmitted disease, screening for pregnancy,                   Dietician, Phone: 578-2884, Fax: 578-6627.
hypertension, cholesterol and diabetes, rabies vaccine          HIV/Special Services
depot, TB clinic and community education (various
topics). Hours: Mon, 9am-6:30pm; Tues, 8am-Noon;                Program Coordinator: Paul Kelliher
Wed & Thurs 8am-5:30pm; Fri, 8am-3pm; Closed                    Phone: (361)572-0125 Fax: (361)575-6342
everyday from Noon-1pm.
                                                                Provides medication assistance, food and shelter
Environmental Services -                                        assistance, counseling assistance, and medical care
Program Coordinators: Tammy Fikac, RS; James                    assistance for eligible patients residing in Calhoun,
Soderholtz, RS                                                  DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, and
                                                                Victoria counties.
fax: 361-579-6348
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Hours: Mon-Fri - 8am -5pm; closed everyday from                 read, and write in the English language for personal
noon-1pm.                                                       enrichment, employability, or college readiness.

Victoria City/County Health Dept.-WIC                           Victoria College, The
Program                                                         2200 E. Red River
2805 North Navarro                                              Victoria, TX 77901-4494
Victoria, TX 77901                                              Phone: (361) 573-3291
Phone: (361) 578-2884                                           Phone: (361) 572-6456
Fax:(361) 578-6627                                              Fax:(361) 572-6419
Web: www.health.vctx.org/                                       Web: www.victoriacollege.edu
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:00am-5:30pm, Fri, 8:00am-Noon               Hours: Mon, Thurs, 8:00am-4:30pm; Fri 8:00am-
Eligibility Requirements: Income guidelines,                    4:00pm; Tues, Wed 8:00am-5:30pm
nutritional risk condition & must live in area served           Eligibility Requirements: Senior Citizens (65 yrs old
Fees: None                                                      or older) may register for up to 6 hrs on a space-
Intake procedure: Call for appointment; Walk-in                 available basis. Tuition is waived
                                                                Fees: Call for information
Special supplement food program for women, infants,             Intake procedure: Walk-in admissions, business office,
and children including nutritional and breastfeeding            Financial Aid in Administration Bldg.
advise, counseling and a nutrition education program.
WIC also issues food vouchers for pregnant,                     The Victoria College is a multi-purpose, open-access
postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants and children           public community college serving Victoria and the
under the age of 5.                                             surrounding counties. Its mission is to create and
                                                                provide high-quality educational programs and services
Business Hours: 1st & 3rd Monday 8:00am - 12:00pm               which fulfill the needs of the individual and the
& 12:30pm - 5:30pm                                              community for intellectual growth, workforce training,
2nd & 4th Monday 9:30am - 12:00pm & 12:30pm -                   and cultural and personal enrichment.
7:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am - 12:00pm & 12:30pm -                 Victoria County Commissioner Court
5:30pm                                                          101 N. Bridge Room 102
                                                                Victoria, TX 77901
Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm
                                                                Phone: (361) 575-4558
2nd & 4th Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm                             Phone: ( ) -
                                                                Fax:(361) 573-7585
Victoria College Adult Education Program                        Hours: Mon-Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm
802 East Crestwood                                              Eligibility Requirements: Own no property
Victoria, TX 77901                                              Fees: Call for information
                                                                Intake procedure: Application process
Phone: (361) 573-7323
Fax:(361) 582-4348                                              Commissioners court contracts to Artero Memorial
Web: www.victoracollege.edu/adulteducation/                     Chapels for paupers burial. Person must not have any
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm Fri. 8:00-4:30pm                  resources or own no property. If there is a spouse the
Eligibility Requirements: Age 17 and over, officially           $255.00 burial expense provided by Social Security
withdrawn from school, academic skills less than high           applies toward burial expense. If Veteran they may
school graduate, regardless of GED/diploma                      qualify for veteran benefits for burial expense. Inquirer
Fees: Free; donations accepted                                  can contact Artero Memorial Chapels for application
Intake procedure: Pick up application packet                    process. Must be approved by the County Judge.
VC Adult Education provides instruction in basic skills         Commissioners Court meets every Monday at 10:00 am
and English as a Second Language (ESL). Basic Skills            in the Commissioners Courtroom, Victoria County
instruction is for the purpose of preparing for the GED         Courthouse.
test, college readiness, improving workplace skills, or
personal enrichment. ESL instruction is for the purpose         Victoria County Courthouse
of improving a person's ability to understand, speak,           115 N. Bridge Street
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Victoria, TX 77901                                               Victoria County DARE, Inc.
Phone: (361) 575-4558                                            101 N. Glass
Phone: (361) 575-1478                                            Victoria, TX 77901
Web: www.vctx.org                                                Phone: (361) 574-8088
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                    Phone: (361) 575-0651
Eligibility Requirements: Victoria County resident               Fax:(361) 574-8071
Fees: Call for information                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm, Weekends by event
Intake procedure: Call for information                           Eligibility Requirements: Elementary, Junior High
County Judge                                                     Fees: Free; Donations accepted
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call for appointment
Donald R. Pozzi
                                                                 D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a
County Clerk                                                     program taught in our county's school, public and
Val Huvar                                                        private. The emphasis of D.A.R.E is to help students
                                                                 recognize and resist the many direct and subtle pressures
Precinct No.1                                                    that influence them to experiment with drugs and
Chris F. Rivera                                                  alcohol and engage in violence. An officer trained to
                                                                 instruct D.A.R.E goes into the classroom and teaches
Precinct No.2                                                    according to a special D.A.R.E. curriculum.
Kevin Janak                                                      Another program has been added, G.R.E.A.T. about
Precinct No.3                                                    gang involvement.
Gary Burns                                                       Victoria County Fire Marshal Office
Precinct No.4                                                    25 N. Hangar Drive
                                                                 Victoria, TX 77904
Wayne D. Dierlam
                                                                 Phone: (361) 579-9103
Commissioners Service Centers                                    Fax:(361) 579-6121
                                                                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
 Precinct No.1 - Da Costa 575-8711                               Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                 Fees: None
 Precinct No.2 - Nursery 575-7932
                                                                 Intake procedure: Call
 Precinct No.3 - Goliad Hwy 578-8212
                                                                 The office coordinates the 11 volunteer Fire
 Precinct No.4 - Business 59 575-5221                            Departments in Victoria County.
County Commissioner Duties
                                                                 Victoria County Flood Plain Administrator
The job of the county commissioner calls for hands-on            205 N. Bridge, Suite 109
service delivery as well as policy-making budget                 Victoria, TX 77901
decisions.
                                                                 Phone: (361) 485-3362
Four commissioners, each elected from a quarter of the           Fax:(361) 485-3366
county's population, serve along with the county judge           Web:
on the commissioners court. In addition to assuring that         www.tfma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Member.Detail&I
county roads are maintained, commissioners vote with             D=432
the county judge to set the budget for all county                Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
departments and adopt a tax rate.                                Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Prescription Discount Card Program provides Victoria             Fees: Call for information
County residents an average savings of 20% on the                Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
purchase of prescription drugs not covered by insurance.         Floodplain determinations, code enforcement,
                                                                 construction permits. Located in the Pattie Dodson
                                                                 Health Department and is accessible to all.

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Victoria County Interfaith Disaster Response
1804 N. Laurent                                                Victoria County Sheriff's Office
Victoria, TX 77901                                             101 N. Glass
                                                               Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (361) 573-9157
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-Noon                                    Phone: (361) 575-0651
Eligibility Requirements: Disaster Victims                     Phone: (361) 574-8007
Fees: None                                                     Fax:(361) 574-8019
Intake procedure: Application process; Identification          Web: www.victoriasheriff.org
                                                               Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                               Eligibility Requirements: Anyone
Responds to unmet needs following disasters.                   Fees: Call for fees
Coordinates volunteer groups and provides financial            Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
resources when all other options have been explored.
                                                               Youth programs - Helping Hands, Junior Police
                                                               Academy, DARE, Explorers.
Victoria County Senior Citizens Association
603 E. Murray                                                  Crime Prevention Services - Citizens on Patrol,
Victoria, TX 77901                                             Neighborhood Watch, Security Surveys.
Phone: (361) 576-2189                                          Victim/Witness Assistance - Victim Rights, Protective
Phone: (361) 575-2865                                          Orders, Victim Compensation, Referrals. Project
Fax:(361) 578-8111                                             Lifesaver Program - GED; Spiritual Services,
Web: www.victoriaseniors.org                                   Alcoholics Anonymous, Anger Management.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 60 yrs or older and          Victoria County Tax Assessor Collectors Office
their spouses of any age.                                      205 N. Bridge St., Ste. 101
Fees: $2 suggested donation for meals                          Victoria, TX 77901
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                               Phone: (361) 576-3671
To improve the quality of life for senior citizens of          Fax:(361) 576-0477
Victoria County. To coordinate activities and services         Web: www.vctx.org
for senior citizens. Congregate meals and home                 Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:55pm
delivered meals to the ill and homebound.                      Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Transportation services, social activities, education          Fees: Call for information
opportunities - for anyone age 60 and over.                    Intake procedure: Call for information
                                                               Programs that provide advice and guidance on an
Victoria County Senior Citizens Center Central                 individual or group basis for people who need to
4009 Halsey                                                    understand the implications of the tax laws for
Victoria, TX 77901                                             individuals in their situation, who need copies of
Phone: (361) 575-2865                                          appropriate tax forms.
Phone: ( ) -
Web: www.victoriaseniors.org                                   Victoria Electric Cooperative Inc.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm                                 102 S. Ben Jordan St.
Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 60 yrs or older and          Victoria, TX 77902-2178
their spouses of any age.
                                                               Phone: (361) 573-2428
Fees: Donations accepted
                                                               Fax:(361) 573-5753
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                               Web: www.vicec.org
To improve the quality of life for senior citizens of          Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Victoria County. To coordinate activities and services         Eligibility Requirements: All persons living in service
for senior citizens. Congregate meals and home                 area
delivered meals to the ill and homebound.                      Fees: Private Pay; Membership
Transportation services, social activities, education          Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
opportunities - for anyone age 60 and over.
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Electrical problems                                          Victoria Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
                                                             114 Medical Drive
Victoria Fire Department                                     Victoria, TX 77904
606 East Goodwin
                                                             Phone: (361) 576-6128
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                             Fax:(361) 576-6563
Phone: (361) 485-3450                                        Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm; 24/7
Fax:(361) 485-3459                                           Eligibility Requirements: Disabled, handicapped and
Web: www.victoriatx.com                                      mobility impaired persons
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                                Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                        Pay
Fees: Medicare/Medicaid, Private insurance, private          Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
pay , free - fire only
                                                             A 122-bed facility Medicaid, Medicare and private pay
Intake procedure: Call for appointment; Call 911 for
                                                             approved. Individualized physical, occupational, speech
emergency
                                                             and respiratory therapy is offered by a full-time therapy
Fire, rescue, emergency medical service, promotions,         staff. IV therapy for residents needing pain
and education. Regional Hazmat team.                         management hydration and antibiotic therapy is offered.
                                                             Specialized rehab unit facility.
Victoria Lions Club
2703 Houston Hwy                                             Victoria Police Department
Victoria, TX 77902                                           306 South Bridge Street
                                                             Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (361) 550-6684
Hours: Irregular - Call for Details                          Phone: (361) 573-3221
Eligibility Requirements: School students only               Phone: (361) 485-3700
(through high school)                                        Fax:(361) 576-9553
Fees: Call for information                                   Web: www.victoriatx.org/police/index.htm
Intake procedure: Call for information                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                             Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Meets each Thursday at Noon at the Holiday Inn,
                                                             Fees: Free
Victoria. Supports the eye bank in Houston, Texas by
                                                             Intake procedure: Call for information
encouraging donors and supplying funds. Drop off
boxes for donated eyeglasses are located at Citizens         485-3799 - Police Training; Personnel Office
Medical Center, Interiors by Sherry on Salem Road,
                                                             572-6868 - Community Services Division
Nails Etc., and Our Lady of Sorrows. Sends
handicapped and diabetic kids to summer camp in              485-3730 - Previously reported case
Kerrville, Texas.                                            Victoria Police Department, Project Lifesaver
Help provide/purchase eyeglasses for school students         information available.
(through high school ONLY).                                  YOUTH PROGRAMS: Helping Hands, Junior Police
                                                             Academy, DARE, Explorers.
Victoria Narcotic Anonymous
3310 N. Ben Jordan                                           CRIME PREVENTION SERVICES: Citizens on Patrol,
Victoria, TX 77901                                           Neighborhood Watch, Security Surveys.
Phone: (361) 575-8206                                        VICTIM/WITNESS ASSISTANCE: Victim Rights,
Hours: Mon, Wed, & Fri, 7pm-8:00pm                           Protective Orders, Victim Compensation, Referrals.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                        INMATE ASSISTANCE: GED, Spiritual Services,
Fees: Call for information                                   Alcoholics Anonymous, Anger Management.
Intake procedure: Call for information
Victoria Narcotics Anonymous meets Mon, Wed, and
Fri. Fellowship begins at 6:30-7:00pm. The meeting
begins at 7pm.

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Victoria Preservation, Inc.                                          Fax:(361) 580-3206
PO Box 1486                                                          Web: www.gcrpc.org
Victoria, TX 77902                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00am-6:00pm in Victoria city limits,
                                                                     Mon-Fri, 7:00am-3:00pm in Victoria County.
Phone: (361) 573-1878                                                Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fax:(361) 573-5247                                                   Fees: Under 5yrs. free, one-way trips fares, 10-pass
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-Noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm                           fare, 20-pass fare, Pass, fare or ticket is expected upon
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
                                                                     boarding
Fees: Call for information
                                                                     Intake procedure: call, 1 day advance notice is
Intake procedure: Call for information                               required for rural transportation
Victoria Preservation, Inc., a non-profit corporation, was           Fixed route transportation within Victoria city limits.
founded in 1980 to promote the preservation of historic
resources in Victoria. Since its inception, the                      Curb-to-curb demand response services are available
organization has participated in numerous projects in the            Monday through Friday for rural residents of Victoria
city, including a historic resources survey and multiple             County, which includes: Airport area, Bloomington,
resource National Register nominations, a preservation               DaCosta, Inez, Mission Valley, McFaddin, Placedo,
plan, and the restoration of Patti Welder school.                    Quail Creek, Nursery, Raisin and Telferner. Also,
Ongoing programs include a historic structures tour, a               operates DeWitt county RTransit program.
project recognition program, an annual awards
presentation, and educational forums                                 Victoria Visitor's Center
                                                                     3404 N. Ben Wilson St.
Victoria Public Library                                              Victoria, TX 77901
302 N. Main Street                                                   Phone: (361) 582-4285
Victoria, TX 77901                                                   Phone: (800) 926-5774
Phone: (361) 485-3301                                                Fax:(361) 573-5911
Phone: (361) 485-3304                                                Web: www.victoriatexasinfo.com
Fax:(361) 572-2779                                                   Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Web: www.victoriapubliclibrary.org                                   Eligibility Requirements: All Persons
Hours: Mon-Thur, 9:00am-9:00pm; Fri-Sat, 9:00am-                     Fees: None
5:00pm                                                               Intake procedure: Call, wal-in, email, written
Eligibility Requirements: Texas Resident                             Provide information and referrals to individuals and
Fees: No fee for use, customary fines for overdue, lost,             groups that are planning on visiting the area. Provide
or damaged items                                                     assistance to individuals and groups in promoting
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                    Victoria to the outside area. Provides resources to the
The primary objective of the Victoria Public Library is              planning of events, information regarding hotels,
to provide free library service for all citizens of Victoria         meeting venues, restaurants, attractions, activities and
County. The library offers information assistance                    other needs of the traveling public. Assist in planning of
during regular library hours and offers e-mail reference             events that showcase Victoria.
as well. The children's department continues to offer
quality programs as well as books for children.                      Victoria Youth Soccer Organization
Computers and wireless internet access, a Local History              314 Big Bend Dr.
and Genealogy section and free computer classes are all              Victoria, TX 77903
available at the library. The Homebound program is
                                                                     Phone: (361) 578-8976
available for patrons who cannot get out of their homes
                                                                     Fax:(361) 578-8976
and free interlibrary loan service is provided.
                                                                     Web: www.vyso.org
                                                                     Hours: Call for information
Victoria Transit                                                     Eligibility Requirements: Youth
1908 N. Laurent, Suite 110                                           Fees: Private pay, Donations accepted
Victoria, TX 77901                                                   Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (361) 578-8775
Phone: (877) 538-6819
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An organized youth soccer league for children 4-17                  VISD Career Development School
years of age. Youth membership fees provide access to               104 Profit Drive
age appropriate team placement, regulation size soccer              Victoria, TX 77901
fields, licensed coaches and referees, secondary liability
insurance, full uniform and concession stand on site.               Phone: (361) 788-9288
Each season guarantees 8-10 games with majority of                  Fax:(361) 788-9656
games played in Victoria. Adult membership is free of               Web: www.visd.com
                                                                    Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm
charge and coaching and referee training clinics are
                                                                    Eligibility Requirements: Must live in VISD School
available throughout the year.
                                                                    District
                                                                    Fees: None for attendance
Victory Life Ministries
                                                                    Intake procedure: Registration
2902 E. North St.
Victoria, TX 77901                                                  VISD Career Development School serves grades 9, 10,
                                                                    11, 12. CDS is a Career and Technology Campus
Phone: (361) 572-9888
                                                                    offering Vocational Training; School Assistance
Hours: Open 24/7
                                                                    Program (SAP); Registered Nurse on campus.
Eligibility Requirements: Persons with addictions
Fees: Free; donations accepted
Intake procedure: Call for information or walk in
                                                                    VISD Chandler Elementary School
                                                                    5105 Guy Grant Rd.
A religious centered facility that offers shelter, food and         Victoria, TX 77904
clothes to residents who want to change their lifestyle
                                                                    Phone: (361) 788-9587
who have addictions. May stay for up to six months.
                                                                    Fax:(361) 788-9590
                                                                    Web:
VISD Administration Building                                        www.visd.com/campuses/elementary/Chandler/FRONT
102 Profit Drive
                                                                    PG.HTM
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                                    Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00am-5:00pm
Phone: (361) 576-3131                                               Eligibility Requirements: Live in School District; May
Phone: (361) 788-9322                                               apply for minority to majority transfer
Fax:(361) 788-9643                                                  Fees: Free
Web: www.visd.com                                                   Intake procedure: Registration
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
                                                                    School open to students weekdays 7:20am - 3:10pm.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
                                                                    Programs offered: After School Program, Back-to-
Fees: Call for information
                                                                    School supply assistance (limited), Breakfast - Free if
Intake procedure: Call
                                                                    qualified, Mentoring Program, Parent Organizations,
Administration offices, Central Warehouse, Food                     Student Assistance Programs (SAP), Tutoring Services
Service, and Management Information services. Speech                (limited).
Therapy is in the Special Services Dept.
                                                                    VISD Crain Middle School
VISD Aloe Elementary School                                         2706 N. Azalea
62 Chaparral Dr.                                                    Victoria, TX 77901
Victoria, TX 77905
                                                                    Phone: (361) 573-7453
Phone: (361) 788-9509                                               Phone: (361) 788-9558
Fax:(361) 788-9662                                                  Fax:(361) 788-9566
Web: www.visd.com                                                   Web: www.visd.com
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:10am-3:10pm                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th                            Eligibility Requirements: Middle School
Fees: None                                                          Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                   Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Grades PCD, Pre-K through 5                                         Middle School


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VISD DeLeon Elementary School                                  VISD Family Connection Center
1002 Santa Barbara                                             1611 E. North Street
Victoria, TX 77904                                             Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (361) 788-9553                                          Phone: (361) 788-9673
Fax:(361) 788-9634                                             Fax:(361) 788-9711
Web:                                                           Web: www.visd.com
www.visd.com/campuses/elementary/DeLeon/default.ht             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm;Thursday, 8:00am-
m                                                              5:30pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:30pm                                  Eligibility Requirements: Open to all families in
Eligibility Requirements: Must live in school district         Victoria County.
Fees: None to attend                                           Fees: Free
Intake procedure: Application Process                          Intake procedure: Call
Programs offered: After School Program, Back-to-               Open to all families in Victoria County to have the
school supply assistance, Breakfast-Free if qualify,           necessary tools and materials to help their children in
Mentoring Program, Parent Organizations, Registered            school.
Nurse on campus, School Assistance Program, Summer
                                                               Offers Parents as Teachers Program.
School, Tutoring services, Youth recreation
organizations hosted (e.g. Boy & Girl Scouts).
                                                               VISD Guadalupe Elementary School
                                                               1952 Guadalupe Rd.
VISD Dudley Magnet School
                                                               Victoria, TX 77905
3307 Callis Street
Victoria, TX 77901                                             Phone: (361) 788-9906
                                                               Fax:(361) 788-9357
Phone: (361) 788-9517
                                                               Web: www.visd.com
Fax:(361) 788-9523
                                                               Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00am-4:00pm
Web:
                                                               Eligibility Requirements: K thru 5th
www.visd.com/campuses/magnet/dudley/DUDLEY.HT
                                                               Fees: None
M
                                                               Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-3:45pm
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th                       Elementary School
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                              VISD Hope School
                                                               1301 N. Nimitz St.
Elementary School
                                                               Victoria, TX 77901
Summer Food Program:
                                                               Phone: (361) 788-9677
Breakfast 7am-8am, Lunch 11:00-1:00pm, 06/09-                  Fax:(361) 788-9907
0808M-Fr                                                       Web: www.visd.com
                                                               Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:30pm
VISD F. W. Gross Montessori                                    Eligibility Requirements: Victoria County resident
1208 S. Navarro Street                                         Fees: None
Victoria, TX 77901                                             Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Phone: (361) 788-9500                                          Special services administration offices only. No
Fax:(361) 788-9504                                             students are at this address. Students are located at
Web: www.visd.com                                              different campus sites.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:45pm
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th                       VISD Hopkins Academy
Fees: None                                                     110 Hopkins Road
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                              Victoria, TX 77901
Elementary Schools                                             Phone: (361) 788-9527
                                                               Fax:(361) 788-9635

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Web:                                                            Eligibility Requirements: All persons
www.visd.com/campuses/magnet/hopkins/index.html                 Fees: No fees/Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:40am-5:00pm                                   Intake procedure: Call for Information
Eligibility Requirements: Must live in school district;
                                                                On-Line Registration available.
Can apply as a Magnet Student
Fees: None                                                      Parents and children have the opportunity to choose the
Intake procedure: Registration                                  programs that best suit their needs. Magnet Schools
                                                                work with each individual child's interest and aptitude.
School is open to student weekdays 7:00am - 4:30pm.
School programs offered: Computer lab open to                   Patti Welder Magnet Middle School: 6th-8th grades
parents, LVN Nurse on campus, Tutoring Services.                Juan Linn Math & Science Magnet School: K-5th
                                                                grades
VISD Howell Middle School
2502 Fannin Drive                                               Dudley Magnet School: K-5th grades
Victoria, TX 77901                                              O'Connor Magnet School: K-5th grades
Phone: (361) 578-1561                                           Shields Magnet School: K-5th grades
Phone: (361) 788-9537
Fax:(361) 788-9547                                              Hopkins Academy: K-5th grades
Web: www.visd.com                                               F. W. Gross Montessori Magnet: 3-year-old - 5th grade
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Eligibility Requirements: Middle School - 6th thru 8th          Rowland Magnet School: K-5th grades
grade                                                           Smith Magnet School: K-5th grades
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                               Profit Magnet High School

Middle School                                                   VISD Memorial High School
                                                                1110 Sam Houston Dr.
VISD Juan Linn Magnet School                                    Victoria, TX 77901
601 East Colorado
Victoria, TX 77901                                              Phone: (361) 575-7451
                                                                Phone: (361) 788-9787
Phone: (361) 788-9600                                           Fax:(361) 788-9701
Fax:(361) 788-9603                                              Web: www.visd.com/Memorial/index.shtml
Web:                                                            Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm
www.visd.com/campuses/magnet/juanlinn/JUANLINN.                 Eligibility Requirements: High School
HTM                                                             Fees: None
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-4:30pm                                   Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th
Fees: None                                                      High School
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                VISD MHS Stroman Campus
Elementary School                                               3002 E. North
Summer Food Program:                                            Victoria, TX 77901
Breakfast 8:30am-9:00am; Lunch 11:35am-12:35am;                 Phone: (361) 578-2711
June 9th-Aug. 8. 2008                                           Phone: (361) 788-9868
                                                                Fax:(361) 788-9814
VISD Magnet Schools Office                                      Web: www.visd.com/Memorial/index.shtml
PO Box 1759                                                     Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Victoria, TX 77902                                              Eligibility Requirements: High School, Grades 9 and
                                                                10
Phone: (361) 788-9272                                           Fees: None
Fax:(361) 788-9642                                              Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Web: www.visd.com
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
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High School                                                   VISD Patti Welder Magnet Middle School
Summer Food Program:                                          1604 E. North Street
                                                              Victoria, TX 77901
Breakfast 7:00am-8:00am, Lunch 10:00am-1:00pm,
06/16-07/14/08                                                Phone: (361) 575-4553
                                                              Phone: (361) 788-9628
                                                              Fax:(361) 788-9629
VISD Mission Valley School
                                                              Web:
12063 FM 236
                                                              www.visd.com/campuses/magnet/pwelder/pwschoolho
Victoria, TX 77905
                                                              me.htm
Phone: (361) 788-9514                                         Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Fax:(361) 788-9689                                            Eligibility Requirements: Middle School
Web:                                                          Fees: None
www.visd.com/campuses/elementary/Mission_Valley/in            Intake procedure: Call or walk-in;furnish required
dex.htm                                                       papers
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00am-3:00pm
                                                              Middle School
Eligibility Requirements: K thru 5th
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                             VISD Profit Magnet High School
                                                              102 Profit Drive
Elementary School - K thru 5th                                Victoria, TX 77901
                                                              Phone: (361) 788-9650
VISD Mitchell Guidance Center
                                                              Phone: (361) 788-9725
306 E. Commercial St.
                                                              Fax:(361) 788-9649
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                              Web: www.visd.com
Phone: (361) 788-9658                                         Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Fax:(361) 788-9665                                            Eligibility Requirements: High School
Web: www.visd.com/                                            Fees: None
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm                                 Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Eligibility Requirements: Alternative Junior High and
                                                              High School
High School
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                             VISD Rowland Elementary School
                                                              2706 Leary Lane
Alternative Junior High School thru High School               Victoria, TX 77902
                                                              Phone: (361) 788-9549
VISD O'Connor Magnet School
                                                              Phone: (361) 788-9550
3402 Bobolink
                                                              Fax:(361) 788-9902
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                              Web: www.visd.com
Phone: (361) 788-9572                                         Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Fax:(361) 788-9575                                            Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th
Web:                                                          Fees: Free
www.visd.com/campuses/magnet/oconnor/home.htm                 Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
                                                              Elementary School
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                             VISD Shields Magnet School
                                                              3400 Bluebonnet
Elementary School                                             Victoria, TX 77901
Summer Food Program:                                          Phone: (361) 788-9593
Breakfast 7:30am-8:30am, Lunch 11:30-12:30pm,                 Fax:(361) 788-9691
06/09-06/13 then 0707-0808                                    Web:
                                                              www.visd.com/campuses/magnet/Schools/shield.asp
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Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm                            Elementary School
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th
Fees: None                                               VISD William Wood Elementary
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                        183 Wood Hi School Rd.
Elementary School                                        Victoria, TX 77901

Summer Food Program:                                     Phone: (361) 788-9533
                                                         Fax:(361) 788-9912
Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm,           Web: www.visd.com
6/09-8/08                                                Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:00pm
                                                         Eligibility Requirements: K thru 5th
VISD Smith Elementary School                             Fees: None
2901 Erwin                                               Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                         Elementary School
Phone: (361) 788-9605
Fax:(361) 788-9688                                       Vision USA
Web: www.visd.com                                        243 North Lindbergh Blvd.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm                            Saint Louis, MO 63141
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th
Fees: None                                               Phone: (800) 766-4466
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                        Phone: (800) 365-2219
                                                         Web: www.aoanet.org/
Elementary School                                        Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm CST
Summer Food Program:                                     Eligibility Requirements: Must be employed or living
                                                         in household where there is one working. Must have no
Breakfast 8am-9am, Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm, 06/09-         vision insurance. Have a low income and not have had
08/08                                                    an eye exam within the last 2 years.
                                                         Fees: Call for information
VISD Transportation Office                               Intake procedure: Call for information; Application
908 N Laurent                                            over telephone
Victoria, TX 77901
                                                         Optometrists and other professionals will look to the
Phone: (361) 578-1538                                    American Optometric Association for professional
Fax:(361) 788-9617                                       standards, research and education leadership which
Web: www.visd.com                                        serve to enhance and ensure competent, quality patient
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm                            care.
Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Fees: Call for information                               The public, optometrists and other professionals will
Intake procedure: Call                                   turn to the American Optometric Association for reliable
                                                         and current information related to optometry, eye care
School bus transportation                                and health care policy.

VISD Vickers Elementary School                           Waelder Animal Control
708 Glascow Street                                       370 Hwy 90 West
Victoria, TX 77904                                       Waelder, TX 78959
Phone: (361) 788-9579                                    Phone: (830) 788-7270
Fax:(361) 788-9663                                       Phone: (830) 788-7331
Web:                                                     Fax:(830) 788-7432
www.visd.com/campuses/elementary/Vickers/homepag         Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
e.htm                                                    Eligibility Requirements: All persons
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm                            Fees: Call for information
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th                 Intake procedure: Call
Fees: None
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
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Provides city animal control.                                     courtesy to all patients, insurance filing is provided for
                                                                  Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurance
Waelder ISD Elementary School                                     claims.
109 N. Ave. C
Waelder, TX 78959                                                 Waelder Police Department
                                                                  Hwy. 90 West
Phone: (830) 788-7221
                                                                  Waelder, TX 78959
Phone: (830) 788-7391
Fax:(830) 788-7429                                                Phone: (830) 788-7270
Web: www.esc13.net/waelder                                        Fax:(830) 788-7432
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM                                Hours: 7 days 24 hours
Eligibility Requirements: Pre-K thru 5th                          Eligibility Requirements: Persons who reside in
Fees: None                                                        Waelder
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                 Fees: None
                                                                  Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Elementary School; Pre-K thru 5th
                                                                  Waelder Police Department
Waelder ISD High School
109 N. Ave C                                                      Waelder Public Library
Waelder, TX 78959                                                 310 N. Ave E
                                                                  Waelder, TX 78959
Phone: (830) 788-7151
Phone: (830) 788-7391                                             Phone: (830) 788-7167
Fax:(830) 788-7323                                                Fax:(830) 788-7541
Web: www.esc13.net/waelder                                        Hours: Mon-Fri, Noon-5:00pm
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm                                     Eligibility Requirements: Call for Information
Eligibility Requirements: 6th thru 12th                           Fees: None
Fees: None                                                        Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in
                                                                  This library is the central facility for the library system
Grades 6th - 12th.                                                that serves Waelder, Texas. There is five computers for
                                                                  use in the library. Summer reading program available
Waelder Medical Clinic                                            for all children.
Avenue G. & 3rd Street
Waelder, TX 78959                                                 Waelder Senior Center
                                                                  311 Hwy. 90W
Phone: (830) 788-7280
                                                                  Waelder, TX 78959
Fax:(830) 788-7623
Web: www.gonzaleshealthcare.com                                   Phone: (830) 672-7014
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:00pm                                    Fax:(830) 672-6469
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                             Hours: Mon - Fri; 10:00am-1:00pm
Fees: Medicare; Medicaid, Private Insurance; Private              Eligibility Requirements: Seniors 60 years or older and
Pay                                                               their spouse of any age
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in                                 Fees: Donations Accepted, noon lunch price.
                                                                  Intake procedure: Application process
The Rural Health Clinics are staffed by four physicians,
all of whom are Board Certified in Family Practice, two           Nutrition program for seniors 60 years or older and their
physician's assistants and a full medical and business            spouses of any age.
office support staff. The clinics are the major providers
of primary care services for Gonzales and the                     Waelder Volunteer Fire Dept
surrounding areas providing primary care services,                314 Hwy 90 W.
including adult and geriatric medicine, and patient               Waelder, TX 78959
education. The staff, both medical and support, offers
male and female providers, and is bilingual. Expanded             Phone: (830) 788-7331
hours include evenings and weekends. And, as a                    Fax:(830) 788-7432
                                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
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Eligibility Requirements: All persons                        Wehlmann, Steve - DeWitt County Constable -
Fees: Call for information                                   Precinct 2
Intake procedure: Call for information                       208 E. Live Oak St.
Fire Department                                              Cuero, TX 77954
                                                             Phone: (361) 275-2123
Wagner Medical Clinic                                        Fax:(361) 275-3199
124 E. Wolters 2nd St.                                       Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Shiner, TX 77984                                             Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Phone: (361) 594-3132                                        Fees: Call for information
Fax:(361) 594-4104                                           Intake procedure: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:00am-6:00pm, Fri. 8:00am-                Public Official - DeWitt County Constable Precinct 2
5:00pm, Sat. 8:00am-Noon
Eligibility Requirements: All persons                        Welfel, Henry “;Hank”; - Victoria County
Fees: Medicare; Medicaid; Private Pay; Veterans              Justice of the Peace
assistance; PPO; Worker Comp; Chips; Com INS                 104 Teakwood #3
Intake procedure: Walk-in; Referral; Call for                Victoria, TX 77901
appointment
                                                             Phone: (361) 573-5073
Wagner Medical Clinic                                        Fax:(361) 572-0441
                                                             Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of Victoria                  Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
102 Medical Drive                                            Fees: Call for information
Victoria, TX 77904                                           Intake procedure: Call for information
Phone: (361) 576-6200                                        Public Official - Victoria County Justice of the Peace
Phone: (361) 580-5174
Fax:(361) 580-1686                                           Wenske, Kenneth - Calhoun County Constable -
Web: www.warmsprings.org                                     Precinct 2
Hours: Open 24/7                                             547 Royal Rd.
Eligibility Requirements: Diagnosis                          Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Fees: Medicare, Insurance
Intake procedure: Call or walk-in, Physician Referral        Phone: (361) 551-2752
                                                             Phone: (361) 649-9219
A 26-bed long term acute care hospital that provides         Fax:(361) 552-9992
specialized care for acutely ill patients requiring          Hours: Open 24/7
complex medical management and therapeutic care.             Eligibility Requirements: Call for information
Outpatient services also available.                          Fees: Call for information
                                                             Intake procedure: Application Process
Weesatche Volunteer Fire Department
4433 Post Oak Rd.                                            Public Official - Calhoun County Constable Precinct 2
WEESATCHE, TX 77993
                                                             West Texas Boys Ranch
Phone: (361) 564-2144                                        10223 Boys Ranch Road
Phone: (361) 645-3451                                        San Angelo, TX 76904-3665
Hours: Sun-Sat; 24 hours
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information              Phone: (800) 756-9827
Fees: Call for information                                  Phone: (325) 949-1936
Intake procedure: Call for information                      Fax:(325) 949-1930
                                                            Web: www.wtbr.org
Volunteer Fire Department                                   Hours: Mon-Fr