North Texas Support Line
The North Texas Behavioral Health Authority launched a dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line to provide trauma informed support and psychological first aid to those experiencing stress and anxiety. It is normal to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during times of public crisis. This dedicated line will provide relief to their traditional crisis line while providing the necessary support within our community as we work through this specific crisis. The NTBHA COVID-19 Mental Health Support line is available 24/7 and can be reached at 833-251-7544.
Statewide Support Line
Texas Health and Human Services also provides COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. Operated by the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, the support line offers trauma-informed support and psychological first aid to those experiencing stress and anxiety related to COVID-19. Counseling services are confidential and free of charge to people who call the hotline. The toll-free support line is available 24/7 and can be reached 833-986-1919.
North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank has multiple food pantries across the metroplex with a convenient map on their website to find the nearest food pantry. The organization also has Mobile Food Pantries (which require you to have a vehicle for pick up), Food Programs for Seniors called the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and offers assistance with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is formerly known as “food stamps.”
440 South Nursery Rd, Ste. 101,
114 East Second St.
The Salvation Army - Irving
250 E. Grauwyler Rd.
DART Grocery Pickup and Delivery for Paratransit Customers
DART Paratransit drivers will pick up groceries from the store and deliver directly to the customer. There is no charge for this service, but customers must have placed their orders directly with the grocery store and provide DART with the pickup ID information.
Pro Bono Legal Help if You Get an Eviction Notice
When Your Landlord has Locked You Out or Cut Off Your Utilities
Housing Crisis Center: 214-828-4244
Dallas County Tenant Hotline: 214-653-6563 or 833-743-0072
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas: 214-748-1234
Texas Tenant Advisor
Texas Apartment Association:
Apartment Association of Greater Dallas: 972-385-9091
Texas Tenants Union: 214-823-2733
Crisis Ministries: 972-254-0973
Level Pathways (for homeless students): 972-887-3344
Brighter Tomorrows (domestic violence shelter): 972-254-4003
Family Gateway (family homeless shelter): 214-823-4500
Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support: 214-946-4357
Texas Workforce Commission to file for unemployment benefits. Apply as soon as possible as Texas does not pay benefits for the weeks before your application is completed. The Texas Workforce Commission determines your weekly unemployment benefit amount by dividing your earnings for the highest paid quarter of the base period by 25, up to a maximum of $521 per week. Benefits are available for up to 26 weeks plus an additional 13 weeks through the stimulus package for a total of 39 weeks. The stimulus package adds an additional $600 per week on top of the state provided unemployment benefits through July 31st. Click here for a guide to Collecting Unemployment Benefits in Texas.
WorkInTexas.com is the Texas Workforce Commission's online application that offers job seekers immediate and continuous access to job matching services to nearly 500,000 jobs. The site matches job openings with qualified job seekers, generates notices to alert them to potential job opportunities and allows job seekers can also browse thousands of job postings including all Texas state agency jobs.
Say Yes to Dallas and the Dallas Regional Chamber with partners across North Texas, are connecting workers displaced by the COVID-19 outbreak. Several organizations are hiring large numbers of employees and this site helps job seekers find openings in essential industries that have ramped up hiring locally.