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2-1-1 website (link opens in new window)
2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that provides information and referral to the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. 2-1-1 can be accessed by either dialing 2-1-1 from a landline or mobile device or using the website. You can access this information 24/7 from any location using today's technology. The database is beneficial and convenient for all professionals.

Amarillo City Transit
PO Box 1971

City of Amarillo Transit page (Link opens in new window)
Has fares, routes, rules for bus riders.

806-383-6990 (anyone available) 
This is a large outreach center that assists families with food, clothing, and household items. Families can call on Monday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon to get appointment for that week.

Food outreach is every Wednesday morning at 9:45 a.m.  

Parents need picture identification card and social security card of family members. People must attend a short church session before getting assistance. Doors are locked at 9:45 a.m.

Clothing outreach is scheduled for the first and third Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Social security cards of parents and child are required.

CareNet Referral List of all kinds of Resources - Car Seats
Call Julie Poindexter at NWTH 806-354-1444

CareNet referrals.doc (Link opens in new window)
If a woman delivers and takes the one hour class, they will give a car seat to the family before they leave. No infant seats.

Catholic Family Services
Catholic Family Services website (link opens in new window)

Helps with shelter, first time home buyer classes for immigrants, refugees, adoption, eye program over 18, food assistance for 55 & older and disabled.

Central Church of Christ Community Outreach
1401 S. Monroe
Central CofC website (link opens in new window)

  • Food Pantry
  • Personal Grooming Supplies
  • Utility Assistance
  • Automotive Gas Assistance
  • Prescription Drug Assistance
  • Help with Drivers license, birth certificates and ID's until funds are depleted

Coalition of Health Services
301 S. Pollk Suite 740
Coalition of Health Services website (link opens in new window)

Has clothing and soft goods such as bedding, pillows, etc. for low income families, families of children with disabilities or adults with disabilities. Clothing is also available in various sizes. Bedding is available for twin, queen, full and king beds

Cornerstone Outreach
1111 N. Buchanan
Cornerstone Outreach website (link opens up in new window)

  • Food give away is every Friday at noon or call if an emergency.
  • Kids Feeding Kids: This is a summer food program.
  • Counseling Services
  • Clothing Tuesday to Thursday or by appointment

Eyeglasses Help
Maverick Club: 806-372-8393
Has vouchers for sight for student glasses.Contact Jessica for the vouchers.

Sight for Students: Sight for Students website (link opens in new window)

HIS Vision Center: 806-352-5615
This center, located on Eighth Avenue, opens about once a month to give free adult eye exams and glasses.  It is sponsored by St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Downtown Lions Club

Downtown Lions Club of Amarillo: 806-373-0648

Faith City Mission
401 SE 2nd
Meals served Monday through Saturday 5:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5:00 p.m.

Food Stamps, Medicaid and TANF Services
28 Western Plaza Drive
Your Texas Benefits website (link opens in new window)

You can get a phone interview and an appointment will be set up if necessary. 

Free Clothes
301 S. Polk, Ste 740
806-337-1700 ext. 212
Uniting Parents have clothing for students that need them. There is mostly women's and girls but there are a few men's shirts and t-shirts. Call and make an appointment.

Freedom Baptist Church
900 Alta Vista

  • Call ahead
  • Food give-away every 4th Thursday of the month if there are 4 weeks in a month 
  • Clothing Give-away is 5 p.m.
  • Food Give-away is at 6 p.m.

High Plains Food Bank
Contact Nellie Ramon: 806-374-8562
High Plains Food Bank website (link opens in new window)

Nellie can help people throughout the Panhandle get signed up for food stamps, Medicaid, TANF and Chip.

Homeless Services for AISD
Call Kimber: 806-326-3253
Is housed at Guyon Saunders Resource Center. Can assist families that are homeless with school supplies, clothing, food and bus tokens.

Eveline Rivers Coat Give-Away
314 S. Jefferson
Coats are given to infants, preschoolers, and school aged children only. Must have the original Eveline Rivers referral from school or agency, Social Security cards for every child or a registration form from school or school ID, Proof of residence.  Children must be present to get a coat.

Housing Rights
West Texas Legal Services
203 SW 8th Ave, Amarillo
806-373-6808 (Link opens in new window)
No charge for legal services if the person qualifies for services based on income. Cannot be used for any fee generated legal issue. This service helps with housing and landlord services and other issues.

Kids' Cafe
Kids Cafe Locations and Schedules:

  • Hamlet Elementary - Monday through Friday, 4:30pm. to 5:30pm
  • Humphrey's Highland Elementary - Monday through Friday, 4:00pm. to 5:30pm
  • Lee Elementary - Monday through Friday, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
  • San Jacinto Elementary - Monday through Friday, 4:00pm. to 5:30pm

Office of Vital Statistics
City of Amarillo
509 E. 7th
City of Amarillo Vital Statistics page (link opens in new window)

Anyone needing a Texas birth certificate can get a copy here. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost for a birth certificate is $24.00.

Panhandle Community Services, "Panhandle Express"
1309 W. 8th
Refurbished van that services people with utility assistance, Help for families in transition and food. It will drive to regional towns, park and set up the mobile office. Clients will be able to fill out applications. It will also work with the High Plains Food Bank to bring food to smaller communities.

Refugee and Citizenship
Resettlement services that include medical, orientation, employment, housing, transportation, school, social security number application and ESL. Translation services in 14 languages.

School Supplies
Please contact your campus for assistance with school supplies.

Salvation Army

Salvation Army website (link opens in new window)
Serving Amarillo-High Plains


  • Original State I.D./D.L. and Social Security
  • Eviction notice and Lease agreement with land lords name and number
  • Proof of income
  • Statement from landlord saying how much you owe and what charges have been added to your account
  • Every 365 days from prior overnight stay, if qualified


  • Original State I.D./D.L. and Social Security
  • Most recent Bill & Disconnect Notice   name must match person seeking assistance
  • Proof of income
  • Every 365 days from prior overnight stay, if qualified.


  • Original State I.D./D.L. and Social Security
  • Original Prescription
  • Proof of income or homeless verification letter
  • Every 365 days from prior overnight stay, if qualified


  • Original State I.D./D.L. & Social Security
  • Unsigned lease agreement
  • Proof of income
  • Please contact Leslie Fowler with your referral at the number listed below
  • Letter showing shelter case management for a minimum of 30 consecutive days
  • Every 365 days from prior overnight stay, if qualified

Southwest Church of Christ
4515 Cornell
Call Misty: 806-352-5647
Southwest Church of Christ website (link opens in new window)

Call after 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday (1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.), Wednesday all day (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). They have clothing, household items, some furniture. It also has counseling services: Spiritual, Financial, Employment, and Marriage. Opens 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for clothing (appointment only). Call for appointments on Monday: 806-353-0883. Clothing is distributed on Wednesdays.

SI Benefits
806-324-2241 or 800-772-1213 
SSI is a federal program that makes monthly payments to people who have limited income and resources if they are 65 or older or if they are blind or have another disability. Being eligible for SSI means you receive a monthly benefit and could receive medical services, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and other social services. You must be a US citizen to get these benefits.


TAIRS website (link opens in new window)
The Texas Alliance of Information and Referral Systems, Inc. (TAIRS) is a statewide association of agencies and individuals committed to the provision of quality information, referral and helpline services.

Our members include United Ways, crisis hotlines, community councils, libraries, military services centers, state health and human service agencies, elder help lines, 2-1-1s, child care resource and referral providers, and others who provide hotline and information services.

TAIRS offers an annual training conference for our members and other interested service providers.

Information and Referral is about bringing people and services together. TAIRS provides an essential communication link between people who need services and those who provide them. It is a connection to State, Regional and National Networks for long distance caregivers. It is a facilitator, broker and advocate.

The Thrift City 

Downtown Women’s Center Store Locations page (link opens in new window)
This is a retail store and they are welcome to shop but do not give out free clothing.

Washington St. Family Service Center
4002 S Washington
Dennis Westover: 806-352-1307
This place offers lots of all-age clothing, toiletries, and emergency food. Adults, bring drivers' license or social security card.

West Texas Legal Services
203 W. 8th
373-6808 (link opens in new window)
A person must qualify financially first. If they qualify, they can receive services by attorney for family problems, housing & landlord issues, and other situations. 


Clinic times and dates at Polk Street Methodist Church: Third Tuesday and alternate between Polk St. and Wesley

Clinic times at Wesley Community Center: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Also at Tyler Street Resource Center, an attorney will be in the swing room from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. every first and third Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until finished.

1-800-942-3678 or 806-371-1119
WIC page (link opens in new window)

Support to families in Texas. Offers nutritional food and milk products high in calcium, protein, iron, and
vitamin C. Children must be under age 5 to receive.

Your Texas Benefits
Your Texas Benefits website (link opens in new window)
Offers you easy and secure online access to Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) benefits including Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Children's Health Insurance, and nursing home care and other services for people who are elderly or have disabilities.

You can apply for:

  • SNAP food benefits (food stamps)
  • Health care benefits (Medicaid)
  • Cash help for families (TANF)
  • Medicare savings program
  • Long-term care