Adult Protective Services
Call this number if you need to report abuse of adults.
A.I.M. Family Support Services
1001 S. Polk
This is an 8 week anger management program for adults. Meets every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. A sliding scale is available and cost is determined at intake appointment. It also has the Rollercoaster program for children.
Amarillo Teen Court
PO Box 1366
Amarillo, TX 79105
Takes referrals through municipal courts regarding traffic and Class C Misdemeanors. Offers youth opportunities to make restitution through community service and jury duty.
Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle
415 W. 8th
N4A website (link opens in a new window)
This agency offers a "Family Caregiver Program" and a program and information for "Grandparents raising grandchildren". They offer referral information, respite care services, benefits counseling, workshops and education geared towards caregiver issues, and benefits.
509 E. 7th
This is a service for people who were born in the state of Texas. They can go to the tax office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a copy. There is a charge and they can get it the same day of the request.
Bridge Children's Advocacy Center Services
804 Quail Creek Dr
The Bridge aids victims of abuse and their families in a home-like environment where the family can meet with investigators and a child can be interviewed on videotape by professionals who specialize in taking testimony of children using non-suggestive techniques.
Child Protective Services
If a person suspects child abuse in any way, they are required by law to report this. Call the number above to report. You cannot call the local number to make a report. If it is an emergency, call the police at 806-378-3038. If you just want general information, you can call the local number at 806-358-6211.
Child Support Services
Child Support in Texas website (link opens in a new window)
The Amarillo Office is located at 301 S. Polk # 200 and the phone is 806-376-4471.
This is the official child support enforcement agency for the State of Texas and it provides services for parents who wish to obtain or provide support for their children.
Christian Women's Job Corp
1515 S. Buchanan
This program is for women who need job and life skills training or a boost in self-esteem. It offers free classes in computer programs, career skills, communication, money matters and self-improvement, as well as bible study, to women age 18 and older. Classes will be limited to the first 16 who sign up. classes are 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday –Thursday in the Spring and Fall.
Citizenship and Immigration
Citizenship and Immigration helps those immigrants and refugees who are in the United States legally to obtain the necessary paperwork to find work and to become citizens of the United States.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Amarillo
6300 I-40 West # 106
806-358-2221 or 800-878-2227
CCCS is a non-profit community service that provides confidential, low cost budget and debt management, counseling, housing counseling and educational programs are provided to promote financial literacy. Services are available by phone, in person and on the internet. $20 counseling fee: debt management is on a sliding scale. Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DAC (Diploma and Certificate) Program
DAC is a joint project between the Amarillo Independent School District and Amarillo College. Participants will be able to earn high school credits along with college credits in technical programs. The criteria for the program is: Students will be between 17-25 years old. Students will need to recover no more than 5 credits to gain a diploma. Students must have been enrolled in AISD when they failed to complete the diploma requirements. Contact Gina Law at 806-326-2850.
Dispute Resolution Center (Panhande Regional Planning Commission)
415 W. 8th
Provides mediation services to residents of the Texas Panhandle. Utilizing volunteer mediators, the center mediates divorce, custody issues, post-divorce problems, neighborhood disputes, minor criminal problems, landlord/tenant disputes, civil lawsuits as referred by the courts and small claims cases. The Center also offers facilitation for meeting or groups.
Eveline Rivers Coat Give-Away
3rd & Jefferson
Parents must bring Social Security cards for students or a student schedule or a note from the school. Parents must be present to get the coat. A voucher must be completed by a school counselor or social worker.
Family Support Services
Legal needs: They provide advocacy and accompaniment through the medical, legal and judicial systems. Help with legal advice.
Parenting Classes: 806-342-2530. The entire program is 10 sessions long and the participant will receive a certificate after completion of the class.
Gas money from Paramount Baptist Church
Provides gas money to persons who qualify. May have other benevolence programs.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
806-352-6928 or 806-352-5080
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meets from noon to 1:00 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month in Snodgrass Hall at First Christian Church.
When a family feels they need to extend guardianship of a child, due to medical or psychological reason, here are some places to get assistance.
Adair Buckner, Tom Hood, attorneys: 806-374-3300
TPMHMR, "In Home and Family Support": 806-349-5653
West Texas Legal Services: 806-373-6808
Amarillo Interpreting Service is a part of the Catholic Family Service.
PO Box 51012
Amarillo, TX 79159
This is an outreach program for families of prisoners. It conducts free weekend retreats designed to inform, encourage, and offer emotional support to women. For an application, write to the above address, or contact the prison chaplain.
International Student Tutoring
First Baptist Church
Every Sunday afternoon and Thursday morning, teachers will give free help to international students in middle school, high school and college. English, Math, Writing, History, Reading, Science, TAKS tests, and other subjects.
Legal Aid of North West Texas
203 W. 8th, Suite 600
806-373-6808 or 800-955-6808
Legal Aid website (link opens in a new window)
Provides legal services to low-income individuals who qualify by filling out an application and going through an interview. The program handles housing, consumer, family issues, employment, income maintenance, health, education, and individual rights. The program does not handle bankruptcy, criminal, non-emergency divorces, or fee-generating cases such as person injury.
888-529-5277 for free legal help Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to noon
Victims of Domestic Violence have access to legal services through Legal Aid at 2:00 p.m. every Monday at Family Support Services. Legal Aid is at Guyon Saunders Resource Center every other Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until everyone has been seen.
PAL Program (through DHS)
There are many options for these students after they get too old for the Foster Care System. They can help you find what is available for housing, college, etc.
Panhandle Community Services
1309 W. 8th
Panhandle Community Services website (link opens in a new window)
Provides HUD rental assistance, home repairs, transportation, gas or electric bill payment assistance
PAT - Parents as Teachers
This is a free educational program serving families from pregnancy until the child enters preschool or kindergarten.
The clients need the proper documentation and must bring with them for proper evaluation and prompt assistance.
Homeless 1st time deposit and/or rent
Salvation Army Shoes and Socks Program
806-373-6631, ext. 113
Tutoring (online) from Amarillo Public Library – HELPNOW
APL website (link opens in a new window)
Students in the 4th through 12th grades and those taking introductory college course can receive help with core academic subjects online. LearningExpress to practice GED test, free computer classes. Learn foreign language. Also can participate in JobNow, a job-seeker's resource to connect with job coaches to review and improve your resume, polish your interview skills.
Tyler Street Resource (Guyon Saunders) Center
Lawyer will also be available at the office from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Advice, housing problems, etc. Veteran Administration lawyer assistance 9:00 a.m. on Fridays.
Wesley Community Center Legal Meetings
1615 S. Roberts
Meetings are from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. once a month. Call for exact dates.
West Texas Legal Services
203 W. 8th
http://www.lanwt.org/locations_amarillo.asp (link opens in a new window)
They have free legal clinics for housing rights, wills, power of attorney, crisis situations, etc. Call for workshop dates and times. People must qualify financially for legal services.
West Texas Family & Community Services
601 W. 10th
They provide services for no fee. Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rental assistance, counseling, groups, homeless prevention, referrals, clothing vouchers, hygiene packs and services for Iraqi/Afghanistan military.