Staff Emergency Fund - Other Resources

The following is a short list of local resources available to staff facing financial difficulties. All referral agencies have their own requirements and application forms. Inclusion on this list doesn't mean the organization is endorsed by Work/Life Services, nor does omission indicate disapproval.

Get Help: 2-1-1 Texas

2-1-1 Texas is a public / private partnership of the United Ways in Central Texas and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. It provides information about services in our community offered by nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

Serves Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson counties

Phone: 512-973-9203 or dial toll free, 211. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Multilingual, free and confidential


Central Texas Debtors Anonymous

An organization patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous which provides support and help to those who have problems with overspending, compulsive debting and chronic underearning. Call for meeting times and locations.

Phone: 512-320-7678


Austin Lawyer Referral Service

The Lawyer Referral Serviceis a non-profit, public service of the Travis County Bar Association. It provides the names of attorneys who practice in the area of law where you have a problem. All attorneys are screened and carry malpractice insurance. Bilingual attorneys are available on request. There is a $20 fee for A 30-minute consultation. There is no further obligation after this consultation, unless you decide to hire the attorney. This initial consultation will not include legal advice.

Phone: 512-472-8303


Austin Tenants' Council

Austin Tenants' Council programs, which serve residents of the city of Austin and some of its surrounding communities, address housing discrimination, landlord/tenant education and information, and housing repair and rehabilitation.

Phone: 474-1961


Family Eldercare, Inc.

Family Eldercare, Inc. provides:

  • In-home care and respite services
  • guardianship services
  • bill payer/money
  • management services
  • elder shelter (temporary housing for low-income elders facing a housing crisis or an abusive situation)
  • consultation and service coordination
  • low-income senior housing
  • summer fan drive.

Phone: 512-450-0844