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Community Resources

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County Resources
Curbside Grab & Go Meals for Students

School District Resources
Free grab-and-go meals are available for Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD), Dallas Independent School District (DISD), and Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) students. Some restrictions apply.

For details, check each respective school district's website:

Employment Resources

 Job Search Resources
 Resources for Employees
 Resources for Businesses

Family Resources

  National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • 800-799-7233 (24/7) / or text LOVEIS to 22522
  • Website - Domestic violence resources and chat option also available
 Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Report Abuse: 1-800-252-5400 (24/7)
  • Texas Abuse Hotline Website - Child abuse, elder abuse, and more.
    • Call the Texas Abuse Hotline (1-800-252-5400) if the situation is urgent and needs to be investigated within 24 hours.
    • Call 911 if you have an emergency or life-threatening situation that must be dealt with immediately.
 Texas Education Agency
  •  Frontline Child Care: Find information on child care options for Texas' frontline workers fighting to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Food Resources
Legal Resources

 State Bar of Texas

The State Bar of Texas, the state’s legal aid agencies, volunteer organizations and access-to-justice organizations have created a toll-free legal assistance hotline for low-income individuals and families across Texas dealing with civil legal problems because of the pandemic. 

Those interested can call 800-504-7030 toll-free for help.

Different kinds of legal help being offered by the group include:

  • Bankruptcy and debt-collection matters;
  • Employment issues, unemployment applications and appeals;
  • Child custody, visitation, and support issues;
  • Life, medical, and property insurance claims;
  • Mortgage or foreclosure problems;
  • Public benefits issues (e.g., Medicaid, SNAP/food stamps, Social Security);
  • Healthcare directives and powers of attorney;
  • Consumer protection issues such as price-gouging and scams;
  • Landlord-tenant problems;
  • Disability discrimination; and
  • Family and domestic violence concerns

For more details and additional resources, click here

 SMU Dedman School of Law

SMU has launched a clinic project with an emergency helpline that offers North Texas residents the opportunity to secure free legal assistance with matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as housing, immigration and consumer protection.

Working under the supervision of SMU Law Clinic faculty, more than 45 law students will staff the COVID-19 Legal Helpline, which may be reached by dialing 214-SMU-COVD (214-768-2683) (English/Spanish). 

The COVID-19 Emergency Helpline Project has two primary goals:

  • To fill gaps in the availability of reasonably fast, reliable and necessary legal information and advice in certain key areas through a dedicated helpline

  • To provide SMU law students with meaningful opportunities to develop important professional values and skills as they work collaboratively with each other, supervising faculty, and volunteer attorneys

For more details, click here. 

Mental Health Resources

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Mental Health and Coping COVID-19 Resources
    Resources for individuals, parents, persons at high risk for serious illness, people coming out of quarantine, and more.
  • Reducing Social Stigma
    Information about the cause of social stigma in the community, how it manifests, and ways communicators and health care officials can help counter it.
Disaster Distress Helpline
  • 800-985-5990 (24/7) /or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746
  • Website
National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • 800-799-7233 (24/7) / or text LOVEIS to 22522
  • Website - Domestic violence resources and chat option also available
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 800-273-8255 (24/7)
  • Website - Resources and chat option also available
Veterans Crisis Line
  • 800-273-8255 (Press 1) (24/7) / or text 838255
  • Website - Resources and chat option also available
Texas Health and Human Services
Texas Youth Helpline
  • 800-989-6884 (Call 24/7 Statewide) / 512-872-5777 (Text 24/7 Statewide)
  • Website - Resources and chat option also available
  • For teenagers, children, parents, siblings, and other family members
Dallas County Residents
  • COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line (24/7): 833-251-7544
  • Visit for additional resources
Denton County MHMR Center
  • Mental Health Crisis Hotline (24/7): 800-762-0157
  • Website
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Renter/Home Resources

 Apartment Association of Greater Dallas (AAGD)
 Dallas County
 Metrocrest Services Resources
 Public Utility Commission of Texas
 Texas Apartment Association

Senior Resources

 Avoid Scams
 Free Meals for Older Adults
Governor Greg Abbott has announced free meals for older adults. For more information or to find available services near you, contact the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116 or visit

 Dedicated Grocery Store Hours for At-Risk Individuals

A variety of Carrollton grocery stores now also offer dedicated hours for the regular shopping needs of at-risk individuals. Details below (click to enlarge).


 Metrocrest Services
  • Senior Services: Meals, minor home repairs, and more. Some restrictions apply. 

State & Federal Resources

 State Resources
 Federal Resources