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Feel free to call the libraries (Elroy 512-243-1981 or Garfield 512-247-7371) for help contacting these organizations.

 

Del Valle Resource Guide (English & Spanish), created spring 2022 by Austin PBS

Resources/Recursos | Decibel

 

Books for blind and print disabled:  Texas Talking Books program 

texastalkingbooks.org 

800-252-9605

 

Connect ATX:  community information hub from United Way of Central Texas for information about food, housing, transportation, parenting classes, job training, and more:

ConnectATX - United Way For Greater Austin - Help Starts Here

 

Education

Enrolling students in Del Valle Independent School District (DVISD):

Parent Page - Del Valle Independent School District

 

Help with GED and basic reading skills: The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

 

Adult English as a Second Language classes, GED, and citizenship at Del Valle ISD schools:  

Adult Education page - Community Action Inc. Central Texas

 

Help with college and career planning and paying for college:

Foundation Communities College Hub https://foundcom.org/education-pathways/college-hub/

Capital IDEA

 

Learn how to use the computer: Digital Navigators | Austin Free-Net

 

Videos on learning to use the computer:

Free Computer Basics Tutorial at GCFGlobal

https://www.digitallearn.org/courses/getting-started-on-a-computer-new

Financial planning and tax preparation

Foundation Communities Prosper Center https://foundcom.org/prosper-centers/financial-wellness/

https://foundcom.org/prosper-centers/austin-tax-help/

 

Health clinics

Del Valle Health Center (operated by CommUnity Care)

Locations - Community Care

 

UT Children's Wellness Center

UT Austin School of Nursing Wellness Centers

 

Free volunteer-run clinic in Central Austin

http://www.volclinic.org

 

Housing/experiencing homelessness

City of Austin Homeless Street Outreach Team

512-804-3720, ext 4 to make a referral (*need name, date of birth, and where they usually are & they’ll make a pick up)

 

Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center

4430 Menchaca Rd

Austin, TX 78745

Open 9am-1pm Mon-Fri

512-522-1097

 

Community Court | AustinTexas.gov

Social services/case management.

Assists with ID’s and vital documents, storage of belongings

One Texas Center, 1st Floor

505 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704

Open 8am-5pm Mon-Fri

512-974-4879

 

Identification Documents

How to Apply for a Texas Identification Card | Department of Public Safety 

 

Online Birth Certificate Application: https://ovra.txapps.texas.gov/ovra/order-birth-certificate/verify-identity-in-state

 

Apply for a Social Security Card: 

https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ss-5.pdf 

 

Application for a Green Card

https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/adjustment-of-status

Passport Services | Austin Public Library

4 Austin Public Library branches have a passport service office.  Need to make an appointment.

Job Seeking

Resume writing

Google Applied Digital Skills has some videos + use of apps for resume writing: 

Basic Digital Literacy Skills for Adults - Applied Digital Skills

 

Microsoft Word has resume templates that non-Gmail people can use 

 

This site is good for generating text for work experience and can be downloaded to cut and paste into a Microsoft Word or Google Doc resume template

http://resumegenerator.org/?fbclid=IwAR1HXmmJqLao0zRcnkEQ-yZNtaFlXgIqRyIdWLK5tF9fRnGRpR3J3iH1Hc0

 

Legal Help

Hiring a lawyer just to give legal advice (“limited scope representations”) 

Lawyer Referral Service: 512-472-8303

 

Free help for low-income individuals: Legal Aid lawyers: 512-374-2700 https://www.trla.org/austin

Texas Free Legal Answers  American Bar Association 

 

Free legal advice clinics: Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

www.vlsoct.org/get-help

 

Monthly free legal advice hotline (first Tuesday of every month): Legal Line | Texas Law Help

 

Law forms and information: Travis County Law Library

 

Online legal forms: Eforms.com 

*$45 for one-time download/print.

 

Legal help for survivors of domestic violence Texas Advocacy Project |

 

Mental health

Integral Care’s 24-hour crisis hotline at 512-472-4357

 

Mental health resources

https://wecanatx.org/mentalhealth/  (English)

https://wecanatx.org/sanacion/  (Spanish)

 

Parents and caregivers of young children (child development, behavior, childcare etc.)

Family Resources - United Way For Greater Austin - Help Starts Here

 

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services  GetParentingTips.com 

 

Miscellaneous

Emergency preparedness info

readycentraltexas.org

 

Pet services (free or low-cost vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, microchips)

Emancipet:  Mobile Veterinary Clinics Schedule - Emancipet

 

Recycling and trash disposal in Travis County

Recycling and Disposal

“What do I do with…” guide  What Do I Do With... | AustinTexas.gov

Small Business help (for Spanish-speaking patrons)

Counseling Program - USHCC

727-416-0168

Link to the calendar for one of the counselors (if you’re having trouble with the above link): https://calendly.com/wmilian/30-minutes-meeting

 

Transportation

Capital Area Regional Transportation Services (CARTS) https://www.ridecarts.com/

 

Austin’s Yellow Bike Project (provides free bikes for qualifying Travis County residents): https://austinyellowbike.org/

 

Voting 

How to register to vote, sample ballots, and candidate information: Vote411.org

Check to see if you are registered to vote in Travis County:  VoteTravis.com  

 

Non-partisan information about elections and how to be informed and involved: 

League of Women Voters of Texas   The League of Women Voters of Texas

 

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Allies/Point of Contact

Bailey Gray, LMSW

Clinical Case Manager at Downtown Austin Community Court

512-974-4823

512-974-1285 (fax)

bailey.gray@austintexas.gov

512-825-0395 (personal cell)

*Can assist patrons/peers with obtaining birth certificates and I.D.’s over the phone

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Food Resources

Central Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry

Calendar and information about free food:

Get Help | Central Texas Food Bank

 

Food pantry at Del Valle Community Center

3518 FM 973

Del Valle, TX 78617

More Info here

*One visit every 30 days

 

Food pantry at Haynie Chapel Methodist Church

16309 Greenwood Dr

Del Valle, TX 68617

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 9-11am

 

Food pantry at UT Social Resource Center

5301 Ross Rd., Building J

T, Th, F 9:30 - 3, one visit/week

512-501-0168

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