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Domestic Violence

Austin Shelter for Women and Children
Salvation Army
4523 Tannehill Lane, Austin
Phone: 512-933-0600

Hope Alliance
1011 Gattis School Rd, Suite 106
Round Rock, TX - 78664
Crisis Hotline: 1-800-460-7233

Confidential Helpline: 512-651-3743
Services: Culture-sensitive peer counseling, referrals, legal advocacy, crisis assistance, multilingual services, Asian group sessions, life skills classes
Languages: English, Asian languages

24-Hour Hotline: 512-267-7233
TTY: 512-927-9616
Languages: English, Spanish

Texas Advocacy Project
Family Violence Legal Line:512-476-5770
Family Law Hotline: 512-476-1866
Sexual Assault Legal Hotline: 512-225-9290
Free legal services statewide to victims of domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline
TTY: 1-800-787-3224


Lucha: Language Learners at the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Hispanic Achievement
(512) 232-2732

Children immigrating to Texas from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries face many challenges. These students face academic failure not only because of a language barrier but also because most schools do not have the resources to determine appropriate grade placement, diagnose content-area mastery, or train personnel to recognize and address the challenges faced by immigrant students.


City of Austin Health & Human Services Department
7201 Levander Loop
Austin, TX 78702

- CommUnityCare Health Centers
- Immunizations

El Buen Samaritano
7000 Woodhue Dr.
Austin, TX 78745
Services: Family health care, pediatric care, prenatal and well-woman, immunizations and lab tests, prenatal care and parenting classes
Languages: English, Spanish

Manos de Cristo
4911 Harmon Avenue
Austin, Texas, 78751
Services: Dental care for low income people

Central Health
1111 East César Chavez St.
Austin, Texas 78702
For elegibility visit: or call 512-9788130

People's Community Clinic
2909 N. I-H 35
Austin, TX 78722
Bilingual staff

Seton McCarthy Community Care Center
2811 East 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78702

Seton Kozmetsky Community Health Center
3706 South 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704

Seton Topfer Community Health Center
8913 Collinfield Road
Austin, TX 78758-6704

CHIP-Children's Medicaid
Services: Health insurance for Texas children, from birth through age 18
Languages: English, Spanish

Women, Infants, Children (WIC)
Suplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, new mothers and young children.


Austin Tenants' Council
1640-B East 2nd Street, Suite 150
Austin, TX 78702
Services: Telephone counseling, in-house counseling, mediation services, Tenant Information Network, lease forms
Languages: English, Spanish

Austin Habitat for Humanity
500 W Ben White Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78704

Casa Marianella
821 Gunter
Austin, TX 78702
Services: Emergency shelter for immigrants and refugees in Austin
Languages: English, Spanish

Federal Housing Programs
- Buying a Home (HUD)
-Making Home Affordable

The Housing Authority of the City of Austin
1124 S IH 35
Austin, TX 78704-2614
Services: Ensures that safe, quality affordable housing opportunities exist for families of low income.

Additional Topics

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