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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

Saheli
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

SafePlace
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
1-800-799-7233
TTY: 1-800-787-3224

Education

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.

Health

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

512-972-5000
- CommUnityCare Health Centers
- Immunizations

El Buen Samaritano
7000 Woodhue Dr.
Austin, TX 78745
512-439-0700
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
512-477-7454
Services: Dental care for low income people

Central Health
1111 East César Chavez St.
Austin, Texas 78702
512-978-8000
For elegibility visit: http://www.cheligibility.net or call 512-9788130

People's Community Clinic
2909 N. I-H 35
Austin, TX 78722
512-478-4939
Bilingual staff

Seton McCarthy Community Care Center
2811 East 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78702
512-324-4930

Seton Kozmetsky Community Health Center
3706 South 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704
512-324-4940

Seton Topfer Community Health Center
8913 Collinfield Road
Austin, TX 78758-6704
512-324-6850

CHIP-Children's Medicaid
1-877-543-7669
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.
512-972-4942

Housing

Austin Tenants' Council
1640-B East 2nd Street, Suite 150
Austin, TX 78702
512-474-1961
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
512-472-8788

Casa Marianella
821 Gunter
Austin, TX 78702
512-385-5571
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
512-477-4488
Services: Ensures that safe, quality affordable housing opportunities exist for families of low income.

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