We work every day to support the children and families of Texas. We are joined in our work by a number of agencies, community organizations and partners. Learn more about them here.
Select a subject to see available resources:
- Child Abuse and Neglect
- Children with Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs
- Family Violence
- Health and Nutrition
- Health Insurance
- Sexual Assault Survivors
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention
- Miscellaneous and General Links
Child Abuse and Neglect
Department of Family and Protective Services
This key state agency protects children who may have experienced abuse or neglect. If you suspect child abuse and neglect, report it here.
Help and Hope
This state program offers a variety of support services for parents—including parenting skills, food, clothing, housing, and health care.
Your one-stop shop for information on childcare. If you need help with this service, this is a great place to start.
Texas Workforce Commission
The child care services program subsidizes child care for low-income families, educates parents about the availability of quality child care, which enhances children’s early learning.
Children with Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs
The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
If you have a child with a disability or special health care need, the NICHCY provides information and referral services.
Navigate Life Texas
This website is a complete guide to living in Texas with children with disabilities. Get all of your questions answered and discover resources you didn't know about.
Texas Workforce Commission
The official state resource for helping job seekers find work, WorkInTexas.com also lets users apply for unemployment benefits and plan their careers. Create a profile on the website to join the largest job-matching network in Texas.
The Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) Unit
This unit of the TWC improves the way Texans make career and educational decisions by providing information about careers, educational training options and jobs.
Family Violence and Child Support
Learn more about how to safely get child support from GetChildSupportSafely.org, a collaboration between the Child Support Division and the Texas Council on Family Violence.
Safety Planning and Local Referrals
To plan for your safety and receive connections to local services, contact the National Domestic Hotline.
- Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233).
- The TTY line is (800) 787-3224.
Texas Law Help
Texas Law Help provides free legal information and court forms for simple civil legal problems.
Visit Texas Law Help
Find the Nearest Family Violence Program
The Texas Council on Family Violence can help you find local family violence help—including shelters, outreach programs, and battering intervention and prevention programs (BIPP).
National Fatherhood Initiative
With a mission to improve the well-being of children in America, the National Fatherhood Initiative aims to increase the number of children being raised by a caring, responsible father. Get the support you need as a dad.
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
A national website packed with helpful services, education, and resources for fathers. Find local programs and learn helpful fatherhood tips.
Kincare in Texas
This website provides information to help grandparents who are raising their grandchildren successfully support themselves and their families.
Health & Nutrition
Short for "Women Infants and Children," WIC is a Health & Human Services program that helps families with young children (up to age 5). They can connect you with other families, teach you about healthy eating, and give you access to special food packages.
SNAP Food Benefits
This state program helps people buy the food they need for good health.
Texas families with uninsured children may be eligible for health insurance through Children's Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Both programs provide a wide range of benefits, including regular check-ups and dental care to keep kids healthy.
Texas Health Options
If you are (a) unable to obtain a health insurance policy through your employer or other group, and (b) exceed the income requirements for Medicaid and CHIP, you may be able to buy individual coverage for your child directly from a Texas-licensed health carrier. This website offers information regarding these health plans.
Low-Income Housing Information
For Texans who are seeking a decent, affordable home, TexasHousers.net can help. With links to qualifying info and applying for housing, this nonprofit is your complete guide to low-income housing in our state.
Sexual Assault Survivors
Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA)
LASSA provides attorneys to sexual assault survivors—providing them with free legal information and advice. Callers can remain anonymous (if they wish) and receive info about victim rights, housing, employment, immigration, and child support.
- Call the LASSA hotline at (844) 303-SAFE (7233). The hotline is answered every day of the week.
- Visit LASSA online
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
TAASA is committed to ending sexual violence in Texas through education, prevention, and advocacy.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Texas Department of State Health Services - Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Check out the latest information and assistance on Texas' efforts to prevent teen pregnancy.
Miscellaneous & General Links
Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement
Find links to every state's child support agency.
Your Texas Benefits
Are you eligible for programs and benefits from Texas state agencies? YourTexasBenefits.com can tell you everything you need to know about public assistance.
A World of Prevention
Help prevent childhood and adolescent problems by getting involved with this incredible program from the Texas Youth Commission. Their website offers countless ways to get involved and make a difference in your community and family.