THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

Helpful web sites

Seeking employment?

Texas Workforce Commission. www.twc.state.tx.us: Has resources to help job seekers search for jobs, apply for unemployment benefits and plan career paths. Users can create a profile on Work in Texas to join the largest free job matching network in Texas.

Fathers: Become more involved in your child's upbringing

National Fatherhood Initiative. www.fatherhood.org: Mission is to improve the well-being of children in America by increasing the number of children who are raised by a responsible, committed and loving father. Offers press releases, newsletter, columns, tips and online resources. 

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse. www.fatherhood.gov: A national resource for fathers and the public at large. This website has helpful tips and resources for fathers to connect with local programs.

Need help with child or elder care?

Careguide.com. www.careguide.com: Information on Elder Care and Child Care. Resource listing: directories, articles, newsletters. Free registration for child care facilities of interest to user (location, age of child, etc.). Useful resource information and alternatives related to child care.

Help with providing for children and youth with disabilities

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities. www.nichcy.org: Clearinghouse, information and referral center providing information and referral services for children with disabilities, their families and other interested individuals and groups. Wide variety of publications.

Information on preventing teen pregnancy

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. www.thenationalcampaign.org: Nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative to reduce teen pregnancy. Provides national presence and leadership to raise awareness. Publications and links to related sites.

Texas Department of State Health Services - Teen Pregnancy Prevention. www.dshs.state.tx.us/famplan/tpp.shtm

Information on teen health and pregnancy

Medline Plus - Information on Teen Health. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teenhealth.html

Medline Plus - information on Teenage Pregnancy. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teenagepregnancy.html

Information for grandparents

Grandparents Raising Grandkids. fcs.tamu.edu/families/aging/grg/

Grandsplace. www.grandsplace.org/gp8/tx.html

Elder Options of Texas. www.elderoptionsoftexas.com/tbh_excerpts/grandparents_raising_grandchildren.htm

Need help with housing issues?

Texas Low Income Housing Information Service. www.texashousing.org: Supports low income Texans' efforts "to achieve a decent, affordable home...". Links to Qualifying for and Getting into low income housing, as well as resources in specific areas, rent costs in Texas cities, discussion forum. Non-profit corporation.

Questions about children's health insurance?

TexCare Partnership. www.chipmedicaid.org/: 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. This web site offers information regarding benefits, eligibility, rates, and the application process.

Texas Department of Insurance - Texas Health Options. www.texashealthoptions.com/cp/childmedical.html: Child-only individual health insurance plans. If you're unable to obtain a group policy (either through your employer or other group), and 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 web site offers information regarding these health plans.

Help with domestic violence

Violence Against Women Office. www.ovw.usdoj.gov/: Created in 1995 as an Office of the U.S. Justice Department, the VAWO is charged with leading the national effort to stop domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking of women. The VAWO works with victim advocates and law enforcement in developing grant programs to support a wide range of services for women including advocacy, emergency shelter, law enforcement protection and legal aid.

Texas Council on Family Violence. www.tcfv.org/ : Information about domestic and relationship violence.

Information on health and nutrition issues

USDA: Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. www.cnpp.usda.gov: The CNPP was created by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1994 and is the focal point within the USDA where scientific research is linked with the nutritional needs of the the American public. Contains an Interactive Healthy Eating Index, recipes, recipe book and links to food and nutrition related subjects. 

General

The Enterprise Community Partners. www.enterprisecommunity.org: Dedicated to bringing lasting improvements to distressed communities using expertise in Housing, Workforce Development, Child Care, Community Safety, Neighborhood & Regional Planning, Asset Building & Economic Development, Nonprofit Management & Organizational Development, Community Building, and Public Policy.

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement's State and Local Child Support Agencies. www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse/extinf.html: Links to each state agency can be found here.

Your Texas Benefits.
www.yourtexasbenefits.com/wps/portal: allows you to self-screen for potential eligibility for programs provided by the Texas Department of Human Services and other Texas state agencies. Find out how to apply for benefits, view your case and learn more about benefit programs.

A World of Prevention. www.tyc.state.tx.us/prevention:  The Texas Youth Commission web pages provide information on upcoming conferences, training, and workshops.  A directory of programs, research, references and resources dedicated to the prevention of child and adolescent problems and the promotion of you development in families, schools and communities.