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Education and diplomas

How do I get my GED?

Texas Education Agency
(512) 463-9734

How do I get a GED or go to school if I am a Homeless Student?

Texas Education Agency, GED Services
(512) 463-9734

How can I get information on Community Colleges?

Texas Association of Community Colleges
(512) 476-2572

Where can I get information on Adult Basic and Secondary Education Programs?

Texas Education Agency
(713) 696-0700

How can I find my local Public Library?

Public Libraries in Texas
Contact through email only: info@publiclibraries.com

Help for victims of crime and abuse

How can I help a victim of Child Abuse?

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
(800) 252-5400

How can I help a victim of Domestic Violence?

Texas Council on Family Violence
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)

How do Rape Victims find help?

Office of the Attorney General, Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services
(800) 656-HOPE (4673)

How can a Victim of Crime find help?

Office of the Attorney General, Crime Victims' Compensation Division
(800) 983-9933

Pregnancy and parenthood

How can Pregnant Women find help? What about Family Planning? What about Medical Care for Kids?

Texas Department of State Health Services, WIC Program
(888) 922-4484

Texas Department of State Health Services, Family Planning
(512) 458-7203

Texas Department of State Health Services, HealthSteps
(877) 847-8377

How do people get help with Child Support Collection?

Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division
(800) 252-8014

Running away or getting into trouble

How can Runaways or Kids Just Starting To Get In Trouble find help?

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, STAR Program
(512) 438-4800

Texas Runaway Hotline
(888) 580-HELP

What is the Sex Offender Registration Program?

Texas Department of Public Safety
(512) 424-2000

How can Kids in Trouble find help?

Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
(512) 424-6700

What should people do about Arrest Warrants?

Texas Department of Public Safety
(512) 424-2000

How can someone with Physical or Mental Disabilities find help?

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
(512) 424-4000

Health issues

How do I find help for Drug or Alcohol Abuse?

Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
(877) 9 - NO DRUG
(877) 966-3784

How can someone with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, or a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), find help?

Texas Department of Health, HIV/STD Services
(800) 299-AIDS

Money, jobs, public assistance

How can I get help getting a Job?

Texas Workforce Commission
(800) 832-2829

How do people get Food Stamps or other types of Public Assistance?

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
(512) 438-3011

How can I get help with Budgeting and credit problems?

Consumer Credit Counseling Services
(800) 249-2227

Licenses, certificates

How can I get a copy of my Birth Certificate?

Texas Department of Health, Vital Statistics
Toll Free (888) 963-7111

How do I get a Driver's License or Identification Card?
Texas Department of Public Safety
Austin Headquarters: (512) 424-2000

Department of Aging and Disability Services
(800) 252-8154

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