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COVID-19 Community Resources

Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs in Jacksonville, TX 75766 , including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic:
Anderson Cherokee Community Enrichment Services (ACCESS)
1011 College Ave. 
Jacksonville, TX 75766
ACCESS serves people in Anderson and Cherokee Counties who are in crisis or who need help with ongoing problems caused by mental illness, developmental delays, mental retardation, or substance abuse.
Crisis Center of Anderson & Cherokee County
700 East Cherokee
Jacksonville TX 75766
The Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee County is located in Texas and provides assistance to women, children and families located in the Anderson and Cherokee Counties who are dealing with family violence, child abuse and sexual assault. Services include safe shelter, licensed professional counseling, protective order assistance, Crime Victim's Compensation assistance, general advocacy, utility waiver assistance, medical accompaniment, legal advocacy, emergency transportation, referrals to additional resources. All services are offered at no cost to victims and their supportive family members.
The Clothes Closet & More
314 South Main Street
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Help families get their lives back together after fire or other disaster that leaves them without basic needs to survive. This includes clothing, small appliances, personal items, toiletries, toys, furniture when possible, bedding, adult diapers, school supplies and uniforms, and whatever we have on hand.
Hope Inc.
595 South Ragsdale
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Clothing/Food/Financial Assistance. The mission of the H.O.P.E. organization is to provide emergency assistance to the indigent and to give them the tools and resources that promote self-sufficiency by pooling resources that provide assistance through a networking system designed to prevent duplication of services.
Health and Human Services - Benefit Office
502 East Pine
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Food Stamp – Welfare Office administrates your local program under Texas State guidelines. Medicaid provides health care for low income people. Welfare programs (TANF) give assistance to those who have little or no income. While Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps helps low-income families buy food.
Family Circle of Care
510 East Commerce Street
Jacksonville, TX 75766
This program provides case management and health care services. All payment methods are accepted, including Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. There is a financial counselor available for those who are uninsured.
Cherokee County Public Health
803 College Avenue
Jacksonville, Texas 75766
Provides low cost clinical services on site, including immunizations and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. They also offer case management, supportive care, and community education The Public Health Preparedness and Response branch monitors local disease trends and plans and prepares for local disasters by working directly with businesses, citizens, non-profits, among others to ensure that planning and response activities keep you safe.
Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP)
116 W Hospital St
Nacogdoches, TX  75961
Organizations funded by TDHCA's Community Services Block Grant Program offer essential services such as child care, health and human services, and poverty-related programs. They may also provide emergency financial assistance.
Additional Resources
Those in need of additional services may also wish to contact 2-1-1 Texas. 2-1-1 Texas, is a program of
the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that connects Texans in need with a wide range of
services. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week, 365 days a year. No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, or visit and find information about resources in your local community.
Materials for Children Regarding COVID-19:
CDC videos on COVID-19:
How to talk with youth about COVID-19:
  • Get support regarding your anxiety or stress by speaking to a trained counselor at SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or by texting TalkWithUS 66746.
  • Contact your physician or your insurance company (if they have a consultation line) to ask health-related questions or to seek mental health support.
We know that these are unprecedented times for all of us--including Jacksonville's children and their families.
Families who were already struggling to make ends meet before the national emergency are being pushed closer to the edge by having their work schedules disrupted and children sent home from school. The already existing issues of a lack of available and affordable child care, lack of affordable and accessible health insurance, and the hit to the economy that will see many losing their jobs, are just compounding things. And all of that adds up to a whole lot of stress--stress that cuts across almost all barriers and can create increasingly tense situations for households all across Texas.
During this time of increased stress and uncertainty, there is a possibility that incidents of abuse and neglect could increase. But there is also the possibility, that by reaching (safely) out to our neighbors and providing comfort, love, and support that we can build the strength of those families, and in turn, those communities, and prevent abuse from happening.
Here are some ideas:
  • Know who lives in your neighborhood and check in on those who may need your help, preferably through notes, phone calls, or texts. Offer a kind word, to share from your toilet paper stash or have your kids draw pictures or make art projects for elderly neighbors.
  • If you are able, order takeout from small, local restaurants to keep them in business and help keep them from having to lay off workers.
  • If you know you are in good health and have not been exposed to anyone with the virus, offer to help with child care for a parent who does not have any resources.
  • Create groups on social media or through FaceTime for your neighborhood, your schools, and your kids' friends. Maintain social contact through these avenues.
  • If you belong to faith-based or social support organizations such as a church or regularly attend 12-step programs, find those programs online. Many are offering streaming services or online resources for when people are unable to actually get out.
  • Send a card or a note to brighten up someone's day.
Additional Resources:
It may not be known if people with asthma are at higher risk of getting infected with COVID-19, but if they do get infected they may be at higher risk of getting very sick. COVID-19 can affect the respiratory tract, cause an asthma attack, and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease. Here are valuable resources keep you informed: