FREE Samples of Baby Products
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Little Lamb's Ministries Diaper Bank
The mission of Little Lambs is to assist in meeting the basic needs of families in Hays County through the provisions of diapers. It's simple - you attend and participate in one of the activities on the Little Lamb's calendar, and you receive FREE diapers. Activities are geared toward creating healthier families! Little Lamb's provides two free packages of diapers a month to families with children ages 3 and under. They also offer parenting classes twice a month, where parents are able to receive diapers for attending! For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Click here to view the Little Lambs Events calendar: www.facebook.com/littlelambsministries/.
Little Lion Diaper Pantry at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Need diapers? Little Lion Diaper Pantry at St. Mark's Episcopal Church can help! Diaper pick up is on Wednesdays from 10:30am-12:30pm beginning March 13th. You must reserve the diapers ahead of time by clicking this link:
Prescription Assistance Program, Community Action Inc
Prescription Assistance Program provides for maintenance prescriptions by utilizing the free prescription programs operated by the major pharmaceutical companies to meet the needs of uninsured Hays County residents. The program provides access to currently existing free patient assistance programs operated by the major pharmaceutical companies. The program takes referrals from area physicians, screens patients to check for eligibility, and then sets up appointments to meet with eligible patients. Staff members then gather required information from patients and complete appropriate pharmaceutical company applications. Applications are tracked to confirm that patients are receiving their medication, and patients are contacted when it is time to reapply to the pharmaceutical companies.
Workforce Solutions of Hays and Caldwell County
Workforce Solutions is a community partnership providing no cost recruitment, employment services and information to businesses and job seekers in Hays and Caldwell counties. Workforce Solutions is located at 202 South C M Allen Pkwy in San Marcos, Phone: 512-392-1291 and at 117 North Main St. in Lockhart, Phone: 512-398-3491. Workforce Solutions offers free services that include:
Texas Workforce Commission to Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Region, Child Care Service
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Region is able to provide financial aid for eligible families.
Eligibility criteria to receive Child Care Services (CCS) include:
Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS)
Participants learn new skills that enable them to gain employment with a living wage, build savings, improve credit scores, and otherwise learn how to become more self-sufficient. Participants set educational goals including vocational and two-year degree programs.Pick up an application at the Chapultepec Homes, 701 South LBJ Drive (the office is on Love Street in San Marcos, Texas).Follow this link to complete an application online: https://smpha.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/FSS-Application-Chapultepec-with-Cover-Letter-Jan-2019.pdf
Bring your completed application to the next FSS Orientation session held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Chapultepec Adult Learning Center. They will not accept an application until you attend the orientation.
You must meet all the normal requirements for housing assistance: income below 80% of the median income for this area, good tenant history, no criminal record, etc. You may also apply for regular public housing at the main office of the Housing Authority at 1201 Thorpe Lane.Click here for more information about the program: https://smpha.org/family-self-sufficiency-new-residents/
Family Promise of New Braunfels
Family Promise of New Braunfels is a program that helps homeless, low-income families achieve and maintain independence. The family completes their comprehensive shelter program and the goal of the program is to move families out of homelessness and into safe housing. Other goals of the program include permanent full-time employment, safe reliable childcare, emergency savings, budgeting skills and reliable transportation. Once a family “graduates” and moves into their own home, they transition into A New Lease on Life aftercare program where they continue to receive professional case management support for one year. For more program information visit:
Compassion Community Closet
Compassion Community Closet offers clothing, shoes, and accessories free of charge for those in need. Open Monday-Friday from 4-6pm. Saturday & Sunday by appointment. It is located at 208 Laredo St. in San Marcos @ Sinai Pentecostal Church. Text 512-214-1731 with questions.
The Salvation Army and Jusin Time Thriftstore
The Salvation Army provides social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Salvation Army of San Marcos specifically provides utility assistance and help with some prescriptions. They also provide clothing vouchers for clothing needed for work (shoes, pants, work uniforms). The Salvation Army of San Marcos works together with Justin Time Thrift Store. The store is in San Marcos for access to household items and clothing. Salvation Army of San Marcos is located at 300 S CM Allen Pkwy and their phone number is: 512-754-8541. Click here to visit Justin Time Thriftstore online: https://justin-time-thrift-store.business.site
FREE Tax Aid
San Marcos Public Library is hosting free tax aid. No appointment is necessary; first come, first served. Bring all tax related documents, including last year’s tax return, social security cards for all dependents and a photo ID. Arrive an hour early to sign in and get in line!
Legal Aid Clinics
Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos hosts legal aid clinics provided by Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. This service is free for Hays county residents. Contact Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos for dates and times: (512) 878-0640. *They do not answer questions about immigration or criminal issues.
Hands of Hope
Hands of Hope is a tuition free, ten week semester, educational program for women. They provide an array of life and job skills training. You will learn academic skills, job readiness, time and money management and be equipped with better employment opportunities. ESL, transportation, and child care available. This program is provided by First Baptist Church San Marcos. For more information or to sign up for the program, visit: http://www.handsofhopesanmarcos.org/
Car Seat Assistance
Buda Fire Department has certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on staff. They can inspect and ensure your car seat is the correct type of seat and installed properly in your vehicle. Along with this, they provide families with car seats if they are in need of one.
Free Car Seat Program if you have CHIP or STAR and are Currently Pregnant
If you have CHIP or STAR and you’re pregnant, you can earn points to receive a free car seat from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). To get the car seat, you will need to earn four (4) points. Here’s how to earn points:
Customer Service at 1-888-292-4480 or the Customer Service TTY line at 1-888-292-4485.
Safe Riders: Free Car Seat Program
Safe Riders is an educational and safety seat distribution program. The Texas Department of State Health Services runs the Child Safety Seat Distribution and Education Program. The program informs caregivers about child passenger safety and provides free car seats to low-income families. To receive a car seat, at least one of the child's primary caregivers must participate in a one-hour child passenger safety class. Although you don't need to have your own vehicle, someone in the household must have one. The program does not provide infant carriers, but convertible rear and forward facing seats are available. For older children, booster seats are provided. Call 800-252-8255 for more information or to schedule a child passenger safety class.
FREE Car Seats Installation, Inspections, & Assistance
The Buda Fire Department and Austin Travis County EMS have partnered under a Federal Grant to provide expanded assistance for Child Safety Seat programs. Buda Fire Department has certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on staff. They can inspect and ensure your car seat is the correct type of seat and installed properly in your vehicle. Along with this, they provide families with car seats if they are in need of one. The technicians will teach you how to transport children correctly. To schedule an appointment, go to: http://www.budafire.org/community-outreach/#cars
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help families with basic needs.(TANF) program is a support service that provides income assistance to Texas families to help cover the costs of basic living needs. Families with children under the age of 18 are given access to financial and medical assistance that can help buy necessities including food, clothing, transportation and more. TANF is for families with children age 18 and younger. Families who can get this help have little to no money or don’t have a way to get money. A family can be: (1) parents and their children, or (2) relatives caring for related children. TANF offers monthly cash payments to help pay for:
To see if a family can get TANF, the program must look at:
Have a Heart Thrift Store
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Central Texas Medical Center Hospice’s Have a Heart Thrift Store runs their “Stuff the Bag” deal for just $8.00. Head over to 1315 IH 35 North, San Marcos TX to stuff your bag!
Kyle Library Thrift Shop
Kyle Library Thrift Store carries baby items such as carriers, car seats and jumpers for reduced prices. Check them out at 100 W Lockhart St. Kyle, TX or on Find them on Facebook here:
South Side Community Center
Southside Community Center provides assistance with utilities or rent. Southside Community Center receives funding every month to help those in need with either their rent or utilities. With your application you must submit pay stubs that verify your income, if you are unemployed please mention that in your application. A valid driver’s license and copy of rental agreement or utility bill must also be included. If you submit your application via email or fax, please call ahead so we can file the application appropriately. Call 512-392-6694 for questions.
Housing and Rent Assistance
Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas announces the availability of funding for the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (C.E.A.P.) provided by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Funds are available to assist qualified families in Hays, Caldwell, and Blanco Counties with their electric, butane, propane, and natural gas bills.
CEAP (Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program)
Pedernales Electric Cooperative MAP Funds
What: Barnabas Connection, Wimberley United Methodist Church
Where: Wimberley, Texas 78676.
Contact: (512) 847-1664.