Food & Housing Community Resources
If you are currently in need of immediate assistance such as food, housing, utilities, medication, eye exams/eyeglasses, etc. the following agencies may be able to help:
Call 2-1-1 for Health, food, housing, and other assistance.
Utility Assistance, Medication Assistance, Eye Exam/Eye Glasses, Foreclosure Prevention Assistance
Project Bravo. Eastside, 14901 Whitetail Deer, El Paso, TX 79938. (915) 565-1377. Fax. (915) 225-5187. https://www.projectbravo.org
Emergency rent or mortgage payment, emergency utility assistance, emergency food baskets, senior nutrition program.
General Assistance Program, El Paso County. 6314 Delta, El Paso, TX. 79905. (915) 546-8150. https://www.epcounty.com/famcom/generalassistance.htm
Food Assistance/Cash Assistance
SNAP Food Benefits. TANF for Families, monthly cash payments to help families with food, clothing, housing, utilities, furniture, transportation, phone, laundry services, other basic needs. One Time TANF Cash Benefits, money to help families in crisis to pay for basic needs. TANF for Grandparents, a payment of $1,000 to a grandparent. This help can be given to a grandparent only one time. 11295 Edgemere, El Paso, TX 79936. (915) 593-0272. https://yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/programs
Emergency services for needy families which may include rent and utilities.
Catholic Charities/St. Vincent de Paul. (915) 564-4357. http://www.epchomeless.org/portfolio-items/catholic-charitiesst-vincent-de-paul
The Salvation Army. 4300 E. Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905. (915) 544-9811. https://www.salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso/
Job Seekers. Texas Workforce Commission/Job Seekers. Apply on-line. https://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/applying-unemployment-benefits
Texas Workforce Commission. (915) 887-2600. 8825 N. Loop Dr #122, El Paso, TX 79907.
- El Paso Electric has suspended service disconnections for nonpayment although regular billing will continue for all customers. They have also made some operational changes in response to Covid-19. https://www.epelectric.com/message-to-customers
- Texas Gas Service has temporarily suspended service disconnections due to nonpayment through April 15, 2020. https://www.texasgasservice.com/coronavirus
- El Paso Water suspended service disconnections for non-payment on March 18, 2020 for at least 60 days. https://www.epwater.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=6843488&pageId=16553772
*** Socorro ISD does not endorse or recommend any specific community agency. This list is mainly for your convenience and is not intended to be a complete list of all agencies in our area. ***