Top Ten Student Needs


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Top Ten

1. Shelter/Affordable Housing
2. Utilities
3. Transportation
4. Food
5. Clothing, Shoes, and Coats
6. Childcare
7. Substance Abuse
8. Medical/Dental/Vision
9. Counseling
10. Legal


1. Shelter/Affordable Housing

Faith City Mission (Lighthouse)
(806) 376-5348                                                                                                                                        

401 SE 2nd

Temporary shelter for families.  This is usually a two week stay unless working towards definite goals

Intakes M-F 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.  If married, must provide marriage license. Picture ID, Social Security card, and NCIC from police dept (free from police dept) for every adult. Social Security card and birth certificate for every child.

Single Male
(806) 373-6402

Sunshine Cottage
(806) 372-3985

Housing for single Mothers in possession of their children who have the desire and determination to attain a college degree.

To apply, one must call, write an autobiography explaining their past and future aspirations, and must be homeless or very low income.

Panhandle Community Services – Families in Training (HUD)
(806) 342-2531 Ext. 210 or 211   

1309 SW 8th Avenue

Rental assistance for full time students (married or single) with children.

Must be enrolled at AC and have class schedule.  Call to have application mailed to you.


Amarillo Garden Apartments
(806) 373-1074 

                                                                                                                                                             1223 S. Roberts

No full time student household unless meet one of: married, filing joint tax return; not someone else’s tax dependent (filing own return); are receiving TANF; involved in job training program; single parent with dependent children; formerly in foster care.

Accept apps on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  With application, certified birth certificate and social security cards for everyone in household, picture ID for everyone 18+, proof of income


Spring Terrace Apartments
(806) 374-7522   

2600 S. Spring St

Contact by phone.  Take applications on the 14th and 15th of every month but may vary by day of the week.

Provide photo ID.  Need birth certificates and social security cards of everyone in the household.

No full time student household unless meet one of: married, filing joint tax return; not someone else’s tax dependent (filing own return); are receiving TANF; involved in job training program; single parent with dependent children; formerly in foster care


Win Lin Village
(806) 353-0354    

5700 Wabash

Contact by phone.  Take applications on the 14th and 15th of every month but may vary by day of the week.

Provide photo ID.  Need birth certificates and social security cards of everyone in the household.

No full time student household unless meet one of: married, filing joint tax return; not someone else’s tax dependent (filing own return); are receiving TANF; involved in job training program; single parent with dependent children; formerly in foster care


2. Utilities

Panhandle Community Services
(806) 372-2531

309 SW 8th Avenue

M-TH 6:30-11:00 AM, 1:00 - 3:00 PM. New applications processing stops at 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM.  Paperwork available during all operating hours.Bring proof of all income for the last 30 days for everyone 18+ in home.  If any elderly or disabled, updated SS award letter, the most current gas and electric bills (both if house has) and SSN for everyone living in home.

3. Transportation

Amarillo City Transit
(806) 378-3095

For a list of routes and schedules as well as fare and other information, go to http://www.amarillo.gov/?page_id=1001

Special Transportation for mobility impaired: (806) 378-3095

Adult Student Programs (806) 371-5450

Nancy Brent (Washington Street Campus), Cherie Clifton (West Campus) 354-6007

Fill out application (http://www.actx.edu/asp/files/filecabinet/folder2/adultstudent.pdf)

4. Food

Bethesda-Trinity Fellowship Outreach
(806) 381-0361
1101 Fritch Highway

Contact: Rebecca Ramos

Must have valid picture ID, may receive every other week, must pick up at above address

Distribution: Wednesdays 9:00 - 9:45 AM – arrive, 9:45 -10:15 AM - Chapel Service (mandatory), 10:15 AM - Clients go to warehouse and fill shopping cart with groceries


Washington Fellowship Family Service Center

(806) 352-1307
4002 S. Washington St.

Contact: Mindy Briggs

Food and Clothing only

Must pick up at service center

Distribution times: Mon 6:00-7:30 pm, Tue/Thur 5:00-6:30 pm, Sat 9:00-10:30 am

No appointment necessary. Must have photo ID for head of household and Social Security# or other ID for each family member.

Amarillo College Food Pantry

(806) 371-5343 or (806) 371-5267

Amarillo College, Washington Street Campus, Parcells Hall Room 206

Contact: Lynae' Jacob or Karen Logan

Limit 2 visits per month.  Open Fall Semester Monday-Thursday 9:00-3:00.  Call ahead to make sure someone is there.

Amarillo College, West Campus, Jones Hall, Room 275

Contact: Connie Lax (806) 345-6015, Tamara Rhodes (806) 354-6023 or Lizzie Sharp

(806) 354-6017

Must be a currently enrolled Amarillo College student. 

Limit 2 visits per month.  Open Mon-Fri 8-5 in Fall/Spring semesters.  Summer students are referred to the Washington Street Campus Food Pantry.

5. Clothing, Shoes, and Coats

Mission Amarillo (Shoes)

(806) 371-5439

Amarillo College

Call Jordan Herrera for appointment or email
jordan@amarillocollege.com


Eveline Rivers (Coats)

(806) 372-3985  

314 S. Jefferson

Christmas Project-provides coats and presents for low to moderate income. If children are school age apply through their school. If children are not in school, call above number.

Phone available 24/7- if no answer, leave message and they will return call ASAP.

6. Childcare

Workforce Solutions, Panhandle Child Care Services

(806) 372-2836      

1206 SW 7th Avenue

www.wspanhandle.com

Reduced rates for child care: must be working OR full-time student. See website for information to apply.

7. Substance Abuse

Information and referrals
(806) 371-5456

Amarillo College - Jason Norman

8. Medical/Dental/Vision

WTAMU Health Partners Clinic
(806) 355-5721

4400 S Washington St Suite 107

Must call for appointment-no walk-ins. Accept most private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. Do NOT have bacterial meningitis shot.

AC Dental Clinic
(806) 354-6050
West Campus of Amarillo College

Call for appointment or information. Basic preventive dental services free to AC students and employees.


Catholic Family Services-Vision
(806) 376-4571

200 South Tyler Street

Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm

Eye exam and free eyeglasses.

Fill out application (pick up at office or online). Adults only. Submit proof of address (rental agreement, utility bill), proof that they’re student or proof of income, and social security card.

www.cfsama.com/eye-care.php

Household monthly income under $1000/month to qualify. Help one time every 3 years.


Care Today Clinic
(806) 379-9225

34th & Bell 3440 Bell Ste 122
8am - 8pm Mon-Sat

(806) 379-8552


I-40 & Grand 3300 I-40 East Ste 400
8am - 5pm Mon-Fri

Primary Care/Urgent Care Clinic

Walk-in, no insurance=$75 fee, payment plans available. Medicare provider, Medicaid not accepted, private insurance accepted. Longer term program available. In- house labs and x-ray.

Call for appointment (to be given priority) but walk-ins are accepted-average visit time under 1 hour. Do NOT have bacterial meningitis shot.

9. Counseling

Information and referrals
(806) 371-5456
Amarillo College - Jason Norman

10. Legal

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
806-373-6808

http://www.lanwt.org