AC NEWS


Top Ten Student Needs

  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

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

(806) 342-2531   

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


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.

 

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 Program

(806) 371-5446

Advocacy & Resource Center (Amarillo College Washington Street Campus)

Fill out application (www.actx.edu/foundation/application/)

 

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

Mindy Briggs: (806) 352-1307
4002 S. Washington St.

Food and Clothing only

Must pick up at service center

Distribution times: Mon 6:00-7:30 pm, Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:30 pm, Saturday 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 Washington Street Food Pantry

(806) 371-5439

Amarillo College, Washington Street Campus, Ware Student Commons, Suite 108

 

Amarillo College West Campus Food Pantry

Contact: Connie Bonds (806) 354-6009

Jones Hall, Room 251

 

Amarillo College East Campus Food Pantry

Student Services Center, Room 133

 

 

Must be a currently enrolled Amarillo College student. 

Limit 2 visits per month.  Open Monday-Friday 8-5 in Fall/Spring semesters. 

Summer students are referred to the Washington Street Campus Food Pantry.

 

Clothing, Shoes, and Coats 

Mission Amarillo (Shoes)

(806) 371-5439

Amarillo College

Advocacy & Resource Center (ARC)

371 - 5446

jaherrera@actx.edu

 

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.

 

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.

 

Hagy Childcare Center

1301 Streit Dr.

356-8093

Reduced rates for students.

 

Substance Abuse

Amarillo Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

803 South Rusk

Amarillo,Tx 79106

(806) 374-6688

 


Medical/Dental/Vision

Haven Health Clinic - Women's Clinic

(806) 322-3599

#1 Medical Drive

Monday - Friday 8am - 5 pm

We are now seeing patients on the first and third Saturday’s of the month from 9 am to 1 pm. 

Walk-ins Welcome.  Same day appointments available.

Haven offers:

  • Birth Control
  • STD Testing
  • Pap Smear
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Breast Exams

Heal the City

609 S Carolina St

231-0364

https://www.healthecityamarillo.com/

 

Amarillo College 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

Monday - Friday 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

3440 Bell Ste 122
8am - 8pm Monday - Saturday

(806) 379-9225
 

I-40 & Grand 3300 I-40 East Ste 400
8am - 5pm Monday -Friday

(806) 379-8552

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.



Counseling & Mental Health

Information and referrals for Counseling

Amarillo College Counseling Center

Washington Street Campus - Student Service Center

371 - 5900

https://www.actx.edu/counseling/

For immediate assistance:

  1. AC Police Emergency at 806-371-5911 or 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Team officer.
  2. Texas Panhandle Centers at 806-359-6699 or 1-800-692-4039.

HOTLINE INFORMATION:

 

 

Legal 

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas

806-373-6808

http://www.lanwt.org

 

Amarillo College Legal Clinic

Washington Street Campus - Byrd Business Building

Clinic Hours:

Monday - Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday - By Appointment Only

345-5670


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