Assistance for the Homeless & Households at Risk

For immediate assistance and referrals, call 211.

A variety of organizations in Amarillo operate shelters and services to assist those individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Amarillo Independent School District; contact Homeless Liaisons 806-374-2779, http://www.amaisd.org/departments/counseling/aisd_homeless_liaison
Provides school supplies and backpacks to children and youth who are school aged and may reside in the city’s homeless shelters, transitional housing, as well as those children and youth doubled up in housing with other families.

Another Chance House; 806-372-3344, shelter for homeless men recovering from alcohol and chemical dependencies, homeless veterans are also provided emergency shelter.  Clients can address personal issues, work on their skills, and receive support to seek employment.  ACH provides meals, transportation, clothing, and assistance obtaining employment.

City of Refuge; 806-331-2860, employment assistance, help with enrollment in education programs and an established day labor program are available on site.  Day shelter, continental style breakfast and family pantry boxes, employment counseling, referrals,  restrooms, showers, clothing and hygiene products, VA benefits counseling, mail/messages, spiritual counseling.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Counseling; 806-374-5433, 1-800-749-9026, for victims or those in imminent danger of family violence or sexual assault.  Provides emergency confidential shelter, emergency transportation, referrals for support and permanent housing, medical, employment, child care, and legal assistance, counseling and support groups.

Downtown Women’s Center; 806-372-3625, Long term (up to 2 years) supervised residential housing for homeless women recovering from alcohol and/or drug addiction, and their children.  Employment, counseling, and local referrals aid in ensuring sobriety and preventing relapse.  http://www.dwcenter.org/

Faith City Mission; 806-373-6402, The agency provides shelter, clothing, and meals. Programs for men and women in recovery are provided through the Family Lighthouse/Hope for Women, and Nightly Shelter/Hope for Men Discipleship Programs.

Guyon Saunders Resource Center & Day Room; 806-373-2662, Provides case management for Day Center’s homeless including referrals for food, clothing, shelter, employment, and counseling.  Daytime shelter, basic needs including showers, mail, laundry facilities, phone, and storage.

Center resources include: 211 Texas, United Way of Amarillo & Canyon, Catholic Family Service, Homeless Services of Regence Health Network, Homeless Services of Texas Panhandle Mental Health Mental Retardation, Legal Aid, Day Room Center, AISD homeless liaison.  Referrals to counseling, immigration, adult eye care, mental health services, travelers assistance, foster care and adoption, refugee and resettlement, and homeless prevention.

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas; 806-373-6808, Provides legal services to qualifying low-income individuals.  Housing, consumer, family issues, employment, income maintenance, health, education and individual rights.  Walk-ins taken on alternate Wednesdays at the Guyon Saunders Resource Center, 200 S. Tyler St.

Martha’s Home; 806-372-4035, Temporary shelter for homeless single women, and single mothers with children.  Must be working or able to work.  Services include case management, life skills training, and a supportive environment.

The Salvation Army; 806-373-6631, Offers a 3-phase program providing shelter, food, and case management while client works toward gaining employment, saving money, and securing residence.

Texas Panhandle Centers; 806-364-6111, Provides mental health services for adults and children including screening, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, medication management, supported housing, supported employment, substance abuse screening and referral.

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