Community Resources

Food Bank (TWU campus)

Food Bank (Denton resource)

Emergency Housing
Three resources for temporary housing options for students in need.

TWU CARE website shares how to navigate transportation services in Denton.

Child Care
Provides information to assist parents in locating child care facilities, mentoring and support programs, afterschool programs and child care financial assistance, and other helpful child care related resources.

Offers a variety of services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, ancillary, and support services. Communicare serves patients enrolled in Medicaid and other assistance programs, as well as those who are not insured or who may qualify for a sliding fee discount.

Lone Star Card
Used to deliver food stamps. Website provides information about the Lone Star Card, including how to apply for a Lone Star Card and what can be bought with it.

Denton County Friends of the Family
Provides support for anyone who is harmed by sexual and domestic violence, past and present.

Direction 61:3
A faith-based organization purposed with helping youth transition from foster care into society as thriving adults.

John Burton Advocates
John Burton Advocates for Youth improves the quality of life for youth in California who have been in foster care or homeless by advocating for better laws, training communities to strengthen local practices and conducting research to inform policy solutions.

School House Connection
School House Connection is a national non-profit organization working to overcome homelessness through education. We provide strategic advocacy and practical assistance in partnership with early childhood programs, schools, institutions of higher education, service providers, families, and youth.

Supervised Independent Living
Supervised Independent Living (SIL) is a voluntary extended foster care placement where young adults can live on their own under supervised independent living setting. Young adults in SIL will receive case management and support services provided by a DFPS contracted provider to help them become independent and self-sufficient.

Texas Foster Youth Justice Project
Provides free legal help for current and former foster youth. They help foster youth understand their legal rights, provide legal advice, assistance, guidance and representation in enforcing foster youth rights. They also educate the general public about the legal needs and concerns of foster youth.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. This website provides information on how to apply for WIC and eligibility requirements.

Work in Texas
Information about how to find a job in Texas, information for Texas Veterans, finding child care, finding the nearest Workforce Center, and public transportation information for all counties in Texas.

Youth Law Center
The Youth Law Center is committed to sharing advocacy resources, information, and tools that can improve the quality of life and opportunities for youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system. Our goal is to strengthen the field through knowledge, and increase the impact of those who are working on change for our children and youth.

Page last updated 11:20 AM, December 13, 2023