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Basic Needs Resources

Basic Needs Resources

Below is a list of basic needs services in Austin/Travis County. While some of these items are linked to county and state services, others are local COA departments and non-profit agencies. There is not guarantee that services will be able to be provided. Many services require financial eligibility.

For general information about community services United Way/2-1-1 is always available for additional information.


Food Distribution

Medical Care

Mental Health

  • Integral Care Crisis Hotline- 512-472-HELP(4357)

Rental Assistance

Utility Assistance

Child Care Assistance

COVID-19 Testing

Austin Public Health COVID-19 for testing call the Nursing Hotline 512-972-5560 or the testing portal at