Support services and resources to help you and your family after an accident or injury in Texas
Written by: Enjuris Editors
We’ve compiled some resources for anyone who’s been involved in an accident in the state of Texas. From specific types of injuries such as brain injury (TBI) and work injuries to physical rehabilitation and help coping mentally, all sorts of support services and informative websites are available to help.
If you know of any other helpful resources, please let us know! We will continue to build this list as we learn of new support services and resources.
Resources for car accident victims
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
MADD offers supportive services for those that have survived drunk driving accidents, including support groups and important information on victims’ rights.
Resources for emotional and physical support
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Provides families with numerous resources for finding help with rent, utilities, food, and even healthcare. This also includes temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) which provides money to help with bills for six months.
Brain Injury Association of Texas
An organization dedicated to improving the lives of those suffering from TBI. They offer resources designed for helping with insurance needs and locating physicians for your needs.
Texas Brain Injury Alliance
A comprehensive website full of resources for survivors, their families, and caregivers. These resources include information on disability, rehabilitation, and advocacy/legal rights.
Texas Commission of Law Enforcement
Information for Texas citizens about federal assistance and benefits after suffering an accident including support groups for survivors, with many resources for police officers but also for victims of violence.
Texas Law Help
An alphabetical directory of legal resources that can be customized based on your location in Texas.
Texas State Law Library
A directory of free legal services for those seeking assistance in a variety of circumstances. Site visitors can browse services including help finding an attorney, settling insurance disputes, or even family law.
Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
TDI has a Consumer Help Line (1-800-252-3439) and can offer mediation with your health care provider on a payment plan. You can also file a complaint against a provider through TDI.
Social Security Office
Texans with disabilities may apply for benefits at their local Social Security Office (1-800-772-1213).
Texas Health Resources
Faith-based, nonprofit health care system that maintains a policy to provide care for individuals in need of financial assistance. Patients who are unable to pay for some or all of their treatment may apply for financial assistance.
Texas Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program
Utilizes the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to help residents in need pay utility and air conditioning bills, and for energy conservation measures.
The Salvation Army has dozens of locations around Texas that may be able to provide emergency assistance and funding to the low income families who qualify.
NeedHelpPayingmyBills.com: Offers information on numerous government and private support services offered in the state, including county-specific information. Highlights include:
Nonprofits throughout Texas provide produce, dairy products, holiday meals, meats, and more for families in need.
Community Action Agencies (CAAs)
CAAs focus on providing services to the unemployed, working poor, low-income and the disadvantaged. Services may include career counseling, assistance with finding a job and services like budget and credit counseling. (Includes a contact list of CAAs across the state.)