Support services and resources to help you and your family after an accident or injury in Texas
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.
- Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
A resource that can provide services and emotional support for individuals who have a permanent disability due to an accident.
Resources for brain injury (TBI) accident victims
- 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.
- Office of Acquired Brain Injury
A division of Texas Health and Human Services, this office provides support for brain injury survivors and access to local support groups across the state.
- Texas Workforce Commission
Offers services to help adults with brain injuries or other disabilities find a place in the workforce.
- Mary Lee Foundation
This Texas organization offers a program specifically for brain injury survivors. This includes workforce training and therapy to help survivors improve their lives.
Resources for those injured at work
- Texas Department of Insurance
Free resources for injured workers with information on employee rights, types of workers’ compensation, and a checklist for filing a claim.
- Office of Injured Employee Counsel
A part of the TDI, the OIEC is a state agency that provides general assistance for injured employees.
- Department of Labor
Information on federal employee workers’ compensation
- 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 Legal Services Center
A non-profit legal office that offers legal assistance and resources for disadvantaged Texas citizens.
- Enjuris Texas
Wondering if you have a legal case after your accident? Find information about personal injury law in the state of Texas including the injury claim process, time limits (statute of limitations), how pain and suffering is calculated, how to find a good Texas lawyer, and info on shared fault, owner liability, damage caps, etc.
Texas Financial Resources
- 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.
- TDI’s Health Insurance Reimbursement Rates Consumer Information Guide
Compare how much you were charged by your health care provider to average market prices.
- Texas Medicaid and the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Texas government programs that help cover medical expenses for children, families and people with disabilities who meet income requirements. Contact 1-800-925-9126 for more information.
- 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 Health and Human Services Commission
Rental assistance referrals are available from the statewide database by calling 1-877-541-7905.
- Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Information on rental assistance is also available at the including options for persons with disabilities.
- Texas HUD offices
Foreclosure assistance counseling for homeowners is available from state Housing and Urban Development offices.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
TANF offers short-term grants to families below both resource and income limits set for the program. There is also a one-time TANF for families that are in a short-term crisis.
- Texas SNAP Food Benefits Program
State resource that helps people with lower income buy food for a limited time.
- 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.
- Salvation Army
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:
- Food Banks
Nonprofits throughout Texas provide produce, dairy products, holiday meals, meats, and more for families in need.
- Credit Counseling/Debt Consolidation
This is a list of organizations in Texas that deal with credit repair, debt management plans, bankruptcies and other financial issues.
- 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.)
- Food Banks