Here is a list of essential and useful web sites dedicated to helping.
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) "provides programs that help protect all Texans from illness, prevent the spread of disease, provide direct health services and promote emergency preparedness."
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) works with communities to protect children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It also works to protect the health and safety of children in daycare, as well as foster care and other types of 24-hour care. We do this through investigations, services and referrals, regulation, and prevention programs. To report suspected abuse or neglect call the hotline 800-252-5400.
Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS)
Texas Network of Youth Services is "...an organization of 60 nonprofit youth service agencies and private individuals who share the common goal of creating better options and improving available services for youth and families in crisis."
"Anti-bullying information/face bullying with confidence."
Help and information for youth who have runaway or who are thinking about running away. Hotline # 800-989-6884.
The Trevor Project
"Provides crisis intervention & suicide prevention services for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24."
"Provides programs/services that promote the educational, mental,emotional,physical & social development of LGBTQ youth & their allies.
The Family Crisis Center
Serving Bastrop, Fayette & Colorado Counties
Information for persons who suspect they may have a problem with alcohol use.
Alateen & Al-Anon
Information for family members/friends of substance users.
Information for persons who suspect they may have a problem with substances, which may also involve alcohol use.