Vietnam Veterans Of America Chapter 973
Sherman, Texas
www.vva973.org

Information For Veteran or Non-Veteran In Need of Assistance

Information For individuals and families In Need of Assistance in Grayson County, Texas or the McKinney area. Information related to food pantries, food stamps, paying bills for rent, gas, electric, and water. Where to get low cost housing, or shelter for the night. You do not need to be a veteran to obtain assistance.

First call 211 for COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

211 TEXAS - TEXOMA REGION (TEXAS)
1117 Gallagher Dr., Suite 300
Sherman, TX 75090
     
     COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

Dial 211
Grayson County

 

Food Pantries

4 HIS GLORY MINISTRIES
Trinity Baptist Church
2627 Loy Lake Rd
Sherman, TX 75090
903-892-1568 or 903-624-2864
We provide clothing and Food Pantry for needy families in Grayson County
Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am-12pm
Wednesday nights: 6-8pm and Saturdays by appointment, call 903-624-2864 for an appointment
No voucher required.
www.trinitysherman.com

SHARE MINISTRIES/DOWNTOWN CHAPEL 
Provides food pantry and some clothing every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Primarily for residents of Sherman. 
Address: 804 E. Lamar Street  Sherman, TX 75090 
Phone:  903-893-7097 
Hours:  Tues, Thurs, & Sun 10:00 am-11:00 am. 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF TOM BEAN
Provides USDA commodities for residents of Tom Bean, Whitewright, Howe, Van Alstyne and Sherman area. Address: 
307 E. Hwy 11
Tom Bean, TX 75489
Phone:  903-546-6231
Hours:  4th Thursday of each month 11:30am-1:30pm.

EAST SHERMAN BAPTIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
Food Pantry assistance to the general public as needed. 
Address: 910 E. King
Sherman, TX 75090

BELLS COMMUNITY CARE CENTER FOOD PANTRY 
Provides food pantry services to the citizens of Bells and Savoy school district. Located in the old Elementary School in Bells.
Address:  201 S. Broadway Street 
Bells, TX 75414 
Phone:  903-965-7716 
Hours:  Tues 9:00am-1:00pm, Thurs 2:00pm-6:00pm, Standard Time, Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Daylight Saving Time. 

HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY 
Provides a food pantry source to Sherman and area towns except Denison residents. Also includes free produce.
Address:
2111 E. Tuck
Sherman, TX 75090
Phone:  903-892-2044
Hours:  2nd and 3rd Thurs of each month, 1:00pm-3:00pm.

YOUR HEALTH CLINIC
Provides food pantry services for clients of ARCOT. Must be a current member. Provides services for persons with HIV/AIDS including, HIV/STD Prevention/Education, Activities, Testing
Address:
303 Sunset Boulevard
Sherman, TX 75090
Phone:  903-813-1272
Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm.

NEW BEGINNINGS FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
Provides Food Pantry including food, paper goods, adult/children's diapers, Nutritional Drinks, canned goods, fruits and vegetables when available and more. Individuals may receive help.
Address:
1201 W. Shepherd Street
Denison, TX 75020
Phone:  903-463-4110
Hours:  Mon only 9:00am-11:00am.

LAKEWAY Christian Resale Barn
Provides emergency assistance, prescription expense assistance, utility assistance. Also provides a food pantry including paper goods and sometimes includes diapers for children.
Address: 
518 W. FM 120
Pottsboro, TX 75076
Phone:  903-786-4331
Hours:  Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm, Sat 10:00am-4:00pm.

SHERMAN HOUSE OF PRAISE
Provides food and food pantry for the general public. Items included are groceries, baby food and baby care items, and second-hand clothing.
Address:
PO Box 912954
Sherman, TX 750902954
Phone:  Please dial 2-1-1
Hours:  First Mon of each month, 9:00am-Noon.

KEY CARE CENTER
Food Pantry and Clothing Store open Mon-Wed-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm. Must be a low income resident of Sherman. Can help with food or clothing one time every 3 months.
Address:
921 E. Houston
Sherman, TX 75090
Phone:  903-868-2604
Hours:  Mon-Wed-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm. 

Food Stamps

HHSC-COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES-GRAYSON CO 
Temporary Aid to Needy Families TANF, Food Stamps Lone Star, Community Care Services Over 60 and/or disabled, Medicaid for Children/Pregnant Women 
Address: 
2001 Loy Lake Plaza, Ste. D 
Sherman, TX 75090 
Phone:  903-870-5301 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm.

HHSC-FOOD STAMP PROGRAM   
Site Name: HHSC-COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES-GRAYSON CO 
The Food Stamp Program permits low-income families, elderly, and disabled persons to buy nutritionally adequate food to supplement their diets. 
Address: 
2001 Loy Lake Plaza, Ste. D 
Sherman, TX 75090 
Phone:  903-870-5301 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm. 

Bills- rent, gas, electric and water

TCOG-ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
TEXOMA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
Provides help with utility bills up to pre-established amounts for eligible, low-income households in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties.
Address:
1117 Gallagher Dr., Ste. 300
Sherman, TX 75090
Phone: 903-813-3541
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm

LAKEWAY Christian Resale Barn
Provides emergency assistance, prescription expense assistance, utility assistance. Also provides a food pantry including paper goods and sometimes includes diapers for children.
Address: 
518 W. FM 120
Pottsboro, TX 75076
Phone:  903-786-4331
Hours:  Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm, Sat 10:00am-4:00pm.

SALVATION ARMY OF VAN ALSTYNE 

Anyone who is in dire need or is in desperate need of help. Provides family assistance including food, clothing, utilities limited, rent, prescriptions and small medical.   Address 110 East Jefferson  Van Alstyne, TX 75495  Phone:  903-482-5234  Hours:  Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm. 

VAN ALSTYNE MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE   
Provides food, gas, small utilities if needed. Must be a Van Alstyne citizen. 
Address: 
PO Box 853 
Van Alstyne, TX 75495

Housing

The Salvation Army
5700 Texoma Pkwy., Sherman, TX 75090
Mail Address P.O. Box 490, 75091
Phone 903-868-9602

HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR THE CITY OF DENISON 
Provides housing for low-income families in the City of Denison. 
Address: 
330 N. 8th Avenue 
Denison, TX 75021 
Phone:  903-463-2650 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-4:30pm.

HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR THE CITY OF SHERMAN 
Provides housing for 93 family units, 190 for elderly/disabled, 15 for physically disabled. Total of 298 units. Rent is based on income. Resident social service program are provided at 
Address: 
2001 N. Hoard Street 
Sherman, TX 75090 
Phone:  903-893-3139 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm. 

HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR THE CITY OF WHITESBORO
Provides low rent, government housing for disabled and elderly persons. Also includes family units for low income families. 
Address: 
301 Beauty Ln. 
Whitesboro, TX 76273 
Phone:  903-564-3700 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 9:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm. 

HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR GRAYSON COUNTY 
Provides HUD Section 8 Program, including rental assistance for the low and very low income families in Grayson County. 
Address: 
1708 W. Houston 
Sherman, TX 75090 
Phone:  903-892-8717 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 9:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm. 

LOW INCOME HOUSING   
COUNTRY VILLAGE OF SHERMAN 
Provides several one bedroom, handicapped equipped units. 
Address: 
900 Hwy. 1417 S. 
Sherman, TX 75092 
Phone:  903-891-1166 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm. 

Transportation

TAPS PUBLIC TRANSIT 
TAPS provides public transportation for all ages including vans. Vehicles are equipped for wheelchairs. Drivers are trained in passenger assistance and proper securing of wheelchairs. 
Address: 
3400 Texoma Pkwy 
Sherman, TX 75090 
Phone:  903-893-4601 

WORKFORCE TEXOMA-DENISON 
Provides employment and training services-job search, job readiness, education/vocational training, and transportation. 
Address: 
2415 S. Austin Ave., Ste. 105 
Denison, TX 75020 
Phone:  800-939-6631 
Hours:  Mon-Thurs 7:00am-6:00pm, Fri 7:00am-5:00pm. 

McKinney, Texas

Food Pantry

Community Food Pantry   
Provides food for emergency need to individuals and families. 
Address: 
617 N. McDonald Street 
McKinney, TX 75069 
Phone:  972-547-4404 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 1:00pm-3:00pm, Sat 9:00am-11:00am 

Community Food Pantry   
Provides emergency food to families in need. 
Address: 
307 Smith Street 
McKinney, TX 75069 
Phone:  972-547-4404 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 1:00pm-3:00pm, SA 9:00am-11:00am 

Svdp-food Pantry   
Site Name: Saint Michl's Saint Vincent Depaul 
Offers a food pantry. 
Address: 
411 Paula 
McKinney, TX 75069 
Phone:  972-562-1107 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm, 2nd Sat of Month 9:00am-11:00am 

Collin County Committee On Aging-Administers services at seven Collin County senior centers for Collin County residents age 60 and older. Services include meals at seniors centers and home delivered meals to homebound. 
Address: 600 N. Tennessee Street 
McKinney, TX 75069 
Phone:  972-562-6996 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm 

Food Stamps

THHS- COLLIN COUNTY 
Certifies eligibility for food stamps for the unemployed, underemployed and people living on small fixed incomes. TANF offers financial services to families with dependent children. 
Address: 
901 North McDonald, Suite 800 
McKinney, TX 75069 
Phone:  972-562-5832 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm 

Bills- rent, gas, electric and water

Community Services, Inc- McKinney Center   
This agency provides limited emergency assistance with rent, gas, electric and water. Information and Referral is also provided for Navarro, Anderson, Collin, Denton, Ellis, and Henderson. 
Address: 
808 S. College Street #209 
McKinney, TX 75069 
Phone:  800-831-9929 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm

Housing

Low Income/Subsidized Rental Housing 
Colonial Terrace Apartments   
Rural rental housing for low-income people. Call for eligibility requirements. 
Address: 
165 South 4th Street 
Princeton, TX 75407 
Phone:  972-736-6122 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm

Homeless Shelter 
Samaritan Inn/ Collin County Care Center   
Shelter for families and individuals in Collin County. Offers 24 hour shelter, three meals, referrals to community support services and other educational programs which treat the causes. 
Address: 
1710 N. McDonald 
McKinney, TX 75069 
Phone:  972-542-5302 
Hours:  7 days 24 hours 

Transportation

Collin County Area Rural Transportation ccart   
Provides low-cost public transportation for general population, seniors and disabled in most areas of Collin County. Several handicapped accessible vehicles.  
Address: 
600 N. Tennessee Street 
McKinney, TX 75069 
Phone:  972-562-4275 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 6:00am-6:00pm 

Collin County Area Rural Transportation CCAR   
Collin County Committee On Aging 
Provide demand response transportation for both public and medical trips. Rides are scheduled on a first come first serve basis 48 hours in advance.  
Address: 
600 N. Tennessee Street 
McKinney, TX 75069 
Phone:  972-562-6996 
Hours:  Mon-Fri 6:00am-6:00pm