Community Resources

We are providing information about these organizations to the best of our knowledge. We do not “endorse” any particular organization.

Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society: 1-800-ACS-2345

Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions, link callers to hundreds of national and community resources, and provide information on financial assistance, insurance, support and programs.

National Cancer Institute

Cancer Information Service: 1-800-422-6237

In-depth information about cancer, clinical trials, medications and more. Many publications available to the public regarding cancer, treatment, prevention and early detection.

Equipment & Prostheses

American Cancer Society Medical Equipment Program: 1-800-ACS-2345
Lends beds, wheel chairs, walkers, bedside commodes, and shower chairs when needed.

American Cancer Society: 1-800-ACS-2345
The Pat McNeil Coastal Bend Breast Prosthesis Program

Provides breast prostheses and mastectomy bras to breast cancer patients who need them.

Jewish Community Council: 855-6239
Loans medical equipment and supplies to residents of Nueces County.

Financial Assistance

Always check with the State/County Department of Human Services to see if you qualify for their programs.

Adult Protective Services: 878-7792
Direct funds for household expenses: medical, transportation, and nutritional supplements.

American Breast Cancer Foundation: 1-877-539-2543

American Cancer Society: 800-ACS-2345
Provides referrals for cancer patients who need financial help.

American Kidney Fund: 1-800-638-8299

Cancer Care: 1-800-813-4673
Food, clothing, medical equipment.

Catholic Social Service: 884-0651
Provides emergency assistance with food, rent, gas and clothing.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service: 854-4357

Health & Human Services Commission: 855-2451
Aid to Families with Dependent Children; food stamps and Medicaid.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: 1-800-683-2458
Provides assistance with chemotherapy drugs and transportation for individuals with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease.

Lutheran Social Services: 1-800-938-5777 or 882-7922

Nueces Department of Human Services: 857-0398
Provides temporary assistance with rent, food, utilities and travelers aid.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) 1-888-4PPA-NOW |
Helps patients in need who lack prescription coverage. Call or apply via website.

Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213

The SSA provides 4 benefit programs:

  • Supplemental Security Income, SSI. For aged (65/older), blind or disabled. Eligibility based on income and assets.
  • Social Security Disability, SSDI. For disabled who have paid into Social Security a minimum number of quarters (depending on age).
  • Social Security for Retirement
  • Medicare – note that if you are under age 65, you will currently need to wait 2 years to qualify for Medicare if you are being paid SSDI, unless you have Lou Gehrig’s disease or permanent kidney failure

These programs must be applied for through SSA. They may take six months to twelve months before actual payment is received.

WINGS: 1-210-964-9464 |
Assistance with breast health care services, outpatient medication, hospital charges, diagnostic testing, chemotherapy expenses, and psychosocial counseling. – note that WINGS does not provide screening mammograms.

Aransas County
Texas Health and Human Services Department Rockport: 729-5784

Jim Wells County
City/County Welfare: 668-5714
Texas Department of Human Services: 664-2161

Kleberg/Kenedy County
Kleberg County Department of Human Services: 595-8572
Kingsville: 592-8771
Texas Department of Human Resources: 592-9351

Live Oak/Bee County
Bee County ENTEX Energy Assistance Program: 358-5530
Live Oak County Health Office: 449-2733, ext. 8
Texas Department of Human Services - Beeville: 358-9790
Texas Department of Human Services - George West: 449-1823

San Patricio County
San Patricio Indigent Health Care - Sinton: 364-6217
Texas Department of Human Resources - Sinton: 364-1240

Food Assistance

Catholic Social Services: 884-0651
1322 Comanche. Emergency food assistance

Food Bank: 887-6291

Good Samaritan Rescue Mission: 883-6195

Loaves & Fishes: 888-7239 Or call 881-0151 ext. 224

Salvation Army: 884-9497
Provides food bags

Senior Community Services: 882-6279
Evaluation required for home delivery of noon meals

Texas Agriculture Extension Service: 767-5216

Texas Dept. Human Services: 855-2451
Food Stamps - 857-8060

Aransas County
Council on Aging: 729-5352
Good Samaritans: 790-9828
Salvation Army: 729-1111

Jim Wells County
Home Delivery Meals - Alice Only: 664-0099
Texas Health and Human Services: 364-1240

Kleberg/Kenedy County
Elderly Nutritional Program: 595-8573
South Texas Senior Services, Inc: 592-3000

Live Oak/Bee County
Live Oak Senior Services: 449-2733, ext. 146

General Services Information

Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend: 883-3935

United Way Helpline: 211
United Way state-wide referral number for community resources


Legacy Home Health & Hospice: 855-1015

Odyssey Health Care: 992-2700

VistaCare Hospice: 854-1540


Senior Community Services: 880-3150
The Senior Companion program is a voluntary program by seniors 60 years of age and older who provide light housekeeping and possibly a meal. The program is for ADULT residents of Corpus Christi. A maximum of 20 hours assistance per week is available.

Texas Department of Human Services
Ask for extension “CCAD Intake Clerk” in your county

Nueces County: 855-2451

Kleberg/Kenedy Counties: 592-8585
The Department of Human Services screens applicants for home services. Services include personal care, light housekeeping and meal preparation. Number of hours provided depends on applicants’ needs. Eligibility determination includes financial eligibility and a functional needs assessment.


American Cancer Society Guestroom: 1-800-ACS-2345
Provides low or no cost hotel rooms on a space-available basis for cancer patients receiving treatment out of town.

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses: 1-800-542-9730

Nueces County Department of Human Services: 857-0398
Provides assistance with rent or mortgage payments as well as partial assistance with utilities (based on income).


American Cancer Society: 1-800-ACS-2345
Insurance specialists are available to help cancer patients and their families with questions concerning insurance coverage, claims and other insurance issues.

Patient Advocate Foundation: 1-800-532-5274
Will assist with co-payments for certain types of cancer

Texas High Risk Insurance Pool - to get coverage with pre-existing condition: 1-888-398-3927

Texas State Insurance Board
If questions or problems with current insurance carrier cannot be settled through your employer’s benefit administrator: 1-800-578-4677

Legal Assistance

Cancer Legal Resource Center: 213-736-1455

Lawyer Referral Services of Nueces County: 1-800-252-9690 or 883-3971
No consultation fee

Legal Hotline for Older Texans: 1-800-622-2520

TX Rio Grande Legal Aid: 880-5400

Hotline: 1-888-988-9996

Medical Care

Many churches offer support groups, financial or physical assistance and counseling. Check with your church or in the phone book for additional sources of support

American Cancer Society Look Good…Feel Better: 1-800-ACS-2345
Provides support and information to women undergoing cancer treatment to help them with appearance related side effects. Facilitated by licensed cosmetologists offering advise on skin, make-up, and wigs. Free make-up kits and wigs.

American Cancer Society Man to Man/Prostate Cancer Support: 1-800-ACS-2345
An education and support program for men and their families dealing with prostate cancer.

American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery: 1-800-ACS-2345
One on one support for breast cancer patients from trained breast cancer survivor

Bloch Cancer Foundation Patient to Patient Referrals: 1-800-433-0464

Catholic Social Services: 884-0651

Family Counseling Service: 852-9665

MD Anderson Patient to Patient Referrals: 1-800-345-6324

MHMR Client & Family Support Services: 886-6970

St. Peregrine Mass for the Sick
Every first Sunday at 4.00pm, Our Lady of Corpus Christi Church, 1200 Lantana

United Way Texas Helpline: 211

Jim Wells County
Alice Counseling Center

Kleberg/Kenedy County
MHMR Client and Family Support Services

Live Oak/Bee County
Live Oak and McMullen Outreach- George West: 449-1860

San Patricio County
Gregorio Martinez Senior Center: 547-6232A


American Cancer Society Transportation Program Road to Recovery: 1-800-ACS-2345
Volunteers provide local transportation to and from cancer-related treatment. Transportation is also available to patients coming into Corpus Christi from the surrounding counties. Available for cancer patients who do not have family or friends available to help and are able to walk on their own.

MTP (Medical Transportation Program): 877-633-8747
Free transportation for Medicaid patients who have no other way to get to treatment. Generally needs two days notice.