Community Resources

We all need a little help sometimes. Below are local community resources that offer assistance with necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. If you have additional concerns or need further assistance, please contact your child's school counselor.

*Please note: resource information is current as of August 2019. Please call each resource to ensure that the information (times, dates, required identification, etc.) is still correct.

EMS ISD Free and Reduced Meals Application

Use this link to apply for free or reduced school meals. You can also fill out an application at the Child Nutrition Dept (1200 Old Decatur Rd., Bldg # 6) weekdays between 8 am & 4:30 pm. In-person applications will be processed while you wait.

McKinney-Vento Information

Homeless children & youth have the right to a free, appropriate public education.

Who is homeless? Anyone who, due to a lack of housing, lives:

· In emergency or transitional shelters

· In motels, hotels, campgrounds, abandoned in hospitals, or awaiting foster care

· In cars, parks, public places, bus or train stations, or abandoned buildings

· Doubled up with relatives or friends

· Migratory children living in these conditions

Click here to visit our district website to learn about your rights, the programs offered at school, and to access the Student Residency Questionnaire.

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The Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD JPS School Based Health Clinic, operated by JPS Hospital, offers services for underinsured students and siblings in EMS ISD. Services include:

· Sick visits

· Well child visits (ages newborn to 21)

· Adolescent Care

· Sports physicals

· Follow-up care for chronic conditions including diabetes, asthma, eczema, etc.

· Immunizations (must be an established patient or be seen for a visit)

· Minor procedures such minor burn/wound care, abscess care, simple laceration repair (at provider discretion)

· Referrals for x-rays or specialists, as appropriate

The clinic is located at 1029 N. Saginaw Blvd. (the clinic is in the same parking lot as Pulido’s Mexican Restaurant).

Clinic hours:

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (closed Thursdays)

Closed from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for lunch.

Appointments are recommended. However, walk-ins are welcome and served on a first come, first served basis in between pre-scheduled patients.

If you don’t have insurance, the clinic staff will connect your child with available resources. For students with insurance or other coverage such as CHIP, Medicaid, or JPS Connection, the standard co-pay and PCP restrictions still apply.

Call 817-702-4874 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Tarrant Cares

Use this link to access Tarrant Cares, a comprehensive collection of Tarrant County resources for individuals and families.

Your Texas Benefits

Use this link to access information and apply for SNAP Food Benefits, TANF Cash Help, WIC Food Benefits, Health Care Assistance, and Support Services.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (free civil legal help for low-income individuals)

817-336-3943 or 800-955-3959

Justice for our Neighbors (immigration legal services)


OneSafePlace (legal help for domestic violence and violent crime survivors)


Tarrant County Bar Association Legalline (free advice on a variety of topics)


Texas A&M Legal Clinic (various topics)


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Community Link Mission

Community Link Food Pantry

(817) 847-4554

300 South Belmont St

Saginaw, Texas 76179

Community Link Mission is a food pantry serving the following zip codes: 76179, 76131, 76135, 76114, 76052, 76177, or 76137. Qualifying families are eligible to receive assistance once each calendar month. If you need more assistance than once a month, speak with a Community Link staff member for additional support and resources. Community Link Mission also provides additional assistance to families at holidays and at the beginning of the school year.

Pantry Hours
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

First Saturday of each month: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM*
Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM*
Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM*

*Please bring the following the first time you visit Community Link: verification of income, residency, household members, and disability papers (if applicable).

Visit Community Link’s website at for income guidelines and more information.

Community Food Market

The Community Food Market features a farmer's marker-style layout with fresh meats and produce. The Market is held at the NW Tarrant County College Campus on the third Friday of each month (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, or whenever the food runs out). Hours may change during the holidays and summer times. You must bring their own bags and wagons to transport their items.

Medicaid/SNAP Enrollment

Community Link can assist with Medicaid and SNAP enrollment. Representatives are on site the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for walk-in assistance; however, the dates may change, so it is recommended that you call 817-847-4554 or 1-866-430-6143 to check the dates and times. You may make an appointment by calling 1-866-430-6143.

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NICA (Northside Inter-Community Agency, Inc.)

(817) 626-1102

1600 Circle Park Blvd

Fort Worth, Texas 76164

NICA provides food, clothing, and self-help programs to families in the following zip codes: 76106, 76108, 76114, 76127, 76131, 76135, 76164, 76177, 76179, 76008, 76020, 76052 and 76071.

In addition to food and clothing programs, they offer case management, crisis counseling, and employment, education and community services to eligible families.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Friday: 9 AM - 3:30 PM

Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM

Visit NICA’s website at for more information.

Homeless Shelters

Union Gospel Mission

Union Gospel Mission offers emergency overnight shelter for men and women. They also offer resident programs for males, females, and families. *

Males: To enter the overnight shelter, go to the main entrance at 1331 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth 76102 at 2 pm. Bring your ID and proof of a TB test within the past year.

Females: To enter the overnight shelter, go to the main entrance at 1321 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth 76102 at 1:45 pm. Bring your ID and proof of a TB test within the past year.

*To learn more about the resident programs, call 817-339-2553.

SafeHaven- Domestic Violence Shelter and Services

SafeHaven provides free services to domestic violence survivors and families. Their two shelters provide 24-hour care to families fleeing violent situations. They also offer counseling and other support services. To get more information and to inquire about eligibility for services, call 1-877-701-SAFE (7233).

Salvation Army

Salvation Army offers emergency overnight shelter for men, women, and children. They also offer voluntary addiction recovery services, housing, and financial assistance. Their Home Sweet Home Program helps prevent homelessness and support residential stability by providing homeless and at-risk households the tools to effectively budget and manage income and expenses.

To enter the overnight shelter, go to 1855 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth 76103 at 5 pm. Bring an ID for every adult.

To learn more about the Home Sweet Home Program, and other services they offer, call 817-344-1800.

Click on the following link to access information on additional shelters in Fort Worth:

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Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD Counseling and Campus Support

Please contact your campus counselor for concerns or to get additional information on community resources.