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ABILENE, Texas ( – If you or a loved one needs mental health or financial help, has compiled a list of local resources that can help you. Many of these resources reference financial flexibility. You are not alone.

Abilene ISD reports 50% increase in students sent for mental health counseling, other institutions confirm the results

In addition to the resources listed below, the City of Abilene offers a comprehensive guide to its Victim Assistance Program. There you can learn how to get help with homelessness, victim assistance, criminal justice, and more. You can also call 2-1-1 for help in Texas and a representative will connect you with the appropriate resources or visit the website here.

The last thing we want to emphasize before we get into our local resources: 9-8-8. This is the national suicide and crisis hotline. There is also a convenient internet chatline if you don’t want to or can’t use the phone.

Mental Health Resources in Abilene



How and who it helps

Abilene Adult Protective Services

(325) 691-8100

Abuse, neglect, exploitation of older/disabled adults

Abilene Child Protection Services

(325) 691-8100

Agency for the protection of children from abuse/neglect

Betty Hardwick Center

(325) 690-5100

Mental health services for all; residential services for people with disabilities

BHC 24-hour crisis hotline


Betty Hardwick Center 24-hour crisis hotline

Center for Child Protection

(325) 738-8060

Victims who suffer from child sexual abuse or are at risk of sexual abuse

Freedom Advice

(325) 676-2039

Religious Counseling Services

Grief support group

(325) 692-6776

Self-help groups for coping with grief meet weekly

Grounded Roots Family Development Center

(325) 261-0268

Families and children with disabilities; maternal mental health

Harmony Family Services, Inc.

(325) 672-7200

Therapeutic foster families and emergency shelters for at-risk children

Mourning at Hendrick Hospice

(325) 670-6951

For those who have lost a loved one

Highland Advisory Centre

(325) 673-5295

In-person or online counseling sessions

Ministry of Counselling and Enrichment

(325) 672-9999

Religious Counseling Services

Mosaic Wellness Consulting and Coaching

(325) 232-7530

Mental, emotional and behavioral therapies

National Alliance on Mental Illness in Abilene

(325) 514-7137

Support, education, advocacy for individuals and families

Noah Project

(325) 676-7107

“Turning victims into survivors”

Oceans Behavioral Hospital of Abilene

(325) 691-0030

Inpatient or outpatient psychiatric clinic

Regional Victim Crisis Center

(325) 677-7895

Assault, murder, robbery, kidnapping, stalking, etc.

Shades of Hope Healing Center (Buffalo Gap)

1(800) 588-4673

Addiction and mental health support

Texas Family Institute

(325) 676-8963

Family counseling centers

Help for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless



How and who it helps

Abilene ISD Homeless Education

(325) 677-1444, extension 8641

School supplies, clothing, hygiene products, etc.

Ben Richey Boys Ranch

(325) 692-2500

Religious refuge for children and families

Christian Service Center

(325) 673-7531

Heaters, air conditioners, household items, cheap rooms, groceries and more

Food Bank of West Central Texas

(325) 695-6311

Food distribution schedules, SNAP assistance, etc.

Port of Hope

(325) 677-4673

Referral required through West Texas Homeless Network

Love and care

(325) 670-0246

Food, clothing and more

Rolling Plains Administration

(325) 672-3969

Assistance with childcare, rent subsidies, insulation against the weather, transportation, etc.

Baby room in St. Markus

Not available

Children’s supplies

Council of Governments of West Central Texas

(325) 793-8417

People over 60 or 55 who are raising children

West Texas Homeless Network

(512) 482-8270

Work with communities to end homelessness

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