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The following is a list of Referral Services that can offer assistance to families in need in Calhoun and surrounding counties:

Port Lavaca Housing Authority:
627 W. George Street, Port Lavaca, Texas
(361) 553-8831
Provides low income housing for families in need

American Red Cross-Crossroads Chapter:
2805 N. Navarro, Suite 500, Victoria, Texas
361-573-2621
www.crossroads-redcross.com 
Provides emergency reporting and communications to Calhoun County residents, as well as ongoing programs of disaster preparedness

Calhoun County Community Ministries:
331 Alcoa Drive, Port Lavaca, Texas
(361) 552-1722
Provides families assistance on an emergency basis with food, prescriptions, utility payments and rent to prevent evictions

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent:
3809 E. Rio Grande, Victoria, Texas
(361)578-0591
www.victoriafoodbank.org 
Distributes food to families living at or below the poverty level

The Salvation Army:
306 N. Louis Street, Victoria, Texas
(361)572-3779
Provide shelter and food for the homeless in extreme weather conditions

Golden Crescent Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA):
120 S. Main, Suite 417, Victoria, Texas
(361) 573-3734
www.goldencrescentcasa.org 
Trains volunteers to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes and places in foster care

Mid-Coast Family Services:
120 S. Main, Suite 310, Victoria, Texas
(361) 575-482
www.midcoastfamily.org 
Provides substance abuse screenings, assessments, referrals, placement and follow-up; counseling and legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence; rental assistance and case management for the homeless

STARS (South Texas Assessment and Referral Services):
117 Medical Drive, Suite 4, Victoria, Texas
(361)575-0681
Provide nuerodevelopmental evaluations, Bayley Developmental Assessments, Genetic Satellite Clinic, Specialist & Therapy Referrals and Synagis Administration for children with developmental delays

The Harbor Children’s Alliance and Victim Center:
215 W. Railroad, Port Lavaca, Texas
(361) 552-1982
www.harboradvocacycenter.org 
Assists victims of child abuse, neglect, sexual assault and domestic violence through crisis intervention, providing resources, arranging counseling, interviews of children, and awareness and prevention education for domestic violence and abuse

Calhoun County YMCA:
1300 N. Virginia, Port Lavaca, Texas 
(361) 552-2562)
www.ymcavictoria.org 
Provides summer camps, child care, sports, and fitness programs for children and families

Texas Department of Human and Family Services-Port Lavaca:
435 State Highway 35, Port Lavaca, Texas
(361) 552-9702
Provide assistance for children and elderly who are being abused and information for obtaining food stamps and WIC services

Calhoun County Health Department:
17 W. Ash, Port Lavaca, Texas
(361)552-9721
Provide affordable vaccinations for children, information regarding vaccinations, and resources for family planning