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The Brownsville Public Library offers free Homework Help online.
7 free sessions per person each week.
Make learning any subject easy and understandable.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid - 800.433.3243
The office of the Federal Student Aid helps make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to students paying for college or career school. Additional information: studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/homeless-youth.pdf
Explore career and college information that will hep you plan your future.
YouthBuild - 956.548.2302
This comprehensive program is based on Education, Construction Training, Leadership Development, and Community Service. All YouthBuild students are part-time AmeriCorps members, which qualifies them for a college scholarship upon completion of the program. The major focus for their staff is to provide work opportunities in the participants' own community.
Guidance and Counseling
Go by your school counselors' office!
BISD Counseling Center Evening Sessions
The BISD Counseling Center Evening Sessions will be available November 2021 to serve BISD students and provide outreach services to employees.
Sessions will be offered Monday – Thursday from 5:30-7:30 PM at the CAB and by appointment.
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley - 956.541.0220
They provide counseling to individuals, couples, and families in need of counseling. Their services are confidential and are conducted in a non-judgmental atmosphere of understanding and support.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Counseling and Training Clinic - 956.882.7792
The clinic is providing free counseling services to all Rio Grande Valley residents.
Youth Connection Project
The Brownsville Independent School District Youth Connection Project ensures educational rights and protections of children and youths experiencing homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act.
Report a CRIME anonymously with BISD Police
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor 24/7 / WhatsAPP communication also available
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Helps find missing children and supports victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.SAFE (1.800.799.7233) & 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)
Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Hotline - 1.800.662.HELP (4357)
Provides information on alcohol and drug abuse, local treatment options, and counselor support.
National Runaway Safeline - 1.800.RUNAWAY or TEXT 66008
Share what you want to tell about your story and get help if you are considering or have ran away from home. Each team member has been trained to handle a crisis, provide support and listen to your story 24/7.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Whether you're looking for support, information, advice, or a referral, RAINN support specialist are ready to help you. RAINN is operated by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you need to talk, please call immediately.
Texas Youth Hotline
Confidential over-the-phone support if you need guidance, have concerns or simply just need to talk to someone.
Victim Connect Chat
A referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately.