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Join McKinney ISD as a special education teacher! We're offering a $5,000 stipend for the 2024-25 school year. This is a great opportunity to join a supportive SPED community, where you'll have the resources and encouragement to positively impact the lives of our students. Applicants, please send your resumes to Adrienne Broyles ([email protected]) and Brynne Riley ([email protected]). Visit mckinneyisd.net/sped/ for more information.

MISD Pre-K and Head Start pre-registration are just around the corner! The Head Start online application for new students opened on March 4th, and online applications for Pre-Kindergarten take place from April 1 – June 7. Learn more

 

McKinney Vento Homeless Education

The McKinney Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program protects the right for homeless children and youth to receive a free and appropriate public education.

Homelessness includes children and youth who are living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home or can’t afford housing, children and youth who are staying in a motel or hotel due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations, children and youth who are living in an emergency or transitional shelter or a domestic violence shelter. It also includes children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or many other similar settings.

Under the law, no student shall be stigmatized by school personnel due to homelessness.

Community Resources for Basic Needs

The information here is provided as a resource for the families in our community. There is no intent on the part of the McKinney Independent School District or its employees to endorse specific agencies mentioned nor is this list inclusive of all services available in the area.

The family of the student is free to obtain other suggestions from any other source, including the family physician or medical insurance provider. The guardian will decide which service provider to contact and which services to seek.

2-1-1 Texas

This is a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of our 25 Area Information Centers (AICs) .

2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, and find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.

General Resources

One Heart McKinney

Provides information about local resources, including food, jobs, and housing. Click on the menu in the top right corner of the page for information in English or Spanish. Visit: https://www.oneheartmckinney.com

Community Lifeline

Provides support with food distribution, utilities assistance for TXU and CoServ clients, as well as referrals to other agencies.
Call: 972-542-0020 or Visit: https://www.communitylifeline.org

Assistance Center of Collin County

Provides support with rent, utilities, and referrals to other services in Collin County.
https://assistancecenter.org/get-assistance-now

ACO

Provides a variety of programs to meet needs for qualified individuals including food distribution, clothing, medical care and utilities support.
https://www.acocares.org/need-help/

Collin County Transit

Provides discounted transportation resources for eligible low income residents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. (Taxi Voucher Program)
https://www.mckinneytexas.org/1944/Transit-Services

On the Road Lending

Provides support in securing low-rate auto loans, refinancing options, and selecting reliable used vehicles for individuals with poor credit.
https://ontheroadlending.org/how-we-help

TWC Childcare Scholarship Program

Provides assistance in locating childcare and administers a childcare scholarship program.
https://www.dfwjobs.com/child-care/parents

Baby Booties Diaper Bank

Provides diapers, wipes, period products, and occasionally formula to families through scheduled distribution events held on the 2nd Saturday of every month. https://babybootiesdiaperbank.org/get-help

Bed Start

Provides furniture, household items, and mattresses to families in need.
https://bedstart.org/get-help

Streetside Showers

Provides showers, socks and underwear, and hygiene kits to individuals in need or those experiencing homelessness.
Saturdays from 10:00am – 1:30pm 1702 W University Dr, McKinney, TX 75069

State of Texas Health and Human Services Benefits Program

Offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of families with low-income.
https://www.yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/Home

Resource Search Engine Aunt Bertha

https://www.auntbertha.com/search_results/75069

Medical Resources

Family Health Center on Virginia

This is our federally qualified healthcare center serving the entire community. They accept Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, and most private and employer-based insurances as well as uninsured individuals. The center provides primary care, dental care, and behavioral health support. https://fhcntx.org/

Saint Vincent de Paul Pharmacy Program

This program is designed to support Texas residents who do not have health insurance or are struggling to afford their medications. Qualified individuals will receive medications at no cost. https://svdpdallas.org/pharmacy-patient-eligibility/

RX Outreach

This non-profit pharmacy provides certain mail order medications to those in need including those who have insurance, are under-insured, or have no insurance. https://nafcclinics.org/partners/rx-outreach/

Food Resources

Community Garden Kitchen

Any individual is able to receive a free, nutritious meal in a restaurant-like setting. The daily serving time is Monday-Thursday from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
https://communitygardenkitchen.org/about/location/

Texas Food Bank

Call 855-719-7627 or https://ntfb.org/our-programs/get-food-assistance/

Minnie’s Food Pantry

Provides fresh meats, fresh produce, fresh dairy products and non-perishable items to any family. In addition to providing a food pantry, they also offer “Drive Thru” food distributions. https://minniesfoodpantry.org/get-help

WIC

Provides ongoing nutrition support for women and children from low-income families. https://texaswic.org/apply

Housing Resources

Samaritan Inn

The Samaritan Inn is a transitional housing program for eligible residents of Collin County. They also operate a thrift store on 380.
https://www.saminn.org/resources/

Resources from the Collin County Homeless Coalition

https://collinhomeless.wixsite.com/cchc/i-need-help or https://collinhomeless.wixsite.com/cchc/member-agencies

Texas Housing Assistance Line

(Open 24/7) Call: 855-802-0014

Legal Resources

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas

Provides support for family law issues, housing concerns including tenant/landlord disputes, evictions, and foreclosure, termination of utilities and more! https://internet.lanwt.org/home

Texas Access

The Texas Office of the Attorney General Child Support Division operates a toll free telephone hotline which provides easy access for parents across Texas to basic legal information, education and resources. https://www.txaccess.org/

Need Help?

If you need additional assistance with the content on this page, please contact McKinney ISD team member Jennifer Akins by phone at 469-302-4150 or by email here .