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community resources

Use the links below to find free community resources near you.

Prosper Waco

Prosper Waco’s website provides links and information about local health, education and financial resources. The Get Help Locally allows you to easily search for resources under the following categories and view their location on a map:

Emergency Shelter & Homelessness. Food and Other Assistance (Rent & Utilities), Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, & Abuse Benefits Assistance (Social Security, SNAP, Medicaid, CHIP, etc.), Medical & Dental Health Mental Health, Counseling & Recovery, Housing (To Rent), Parenting & Child Care, Job Readiness (GED & Job Skills), Tutoring, Mentoring & After School Programs, Legal Issues (Tenant Issues, Immigration, Child Support, etc.), Veterans Resources, Aging & Disability, Reintegration from Incarceration, Housing (To Buy), Special Needs
and Women’s Health.

Aunt Bertha

Aunt Bertha is an online social care network that allows you to search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and other local community resources by simply entering your zip code in the search bar. Once you enter your zip code, the number of programs available in your area is displayed. You can then type a search term in the search bar or choose among one of the following categories: food, housing, goods, transit, health, money, care, education, work, and legal.

Free Internet

Many Internet and mobile service providers are offering free Internet via public access to Wifi hotspots to help individuals, students, businesses and communities during this time including:

  • Spectrum Mobile
  • Xfinity
  • AT&T
  • Waco Public Library and Waco Convention Center’s Wifi service is free to the public. Wifi can be accessed in parking lots near the buildings at all four Waco-McLennan County Library locations (East, South, West and Central) from 7 am to 11 pm and 24/7 at the Convention Center. Click here for more information.

Offices & Centers Closed | Workshops & Orientations Canceled

FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Our workforce centers and administrative offices are closed Thursday, Feb. 18, due to inclement weather. All events, including virtual workshops, orientations, tax preparation and other in-person appointments, have been canceled. If you have questions, please email us at, and our staff will respond as soon as possible.