Community Assistance

Hard times can happen to anyone. If you need financial help or emotional support, these organizations and resources may be able to help.

Food Pantries and Groceries

Shelter and Housing


  • Collin County Rides: A partner program between City of Allen and DART to provide transportation options for seniors and residents with disabilities through a taxi voucher system

Employment Resources

Mental Health Resources

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988 to access a national network of local crisis centers offering free and confidential emotional support to people in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Specific resources are available to support loss survivors, disaster survivors, youth, veterans, maternal mental health and more.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741741 to speak to a trained mental health professional who can help with anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide or self-harm, eating disorders and other topics.
  • LifePath Systems: A community-based, nonprofit organization created specifically to help individuals and their families dealing with mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays
  • Harold Murphy Counseling Center: The counseling center is partnering with Texas A&M University-Commerce and McKinney ISD to offer low-cost quality mental health services to Collin County and surrounding areas.
  • Guitars for Vets: This 10-week program helps veterans treat PTSD through music and guitar lessons. The Allen chapter of Guitars for Vets can accommodate veterans with or without a VA health referral.

Other Support

Business Support

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