Community Resources

  • Rationale

    In a continuing effort to bridge school, community and home, Region One has created a Community Resource page for parents, teachers,and community members to assist in accessing available resources. This will be a working document and is not intended to be a listing of the only resources available in the area.

    Tropical Texas Behavioral Health Center Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley   VAIL Association for Independent Living (CIL)
     Texas Workforce Commission  Early Childhood Intervention  Region One ESC Child Find and Early Childhood Transition 
     Community Resource Community Groups (CRCG) Rio Grande Down Syndrome Association  Teaching and Mentoring Communities 

    Border Region Behavioral Health Center(formerly MHMR Center)

    Region One Education Service Center

    CASA of Hidalgo County

    Court Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A) 

    Child Protective & Regulatory Services


    Food Bank of the Rio Grande   


    Tropical Texas Behavioral Health Center Contact Information
    Texas Tropical Behavioral Health Center improves the lives of people with behavioral health needs through the efficient and effective provision of quality services delivered with respect, dignity, cultural sensitivity and a focus on recovery.

    Texas Tropical Behavioral Health continues its commitment to excellence and will be an innovative provider of comprehensive and compassionate recovery-oriented services to individuals with behavioral health needs. We will treat all stakeholders with honesty, fairness, and respect.

    Our 24-hour crisis line serving the Rio Grande Valley is available to assist you and provide information on resources during stressful times.

    TDY: 800-735-2988
    TTY: 800-735-9289

    Main Office

    Edinburg, Tx 78541
    1901 S. 24th Ave.
    (956) 289-7000


    Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday  8:00AM-5:00PM  
    Other Valley Locations  
     Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    4901 S. McColl
    (956) 289-7233
    Substance Use Disorder
    4901 S. McColl
    (956) 289-7061
    Mental Health Adult Services
    New Appointments Call:
    Peer Drop-In Center
    1901 S. 4th Ave.
    (956) 316-3041

    Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley Contact Information

    Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley is a charitable branch of the Diocese of Brownsville. Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley has projects that provide assistance to the poor and most vulnerable population in our community. It is part of the larger community of the Catholic Charities USA and Carritas Internacionalis.

    Emergency Assistance Program
    Homeless Prevention
    Military Family Relief Project
    Catholic Charities Pregnancy Center
    Counseling Program
    Disaster Relief Program
    Food Program
    Humanitarian Respite Center 
    San Juan Office
    400 N. Virgen de San Juan Blvd.
    San Juan, TX 78589
    (956) 787-0033
    Brownsville Office
    955 W. Price Rd.
    Brownsville, TX 78520
    (956) 541-0220

    VAIL Association for Independent Living (CIL) Contact Information

    VAIL is a center for independent living(CIL). This means it is:

    Consumer-controlled-it is run primarily by people who have disabilities themselves. A "CIL" requires that 51% of the people on staff, and 51% of the board of directors must be people with disabilities.

    We are a provider of 4 core services-These are services that enable people with disabilites to live more independently. They include:

    • Information and Referral
    • Independent Living Skills
    • Individual and System Advocacy
    • Peer Counseling
    Alamo Resource Center
    1429 South Tower Rd.
    Alamo, TX
    VAIL Rio Grande Valley-McAllen Office
    3012 N. McColl
    McAllen, TX 78501
    Fax: (956) 878-1601
    email VAIL/McAllen:


    Texas Workforce Commission Contact Information

    Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strenghthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor's economic development stratgey. Texas boosts an incredibly skilled workforce ready to attract enterprise to the Lone Star state. By focusing on the needs of the employers, TWC gives Texas the competitve edge necessary to draw business here.

    400 Hackberry
    McAllen, TX 78501
    (956) 984-7280 

    Early Childhood Intervention Contact Information

    The Region One Education Service Center (ESC) Early Childhood Intervention program serves children from birth to three years of age who have physical disabilities and /or developmental delays. Developmental delays are defined as significant delays in language or speech, self-help skills, social or emotional skills, gross or fine motor skills, and cognitive skills-walking, talking, eating and playing.

    For more detailed information on the ECI program and services, please visit the Division of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) ECI state office website at 


    Easter Seals    (956) 631-9171
    Region 1 ECI  (956) 984-6000
    Border Region Behavioral Health Center   (956) 794-3486
    Camino Real Community Services (800) 491-5201
    Tropical Texas Behavioral Health (956) 289-7000

    Region One ESC Child Find and Early Childhood Transition Contact Information

    Child Find is a service provided by Region One ESC Special Education Department which accepts parent requests for intervention for their struggling youth from birth to 21 years of age and provides a communication link to the appropriate local education agency for services. The child find/child serve assits in locating appropriate services for children with disabilities. Child Find English/Spanish brochures are available for download.

    1900 W. Schunior
    Edinburg, TX 78541
    (956) 984-6000

    Community Resource Community Groups (CRCG) Contact Information

    Community Resource Community Groups (CRCG) are groups of local partners and community members that work with parents, caregivers, youth and adults to make a service plan. The service plan helps a person with special needs get benefits and services.

    CRCG's are in almost every county in Texas. The needs of each community are different, so a local CRCG may serve one or all of the following ages:

    • Children and youth: 22 and younger,
    • Adults: 18 and older
    • Families: all ages

    The CRCG will create an individual Family Service Plan based on the family's or individual's strenghts. The plan will help the family or the person get the services they need. It is developed with the help of the family or person and the agency representatives.

    Ricardo Guerrero Jr. Chair

    (956) 587-6258


    1001 N. Doolittle Rd. 

    Edinburg, TX 78539


    Monica Rodriguez Co-Chair

    (956) 289-7102

    1901 S. 24th Ave.

    Edinburg, TX 78539 

    Rio Grande Down Syndrome Association Contact Information

    The Rio Grande Valley Down Syndrome Association serves families in South Texas including McAllen, Mission, Pharr, Edinburg, San Juan, Harlingen and the surrounding area. This group provides support, education and advocacy for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families and communities.

    There is a parent monthly meeting held on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 pm in McAllen. Childcare and snacks are provided. No meetings in June and July.

    The RGVDS has activities for all ages, including family outings and educational events.

    2001 Trenton Ave.
    McAllen, TX 78501
    (956) 314-0821

    Teaching and Mentoring Communities

    (Texas Migrant Council, Inc.)

    Child Find/Headstart

    Contact Information

    Provide children with educational, health and nutritional services and link children and families to needed community services. Infants to 5 years old.

    Rio Grande Valley Region  
    (956) 464-5000


    Border Region Behavioral Health Center    (formerly MHMR Center) Contact Information

    Provider of comprehensive and compassionate recovery-oriented services to individuals with behavioral health needs. Also offers linkage to other services and waiting lists, respite, case management. (Counties: Hogg, Starr, Webb, and Zapata)

    2001 Trenton Ave.
    McAllen, TX 78501
    (956) 794-3000



    Region One Education Service Center

    Contact Information

    Our mission is to serve students, educators and parents by providing cutting-edge professional devleopment, customized technical asistance, innovative products, and excellent services to improve student outcomes, enable districts to operate efficiently and economically, and to implement state initiatives.

    1900 W. Schunior
    Edinnburg, Tx 78539
    (956) 984-6000

    CASA of Hidalgo County Inc.

    Court Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A.)

    Contact Information

    The mission of CASA of Hidalgo County Inc. is to speak for the best interests of the children in the courts by promoting and supporting quality volunteer representation to provide each child a safe, permanent, nuturing home.

    1001 S. 10th St.
    Edinburg, TX 78539
    (956) 381-0346
    Fax: (956) 381 9232

    Child Protective and Regulatory Services (CPS) Contact Information


    Child Protective Services becomes involved with children and families when they are referred by the DFPS Investigations Division which investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect.

    Child Protective Services responsibilities include:

    • providing services to children and families in their own homes.
    • placing children in foster care.
    • providing services to help youth in foster care successsfully transition to adulthood.
    • helping children get adopted.



    Hector Ortiz
    CPS Director
    (956) 316-2489
    2520 N. Closner Blvd.
    Edinburg, Tx 78541


    Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley

    Contact Information

    The FoodBank of the Rio Grande Valley is passioately committed to improving lives through food assistance, nutrition education, and access to community services.

    Anyone who is in need of food assistance may visit the Food Bank RGV. Please bring a proof of address or utility bill.

    The emergency on-site pantry is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm

    724 N. Cage Blvd.1001
    Pharr, TX 785
    (956) 682-8101


Last Modified on April 6, 2023