Family portrait at Rio Grande Campus.

Family Assistance Resources

Child Care No Cost or Low Cost

ACC Children’s Lab 

The program offers full day, year round child care to ACC students, staff and faculty and the community. Tuition is $700.00 per month for infants, $525.00 per month for toddlers and $485.00 per month for preschool. The Children’s Lab School serves children six months through five years of age in four classrooms. The school operates Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A limited number of tuition scholarships are available to qualifying families. ACC’s Student Advocacy Center can provide child care scholarships for ACC student parents who meet (expanded) income eligibility. The program accepts outside funding sources, such as Workforce Child Care Solutions.

SAC Childcare and Textbook Application 

ACC’s Student Advocacy Center provides specialized assistance and referrals to a select group of students who would benefit from additional assistance to overcome challenges and complete their education.

Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions offers subsidized child care assistance to eligible low to moderate income families in Travis County.

Workforce Solutions – Rural Capital Area (Bastrop, Hays, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Lee, Williamson)

AISD Head Start

Register 3-year-old children for tuition-free, full-day, AISD Head Start Pre-K3 Program. The program provides free breakfast, lunch, and a free snack every day.

AISD Family Support Line: 512-414-9187

Family support line available weekdays from 7am-5pm. 

Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties Head Start

Free childcare for low-income families, children 0-5. There is also a family advocate that can help direct families in need of resources once they are a part of the program. They provide all meals and diapers for early head start children.

Financial Assistance

ACC Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund can help students with financial challenges caused by an unanticipated event or circumstance (available once within a 12-month period).

Round Rock Serving Center

The Serving Center offers many programs and services: The Community Gardens, clothing and furniture vouchers, Computer for Kids, Keep Round Rock Warm, alternative loan repayment program and financial assistance (utilities, rent, prescriptions, transportation & temporary lodging). 

Austin Neighborhood Centers  

The Neighborhood Centers provide emergency rent, utility and food assistance to low-and moderate-income families in need.

Catholic Charities of Central Texas

Helps people pay rent through emergency financial assistance.

Opportunities Williamson and Burnet County  

Help with emergency funding, such as emergency food, rental assistance, prescriptions, gas, etc.

T-Mobile Project 10Million / español

Project 10Million offers free 100GBs/year of data, free mobile hotspots, and access to low-cost laptops and tablets, to K-12 eligible students participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).  How to apply video 


WIC / español 

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC, is a nutrition program for pregnant, breastfeeding women and families with children younger than 5.

Lone Star Family Market / español 

An easy way for WIC participants to get WIC approved groceries. 

SNAP / español 

SNAP helps people get the food they need by giving funds specifically to purchase food.

Central Texas Food Bank

Digital calendar: Mobile Pantry Calendar

FREE food help – whether it’s healthy food, applying for government programs or nutrition education classes.  

Double Up Food Bucks / español 

Doubles the amount of Lone Star (SNAP), WIC, and FMNP benefits individuals and families can spend on fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets, select grocery stores, and mobile markets in Austin.

Health Care

Medicaid / CHIP / español 

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide health coverage for low-income children, families, seniors and people with disabilities.

Dell Children’s Insure A Kid / español 

Low cost health care insurance.

Lone Star Circle of Care

Lone Star Circle of Care can help find health coverage for those who don’t have it through their job, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, or another source that provides qualifying coverage. 

Healthy Texas Women/ español 

Women’s health and family planning services at no cost to eligible women in Texas.  

Austin Public Health 512-972-5520

Immunization services

Austin Child Guidance Center / español 

Family therapy services offered on a sliding scale fee and some insurance accepted. 

Every Body Texas

Find family planning providers, emergency contraception, sexual & reproductive healthcare information, and birth control.


Austin Diaper Bank 

Austin Diaper Bank is dedicated to providing diapers to Central Texas families who need a clean, reliable supply of diapers for a healthy and comfortable quality of life.

Hand To Hold 

Hand to Hold® provides personalized support before, during and after a NICU stay to help ensure all NICU families thrive.

Any Baby Can / español 

Programs and resources for parents.

Hill Country Community Ministries

Help with clothing, eye exams/glasses, diapers, and a job referral program with additional employment resources.

Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center

Provides education, violence prevention services and crisis intervention to victims of family violence, dating violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

These resources are for the convenience of our community and do not represent sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of any agency or service. For assistance accessing resources contact

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