Local Organizations & Referral

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ADULT EDUCATION

ACC Adult Education, (512) 223-5123

Business Assessment Center at ACC, (512) 223-7714
Testing for GED, TASP, Microsoft

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
List of Adult Basic Education Classes

UT Informal Classes, (512) 471-3121

University of Texas GED Testing, (512) 471-2424

AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE

Texas Cooperative Extension, (512) 854-9600

APPRAISALS OF ART, ANTIQUES, OLD BOOKS, COLLECTIBLES

Austin Telephone Books under headings such as:
Appraisers, Antiques-Dealers, Collectibles, Book dealers

American Society of Appraisers, 703-478-2228

AUSTIN

Austin Chamber of Commerce, (512) 478-9383

Everything Austin, (512) 974-7400

Time and Temperature
KTBC/Fox 7 Time, Temperature, and Forecast Hotline, (512) 476-7744

BOOK CLUBS IN AUSTIN

Barnes and Noble, (512) 328-3155

Blanton Book Club

BookPeople, (512) 472-5050

Book Woman BookGroup, (512) 472-2785

Caritas Book Club

Mayor's Book Club 2010, (512) 974-7400

Austin Public Library Book Clubs, (512) 974-7400

Westbank Community Library, (512) 327-3045

Shakespeare Out Loud
4-6 p.m., 2nd Sunday of each month
Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Westlake
701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746

BOOK DONATIONS

Austin Public Library, (512) 974-7400

Inside Books Project, (512) 647-4803
827 W. 12th St. Austin TX 78701

Recycled Reads, (512) 323-5123
5335 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756

BUSINESS

Austin Chamber of Commerce, (512) 478-9383
111 Congress Plaza Level Ave.

Bureau of Business Research, (512) 471-5180
The University of Texas
McCombs Graduate School of Business @21st and Speedway
Provides information on Texas industries.

Dept. of Small and Minority Business Resources, (512) 974-7600
Two Commodore Plaza Bldg.
206 E. Ninth St. #13.140
Gives out packets of information on starting a business in Austin.

Small Business Administration (SCORE) (512) 442-7235
2501 South Congress Ave.
Free counseling program.

Small Business Development Center, (512) 974-7800
One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd.
Offers training and technical assistance to anyone starting, expanding, or managing a small business.

CENSUS INFORMATION

Austin History Center, (512) 974-7400
Census information, including census tracts, for Austin.

Texas State Library and Archives, (512) 463-5455
1201 Brazos

CHILDCARE

NAEYC Accredited Program Search

Search for Child Care Center or Home in Texas

CITY OF AUSTIN

Customer Service Directory, (512) 974-2000

City of Austin FAQ, (512) 974-2000

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARDS AT APL

APL Branches, (512) 974-7400
Restrictions vary

Faulk Central Library, (512) 974-7400
For non-profits only

COMPUTER CLASSES

Austin Area Urban League, (512) 478-7176
1033 La Posada Dr. Suite 150
Austin, TX 78752

Austin Computer Learning Center, (512) 451-4611

Austin Free-Net, (512) 326-9084

Austin Public Library, (512) 974-7400

Dewitty Lab, (512) 472-5718
2209 Rosewood Ave. 78702

Skillpoint Alliance, (512) 323-6773, Ext 122
Provides tech training , computer access, and professional development courses at Reagan and Travis High School.
Open computer lab, Monday - Thursday 6-9 p.m.

CONSUMER COMPLAINTS

Attorney General, (512) 463-2070

Better Business Bureau, (512) 445-2911

CONTINUING EDUCATION

ACC Continuing Education, ( 512) 223-7542

Eanes Community Education, (512) 732-9022

Spanish Classes in Austin

UT Informal Classes, (512) 232-5277

DISABILITIES

ARCIL, (512) 832-6349

ADA Information Line, (800) 514-0301

Disability Information & Referral Center (Texas State Library), (512) 463-2831

EEOC Information on ADA and Disability Discrimination

Special Needs Neighborhood
List of local resources in more than 22 categories for parents of children with special needs, including where to find an advocate, information on support groups, and physician listings.

Talking Book Program, 1 (800) 252-9605
(512) 463-5458
Texas State Library
PO Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711-2927

Texas Assistive Technology Network, (713) 744-6559
Provides assistive technology training and technical assistance to students with disabilities.
7145 West Tidwell
Houston, TX 77092-2096

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, 1 (800) 628-5115 or TTY 1-866-581-9328
Early childhood intervention services, rehabilitation service, services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. services for people who are blind or visually impaired.
4800 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78756

Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2201 Post Road #100
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 854-9205
TTY: (512) 854-9210
Video Phone: (512) 410-1598

DIVORCE

Travis County Law Library Forms

Free Forms

DOCUMENTS/FORM ASSISTANCE

Dewitty Job Training, (512) 472-5718
2209 Rosewood Avenue, Suite 210
Austin, Texas 78702

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Protective Order Forms at TexasLawHelp

Safe Place
24 hour hotline: 512-267-SAFE
Office: 512-267-7233

DRIVER'S LICENSE

Austin North Congress, (512) 936-2100
1500 North Congress (downtown)

Austin South , (512) 444-5241
4719 South Congress

Austin North Lamar, (512) 424-2076
6121 North Lamar

Driver’s Handbook from Texas Department of Public Safety

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

Austin Area Urban League, (512) 478-7176

Dewitty Job Training, (512) 472-5718
2209 Rosewood Avenue, Suite 210
Austin, Texas 78702

Texas Workforce Commission, (512) 223-5400

North Austin Location
Workforce Solutions Capital Area, (512) 597-7237
6505 Airport Blvd, Suite 101
Austin, Texas 78752

South Austin Location
Workforce Solutions Capital Area
4175 Freidrich Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78744-1017

Work in Texas

ESL CLASSES

Austin Community College ESL, (512) 223-7532

ESL Classes in Austin

EVENT CALENDAR

Austin Events Calendar

Austin 360 - Calendar

YNN Event Calendar

KUT

FAMILY LITERACY

Any Baby Can
(512) 454-3743
1121 E. 7th St.
Austin, TX
Parents and their children aged 5 years or older are eligible.

ASPIRE - Even Start
(512) 928-9454
1711 Wheless Lane
Austin, TX 78723
Parents and their children aged 7 years or younger are eligible.

Austin Learning Academy
(512) 457-9194
1311 Hackberry St.
Austin, TX 78702
Parents and their children aged 6 weeks or older are eligible. Classes are held at several locations.

Even Start - Garza High School
(512) 414-8601
1600 Chicon Ave.
Austin, TX 78702
Families in the Austin community and anyone attending an AISD high school are eligible.

FINANCIAL AND OTHER ASSISTANCE

ARCH
(512) 305-4100

Aunt Bertha
Find food, housing, medical services by zip code.

Austin Area Mental Health Consumers
At the Self Help Advocacy Center (SHAC)
3205 South 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 442-3366

Caritas of Austin
(512) 472-4135

Foundation for the Homeless
(512) 453-6570

Travis County Family Support Services
(512) 854-4120

Trinity Center
(512) 610-3515

GED

Austin Community College GED Preparation, (512) 223-5123

Literacy Coalition
List of GED Preparation Classes

Texas GED Home Page, (512) 463-9292

GENEALOGY

Austin History Center, (512) 974-7400

LDS Family History Center, (512) 837-3626

Texas State Library Genealogy Collection, (512) 463-5463

Travis County TXGenWeb Project

GOVERNMENT

USA.gov (Federal Government), 1 (800) 333-4636

Social Security Office (Austin) Social Security Office, (512) 206-3700, 1 (800) 772-1213
1029 Camino La Costa

Texas Legislature, (512) 463-1252

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

Legislative Reference Library, (512) 463-1252
Capitol Bldg., Rm 207 B
Texas government documents

Texas State Library, (512) 463-5455
1201 Brazos
US and Texas documents

University of Texas, PCL, (512) 495-4250
US, international and UN documents

HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES

ARCH Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic
500 East Seventh Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-978-9920
Monday- Thursday: 7am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 11am

Aunt Bertha
Find food, housing, medical services by zip code.

Austin Health Connection 311
RBJ Building
15 Waller St., Room 324
Austin, Texas 78702

City of Austin Housing Authority, (512) 477-4488
1124 S IH 35
Austin, TX 78704-2614

Dental Care from Community Care

Ending Community Homelessness (ECHO) Coalition's Community Resources

Food Stamps (SNAP)
1165 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX, 78702
(512) 929-7330
1601 Rutherford Ln., Austin, TX, 78754
(512) 339-8868
724 Eberhart Ln., Austin, TX, 78745
(512) 445-0022

Get Help, 211 or (512) 973-9203
United Way's online searchable database of Austin nonprofits and nonprofit programs and services.

Haven for Hope

HealthCare Resource Directory

Medicare

Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Links

People's Community Clinic, (512) 478-4939

Safe Place (Domestic Violence)
24 hour hotline: 512-267-SAFE
Office: 512-267-7233

Seton McCarthy Community Health Center, (512) 324-4930

Social Security Office, (512) 206-3700,
1 (800) 772-1213
1029 Camino La Costa
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday - Friday

Texas Medicaid, (512) 424-6500
4900 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751

Volunteer Healthcare Clinic, (512) 459-6002

IDENTIFICATION

Forms of ID
Voter Registration
Birth Certificate
Social Security Card
Social Security Office, (512) 206-3700, 1029 Camino La Costa
Texas State Identification

Agencies that Assist with IDs
All Saints Episcopal 209 W. 27th St Tuesdays at 6:00 am
Feed My People 1300 Lavaca Tuesdays at 6:30
Front Steps 500 E. 7th Tuesday at 7:30 am
Trinity Center 304 E. 7th St. Thursdays at 11 am

I-Jury

I-Jury Online Impaneling

IMMIGRATION

New Immigrants Project, (512) 974-7400

Office of Immigrant Concerns, Catholic Charities of Central Texas, (512) 494-0148
1605-A E. 7th St.

Political Asylum Project of Austin, (512) 478-0546
1715 E. 6th St., Ste. 200

Immigration and Counseling Outreach Services, (512) 467-9816
5555 N. Lamar, Ste. K-100

INTERNET FOR THE PUBLIC

Austin Free-Net, (512) 326-9084

Austin Public Library, (512) 974-7400

University of Texas
Internet access for users with UT EIDS or TexShare UT Library Cards.

  • Undergraduate Library (UGL), (512) 495-4444
    Fawn Academic Center, between the Texas Union and UT Tower.
  • Perry-Castaneda Library (PCL), (512) 495-4250
    21st and Speedway

LEGAL INFORMATION

Faulk Central Library, (512) 974-7400
Federal and Texas statutes, Texas legal forms

Travis County Law Library, (512) 854-9045
Granger Building
314 West 11th Street, Suite 140
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 854-4569
Lexis-Nexis access, Federal and Texas statutes, Texas cases, Texas legal forms
Uncontested divorce packets; Reference attorney for uncontested family law matters

Texas State Law Library, (512) 463-1722
14th and Colorado
Federal and Texas statutes, Supreme Court Reports
Texas and regional reports (cases)

University of Texas Tarlton Library, (512) 471-6220
727 E. Dean Keeton St.
Federal and Texas statutes, other states' statutes
Supreme Court and regional reports

LEGAL SERVICES

Find Legal Assistance (Texas Access to Justice Commission), 1 (800) 463-1463

Austin Lawyer Referral Service, (512) 472-8303

LRS Legal Hotline, (512) 472-8303
Lawyers answer simple legal questions the first Tuesday of every month 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid - Austin Office, (512) 447-7707

Texaslawhelp

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, (512) 476-5550
Provides free legal clinics

MEETING ROOMS

Austin Chapter, Texas Society of CPA's Training Facility, (512) 445-0044 ext. 0
512 East Riverside Dr., Ste. lOO, Austin, TX 78704
capacity: 47

Austin Public Library

Convention Services - Special Event Venues

French Legation Museum, (512) 472-8180
802 San Marcos, Austin, TX 78702
capacity: 30

National Wildflower Research Center, (512) 292-4200
4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78757

Texas Federation of Women, (512) 476-5845
2312 San Gabriel, Austin, TX 78705

Thompson Conference Center, (512) 471-3121
2405 East Campus Dr., Austin, TX 78705
capacity: 14-196

West Austin Youth Complex, (512) 473-2528
1314 Exposition, Austin, TX 78703

Zilker Clubhouse, (512) 474-9692
Zilker Park & Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704

MUSIC BUSINESS IN TEXAS

Texas Music Office, (512) 463-6666
1100 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas 78701
Clearinghouse for Texas music industry information including Texas music business, Texas music events, Texas talent register, Texas radio, US record labels

NONPROFITS

Austin Community College, Center for Community-Based and Nonprofit Organizations, (512) 223-7076
5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752

Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, (512) 477-5955
1301 W. 25th Street, Suite 400
Austin, Texas 78705

Regional Foundation Library, (512) 475-7373
Regional Foundation Library
1009 E. 11th Street, 2nd floor
Austin TX 78702

The Nonprofit Center of Austin, (512) 451-5315
3710 Cedar #10
Austin, Texas 78705

NOTARY

County Courthouse, 1st floor, Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 ($3.00)

ORGANIZATIONS IN AUSTIN

Austin Groups

Metropolitan Austin Interactive Network, (512) 303-MAIN
Directory of Austin governmental, educational, commercial, cultural, religious, and civic organizations.

Texas Women's Organizations

PROCTORING EXAMS

Business Assessment Center, Austin Community College, (512) 223-7769

Distance Education Center, The University of Texas, (512) 471-7716

Texas State University-Round Rock
Round Rock Higher Education Center
One Stop Center, RM 201
1555 University Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665
(512) 716-4001 or (512) 716-4020

Texas State University-San Marcos
Office of Distance and Extended Learning
Proctored Exams
302 ASB North 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-2322 or (800) 511-8656

RECORDS

Texas Department of Public Safety, (512) 424-2000
Criminal and sex offender records, driving records

Texas Vital Statistics, (512) 458-7111
Birth, death, marriage, divorce, adoption

Travis County Records Division
Recording and Marriage Division, (512) 854-9188
Misdemeanor Criminal Division, (512) 854-9188
Civil and Probate Division, (512) 854-9400

Vital Records (Texas births), (512) 972-4784
Austin-Travis County Health and Human Services Department
Building C, 601 Airport Blvd

STANDARDS

Engineering Library, The University of Texas, (512) 495-4500

TAXES

Austin IRS
825 E. Rundberg Ln.
Austin, TX 78753
Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(512) 499-5127

Forms, (800) 829-3676
Tax Help, (800) 829-1040

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Texas Taxes), (512) 463-3961

Travis County Central Appraisal District, (512) 834-9317

TELEPHONE BOOKS

Faulk Central Library, (512) 974-7400
Texas cities and towns, US phone books
Paper and microfiche collection

University of Texas, PCL, (512) 495-4250
US and foreign phone books

Texas State Library, (512) 463-5455
Texas cities

TEXAS INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

Texas State Travel Guide, 1 (800) 888-8839
Texas Department of Transportation
PO Box 149248, Austin TX 78714

Texas State Library, (512) 463-5455
Lorenzo De Zavala State Archives & Library Building
Capitol Complex, 1201 Brazos St., Austin, Texas
About Texas
Doing a Report On Texas

State Preservation Board's Capitol Gift Shop, (512) 305-8408
Capitol Gift Shop
Capitol Visitors Center
112 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701

TEXSHARE LIBRARIES IN THE AUSTIN AREA

Bastrop Public Library, (512) 321-5441

Cedar Park Public Library, (512) 259-5353

Dripping Springs Community Library, (512) 858-7825

Elgin Public Library, (512) 281-5678

Kyle Community Library, (512) 268-7411

Lakeway Public Library, (512) 263-2885

Leander Public Library, (512) 259-5259

Pfluggervile Community Library, (512) 251-9185

Round Rock Public Library, (512) 218-7000

San Marcos Public Library, (512) 393-8200

University of Texas, (512) 495-4300

Wells Branch Community Library, (512) 989-3188

Westbank Community Library, (512) 327-3045

TRADEMARKS AND BUSINESS NAMES

County Clerk for county-wide name protection (DBA), (512) 854-9188

Secretary of State for statewide protection (incorporation), (512) 463-5555

US Patent and Trademark Office, 1 (800) 786-9199

TRAVEL AND MAPS

Austin Visitor and Tourist Information, (512) 478-0098

Texas Travel Information Center, (512) 463-8586
Capital Complex Tourist Information @ 112 E. 11th
Travel information and road conditions, 1 (800) 452-9292

TourTexas (events by date, region, and type)

University of Texas Map Collection at PCL, (512) 495-4250

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Texas Dept. of Registration, 1-888-368-4689
Title FAQs

County Tax Assessor-Collection, (512) 854-9473
5501 Airport Blvd
Vehicle and title registration, validation stickers

VOLUNTEERING

Hands on Central Texas

VolunteerMatch

VOTING INFORMATION

Hays County, 1 (512) 393-7310

Travis County Voter Registration, (512) 238-8683

Williamson County, (512) 943-1630