General assistance & resources
- Denton County Public Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline: 940-349-2585
- DCPH's free COVID-19 testing: www.dentoncounty.com/covid19testing
- Health Services of North Texas federally supported clinic: 940-381-1505
- Denton County Clerk’s Office: 940-349-2018
- Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas: 940-382-6712
- Resources available through the city of Denton: www.cityofdenton.com/coronavirus.
- The city has compiled a list of grocers with hours set aside just for seniors at https://bit.ly/39YbHPU.
Resources for businesses & workers
- To learn how to apply for Small Business Administration disaster loans, visit www.cityofdenton.com/covid19business.
- The Denton Chamber of Commerce has compiled resources for small businesses at denton-chamber.org.
- To file for unemployment benefits, visit twc.texas.gov or call 1-800-939-6631 during business hours, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
- To seek employment, visit the Texas Workforce Commission's comprehensive job board at WorkInTexas.com.
- The Denton Public Library's job resources page is at library.cityofdenton.com/screens/dpl_career.html
Donate, volunteer or get assistance
- Visit United Way of Denton County’s resource page at www.unitedwaydenton.org/covid-19-resources.
- Sign up to volunteer in Denton County’s fight against COVID-19 at https://bit.ly/2VgSKCF.
- Visit Serve Denton’s resource page at www.servedenton.org/coronavirus.
- Denton Hunger Coalition lists food pantries, including mobile pantry events, at www.facebook.com/DentonHungerCoalition.
- Denton's free summer food program for children 18 and under will hand out breakfast and lunch bundles 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 14 sites: Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, Denia Recreation Center; McMath, Calhoun and Strickland middle schools; Alexander, Evers Park, Hodge, McNair, Nelson, Ginnings and Pecan Creek elementary schools; and Ashli Oaks and Pecan Creek mobile home communities. These sites are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program. To find a nearby food distribution site, call 211 or text "FOODTX" to 877-877.
- Denton Community Food Center has changed its distribution times to 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, via drive-thru at 306 N. Loop 288, Suite 400. Visit www.dentoncfc.org.
- Our Daily Bread soup kitchen is in need of supplies and donations. For latest list of needs, visit www.ourdailybreaddenton.org. Purchase needed items on Our Daily Bread's Amazon wish list, make a monetary gift or drop off items between 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the soup kitchen, on the first floor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Oak St. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Volunteers have formed Aid Network Denton to check in on neighbors and deliver groceries to those who can’t leave the house, among other activities. Visit www.aidnetworkdenton.com or email email@example.com.
- Denton Animal Support Foundation and the city animal shelter have set up a temporary Emergency Pet Food Pantry at the Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center, 3717 N. Elm St. No questions asked, but appointments must be made by calling 940-349-7594. To donate, drop off food or supplies in the donation box outside the shelter, or donate at www.dentonasf.com.
- Rose Costumes and volunteers are making non-clinical cloth face masks for essential workers. Pick up a mask-making kit, drop off masks you've made or donate supplies between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the shop, 5800 N. Interstate 35, Suite 508. Visit www.facebook.com/rosecostumes.
- Court Appointed Special Advocates of Denton County needs donations to continue serving children in foster care, and estimates an additional 100 volunteers will be needed this year. To donate, visit casadenton.org/give/donate. To join a virtual information session or advocate training course, email Beth Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org.