These resources can help you figure out where to go if you need more help.
Adult Protective Services
Texas Adult Protective Services receives and investigates reports of suspected adult or elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. To make a report, call the 24-hour, toll-free hotline.
Area Agency on Aging /Aging and Disability Resource Center
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability (“DADS”) was created to administer long-term services and support for people who are aging and for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. DADS can provide information about aging and disability services and whether there are any support groups for fiduciaries or caregivers.
You can also find services in your area through DADS.
Texas Attorney General
The Office of the Attorney General has a Consumer Protection Section. It operates the Texas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline.
Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau (“BBB”) can help consumers with complaints against businesses.
1-254-755-7772 Centroplex: 1-254-791-2222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Corpus Christi Area
Corpus Christi: 1-361-852-4949
San Antonio Area
New Braunfels: 1-830-387-7002
San Antonio: 1-210-828-9441
San Marcos: 1-512-691-4075
Southeast Texas 1-409-835-5348 or
Central East Texas
Texas Veterans Commission
The Texas Veterans Commission is a state-appointed advocate for Texas veterans. The Commission assists veterans to secure benefits rightfully earned in exchange for service in the armed forces.
Texas Veterans Portal
The Texas Veterans Portal is a resource that compiles helpful information from many government agencies to help veterans, their families, and their survivors find the assistance, services, and benefits they need.
1-800-252-8387 or 2-1-1 (option 1) veterans.portal.texas.gov
Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Contact the Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman to find state and local long-term care advocates. Ombudsmen identify, investigate, and resolve complaints about long-term care.
Texas Association of Mediators
Find a listing of local mediators in Texas. Mediation can help resolve disputes and may sometimes be an alternative to legal action.
(click on "Member Locator" for list of Texas mediators)
Texas Medicaid Information
Texas Health and Human Services Commission -Your Texas Benefits
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of Texas
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, in the Office of the Attorney General, investigates and prosecutes abuse and fraud by healthcare providers.
Austin Field Office
Corpus Christi Field Office
Dallas Field Office
El Paso Field Office
Houston Field Office
Lubbock Field Office
1-806-765-6367, ext. 101
McAllen Field Office
San Antonio Field Office
Tyler Field Office
Find a law enforcement agency by checking your local directory.
Law Enforcement Directory
PoliceOne’s law enforcement directory is a comprehensive list of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the United States. The directory includes agency contact information, demographics (type, population served, number of officers), and features to connect with law enforcement officers in any agency.
Sheriffs’ Association of Texas
Find the local sheriff’s office.
Numerous federal agencies play a role in combatting fraud and abuse and educating consumers. Contact them for more information.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Do Not Call Registry
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Trade Commission
Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force
Postal Inspection Service
Social Security Administration
Find local programs that provide free legal help to people over age 60 by contacting the national Eldercare Locator.
Legal Services Corporation
Find local programs that provide free legal help to low-income people on the website of the Legal Services Corporation.
State Bar of Texas
Find free legal clinics and other resources for veterans and their families who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need on the website of the State Bar of Texas.
Lawyer Information Referral Service:
Click here for information about free legal resources.
Click here for information about legal resources for veterans.
Texas Legal Services Center
Any person in Texas who is 60 years of age or older can call the Legal Hotline for Texans for free legal information. The Legal Hotline for Texans has a wide range of brochures on many different legal topics. The Legal Hotline for Texans also serves persons who are eligible for Medicare, regardless of age or income. Services can be applied for online or over the phone.
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
This program serves counties from the Panhandle and the High Plains through the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. It has offices in Amarillo, Plainview, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, Abilene, Brownwood, San Angelo, Wichita Falls, Denton, Weatherford, Fort Worth, Dallas, Waxahachie, and McKinney.
Lone Star Legal Aid
This program serves Texas counties from the Louisiana and Arkansas border westward to some counties along I-35. It has offices in Texarkana, Tyler, Paris, Longview, Nacogdoches, Beaumont, Conroe, Houston, Galveston, Angleton, Bryan, Belton, and Waco.
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
This program provides free legal services to low-income residents in 68 counties of Southwest Texas, including Bexar, Cameron, El Paso, Hidalgo, Nueces, Travis, and Williamson counties.
Pro Bono Program Listings in Texas
Click this link to access pro bono program listings in Texas.
Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Providing free legal aid to low-income individuals by connecting them with lawyers in the private bar who volunteer their time.
Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of Central Texas
Reduced fee program for family law matters, uncontested guardianship cases, and drafting simple wills.
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
Providing telephone referral of low-income individuals to volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services. Applicants must be Dallas County residents.
Community Justice Program (San Antonio)
Providing free neighborhood-based legal services to individuals who may not otherwise have access to the legal system.
This is an American Bar Association-sponsored website that provides information about how to find a lawyer in each state. It also has information about legal resources available in each state, how to check whether a lawyers is licensed, and what to do if you have problems with a lawyer.
American Institute of CPAs
Find a local certified public accountant.