I Need Help

Our Mission. Allen Community Outreach helps transform lives by providing essential human and social services in our communities.

Our Vision. Partnering with our community to meet all of its human service needs.


Thank you for choosing ACO as your service provider! Please complete the application below. Completion of this application does not automatically approve you for the service you are requesting. Once your application is complete, please call 972-727-9131 to schedule an appointment with a Case Manager to assist you further.

**New clients to ACO – Bring proof of school enrollment, photo ID, lease, and proof of income.

Each day men, women and children walk into Allen Community Outreach looking for assistance with basic needs. If you are reading this information and are looking for some type of assistance within the Allen area, you have found the right place. From help with rent or utility payments to getting food, clothing and other household items, ACO is here to help. Whatever the need may be, ACO provides support without judgment and with the utmost respect.

With our varied programs and free services, ACO helps Transform Lives and give hope.  Each year, we help almost 4,000 people who have found themselves in crisis move to self-sufficiency.

We look forward to helping you!  Please click on the following links for detailed information:

Basic Services: (Food, Clothing) – Do you need help with food, clothing and/or personal care items? Please click  the link below to complete an application for possible assistance

Financial Assistance ( Rent, Mortgage and/or Utilities) – Do you need assistance with rent, mortgage and/or utilities? Please click  the link below to complete an application for possible assistance:

 Medical/Prescription Assistance – Do you need assistance with medical and/or prescriptions? Please click  the link below to complete an application for possible assistance:

CoServ/TXU Assistance – Do you need financial assistance with your CoServ or TXU bill? Please click  the link below to complete an application for possible assistance:


G.E.D. Classes – These classes are offered to help prepare you to take and pass the G.E.D (Graduation Equivalency Diploma)

Holiday Programs – Thanksgiving food, Christmas food and Christmas Gifts

Summer Food and Back-To-School Supplies Bags of kid-friendly food for summertime and new school supplies for Back to School for elementary and middle school children.

Transforming Lives Program – This program is a self-sufficiency program to help qualified family permanently move from crisis to stability. 

Information and Referral

Information & Referral is a vital service to link people who need services to those who provide them. When in doubt as to where to turn for health and human service assistance, Allen Community Outreach’s Information & Referral serves as a facilitator, broker and advocate. As simple as a phone call, our helpful staff is available to help you find answers weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Evenings and weekends please call 2-1-1 from either a land line or cell phone.


Allen Community Outreach
801 E. Main Street
Allen, TX 75002 
Phone: (972) 727-9131
Fax: (972) 727-1995

Open Monday - Friday
Closed for lunch 12:30pm-1:30pm