Coping with Unemployment

Unemployment assistance from the TExas Workforce

In need of unemployment benefits? Contact the TWC hotline at 1-800-939-6631. You can also apply online at 

The following web links are to web sites with tips on avoiding foreclosure, dealing with depression, and putting food on the table.

  • National Institute of Mental Health: Depression 
    Authoritative information on causes, symptoms and treatment of depression.
  • Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure
    Information from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for those in foreclosure now or worried about it in the future.
  • Irving Cares
    Irving Cares, in partnership with the Irving community, is dedicated to providing residents with temporary assistance and training to promote self-sufficiency.
  • Irving Community Health Center
    Community health care facility, part of the Parkland Health and Hospital System.
  • Resources for Consumers
    Information and links to agencies and organizations that may be able to help those having difficulty making mortgage payments, provided by the Federal Reserve System.
  • SNAP Food Benefits
    SNAP food benefits (used to be called food stamps) helps people with low incomes and resources buy the food they need for good health. The site includes a benefits calculator and application.
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Want advice on buying a home, renting, default, foreclosure avoidance, credit issues or reverse mortgages? HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low cost advice.