Coping with Unemployment

Unemployment assistance from the TExas Workforce

In need of unemployment benefits? Contact the TWC hotline at 1-800-939-6631 or 817-420-1685. You can also apply online at The Library’s TWC career coach is able to assist job seekers with job leads from companies looking for immediate hires. Contact Mr. Aranda at 214-926-3605 or by email at

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

  • Depression Learning Center
    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.