Local Resources During COVID-19

Local Resources Helpful Throughout The Challenges of Covid-19

by | Apr 2, 2020 | Latest News, Patient Resources

During these difficult and stressful times, Audicles Hearing Services want to do everything we possibly can to help and support our patients and the wider community.

As our in-office appointments are now suspended the team wanted to ensure our local patients know where to access any help and support if needed. So, we have collated a list of organisations and resources that are there to help.


– COVID19 Stimulus Check
– COVID19 Tax Relief

Salvation Army – Rental Assistance
The Salvation Army offers special one-time assistance to help you pay your rent. They can also help with utility bills, medicine, food, clothing and transportation. For assistance, call the number below:

City of San Antonio – Utility Assistance
If you require assistance with any of your household utility bills you can apply online by following the link or call for further assistance. 


Texas Workforce Commission – Employment Support and Unemployment Benefits. 
The TWC can offer support for completing unemployment benefit applications and also offers support for people appealing decisions that did not go in their favour.


Metro Health’s Hotline – COVID19 Testing and Advise 
The MetroHealth System has launched a hotline to address the community’s questions and concerns about COVID-19, or coronavirus.

TX Health & Human Services
TX Health provide a 24/7 Counselling, toll Free service, please do get in touch with them if you feel you need to talk.


City of San Antonio – Fair Housing and Emergency Assistance
If you require emergency housing assistance you can call the number below or click the website link for further information. 

SaMMinistries -Loss of Home prevention
SAMMinistries’ Homeless Prevention Services provides rental assistance, utility assistance and supportive services to individuals and families who are in imminent danger of eviction, or are currently homeless.


United Way San Antonio – Child Care Assistance and COVID Resources
United Way offer an anonymous social service hotline that helps people find information about local resources in their community, their website also contains a wealth of information related to support during the COV19 crisis and beyond.

Nutrition – Meals

San Antonio Food Bank
The San Antonio Food Bank is in full operation as the city and county enter a period of “shelter from home.” The Food Bank’s network of food pantries and mobile food distributions remains fully operational and open to the public for help.

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels San Antonio provides an essential service to the 5,000 homebound senior clients they serve every year and this service remains available during this time. They are doing everything they can to safely provide nutrition to our at-risk senior neighbors.

Little Free Pantry
Little Free Pantry is a grassroots, crowdsourced solution to immediate and local need. Whether a need for food or a need to give, Little Free Pantry facilitates feeding neighbors and nourishing neighborhoods.

As COVID-19 progresses, our team will continue to update this list of support/help.

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Dr. Tracy Board Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Board began her career in audiology after completing her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin and the doctoral program at The University of Texas at Dallas. She has been fortunate to work in a plethora of healthcare and educational settings. As a result, she has perfected the art of effective adult and pediatric treatment. When she is not at the clinic, Dr. Board works directly with her state and national organizations to not only improve the quality of audiological healthcare in Texas, but also to advocate for her patients.