Community Assistance

Allen residents have access to many resources for financial and emotional assistance. The agencies and programs listed below provide services and outreach efforts in Allen.

Allen Community Outreach
Allen Community Outreach helps families with household bills, groceries from the Allen Food Pantry, clothing and housewares from the ACO Resale Shop and school supplies for children. They also run holiday programs providing holiday meals and Christmas gifts for children, teens and seniors.

Meals on Wheels of Collin County
Meals on Wheels serves the elderly residents of Collin County by delivering meals to homes and senior centers. It is a division of the Collin County Committee on Aging.

Assistance Center of Collin County
The Assistance Center of Collin County helps people in need connect with programs to help them. It also administers funds from grants and community donations and works with reduced-cost prescription programs.

Children's Advocacy Center
The Collin County Children's Advocacy Center works with a multi-disciplinary team to investigate, treat and prosecute child abuse cases. It also provides a safe place for children to tell their stories and begin to heal.

Hope's Door
Hope's Door is a shelter and counseling center. It offers comprehensive programs and services designed to help break the cycle of domestic abuse.

Help for Homeowners
Allen homeowners may apply for the Home Repair Assistance Program, which provides funding to revitalize older neighborhoods. It is funded by the federal government and offered as a part of the Community Development Block Grant program.