Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH) - Emergency Assistance

Hunt County Shared Ministries (HCSM/FISH) was organized to help meet basic emergency needs of families residing within Hunt County. FISH brings hope to victims of neglect, abuse, those with serious illness, those with loss of jobs and other crisis situations. We provide food, support to assist in payment of electric, gas, water and sewer bills, rent or mortgage, assist with access to medical treatment either by payment of office visits, lab work, x-rays, prescription assistance, dental office visits and treatment, and access to obtain eye exams, glasses and other medical treatment. HCSM does not discriminate based on immigration or citizenship status. To receive assistance, fill out the application available on the website, and bring it into the office during their open hours. Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, and on Thursday evenings from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Applicants must provide the following:
  1. Picture ID for each person residing in the household
  2. Proof of Hunt County residency
  3. Proof of Income for the past 30 days
    1. Income includes: Wages, Pension, Social Security or SSI benefits, SNAP award or denial letter, TANF award letter, Verification of child support, Verification of Unemployment benefits, Housing assistance, etc.
  4. Proof of Expenses for the past 30 days
    1. Expenses include: Rent/Mortgage, Utilities, Food, Medical or Prescription expenses, insurance payments, car payments, etc.
  5. Detailed Utility Bill in applicant's name if assistance is being sought for utilities
Requests for assistance are considered individually and are based on need and funding available. HCSM will consider requests for assistance with:
  • Food
  • Utilities (Utility assistance is considered once during a twelve month period)
  • Medical, Dental or Prescription assistance
  • Education/Training Opportunities
  • Licenses/IDs
  • Other requests as Needed
Call for more information.
Monday Hours: 
9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday Hours: 
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday Hours: 
9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday Hours: 
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Friday Hours: 
9:00am - 12:00pm
Hours Notes: 
Also open 9-12 T and TH
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
No Minimum Discharge