Student Wellness and Basic Needs

Internet Access


AT&T Reduced Cost Internet Service for SNAP Recipients

The Access program from AT&T provides a low-cost option for home Internet access to low-income households in the 21 states where we offer wireline home Internet services.

Visit their website at att.com.
Phone: 855-220-5211


Internet Essentials from Comcast

Internet Essentials from Comcast offers affordable internet services at home for eligible households. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, new Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service.

Visit their website at www.internetessentials.com/covid19.


FCC Launches the Keep Americans Connected Pledge

The Keep Americans Connected Pledge reads as follows:

Given the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on American society, companies are being asked to pledge for the next 60 days to:

(1) not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;

(2) waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and

(3) open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.

Download the full press release.


Service Providers offering Assistance

AT&T COVID-19 response:

  • Offers open hot-spots
  • Unlimited data to existing customers
  • $10/month plans to low income families

Verizon COVID-19 response:

  • Following the FCC Pledge

Sprint COVID-19 response:

  • Follows FCC Pledge
  • Provides unlimited data to existing customers
  • Starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge

T-Mobile COVID-19 response:

  • Follows FCC Pledge
  • Provides unlimited data to existing customers

*Please review company websites for details.

Food Resources


Brazoria County Dream Center

792 S. Hwy 288-B
Clute, TX 77531

979-388-0280

Drive-Thru Food Pickup 
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 2:00-4:30 PM
Tuesday: 2:00-6:00 PM


Fit 4 Families Food Markets - Drive-Thru Method

March 19, 3 pm - 5 pm
Wild Peach Elementary
3311 County Road 353, Brazoria, TX 77422

March 20, 10 am - 12 pm
Damon Elementary
1211 Mulcahy St County Rd 26, Damon, TX 77430

March 27, 10 am - 12 pm
Holiday Lakes City Hall
195 N Texas Ave, Angleton, TX 77515


Brazosport Cares Food Pantry

916 N. Gulf Blvd.
Freeport, TX 77542

979-239-1225

Drive-Thru Food Pickup
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00-11:30 AM

Friday, March 20, 3:30 pm
First Baptist Church Brazoria
101 E. San, Brazoria, TX 77422
Drive thru distribution model for Farmer's Market


The Food Basket

1 Wesley Dr
Clute, TX 77531

979-388-0024
www.interfaithfoodbank.com

Pantry Open:
Tuesday and Saturday: 8AM – 10AM

Unemployment Benefits


Texas Workforce Commission

If your employment has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), you can apply for benefits either online at any time or by calling TWC’s Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Central Time Mondays through Fridays.

Visit their website at twc.texas.gov.

Medical Services


Community Health Network

Medical and Behavioral Health Virtual Visits

Call 281-824-1480 to setup an appointment.

COVID Questions


COVID-19 Call Center for Brazoria County Residents

For any questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the Brazoria County Health Department’s COVID-19 Call Center.

(979) 864-2167

Monday - Friday: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Saturday: 9 A.M. - 2 P.M.


DSHS Call Center

Texas Department of State Health Services has a dedicated call center to answer your COVID-19 related questions or concerns. To find more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC or DSHS websites or call the number below.

1-877-570-9779

Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Have other questions or concerns? Contact us at basicneeds@brazosport.edu

Contact Us

Lisa Unger
Coordinator, Student Wellness & Basic Needs
Lisa.Unger@brazosport.edu
979-230-3643

Kelli Forde Spiers
Director, Student Life
kelli.fordespiers@brazosport.edu
979-230-3355

Angela Stapleton
AOS, Student Life
angela.stapleton@brazosport.edu 979-230-3519