Community Links

eReader and eBooks

Homeschool Resources

*Some of the institutions and organizations listed below require memberships or dues/fees to use their services. However, most of these will allow a free search for How-tos, FAQs and Tips & Tricks.

Brazoria County Library Resources—All BCLS resources are free, but a library card is required for access. and choose “Homework & Continuing Education”.
  • Brainfuse HelpNow: Skills reviews, Summer Camp, and Writing Lab 24/7. Live tutors are available from 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily.
  • Creedo Reference:a research data base for elementary school through adult levels
  • Explora: a research data base for primary, middle school, high school and adult levels.
  • Learning Express Library: learning exercises and practice tests in reading and math for grades 4 and up. Also provides GED practice, college exam prep, skills for college and adult core skills.
  • World Book Encyclopedia Online: Informative articles for ages 4 to adult. Also includes, timelines, crafting and educational games.
  • The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer. This book is available to check out from the library. There is also a website and chatroom associated with the book:
Getting Started
Local Academic Co-ops
Curriculum Resources
Local Social Groups - Find them on Facebook
  • Brazoria County Home Schoolers Facebook Group
  • Brazosport Homeschool Village
  • Homeschool for Free
  • Homeschoolers of Houston and Surrounding Cities
  • Homeschooling Resources Support Group
  • Houston Secular Homeschoolers (they include areas surrounding Houston as well)
  • Lake Jackson Homeschool Group
  • Pearland HomeSchool Moms
  • R.A.M.P Homeschool Families (Rosharon, Alvin, Manvel & Pearland, TX)
  • West Columbia Homeschool Group
*This list is for informational use only. BCLS does not endorse or recommend any of the organizations or their services.


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Local News Media - serving Brazoria County

Television Stations
  • KIAH – CW39, Channel 39.1
  • KHOU – CBS, Channel 11.1
  • KPRC – NBC, Channel 2.1
  • KRIV – FOX , Channel 26.1
  • KTRK – ABC, Channel 13.1
  • KTXH – My20, Channel 20.1
  • KUHT – PBS, Channel 8.1

Social Services

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a referrer service that provides information about addiction treatment practitioners and facilities. is not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

    Brazoria County First Time Homebuyer Grant Program

    Food Pantries in Brazoria County
    • Alvin-Manvel Community Food Pantry
      1212 South Durant, Alvin, TX 77511

    • Angleton Community Food Pantry
      216 West Murray, Angleton, TX 77516

    • Pearland Neighborhood Center
      2335 North Texas Ave., Pearland, TX 77581
    Medicare in Texas
    Providing access to affordable health care through educational programs & interactive resources.

    Texas Law Help
    Helping low-income individuals solve civil legal issues.

    Victims Services Program
    Brazoria County resources for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, drug & alcohol addiction and family crisis

    United Way of Brazoria County

    • ActionS Inc. of Brazoria County
      1524 E. Mulberry Suite 135, Angleton, TX 77515
      Nutrition, recreation, education, transportation and health screening for seniors 60 years and older

    • American Red Cross

      105 South Chenango St.,Angleton, TX 77515
      Humanitarian organization led by volunteers

    • Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County
      202 West 1st Street, Freeport, TX 77541
      Youth development programs including character and leadership

    • Lone Star Legal Aid - Brazoria County office, 1-800-244-5492
      Legal counseling
      Alvin – Third Tuesday of the month
      309 West Sealy, Alvin, TX 77511

      Angleton –  Coordinator for Brazoria, Matagorda and Wharton counties.
      Appointments Monday through Thursday on first-call first-served basis, limited number, starting at 9:00 a.m.
      126 N. Velasco Street, Angleton, TX 77515

      Pearland – Second Wednesday of the month
      Pearland Neighborhood Center
      2335 North Texas, Pearland, TX 77581

    • Memorial Child Care Center
      1912 Victoria Street, Freeport, TX 77541
      Child care, preschool and after-school for children 6 weeks to 12 years whose parents are moderate to low-income working people and/or in school.

    • NAMI Gulf Coast
      319 East South St., Alvin, TX 77512
      Educating family members and professionals about mental illnesses.

    • Salvation Army
      1618 North Avenue J, Freeport, TX 77542
      Emergency assistance with basic needs; food, medicine, clothing, utilities; temporary shelter, unemployed seeking work, disaster victims. Day care program for children ages 2 – 12 years.

    • Women’s Center of Brazoria County
      715 N. Valderas, Angleton, TX 77515
      Emergency shelter, counseling and advocacy for victims of family violence.

    • Youth and Family Counseling Services
      979-864-1577 or 281-331-2649
      801 North Buchta Road, Angleton, TX 77516
      Counseling and preventive programs for children and parents.

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