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Death of a friend or Family Member

On Campus Resources


Office of the Associate Dean of Students

There may be times when you are faced with a challenging situation such as homelessness, transitioning back to campus after a hospitalization, death of a family member or have questions regarding an unusal circumstance.  We are here to help!  If you are experiencing a crisis or need assistance with a particular problem, we invite you to contact the OADS at 361-825-6219 or submit a request for assistance here.

Community Resources

Basic Needs Assistance - Main
Agency: Nueces County Department of Social Services
Provides direct financial assistance for funeral expenses.
602 N. Staples
Corpus Christi TX 78401 United States
Main Phone: 361-888-0837
Basic Needs Assistance - Robstown
Agency: Nueces County Department of Social Services
Assists with funeral expenses and burial in the Robstown area.
103 North Sixth
Robstown TX 78380 United States
Main Phone: 361-888-0837
Vital Records
Agency: Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District
Issues certified copies of certificates of births and deaths.
http://www.cctexas.com/departments/health-district
1702 Horne Road
Corpus Christi TX 78416 United States
Main Phone: 361-826-7229

State of Texas Resources

Transfer on Death Deed Project (TODD)
Agency: Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC)
Prepare transfer on death deeds for low-income Texans who own property.
http://www.tlsc.org/transfer-on-death-deed.html
Intake: 800-622-2520
Texas State Veterans Cemeteries
Agency: Veterans Land Board (VLB)
Provides free burial space for veterans, their spouses, and eligible dependents.
http://www.glo.texas.gov/vlb/cemeteries/index.html
VLB: 800-252-8387
Birth and Death Certificate Records
Agency: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Provides certified copies of Texas birth and death records, verification letters for births or death.
http://www.dshs.texas.gov/vs/default.shtm
1100 W 49th St
Austin TX 78756 United States
Texas Vital Statistics: 888-963-7111

National Resources

Burial Services
Agency: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Services include the grave site, opening and closing of the grave, a Government headstones or marker, etc.
https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/burial_benefits/index.asp
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas -1 75211 United States
Scheduling Office: 800-535-1117