Agencies indicated by a star have been thoroughly audited for both efficiency and outcomes by one of the following large grantors: Austin Community Foundation, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Glimmer of Hope Foundation, Impact Austin, Junior League of Austin and/or United Way Capital Area within the last two years.
Hidden in full view, an increasing number of individuals, children, even seniors find themselves at risk of hunger and unable to fully participate in life’s opportunities. This means difficult choices are being made every day: medicine or food, rent or food, utilities or food, gas or food. For more than 30 years, our hunger relief network of 300 Partner Agencies and programs across 21 Central Texas counties provides families in crisis with a window of opportunity in the form of fresh fruits, protein and vegetables. From emergency food, to disaster relief, to nutrition education, people from all walks of life count on us when all else fails. Your help enables us to be a lifeline to 48,000 of your neighbors each week, 20,000 of whom are children. Our clients define our mission: to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger.
Our mission is to offer a continuum of resources for people in poverty that will assist them with their income stability, housing needs and the life skills to maintain them. 20,000 adults and children in Travis County benefited from our Basic Needs and Self-Sufficiency Programs in 2006.
Catholic Charities is people of faith serving anyone in need by strengthening families and promoting respect for human dignity and life. Our Vision is a Central Texas in which every person thrives in their God-given gifts and dignity. Catholic Charities has four core programs to meet the needs of people in Central Texas: Gabriel Project Life Center and Marywood Adoption, Immigration Legal Services, Case Management and Parish Social Ministry.
Catholic Charities is dedicated to helping people of all ages, faiths, ethnic backgrounds, and economic circumstances and works to address the needs of residents in the Diocese of Austin. Catholic Social Teachings guide and inspire the work of Catholic Charities. We serve our brothers and sisters in accordance with the following principles: Love, Service, Advocacy, Integrity, and Stewardship.
Meals on Wheels and More seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through programs that promote dignity and independent living.
This year 2013, MOWAM celebrates 41 years of service in the Greater Austin area. What began as a program of eight volunteers serving 29 seniors has now expanded into a multi-service organization of nearly 7,000 volunteers reaching more than 5,000 of our Greater Austin neighbors in need.
Aside from preparing 855,865 meals in 2012 year, MOWAM also offers many other programs designed to keep people healthy and living in their own homes.
Sustainable Food Center cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food.
The Barnabas Connection provides direct assistance to low-income families, education to community leaders on the issues of poverty, and advocates for sustainable resources. The program functions primarily through a volunteer-staffed phone line. Volunteers provide contact information to helpful community organizations and become a companion and advocate that help the caller through the process of applying for and getting the assistance they need. Phone volunteers provide forms and applications for community services and often assist the client in completing the application. Barnabas hosts an annual Back to School Fiesta providing free backpacks, school supplies and Payless Shoes gift cards to children in need in the Wimberley School District with multiple community and ecumenical partners. The Fiesta includes immunizations and helpful resources. Barnabas also administers the Wimberley Ministerial Alliance financial assistance fund. In 2009, Barnabas began advocating with Pedernales Electric for policies less punitive to families with low-incomes or disabilities.
LTlov identifies local needs, inspires community involvement and distributes contributions through projects that assist and empower families in the Lake Travis area. LTlov funds both Discretionary (time-sensitive) grants and Annual grants to organizations that are serving mainly socioeconomically disadvantaged families in the Lake Travis area. LTlov also sponsors community donations programs to provide needed tangible goods to families in need, i.e. school supplies, Christmas gifts, personal care items, pajamas, etc.
Our mission is to provide uncompromising love and hospitality to our brothers and sisters in need. We do this by empowering a league of volunteers in providing food, clothing, and promoting dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need. We accomplish this mission through the creation of relationships that cultivate a community life of stability and purpose.
The Round Rock Area Serving Center, a Texas non-profit corporation, also known as the Serving Center, carries out a community-wide mission of churches, other organizations and individuals serving human needs in the City of Round Rock and surrounding areas. Services provided include a food pantry, Round Rock Coats for Kids, clothing and furniture vouchers, adult computer classes in English and Spanish, Computers for Kids, community gardens, The Volunteer Center, a charity resale store, and financial assistance for utilities, rent, prescriptions, transportation, and temporary lodging.