The Caring Place is funded by donations from our generous community, grants, and proceeds from our thrift stores, The Shops at The Caring Place.
The Shops at The Caring Place provides 60%-70% of our budget each year and covers 100% of our operating costs. Accordingly, 100% of your donations go directly to helping our clients in financial crisis!
Our budget for 2015 is $2.2 million, the largest in our 30-year history. As the population in Williamson County has grown, the number of people in our service area needing assistance has also increased. In 2014, The Caring Place served over 5,400 individuals. Additionally, of the families we served, 41% were new clients requesting services from The Caring Place.
Williamson County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and that growth is reflected in the increased number of clients we serve. Compared to 2013, in 2014 we saw a:
- 60% increase in families assisted with clothing and household items
- 52% increase in families assisted with utilities to prevent shut-off
- 31% increase in families using our Food Pantry
- 23% increase in families assisted with housing to prevent eviction or foreclosure
According to projections by the Capital Area Council of Governments (www.capcog.org), Williamson County is expected to grow by 60,000 people between 2015 and 2020 – the highest rate of growth in Texas aside from Travis County. This trend has and will continue to require that The Caring Place keep pace with meeting the basic human needs of the growing number of people in need in the areas we serve.
The Caring Place receives no county, state or federal dollars, and continues to rely on the generosity of the communities we serve to enable us to continue to fulfill our mission of helping area families in need. Thank you for your continued support that allows us to meet that need in our community.
If you need further financial information, please contact Ginna O’Connor, Executive Director, at 512-943-0700.
Our most recent Annual Report is available upon request or you may click the pertinent link below.
The Caring Place Annual Report 2014 Acrobat PDF Format
The Caring Place Annual Report 2013 Acrobat PDF Format
The Caring Place Annual Report 2012 Acrobat PDF Format