A Caring Place with Caring People
The Mission of The Caring Place is to provide basic human needs to families in economic crisis in Georgetown and Northern Williamson County, Texas.
What does The Caring Place do?
The Caring Place is a non-profit, charitable organization whose main function is to help people in the Georgetown and northern Williamson County area with emergency needs. We help with food, clothing, rent, utilities, medical expenses, emergency shelter and transportation needs. In 2011, the total value of these services provided exceeded $1 Million.
Who makes up The Caring Place?
The Caring Place is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, supported by a 34-member Advisory Council comprised of local churches, civic organizations and businesses, and is staffed by 13 full-time paid professionals as well as over 400 volunteers.
Where do The Caring Place clients come from?
Families in need may call or visit The Caring Place during regular business hours to apply for assistance. Referrals are also accepted from churches, schools, social welfare agencies, and the general community. The Caring Place serves families residing in Georgetown, Andice, Bartlett, Florence, Granger, Jarrell, Jonah, Schwertner, Walburg, Weir and the portion of Hutto living within GISD.
How is The Caring Place funded?
Almost two-thirds of the organization’s annual operating revenues come from the sale of unwanted, donated items from the community for re-sale in The Caring Place’s Thrift Store, The Shops at The Caring Place. The remaining operating funds come from generous donations from financial donors, community partners, local foundations, the United Way, and the City of Georgetown.