Services

Programs and Services Provided by The Caring Place

Although The Caring Place has been providing assistance to area families in need for 30 years, it is important to periodically remind the community of the scope of our services available. If you are aware of a family needing help in any of the identified areas, please refer them to The Caring Place.

How-to-Qualify-ButtonIn all cases, families must live in our service area of Georgetown and rural Williamson County, be able to prove the number of people in their family, and have documentation of their crisis.

 

Please see an overview of The Caring Place Programs and Services below.

General ProgramsDescriptionEligibility
General ProgramsDescriptionEligibility
Emergency Financial Assistance (Cap)Housing (rent or mortgage), utility, and transportation (car repairs)-Documented crisis and The Caring Place guidelines Or -Compassionate Allowance and TCP guidelines
Emergency Financial Assistance (No Cap)Transportation -Gas to go to medical appointment or job interviews Temporary Shelter Emergency stay at hotel - Number of nights is determined on case-by-case basis Medical Financial assistance with medical situations (such as prescriptions, eye glasses, dental)-Documented crisis and The Caring Place guidelines Or -Compassionate Allowance and TCP guidelines Medical Determined on a case-by-case basis
Non-Financial AssistanceReceived through TCP thrift store: - Food Pantry (see detail below) - Clothing - Housewares/Furniture - Rebuild Program (see SCM)-Documented need and The Caring Place guidelines Or -Compassionate Allowance and TCP guidelines
Temporary Assistance (TA)Emergency food and clothing given even if family/individual is not in our service area, passing through, or homeless.Only need identification Adults 18+ need photo ID Children need birth certificate or other ID
Supportive Case Management (SCM)Case management by staff or qualified volunteer for individuals and families with more intense, on-going needs. - ReBuild Program - minor home repairs and accessibility modifications - application process required - Medical/dental procedures - Alternative Loan Program (see below)- Any client of TCP is eligible; client expresses desire to participate in this program - Determined on a case-by-case basis by staff overseeing SCM program
Alternative Loan ProgramAssists qualified individuals in paying off a payday or title loan that has a high interest rate, decreasing their use of these loans, and helping to rebuild their credit. Partnership with First Texas Bank.- Any client of TCP with a payday loan of $1,000 or less is eligible - Determined on a case-by-case basis
SOAR - Success through Opportunities and Resources (Pilot Program)Designed to improve self sufficiency of families in the community through mentoring and partnerships of community resource agencies.- For mentoring and financial assistance, families may self-refer or be referred. Application required. Participation determined on a case-by-case basis - For partnership appointments or classes, no requirements
FOOD PROGRAMSDESCRIPTIONELIGIBILITY
Our Daily BreadDay old sweets and bread (donated by H-E-B) available in lobby/pantry.None
Fresh Food for Individuals and Families (FFFF)Fresh produce given to individuals and families, sponsored by Capital Area Food Bank.None
Healthy Options Programs for the Elderly (HOPE)Nonperishable staples for those 55 and older. Delivery available homebound. Sponsored by Capital Area Food Bank.Age and income requirements for participation. Application required.
SEASONAL PROGRAMSDESCRIPTIONELIGIBILITY
Coats for KidsWalmart Gift Cards to families with children in need to purchase a coat of infant blanket.Application required and documentation needed.
Holiday Meal Gift CardsH-E-B Gift Cards to families to assist with he purchase of the holiday meal. Amount of card issued based upon family size.Application required and documentation needed.
Family Eldercare Fan DriveFans given to households with a member 55 or over, or a member with a disability. Sponsored by "Family Eldercare".Application required and documentation needed.

How to Get Help

Just come during our office hours and bring documentation to:

The Caring Place, 2000 Railroad Avenue, Georgetown, Texas  Directions

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  for financial assistance only (closed 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.)

No appointment needed.  Must sign in by 10:00 a.m. to be seen in the mornings, by 2:00 p.m. to be seen in the afternoons, and by 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings.

ATTENTION CLIENTS

PLEASE BE SURE YOU HAVE UPDATED PAPERWORK:

  • SOCIAL SECURITY, DISABILITY, PENSION LETTERS DATED 2016
  • ALL OTHER FAMILY INCOME (child support, work, unemployment) DATED LAST 60 DAYS
  • SNAP (FOOD STAMP) AND BENEFIT LETTERS DATED 2016
  • SIGNED, VALID LEASE AGREEMENT FOR RENT
  • CURRENT UTILITY BILL FOR UTILITY ASSISTANCE

Please be patient. Due to high need, we may not be able to see you on the first day that you arrive. However, we will make every effort to see you on the following business day.

 

ATENCIÓN CLIENTES

 Por favor, asegúrese TRÁMITES QUE HA ACTUALIZADO:

  • SEGURIDAD SOCIAL, DISCAPACIDAD , CARTAS DE PENSIONES DE FECHA 2016
  • Todos los demás ingresos FAMILIA (manutención de los hijos , el trabajo, el desempleo ) FECHA últimos 60 días
  • Cupones para Alimentos y BENEFICIOS cartas de fecha 2016
  • FIRMADO, CONTRATO DE ARRENDAMIENTO VÁLIDA EN ALQUILER
  • factura de servicios públicos PARA ASISTENCIA DE UTILIDAD

Por favor sea paciente. Debido a alta necesita, no seamos capaces de nos vemos en el primer día que llegas. Sin embargo, haremos todo lo posible para verte en el siguiente día laborable.

 

 

CORE PROGRAMS

EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

NON-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

BENEFIT BANK

ONE-TIME EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

SPIRITUAL CARE

 

FEEDING PROGRAMS

The Caring Place Food Pantry

Our Daily Bread

Fresh Food For Families

HOPE (Healthy Option Program for the Elderly)

 

SEASONAL PROGRAMS

Coats for Kids

Family Eldercare Fan Drive

Holiday Meal Gift Card Program

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