Announcements

September 26, 2016

The Caring Place
2000 Railroad Ave.
Georgetown, Texas
CONTACT:
Ginna O’Connor, Executive Director
512-943-0700
 
 
 
The Caring Place and Its Partner Agencies Hold Open House for the Community

 

The Caring Place in Georgetown, Texas and its partner agencies, invite the community to learn about services available in The Caring Place Annex, 2001 Railroad Ave., on Thursday, October 6, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Free to the public, attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives from several partner agencies that specialize in meeting human needs.
Recognizing the opportunity to help families beyond their basic human needs, in 2013 The Caring Place expanded to an Annex building across the street from its main location and added services available to all clients through its partner organizations. “This is a great opportunity for us to offer services not provided by The Caring Place,” said Ginna O’Connor, Executive Director.
Nonprofit partners of The Caring Place and the services they provide, include:
  • Samaritan Center, offering individual and family counseling, play therapy, integrative medicine, and military informed care for veterans and their families.
  • STARRY, another mental health provider, offers individual and family counseling.
  • United Way of Williamson County, through its VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program, offers IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax return preparation for free, as well as monthly Budgeting and Debt Management workshops.
  • Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties provides utility assistance, classes and budget counseling. 
  • Goodwill Industries offers job readiness and placement assistance.
  • Central Texas Food Bank provides application assistance for SNAP and food stamps.
  • Lone Star Circle of Care provides help with applying for Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP, Medicare savings, the Marketplace, and sliding scale services.
  • Williamson County and Cities Health District provides assistance with applying for SNAP, TANF and medical aid.
  • The Georgetown Project provides parenting education and English as a second language classes.
  • Habitat for Humanity provides information about their home building program.
For further information about the open house or partner services, please contact Kerstin Cochran, Resource Coordinator at The Caring Place, 512-943-0700.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 15, 2016

 

The Caring Place

2000 Railroad Ave.

Georgetown, TX 78626

 

CONTACT: Ginna O’Connor

Executive Director

512-943-0700

THE CARING PLACE ESTABLISHES OUTREACH OFFICE IN BARTLETT, TEXAS

Georgetown, TX, August 15, 2016. The Caring Place, in partnership with First United Methodist Church of Bartlett, has established an outreach office in Bartlett, Texas where it will provide services to people in financial crisis on the first Thursday of each month beginning September 1, 2016. This new Bartlett office, located at First United Methodist Church, 645 W. Clark St., in Bartlett, is part of an outreach effort by The Caring Place to offer services in the more rural areas of Williamson County for people who have limited access to resources. The pilot program which began in June, 2016, initially established outreach offices in Florence, Granger, Jarrell and now Bartlett, on a 6-month pilot basis.

“We know that transportation can be a critical barrier to peoples’ ability to receive the help they need,” states Ginna O’Connor, Executive Director of The Caring Place.

The Caring Place works with partners in these rural communities, including the Florence Chamber of Commerce, Jarrell United Methodist Church, Granger Fire Department and First United Methodist Church of Bartlett, which serve as host sites where The Caring Place offers assistance on a limited schedule. Services include help with rent and utility bills, transportation, prescriptions, certain medical, dental and optical procedures, assistive medical devices, food, clothing, household items, minor home repairs to accommodate persons with disabilities; and, referrals and education.

All services of The Caring Place will be available at the outreach locations, however those who need food, clothing or household goods will need to visit The Caring Place in Georgetown to access those services. If warranted, The Caring Place will provide a gas voucher or CARTS pass so that transportation is not a barrier to receiving those services not provided at the outreach locations.

At the end of the 6-month pilot period in November 2016, The Caring Place will evaluate the outreach initiative, and determine next steps in each community.

“We are very excited about the pilot project and look forward to serving even more people who need assistance,” Ms. O’Connor stated. For more information, contact The Caring Place at 512-943-0700.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 27, 2016

 

CONTACT: Ginna O’Connor

Executive Director

512-943-0700

THE CARING PLACE OPENS OUTREACH OFFICES IN RURAL AREAS

Georgetown, TX, April 28, 2016. For the first time in its 31 years of service to the community, The Caring Place will establish outreach offices in Florence, Granger and Jarrell on a 6-month pilot basis. The purpose of this initiative—scheduled to begin in June 2016—is to provide services to people in the more rural communities of Williamson County who are experiencing financial crisis and have limited access to resources.

 

“We know that transportation can be a critical barrier to peoples’ ability to receive the help they need,” states Ginna O’Connor, Executive Director of The Caring Place. “We feel that it’s the right time to venture out from our location in Georgetown to assist people in crisis in the outlying areas that we serve.”

 

The Caring Place will work with partners in these rural communities, including the Granger Community Food Pantry, the Florence Chamber of Commerce and Jarrell United Methodist Church which will serve as host sites where The Caring Place can offer assistance on a limited schedule. Services will include help with rent and utility bills, transportation, prescriptions, certain medical, dental and optical procedures, assistive medical devices, food, clothing, household items, minor home repairs to accommodate persons with disabilities; and, referrals and education.

 

All services of The Caring Place will be available at the outreach locations, however those who need food, clothing or household goods will need to visit The Caring Place in Georgetown to access those services. If warranted, The Caring Place will provide a gas voucher or CARTS pass so that transportation is not a barrier to receiving those services not provided at the outreach locations.

 

“The Outreach Pilot Program will be a big blessing to the residents of Granger,” states Judy Gotcher, Chairperson of the Granger Community Food Pantry. “Granger has a large population of elderly who barely make it month to month. When something major happens, whether medical, physical, or material, the cost is overwhelming to them. They pray that help will come. Our poverty level in Granger is high. Just to know help is there will be a welcome relief.”

 

At the end of the 6-month pilot period in November 2016, The Caring Place will evaluate the outreach initiative, and determine next steps in each community.

 

“We are very excited about the new pilot project in Florence, Granger and Jarrell and look forward to serving more people who need assistance,” Ms. O’Connor stated.

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The Caring Place Wins Charity Navigator Award!

 

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