The Caring Place is funded by donations from our generous community, grants, and proceeds from our thrift stores, The Shops at The Caring Place.
We assist families in financial crisis with food, clothing, rent and mortgage assistance, utility bill assistance, certain medical, optical and dental procedures and many other basic services.
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!
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.
Our budget for 2017 is $2.4 million, the largest in our 31-year history. As the population in Williamson County has grown, the number of people in our service area needing assistance has also increased. In 2016, The Caring Place served over 6,600 individuals. Additionally, of the families we served, 40% were new clients requesting services from The Caring Place.
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.
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.
You may also access our 990 Form by clicking on the link below.