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Have you ever thought life wasn’t going quite right? Did you think your relationships weren’t what you thought they were? Have you ever felt unsafe to ask for help? Did you need a reset? Rosemary felt all those things in another state. After visiting friends in Texas, just after the great “ice-pocalypse,” she and her daughter decided to make a change in 2021. Rosemary said moving to Texas reset their family experience.

Jeremy and Francesca told us all help is not the same. Two years ago they were in Florida because Francesca’s mom was sick. She was their support system and their rock. When she passed away, their next home was a shelter. Jeremy was working and saving money while Francesca was pregnant with their second child. They were really trying to create change in their lives and always felt like they took one step forward and two steps back...

Have you experienced the overwhelming sensation of a heavy heart? It’s really difficult to get away from this oppressive feeling lately.

You are who you surround yourself with. I know that's such a cliche quote, but it's true.

-Selena Gomez

Being kind to a stranger may seem simple, but it often requires a conscious effort to do. How can you show kindness to strangers in your life? We have 9 ideas to start.

While quotes might not directly stimulate our own lives, they play a significant role in encouraging a positive lifestyle. So go ahead, discover inspiration.

Since I am the person behind the Social Media at The Caring Place, I regularly run into some of our devoted followers in the stores and they know me by name or say, “You are that lady on Facebook!” or “Where is that big mirror you posted?” Or, sometimes, “I love the way you share info on Facebook.” This is all music to my ears, but also makes me laugh and think to myself, “Hey, I am an influencer!”

Simon Sinek said, “If there are people who care, there is always hope.”

A lifelong Texan, Jennifer McLaughlin has lived in Fort Worth, Austin, and now Georgetown. But,  of the places she’s studied or worked, she says, “I’m pretty sure The Caring Place is my favorite.” Read on to find out why!

From a career Firefighter to longtime TCP employee and, more recently, a Food Pantry volunteer, John Burton has lots of life experiences under his belt. Over the 12+ years John’s been walking the TCP halls, he’s seen The Caring Place grow in size and impact. Read on to learn more about John and his time at The Caring Place!

Robin is recently retired and a new resident of Sun City. She tells me she first became aware of The Caring Place through her membership of the Women Helping Others (WHO) organization, which connects members to various non-profits in the Williamson County area.

Getting the opportunity to hear about their time at The Caring Place was a fascinating experience.

Walking up to the pricing desk in the warehouse of The Caring Place, a man is sitting quietly, hard at work. His name is Al, and his workspace is accented by sticker books and various items. On the surface, it may seem hard to believe, but this reserved volunteer has been part of The Caring Place team for 12 years!

Sophisticated and well-spoken with a soft hint of North Carolina in her voice. These are all ways to describe Brenda even at first glance. Her poised demeanor and gentle handshake didn’t tell her story though. They were just the beginning. As I sat with Brenda, she described her high life; living in Africa for 20 years, traveling with her husband who was the first black person to be President of a foreign company, and raising her children.

The mission of The Caring Place is to provide for the basic human needs of all people in a welcoming, respectful and caring way. These three ways of doing things listed in our mission statement are probably why Carolyn fits in so well at The Caring Place.

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