Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources, Information & Service Provider Updates

If you are experiencing homelessness and you would like to be assessed for available housing options in the Heart of Texas region, please call Heart to Home Coordinated Entry at 254-297-8929, or go to an access point to be assessed.


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Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition

The Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition (HOTHC) is recognized as a 503c3 tax exempt organization. The HOTHC works towards: - Fostering public education & awareness about the issue of homelessness. - Improve outreach to homeless persons. - Identify gaps or duplications in services and develop strategic plans to provide a continuum of care when serving the homeless. - Advocate for quality institutional and non-institutional care and individualized treatment for the mentally ill homeless. The services and programs of member organizations include, but are not limited to: - Housing - Crisis Intervention - Psychosocial Rehabilitation - Case Management - Client Advocacy - Family Education and Support The HOTHC meets monthly on the third Friday of the month at 11:45. Member organization take turns providing lunch. If you would like to reserve a lunch, please email with your RSVP by no later than 5:00 on the Tuesday before the Friday meeting. Meeting locations vary from month to month. For the most up to date information on meeting location please call, email or check the website: www.heartoftexashomeless.org/heart-of-texas-homeless-coalition-calendar-of-events/meeting-dates
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition2 days ago
RENTAL/UTILITIES ASSISTANCE --- Need help paying rent and/or utilities? We can help eligible residents with the McLennan County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERA) pay up to 12 months of rent and/or utilities due to COVID-19 hardships.

Assistance includes help for families who qualify and meet income guidelines established by the U. S. Department of the Treasury with rental and utility assistance to prevent and avoid evictions and homelessness. For more information and to apply visit: covidwaco.com/rental-assistance/
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition5 days ago
Before this cold weather hit, we were able to put a couple of students in hotels as well as delivered blankets, coats, socks, and non-perishable food bags to multiple youth. Currently, all Cove youth are safe and sheltered, and our staff is in regular contact with them to ensure their continued safety. Our staff is working remotely until the roads are safe. Check back here to stay up-to-date on how Cove youth are weathering the storm. #texasweather #severeweather #endingyouthhomelessness
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition5 days ago
(Reminder: Today) WATER PICK-UP FOR RESIDENTS --- We are holding a FREE water pick-up today (2/20), Waco! Drive-through for pick-up and water will be loaded for you. Hosted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., until supplies for the day run out. (Additional water will be available tomorrow (2/21). One case per family, please. Pick-up at 3rd & Washington Avenue (downtown Waco) next to Waco Convention Center - enter off 3rd Street near the fountain.
*Special thanks to Coca-Cola for providing to our community when we needed it the most!
Water pick-up parking lot turn in location: https://bit.ly/2NJGcDu
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition5 days ago
We have provided 24/7 care for those struggling on the streets since COVID hit last year. This week has been especially difficult for all of us and we’re so grateful for all our partners who have stepped up to help serve. There were tremendous numbers needing shelter and we found many sleeping in tents and parking lots that were able to get off the streets. Thankful for friends like Guess Family Barbecue for providing food for our residents! We will continue to be a warming center/shelter at our Meyer Center through the weekend and hope to have My Brother’s Keeper back up and running after multiple water leaks are fixed. If you know someone in need for shelter please call our Meyer Center. As always we invite you to partner with us by praying, volunteering, or giving financially. #MWMW