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 Coalition4 days ago
For all of you out there interested in working with youth experiencing homelessness, the Heart of Texas Region MHMR is hiring the YHDP staff for the new upcoming YHDP projects. Come join our community's fight to end youth homelessness!

Also, Caritas is hiring a Veteran Case Manager for those of you out there who want to work on ending Veteran homelessness!
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition3 weeks ago
On a fundamental level, Labor Day recognizes the dignity of work. That's why today we're featuring our partners at The Other Ones Foundation (TOOF). Their founding program, Workforce First, employs people experiencing homelessness and poverty to clean up parks and remove invasive species. It's paid out more than $300,000 in earned wages since it began in 2018.

But that's not all they do. Watch the video to see how they're Fiercely Focused on ending homelessness. https://www.austinecho.org/blog/2020/09/07/9941/
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO)
On a fundamental level, Labor Day recognizes the dignity of work. That's why today we're featuring our partners at The Other Ones Foundation (TOOF). Their founding program, Workforce First, employs people experiencing homelessness and poverty to clean up parks and remove invasive species. It's paid out more than $300,000 in earned wages since it began in 2018.

But that's not all they do. Watch the video to see how they're Fiercely Focused on ending homelessness. https://www.austinecho.org/blog/2020/09/07/9941/
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition3 weeks ago
This week, we sent out a Back-To-School E-Newsletter to friends of The Cove. You can check out an exciting story about one of our 2020 Cove Graduates, read about our plans for the upcoming Fall Semester, and more. Click this link to catch up with us!
http://ow.ly/HDUz50BiFg4
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition3 weeks ago
Rental and Mortgage Support:
The City of Waco has a Rental Assistance and Foreclosure Prevention Program to help residents pay up to three months of rent, mortgage or utilities due to COVID -19. See the flyer below for a list of qualifications, required documents and how to apply.
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition3 weeks ago
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has had yet another negative impact on our normal programming here at Mission Waco. It is with heavy hearts that we announce that we are canceling our annual Walk for the Homeless. We are disappointed we will not be together and will not have the privilege of highlighting all the amazing non-profits and resources available to those struggling with homelessness in Waco!

We will, however, be raising money to buy Shoes for the Homeless, which we always do alongside the event. For years we have raised money and gone with our guests to allow them to pick out the shoes that they want. It’s a simple way to empower those who are trying to get off the streets, and it is our honor to get to work with our neighbors in this way! To make a donation to the ongoing fund, you can go online to https://secure.paperlesstrans.com/MissionWaco, and in the comments section please write, ‘Shoes for the Homeless’!

Though we’re longing to be together in person for events like this soon, we are so grateful that we still get to work together in some capacity! We love you and am so grateful to be in this with you, Mission Waco family! #MWMW
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition
Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition1 month ago
Check out Austin doing a Week of Action to Support Ending Homelessness. Excited to see the results!