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AS YOU BECOME AWARE OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR PROGRAM UPDATES, TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO UPDATE YOUR QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE SO THAT IT WON'T BECOME AN ...

    McLENNAN COUNTY

    RESOURCES

    FOR YOUR KIDS

    A QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

    Sources for Up-to-Date Information on Resources in Your County

    As you become aware of additional information or program updates, take a few minutes to update your Quick Reference Guide so that it won’t become an outdated snapshot in time. Keeping your listings current is an important part of helping your kids and their

    families find the services that best meet their needs.

The following resources are particularly good for updates and additional information:

    ; The Texas Homeless Network at www.thn.org/

    ; Texas Information Referral Network (TIRN)’s Help in Texas database at www.helpintexas.com/Search.html

    ; TIRN’s Area Information Center for your county:

    AIC Phone / Web Site Address

    Heart of Texas Region 254-772-9600 CareLinc Network/Area Agency on Aging

    300 Franklin Avenue Toll-free: 866-772-9600

     Waco, TX 76701

    Web Site:

    Heart of Texas Regional Access System

    www.hotras.com/findhelp/findhelp.php

More information about TIRN can be found at www.hhsc.state.tx.us/tirn/tirnhome.htm.

Another Source for Information and Referrals:

    Central Texas Youth Services provides counseling, emergency shelter, transitional living, information and referral services at no cost to eligible youth and their families 24 hours a day. Phone: 800-421-8336

    Email: ctysbtx@swbell.net

    Web site: www.centraltexasyouthservices.org/

    July, 2005

    McLENNAN COUNTY

    Meyer Center for Urban Ministries

1226 Washington Ave. Hours:

    Waco Mon-Fri: 7:30am-1pm;

    Phone: 296-9866 4-5:30pm

    Email: socialservices@missionwaco.org Fri: 7:30am-Noon

    Web site: www.missionwaco.org/indexmain.html Sat: 8:30-11:30am

    Located in the former Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Waco’s Meyer Center is an easily accessible social service center for the poor and marginalized and a collaboration of organizations which could assist their needs, practically and through research and

    development. The center provides intake, case management, emergency shelter voucher distribution, showers, laundry, hair cuts,

    and meals. The facility opened January 2, 2005.

    Early in 2005, Mission Waco received a grant to provide job training and placement assistance, G.E.D. classes, alcohol/drug rehabilitation, and additional case management for transitional homeless.

    One of the center’s objectives is to provide a type of “one-stop shop” to enable the poor and disenfranchised to access needed social services in a single location, without the need to travel all over Waco to find those services. Mission Waco desires to bring in both

    permanent and occasional services which help the poor with government benefits, Christian counseling, health care, alcohol/drug

    recovery services and support groups, legal/judicial assistance, computer training, G.E.D., E.S.L, and literacy training, job training and

    employment assistance, mental health assessments, and short term classes in parenting skills, anger management, budgeting, etc.

    Another objective is to provide a climate in which viable research and development and policy analysis can occur which will help the

    poor and marginalized, both locally, nationally, and internationally. Mission Waco wants to identify through these collaborations some

    of the nation’s best practices and provide research and data around the unique needs of the poor. Both efforts not only lend themselves to a host of departmental internships and volunteerism, but also grant funding around some of

    theses initiatives. Various “think tanks” and cross training also lend themselves to this collaborative. The Meyer Center seeks to be an organic and developing entity that will shape itself around those called together. It is assumed that

    the strategy and opportunities will develop as the center evolves.

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    McLENNAN COUNTY

    Shelter

    Night Shelter, Day Center w/ Programs, Showers, Toiletries, Laundry, Telephone, Mailboxes, Storage Lockers

     Address

     Phone/Fax (AC 254)

    Organization Days / Hours Services Additional Information

    Mission Waco’s Address/Phone: See page 1. Shelter vouchers See page 1.

    Meyer House Showers

    Laundry Meyer Center Hours:

    See page 1. Haircuts

    Caritas of Waco 300 S. 15th Street Emergency lodging Contact: Dr. Kenneth Moerbe, Executive

    Director Waco

    Phone: 753-4593

    Web site: www.caritas-waco.org/ Emergency: 753-6792

    Fax: 752-4434

    Hours:

    MonFri: 8:30am4pm

    Mission Waco / 1217 Mary Street Night shelter Once an application is on file applicants My Brother’s Keeper (behind the Habitat for request a bed on a daily basis at the

    Humanity’s Restore) Meyer Center.

    Apply at the Meyer

    Center

    Address/Phone: See page 1.

    Meyer Center Hours:

    See page 1.

    Compassion 1421 Austin Avenue Showers Services to the homeless or those on the Ministries / Hope Waco 76701 Mailing address & phone verge of homelessness due to a situational House Phone: 755-7640 number crisis

    Residents: 752-0381 Food Contact Jill McCall

    Fax: 754-8454 Clothing Email: jillmccall@aol.com

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    McLENNAN COUNTY

    Shelter

    Night Shelter, Day Center w/ Programs, Showers, Toiletries, Laundry, Telephone, Mailboxes, Storage Lockers

     Address

     Phone/Fax (AC 254)

    Organization Days / Hours Services Additional Information

    The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter Night shelter Serving men and women thof Waco 500 S. 4 St. @ Webster Showers

    Waco 76706 Toiletries Contact: Dorothy Hagne

    Phone: 756-7271 Telephone (for calling out)

    Fax: 752-5905

    Office hours:

    8:30am7:30pm

    Shelter opens at 6pm

    Community 500 Franklin Ave. Provides prevention and Service Area: Bosque, Falls, Freestone,

    Programming Waco 76701 intervention services to families Hill, Limestone, and McLennan

    (EOAC) Phone: 753-0331 in need. Services are provided Counties

     through programs such as the

    Emergency Food and Shelter and Eligibility: Federal Poverty income Hours:

    Mon-Fri: 8am5pm the Emergency Homeless guidelines

     Program.

    Thurman Dorsey How to apply: Application process

    Community Center (EOAC) includes intake, income certification and

    932 N. 9th St. certification of program benefit.

    Waco 76701

    Phone: 756-0954 Contact: Claudia Gooch

    Fax: 756-7664

    Hours:

    Mon-Fri: 8am5pm

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    McLENNAN COUNTY

    Food

    Food Kitchen (Prepared Meals), Food Pantry (Canned and Dry Goods)

     Address

     Phone/Fax (AC 254)

    Organization Days / Hours Services Additional Information

    Mart WIC Clinic Mart WIC Clinic WIC food vouchers State funded, nonprofit agency to aid in the

    215 N. Elm St. (see details) education of prenatal and postpartum care

    Mart 76664 and care for infants and children through

    Phone: 876-2173 age 5. Classes and checkups required to

     receive food vouchers. There is a

    Hours: Call for hours breastfeeding coordinator and registered

    dietitian on staff.

    Fishes & Loaves 375 LCR 358 Food Contact: Bill Haynes

    Mart 76664

    Phone: 789-2246

    Fax: 789-2246

    McGregor WIC 219 S. Madison St. WIC food vouchers State funded, nonprofit agency to aid in the Clinic McGregor 76657 (see details) education of prenatal and postpartum care

    Phone: 840-4433 and care for infants and children through

     age 5. Classes and checkups required to

    Hours: Call for hours receive food vouchers. There is a

    breastfeeding coordinator and registered

    dietitian on staff.

    Contact: Mary Boyd

    Fill My Cup Pantry 508 E. Fredrick Food Pantry

    Riesel

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    McLENNAN COUNTY

    Food

    Food Kitchen (Prepared Meals), Food Pantry (Canned and Dry Goods)

     Address

     Phone/Fax (AC 254)

    Organization Days / Hours Services Additional Information

    Mission Waco’s Address/Phone: See page 1. Prepared meals See page 1.

    Meyer House

    Meyer Center Hours:

    See page 1.

    Compassion 1421 Austin Avenue Food Provides services to the homeless or those Ministries / Hope Waco 76701 on the verge of homelessness due to a House Phone: 755-7640 situational crisis.

    Fax: 754-8454 Contact Jill McCall

    Emal: jillmccall@aol.com

    Community 500 Franklin Ave. Provides prevention and Service Area: Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Programming Waco 76701 intervention services to Hill, Limestone, and McLennan (EOAC) Phone: 753-0331 families in need. Services are Counties

     provided through programs

    Hours: such as the Emergency Food Eligibility: Federal Poverty income

    Mon-Fri: 8am5pm and Shelter and the guidelines

     Emergency Homeless

    How to apply: Application process Thurman Dorsey Program.

    Community Center (EOAC) includes intake, income certification and

    932 N. 9th St. certification of program benefit.

    Waco 76701

    Phone 756-0954 Contact: Claudia Gooch

    Fax: 756-7664

    Hours:

    Mon-Fri: 8am5pm

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    McLENNAN COUNTY

    Food

    Food Kitchen (Prepared Meals), Food Pantry (Canned and Dry Goods)

     Address

     Phone/Fax (AC 254)

    Organization Days / Hours Services Additional Information The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter Prepared meals Serving men and women thof Waco 500 S. 4 St. at Webster

    Waco 76708 Contact: Dorothy Hagne

    Phone: 756-7271

    Fax: 752-5905

    Office hours:

    8:30am7:30pm

    Dinner at 5:30pm

    Caritas of Waco 300 S. 15th Street Food pantry Web site:

    Note: Caritas partners with www.caritas-waco.org/whatwedo.php Waco

    Phone: 753-4593 Habitat and Waco Community

     Development Corporation to

    provide food for pantries and Hours:

    Mon Fri 8:30am4pm household items for new

    Habitat and Waco CDC

    homeowners.

    Care Center of 3028 Trice Ave. Food pantry

    Highland Park Waco 76707

    Baptist Church Phone: 754-8923

    Hours: Call for hours

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    Food

    Food Kitchen (Prepared Meals), Food Pantry (Canned and Dry Goods)

     Address

     Phone/Fax (AC 254)

    Organization Days / Hours Services Additional Information

    Mission Waco and First Lutheran Church Prepared breakfast An opportunity for those struggling with tharea churches 10 and Jefferson poverty and homelessness to come together

    for a meal and fellowship. Each week a Waco

    Phone: 753-4900 guest speaker addresses issues relevant to

     poverty and homelessness. Different civic

    groups and churches provide the meal each Breakfast:

    Fridays: 6:30am week.

    Contact: Kirk Allen

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    McLENNAN COUNTY

    Food

    Food Kitchen (Prepared Meals), Food Pantry (Canned and Dry Goods)

     Address

     Phone/Fax (AC 254)

    Organization Days / Hours Services Additional Information

    WIC Clinics in Waco WIC food vouchers State funded, nonprofit agency to aid in the Waco Drive WIC Clinic

    225 W. Waco Dr. (see details) education of prenatal and postpartum care

    Waco 76707 and care for infants and children through

    Phone: 750-5474 age 5. Classes and checkups required to

     receive food vouchers. There is a

    breastfeeding coordinator and registered Hours:

    Mon-Thu: 8am-7pm dietitian on staff.

    Fri: 8am-5pm

     Web site:

    www.mclennanpublichealth.org/wic.htm Washington Avenue WIC

    Clinic

    1105 Washington Ave.

    Waco 76703

    Phone: 750-8623

Hours:

    Mon-Thu: 8am-7pm

    Fri: 8am-5pm

Texas State Technical

    College WIC Clinic

    1402 Greenway Dr.

    Waco 76705

    Phone: 867-3629

Hours: Call for hours

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