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Community Care - Prayer Outreach assistance programs.

In an effort to help the working poor as well as less fortunate, Community Care - Prayer Outreach provides emergency services for needs and expenses ranging from rent to food and employment. They do this through several different programs and resources in Jefferson County, such as a food pantry, and more.

Senior Services offers a wide array of support to help the elderly in Beaumont Texas as well as their spouses. Senior citizens will benefit, as well as their caregivers and families. Unfortunately, all assistance from Community Care - Prayer Outreach may not be available immediately upon request, as resources are limited.

While some people will need to be turned away, the most needy of the community will be given priority for any type of support. While there is no fee for many of these services, all contributions are very much appreciated, as well as donations. Seniors may be able to benefit from Telephone Reassurance, free congregate or home delivered meals, Outreach, Caregiver's Support Group, Transportation and more.

Emergency services focus mainly on preventing evictions. This solution from Community Care and Prayer Outreach is designed to assist low income individuals as well as working poor households that are facing eviction from their home or apartment. A combination of emergency money as well as referrals to non-profits and charities are available from the church, and each client will be assessed for need.

To qualify for any type of support for rent or housing costs from this financial assistance program, the client needs to be behind on their rent and the landlord has to also have served them a written eviction or pay or quit notice. The person will also be required to have some type of income so they can pay their bills and rent on their own in the future, and the form of income can be social security, employment, TANF, unemployment, SSI or similar. This will be required in order to qualify for assistance.

In some cases, an eviction can be the result of unpaid utility or even water bills. In these cases the agency may also provide financial support to clients for those costs. Or there may be referrals made to government grant programs such as LIHEAP or similar resources.

Any applicants will need to go through a comprehensive needs assessment for services and, as funding allows, the agency offers financial assistance for expenses such as rent, prescriptions, utilities, fuel, medical and job-related expenses. That may even include a voucher for gasoline in order to get to a job interview. Much of the funds from the charity are focused on homeless prevention, in particular families with children in Jefferson County.




Typical clients of any emergency aid, which may also come in the form of no interest loans, are the underserved, individuals at the poverty line, the food insecure and underemployed. There are three stages to the comprehensive services, and they are temporary financial and emotional support and then a case manager will identify causes for the circumstance of the clients and connecting them with needed jobs, vehicle repair assistance and temporary housing. The last part coordinated by Community Care - Prayer Outreach is long-term stability.

Education is a focus of the faith based church too. They will help people obtain a GED and prepare them for the test. Other services may be ESL classes for immigrants. All of this is done as a strong educational background is key to breaking the cycle of poverty in Texas.

The homeless in Jefferson County Texas can look into shelters as well as shorter term transitional housing. These are resources that were designed to move homeless families as well as individuals, including children and domestic violence survivors, from streets and shelters into temporary housing. Another focus is on helping them maximize self-sufficiency, and this program is for families only and they must be homeless in order to receive assistance.

In order to get help, the HUD guidelines must be adhered too. So in these cases, homeless means the applicant is living in an emergency shelter, living on the street, or a place not meant for human habitation, and all occupancy is limited in both shelters and the short term housing.

Community Care - Prayer Outreach Food Pantry provides services to low income and financially insecure families in Beaumont and maybe even parts of surrounding counties. There may be pre-bagged groceries or foods available, and referrals to soup kitchens in Beaumont. Regular donations come from private families, Kroger, Wal-Mart as well as the regional Food Bank network, as all of these are vital to keeping the shelves stocked. There may also be clothing assistance to customers with documented emergencies.





Home Repairs are for owner occupied low- to moderate-income, single-family homes that have a senior or disabled member. Any improvements done by Community Care - Prayer Outreach or its partners are primarily geared to addressing safety and health issues and includes roof repairs or patching, plumbing and electrical as well as associated repairs and exterior painting.

Phone number and contact to apply at

The charity is located at 808 Nederland Ave, Nederland, Texas 77627, and call (409) 724-0163.

By Jon McNamara











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