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Assistance programs Coryell County.

Find financial assistance and free stuff in Coryell County. Charities, churches, and the government provide help with rent, utility bills as well as give away free food or groceries. Housing, hunger prevention, and medical care are all a focus. The goal is to (1) provide emergency financial help as well as (2) long term stability in Copperas Cove, Gatesville and Coryell County.

National organizations also give support including social services. There is Salvation Army help with bills as well as free school supplies from corporations, Christmas gifts and government job training in Coryell County. Other resources are offered as well.

Free clinics and health care center

Coryell County Indigent Health Care Program is a county wide service that is administered by the Texas Department of Health. The non-profits and clinics provides health care, help for medical bills, and other benefits for medically indigent adults as well as people without insurance. The program will assist individuals and families whose income is not sufficient to cover the cost of medical care and hospital bills on their own. But the patients can’t have linkage to Medicaid through one of the federal cash grant programs.

Included in the programs are inpatient hospital services, up to three prescriptions for drugs per month, outpatient hospital services, general check ups, insulin and also physician services. Call the Gatesville clinic at (254)865-2883.

Financial assistance for bills, rent, expenses and get referrals in Coryell County

Be sure to call the Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc. This is the local community action agency that runs dozens of assistance programs for residents in need. Some will help with bills or housing costs, and others will provide people with information on local charities, federal government or Texas assistance programs.

  • Help with paying utility bills - The state of Texas offers residents the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP). This program will help qualified individuals in many ways, including.
    1. Appliance Repair, Retrofit, or Replacement: This is a program that assists low to moderate income clients in reducing their energy burden and bills, and it will help them achieve energy and overall self-sufficiency by addressing inefficient water heaters, heating and cooling appliances, refrigerators, and freezers.

 

 

 

    • Energy and Emergency Crisis: This component provides assistance with paying utility bills for low income residents during weather-related (such as hot summer) and supply shortage emergencies in the area.
       
    • Disabled and Elderly Assistance: This is a program that provides utility bill assistance to households and individuals that are most vulnerable to fluctuations in energy costs and their utility bills. The program will provide up to four utility bill payments per year, all of which are made on behalf of the elderly and the disabled in the area, and the payments.
       
    • Co-pay utility program: This service provides assistance to low to moderate income households. The program will offer them case management and financial assistance with paying utility bills. Clients of the co-pay program are assisted over a period of nine months with their energy bills. In order to remain on the co-pay program, clients must actively participate in the program by setting goals, attending sessions on energy conservation, receive debt and budget counseling, as well as pay a portion of their utility bill each and every month. In addition, co-pay clients need to be working or attending school. The intent of this assistance program is to achieve energy self-sufficiency in terms of long term affordability for low to moderate income households, as well as the working poor.

Community Outreach and Assistance Program - Working with a counselor, you may be able to receive help applying for long-term care (financial assistance), Food Stamps, Health insurance and government Medicaid (Including the Women’s Health Program), and other assistance programs.

Child care assistance - You may be able to work with your provider to get reimbursed for some expenses.

Weatherization Program - This federal government funded energy conservation program will help homeowners implement measures to help eligible families and individuals reduce fuel consumption for heating and cooling bills and expenses.

Call the Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc. at (325) 372-5167 to apply for help, or learn more about financial assistance programs.

There are several housing programs. They can help with paying rent or provide shelter. Assistance is for a wide range of individuals. Women can seek short term housing, tenants that are behind on their rent or facing eviction can apply for grants, and short term loans may also be available from local charities. More on Coryell County rent assistance.

 

 

 

 

Gatesville Care Center provides free food to low income families. The address is 105 North 7th Street, Gatesville TX 76528, or dial 254-865-6736. Groceries may also include baby formula, meals for seniors, and other free boxes of food.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) & Outreach Services is a government entity at 104 S. Lutterloh Avenue  in Gatesville TX. The federal government offers vouchers to pay for healthy foods. There is also free nutrition education classes (including cooking and shopping on a budget). The agencies also provide support to the disabled as well as elderly. Phone 254-865–1952.

Gatesville Senior Center (address is 208 N. Lutterloh, Gatesville Texas 76528, phone 254- 865- 8234) helps seniors and the homebound. The Meals on Wheels program offers referrals to financial aid as well as social services for the working poor, immigrants, as well as elderly. This is in addition to the low cost home delivery of meals.

Church of Christ in E Copperas Cove has free clothes, holiday programs, and food. Call (254) 547-3509.

By Jon McNamara

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