Communities in Schools of the Heart of Texas
Communities in Schools of the Heart of Texas (CIS Heart of Texas) is part of a nationwide network of passionate professionals working in public schools to help children and youth overcome barriers to success in education. The goal is to connect students with the resources they need to stay in school. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, we provide the link between educators and the community.
- Comprehensive Utility Assistance Program (CEAP): Utility assistance program designed to assist low-income households with meeting their energy needs (electricity, gas, and/or propane) by providing assistance on their utility bills. Households must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Income to qualify for assistance. EOAC provides utility assistance in the following counties: Bosque, Ellis, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, McLennan, and Navarro.
- Community Services Block Grant (CSBG): Provides a range of services to assist low-income individuals in attaining the skills, knowledge, and motivation necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. These services include emergency services, job skills, education, temporary housing. This assistance is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. EOAC serves the following counties under the CSBG program: Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, and McLennan.
- Texas Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (TEMAP)- To help provide housing stability during the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation has been awarded funding to assist eligible homeowners in McLennan County that are at or below 80% of Area Median Income and have been economically impacted by this pandemic. This program can pay up to six months of an eligible homeowner's mortgage, including payments in arrears, with at least one of those months covering a future month. This is a temporary program and all applications must be received no later than March 2022.
- Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA): This program is available to assist households in McLennan County that have been economically affected by the ongoing pandemic, and are at or below 80% of the Area Median Income. Through this program, households can be assisted with up to 12 months of rental arrears dating back to March 13, 2020. Assistance is also available for household needing assistance for current/future rental payments. Assistance with utilities (electricity, gas, and water) is also available through this program. This project is being supported in whole, or in part, by Federal Award Number ERAE0151 awarded to McLennan County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
EOAC also has the following departments:
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP): This program provides assistance to low-income households to promote energy conservation and to reduce the impact of high utility cost. WAP performs minor repairs to your home to prevent air from escaping or entering the house. Weatherization measures strive to assist households to maintain a more comfortable temperature level in their homes and save energy dollars. Homes that need weatherization will typically have cracks, holes, and other places where air leaks in and out. Nine counties are served though WAP: Bosque, Ellis, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Johnson, Limestone, McLennan, and Navarro.
Head Start & Early Head Start: Engages families and ensures that our most vulnerable children receive the very best in education, health services and socialization so that they enter school ready to learn and ready to contribute. The EOAC Head Start program serves McLennan and Falls counties
Family Abuse Center
Family Abuse Center exists to eliminate domestic violence in Central Texas by sheltering victims of domestic violence and by preventing abuse from occurring through intervention and education. The Family Abuse Center offers a free, safe and confidential place for adults and children to begin to experience life without violence. The profession staff listen, advocate and provide moral support to all those seeking our services. FAC offers counseling, transportation help, life skills education and more.
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Waco Immigrants Alliance
What We Do: W.I.A is a grassroots community organization that works to make Waco a safe, welcoming, and equitable place for every immigrant.
Waco Family Medicine
Waco Family Medicine is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing integrated medical, dental, and behavioral health care across 14 clinic sites within McLennan and Bell county. Additionally, Waco Family Medical addresses social and environmental barriers to wellness through innovative programs and community partnerships.