About Caritas of Waco
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Caritas helps families, individuals, and veterans in need through emergency services and case management programs.
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Caritas is able to provide hope to those in need, due to the generosity of community partners and donors like you. Before the pandemic, 26% of Waco families were living in poverty and unable to meet basic needs. Now, during this unprecedented time, more families than ever before, are needing assistance. Your support helps us provide people with not only hope, but food and other emergency services, and the case management resources needed to help them begin their journey out of poverty. Thank you for donating today to support our mission.
To make a donation by mail, please send a check or money order made payable to Caritas of Waco to: 300 South 15th Street, Waco, TX 76701.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Caritas of Waco?

Caritas of Waco is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization that provides urgent support to people in need in our community through our emergency services and case management programs.

Who does Caritas of Waco provide services to?

Caritas of Waco serves individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds, from people who have experienced multi-generational poverty to those who have been affected by the recent pandemic. We are committed to assuring equal opportunity and equal consideration in all client matters. Caritas of Waco does not discriminate against race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, religion, union or political affiliation, handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation. The majority of clients are residents of McLennan County, although there are no geographical restrictions to receiving services. Recipients are interviewed to determine their needs for emergency services and case management.

How do I make a donation to Caritas of Waco?

Caritas relies on contributions from the community to support our services and programs. To make an online gift, please visit our donation page. To send a gift by mail, please make a check or money order payable to Caritas of Waco and send to Caritas of Waco, 300 S.15th Street, Waco, Texas, 76401. For more information on donations, or to schedule a monetary or canned good fundraiser, please contact Director of Development Mary Beth Kauk at mkauk@caritas-waco.org or 254-753-4593 Ext. 205.

To donate home items, please contact our Hidden Treasures Thrift Stores.

How can I volunteer at Caritas of Waco?

Caritas always needs volunteers in the food pantry, warehouse and thrift stores. To become a volunteer please fill out our volunteer application. For more information on volunteering, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Andrew Bryngelson at abryngelson@caritas-waco.org or 254-753-4593, Ext. 203.

How do I receive help from Caritas of Waco?

Food Assistance:
*Walk-in only.*
Waiting rooms are limited.
Only one member per household is allowed inside.
*You will receive a pre-loaded cart at the pantry door to take to your vehicle*
Staff and volunteers will be available to help load your vehicle, if assistance is needed.

Case Management Services:
*Scheduled by appointment only.*
254-753-4593
More information on Intensive Case Management services
More information on Employment Case Management Services

Utility Assistance:
*By phone only.*
254-753-4593

Federal Benefits Assistance:
*Scheduled by appointment.*
254-753-4593 ext. 208
More information on Federal Benefits 

Veterans Case Management:
*Scheduled by appointment.*
254-753-4593 ext. 233
More information on Veterans Case Management

How is Caritas funded?

Over 98 percent of every dollar given to Caritas comes from “public support” which includes individuals, businesses, various faith communities, civic and social clubs, service organizations, charitable foundations, and the United Way of Waco-McLennan County. Close to 86 percent of all contributions go toward providing direct assistance. Caritas receives limited funding from government grants.

Making A Difference Together

"I didn't have much to feel thankful for this year. Ever since my medical discharge, I have felt hopeless...my family and I would like to thank you and the Caritas Veterans Outreach Program for this blessing and help in hard times...people and services like the one you work for are growing rare. From my family to yours, thank you so much for not letting us fall between the cracks."

Caritas Veteran Client

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300 South 15th St., Waco, Texas 76701
(254) 753-4593