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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.

Welcome Back Clients!

Caritas of Waco is excited to welcome back clients into the building, to be served in-person by staff and volunteers, starting July 12, 2021. 

Client hours will be Monday-Friday from 8:30 – 11:00 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM. Hours are subject to change due to holidays.

  • The waiting areas will be limited.
  • Please bring a photo ID.
  • Clients will need to park in the spaces along Mary Avenue and enter through the door marked “Client Entrance,” to begin the check-in process.
  • In order to provide a safe and healthy environment to all community members, the agency is allowing only one member per household in the building at a time to receive food assistance.
  • Caritas of Waco is also asking that masks be worn by those not fully vaccinated and to practice social distancing while in the building.
  • Clients needing case management, SNAP, and financial assistance will continue to be served over the phone and by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 254-753-4593.

Client Resources:

Pantry Services:
*Walk-in only*
Waiting room limited to 25 people at a time
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*
More information on Intensive Case Management services
More information on Employment Case Management Services

Utility Assistance:
*By phone only*
More information on Emergency Services

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


Making A Difference Together

"I support Caritas because we are all called to serve one another. There are so many ways to volunteer at Caritas and I choose to help with our annual fundraiser because it brings much needed money to the mission of Caritas to feed those in need in our great city of Waco. It's been a blessing and a pleasure to serve with other like-minded friends that also have a servant's heart."

Rose Blakenship, Feast of Caring Committee Member

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