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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.

Federal Benefits

SNAP, MEDICAID, CHIP, TANF, AND THE MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM

Through our Federal Benefits Program, Caritas serves as the largest outreach provider in McLennan County of personalized enrollment assistance for state/federal programs. Clients are guided through the application process with one-on-one assistance by an intake counselor who can set up the applicants with an online account or help apply with a paper application. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish. No appointments are necessary. Call SNAP Program Director, Esther Morales, at 254-753-3545 or 254-753-4593 ext. 208, or email foodoutreach@grandecom.net for more information.

Clients can apply for SNAP, Medicaid for Children and Seniors, Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Medicare Savings Program.

Documents Needed for SNAP Enrollment:

  • Picture ID
  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of Income
  • Utility Bills
  • Medical Information

Federal Benefits Program Information Flyer – PDF

(SNAP) recipients can apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to the severe winter weather:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to the severe winter weather. Current SNAP recipients can download the Form H1855 (Affidavit for Nonreceipt or Destroyed Food Stamp Benefits) below. To limit exposure to COVID-19, recipients are encouraged to mail or fax the completed form to HHSC instead of visiting their local offices. Completed forms should be mailed to Texas Health and Human Services Commission, PO Box 149027, Austin, TX, 78714-9027, or faxed to 1-877-447-2839. For more information, please visit hhs.texas.gov.

For assistance with filling out the Form H1855, please call SNAP Program Director, Esther Morales, at 254-753-3545 or 254-753-4593 ext. 208, or email foodoutreach@grandecom.net for more information. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish. No appointments are necessary.

Form H1855- SNAP

Programa de beneficios federales

A través de nuestro Programa de Beneficios Federales, Caritas sirve como el mayor proveedor de asistencia en el condado de McLennan para la inscripción personalizada para programas estatales / federales. Los clientes son guiados a través del proceso de solicitud con asistencia personalizada de un asesor de admisión que puede configurar a los solicitantes con una cuenta en línea o ayudarlos a presentar una solicitud en papel. La asistencia está disponible en inglés y español. No son necesarias citas. Llame a la directora del programa SNAP, Esther Morales, al 254-753-3545 o al 254-753-4593 ext. 208, o envíe un correo electrónico a foodoutreach@grandecom.net para obtener más información.

Los clientes pueden solicitar SNAP, Medicaid para niños y personas mayores, Programa de seguro médico para niños (CHIP), Asistencia temporal para familias necesitadas (TANF) y el Programa de ahorros de Medicare.

Documentos necesarios para la inscripción en SNAP:

  • Identificación con foto
  • Número de seguridad social
  • Prueba de ingreso
  • Recibos de servicios públicos
  • Información médica

Buscar ayuda – Programas y servicios de Caritas of Waco – PDF en español

Los beneficiarios de (SNAP) pueden solicitar beneficios de reemplazo por alimentos perdidos o destruidos debido al severo clima invernal:

La Comisión de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Texas (HHSC) ha recibido la aprobación federal para permitir que los beneficiarios del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) soliciten beneficios de reemplazo por alimentos perdidos o destruidos debido al severo clima invernal. Los beneficiarios actuales de SNAP pueden descargar el Formulario H1855 (Declaración jurada de beneficios de cupones para alimentos no recibidos o destruidos) a continuación. Para limitar la exposición al COVID-19, se recomienda a los destinatarios que envíen por correo o fax el formulario completo a la HHSC en lugar de visitar sus oficinas locales. Los formularios completos deben enviarse por correo a la Comisión de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Texas, PO Box 149027, Austin, TX, 78714-9027, o por fax al 1-877-447-2839. Para obtener más información, visite hhs.texas.gov

Para obtener ayuda para completar el Formulario H1855, llame a la Directora del Programa SNAP, Esther Morales, al 254-753-3545 o al 254-753-4593 ext. 208, o envíe un correo electrónico a foodoutreach@grandecom.net para obtener más información. La asistencia está disponible en inglés y español. No son necesarias citas.

Español Formulario H1855 -SNAP

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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