Caritas helps those in need through various programs: Emergency Assistance, which assists with basic needs such as food, prescription drugs, clothing, household items and utilities, Case Management, Veteran Case Management, WERN, Caritas Thrift Stores and Gifts-in-Kind. Caritas became the distribution center for the “gifts in kind” products to charitable organizations in 2004. Caritas receives a variety of items, then we distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of paper goods and other household items to charitable organizations that serve those in need. Thousands of people are able to receive benefits because of the Gifts-in-Kind program.

The majority of Emergency Assistance recipients are residents of McLennan County, although there are no geographical limits imposed on those who receive services from Caritas. All recipients are interviewed at their first appointment by one of our staff so we can determine their needs. Emergency assistance is provided in the form of food, utilities, clothing, prescription medication and household items.