RESOURCES FOR THOSE IN NEED
Visit Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) for help in locating food resources in your area. CTFB has been a leader in the fight against hunger for nearly 38 years. Their mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger.
Visit the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Distance Education website to get information about three educational opportunities (telephone, virtual and online) offered in English and Spanish that are free of charge and available to low-income families. EFNEP's mission is to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed-behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.
Visit Cerebral Palsy Awareness Transition Hope (CPATH) for information about a new program to reuse and exchange pediatric durable medical equipment. CPATH is an interim between families and organizations, accepting donations of equipment that children no longer need, and connecting the equipment with families that can benefit from their use. CPATH also has an inventory of medical supplies, formula and diapers in child, youth and adult sizes.
Senior Living Resources:
Visit Caring.com to get information on assisted living facilities in the Pflugerville area. Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care.
Visit PayingforSeniorCare.com for the most complete, up-to-date, and reliable source of simple and easy-to-access information to help families find the financial resources to pay for senior care. This website includes the Eldercare Financial Assistance Locator tool as well as comprehensive resources for those in every state in the nation.
State & Local Health and Human Services Programs:
Visit 2-1-1 Texas or dial 2-1-1 to find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.
Income-eligible Austinites at risk of losing their rental housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for the City of Austin RENT Assistance Program. To learn more about the RENT Assistance Program and other resources available, call 512.488.1397 or go to AustinTexas.gov/RENT
Christopher and Brooke Thornton of Prosperity Picnic recently conducted a 6 week course entitled Beyond Budgeting Masterclass: Rewrite Your Financial Blueprint in which they presented a wealth of information and training to those wanting to gain greater financial literacy so they can achieve their financial dreams and goals. Videos of these courses can be viewed at the following link: facebook.com/circleofhopecommunitycenter/photos/a.1865270890460762/2625111224476721/
At the link Raising Little Leaders: 3 Leadership Development Ideas for Pre-K, you will find a useful guide that outlines some simple ways parents can foster leadership skills early on in their children.
At the link Impactful Ways to Make Your Community a Better Place, you will find a useful article that provides some helpful ideas and links for ways you and your family can give back to your community, meet new people, and teach your kids about serving others.