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By referring clients to both in-house and outside agencies, we link people with the resources they need to improve their lives in both the short and long term.

LINKING: It's What We Do.

With locations in Blanco, Burnet, Llano, and Williamson Counties, we link people to the aid and support they need, and we bring nonprofit and state agencies together in the same location to deliver powerful collective impact and build capacity. We improve community well-being through connection, co-location, and collaboration.

Community Resource Centers bring federal and state agency services and local nonprofit branch offices to communities without costing local taxpayers or clients anything.

Each CRC streamlines delivery of social and public health services by providing free office space and business support for nonprofit and government agencies.

OUR PROCESS

EVERY RURAL COMMUNITY FACES CHALLENGES

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POVERTY

HUNGER

ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

TRANSPORTATION

COMMUNITIES RESPOND BY...

  • Forming local and non-profit organizations
  • Soliciting support from state and federal government offices
  • Relying heavily upon donations from churches

Even with all the compassion and expertise available, people still struggle and suffer: with health, or hunger, or housing, or poverty, or transportation, or employment, or safety.

But often, it's all of them at once.

why do we still see so many unmet needs?

In Communities where so many people care and give,

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NEEDS

ARE COMPLEX

Someone who needs help is usually not facing one singular problem.  People are dealing with multiple, complex issues that cannot be fixed with a single solution.

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SEPARATE ENTITIES

VS. INTEGRATED SYSTEM

Because they are hyper-focused, local agencies are great at solving specific problems.  Each organization holds a piece of the puzzle, but it is simply not a complete picture.

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LACK OF

AWARENESS

Both Agencies and community members lack awareness of the multitude of resources available in the area.

THE CRC MODEL MEETS THESE CHALLENGES

BY INTEGRATING RESOURCES

We offer a rural solution to a complicated set of problems that other organizations have simply not had the time or capacity to address. We offer bold and fearless solutions to tackle complex social challenges. We BUILD.

WE BUILD...

PHYSICAL SPACE

More than just a building, we provide a hub of service, central knowledge, and collaboration.

Our spacious buildings provide free offices for partnering agencies to serve community members in need.

Our space also provides a place for stakeholders to gather, for healthcare, for food and meals, and for hope and help.

In times of local crises, our buildings are equipped to serve as back-up emergency operations centers.

CONNECTIONS

We bridge the gap between people, organizations, and stakeholder.

When community members come through the door, we link them with the resources they need to improve their lives in both the short and long term.

We also connect organizations into alliances.We can convene partners, policymakers, and providers to solve problems together.

CAPACITY

We increase potential at the individual, organization, and county levels.

We offer outreach, marketing, community engagement, collaboration, and a knowledge base of all county resources.

Instead of using financial resources on rent or reception services, tenant agencies can use that money towards programs or operations.

SOLUTIONS

No single agency has the time or resources to do what we can do for all agencies at once.

Acting as a central hub, we reduce gaps and overlaps in provided services  in an effort to solve all needs, not just one.

We aren't a provider, but we are a catalyst for setting solutions into place.

Occasionally we will send out updates about the local community and CRC events.

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