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2017 United Way Agencies

Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children  254-752-9330 –www.advocacycntr.org –   Provides free confidential services to victims. Immediate  24/7  response through a crisis hotline, case management, advocacy, counseling, sexual assault exams and community education.

Alzheimer’s Association, North Central Chapter  254-753-7722 –www.alz.org/northcentraltexas– Provides respite care funding for families and caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s. Services include: 24/7 helpline, family education, professional training and support groups.

Arc of McLennan County  254-756-7491 – www.wacoarc.org –  To care and support people with developmental disabilities. For children services include:  After school care, summer camp and a teen/young adult group. For adults services include: The Opportunity Center or a day program for adults, money management assistance, social development and counseling

AVANCE Waco  254-296-0449 –www.avancewaco.org –  Provide family support and education services for at-risk, impoverished families with children ages 0-3 years. Programs are: Parent Education and Interactive Literacy Activity, Educational Toy Making, Community Resource Speakers and Home Visitation. 

Big Brothers Bis sisters 888-887-2447 – www.bbbstx.org – Direct support to children of McLennan County through mentoring.

Boys and Girls Clubs 254-752-6443www.bgca.org – To enable all young people especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Programs are: character and leadership programs, sports, fitness, recreation and education.  A safe place for children to learn and grow.

CASA of McLennan & Hill Counties  254-304-7982 www.casaforeverychild.org –  Court appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children in foster care.

Care Net Pregnancy Center  254-772-8270 – www.carenetofcentraltexas.org – Services: pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, information options, counseling, support classes and baby items.

Caritas of Waco  254-753-4593 – www.caritaswaco.org – Emergency assistance in the form of  food, clothing, household items, prescription medications and transportation to persons in immediate need.

Community Cancer Association 254-202-8082 – www.wacocancer.org – Financial assistance to cancer patients for cancer medications, supplies and medically necessary travel.

Compassion Ministries  254-755-7640 – www.compassionwaco.com –   Provides a homelike atmosphere for women and children who are homeless.  Our program allows those in personal and financial crises to re-establish themselves.  Services include family counseling, job training/search, daycare, children’s programs, transportation, literacy training, health care, social and domestic skills.

Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation (EOAC) 254-753-0331 – www.eoacwaco.org –  Provides dependable and low cost child care.

Family Abuse Center 254-772-8999 or 800-283-8401 – www.familyabusecenter.org – Offers a free, safe and confidential place for adults and children fleeing violence.  We provide counseling, transportation help, job and life skills education, and more.

Family Counseling and Children’s Services  254-313-4500 –   Provides professional marital, parent/child, family, individual counseling on a sliding scale. Conducts seminars to help divorcing parents guide their children through the divorce process.

Family Health Center  254-313-4200 – http://www.connect.wacofhc.org –  Provide primary health and dental care to the vulnerable residents in McLennan County.

Girl Scouts of Central Texas  254-756-4497 – www.gsctx.org –  Educational and fun programs for girls in a safe and nurturing environment.

MHMR Center, HOT Region  254-752-3451 – www.hotrmhmr.org –  Services to those coping with mental illness, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities.

REACH Therapeutic Riding Center 254-848-7888 www.reachtrc.org – To improve the health, increase the confidence, and promote the independence of persons with special needs through the use of horses.

Salvation Army  254-756-7271 – www.salvationarmy. org –  Crisis intervention providing meals, clothing, shelter and other essential needs.

VOICE – 254-741-9222  www.voiceinc.org – Empowering children and families to lead healthy and productive lives by promoting success in education, nurturing wellness in mind and body and developing skills for tomorrow’s global leaders.

YMCA of Central Texas  254-776-6612 – www.ymcaofcentraltexas.org–   A fun and safe place for families and children to go providing a wellness center, after school programs, day camp and indoor/outdoor aquatics program.

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