More than one million individuals in Texas qualify for life saving food or health benefits, but are not enrolled to receive them. Is your congregation interested in how to better be in community with low-income families in your neighborhood or city?
If so, the Community Partner Program is a great opportunity for you!
Texans can now apply online for public benefit programs like CHIP, TANF, SNAP and Medicaid through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) new online portal. Recognizing that many low-income families do not have Internet access or might need additional help, the Community Partner Program is a state initiative that allows local congregations to assist low-income Texans in applying for needed benefits.
Through HHSC’s Community Partner Recruitment Initiative, Texas Impact is working with HHSC, the Texas Hunger Initiative and the Texas Association of Community Health Centers to recruit communities of faith and other local nonprofit organizations to provide internet access and/or trained volunteers to help low-income families apply for state benefit programs.
Texas Impact has a team of AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers in offices throughout Texas who would love the opportunity to come speak about the program with your faith group or lead a presentation or event for the local community at your organization.
For more information, contact Texas Impact’s Congregational Outreach Director Scott Atnip.