HCFS Starts with Identifying and Providing for Immediate Needs
FIRST, We Nourish and Clothe our Neighbors
Food: After an initial application for HCFS services is received, a client is provided access to the Corner Cupboard, self-selection food pantry. Fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, lean meats, artisan breads are available.
Clothing and Household Needs: Based on availability, we can assist with basic household items from the HCFS secondhand retail store Random Hangers & Warehouse.
SECOND, We Listen
Clients are given an appointment to meet with an HCFS Case Manager in order to receive a comprehensive evaluation of their crisis.
THIRD, WE IDENTIFY BARRIERS
Many barriers exist for clients. Case managers work with clients to help identify the barriers which prevent them from working through the crisis.
FOURTH, WE PLAN
Both clients and case managers commit together to work through the crisis toward sustainability.
FIFTH, WE MOVE FORWARD
Clients set their own goals and we guide them to move forward with as many tools as possible.
SIXTH, We RE-EVALUATE
We reassess quarterly to see if the solutions are working or not.
SEVENTH, WE RELEASE
A crisis does not last a lifetime. We work carefully with our clients to ensure they are planning for their future after their crisis.
Learning to Thrive in Kendall County
Our case managers and life skills volunteers work to help clients to teach how to future proof their lives. Clients learn how to prepare for the unexpected through life skills classes, financial literacy and budgeting, ESL classes, time management, clients gain the tools and resources to create a safety net for the future.
Since 2010, Kendall County has grown 63%. This growth is straining current infrastructure including roads, water usage, school growth and strained resources.
The cost of living in Kendall County is at an all-time high. To purchase a house in Kendall County in 2020, the household income must exceed $93,000 per year or $36/hour. To rent, income must exceed $23/hour. (citation 2020 Boerne State of the City)
Boerne lacks in public transportation as well as a long-term traffic plans for the community. Also, due to the high cost of housing and cost of living many jobs must be filled by residents outside of Kendall County. The influx of traffic on already strained streets and roads is an ongoing challenge.