WE CAN HELP

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.

COMMUNITY GROWTH

Since 2010, Kendall County has grown 63%. This growth is straining current infrastructure including roads, water usage, school growth and strained resources.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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)

TRANSPORTATION

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.

OUR RESULTS IN 2019

UNIQUE FAMILIES

We provide healthy fresh produce, meat, dairy and canned food products for 2,864 unique individuals using the USDA My Plate guidelines at the Corner Cupboard Grocery Pantry.

 

  • 2,864 Unique Individuals Served in 2019

  • We Provided Financial Assistance for 188 Families/530 Unique Individual

  • Fans/Heaters- 12 Families/25 Unique Individuals

  • Clothing/Household Goods- 83 Families/168 Unique Individuals

  • Thanksgiving- 289 Families/822 Unique Individuals

  • Christmas- 94 Families/207 Unique Individuals

USDA ‘MYPLATE’ FOOD

Each client selects their own groceries using a grocery cart while shopping in the aisles of healthy foods.  The food is selected with the assistance of a Corner Cupboard volunteer.

They have an opportunity to sample fresh food prepared by one of our volunteers in the test kitchen and they are provided recipes for items that can be found in the Corner Cupboard that day.

Clients purchase their items using points based on individual family size and specific family needs.

 

  • 278,452 Pounds of USDA MyPlate Food Served in 2019

INCREASING IMPACT THROUGH VOLUNTEERISM

HCFS thrives due to volunteers who donate their time, talents and treasures.

 

  • 11,691 Volunteer Hours were Donated in 2019

  • 138 Volunteers and Groups

Hill Country Family services needs help providing crisis navigation, mental healthcare, physical wellness, food, case management and material support for individuals and families in crisis.

COLLABORATING WITH NONPROFITS

We frequently need to lean on the expertise and assets of our partner nonprofits.

We work closely with more than 30 local nonprofits to help with services available in the community including:

  • Healthcare and Prescription Assistance

  • Legal Services

  • Affordable Housing

  • Mental Health Counseling and Addiction Treatments and Assistance

  • Dental and Vision Evaluations

  • Education and Workforce Development

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