Compassion Ministries of Waco - Waco, TX

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1421 Austin Ave.
Waco, TX 76701
: Phone: 254-755-7640

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Description: The goal of Compassion Ministries is to provide a homelike atmosphere to families with children who are homeless or unable to maintain their current residence. The program provides a more secure and stable home environment that allows those in personal and financial crises to re-establish themselves.
While living in our transitional housing facility, we provide services that include family counseling, job training/search, drug/alcohol abuse treatment, daycare, children’s programs, transportation, literacy training, health care, social and domestic skills, using in-house staff and in conjunction with local agencies currently providing support services.

Hope House Transitional Shelter
Compassion Ministries is the only transitional homeless facility in Central Texas for families with children. Hope House provides 14 apartments for families. We believe that an apartment living environment – as opposed to community living – promotes personal independence and responsibility. We serve an average of 50 families annually, including approximately 100 children ranging from infancy to 17.

To be admitted into the Compassion program, residents must:
    Be alcohol and drug free;
    Work closely with assigned Compassion caseworkers;
    Obtain full-time employment within the first 30 days in the program and pay approximately 30% of their gross income for rent;
    Attend weekly counseling sessions provided by community volunteers in budget and employment skills.
To Apply for Admission:
Please download all the forms on our website. Please fill out the application form and bring it, along with your picture ID and social security card (if you have one), to a personal interview on any Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1421 Austin.

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