Local Assistance Programs
A.M.E.N. - (979)968-6070
AMEN was founded in 1992, as an ecumenical, non-profit providing food assistance to residents of Fayette County. AMEN operates solely on contributions and/or donations received from churches, organizations, groups, and individuals. There are currently 13 churches which supply volunteers that staff the pantry on a weekly basis.
Celebration House - (361)865-2600
Food pantry in Flatonia, TX.
Combined Community Action, Inc. - (800)688-9065
Combined Community Action, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been providing services since March 1966 to help change lives and assist people in our communities. The following are programs that are available at our agency, as funds allow on a case-by-case basis; Children and Pregnant Women Program, Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program, Emergency Solutions Grant, Meals on Wheels, Tenant Based Rental assistance, and Weatherization Program.
Family Crisis Center - (512)321-7760 Crisis Hotline (512)303-7755
The Family Crisis Center provides services to individuals who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence. It is our belief that healthy relationships are based on respect, trust, support, honesty and accountability. The Center strives to provide quality, comprehensive programs to assure victim safety and offender accountability with the ultimate goal of helping families create and maintain violence-free lives. These services include: a 24/7 crisis hotline; emergency shelter and transitional housing for victims and their families; the coordination of emergency transportation and resources for individuals in immediate crisis; case management; legal, personal, medical, and criminal justice system accompaniment; counseling services; and offender accountability programs. The Center also provides community and school-based violence prevention education programs and conducts awareness events within our service area.
Flatonia Housing Authority - (361)865-2534
La Grange Housing Authority - (969)968-3147
Schulenburg Area Food Pantry - (979)743-5908
Schulenburg Housing Authority - (979)743-3776
Second Chance Emporium - (979)968-6070
Second Chance Emporium (Second Chance) is a resale store in La Grange serving all of Fayette County. Opening our doors in 1996, we are entering our 22nd successful year in business of providing financial support for local human services organizations with the profits generated. The resale store is run by a coalition of seven local churches representing different denominations. The majority of the work is performed by unpaid volunteers from the member churches, as well as the community at large. These churches receive no monies or in-kind donations from Second Chance for the service hours their parishioners donate.
Turtle Wing Foundation - (979)505-5090
The mission of Turtle Wing Foundation is “helping children with learning challenges in rural areas achieve their full potential”. Turtle Wing was founded in 2011 in memory of Jackson Allan Hooper. Jack, who was diagnosed with high functioning Autism, passed from this life too soon just prior to his 10th birthday and in doing so sparked a fire within his family and community to help families who struggle with all learning differences.