American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization where people mobilize to help their neighbors across the street, across the county and across the world in emergencies. The Crossroads Chapter of the American Red Cross fulfills immediate needs for food, clothing and shelter to those displaced and takes an active role in preparing the community for hurricanes. Red Cross Health and Safety Services provides health and safety training classes to the community and teach CPR/AED and First Aid in the workplace.
Victoria, TX 77901
P: 573-2671; Corpus Christi (361) 887-9991
Billy T. Cattan Recovery Outreach
Billy T. Cattan Recovery Outreach, Inc. (BTCRO) is a faith-based, non-profit facility that provides outpatient treatment for adults with the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency. We believe people with addictions matter to God and to us. BTCRO offers group process, individual counseling. Living In Balance, and utilizes the 12-Step programs of AA, NA and Alanon.
802 E. Crestwood
Victoria, TX 77901
Boys & Girls Club of Victoria
The Boys & Girls Club of Victoria provides diversified activities that meet the interests of all young people. Core programs encourage activities with peers, and family members that enable youth to enhance self-esteem and fulfill their potential. Based on the physical, emotional, cultural, and social needs and interests of boys and girls, and developing principles, the Club offers diversified program activities in five core areas:
- Character and Leadership development
- Education and Career development
- Health and Life Skills
- The Arts
- Sport, Fitness Recreation
Community Action Agency of Victoria
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Communities in Schools of the Golden Crescent
Communities in Schools is a drop out prevention program that helps young Texans stay in school, successfully learn and prepare for life. CIS coordinates community resources in the local schools to offer support and guidance to students and their families. CIS strives to improve attendance, academic performance, behavior and to decrease the drop out rate. CIS serves youth in elementary, middle and high schools using a strong case management, interdisciplinary approach to helping students.
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent is one of 21 food banks in Texas. A Food Bank is a non-profit, central clearing house which solicits, collects, stores and distributes edible salvaged and surplus foods. The food is distributed to individuals though non-profit, 501(3)(c), agencies who provide meals or emergency food to needy, elderly or sick clients without charge.
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent currently serves 90+ agencies and faith based organizations throughout the Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria and Wharton Counties. In 2018, the food bank distributed 4,990,824 pounds of food to its service area counties, which is the equivalent of 4,159,020 meals to those facing hunger issuesle.
Robin Cadle, President/CEO
3809 E. Rio Grande
Victoria, TX 77901
Golden Crescent CASA
The mission of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is to utilize trained volunteers appointed by the Court to advocate for the best interest of children who have been abused and neglected and assist in placing them in nurturing, permanent homes. A CASA Volunteer gives a “voice” to the child they are responsible for and acts as the “eyes and ears” for a Judge. As an advocate for their child, they investigate, research, and complete tasks that ensure the successful outcome for their child’s future, while they go through a tedious, court and foster care process.Witha a goal to have at least 70% of its cases served by volunteers, CASA is always looking for volunteers.
Golden Crescent CASA serves nine counties: Calhoun, Colorado, Dewitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Refugio and Victoria. The staff currently includes an Executive Director, a Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant, four full-time and one part-time Case Supervisor and a twelve member Board of Directors.
Please call for more information and/or to inquire about the 30 hour volunteer training program.
Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity
Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian ecumenical housing ministry that builds quality, low cost homes in partnership with low-income families and the community. Our mission is: "[To] work in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities by building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses, in decent communities, in which people can live and grow into all that God intended."
Volunteers build the houses, which are funded by donations from foundations, corporations, local businesses and individuals. Qualifying families purchase their homes at cost and pay the purchase price back over a 30-year period with no interest. These monthly payments create a sustainable funding source and are recycled into building more homes for other needy families. Partner Families are required to work 300 hours of "Sweat Equity" per adult, 80 hours of which must be expended on their own house.
Hope of South Texas
Hope of South Texas is a local children's advocacy center serving children in Victoria and the surrounding area with local professionals investigating and prosecuting child abuse with a dedicated board of directors, donors, staff and governmental and law enforcement partners.They provide young victims with the unique services they need to begin their journey of hope, justice and healing, evaluation and assessment.Ric Tinney, Executive Director 1801 N. Laurent, Suite 101 Victoria, Texs 77901 Ph: 361-573-4673 Website:www.cactx.org
Mid-Coast Family Services
The mission of Mid-Coast Family Services is to help individuals and families by eliminating family violence, homelessness, and substance abuse. A wide range of services are offered in a multi-county area including substance abuse screening and referral, youth substance abuse prevention and intervention programs, family violence prevention and intervention, and a housing program for the chronically homeless.
Perpetual Help Home
Perpetual Help Home, Inc. is a Christian based restorative justice organization assisting women in breaking the cycle of incarceration, drug addiction, and homelessness through making life changes, regardless of race, color or creed. Women are helped to become productive members of society with transitional support, new life-skills training, and permanent supportive housing. The agency reaches out to the community through programs like our Center for Peace, a social enterprise operated by the women of the home. They provide training for women to increase employability and launch small businesses.
South Texas Assessment & Referral Services (STARS) is changing the lives of families with children who have, or are at risk for developmental delays in the Golden Crescent Area since 1965. STARS receives referrals for infants and children who were born ill or premature, children with developmental delays, and children with special health care needs. STARS goal is to change the lives of families of children with special health care needs through developmental evaluations, education of the caregivers, coordination of care, and referrals assisting the child to catch up to his peers by age 2 and be school ready by age 5.
STARS Services Offered:· Neuro-Developmental Evaluations Bayley III Developmental Screening & Assessment · Nutritional Support · Coordination of Care · Specialist & Therapy Referrals · Educational Support · Follow-up care for graduates of Neonatal Intensive Care Units · Synagis Administration · Community Resource Services · Satellite Clinics available in Cuero, Gonzales, Port Lavaca, & Yoakum
Victoria Adult Literacy
The mission of the Victoria Adult Literacy Council is to increase adult literacy through free instruction and community outreach in order to improve the workforce and raise the quality of the life in the Victoria area. Tutors work with the educationally deprived to improve their skills in order to enhance the participant's self concept so they may become more productive citizens in the workface and also be able to help their children not only with school, but life skills.
Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry
Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry (VCAM) provides charitable assistance to individuals and families in the Victoria area. It is positioned as a "Safety Net" for the neediest members of our community focused on providing the essential services to families and individuals in a crisis situation.
- Food Pantry and Clothing Store for once a month shopping for Victoria County residents (free service based on financial need)
- Limited financial assistance for past due weather and natural gas utilities, prescription assistance for non-narcotic medications, and transportation vouchers for out-of-town medical appointments (60 miles one way minimum)
- Partner with fellow agencies to provide assistance with services listed
108 North Liberty
Victoria, TX 77902
Meals on Wheels Victoria / Victoria Senior Citizens Center
Briggs Family YMCA
The Briggs Family YMCA is part of a world wide charitable not-for-profit organization. Established in 1902 we have well over 100 years of dedicated community service. The Mission of the YMCA is "to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all". As a premier social service agency the YMCA incorporates our four specific character values of Respect, Responsibility, Honest, and Caring to build strong kids, strong families, strong communities. The YMCA offers programs for all ages such as:
- After School Care and Summer Day Camp
- Youth Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Flag Football and more
- Swim Lessons for children and adults
- Youth Development, Karate, and Teen Leadership Programs
- Adult Health and Wellness Programs
- Group Exercise and Team Sports