Montgomery County Homeless Coalition receives $7,500 donation from WCF.
Conroe, TX – In support of providing assistance to homeless persons in the community, Montgomery County Homeless Coalition recently received $7,500 from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
The Montgomery County Homeless Coalition (MCHC) is an alliance of individuals, agencies, and organizations that provide supporting services to the homeless. Operating under a community collaboration strategy, the Homeless Coalition assesses housing needs of the homeless population, coordinated grant proposals, identifies gaps in housing services, advises the community on homeless issues and advocate for affordable housing.
The Montgomery County Homeless Coalition is committed to becoming a well-established organization, independently funded with membership and support of all agencies providing for the homeless in Montgomery County. They aspire to provide services to member agencies and to the Montgomery County community so comprehensive and complete as to be recognized as the primary source of information on the services and housing needs of the homeless and the leading advocate for affordable housing. Currently MCHC serves approximately 150 individuals a month.
MCHC emphasizes employment and housing for its clients with regular services performed on a recurring basis. Estimates show that the cost for a homeless person to be on the street for one year is approximately $8,000. In Montgomery County, there are more than 2,000 homeless of which over 900 are children. Since MCHC initiated its case management services in 2011, 82 clients have found employment and 64 families have been assisted in finding permanent housing. Last year, the service center helped 2,400 clients, including 500 first time individuals.
Is assisting in employment and housing, which may involve financial aid for housing, food and other services that involve expenditures. Sometimes these costs include a small number of appointments, but many times involve 30-50 visits to the MCHC office. These office visits include: identification assistance, employment sourcing, interview training, housing assistance, emergency shelter, medical assistance, and coordination with other partner agencies to assist with special needs.
For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (936) 760-4179 or visit www.mchomeless.org.
The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves. The Foundation is creating a legacy of commitment to those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c) (3) charities. For additional information regarding The Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at www.woodforestcharitablefoundation.org.
Celebrating 32 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.7 billion and services more than 1 million customers with branches in excess of 780 throughout 17 states: Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. For information about Woodforest National Bank, please call k832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at www.woodforest.com.