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Suite 301
San Angelo, TX 76903
325.653.2411
1.877.41.CVCAA

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2024 Applications

As 2023 comes to a close, we are finalizing our plans for 2024. If you are planning to apply for services next year, here are some important dates that you will want to mark on your calendar now. Please note, due to some program changes, our application process has changed for 2024.

December 14th, 2023 is the last day to turn in a completed application or to send in any missing documents. It is important to note that if you are applying for utility assistance you MUST reapply in 2024 to continue receiving assistance.

On December 18th, we will have 2024 applications available in our office and online. If you have requested a mailed application, we will send those on this day as well. Do Not sign or return these applications yet.

We will begin accepting 2024 applications on January 8th. Applications can be emailed, faxed, mailed or dropped off in our office. Important, any application sent or postmarked prior to January 8th will not be accepted. If you are coming to our office, you must bring ALL required documentation with you. We are unable to accept incomplete applications.

We will stop accepting applications on January 12th at 5pm. Our office will remain open that Friday to allow for drop off applications. Any applications received or postmarked after this time will not be accepted.

If you are applying for Veteran Services, you may apply any time after January 8th.

Pending available funding, we will reopen for applications Feb.5th-9th and March 4th-8th.

If you have any questions, please call our offices at 325.653.2411

Are you ready to answer the call?

At CVCAA we are all about the “Action” part of Community Action, but we often get asked how members of our community can get involved. So to make it easier, we’re providing a round up of all the ways you can get involved to make a difference right here in the Concho Valley to end the year on the right foot.

Navigation Day

Every month, agencies from across our community come together to provide essential services for our homeless neighbors. It’s an entire day of service and caring in action. We are always looking for volunteers to serve meals, handle intake and help our neighbors find what they need. On December 19th, we’ll be holding our last Navigation Day of the year and we are going to end the year BIG. Presents, cocoa, and fun surprises will be in store for our most vulnerable neighbors. Join us for the whole day or just a few hours.

When: Dec. 19th 9am to 4pm

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 32 N. Irving St.

How:  https://signup.com/go/ipOgFjn

Into the Warmth

When the weather drops, it can be dangerous outside. That’s when we activate Into the Warmth, an overnight warming shelter for our homeless neighbors. We are looking for volunteers to help provide overnight supervision and donations of food and supplies.

When: Starting now and running through the last cold snap of the year

Where: Carl Ray Johnson Rec Center, 1103 Farr St. or Donate at our office 133 W. Concho Ave, Suite 301

How: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/1211978970074/false#/invitation

Donation list:

Water bottles, protein bars, bath towels, microwaveable meals (not frozen), hats, scarves, gloves, hand warmers, blankets, electrolyte packages, coffee supplies, cleaning supplies

Change Maker

When you make a monthly gift to CVCAA, you become a Change Maker for neighbors right here in our community. As a Change Maker, your monthly gift provides lasting dignity to local neighbors today and in the years to come.

Neighbors like Carroll. Carroll is elderly and has been unable to get around due to complications from Covid. She depends on her Social Security check to survive, but there is rarely enough to last the month. CVCAA is able to help Carroll stay in her home through our utility assistance program.

"Thank you to CVCAA and all of its people and sponsors for the help given to me the past few years. Your help with my electric has been a lifesaver and a blessing for me."

Thanks to generous donors like you, we can continue to support neighbors like Carroll so they can live in safe homes. Monthly donations allow us to support our neighbors all year long. 

When: Now

How: https://www.cvcaa.org/become-a-change-maker-today

 

What do you need?

Concho Valley Community Action Agency proudly serves eleven counties of the Concho Valley, providing household and family stabilization services to meet the needs of our community. To ensure that we are meeting the unique needs of every community we serve, every three years our agency conducts a large-scale needs assessment, including surveys, town hall meetings, and focus groups.

We are asking you to please take a few minutes to complete our #TexasProud Neighbor Survey. The purpose of this survey is to determine the most pressing needs of our neighbors. This information will guide our agency in our strategic plan so that we can work toward meeting these needs.

If you have any questions about the survey, how the information will be used, or how to obtain the results, please contact Sarah Negovetich at [email protected].

Thank you for being a part of our amazing community and for helping us to make the Concho Valley a place we can all be proud to call home.

Into the Warmth

Cold temperatures hit the area earlier that expected, but we were (kinda) ready and made sure that our homeless neighbors had a warm place to go. A limited number of hotels were provided by both the Homeless Planning Coalition and the Salvation Army. Additionally, we worked with the City of San Angelo to bring the warming shelter back online.

Now we have a few weeks of warmer weather ahead of us, but we know the cold is just around the corner. This year, we will once again be operating the Into the Warmth program to ensure that we don’t lose lives due to exposure.

The warming shelter will be open at the Carl Ray Johnson Rec. Center at 1103 Farr St. from 9pm to 9am during the week and 9pm to 6am on the weekends when the weather dips down into dangerous temperatures.

We are asking members of our community to come out and volunteer so we can ensure our neighbors have a safe and warm place to rest for the night.

You can learn more about the program and how to volunteer on our INTO THE WARMTH page.

We’ve received some generous donations so far, but there will always be a nice for cold weather gear and other survival items for our homeless neighbors. Please consider making a purchase from our Amazon Wish List or becoming a Change Maker by making a commitment to the Concho Valley!

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

DID YOU KNOW...?

Over 200 individuals and families are currently on the waiting list for housing in San Angelo.

Over 170 students in SAISD are trying to learn while homeless.

San Angelo is one of the largest metropolitan communities in Texas without a homeless shelter.

WE CAN DO BETTER!

Join us November 11th-18th for Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week to learn more about how Homelessness impacts our community and what we can do to help our most vulnerable neighbors.

Want to get involved in other ways? Please contact Sidney Timmer at [email protected] to discuss how you can become part of the solution!