Advocacy

HCWC’s Advocacy Program maintains an extensive resource library and assists clients in accessing community resources and referrals.  Haz clic aquí para español. 

We provide clients with information about:

  • Housing
  • Child care
  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Medical and financial assistance including applying for Crime Victim’s Compensation

We also assist clients with accessing public assistance such as:

  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as “food stamps”)
  • Medicaid
  • CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)

We have many of these applications and can help you fill them out.

The Advocacy Program also provides  legal advocacy for clients seeking an order of protection or divorce and will assist clients with applying for Legal Aid and registering for VINE (Victim Information Notification Everyday) which notifies you if your batterer or perpetrator is getting out of jail or prison. Legal Advocates also accompany clients through legal proceedings, to court hearings, appointments with law enforcement or with criminal justice and to file a police report.

To see a list of all services, click here for English and here for Spanish.  ALL services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL to residents of Hays and Caldwell Counties, and are provided in English and Spanish.

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