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Hill Country Community Ministries is a coalition of churches assisted by area businesses, civic organizations, service clubs and concerned individuals providing food, clothing and financial assistance for people in crisis and those living in poverty in southwest Williamson and northwest Travis counties. Our goal is to serve our clients with dignity and compassion in an atmosphere of neighbor helping neighbor.
HCCM operates a Food Pantry and a Clothes Closet, and provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, medical and dental needs, and prescriptions. Additional assistance includes new shoes for children, Thanksgiving food boxes, blankets, heaters, and fans.
An extensive review or this organization was provided so volunteers/donors are able to make an informed choice RE: where to donate. That post was removed. This was unfortunate as all info was factual. My experience with HCCM is that they have high overhead due to poor mgmt. Clients receive almost nothing compared to the cost of staff and other expenses. My experience as a volunteer is that the funds, food, and clothes are donated and delivered to clients by free volunteers. The cost to deliver donations to clients by non paid staff is too high for a nonprofit. The board has been made aware but there have been many boards staff volunteers & donors and therefor accountability is minimal to none. Current ED has never had a performance review/employee evaluation in a 5 year tenure. Inappropriate & deplorable given the large number of complaints submitted to the board re: mgmt. HCCM boards have been extremely challenged re: what their responsibilities are. If donating, please ear mark.
by jasleen k. from cedar park, TX
hill country community ministries claims to be for people of faith. in reality, if you're not a christian, you're not welcome to volunteer here. in the current economic climate, one would think that any hard working volunteer would be wanted. but at hill country community ministries, that's simply not the case. after volunteering for several weeks, picking up extra shifts, donating my time and goods, the ministry decided that i was not welcome to volunteer there based on my non-christian appearance. after being told not to return, by email, no one will answer any of my questions. apparently hard work and a giving spirit is not good enough for these people. i don't recommend them at all unless you're as closed minded as they are.