Solid Foundation Associationis dedicated to empowering at risk youth to become successful in life and in their educational pursuits through a focus on academic achievement, educational remediation, character development, self-sufficiency, cultural awareness, and job readiness. Low education attainment continues to be highly correlated to poverty: the higher the level of education the lower the level of poverty. In Nacogdoches County, 24.8% of the total population, 42.2 percent of all African American and 42.3% of Hispanic students live beneath the poverty level. Solid Foundation targets poverty by educating at-risk school aged children through homework assistance and tutoring programs with graduating high school to pursue college and technical school as a long term goal. Solid Foundation collaborates with NISD and the SFASU Stems Program to target under-achieving students who demonstrate a high potential for competing in the science and math fields. Strategies include highly promoted parent/teacher/counselor collaboration agreements that encourage these students to attend the Solid Foundation After School Program
John Cannings, Director
2220 East Main Street
Nacogdoches, Texas, 936 615-3677
Texas 4-H, a club for kids in 3rd – 12th grade, is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, with programs from food science and robotics to fashion design and photography, and is the largest youth development program in Texas The 4-H name represents four personal development areas of focus for the organization: head, heart, hands, and health. Not just for kids with animals -it’s so much more! Fun activities, like shooting sports and service projects provide personal growth and lifelong learning.
HOPE stands for Helping Other People Eat. Nacogdoches HOPE provides supplemental food to Nacogdoches County residents and the residents may collect food once per month. HOPE helps feed more than 1,500 people in Nacogdoches, TX and accepts any and all donations in order to do so. Although it is not required in order to receive food at HOPE, people are highly encouraged to bring identification and Lone Star cards. HOPE provides assistance to those who do not have an identification card and food stamps by helping them register.
2100 E. Main St. (Open Mon/Thur 9-11 a.m)
(936) 559 –1801
The Glory Gangis a non-profit outreach dedicated to helping at risk children, ages 3 to 12. Glory Gang meets the needs of these children all year long by providing food, clothing, back to school back-packs, shoes, Christmas gifts & stockings, Summer Camp scholarships and Biblical training through the weekly service and Vacation Bible School. Loving members of the Glory Gang staff and volunteers visit hundreds of children and their families across all races and cultures each week through home visitations. The vision of the Glory Gang is to see hurting children come to know a new life through the efforts of staff and volunteers. The Glory Gang works to partner with all people to reach the at-risk children in Nacogdoches County and help meet this community's most basic and greatest need and equipping children as they face various circumstances in life. Through the efforts of leaders, volunteers and supporters, lives are being changed
Back to School:
The children of Glory Gang are sent back to school each year with a new backpack full of donated school supplies and a new pair of socks and shoes. Many local churches and volunteers come together to create this meaningful experience for the children through a humble washing of their feet demonstrating service to others.
Each year, Glory Gang is able to adopt out every qualifying bus baby to receive a Christmas gift. For many children this may be the only gift they receive.
Glory Gang works on initiatives to eliminate bullying in our schools and neighborhoods. In addition to working with the 3-12 year olds, Glory Gang will be expanding services to older children as funding and resources allow.
PO Box 630212
Nacogdoches, Texas 75963
Family Crisis Center
Boy Scouts of America East Texas Area Council
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, whose goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to develop Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills. Cub Scouts is focused on developing skills and having fun at the same time. Boy Scout programs are geared around individual growth, character development and activities, and opportunities for advancement and adventure abound. Venturing is a coed program that sets the stage for fun and learning with career- and high adventure-oriented young men and women that get to work in units. Exploring is a coed, career based program where young people gain hands-on experience at local businesses and community organizations while building positive relationships with professional adults. http://www.etexscouts.org/Home
Habitat for Humanity of Nacogdoches
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit self-help builder that seeks to put God's love into action by building homes in partnership with low-income families. HFHN has built 17 home in Nacogdoches and served many more families with Home Owner Education and Money Management classes. 2016 is an exciting year as HFHN is part of the National Home Builder's Blitz initiative. In June of 2016, HFHN will join 33 other affiliates nationwide to build in partnership with commercial home builders in each community. In Nacogdoches, the Home Builders Blitz week will put together three local builders with three local church and civic groups to "dry-in" a house in one week. This capacity building event will also include a rehab project and a "Brush with Kindness" project on two other homes in the community.
HFHN also offers the ReStore, a resale outlet for gently used lumber, construction materials, furniture and much more. The ReStore is a recycling center for materials that would otherwise go to the landfill, as well as a resource for homeowners and builders for low cost materials. The ReStore is also an important location for job skills training and partners with a growing number of agencies to provide a place to hone job skills, fulfill service hour requirements and build a resume.
Executive Director, PO Box 630683
Nacogdoches, Texas 75963
Community RX Help
MISSION: To Reach All East Texans with Accessible, Cost-Effective Healthcare. For more than a quarter of century, 28 years to be exact, East Texas Community Health Services, Inc. (ETCHS) has provided a resource for affordable healthcare to the low income and un/underinsured people of Nacogdoches, Angelina, Cherokee, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby Counties in East Texas. ETCHS is funded by grants from the Health Resources Service Administration/Bureau of Primary Health Care, Texas Department of State Health Services, and United Way. In 2015, ETCHS, saw 9,134 individual users (patients) for a total of 28,787 visits. Of these 9,134 users, 74% live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and received services at a reduced cost based on income and family size. 54% of the users in 2015 were uninsured and 36% were on Medicaid. ETCHS operates two service sites in Nacogdoches:
Eastside Community Clinic (Medical Services)
1309 S. University Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75961-6486
GWestside Community Clinic (Dental Services)
1210 Douglass Road
Nacogdoches, TX 75964-4904
Nacogdoches Adult Learning Center
The Nacogdoches Adult Learning Center assists students in improving basic skills and moving from one educational level to another by obtaining a high school equivalency certificate, improving skills to obtain or retain a job, and learning more about our community. We want to increase enrollment and serve more students in our new facility with more access to technology and resources. We are located located at the Nacogdoches Career & Technical Center, on the west side of North Street, past Loop 224. It is funded by Angelina College. It is funded by the Texas Education Agency. NALC is a resource for adults who desire to expand their basic education.
Literacy Program (0-5)
ESL (all levels)
6003 North Street (Nacogdoches Career & Technical Center)
Goodwillcollaborates with our community to transform donations into innovative training, employability, and financial stability programs that empower people with disabilities and other barriers to achieve independence and to provide employment training, job placement, and financial stability programs in Nacogdoches County. Goodwill has provided job training, job coaching, and financial stability services to in the community resulting in 60% job placement. The YouthBuild program transforms at-risk youth into certified construction workers who are required to complete High School requirements or an equivalency in both Angelina and Nacogdoches counties, partnering with Habitat for Humanity for building experience.
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The Helping House
The primary purpose of The Helping House is that of providing early intervention services to local children with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. A full-day private school program is offered during the school year. A Summer Clinic is available for two four-week sessions during June and July. In addition to on-campus services, behavior consulting and in-home training are also available on an individual basis. The goal is to provide networking and support for all families in the Deep East Texas area who are affected by autism, whether that child is a full-time student at The Helping House or not. The continued increase in autism has led to increased demand for services. Helping House is rapidly outgrowing its current space during the school year, and are already making alternate arrangements for the large summer population. They initially work with students in a one-to-one setting before transitioning to small groups. This means that for each student, they must also employ a staff member and would like to expand to accommodate more students. The Helping House has served over 100 children from all around East Texas, including a large Summer Clinic group of 24 students.
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto is a community-based organization open to all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade serving 26 counties in Southeast Texas. GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience and self esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. The Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. GSUSA aims to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, entrepreneurship, and citizenship through activities including camping, community, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. As the preeminent leadership development organization for girls Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.
Nacogdoches Treatment Center
Nacogdoches Treatment Center (NTC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals who have Alzheimer’s or Dementia, individuals who are physically or mentally challenged, and the families who support and care for them. At NTC, no individual is turned away if ability to pay is the determining factor for services. Other community services include Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group counseling, and a luncheon held at the last Thursday of each month at the Nacogdoches Treatment Center. Group discussions provide support and comfort to caregivers who have family members with these devastating diseases.
119 Hughes St.
Nacogdoches TX 75961
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)of Deep East Texas educates, supervises, and supports volunteer Guardian ad Litem to advocate in court for child victims of abuse and neglect, so they may live in safe, permanent homes. CASA believes that every child who has been abused or neglected deserves to have a trained volunteer to represent their best interest in court and in their school and community in an effort to help them find a safe and permanent home. To achieve this goal, CDET recruits and trains diverse community volunteers who ensure that each child’s specific needs are kept a priority in an overburdened child-welfare system. When a family is unable to provide a nourishing and safe environment for a child and Child Protective Services intervenes, the judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make an independent assessment and make recommendations to the court to help the judge decide what is in the best interest of that child.
P.O. Box 635252,
Nacogdoches, TX 75963-5252
Nacogdoches Senior Center
The mission of Nacogdoches Senior Center is to provide hot meals and exercise/activities for senior citizens living in Nacogdoches County and to help them stay independent, engaged and healthy. The Center’s main objective is to continue to increase participation in meals, including delivered at-home and activities. With the help of United Way they have served an additional 9885 meals and watched the exercise program grow. After years of fundraising and collecting donations the center has been able to finally build a new Fitness Building.
621 Harris St.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas (ADAC)
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texasbelieves that chemical dependency is a progressive, incurable, chronic and fatal disease that can be managed with long term treatment. It is essential that treatment include family and/or significant other involvement and 12 step or other support groups available in the local area. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas' goal is to provide a quality outpatient treatment program that focus on the recovery and maintenance from abuse/addiction of mind altering chemicals. Abstinence from consumption of all mind-changing chemicals (including alcohol) is the only current practice that can lead to a successful treatment outcome. ADAC helps through Prevention Services, Treatment Services and Offender Education Programs.
For more information on the nearest location available, please call 800 445-8562 or 936 634-5753.
The Janelle Grum Family Crisis Center of East Texas (Women’s Shelter of East Texas, Inc.) is a nonprofit organization incorporated to enhance the safety of women, children and men by providing crisis intervention and advocacy services to reduce and prevent the occurrence of family violence and sexual assault through education and community awareness. The Family Crisis Center of East Texas provides support and services to the following areas: Angelina County, Houston County, Nacogdoches County, Polk County, Sabine County, San Augustine County, San Jacinto County, Shelby County, and Trinity County. If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If you need assistance from the Family Crisis Center or would simply like additional information, please call our 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-800-828-7233.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
118 E. Hospital St., Ste. 101
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Love INC Nacogdoches is a partnership of churches in Nacogdoches County linking people in need to people who can help them and love them. Love in the Name of Christ offers something to everyone involved — not only people who receive help, but also hometown missionaries, pastors of partner churches, community organizations, and supporters .Love in the Name of Christ is for people who are homeless, hungry, unemployed, disheartened-- even desperate... and unsure of where to turn for help. People who benefit from Love INC include single mothers, senior adults, young families, children, and youth. These people often are among the working poor, who have minimal incomes and are unable to afford even basic necessities such as shelter, food, and medical care. For many who are hurting, Love in the Name of Christ is an answer to prayer.
P. O. Box 630423
Nacogdoches, TX 75963
God’s Open Door To Eternal Life provides temporary housing for the homeless and transient in Nacogdoches. Residents are provided meals, housing, clothing, laundry services and bible-based counseling.. Referrals are provided to other agencies in the area as needed, for employment, and social services. The old hotel location on Main Street will eventually be replaced by dormitories on the ‘farm’ property on West Main pending funding for construction. The men’s dormitory is under construction and the women’s will follow as funding allows. In 2015 our Nacogdoches shelter housed 680 individuals, providing them with 8,827 bed/nights and 31,465 meals. We served another 4,503 individuals through our Christian Help Center, providing them with clothing and household items.
330 E. Main St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961-5258