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Community Partner Program

What is the Community Partner Program?

The Community Partner Program (CPP) is an initiative from the state of Texas, administered by Texas Impact’s and Texas Hunger Initiative’s Community Partner Recruitment Initiative, that seeks to engage the faith-based community, and create opportunities for needy Texans to apply for and take advantage of the state benefits that they qualify for, such as, SNAP (formerly food stamps), TANF (monetary assistance for families), CHIP (health insurance for children), and Medicaid and Medicare benefits.
    
Churches find this to be a beneficial partnership in that, oftentimes, people who need assistance often start with the church.  This partnership will help you establish direct contact with Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC), and help needy Texans to get the benefits that they need quickly.
    
Recent changes in HHSC regulations have made it possible for more Texans to qualify for benefits.  Statistics show that elderly Texans suffer the most food insecurity in astounding numbers.
    
There is so much to do, and so many to reach, and community-minded churches such as yours, are the key to helping to fill the gap, and get more Texans qualified to receive millions of dollars of benefits.
    
There is no cost to participate in this program, and HHSC will provide on-going support and training.


Why Become a Partner?

  1. It is cost-free to become a partner with Texas Impact’s Community Partner Program.
  2. Your organization can create opportunities for your clients, at times and dates that best accommodate both your schedule and theirs.
  3. This partnership expands your outreach into the community, and provides an added ministry and service to your members.
  4. HHSC provides direct access via the internet from your organization to their state benefits office, providing a seamless and quick submission of applications.
  5. HHSC provides cost-free training for your volunteers so that they may be able to assist your clients effectively and efficiently.
  6. HHSC provides free promotional materials to help with marketing the partnership to the public.
  7. You form a tangible relationship with Texas Impact, the most renown and highly regarded advocacy non-profit organizations in the state, and help needing Texans to find the assistance that they need to improve the quality of their lives.


Major Benefit Programs Available to Needy Texans:

  • SNAP (formerly food stamps) – a federal anti-hunger program administered by the state, and provides assistance for buying food
  • Medicaid – a federal program administered by the state, and provides health insurance for low-income children, pregnant women, families, seniors, and people with disabilities
  • CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) – provides health insurance for children in families not eligible for Medicaid
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) – provides temporary financial help for very low-income children and their parents, to pay for food, clothing, and shelter expenses


Partnership Levels and Extent of Commitment:

The organization may set their own hours for service, and may choose their client base.
            Partnership Level 1:  Self Service Site
            Partnership Level 2:  Assistance Site
 

How To Become A Partner?
Interested in becoming a Community Partner?  It’s easy!
Simply go to the website and fill out the Interest Form:  www.texascommunitypartnerprogram.com


Your Source for Assistance and Support:
Fort Worth Regional Office
Richard Comeau, Regional Director
Community Partner Recruitment Initiative
Richard_comeau@baylor.edu
www.texashunger.org

 

For More Information About the Program:

Community Partner Program
www.texascommunitypartnerprogram.com

Texas Hunger
www.texashungerinitiative.org

Texas Impact
www.texasimpact.org

Texas Association of Community Health Center
www.tachc.org