Advocacy Outreach helps build successful people and families with the resources to take care of their own needs, both immediate and long-term, and the ability to advocate for themselves in the community, schools and the workplace. Our Mission is to facilitate social change and justice through advocacy and a provision of services to the poor and disenfranchised in Bastrop County and surrounding rural areas.
Advocacy Outreach provides assistance to residents and families in need in Bastrop County. Assistance with basic needs, utility payments, diapers, rental deposits and other essential needs; is dependent on availability of funds.
Advocacy Outreach was founded in 1992 with a mission to address the crisis needs and long term goals of Central Texas families striving to increase their economic stability. A Board of Directors comprised of representatives from the social service fields of mental health, domestic violence, disabilities and HIV/AIDS recruited volunteer attorneys and paralegals to develop an advocacy program which helped with issues such as Social Security disability benefits applications and appeals, divorces, estate planning and discrimination. Board members and volunteers quickly realized that homelessness and hunger were serious problems for disabled or displaced individuals involved in lengthy legal processes and they began to seek additional resources. Americorps VISTA sent in a team of grant writing experts who helped the grassroots organization add programs that prevented families from losing housing. The original founders were Sallie Humphries Wagner, Debra Brackin Wardell and Beth Rolinson Besson. The first VISTA grant writing team members were Peg McIntosh, Bob Evans, and the late great Wes Bennett.
200 - A Depot St.
Elgin, 78621, TX
Accessible Location: No
|Type of Organization||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Categories||Advocacy, Emotional Support, Financial, Health & Fitness, Prescription Assistance|
|Spanish Services Offered?||No|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||All ages|
|Disability Categories||Developmental Disability, Genetic Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, Medical Condition, Mental Health Disorder, Physical Disability|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||Yes|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses|
|Is this a statewide service?||No|