Helping Our Neighbors in Need

The Needs Council coordinates 28 programs to meet the critical needs of children, families and the elderly in Gillespie County. 

We Need You

The Needs Council relies on donations and volunteers from the community to serve the approximately 3,000 men, women and children who seek our assistance each year. 

Crisis Assistance

Assistance is provided for housing, utilities, child care, medications, emergency medical procedures, dental, hearing and vision expenses.

Counseling & Domestic violence support

Victims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse receive critical counseling by licensed professionals. As they get their lives back on track, clients are also provided budgeting, goal-setting and financial planning assistance.

Senior Services

Needs Council volunteers provide “friendly support” to homebound seniors and rides to medical appointments since many have no family nearby. Community members adopt and provide gifts to these seniors and disabled adults at Christmas.

Child & Family Services

Children and their families are provided assistance with coats, school supplies, food, childcare, scholarships, parenting classes and Christmas assistance with the help of many community volunteers.

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Read stories about triumph over suffering. Within our walls, domestic violence survivors find healing, seniors find companionship and hard-working families are given budgeting assistance and much more. 

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