KERRKIND, the Kerr County Inter-agency Directory, is a listing of important support, emergency, resource, and hand up agencies, non-profits and organizations serving the Kerr County and surrounding areas communities.
Emergency & Crisis
Other Emergency Services
Children & Youth
Christian Missionary Work
Counseling & Guidance
Drug Prevention (Substance Use/Prevention)
Education & Training
Eldercare & Senior Assistance
Food Assistance & Gardening
Health & Medical Assistance
Legal Assistance & Investigation Service
Mental & Behavioral Health
Referral & Coordination of Services & Government Liaison
Utilities & Other Financial Assistance
BCFS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, KERRVILLE
To provide youth transitioning out of foster care, and other at-risk youth and young adults (ages 13-25), case management, training, and mentoring. To provide parenting classes and support groups to families of children ages 3-17. To provide training and assistance with finding and maintaining employment. To provide affordable housing with transitional living support. We also provide a computer lab with internet access. All services are free.
Ages Served: 13-25
ADDRESS: 1127 East Main, Suite 106, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
PHONE: 830-896-0993; 210-410-4925 (cell)
FAX: 210-208-5259 or 830-428-3508
CONTACT: Tre Geoghegan, Regional Director Community Services Division
COMMUNITY RESOURCE COORDINATION GROUPS
To provide through county-based groups of local partners and community members interagency coordination to parents, caregivers, children, youth, and adults with complex needs to identify and coordinate services and supports. These groups help people whose needs cannot be met by on single agency and would benefit from interagency coordination. These groups strive to meet the person’s and family’s needs with community-based solutions whenever possible. People are referred to CRCGs by a local agency or organization, family or peer representatives, or through their own request. CRCGs partner with people and families to discuss their unique needs, strengths, previous services, and barriers. Ideas are brainstormed for appropriate services and supports, and individualized service plans are created to locate services and supports. Counties served are Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, and Medina.
ADDRESS: 3499 Legion Drive, Kerrville, Texas 78028
CONTACT: Carla Schuster, Chair
To provide counseling and educational programs through the use of HORSES to both individuals and groups. Our organization specializes in addiction recovery and prevention with an emphasis on the impact of trauma, the neuroscience of human/horse brain development and the role relationship plays in the recovery and healing of individuals. We empower the broken hearted with choices that will put them on the courageous path of rebuilding their lives and living and loving from a place of wholeheartedness. It is our belief that we are all hardwired for connection, and it is only through presenting our authentic, imperfect selves to the world that we are able to come truly alive, genuinely connect and then go on to live from a place of purpose.
Eligibility: High school age and higher; the client(s) will be seen as often as deemed appropriate.
ADDRESS: 673 Town Creek, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday by appointment; Weekend group educational programs or family counseling
CONTACT: Malinda Simmons
HCM WIC (WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN)
To provide qualifying pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children with food assistance, nutritional education and breastfeeding support.
Eligibility: To qualify for WIC, the application must meet categorical, residential, income and nutrition risk; if an applicant receives Medicaid or SNAP, they automatically qualify for WIC; must be pregnant or postpartum mother, infant or a child up to the age of 5.
ADDRESS: 826 Sidney Baker Street, Suite 838F, Kerrville, TX 78028 (In the Sidney Baker Plaza)
HOURS: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesday of the month 7:00 am – 5:00 pm; Every Wednesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
CONTACT: Kris Pederson
WEBSITE: www.hillcountrymemorial.org or www.texaswic.org
FACEBOOK: Hill Country WIC
HILL COUNTRY ALLIANCE AGAINST TRAFFICKING (HCAAT)
To provide community awareness of and information on human trafficking. Hill Country Alliance Against Trafficking is a Hill Country community-wide voluntary coalition in which participants represent a variety of community-based organizations & resources that offer services to individuals who are victims of human. HCAAT’s primary interests revolve around community awareness and provision of information relating to prevention, recognition, and intervention to prevent sex trafficking and/or recognize & rescue victims. HCAAT’s aim centers around filling informational needs of Hill Country residents, service providers & identification of gaps in resources in the local area.
LOCATION: HCAAT meetings are open to any individuals with interests and/or expertise in prevention & intervention to promote rescue, healing & recovery of victims of human-sex trafficking.
CONTACT: Pamela J. Haylock, PhD, RN, FAAN
WEBSITE: Under development at this time
HILL COUNTRY COMMUNITY RESOURCE COORDINATION
To provide referral information to children, youth, families, and adults in need in Kerr, Kendall, Bandera, Medina & Gillespie counties as a resource coordination group. CRCG serves any person needing resource/referral information in the counties listed above. CRCG works with ISD’s, MHMR and other private organizations to serve people who still have unmet needs from service providers or for those that “fall through the cracks” of other agencies.
Eligibility: Any person needing resource/referral information in served counties
BCFS (location for meetings on 2nd Tuesdays of each month at 1:30 pm), Second Floor Conference Room
ADDRESS: 1105 E. Main, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Monthly meetings as needed
CONTACT: Gayle Long
HILL COUNTRY CRISIS COUNCIL, INC.—FAMILY—KIDS’ ADVOCACY PLACE
To provide safe-house for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, information and referral to other agencies, crisis intervention for clients, and assistance with legal advocacy issues. Services include trauma-focused counseling.
Eligibility: Domestic violence & sexual assault victims
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 291817, Kerrville, TX 78028 (Location not published)
PHONE: 830-257-7088 ext. 124 OR 1-888-621-0047 (toll free)
CONTACT: Kim Olden
HILL COUNTRY MHDD – KERR MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC
To provide mental health services delivered through a Disease Management Model: Treatment of major depression, bipolar and/or schizophrenia disorders that focuses on an individual’s outcomes, selected services, tools, and strengths in order for them to recover. Outpatient drug and alcohol counseling is offered.
ADDRESS: 955 Water Street, Kerrville, TX 78028
PHONE: 830-257-6553 OR 1-888-445-5232 (toll free)
CONTACT: Shannon Gray, Clinic Director
CRISIS LINE: 877-466-0660
INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICES – HILL COUNTRY MHDD
Hill Country MHDD Center is a Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority (LIDDA). LIDDA services include coordinating & monitoring on-going services, Home & Community-Based Services (HCS) & Texas Home Living Interest Lists, helping students transition from school services to community-based services, and aiding families who are seeking residential services for children & adults. The Service Coordination team coordinates & manages the vast array of services for people diagnosed with intellectual & developmental disabilities. Provider Services support individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities to achieve an interdependent life & live to their fullest potential by providing individualized specialized services.
PHONE: 830-387-5970 (IDD Referral Line for new services)
830-258-5400 (Service Coordination Line)
830-896-4606 (Special Opportunity Center)
KERRVILLE CITIZEN POLICE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
To provide Christmas help to children through the Blue Santa Program. To provide family assistance with monetary or product needs through the Blue Santa 360 Program.
Eligibility: Recipients must be low income or down on their luck. An application is required.
ADDRESS: Kerrville, Texas
HOURS: Available 24/7
CONTACT: Rose Bradshaw, City Liasion
PHONE: 830-377-8948 (Rose’s cell)
FACEBOOK: KCPAAA (Kerrville Citizen Police Alumni Association)
K’STAR YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
K’STAR, Inc. Counseling Center—Haley Salazar, Program Director. 830-896-5404
To provide free youth & family counseling in 14 Hill Country Counties. Individual counseling sessions, family counseling, & parenting classes are offered. An emergency shelter for children is available. K’Star does not assist with monthly financial needs. No professional services or diagnoses are provided.
Ages served: Youth birth to 17 & 19 if still registered in high school & families; a child who has been adjudicated or is on probation is disqualified from the program. Counselors set the schedule based on the client’s needs.
ADDRESS: 1016 E. Main Street (Main Office)—Counseling; PO Box 290962, Kerrville, TX 78029; 216 Market Avenue (Bandera office); Satellite offices: Bandera, Burnet, Blanco, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real & Uvalde counties
HOURS: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday - Friday (Administrative office); Hours vary to accommodate client needs
PHONE: 830-896-5437 (Melody) or 830-896-5404 (Chris)
CONTACT: Melody Lowman or Chris King
EMERGENCY YOUTH SHELTER: 830-896-7293
OPERATION SECOND CHANCE
To provide a program that honors, hosts, recognizes, and entertains wounded warrior families. Our goal is to provide support for the American Military while they are undergoing treatment and rehabilitation and then to further assist them when they transition either back to duty or back to civilian life. Operation Second Chance provides the Annual Kerr County Wounded Warrior Family Hill Country Adventure. Eight wounded warrior families are hosted for a week in Kerrville/Kerr County.
Eligibility: Combat wounded warriors (Purple Heart Award) and honorable discharge with priority to wounded warriors with families
Kerrville & Kerr County, various locations
DAYS OF SERVICE: June 19-24, 2018
PHONE: 830-257-4123 (Doug) or 830-496-1574 (Tony)
CONTACT: Doug Whinnery, Co-Chair
THE PARENTING RESOURCE CENTER
To provide education that teaches responsibility and love without breaking the child’s spirit. Plus, we help provide essentials needed for babies and toddlers. We offer more than 250 unique and private classes: prenatal care, labor & delivery, parenting (including effective discipline), and Bible studies. With each FREE class that a parent participates in, he/she will earn Baby Bucks that are redeemable in our boutique, Sara Elizabeth’s Closet. Items such as diapers, car seats, strollers, play pens, cribs & mattresses, formula & baby food, and limited nursing items can be purchased with Baby Bucks. Our Earn While You Learn program helps mothers and fathers be the best parents they can be. CPS parenting class program is also available at no charge. The Center does NOT provide rental assistance, lodging, gift cards, or utilities assistance.
Eligibility: Parents with children up to 12 years of age; all ages of men and women wanting to EARN WHILE THEY LEARN; twice a week classes can be taken. Services are FREE of charge.
ADDRESS: 718 Alpine Drive, Suite A, Kerrville, TX 78028
HOURS: Mon. – Wed. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thurs. 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Closed Fridays
CONTACT: Sylvia Gonzales, Office Manager
FACEBOOK: The Pregnancy Resource Center