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Beneficiary Organizations

AIM Charities 2016-17 Beneficiary Agencies (20)

Salvation Army McAllen soup kitchen is open 365 days a year, feeding thousands of people annually. The Emergency Shelter is the only one in Hidalgo County that hosts a whole family unit. The Salvation Army also provides hygiene kits for clients, and other basic essentials for those in need.

Silver Ribbon Community Partners provides direct services through one-time per year financial assistance to the elderly and persons with disabilities in Hidalgo and Starr Counties. In addition, SPCP provides community awareness and education on the prevention of abuse, neglect, self-neglect or financial exploitation.

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley serves all 4 counties providing emergency assistance, counseling, and disaster relief. Programs sponsored by Catholic Charities include the Emergency Assistance Program; Homeless Prevention Program; Disaster Relief Program; and the Summer Food Program.

Women Together/Mujeres Unidas has worked to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Hidalgo and Starr Counties since 1987. This organization has consistently provided emergency shelter and supportive services for thousands of victims.

Comfort House is the “care giving team” during palliative end of life care when prognosis is less than four months. Through donations, Comfort House has been providing support for the dying and comfort for the grieving since 1986
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United Way of South Texas’ “Food for the Forgotten” program provides food for 4 school districts that do not have food pantries in their communities. “Project Impact” meets critical needs for families when all other community resources are exhausted.

The Family Hope Center of Penitas focuses on improving the lives of individuals and families in a community experiencing moderate to extreme poverty. The Center offers various services for clients working towards better living environments, including addressing humanitarian aid, and physical needs.

Ronald McDonald House provides accommodations, meals, laundry, and more to families whose seriously ill children are receiving treatment in area hospitals and outpatient clinics. In addition, the Family Room program provides nap rooms, light meals, showers, and laundry in Harlingen and Edinburg.

Salvation Army Harlingen works to relieve human suffering by assisting with practical family needs such as food, clothing, utilities, prescriptions, rent, and preventing homelessness. In addition, the Salvation Army provides disaster relief, gifts, and food for children and senior citizens at Christmas.

Aurora House is a special care facility licensed by the Texas State Department of Health to care for the terminally ill of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Aurora House provides compassionate care for persons in the last phase of incurable disease; assisting in approaching death with dignity, comfort, and peace.

La Posada Providencia is a 24/7 emergency shelter for men, women and families seeking legal asylum. La Posada’s shelter program provides each client with immediate and tangible support in the form of food, shelter, clothing, and medical supplies.

Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry provides food, clothing and housewares for low income families and individuals. In addition, this all-volunteer organization provides baby supplies to
mothers of children up to 2 years old and weekly snack bags for the homeless.

Family Crisis Center provides shelter, and basic essentials for battered victims, and their children, and victims of sexual assault in Cameron & Willacy Counties. Available services also include a 24-hour hotline, temporary shelter, accompaniment to the hospital, police interviews and court proceedings, counseling, and support groups.

Loaves & Fishes provides meals seven days a week in the Bread of Life Dining Hall. The 66 bed Open Arms Homeless Shelter is open 365 days a year. Services provided by Loaves & Fishes also include utility and job placement assistance, and health screenings through its various programs.

Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen provides food service delivery programs after school and during the summer for children (75,000 projected meals), material needs for families such as clothing, shoes, non-food items for Club members and recreation and educational enhancement services for needy children.

Sunshine Haven is a special care facility providing a peaceful, homelike, loving atmosphere where individuals with a terminal diagnosis may die in quiet dignity at no cost to the patient or their families.

Friendship of Women provides temporary emergency shelter, which includes assistance with clothing, food, showers, meals, and case management, as well as a crisis hotline and crisis intervention. In addition, Friendship of Women provides specialized services for clients.

Good Neighbor Settlement House provides hot meals, showers, change of clothes, phone, fax, and copier services for the homeless, the unemployed, and the underemployed. Good Neighbor also provides furniture, clothing, linens, and household items for families and individuals referred by community agencies.

Ozanam Center is a 30 day temporary homeless shelter in Brownsville providing hot meals, case management, after school tutoring, transportation vouchers, clothing, and financial assistance. The Ozanam Center also provides a food pantry for families living in the surrounding area.

United Way of Southern Cameron County “Snack Pack Project” provides children with easy accessible food items over the school holiday break. Most families depend on meals their children receive during school. Participants are identified by school nurses; bags are distributed on the last day of school prior to the break.