The six-month Compassion Waco program includes transitional housing in our on-site apartment community. Residents pay monthly rent that includes all utilities and adhere to housing rules and requirements.
Residents in the Compassion Waco program will work closely with a case manager. The Case Manager provides support and assistance through the building of a service plan that addresses the resident’s strengths, needs, preferences, and aspirations. The Case Manager and resident work together to coordinate and integrate various services and resources needed to meet the resident’s goals.
- On-site low-cost transitional housing
- Financial literacy classes
- Mental health services
- Parenting support and resources
- Recovery programs
- Spiritual development
- Job skills training and career advancement
- GED preparation and testing
- Home buyer education
- Social services application support
We have two residential facilities located on the 1400 block of Austin Avenue. At 1401, Hope House offers 12 apartments in a nearly 15,000-square foot one-story building with a center courtyard and play area. Hope House Too is a one-story duplex behind the Administration Building at 1421 Austin Avenue. Combined, these two facilities provide 14 apartments and a total bed capacity for 60 residents. Hope House also includes a child learning center and care nursery, adult and children’s resource rooms, laundry facility, two storage areas and case managers’ offices.
Compassion’s offices and conference rooms are located in the three-story Jane Meyer Community Center at 1421 Austin. The first floor features an office, a kitchen, community room and dining room. The second floor is used for offices, storage and a room for counseling. Non-essential items are stored in the building’s large basement. All of Compassion’s facilities provide a smoke free environment.
Hope House Transitional Shelter
Compassion is the only transitional homeless facility in Central Texas for families with children. Hope House provides 14 apartments for families. We believe that an apartment living environment – as opposed to community living – promotes personal independence and responsibility. We serve an average of 50 families annually, including approximately 100 children ranging from infancy to 17.