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Bastrop County Cares, a nonprofit organization, is a county-wide partnership working to develop comprehensive community initiatives by identifying community priorities, collecting and analyzing data, and bringing together collaborative partnerships that will result in community solutions. We identify large community issues that one organization cannot tackle on its own and build public will, advance policy, and mobilize and leverage funding.

Executive Director Named

The Bastrop County Cares Board of Directors named Norma Mercado as the organization’s new Executive Director. Mercado brings a wealth of community-building experience to the team.

24/7 Dad® Program Launches on April 9

Hey Dads! Join us on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm at the BCC Office, 806 Water Street, Bastrop for the 24/7 Dad program.
24/7 Dad® supports the growth and development of fathers and children as caring, compassionate people who treat themselves, others, and the environment with respect and dignity. This philosophical basis of caring and compassion forms the underlying structure that constitutes the values taught in the 24/7 Dad® A.M. and P.M. programs. Each 24/7 Dad® Program consists of 12 group-based sessions that build on each other and cover a variety of fathering topics – from family history and what it means to be a man, to communication and dealing with anger.

Upcoming Community Events

There are amazing things happening around Bastrop County. Check out our Community Events Calendar to find out more!

Festival De La Cultura- April 27 & 28

Join us in making history at the inaugural ‘Festival De La Cultura’ in Bastrop County, where we celebrate the vibrant Hispanic culture that’s a cornerstone of Texas’s heartland. In collaboration with the City of Bastrop, we’re thrilled to kick off an annual tradition that pays homage to our community’s rich and diverse heritage. This family-friendly festival and Heath and Wellness Rodeo will include an eclectic array of music, art, culinary delights, wellness vendors, and dance.

Be The Change

Resource Directory

Searching for available resources can be overwhelming, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of resources available to Bastrop County residents, sorted so that it’s easy to find what you are looking for.


It’s all about connection. Whether you’re looking for like-minded neighbors to team up around an issue that’s important to you or looking for places to volunteer in Bastrop County, Bastrop Connects will help you make that connection.

Join a Coalition

Work is being done every day to make Bastrop County a better place to live work, pray, learn, and pray. Join a coalition to be part of that change.

Latest News and Updates

Community Calendar

If you’re looking for activities, events, or ways to get involved, we’ve brought them all together in one place!