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Noemi Guerra has been selected as the new BCACH Director. Noemi brings experience and understanding of our organization, having worked with the migrant education program she identified the needs families encounter with their migratory lifestyle and provided guidance to obtain economic stability. Noemi graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2019 with a B.S. in
In a heartwarming gesture of community support, seniors in Elgin were pleasantly surprised with care packages filled with essential winter items just in time for the onset of chilly weather. As temperatures dropped, Strait Gate Fellowship Baptist Church (SGFBC) partnered with Bastrop County Cares (BCC). Mrs. Alicia Elam, who is the Director of Community Leadership
On Friday, November 10, 2023, the Change Agents and Parent Ambassadors of Bastrop County Cares gathered for a transformative experience at the “Sit A Spell” Community Asset Building and Training. Facilitated by Ronnie & Ty McDonald of The Raunch Group, this event marked a pivotal moment for these community leaders dedicated to making a positive
The Holy Currencies Retreat held on September 29th was nothing less than Awesome! Bastrop County Cares expresses our sincere appreciation for all attendees. During the retreat we were able to have a conversation regarding the needs of our churches as well as the assets and programs of our congregations. We had representation from churches in
Dear BCC Community, On behalf of the Bastrop County Cares Board of Directors, I am thrilled to announce that the BCC Board of Directors named Norma Mercado BCC’s new Executive Director. Norma will begin her new role later this month. Norma is strategic and focused and will build on the existing strengths of the organization to
The Nourish Coalition would like to share a big thank you to St. David’s Foundation for a generous donation of gift cards to be distributed to organizations conducting food service work! Since September, we have distributed gift cards to food pantries and other food service entities in Bastrop, Caldwell, and Williamson Counties. We appreciate St.
Bastrop Accountable Communities for Health (BCACH) Partners are fortifying and optimizing their collective efforts in advancing cross-partner alignment and solutions in Bastrop County to continue addressing economic stability. Shao-Chee Sim recently reported on behalf of the Episcopal Health Foundation Board of Directors that they have approved funding authorization to continue the TACHI initiative in 2024-2025.
Bastrop County Cares expanded its team in hiring Change Agents, community partners that will support their local communities. Please join us in welcoming (LtoR) Cella Espinoza, Martin Gonzales, Lilly Carreno, Judy Alba, Shawanda Stewart, Andy Esquivel, Matilda Hernandez, and Krissy Voutas! Change Agents (CAs) are trained to help their neighbors find access to the health
Women under 40 in Central Texas now have access to receive free breast cancer screening and diagnostics. Breast Health Initiative chaired by Dr. Linda Ornelas – Wilson understands the importance of education and awareness impact on promoting early detection of breast cancer and increasing access to screening for women in Bastrop County. To detect cancer