In a tight knit community like Lake Travis, we’re blessed to have great neighbors. That’s why we’d like to thank a special organization in the area who lives up to their mission, “love one another.”
Each year, Lake Travis Crisis Ministries assists approximately 2,000 families (6,500-7,000 individuals) by distributing over 70,000 pounds of food. And they write about $10,000-$15,000 worth of checks to help cover utility and living expenses for families in need.
Run solely by volunteers and donations, Lake Travis Ministries offers food, financial aid, prayer and counseling, access to social workers, as well as referrals to other resources for families that live within the boundaries of Lake Travis ISD.
In Times of Crisis
All board members, donors and volunteers understand it is often difficult for those in crisis to seek assistance. The Lake Travis Crisis Ministries always provides a warm, caring and nurturing environment that lives up to their mission. By offering financial, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual guidance, they help our neighbors in need.
The Lake Travis Crisis Ministries was founded in 1988 as a food pantry to offer assistance to single mothers living in the Lake Travis area. Pam Wolfe has served as the President of the Lake Travis Crisis Ministries since 2007, but many of the current volunteers such as Sue Ellen Martin, Carolyn Parsons, and Mary Whitaker have been working with the ministries since it’s birth or shortly thereafter.
Community & Collaboration
The Lake Travis Crisis Ministries works closely with Travis County to offer residents in distress access to a licensed social worker once a week, typically on Thursday mornings during business hours.
Lake Travis Crisis Ministries also collaborates with the Texas Workforce Solution Center to help residents find suitable employment options and they display current job postings in their welcoming office reception area.
Other services provided include: free monthly legal clinics, free eye exams, free dental clinics, opportunities to talk with student nurses regarding health and wellness matters. They also help supply shoes, backpacks, and school supplies for area students each fall.
Ladies of Charity Lake Travis
Lake Travis Crisis Ministries is truly a grassroots organization that relies 100% on donations, churches, local business support and volunteers. They receive no governmental funding and they do not actively pursue any fundraising.
The Ladies of Charity Lake Travis Thrift Shop — one of LT’s favorite thrift shops — helps support and offset some of Lake Travis Crisis Ministries costs. When you donate or shop here, you can feel extra good about it.
How You Can Help
Food, toiletry, pet food, household items such as heaters and fans as well as monetary donations are always welcome.
Additionally, service volunteers such as medical, dental, legal, etc. are greatly appreciated. Plus, gently used clothing, shoes, accessories and household items can be donated to Ladies of Charity Lake Travis Thrift Shop located at 1508 RR 620 S., Ste 105.