Fixed-income families living in cars in need of motel-stay funds

The mobile resource center is operated by Be Well Victoria in collaboration with Mid-Coast Family Services and several other organizations. 

Mobile Resource Center

VICTORIA, Texas – At the May monthly Victoria Area Homeless Coalition meeting Thursday morning, Trish Hastings with Christ’s Kitchen said the amount of people they serve has dropped from 900 to 1,000 a day to about 600 now.  

Hasting said the best news for them is the mobile community resource center that is underway. 

The mobile resource center is operated by Be Well Victoria in collaboration with Mid-Coast Family Services and several other organizations. 

It’s available every Wednesday during lunchtime and on the most recent Wednesday, resource center workers met with about 50 residents in need. 

She said it’s been exciting to watch homeless residents not only get fed but also get connected to the resources they need, assistance such as forms of identification, birth certificates, and rental help is available for people in need at the mobile center. 

“If anybody has motel money, please let us know,” Hastings said. “Because we have tons of people requesting just one or two nights until they get their check on the 28th or the 1st, that’s been big.”

Hastings referred to individuals and families on a fixed income who are homeless or couch surfing waiting for their monthly payment. 

She also shared during the meeting a circumstance of a family that was living in their car and now thanks to the Salvation Army opening up their family room, the family has a place to stay. 

The family consists of a father that is an amputee with three kids, and an adult daughter with two children of her own.

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