Our Programs Change Lives
The Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. (GCCSA, Inc.) is a non-profit organization that serves the most vulnerable populations of Greater Houston. Founded in 1965, GCCSA, Inc. provides diverse programs designed to eliminate the inhibitive conditions of the under-resourced populations of Harris County, Galveston County, and Brazoria County.
“My family and I were so grateful for GCCSA’s assistance with our rent. No other agency was willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. You not only helped us keep our home, but provided encouragement and support. It propelled me out of depression and I got a job! Thank you and may you all have continued blessings.”C Miles
Opportunities for Success
One pandemic and intense challenges in the economy won’t stop our determination! GCCSA Champions are continuing to serve Greater Houston by providing new programs and tried and true services that meet our constituents where they are – on paths to success! Take a look and see what we’ve been working on this year.
GCCSA has welcomed new community partnerships in 2022. With the North East Partners in Power Partnership Program, we’re able to target some of the most resource-insecure zip codes in Harris County. Together in the PiP Partnership Program, GCCSA will be providing support services, job training and financial coaching to specifically benefit key areas of Houston. Soon, we’ll be able to open these targeted services to additional areas that need greater resources.
We are partnering with new collaborator Ace Trucking Academy to provide a much-needed and sought-after vocational opportunity for qualified area residents. The Academy’s training and curriculum brings together the high demand for certified commercial drivers and the ready supply of under-employed persons who have come to us for job training and guidance. The Commercial Driving License (CDL) training partner program starts on September 19, 2022, at the Academy’s westside location. GCCSA is offering 20 spots for this Agency-sponsored inaugural CDL class. All qualified GCCSA-enrolled participants will receive vocational scholarships that cover the costs of tuition and fees.
Our Head Start & Early Head Start team is pleased to bring Story Time with GCCSA back to the community for another school year! In the coming months, prepare to delight in more colorful stories from authors like Carlos Gonzalez (who will read his book Josh the Frog and the Missing Lily Pads to our early scholars!) and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. It’s going to be another exciting year of storytelling for us all!