The Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. is a Community Action Agency that creates solutions that improve people’s lives, homes and communities. Our programs and services to the community help our neighbors establish a foundation for high-quality early & adult education, upward mobility, self-sufficiency, and ultimately the ability to transition out of cycles of poverty.
of individuals are living in households with income below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Children ages 0-17 are hugely impacted. (American Community Survey 5-yr estimate, 2012-2016; U.S. Census Bureau).
struggles with hunger at some point during the year. (Feeding America)
lack a high school diploma or GED (Open Data Network)
Individuals served throughout the year
via programs and services
Transitioned Out of Poverty
**193 – state-mandated threshold
indicated Vocational Training or College Opportunities are a critical need.
identified Affordable Housing as a critical need.
of households are “Under-Banked” and rely on Alternative Financial Services like payday loans or pawn shops for everyday expenses.
Individuals received Scholarships for Vocational Training
Individuals improved their Financial Well-Being.
*108% of targeted goal.
Recently employed individuals retained Jobs for 90+ days
Households Prevented Eviction with Financial Assistance
Estimated dollar value of food donated to the GCCSA Food Pantry from Sam’s Club, Kroger, Whole Foods Market, and ALDI, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank’s Retail Partner Program.
# of households who benefited from the Food Pantry’s Crisis Food Assistance Program
of our Head Start families advanced their careers through Continuing Education, Job & Vocational Training Programs
hours that current and former Head Start/ Early Head Start Parents invested in Volunteerism for the HS/EHS and Adult Programs. (Includes Policy Council, Fatherhood Activities, Classroom Volunteers, etc.)
of GCCSA, Inc Head Start/ Early Head Start children have an ongoing source of continuous, accessible health care
*program year 2018, and Head Start/ Early Head Start 2017-2018 program year data