Join the Community Partners Program Today!

 There’s a new way for faith communities to help needy Texans get food, medical and other benefits. Texas’ Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC) has launched it’s statewide Community Partner Program, a great way for local organizations to serve their communities more effectively. The Community Partner Program is an innovative new program allowing faith and community based organizations to provide information and application assistance for state social services to eligible Texans.  

The program is free to participate in and all your group needs is a computer with an internet connection. The Community Partners will receive training, certification for staff and reports that show how many people you are helping. The Community Partner Program is possible due to HHSC’s work to update the state’s eligibility system.

The newly updated system now allows Texans to apply online for food benefits, medical assistance through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Program, and cash assistance to help pay for food, clothing and housing costs. Eligible Texans can apply and manage their accounts at Applicants have access to services 24/7, providing self-service options, and reducing office visits.

Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, Texas Association of Community Health Centers and Texas Impact have partnered with HHSC to recruit and educate organizations about this exciting new opportunity.  Texas Impact's focus to reach out to Texas faith communities and educate them on how they can help the new system serve Texans by enrolling in the Community Partner Program.

The first step to joining the Community Partner Program is to fill out an interest form, then complete a Memorandum of Understanding between your organization and HHSC that clearly defines your respective responsibilities. You can find both documents at

Join the Community Partner Program today to help make a positive difference for Texas in need! To learn more about the program and how your faith community can get involved please contact  Scott Atnip at or Andrea Earl at