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The H.O.M.E Initiative

In serving the communities of Garland, Rowlett & Sachse, in partnership with the local school district, we realized there was a great need that was not being addresses.

In any given school year, there are about 1000+ children identified with no permanent residence.  This means the family is living with a relative, in a car or motel or is on the street at the moment.

We also realized that some of these families just needed a partner to help them with resources, growth opportunities and to walk beside them and encourage them along the way.

This is our HOME Initiative - Helping Others thru Mutual Efforts!

We have walked with 11 families since 2019 and all 11 are thriving and helping others now!

We are accepting applications for our next HOME family.

There is opportunity for community support in the following areas:

  • Furnishing for their new home

  • Financial budgeting and training

  • Encouragement

  • Counseling

  • Resources for children and youth

  • Monetary Donations to accomplish some of these things, including deposits on home & utilities.

If you are interested in helping with this Initiative, please email us HERE and let us know how you are willing to help.

Apply for the H.O.M.E Initiative

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY for the HOME Initiative, please click below and complete the application form.

  • We must be able to verify at least 4 month's worth of consecutive employment history.

  • Your children must be in school in Garland Independent School District

  • A completed application form.

Operation Community Outreach (OCO) does not pay any past bills, collections.

OCO does not help secure transportation.

OCO does not takes care of medical bills.

OCO has a budgeted amount of financial assistance for each HOME family.  OCO can only pay to vendors.  We cannot give cash to families directly. We cover rent deposit; first month's rent; utility deposits.

OCO will call upon our resources to help secure needed household items.  

We are excited to be able to help 2-3 families per year.  Our goal is to walk beside you on this journey and support you in this process.

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