Community Services Division
The Community Services Division (CSD) serves individuals and families in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties. The CSD consists of five main programs: Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Area Agency on Aging (AAA), 2-1-1 Area Information Center of Southeast Texas, Special Needs Programs and CSBG – Transition Out of Poverty (TOP). Case Management is available through some of these programs for seniors, persons with disabilities and families. As funding allows, there is assistance for emergency bill payments, weatherization, in-home provider services, caregiver support, senior nutrition and transportation services, and support for families living in poverty to earn higher education and employment. Additionally, the division offers advocacy for nursing home and assisted living residents, Medicare and Medicaid navigation, money management, leadership through the South East Texas Coalition for the Homeless (SETCH) and information and referral to over 600 social service agencies in the region. Eligibility for the different CSD programs varies based on granting agency requirements.