CAC partnered with Entergy Texas and Howard Hughes for the Secret Santa project


The Community Assistance Center (CAC) has teamed up with Entergy Texas and Howard Hughes Corporation to bring holiday cheer to Montgomery County residents in need through Operation Secret Santa. The holidays can be especially challenging for individuals and families, as neighbors choose between putting food on the table or keeping the lights on and the water running. The purpose of Operation Secret Santa is to help CAC customers who are Entergy customers receive help with their utility bill and get families back on track to self-sufficiency.

The Community Assistance Center (CAC) welcomed Eliser Viamontes, President and CEO of Entergy Texas and Jim Carman, Houston Region President with Howard Hughes on Operation Secret Santa, to surprise neighbors coming in for utility assistance appointments. Surprise, joy, and even tears of relief can be heard throughout the block as Entergy Texas and Howard Hughes brightened the spirits of 11 families in need by providing zero credit on their Entergy bill. To continue spreading holiday cheer, members of the Community Help Center Board of Directors have participated in Operation Secret Santa, blessing families with Christmas bags filled with candy, blankets, and family toys.

“Our vision at CAC is to strengthen Montgomery County one neighbor at a time and what that means is that we are here to help our neighbors overcome barriers to a more stable and self-sufficient place,” said Jennifer Hoeven, President and CEO. Community Help Centre. “Operation Secret Service is a great opportunity to give our neighbors some breathing space, especially during the holidays, and we are so grateful to our wonderful partners at Entergy Texas and Howard Hughes for making this possible.”

The mission of the Community Assistance Center (CAC) is to provide resources to meet basic needs and improve the quality of life for our neighbors in Montgomery County. The organization provides practical solutions that enhance self-sufficiency for county residents threatened by an unforeseen crisis while ensuring an attractive and supportive environment for our neighbors as they seek assistance services. CAC provides financial and basic needs assistance with rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, emergency shelter vouchers, prescription services, back-to-school assistance, transportation vouchers, food, clothing, education, disaster recovery, and case management. All programs offered by CAC are made possible through collaborations with corporate, congregation, civic group, and individual community partners who provide services focused on self-sufficiency and long-term stability solutions.

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