To get live updates from local and county authorities on emergent issues, follow our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wimberleycommunityemergencyresponse
Community Resource Guide
Every other year the Barnabas Connection publishes a free print resource directory listing numerous local resources to assist families, individuals and the elderly.
The directories are available through the Barnabas Connection and can also be picked up at the Wimberley Village Library.
Online Job Connection
The Barnabas Connection hosts a FREE online job posting site for employers and people looking for work through a Facebook group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/wimberleyemployment/ . (Must be a Facebook user to access.) If you are on Facebook, please post your employment opportunity directly in the group. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your job posting and contact information and we will post it for you.
Help us spread the word to local merchants!
Online Local Housing Location Assistance
The Barnabas Connection hosts a FREE online group to help landlords and those looking for housing in the Wimberley Valley connect through a Facebook group –https://www.facebook.com/groups/wimberleyrentals/ . (Must be a Facebook user to access.) If you are on Facebook, please post directly in the group. Or you can email email@example.com with your rental and contact information and we will post it for you.
Help us spread the word to local landlords!
In 2020 the Barnabas Connection established an “Emergency Relief” fund to be used in response to the impact of COVID-19 on our community and any future community emergencies. These funds help cover basic needs such as rent, house payments, medical bills, utility bills, and necessities needed for families and individuals who have lost income and jobs and have been directly impacted by COVID-19 – some of whom have been out of work for months now or have multiple family members suffering from COVID-19.
In 2020 Barnabas was awarded a $25,000 grant from the St. David’s Foundation and an additional $30,000 from an anonymous community member, which was match with $30,000 from our donors, community members, churches, and business.
The Wimberley community has faced unprecedented challenges amidst the pandemic, as evidenced by a 90% increase in calls to our HELPline, and these funds have directly allowed us to continue to serve our neighbors in need. As of October 2020, Barnabas has provided $43,000 in COVID relief to community members in need. We are incredibly thankful to our donors, for helping us continue to serve our neighbors in need.
After the Memorial Day 2015 flood disaster, the Barnabas Connection began providing emergency assistance and ongoing case management and flood recovery and rebuilding assistance. Clients must have lived in the boundaries of Wimberley ISD and had a primary residence impacted by flooding during Memorial Day or the All Saints floods in 2015. To learn more, please contact 512-842-9674.