Panhandle Community Services celebrates 55 years of serving the Panhandle


The year 2021 marks the 57th year since the Community Action Network was established to help American families and communities overcome obstacles to poverty. Over 1,000 agencies across the country are working every day to create opportunities and transform the lives of their neighbors making communities stronger and helping families across the US thrive.

“Each May, during Community Action Month, we reflect on the impact Panhandle Community Services and our network has had on families,” said Magi York of PCS. “Last year alone, we served 5,222 families, in the top 26 counties of Texas. 12,712 individuals and over 15 million across the country were served through other community action agencies with immediately needed services such as shelter and food, and also long-term solutions like education and job placement.” Community Action Agencies serve 99% of all-American counties with life-changing services to help families achieve financial stability. All agencies are locally controlled and represented by the private, public, and low-income sectors of the community. “We are proud of our communities’ participation in the development and oversight of our programs,” said Magi York, Executive Director. “Their engagement helps us to be more effective in our approach by determining the most critical need of the Texas Panhandle.” To celebrate the continued success of Community Action and raise awareness throughout the Texas Panhandle, Panhandle Community Services, hosted five lunches across the region to meet with other agencies and assess the needs of our communities in Dumas, Borger, Pampa, Childress, Hereford and will continue in this effort, as a member of the National Community Action Partnership and the Community Action Network, which was born out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.

About PCS: Panhandle Community Services has 14 service centers to assist the entire top 26 counties of Texas. They are a Community Action Agency and work hard, along with community partners, to change lives and lead change while bridging the gap from poverty to self-sufficiency. The organization provides, housing and utility assistance, a rural county bus system, family development and so much more. . Counties served include: Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler