Community Needs Assessment

Panhandle Community Services (PCS), a community action agency serving 26 counties in the Texas panhandle, undertook the most rigorous community needs assessment process in its history during 2018. This report documents the needs assessment process, results, analysis and strategies the agency will employ to address unmet or under-met needs of low-income families and the communities in which they live. The purpose of this plan is to guide the agency in decision-making, strategizing, and moving forward with the development of the agency. In the process of developing this document, PCS set no agenda except to provide a solid, unbiased assessment of the needs in the region and then present a plan of action to provide the greatest community impact through PCS service programs.