About The Barnabas Connection
The Barnabas Connection is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a board of directors with members from the community at large and ecumenical partners.
The Barnabas Connection provides health and human services, client advocacy, and community education.
Barnabas has grown to include:
- Advocacy with local utility providers and county and government services
- Annual events that provide for specific community needs, and
- Direct financial assistance to clients.
Barnabas Connection, PO Box 145, Wimberley, Texas 78676
Main Admin Number: 512-847-1664
Telephone Based Resource Referral: 512-842-9674
How The Barnabas Connection Started
The Barnabas Connection developed as a result of a Wimberley UMC (WUMC) Sunday school class that, in 2004, began helping a family with basic needs connect with critical resources that improved their lives in a significant way.
This experience inspired a vision to create a volunteer-based outreach program that provides information and access to health and human resources for individuals and families in need of basic services through a local phone line.
The Barnabas Connection Program Director began working to implement services on June 1, 2004, and volunteers began answering calls on the phone line on August 9, 2004.
Over the first year or two, volunteers responded to 20 to 30 calls per month and provided referrals for various health and human service options from a printed resource guide.
Today, the office at the church has moved to a public office in town, hosting staff and volunteers. And Barnabas volunteers can respond to an average of 6 to 8 calls per day, with up to 12 calls daily and an average of 100 calls per month. Volunteers now provide referrals via an online software database created specifically for our program. This software program provides an array of referrals based on the caller’s issues and compiles and tracks caller information, data and activity. Read More.Contact Barnabas Connection for More Information!