ROCK has assembled a small task force to evaluate a phased plan to re-open our facility to the public and to resume classes. With our Core Value of Safety in mind, we are actively consulting with medical professionals and key stakeholders to do so. We will continue to update you as this plan develops in the coming days and weeks.
Dear ROCK Family,
ROCK is grateful for all the love and support our donors, sponsors, participants, families, ROCKateers, board members, and staff have given us for over twenty-one years. Each day YOU enable us to improve independence and life skills in partnership with the horse to over 400 participants and their families. We want to give you an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it pertains to ROCK.
In compliance with the Williamson County Stay Home Stay Safe order signed by Judge Bill Gravell directing all non-essentials businesses to close and for individuals in the county to shelter in place until April 30, 2020 and the statewide directive to close schools for the remainder of the school year by Governor Abbott on April 17, classes at ROCK have been suspended indefinitely. We will continue to evaluate when it is safe to resume classes on an ongoing basis. ROCK staff has also begun to work from home whenever possible while a limited crew of essential staff remain on-site daily to care for the horses and facility. Finally, we have rescheduled our 14th Annual Barn Dance for June 13 with the hope it will be safe to hold our event on this date.
To ensure the safety of our stakeholders, we will continue to follow all CDC guidelines, Williamson County and state orders. As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change daily, ROCK is committed to keeping you informed of our plans going forward. We know this is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone, and if there is anything ROCK can do for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Finally, we thank you for your understanding and continued support. It is in times like these we seek courage and support from the community to help us navigate the road ahead. Stay tuned for updates. We look forward to getting back in the dirt as soon as possible.
Updated: April 6, 2020
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Austin Tenants Council
Housing issues & advocacy
The Christi Center
Online grief counseling and loss support
The Caring Place
Fresh Food for Families on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays @ 9AM
Georgetown Housing Authority
Affordable housing solutions
Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
Georgetown ISD Food Service
Meals will be provided Monday through Friday from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.:
This meal program is designed for students under the age of 18.
Hill Country Ministries
Mobile Pantry from 12-2PM; Drive-thru only in the following locations:
- Monday – Bethany United Methodist Church: 10010 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78750
- Tuesday – Good News United Methodist Church: 1610 E New Hope Dr, Leander, TX 78641
- Wednesday – RockPointe Church: Liberty Hill 170 Co Rd 214, Liberty Hill, TX 78642
- Thursday – RockPointe Church: Leander 1070 Co Rd 177, Leander, TX 78641
- 1st & 3rd Saturday – Life Church: 1393 E Woodview Dr, Leander, TX 78641
- Suicide Prevention
- Sexual Assault Hotline
- Domestic Violence Hotline
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to
741741 (US), 85258 (UK), 686868 (Canada)
Lonestar Circle of Care
Health care clinics
Round Rock Area Serving Center
Fresh food for families: Mon, Wed, and Fri from 11-2; Drive-thru only
Financial support for rent, utilities, and prescriptions available