Allen Community Outreach (ACO) was founded in 1985 by a group of caring community members who provided information and referrals for Allen residents. After a few years, with the growth of the area population along with its needs, ACO began to offer essential human and social services such as food and case management for families in crisis, expanding its reach to also Fairview and Lucas.
Today, ACO is the sole local provider of free comprehensive human services in Allen, and surrounding communities in Collin County, Texas. It has a Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar USA, Inc., and is a Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator. Both organizations provide unbiased information and ratings about U.S.A. nonprofits. The majority of funding for the agency comes from local, individual donations and fundraising activities.
Because of the ongoing commitment from local supporters, private foundations, and business partners, ACO is able to help thousands of individuals and families each year.
Allen Community Outreach does not discriminate based on race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, age, marital/family/parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, political belief or veteran’s status in any of its programs, activities or operations and is committed to providing a welcoming environment for those whom we serve.