About Us

Our History

Incorporated in 1971, Community Action Corporation of South Texas (CACOST) is a private 501 c (3) nonprofit with 49 years of progressive and uninterrupted experience providing high quality services to South Texans.

As one of the largest and leading multi-service Community Action Agencies (CAA) in Texas, CACOST provides services across a 16-county service area that stretches over 18,000 sq. mi.


We envision a vibrant community where everyone has access to quality health care, education, housing and employment.


Our mission is to continuously improve the lives of South Texans by providing high quality health care, education, housing and economic opportunities to reduce poverty through services and partnerships.

Core Values

Our commitment to the values that guide our decisions and our behaviors.


A COMMITMENT to accept our individual and team responsibilities and meet our commitments.


A COMMITMENT to practice the highest ethical standards by being honest and doing what is right.


A COMMITMENT to collaborate through the exchange of ideas and multiple skill sets in order to achieve the agency's mission.

Quality Service

A COMMITMENT to serve our community needs and interests through exceptional services and partnerships.


A COMMITMENT to achieve a workplace where problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership result in the ongoing improvement of the agency which allows us to provide a quality of service that surpasses ordinary standards.