Senior Assistance Programs
following state agencies help seniors, the elderly homebound and
free of charge or on a sliding scale based on income.
serve the ENTIRE state of
- Aging Services Council of Central
purpose is to ensure that older adults and caregivers have the information and services they need to support themselves and family members as they age.
The membership of the Aging Services Council is diverse and broad-based with faith-based, nonprofit, and public service providers represented.
resourceful guide to help you find elderly charities
and non profit organizations in Texas A complete list of participating senior
members under "Membership".
on Wheels Association of Texas
The Meals On Wheels Association of Texas (MOWAT)
comprises home-delivered and/or congregate meal programs all over Texas. In
just a few short years, MOWAT has made remarkable strides in providing education
and networking opportunities to members and advocating on behalf of seniors and
adults with disabilities in need of nutritional support.
Area Agencies on Aging Directory (AAA)
Created by the federal Older Americans Act, AAA's represent a nationwide network of over 600 senior
program sites. Services include information and referral, case management, nutrition, employment, in-home services, counseling, legal services, senior employment, home repair, pre-admission screening to nursing homes and day health care with an emphasis on ease of access.
For list of Texas services provided by the AAA, click
Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Help
Created to administer long-term services and
supports for people who are aging as well as for people with intellectual and
physical disabilities. DADS also licenses and regulates providers of these
services, and administers the state's Guardianship program. The state office
headquarters is located in the John H. Winters Human Services Complex, 701 W.
51st St., Austin, Texas 78751. The main phone number is 512-438-3011.
Legal Services Center
legal advice, self-help publications and referrals for
Texans over the age of 60 and Texans who receive Medicare
to help them maintain independence and remain in their own home as long as possible.
Money Management Programs for Older Adults
list of non profit organizations that offer daily money management service to help low-income older or disabled people who have difficulty budgeting, paying routine bills, and keeping track of financial matters.
leading senior volunteer service partnership for solving community
problems, strengthening communities and building the capacity of
nonprofit organizations in Texas. Programs include Retired and Senior
Volunteer Program (RSVP), Foster Grandparents and senior companions.
- The Texas
Department of Housing & Community Affairs Comprehensive
Energy Assistance Program - Provides funding
to low-income households for the repair, retrofit and replacement
of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The purpose
of the grant is to help recipients lower energy costs, meet
their energy needs and educate the public about energy efficient
products. CEAP is funded via the federal governments Low-Income
Home Energy Assistance Program. Tel: (877) 399-8939.
AGENCIES BY TEXAS REGION
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- Community &
A private, non-profit agency that offers a variety of programs designed to meet recognized needs in Midland, especially in the older population.
Services include Meals-on-wheels, Homebound Services, Foster Grandparent
Program, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, Midland and Southeast
Meals on Wheels
Provides nutritious home-delivered meals to those who are homebound, elderly, or disabled. Includes program, volunteering, and events.
Lubbock Meals on Wheels delivers meals inside the Lubbock city limits. Some surrounding communities such as Idalou,
TX provide meal deliver through a contractual agreement with Lubbock Meals on Wheels.
Community Services is a non-profit located in the panhandle
of Texas. Based out of Amarillo, Texas, Panhandle Community
Services provides assistance to families and individuals with
a wide variety of programs including transportation, weatherization
and utility assistance.
is made up of people aged 55 or older who have the time and
energy to contribute to the community through volunteer work.
For The Elderly
Serving in and around San Angelo
to serving warm, nutritious meals to the homebound elderly in and
around San Angelo. Through their
supplemental pet food program, elderly clients receive packaged pet food at least twice a month so that their pets can remain a healthy and loving companion.
1999, 'A Time to Share,' has helped serve disabled adults and
seniors in Amarillo during the Christmas time. This year over
200 volunteers donated their time to deliver presents to those
in the community. Shopping carts as full as the hearts of those
who volunteer on this special delivery day. 'A Time to Share'
serves seniors and disabled adults through a partnership with
17 local agencies. For most of the recipients today will be
their Christmas day. Contact Nancy
Haning 806-353-3846 for more information.
The Senior Ambassadors
Coalition was formed in 1998 by members of the community. Persons
of many disciplines who work with or for aging adults
came together to identify service gaps and work together to
meet those needs. Community Resource Coordination Group For
Adults; annual Eldercare Conference; Elder Abuse Awareness;
Hunger Relief Program; Transportation Program; Vials of Life
Program; and an annual Senior Fall Festival. SAC phone number
Program of Meals-on-Wheels & More, Austin, TX
Place is a once week program for individuals with Alzheimer’s
Disease and other types of memory loss and dementia, also serves as a
source of support and rest for caregivers. Our time together provides
each individual an opportunity to be social and have fun, while being
occupied with stimulating and appropriate activities in a warm, safe,
and caring environment. At the same time, caregivers may be ensured a
bit of free time to relax.
Cost Dental Services in the Capital Area
Serving Bastrop, Blanco,
Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson
Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a division
within the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG), provides
quality services to support the health, safety, and well-being
of older individuals in the 10-county Capital Area. This is
accomplished through a variety of programs and activities. Partially
funded by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services,
our services are provided without cost to residents throughout
the 10-county CAPCOG region.
of Central Texas
Serving Austin and Williamson County
AGE of Central Texas is a regional nonprofit organization that provides education and support to people all along the spectrum of growing older, no matter where they are on that journey. Each year, AGE serves over 3,000 older adults and caregivers through its primary interrelated programs: adult day health care, caregiver education and resources, early memory loss support, health equipment lending, and peer-based computer classes for seniors. AGE of Central Texas
also offers the only licensed adult day care programs in Central Texas, with locations in Austin and Round Rock.
Georgetown, Texas and Northern Williamson County
Caring Place, a community based non-profit organization, assist
families in crisis with financial help, food, and clothing which
provides emergency assistance to families in crisis in the following
ways: Financial Assistance: Rent, utilities, medical expenses,
temporary shelter, transportation, other. Non-financial Assistance:
Food, clothing and household items. Feeding Programs: Fresh Food for
Families and Hope. Annual Programs: Coats for Kids, Thanksgiving and
Christmas food distribution.
Texas Advocates for Seniors (CTAS)
Comal, Guadalupe & Hays Counties.
CTAS is an all-volunteer organization established in 2007 to act as a community advocate for senior citizens in Comal, Guadalupe, and Hays counties and their communities. We were granted 501(c)(3) status in 2009.
The organization's membership consists of more than 50 businesses, organizations, and individual members who provide goods and services to senior citizens or support those who do. They serve more than 40,000 families who are dealing with senior care issues in the three counties.
Serving Northern and Central Texas
Northern and Central Texas, Community Services Foundation was established
by the North Texas Chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of
America to provide heating and air conditioning assistance to elderly/disabled,
low income homeowners.
Serving Central Texas
A non-profit that has been serving Central Texas
since 1982. Rates are on a sliding fee scale based on the client’s income. Licensed
by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services to provide Personal
Assistant Services. Guided by the vision that seniors and adults with
disabilities should live in a supportive community with dignity and as much
independence as possible, Family Eldercare provides essential services to
seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers.
the Aging, Needy and Disabled, Inc.
Serving Travis County
H.A.N.D. provides non-medical assistance to support the elderly, people with disabilities, and those recovering from an illness. H.A.N.D. assists clients with daily tasks in order to remain living
independently in their own home. H.A.N.D. is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3)
Connecting Seniors with Medical Care -
Wheels and More is expanding its MediWheels program with help from a grant from
the St. David's Community Health Foundation. MediWheels staff or volunteers
will transport older individuals, living in East Austin, to their medical
appointments. MediWheels also offers cab vouchers to clients who use wheelchairs and
require a wheelchair lift.
Serving Arlington, Collins,
Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall,
Tarrant and Wise counties.
Restore Ability is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in
1977, continues to honor the original
mission to promote independence and enrich the lives of those
we serve. By providing services such as assistance with bathing,
dressing, cooking, cleaning, feeding, and light housekeeping
as well as nursing care and therapies, the primary goal of Helping
Restore Ability is to assist the person served in remaining
in their own homes (and out of institutions such as hospitals
and nursing homes) for as long as possible.
Serving Northeat Tarrant County
Care Corps provides transportation to routine medical appointments,
as well as helping seniors run errands on the weekend. MCCC
provides minor home repair, which can include donating and installing
wheelchair ramps, lawn maintenance, and various other projects.
They do this all free of charge for seniors 65 or older(60 with
a disability) living in Northeast Tarrant County.
Serving Dallas and Collin Counties
Dallas and Collin Counties - Community Dental Care is the largest nonprofit provider of quality, routine and preventative dental care operating twelve area clinics serving senior citizens, low income families, patients with HIV/AIDS and the homeless.
Serving Southern Dallas County
A non-profit senior aid service for Southern Dallas County
serving Oak Cliff, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster.
If you are in need of personal assistance services (not health care) for senior citizens or the physically challenged, we would be honored to serve you. We cannot provide health care, and cannot accept Medicare or Medicaid assignments. As a non-profit church agency, we offer very reasonable rates.
Health Arlington (DHA)
Serving SE Tarrant County
nonprofit organization, which opened its doors in 1993 to provide
access to care for low-income residents of southeast Tarrant County,
Texas. Our mission is to provide preventive and pain relieving services
to low income residents as well as to educate children about good
oral hygiene habits.
Serving Addison, Carrollton, Coppell and Farmers Branch
a non-profit organization committed to caring for seniors as they face either short or long term changes in abilities caused by illness or age. Supportive services such as home delivered meals, home modifications and transportation help seniors live independently.
Caregivers of seniors receive information, education, consultations and support to enhance their ability to meet the needs of aging loved ones.
Pets Assistance Network
Serving Dallas County
The mission of the Seniors Pet Assistance Network (SPAN) is to serve the needs of Dallas County low-income seniors, 67 years and older with basic veterinary care and pet food.
We accomplish this by: Providing financial assistance for basic veterinary care which is defined as annual shots, preventive heart
worm and flea medication. Other veterinary services will be considered on a case by case basis and are contingent on available funds.
Pet food provided by the Aunt Louise's Pet Food Pantry.
- The Senior
Since 1961, The Senior Source has served greater Dallas as the go-to nonprofit for aging services. They
assist older adults at all income levels from the most active to the very frail. People come to us for help with job searches, nursing home advocacy, money management, volunteer opportunities and counseling on any aging issue.
The Senior Source is a United Way service provider.
know of a Texas state agency or non profit organization
that serves seniors, the elderly homebound and their caregivers you would like to see listed, please
let us know.
on Wheels Ministry
- Serving the East Texas counties of Gregg,
Henderson, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood
Meals on Wheels has served the senior citizens
of East Texas since 1973. From its humble beginnings in Tyler, serving 14
people per day, this charitable work has grown tremendously and now reaches six
counties and 55 communities daily. Just last year, over 750,000+ meals were
served by Meals on Wheels.
Meals on Wheels is a 501 (c) (3) charity.
Serving San Antonio
A501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving
senior residents of Bexar County for over 30 years. Founded in 1977 as a joint venture between St. Johns and Grace
Lutheran Church, the agency began
delivering a total of eight meals daily to homebound seniors and established an
adult day care center for five of their senior clients. Programs include: Meals
on Wheels of San Antonio, Grace Place Alzheimer’s Activity Center and Senior
Spring Branch Activity Center / Meals on Wheels
mission of the Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center is to
enhance the lives of seniors through programs involving education,
exercise, social activities, health and communities service
in an environment that provides opportunities for seniors to
remain active and self-sufficient. The Bulverde Spring Branch
Activity Center delivers Meals on Wheels Monday through Friday
to various parts of Comal County. Frozen meals can also be delivered
for the weekend or holidays. Our home delivered meal program
provides hot and nutritious meals for anyone who is home-bound
and qualifies for our program.
Red Cross Transporation Services
Serving Harris and Fort Bend Counties
Red Cross Transportation Services are door-to-door service,
and when necessary, hand-to-hand service. The Red Cross Community
Services program provides non-emergency medical transportation
and is possible because of the investment by the United Way
of the Texas Gulf Coast and donations from individuals, foundations
and corporations. Because the program operates through the generosity
of local donors, capacity is limited. It is best to reserve
a ride at least 2 weeks in advance, and you may reserve up to
30 days in advance.
Ministries aniMeals on Wheels
the Houston area
aniMeals on Wheels program was founded so that home-bound seniors
on Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s Meals on Wheels for
Greater Houston program would not feel compelled to share their
limited food and resources with their four-legged friends. IFM collects
donated pet food that volunteers deliver each month to seniors.
Arms Senior Services
Serving the Houston Area
Sheltering Arms Senior Services is a nonprofit organization committed to the health and well-being of older adults and their family caregivers. Annually
they serve more than 68,000 seniors and their caregivers through In Home Care, Geriatric Care Management & Consultation, Lifeline Medical Alert, Case Management, Adult Day Care, Housing and Energy Management, and Telephone Reassurance.
Specilialized Transporation for Harris County.
is a great option for people for whom public transportation
is either unavailable or inaccessible — helping eligible residents
make doctor’s appointments, do grocery shopping or otherwise
just get around and remain independent. RIDES is a curb-to-curb
subsidized program that allows eligible customers and participating
agencies to purchase transportation services at a significant
discount. The customer/agency pays 50% of the total trip cost.
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