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Texas Senior Assistance Programs

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The following state agencies help seniors, the elderly homebound and
caregivers free of charge, or sliding scale based on incom
e.

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West Texas | Texas Panhandle Plains | Texas Hill Country
North Texas | East Texas | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast

State Agencies That Serve ALL of Texas

  • Aging Services Council of Central Texas
    Their 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.
  • Elderly Texas Charities
  • A resourceful guide to help you find elderly charities and non profit organizations in Texas A complete list of participating senior care provider members under "Membership".
  • Meals 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. 
  • Texas 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 here.
  • Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Help for Texans
    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. 
  • Texas Legal Services Center
    Free legal advice, self-help publications and referrals for Texans over the age of 60 and Texans who receive Medicare t
    o help them maintain independence and remain in their own home as long as possible.
  • Texas Money Management Programs for Older Adults
    A 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.
  • Texas Senior Corps
    The 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.
  • Air Conditioning Assistance  - 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

If you 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.

WEST TEXAS

  • Community & Senior Services - Midland
    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 Senor Center.

PANHANDLE PLAINS

  • Lubbock 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.
  • Meals For The Elderly - Serving in and around San Angelo
    Dedicated 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.

CENTRAL TEXAS

  • Mike's Place - A Program of Meals-on-Wheels & More, Austin, TX
    Mike's 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.
  • Age 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.
  • The Caring Place - Serving Georgetown, Texas and Northern Williamson County
    The 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.
  • Central Texas Advocates for Seniors (CTAS) - Serving 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. 
  • Community Services Foundation - Serving Northern and Central Texas
    Serving 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.
  • Family Eldercare - 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. 
  • Helping 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)
  • Meals-on-Wheels "MediWheels" Program
    Connecting Seniors with Medical Care - Meals on 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.

NORTH TEXAS

  • Helping Restore Ability - Arlington, TX
    Helping Restore Ability is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1977, exists to promote independence and enrich the lives of people of all ages with any type of disabling condition. Helping Restore Ability educates, advocates, enriches and enables the lives of individuals, throughout the entire state of Texas, who otherwise may be confined to nursing homes. We provide in home supports for over 700 people with disabling conditions throughout the state of Texas to allow people to remain in their homes and out of institutional settings such as hospitals and nursing homes. Our 1, 700 attendants provide assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, cooking, and housekeeping, primarily for people who qualify for governmental assistance. Moreover, we provide support for a myriad of other programs, including day camps for disabled children, care giving staffing, training centers, assisted living support and hospital respite care. 
  • Community Dental Care - 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.
  • Community Services Foundation - Serving Northern and Central Texas
    Serving 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.
  • Community Senior Services - 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.
  • Dental Health Arlington (DHA) - Serving SE Tarrant County
    A 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.
  • Senior Adult Services - 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.
  • Seniors 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 Source  - Greater Dallas
    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.

If you 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.

EAST TEXAS

    Meals on Wheels Ministry, Inc. - 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.

SOUTH TEXAS

    Christian Senior Services - 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 Companion Program.

    Meals-On-Wheels of Bulverde Spring Branch
    Provides a well-balanced nutritious hot meal with a volunteer out to home bound senior's and the disabled Monday through Friday in the Western Comal Bulverde Spring Branch area. It is also our mission to assist in their needs for out reach service's for resources. Our constant community partnership is also our goal to help them get as much support to continue living independently,  alleviate depression and encourage social interaction.

TEXAS GULF COAST

  • American Red Cross Transporation Services - Serving Harris and Fort Bend Counties
    All 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. 
  • InterFaith Ministries aniMeals on Wheels - Serving the Houston area
    The 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. 
  • Sheltering 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.
  • RIDES - Specilialized Transporation for Harris County.
    RIDES 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.

If you know of a Texas state agency that serves seniors, the elderly homebound and their caregivers you would like to see listed, please let us know.


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