Guide to the wide range of free or low-cost services available to serve older adults and their families in the state.
Bay Area Meals on Wheels
We deliver meals to the homebound Monday through Friday from Christus St. John Hospital Nassau bay, Texas. Since 1982 we have been delivering hot meals and sack lunches to our clients. At present we are delivering an average of 62 clients 5 days a week. We are an all volunteer organization from the board of directors and coordinators to our daily drivers, and substitutes. Covers parts of Galveston County that are within the Clear Creek ISD such as Bacliff, Kemah, and League City. Tel: (281) 326-3336.
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.
The AniMeals on Wheels program was founded so that home-bound seniors on Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houstons 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 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 offers specialized transportation services for Harris County. Services are a great option for people for whom public transportation is either unavailable or inaccessible helping eligible residents make doctor 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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