Could you live on $565 a month?
Thousands of families and older adults live at or below the
poverty level. Their income is immediately consumed with the basic
needs of survival for themselves and their families…shelter,
utilities and food. Their struggle to survive is constant. Before a
neighborhood can prosper and attain stability, individuals and
families need to be self-sufficient in order to maintain a stable
Star light, star bright, we thank the wonderful people who donated much needed items to the Center
Did You Know?
The Center provides assistance for 8 of the top 10 most requested needs as reported by United Way's 2-1-1 Information and Referral Line.
The Center is one of the top three agencies providing multiple client assists from a single site.
Legal: The only agency with a staff attorney who specializes in the legal needs and issues of the elderly, and provides free legal counsel to seniors and clients of the Center.
Volunteers: 175 volunteers assist the Center on a regular monthly basis averaging 562 ½ hours each month. We couldn't open our doors without them!
Transportation: The Center is the only agency providing both the one-ride bus tokens at half price and the reduced fare monthly bus passes.
Food: CLients of the Center may come twice a month for food assistance. This is particularly critical with so many individuals unemployed. Many children don't get the free meal program when schools are closed for the summer and during holidays, adding to their parent's financial burden of needing to provide additional food. Money spent on food purchases can be applied to other living expenses.