Our Senior Program provides support and resources to help seniors
Your gifts to Catholic Charities allow us to preserve dignity for low income seniors to maintain their independence. With your support, we pay a senior’s utility bill so they can keep their lights burning or heat their homes. Thanks to your kindness, a senior can afford the medication they need to avoid life-threatening medical conditions. Seniors don’t have to experience hunger because your gifts provide enough nutritious food to eat.
All these good works are made possible through our Senior Program, which serves seniors throughout Harris, Fort Bend and Galveston counties. Senior Program staff visit clients in their homes to see firsthand the conditions in which they’re living. It’s not uncommon for us to find clients living in unsafe or unhealthy situations, because they can’t afford to fix them.
With your contributions, we’re often able to get simple repairs done or take other measures to correct problems. The Senior Program monitors the wellbeing of each client to provide ongoing support. In addition to providing services directly from Catholic Charities, we also connect them with other resources in the community that can improve quality of life.
Your support is allowing us to expand our services. We are beginning to counsel seniors on the benefits they already receive, such as social security, and benefits to which they may be entitled, like SNAP, formerly known as food stamps.
Thank you for putting compassion in action to make life easier for one of our most vulnerable populations.