When Sandra lost her job she was quickly overwhelmed with rent and utility bills. Needing a place to go, she found the Austin Shelter for Women and Children (ASWC) operated by The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army helped Sandra find funds to fix her car, paving the way for her to secure employment. She participated in job training through AARP and soon established permanent employment at AARP’s headquarters. Through Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, she found her own senior living apartment. Because of these supportive services, Sandra is today a positive, energetic and confident woman who wants to help other senior citizens gain employment and housing as she has.
Jo constantly worries about making ends meet. The 86-year-old widow struggles to get by on a small, monthly Social Security check. But Ms. Macdonald doesn't fret about food. That's because every weekday, one of Meals on Wheels and More's dedicated volunteers delivers a hot, nutritious meal right to her doorstep. Ms. Macdonald also receives, once a week, a seven-day supply of frozen breakfasts. "I don't know how I'd eat without Meals on Wheels," she says. "Meals on Wheels does more than nourish my body. They also nourish my soul. They help me keep my independence."