Senior Assistance Center

Our Mission The Senior Assistance Center has provided valuable services to vulnerable senior citizens since 1981.  Our mission is to promote the self-sufficiency of all seniors in Colorado and to ensure that no senior goes without the necessities of life, including food, shelter, and public services.

During the last fiscal year, the Senior Assistance Center (SAC) continued to provide financial assistance to seniors to prevent eviction, utility shutoff and for medical equipment. SAC also provided food at our food bank, clothing, blankets and other services as shown below.

  • Kept 22 families from becoming homeless
  • Kept utilities connected for 324 families
  • Provided emergency food assistance to 355 families

During the year the SAC:

  • Distributed 8,561 bags of food
  • Provided 22 wheelchairs or other medical equipment
  • Provided 1,160 seniors with clothing or blankets
  • Distributed 653 government commodities
  • Distributed 2596 bus token
  • Delivered 2193 Meals on Wheels
  • Distributed 307 tickets to cultural or sporting events

In addition to those services the 19 staff members of SAC and over 365 volunteers provided the senior community with information and referral, gave on-the-job training and offered a senior citizens job program. Community members and our Board of Directors volunteered an estimated 6,792 hours in the last fiscal year.

MISSION & VISION

Our  mission of the Senior Assistance Center is to promote the self-sufficiency of all senior citizens in Colorado, to ensure that no senior citizen goes without the necessities of life, including food, shelter, and public service.

ON SITE FOOD BANK

We have had an onsite Food Bank helping Seniors for over 34 years. Each Thursday between 10:00 AM – 12:00PM the Senior Assistance Center distributes food to our seniors.

MOBILE FOOD BANK

Our mobile food bank volunteers & staff distribute food to homebound seniors.  We transport food goods weekly to over 125 seniors living in affordable senior housing complexes.  Our goal for 2015 is to continue to serve over 500 seniors weekly.

 

Click here to access Mobile Food Bank schedule.

UTILITIES ASSISTANCE

There are times in everyone’s lives when they are in need of financial assistance.  Due to the rising cost of utilities it is easy to understand how one can fall behind on bills.  If you are a senior that is faced with a disconnection notice or if you have fallen behind on your bill, we can help.

Support the SAC by shopping at Amazon Smile.

When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate to SAC .  Support us when you shop Amazon by logging on to Amazon using this url –  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2270678  or click on the button below.  We thank you for your continued support.

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Driven to Donate partners with SAC. Senior Assistance Center offers vehicle donation program

Do you have an old car, truck, or motorcycle that you’re not using any more? By donating your unwanted vehicle to the Senior Assistance Center you will receive a great tax deduction while providing a significant donation in support of our programs.

The Senior Assistance Center is partnering with Driven to Donate, operated by Step 13, a nationally-recognized recovery program in downtown Denver that offers men the opportunity to overcome drug and/or alcohol addiction through a program that requires sobriety, work, and accountability. The men at Step 13 help process donated vehicles, providing them with the dignity of work, while they work hard to maximize the value of each donated vehicle.

Donating our vehicle could not be easier. The program includes free towing, and any vehicles, whether they are running or not, are gratefully accepted. You will receive all required forms to claim the tax deduction for the sale price of your vehicle.

You can donate your vehicle online by visiting DriventoDonate.org or by calling 303-296-9020.

Thank you for your support of the Senior Assistance Center.

Sacred Heart House of Denver

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We would like to thank Sacred Heart House of Denver http://www.sacredhearthouse.org for their ongoing support of the Senior Assistance Center. We have been benefiting from their generous donations of food and toiletry items for the last 2 years. It is truly an honor and a privilege to work together with another nonprofit and continue to help our vulnerable clients.

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Senior Assistance Center
2839 W 44th. Ave.
Denver, CO 80211-1428

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