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VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Award

We know that finding a homeless veteran a place to live is only the first step in their journey, and that long-term stability and independence is the only true way to end homelessness. The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Family Eldercare a Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) providing funding that targets formerly…Read More

Letter to the Editor – Submitted to the Austin American-Statesman

This week, September 9-15, 2019, is Direct Support Professional Recognition Week in Texas. In signing the proclamation, Governor Abbott acknowledged that these professional caregivers, who help Texans with disabilities live more independently, are ?often under-recognized for their work.? He?s right, and by supporting efforts to raise the hourly base wage for care attendants, the Governor…Read More

TACAA (Texas Association of Community Action Agencies) Presentation

  Two of Family Eldercare?s most tenured employees, Director of Housing and Community Services, Joyce Hefner, and Senior Money Management Case Manager, Kendra Peters, presented at the Texas Association of Community Action Agencies annual conference this month. Their presentation, exploring the developmental process of aging and providing case management services for elderly clients, highlighted the…Read More

80 Over Eighty Honoree – Wilhelmina Delco

Wilhelmina Delco has been a fixture in the Austin community since she settled here over 60 years ago.? She is a champion for education and credits her mother with instilling this in her, saying, ?My mother felt that education was the only thing nobody could take away from you.?? Wilhelmina holds a Bachelor of Arts…Read More

80 Over Eighty Honoree – Sue Sharlot

Last year, Susan Sharlot turned 80 and now she jokes that 80 is the new 78.? She believes that gratitude is hard-wired into us, and that gratitude is the enhancer of life. In her adult life, Susan has been a secretary, a wife and mother, a registered nurse, a lawyer, a volunteer, a nanny, a…Read More