Our vision for 2021 is to expand our partnerships and voice to ensure Central Texans have a supportive place to call home. We will focus our advocacy efforts primarily on four major areas of concern for our community.
Addressing the eviction crisis and shortages in affordable housing
In August, we joined forces with the Austin Housing Coalition to call for banning evictions through early 2021. At the press conference, we called for “state and federal leaders to extend eviction moratoriums until relief efforts are implemented. We are facing a completely predictable and preventable wave of homelessness, and banning eviction in the midst of this pandemic is a top priority.”
Supporting professional caregivers and those receiving their care
Last October, Family Eldercare switched our focus from providing in-home caregiving directly to becoming fierce advocates to improving the system. Find out how you can take action today to support in-home caregivers and the persons they assist.
Equitable access to digital resources for older adults and persons with disabilities
As the vaccine rollout continues, one of the biggest challenges faced by our clients is that they can’t register for vaccinations because they don’t have internet, can’t afford internet, are intimidated by the registration process, or don’t have a device that would make access to registration sites manageable. As a response to this digital divide, Family Eldercare has centered our Amplify Austin campaign around this issue.
Rebuilding Lives Through Disaster Relief
While the immediate dangers of the recent winter storms may be behind us, we know that the resulting economic impacts, as well as those from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, will continue to have long-term effects on those we serve. Your gift today aids long-term recovery efforts such as safe housing, repairs, and resources for elderly and vulnerable Central Texans. It also connects them with a caring professional who will get them through life’s bumpy roads in the days, weeks, and months to come.