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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: To provide critically needed services,

Programs: To provide critically needed services, nutrition, home safety repairs, environmental improvements and companionship to senior citizens in the canyon lake/comal county area

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Did you know that Rondah Savage, Executive Director, personally owns the property that Habitat for Safe Seniors is located on (2174 Old Sattler Rd) and pays herself $1k per month to lease the property to her nonprofit? Look up "Savage Rondah" at www.comalad.org (Comal Appraisal District) and see for yourself. You will also see that since Rondah Savage "founded" HFSS in 2004 the value of this property alone(her PERSONAL PROPERTY) has risen from $4,550 to a value of $245,000 in 2010! Not a bad investment for her. She personally owns 7 properties in addition to this property. Some have been purchased from the seniors she works with in her role as Executive Director. That's one way to get a good deal on property.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

as a person who lives here in canyon lake and owns a business here in canyon lake i have had the honor of having a number of contacts with habitat for safe seniors and i can tell you that the people who work there are beyond reproach and rhonda who takes time out of her day to take care of all the people in the canyon lake area she is a great person who cares about the people in canyon lake the person senioradvocate who posted that review had to use a computer in the public library to post that review cause that person does not want people to know who they are if you have a problme with a person why dont you go and talk to that person instead of trying to hurt a place like habitat for safe seniors who is taking care of the people here in canyon lake.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I would like to thank all those that have written reviews positive or otherwise. I would like to clarify the review from senioradvocate. 1. We still operate all programs. We DO NOT have all the necessary supplies for our ramps or home repairs as stated. We do schedule our services when volunteers are AVAILABLE. 2. There are no reports of anyone/senior getting sick from food distributions. All food is accepted in "As is Condition" and how it is donated. Each client has the responsibility to check the items they received. 3. Our mission is clearly stated and served. 4. There are no "partners" and only trash is hauled off. Including any obvious spoilage. 5. All financial statements and 990's are filled out by an independent auditor outside of HSS and in accordance with all laws and regulations. Including any disclosures of property rentals. Please see page 10 of the 990 if you need further assistance for occupancy expenses. 6. Again I thank you for your comments and I'm sorry if you had a bad experience!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became associated with HSS 2 years ago. I find it to be a very constructive and ethical organization. They do what they say they are going to do and they don't do what they say they are not going to do. Plain and simple. I have seen seniors thrive on the physical and emotional support they receive there. I have been impressed by the loyalty and commitment of most staff and volunteers. Obviously, there are some bad apples in any bunch and they usually disappear just like the other produce that is no longer good quality.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I, my wife, and my children have volunteered for HSS almost since its inception. We have seen it grow from an empty lot to a thriving organization that helps hundreds of senior citizens and other needy families. The economy has definitely taken its toll on donations and available helpers. However, I still see many dedicated volunteers doing their best to serve this organization and the community.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I currently manage the bookkeeping for this organization and help in all areas of programs as well. This organization does do a great job and all information is reported as required. I also understand that no organization can operate without having a facility to operate from. The Executive Director has dedicated her life and property to helping the senior citizens of this community and operates in full cooperation of all laws and regulations. The person making the negative comments obviously doesn't know enough about this organization and is aggrevated by something within themselves. God will forgive you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

HFSS claims to have many programs in existence that they no longer operate. They do not offer repairs, clean-up, or ramp installations to seniors anymore. They have the supplies and volunteers but they no longer schedule these services.

Review from Guidestar