Mission: Central Texas Senior Ministry (Meals & Wheels) is the primary provider of nutrition and transportation services for the elderly in the City of Waco, Falls, Hill and McLennan Counties.
Programs: We provide 183,392 lunches per year to homebound senior adults. Our central kitchen currently caters meals to three of the six counties in this region. The Meals on Wheels program also provides a nutritional supplement program of Ensure Plus. The second service offered by CTSM is the Senior Center program, offering a place for active older adults to go for social interation and nutritious lunches. CTSM operates 25 senior centers in three counties, serving 2,455 unduplicated clients, serving 69,673 hot lunches to them. The centers are also the distribution point for homebound meals in the rural areas. CTSM's third service is a multifaceted transportation system. This service provides transportation for the elderly to medical facilites, senior centers, grocery stores and social service agencies. Transportation to the regional kidney dialysis centers has become a large part of this program. We also provide public tranport for anyone over 18 and below 60 on a fee basis in collaboration with the Heart of Texas Rural Public Transportation System for Falls, Hill and McLennan Counties. The third facet of transportation is a collaborative agreement with the Department of Human Services to provide transportation for Medicaid clients in three counties. CTSM's transit program provided 63,645 trips in 2004.
This organization serves clients with care, love and respect. The staff is extremely dedicated to the mission of the agency. When budget cuts had to be made they cut down on their hours which resulted in their salaries being cut. Excellence describes this organization.!
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I had my internship as a social work student at this great agency. During the internship, I could see the agency's much efforts for their clients, and I was really impressed with the agency’s efforts. Also, I learned not only social work skills but also this group of people's warm heart and passion for their clients. This agency always strives to meet clients' needs as much as possible. I can strongly say that this agency is the best for seniors!
This nonprofit group not only delivers a hot meal daily to home-bound seniors in our community, but also brings a human connection to our clients, many of whom have no family or friends nearby. I have delivered meals for over 20 years, & have truly been blessed to know these wonderfully resilient men & women who only want to be able to stay in their own home. This service enables them to do that.