Home repairs can be a costly need, especially for seniors and disabled individuals who are on a low fixed income. This program directs groups looking for projects to individuals with minor safety and health-critical home repairs. Recipients are encouraged to share in the cost of the project if possible.
How can I help?
Below you will find a list of projects that currently need attention. Once you have looked over the list of needs and feel your group has identified a project that fits your skills, please contact our office at 334-793-6843 and reference the case number listed below.
We realize that not everyone can physically do the work or has the skills to do the job. However, there is a way that you can help. You can make a donation to help cover the cost of materials and supplies needed for the projects. No donation is too small or too large and can be made online by using a credit card or PayPal at the link below.
When making a donation, you can memorialize a loved one or pay tribute to someone while helping those in need. SARCOA will acknowledge all memorial and honorarium gifts. Please make a note in the comments section on PayPal.
Client is a 51-year-old female living with family in Barbour County. She has left side paralysis and requires assistance with activities of daily living. She is wheelchair dependent and currently has no wheelchair ramp. Client lives on $753 a month and her family does not have the financial resources to contribute to getting a wheelchair ramp installed. Client would greatly benefit from a wheelchair ramp and would be appreciative of any assistance. Thank you!
Client is an elderly disabled male living with his wife in rural Barbour County, AL. The client experiences many challenges with his gait and is in need of a wheelchair ramp to assist with entrance and exit from his home. The couple is unable to afford to have this project completed, because they are on a monthly low and fixed income. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Coffee: None at this time.
Client is an elderly disabled male living alone in Covington County, AL. The client experiences many challenges with his gait and is in need of a wheelchair ramp to assist with entrance and exit from his home. The client is unable to afford to have this project completed, because he is on a monthly low and fixed income. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Dale: None at this time.
Geneva: None at this time.
Client is a disabled male living alone in Henry County. The client’s back door needs to be repaired. He is currently unable to shut the door properly and often gets stuck once he is able to close it. He also needs his windows and window unit properly sealed in order for proper air flow throughout the house. He is unable to afford to have these two projects completed due to being on a monthly fixed income. He would be very grateful for any assistance.
Client is a 62-year-old female living alone in a mobile home in Houston county. Client’s monthly income is $753. She has no local family support and no community support to speak of. She has lived in her mobile home for over 10 years. She is in need of having some soft spots in the floor repaired. She is unable to financially take on this project and would benefit greatly from having this repair made to her home to ensure that her home is a safe environment for her. Assistance with this is greatly appreciated.
Client is a 66 year-old disabled female who is currently living nearby in Dothan, Alabama. She uses a cane to get up and down her stairs and around her house. Due to her health and multiple regularly occurring bills, she cannot afford simple additions to the outside of her house that would promote her safety. The client is in need of a repairs to her back steps and is requesting assistance with her back porch roof. It is missing a piece of tin thus exposing her to the elements. She would greatly appreciate any assistance that she receives.
Client is an elderly female living alone in Houston County. Client is blind and unable to complete any work herself. Due to low income, she cannot afford to have it completed. The need that she has is in her garage; she has a hole in the roof that needs repairing. (Sheetrock) and she could use a new sink in her bathroom the sink she has is rusting out. If time permitted she could always use yard work, such as racking and taking limbs to the road.
Client is a 77 year old disabled man who lives in a home in Houston County. He is unable to work on his home repairs due to being confined to a wheelchair. He is widowed and his family is unable to assist with any home repairs because his son lives out of state, and his daughter has health issues of her own and also has to take care of her husband. Client is requesting his front screen door to be replaced due to be broken and therefore will not shut. Client is also requesting someone to look at his air conditioning unit because it has an odor and makes a loud noise.
Client is an 88-year-old male living inside the city limits of Dothan. Client lives alone and was widowed in late 2016. His income is $1400 a month, however, he has a $500 mortgage payment. He has several chronic health conditions including a history of heart disease and kidney disease. He ambulates fairly independently; however, he does have vertigo and shortness of breath issues that provide challenges to his mobility. Member lives in a sturdy, approximately 1300 sq ft. home with three entrances. Each entrance has a small number of steps to enter the home. Member is requesting support railings at these entrances. He especially finds the entrance to the garage difficult to navigate. He would appreciate any assistance so that he can continue to access his home safely and independently.
Elderly couple living in Houston County are in need of yard work. Client has dementia and her spouse is her caregiver. They do not have a significant social support system. His advanced age, physical limitations and current health status put him at high risk for falls when doing yardwork and she is completely unable. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Client is a 62-year-old female living in Houston County with her spouse. Client’s husband is also disabled and must use a scooter inside. Due to not having a ramp, he is forced to use his walker when outside. After paying monthly bills, there is not enough money left from their social security check for other essential items. They are in need of a wheelchair ramp for their home. They will be appreciative of any assistance received.
Client is an elderly man living in Houston County. Client has many medical conditions that make walking difficult for him. Client has a small step up to his front door. He needs a small ramp with handrail placed in order for his wheeled walker to go on it. Client appreciates all assistance.
Client is a 68-year-old woman who lives alone in Houston County. She has a limited income and is unable to afford any repairs to her home. Client is in need of a ramp for her home and grab bars in her bathroom to decrease her risk of falls. Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Client is an 80-year-old widowed female living alone in Houston County. She is on a limited income of less than $1000 per month; therefore, she is unable to pay someone to help with her needs. Client was recently discharged from the hospital and must stay with a relative due to not having a ramp in her home. The ramp would assist client in remaining independent and safe at home. She would greatly appreciate any assistance.
Client is an 85-year-old disabled man who lives at home by himself in Houston County. He has several medical issues that limits his mobility without the assistance from a walker or rollator. He is requesting the ramp at his back door to be replaced because it is steep and he has fallen because of this several times creating more medical issues.
Client is a 58-year-old woman who lives alone in her home in Houston County. After paying monthly bills, there is not enough money for other essential items. The client is in need of a few essential home repairs. Client stated that she needs the door knobs replaced on her screened porch and the locked changed on her front porch. Client states that when you push hard enough on her door to her home it will come open. In the client's bathroom, client presents that there are holes to where she can see outside by the faucets in her tub and on the walls. On the outside of the home, client showed holes in the base and around the home. Client states that is fearful that a snake may enter her home as it has happened before. In the back of the client's home, the back door needs replacing as it is old being held shut by two cinder clocks She will be appreciative of any assistance that is received.
Home repair assistance is requested for a 64 year old female living alone in a mobile home (that she owns) in city of Dothan. Member has asthma that is currently well managed, as well as, some knee problems that occasionally flair up and cause mobility issues. During those times, she uses a cane for transferring and ambulation. In order to promote safety and reduce her risk of falls, she requests help in securing her outside porch handrail. She put up the handrail herself for insurance purposes, but it is wobbly and ineffective. Her current staircase is fairly narrow which she reports is difficult to maneuver, especially with the useless handrail. Member has long pieces of wood that she would like installed on top of the current stair steps in order to widen the steps for easier access. The staircase itself seems quite solid. She is a precious individual and any assistance would be so appreciated!
If you are interested in taking on one of these home repair projects, please contact our office at 334-793-6843 and reference the case number listed above. You can also donate money online by using a credit card or PayPal at the link above.