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Background and History

The Senior Assistance Center (SAC) was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit tax-exempt corporation to meet the emergency needs of Denver‘s elderly citizens living below 125% of poverty level. It began with one volunteer, one office and one telephone and since then, has grown considerably. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, the SAC provided 58,735 units of service to approximately 27,522 individuals including emergency services to 705 families in the amount of $129,554. In 1995, the organization purchased our building in northwest Denver were we serve clients, store food for our pantry, offer a weekly food bank and house our administrative office. We have off-street parking, are handicapped accessible and on a major bus route. We also purchased a home in northwest Denver where we are able to provide housing to six seniors.

Description of Organization

The Senior Assistance Center is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1981 to serve the basic human needs of the Denver metro area senior population . The SAC provides financial assistance to prevent eviction and utility shutoff and for medical, dental or optical needs. The SAC has a weekly food bank and emergency food pantry and also distributes medical equipment such as wheel chairs or walkers. The SAC provides clothing, blankets, toiletry items and referral services to seniors 55 and older and living below 125% of poverty. The SAC is often the last safety net to keep a needy senior from going hungry or becoming homeless. Our goals is to help seniors stay independent and in their own homes.

The Senior Assistance Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable institution recognized by the IRS. All donations are tax deductible.

Senior Assistance Center  | 2839 West 44th Avenue; Denver,CO 80211-1428  | Phone: 303-455-9642  | marketing@SeniorAssistanceCenter.org

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