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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Austin History Center

West Austin Caregivers Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: West Austin Caregivers
Title: West Austin Caregivers Records
Inclusive Dates: 1996-1997
Abstract: This small collection highlights the activities of the West Austin Caregivers for the years 1996 and 1997.
Identification: AR.2007.004
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

In 1985 five sponsoring congregations in Austin, Texas formed a volunteer service called West Austin Caregivers. The purpose was to respond to needs of the increasing number of elderly living alone in Austin. West Austin was targeted as the location for this pilot program based on 1980 census tracks reflecting a high concentration of the over-60 population in this area. Modeled after a national volunteer caregiver project, programming was developed to meet the needs of the elderly in the neighborhoods served. The number of congregations has grown through the years and the volunteer services such as providing transportation, running errands, performing minor home repair and proving social contact help older adults maintain and improve their quality of life. With assistance from the West Austin Caregivers recipients can continue to live independently.

Seven more caregivers programs followed the model of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation interfaith volunteer programs and the programs are networked locally under the umbrella organization Faith in Action Caregivers. The name of the West Austin Caregivers was changed to Faith in Action - West Austin. Currently, there are 10 Faith in Action Caregiver programs with the addition of Elgin and Southwest Austin in January 2009.

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Scope and Contents

The small collection (1 folder) contains the administrative records for the years 1996 and 1997. Included are bylaws, meeting minutes, agendas and memoranda.

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Arrangement

Arranged by date.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Kubena, Linda.
Organizations:
Faith in Action - West Austin.
West Austin Caregivers.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Old age--Texas--Austin.

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Related Material

A 362.63 WE West Austin Caregivers, 1996

A 362.163 WE West Austin Caregivers, Enhancing the Independence and Well-Being of Older Adults

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

West Austin Caregivers Records (AR.2007.004). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: unknown

Donation Date: 2007

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2010

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1 Administrative records, 1996-1997

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