H.O.A., Incorporated of Austin County is the senior citizens project for Austin County, Texas, whose goal is to identify and address the needs of senior citizens in Austin County through programs which promote independent living for the elderly. HOA is funded by the Houston-Galveston Area Council Area Agency on Aging, client contributions, public support, and through fundraising events. Additionally, HOA makes an application to the county to be included in the annual county budget.
HOA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization governed by a board of directors with individuals of diverse backgrounds which includes representatives from local and county governments, retirees and citizens at large. Annually, the board elects an executive committee which consists of a Chairman, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Daily operations are managed by an Executive Director. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, a support staff and many caring volunteers assist in providing the needed services.
Theadra "Cookie" Curry, Murline Samuel, Ramona Banegas, Esther Cooper
as of Dec 21, 2022
Board of Directors
Carolyn Bilski, Chairman
Bobby Rinn, Vice-Chairman
Dorothy Milberger, Secretary
Terry Ashorn, Treasurer
Helping One Another (HOA) is a project that was originally established in 1974 as part of the Austin County Library System. At that time, the project provided only information, referral, and recreation services to promote social interaction for seniors. However, as funds became available under the Older Americans Act, other services were added to the project. In 1982, a home-delivered meals program was added, and thus the name "Meals on Wheels" was applied.
In 1985, HOA INCORPORATED OF AUSTIN COUNTY was formally chartered in the State of Texas to operate under the tax exemption provisions of the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)(3). Its chartered purposes are:
Endeavor to identify the unmet needs of the older adults in Austin County, and by an orderly planning and implementing process, to develop or improve access to needed services;
To place an emphasis on these programs which can help prevent physical and psychological deterioration in order to extend independent living for as long as possible; and
To provide an information and referral system whereby information concerning available services is readily accessible to all throughout Austin County.
Currently, HOA - Meals on Wheels provides service to recipients in Wallis, Brazos Country, Frydek, San Felipe, Sealy, Bellville, Industry, Shelby, Bleiblerville, New Ulm, Cat Spring and Coushatte.
Supporters & Contributors
Thank you to the many local businesses, churches, and individuals in our community who have graciously supported our programs.