Area Agency on Aging

Mission: plan, coordinate and direct a full range of services and opportunities to help older persons live healthy, dignified and independent lives in West Central Texas.

...serving the counties of Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor and Throckmorton (determined by your residence address).

Although services are free of charge, optional donations are accepted.

Central Texas Opportunities (CTO)

Phone: 325-625-4167

Counties: Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, and Runnels.

List of Programs:

Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)- funding from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to assist low-income individuals/families with monthly heating and cooling costs. Under the CEAP Program is the Household Crisis Component, which helps with emergency assistance as well as heating and cooling appliances.

Local Energy- CTO receives funding from various utility companies to provide assistance to their clients in need.

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)- funding from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, CSBG allows clients to be on Case Management to work to transfer out of poverty. In Case Management, clients are eligible to receive work related expenses as well as education related expenses. Clients will also receive financial literacy, job etiquette, and computer literacy courses. The Hunters for the Hungry program also operates under the CSBG Grant to supply local food banks with protein rich venison.

Payee Services- If an individual receiving Social Security benefits has trouble managing or chooses not to manage his/her money, CTO will take over the responsibility.

Texas Veteran Commission General Assistance Grant- The Grant is designed to help Veterans with assistance with Utilities, Rent/Mortgage, Transportation, Medical/Dental Care, Financial Literacy, Workplace Etiquette, and Childcare.

Certified Nurse Aide Program- The CNA Program reaches out to individuals that are seeking to obtain their CNA Certification. Selected individuals are enrolled in the class and possibly eligible for scholarships to achieve their higher education.

HOME Program- under the HOME Program, the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program is administered. The program allows eligible applicants to receive rental assistance up to 24 months as well as assist with utility deposits and security deposits. Also under the

HOME Program, the Homebuyer Assistance (HBA) Program is administered. The program allows eligible applicants to receive help with a down payment on a home.

WCTAAA receives funding from the following:
  • U. S. Administration on Aging a part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) through the Older Americans Act as passed through the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Texas State General Revenue and local funds.