Donna, Age 80
Help At Your Door Transportation Client
Just a note to say thank you! My ride yesterday went very well. Neale, the driver, was exceptional. Your service means so much to me since I do not drive alone. I can take buses, but this is so convenient for longer trips.
Message From Our Leaders
Together, we have worked to make aging a positive experience in the Twin Cities. In 2022, Help At Your Door made 10,216 deliveries and provided 5,765 rides to support the needs of our community. We expanded our services to offer delivery of everyday essentials beyond food, built new partnerships, and strengthened our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
The past few years have been hard and full of deep sorrow; people we cared about became sick, and many clients passed away – but we continued our work, day in and day out, because our work ensures that basic needs are met. Access to food and transportation and assistance with chores and home repairs meant that those we serve didn’t go hungry, could attend medical appointments, and felt comfortable in their homes. Importantly, they could count on us to be there.
We want to take a moment and thank all 518 volunteers who made our mission possible this past year – and a special shout out to the younger generation who stepped up in a big way to deliver essentials and connect with clients. Your efforts were vital, and we are so grateful for your help.
Our collective experience during COVID has given us insight into what it’s like to feel isolated at home with limited access to everyday support. Fortunately, many of us have been able to return to a more normal existence, but for the populations we support, this hasn’t been the case. They continue to need our helping hand so they can continue living in their homes.
While there is still more work to be done,we are confident in our ability to continue delivering on our mission.
|Karen Cotch, Executive Director||Chris Chambs, Board Chair|
Grocery Assistance, Home Support, & Transportation
According to the Minnesota State Demographic Center*, approximately 66,000 older adults in Minnesota have incomes below the poverty line. Their data also shows that 11% of Minnesotans have a disability – and that percentage nearly quadruples for individuals who are 75 years and older. This information, coupled with the fact that more than 285,000 Minnesotans will be turning 65 this decade (a number greater than the past four decades combined)*, make it essential that resources are available to meet these rising needs.
How Our Volunteers Helped in 2022