Meals & Wheels

Contact Information:
501 West Waco Drive
Waco, TX 76707
Phone: (254) 752-0316
Website www.mealsandwheelswaco.org

Agency Mission/Services:
Meals and Wheels' nourishes the bodies, minds, and spirits of older adults in the Heart of Texas through meals, transportation, activities, and volunteer support. Vision: With a strong commitment from each of us, Meals & Wheels will help build a better quality of life for older adults in the communities where we serve. We will accomplish our mission and achieve our vision by following core beliefs and values. Beliefs: We believe our clients come first; we believe our employees' decisions should be trusted; we believe that building relationships and working together are critical to our success as a community of compassionate people; we believe we must demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times; we believe in providing a quality service to the communities we serve; we believe it is our responsibility to maintain the organization's strong financial foundation and to support its growth. Meals & Wheels has provided services for the elderly in Waco and surrounding communities since 1967. In actively seeking to meet the needs of older residents, Meals & Wheels operates three primary programs. One of these is the Meals On Wheels program, serving homebound elders. The second service is the Senior Center program serves the McLennan County Medicaid clients in collaboration with Waco Transit. We serve Falls, Hill, and McLennan Counties.

Opportunities:
Baccalaureate/MSW Foundation: Will have the experience of coordinating the delivery of meals in a rural setting, assessing clients in their homes, link clients to other community resources, attend case management meetings, interaction with McLennan County Hunger Coalition and Texas Hunger Initiative meetings, and practice administering the mini-nutritional assessments. The intern will be considered a staff member and will attend staff meetings, Board meetings as assigned, and will help with special projects related to fundraising activities of the agency.

MSW Concentration: Will engage in direct client assessment in home-centered setting, work directly on case management with a caseload of 10-15 clients, represent the agency with the McLennan County Hunger Coalition, work with the Texas Hunger Initiative on special issues related to hunger, administrating the mini-nutritional assessments, and train assessment staff in social work skills.

Desired Qualifications:
Interest in exploring the field of gerontology as a professional social worker, or to gain more knowledge of working with older adults, their needs, and connecting them to social services.

Agency Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Training Required:
Provided by agency.