Faith in Action Caregivers - Southwest Austin - is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to provide support services that enhance the independence and quality of life for older adults in the Southwest Austin area.

FIAC-SW is a coalition of interfaith congregations with the goal of offering a wide range of volunteer services to ambulatory adults over 60 who reside in the community.  Many of our care recipients have long-term health needs and challenges that limit their mobility.

Faith in Action Caregivers - SW is one of 10 Faith in Action Caregiver volunteer programs in the greater Austin area that serve older adults.  Home-based and community-based services are provided free of charge.  No one is excluded from services for financial reasons.  These services include transportation (for medical appointments, grocery shopping and personal business), social contact (home visits and caring phone calls), errands, minor home maintenance and referral information about services for older adults.

Trained volunteers transport clients to medical appointments, physical therapy sessions, pharmacies and other healthcare related settings. In addition, transportation for buying groceries and for personal errands enhances independence and quality of life. The type of personalized transportation provided by volunteers complements the efforts of families and helps fill the gaps when traditional transit options do not accommodate the special needs of seniors.

Currently, there are 10 Faith in Action Caregiver programs.  The ten caregiver programs formed a coalition of volunteer caregiver organizations that perform the same work in differing geographic areas. FIAC serves most of Austin and all of Cedar Park, Elgin, Leander, Pflugerville, Round Rock and Georgetown. FIAC members work together to raise money, increase community awareness, and expand into unserved and underserved areas.