Handyman Repair Program
Handyman services include home safety assessments, minor home repairs and home modifications to help adapt the living space of the senior.
Volunteers of America of Colorado’s Safety of Seniors (SOS) Handyman program provides support services to enhance the quality of life for seniors age 60 and over living in the city of Denver and Larimer County. The goal is to keep seniors living safe and independently in their own homes, allowing them to continue to be a viable part of our community. As well as minor home repairs, the SOS program focuses on aiding in the reduction of falls by installing simple home safety improvements.
The typical recipient of services from the SOS program is a 76-year-old widowed female with one or more physical or mental impairments, living alone on $700 to $800 a month income, with little to no existing support system to aid her in the needed upkeep of her home. Due to her lack of resources and diminishing physical abilities, she is not able to do any of this upkeep on her own.
The support services offered to the seniors are performed by trained volunteers and include but are not limited to home safety assessments, minor home repairs and home modifications to help adapt the living space of the senior. All labor and repair time provided by the SOS program volunteers is donated to the senior receiving the services. The senior is only responsible for repaying the cost of the materials used in their home repair.