We serve clients of all ages, from children and families to older adults in need of services to help them remain in their homes as long as possible. If you are in need of services ranging from care coordination for older adults to public transportation, we have a program that can help.
PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a Medicare and Medicaid program that offers healthcare and other services to support qualified individuals to live independently in their own home or community.
Personal care services are available to Medicaid-eligible persons who meet requirements for nursing home placement but with assistance can remain in their own homes.
With a focus on healthy childhood growth and development, family problem-solving skills, and education and supportive services for caregivers, we offer a wide range of options to provide support for positive-child relationships. The Southwest Virginia Children’s Advocacy Center also offers a full array of intervention and treatment services, including crisis intervention by licensed clinical social workers.
Nutrition & Wellness
MEOC’s nutrition and wellness services are designed to reduce hunger and food insecurity among seniors, promote socialization and community involvement, and provide disease education and awareness.
Mountain Empire Transit is a public transit system serving Lee, Scott and Wise counties and Norton. Buses operate Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., covering a nearly 1,390-square-mile service area.
Heating & Cooling Assistance
MEOC offers two energy assistance programs for older persons. The Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly assists older persons with payment of electric bills and purchase of wood, coal, propane and heating oil during winter. Senior Cool Care provides fans or air conditioners to older individuals during the hot summer months.
MEOC’s advocacy programs assist older persons who want to remain safely in their homes and community and/or who are at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Services are also available for family members.
Benefits & Options Counseling
Benefits counselors can help you understand your Medicare benefits and compare health insurance options, while options counselors provide guidance to individuals as they make informed decisions about care and long-term goals. Prescription assistance is also available to those who qualify.
Employment & Volunteering
The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers part-time community service training positions for adults age 55 and older. The Foster Grandparent Program provides volunteer opportunities for people age 55 and older willing to devote at least 15 hours a week to tutoring and caring for children in local classrooms.