Community Resources


Community resources


Francis House Center

For more than 47 years, Francis House Center has served as a beacon of light and hope to the most vulnerable among us. It is a place where people are treated with dignity as they arrive seeking help for some of the most basic needs. 

Services include:


Free local services to help older adults

Available through your local Area Agency on Aging. Call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 or visit

The Senior Resource Magazine (compiled & published by the Sacramento Bee) is available in Westminster’s Health Resource Center (1st floor) and other locations near the church office.


Medicare assistance

Eligible seniors and people with disabilities can receive $1,000 more each year through a program called Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries Plan or Specific Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries Plan.

Contact your local Social Security office, or go to and under the publications section print out Publication No. 10126.


Free or lower-cost prescription drugs

Many drug companies provide prescriptions free or at low cost to those unable to afford their prescribed medications. Call the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (888-477-2669) or go their website ( for more details.


Eye care
If you or someone you love or care about needs eye care but can't afford it, the following organizations may help

Seniors Eye Care Program, Eyecare America: 800-222-3937,

Vision USA, American Optometric Association: 800-766-4466,

Lions Clubs International (vision care for children):

Glaucoma Eyecare Program, Eyecare America: 800-391-3937


Hearing aids

For financial assistance, call the Better Hearing Institute at 800-323-9355 or visit their website


Free, confidential no needles testing for HIV and AIDS

Results usually in 20 minutes. Free counseling. Golden Rule Services: 916-427-4653,