SWRA Services

Fannie was particularly grateful for the nutritional services offered to the Elders.

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The average lifespan of a Native American man is 20 years less than that of other men in the U.S.

The Southwest Reservation Aid™ (SWRA) Program provides a variety of services to hundreds of Native American communities on reservations in the Southwest. Due to the high rates of poverty and unemployment on these reservations, many Native Americans struggle to provide the necessities of life for their families. We have developed a unique approach in helping to ease some of this hardship, with special focus on vulnerable children and Elders.

All SWRA services involve Native Americans from the reservation communities we serve. These Program Partners volunteer their time and efforts to help fulfill our mission: “Serving immediate needs. Supporting long-term solutions.”

Our Services focus on:

Cradle Club

Providing many of the basic supplies for a newborn Native American infant.

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Providing holiday meals and gift packages for Elders and their families.

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Emergency Care

Provides emergency supplies during disasters, such as food, water, and toiletries.

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Delivers nutritious food to partners who prepare food on a regular basis at elder nutrition centers.

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Healthy Living

Providing incentive items to encourage attendance at diabetes screenings, nutrition and cooking classes, or exercise classes.

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Serving thousands of Thanksgiving meals.

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Helping make homes more weatherproof and safe for Elderly residents along with emergency kits that provide needed supplies in inclement winter.

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Winter Fuel

Ensuring Elders stay warm in the winter through distribution of fuel vouchers.

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