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Get Help With Your High-Speed Internet Bill

The Emergency Broadband Benefit program provides a temporary discount of up to $50 per month toward internet service for eligible consumers who may have experienced financial setbacks during the COVID-19 pandemic or are struggling to get by. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Find Rent and Mortgage Assistance

The first step to getting rent payment or mortgage assistance when facing financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic is knowing where to look. Answer a few simple questions to get connected with free eviction or foreclosure assistance.

Adapting to a Year Like No Other: 2020 Annual Report Read more

In 2020, AARP Foundation was there to meet that catastrophe, with adaptation and innovation driving our response. We kept existing programs up and running by adapting our services to the requirements of physical distancing. We rapidly developed new services to meet the most pressing needs of struggling older adults. And we bolstered organizations providing vital help in local communities across the country.

With the generous and unwavering support of our donors, and the tenacity and commitment of our volunteers and staff, AARP Foundation found ways to give older adults living on the precipice a fighting chance not just to survive — but to thrive."

Throughout this year like no other, we were there for older adults in need, no matter what. And we always will be.

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Need Help? Find Support Services in Your Area

Local Assistance Directory

Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.

AARP Foundation Here to Stay: Home Upkeep For All

Home Upkeep Directory

Search for free or reduced cost services like home maintenance, repairs, utilities assistance, and more.

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Social Connection Directory

Search for free or reduced cost services that may combat or prevent social isolation. You’ll also find services like medical care, food, job training and more.

Workforce Assistance and Financial Resilience Programs See More

A rapidly changing economy and technological advances are fundamentally altering the nature of work — and that makes it more crucial than ever for older adults to learn new skills that will help them compete for today’s in-demand jobs. AARP Foundation equips older adults with the resources, know-how and training they need to unlock economic opportunity and build financial resilience.

BACK TO WORK 50+

BACK TO WORK 50+ provides the training and tools needed to compete with confidence for today's in-demand jobs.

AARP Foundation SCSEP

55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? Find out how we can help.

AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation is making it easier for homeowners and renters to apply for property tax refund and credit programs. 

Work for Yourself@50+

Download the Work for Yourself@50+ toolkit to get started on your self-employment journey.

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Find the Local Help You Need

You can quickly and easily find help available in your own community through our Find Help page.

Manage Your Money From Home

Access free, easy-to-use financial technology tools from AARP Foundation and Chase. ·

Get Help with Groceries

If your food budget isn’t going far enough, SNAP can help make ends meet.

Workforce and Finance Resilience

If you’re out of work call our free Work Resources Hotline at 1-855-850-2525 for information about programs and services that can help get you back to work and connect you to community resources.

We Want to Hear Your Story!

Your story is our story. At AARP Foundation, we’re on a mission to transform lives, so we want to hear directly from you about how our programs and services have helped change your life. By sharing your story, you will help us create more effective services – and give valuable insights that can help others. Please share your story here.

Status of Local Programs and Workshops

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, AARP Foundation is prioritizing the health of those we serve and the community at large. All of our in-person events are on hold for now, based on local health guidance.

The following programs are affected:

  • AARP Foundation Experience Corps - Although in-person volunteer tutoring is currently suspended, all of our programs are moving toward providing virtual tutoring this fall. For additional information, please contact your local program office.
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) - As of now, SCSEP participants will be on paid leave until further notice. Project directors will continue to operate the program remotely, and further decisions will be made as circumstances dictate.
  • Work for Yourself@50+ - With in-person workshops on hold for now, several of our community partners are hosting Work for Yourself@50+ workshops online. Please visit Work for Yourself@50+ to register for an online workshop.
  • BACK TO WORK 50+ - In-person workshops have been suspended for now; please call 855-850-2525 to find out about the availability of online workshops in your area. 

General announcements about AARP Foundation and its services will be updated on this page. Be sure to follow CDC guidelines (as detailed at cdc.gov) while participating in any AARP Foundation programs and services.

 

Tackling Senior Poverty: Programs and Services

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps connects students with caring adult volunteers age 50 and older who provide an essential combination of training, life experience and commitment. The program helps children read at grade level so that they have the opportunity to succeed in school and in life.

Legal Advocacy

AARP Foundation attorneys protect the rights of older adults, making sure they have a voice in the nation’s courts.

Charity Rating

AARP Foundation earns a high rating for accountability from a leading charity evaluator.

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