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The Mission of Amigos del Valle, Inc. Is to positively impact the quality of life in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas through the provision of diversified and effective human services, community development activities and advocacy, which are directed to low income families; and with special emphasis in assisting the elder population to maintain active, healthy and independent lives.
ADV was officially chartered on October 4, 1974 as a private non-profit organization under the State of Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act In 1975, ADV received its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. ADV is a consortium of county and city governmental entities that was created to provide nutrition, transportation, and housing services to seniors of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy Counties of South Texas to assist such population to continue to live as healthy, productive, independent, and self-sufficient lives as possible.
The ADV Board of Directors is composed of twenty (20) members. Its structure is the voluntary membership of three (3) county , twelve (12) city governmental entities, one (1) banking/finance, three (3) at-large, and one (1) honorary members in its service area. In addition, ADV has established participant or tenant Nutrition / Activity Senior Center or Housing Project Advisory Councils at each of the agency and satellite senior centers. Such Councils meet periodically to address issues and concerns and to develop recommendations to the agency's administration for its consideration and required action to meet the seniors' present and future needs.
ADV's current operating budget is over $ 7,507,394. ADV derives its principle financial support from the federal and state governments through the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (USDHUD), the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (TDADS),, and local counties and cities. ADV also generates local funds through county and city governmental entities' membership dues; fund-raising projects; participant contributions; and private businesses' and individuals' contributions.
ADV currently provides daily congregate meals to 950 seniors; home delivered meals to 1,350 seniors; transportation services to 250 seniors; subsidized rental housing apartments to 600 seniors; and social services and activities to such and other seniors in the service area. seniors through the above services and activities. The agency currently owns and manages 533 senior multi-family rental housing apartments in the service area, which consist of a 100 apartment complex in Brownsville, Texas; a 73 apartment complex in McAllen, Texas; a 55 apartment complex in Harlingen, Texas; a 38 apartment complex in Raymondville, Texas; a 71 apartment complex in Weslaco, Texas; a 40 apartment complex in Pharr, Texas; a 40 apartment complex in Mercedes, Texas; a second 57 apartment complex in Brownsville, Texas; and a 59 apartment complex in Mission, Texas.
In its thirty-six (36) year history, ADV has assisted approximately 92,105 unduplicated seniors through provision of 13,785,312 congregate meals; 8,779,488 home delivered