Unlike other senior centers in our area, the Via Center is a private, non-profit organization. We receive only a small part of our funding from the public sector. We must generate our own income to provide programs and community outreach services for the more than thousands of seniors and community users we serve each year.

Our 42,000 square-foot facility has on-going capital needs. Please consider assisting us with these needs. 

In-kind donations of equipment, materials and supplies and labor are welcomed! 

GrandFriends Adult Daycare Upgrades

     Safety doors and installation $3,000

     Handicapped accessible tables/chairs $4,000

     Patio upgrades - sun covering $2,800 

Cafeteria Upgrades

     Sink - $800

     Tables - $1,200  

     Chairs - $1,200

     General Maintenance - $5,000

Plumbing Upgrades - $25,000

Electrical Upgrades and Lighting - $25,000

Gymnasium Flooring Replacement - $14,000

Building Insulation - $3,000

Lawn Care and Maintenance 

     Fencing Replacement - $4,000

     Sprinkler System - $12,000

Fitness Room Equipment - $4,000

Computers for Computer Lab/Training Classes - $3,600

Did you know that Via receives only a small portion (21%) of it funding from the City of Mobile. That support is much needed and appreciated, but the majority of our funding comes through competitive grants, performance contracts, special event income and donations from area businesses and individuals.

We work hard to keep our membership fees low, so help us keep Via vibrant and growing.

Via is YOUR Center and we need support from our members and partners to maintain the facility and pay for program and class costs.


Here are some things you can do to support your Center:

  • Make a personal contribution to the Center’s Annual Appeal Campaign. Any level of contribution is appreciated
  • Ask your friends, family or business contacts for a donation to the Center
  • Ask your friends, family or business contacts for a sponsorship for a Special Event
  • Provide staff with leads/contact information so we can follow up on possible donors
  • Volunteer your time.  Clerical work, such as filing, data entry, etc.
  • Make calls to potential donors/participants for special events that generate revenue to operate the Center
  • Serve on a Special Event Committee: Celebrate Seniors Annual Luncheon, Cool White Linen Night, Healthy Living Expo/Veterans Commemorative Ceremony, Annual Senior Resiliency Conference
  • Participate in – or recruit participants – for a Special Event
  • Recruit new members to the center.  Consider giving a membership to a friend, co-worker of family members as a holiday gift.
  • Recognize that special person with a Memorial or Honorarium.
  • Serve in a Leadership Role.

Thank you to all who volunteer their time and talents in support of the Center. We couldn’t do it without you.

Please contact Director of Resource Development Barbara Estes at 251.470.5229 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions about how you can support your Center.