SWIRCA & More was designated as an Area Agency in July 1974 to serve Gibson, Posey, Perry, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties, known as Area 16 in Indiana. Area Agencies are designated by the Indiana Division of Aging as focal points responsible for planning and coordinating a system of services for Older Hoosiers in each of the 16 regions of Indiana.
SWIRCA & More’s network was built by establishing Councils in each county of its area. The councils serve as assessors of needs for Older Hoosiers, clearing houses for proposed projects in that county and providers of services when necessary. SWIRCA & More’s mission is to develop a comprehensive array of services which will prevent inappropriate institutionalization and encourage self-sufficency among adults 60 and over as well as disabled youths and adults. Establishing this network and building bridges between it and other agencies with existing services has been the primary goal of SWIRCA & More and the County Councils.