Mission: To provide housing solutions, support services and counseling for seniors, disabled and others in need, promoting physical and mental well being and alleviating isolation to enable them to live with dignity and independence.
Programs: Housing counseling and assistance program provides clients with potential housing options including: transitional housing for the homeless; a homesharing program providing isolated homeowners with additional income and affordable housing to responsible adults; housing choice voucher placements; senior housing applications; landlord and realtor negotiations; referrals to low-cost apartments, shelters and ingle room occupancy sites; facilitation of referrals to other agencies; mental health and other supportive services to homeless families and individuals to build life skills toward self-sufficiency. Homelessness prevention - expenses associated with financial assistance to avoid eviction or foreclosure or to prevent utility disconnection. The program also includes case management and legal, financial and/or employment counseling. Throughout all programs, the organization's professional volunteers provided 1,704 hours of professional services for clients including wills, legal, financial, tax preparation, medicare, employment and counseling.
senior support and geriatric counseling offers support to the frail elderly, disabled and families coping with decisions regarding the care of elderly relatives. Our geriatric counselors provide free in-home assessments; ongoing case management services supplemented by trained volunteers providing weekly friendly visits, daily telephone reassurance calls, help with shopping and escort transportation. Licensed counselors provide individual counseling sessions to seniors and adults of all ages to alleviate depression and help with a wide range of difficulties. Seniors and family members receive medicare and geriatric counseling support to navigate short and long term health care needs and effective referrals to area resources. Free housekeeping services are provided to seniors through the center's contracted "chore aide" workers. The overall program goal is to help clients address challenges related to aging and help seniors remain in their homes and as independent as possible.