Request for Proposal for Older American’s Act Services now Available

The Region 2 Area Agency on Aging is announcing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for funding to support services funded by the Older American’s Act to older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers in Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee Counties. Services funded for Fiscal Years 2020-2022 will begin October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022.

Proposals are due August 1, 2019 by 4:30 PM

For more information call Nichole Baker (517)592-1922 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The RFP and AASA Operating Standards are available here.

Social Justice Grant Awarded

The Region 2 Area Agency on Aging’s Safe Haven program has been awarded a Social Justice Grant from the Queen of the Miraculous Medal Parish in Jackson, MI. The grant funds will be used to provide short term emergency housing to older adults and adults with disabilities who need to get away from an abusive living situation while they get supports needed to find long-term options.

The Safe Haven program provides a community-based, non-institutional option for vulnerable older adults and adults with disabilities seeking to leave an abusive or neglectful home situation. Utilizing a person-centered approach, the Area Agency on Aging’s staff along with other community partners, assist program participants to secure a long term housing option and receive the resources they need to be able to live safely in the community.

Because of the high need for this program in our community, housing funds allotted for the year had already been used. “With this grant, we will be able to continue to provide emergency housing for vulnerable adults who need to quickly leave unsafe situations. We are very grateful.” said Angie Shepherd, Elder Abuse Victims Specialist Program Manager.

Learn more about Safe Haven here.