- Published: Tuesday, 11 June 2019 17:20
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.
Be a part of the process! Older American Act funding is granted to agency partners to provide services to Older Adults, Persons with Disabilities and Caregivers in Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee Counties. Learn how funds are awarded and managed.Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:00 AM
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging - 102 N. Main Steet, Brooklyn, MI 49230
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:30 PM
Adrian Senior Center - 327 Erie Street, Adrian, MI 49221
We welcome your testimony at the meetings or send your written comments to the Region 2 office. For more information, please contact Region 2 Area Agency on Aging: 800-335-7881 or visit www.r2aaa.net.
We invite you to complete our Survey for the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging community needs assessment. Your feedback will directly affect the organization and development of services offered to older adults and adults with disabilities in Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee Counties. The survey will collect information on the following: demographics, health, housing, finances, transportation, unmet needs and service usage. The survey is completely anonymous and none of your personal information will be shared.
The survey should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your participation in this survey is not required but is very much appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Nichole Baker at (517)592-1922.