RECENT HEALTHCARE GRANTS



$299,200
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24 months

Aging in New York Fund, Inc.

Jacqueline Berman
"Healthy Encounters: Linking Mental Health Services within Local Senior Centers, A Model Approach"

This project is a public/private partnership between the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) and two mental health organizations, New York Service Program for Older People (SPOP) and Spanish Speaking Elderly Council (RAÍCES), to work with local senior centers by offering a range of therapeutic mental health services onsite at senior centers, offsite at their mental health clinics, or in the seniors' homes.
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$364,000
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24 months

Beth Israel Medical Center

Russell K. Portenoy
"The Palliative Care Home Care Service"

The Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care (PC) will hire two advance practice nurses to develop a model approach to improve medical and psycho-social support services for elderly home care pts. in need of PC. The program will improve appropriate use of hospice services, assist caregivers, and provide education to home care nurses and physicians.
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$300,000
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24 months

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Joseph Sacco
"Palliative Medicine Consultation Service"

This grant will support the implementation of a culturally competent, elder-focused, in-patient palliative care consultation service.
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$60,000
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12 months

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Joseph Sacco
"Health Advocacy in Palliative Care Medicine at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center"

A graduate-level trained health advocate will be added to the pre-existing Palliative Medicine Consultation Service (PMCS) team, comprised by a doctor, nurse practitioner, and social worker to assist all aspects of palliative medicine practice at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.
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$195,000
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24 months

The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Louis Belzie
"Palliative Care Consultation Services"

Grant funds will be used to enhance and expand palliative care services to better serve the economically disadvantaged, socially diverse elderly population in eastern and central Brooklyn.
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$242,000
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24 months

Cabrini Medical Center

Mary A. Cooke
"Cabrini Alzheimer's Care Program"

This program brings support and assistance to patients and families who are not yet eligible for hospice care. The program provides assessment and treatment for patients with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, and for the frail elderly, and offers education and respite for family caregivers.
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$250,000
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36 months

Calvary Fund, Inc.

Nancy D'Agostino
"Nursing Home Hospice Program"

This grant will support a team of Calvary staff to work with ten additional nursing homes to increase access to hospice care for nursing home residents by establishing a hospice within the nursing home.
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$209,000
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24 months

Columbia University

Stephan Marshall
"The ElderSmile Dental Network: Delivering Dental Services to the Elderly in Northern Manhattan"

This grant will be used to deliver dental services to low-income, underserved elderly in northern Manhattan.
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$216,000
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24 months

Columbia University

. Robert M. Lewy
"Community Based Mental Health Services for Harlem Elderly"

This program will provide culturally competent mental health services to the Harlem elderly through a partnership between a community-based primary care practice, Isabella Geriatric Home Healthcare agency.
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$250,000
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24 months

Common Ground Community

Jennifer Hawkins
"Home, Health and Wellness "

This grant is to create an on-site medical and mental health care program to meet the critical health needs of the homeless and marginally housed elderly living in the Bowery area.
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$220,000
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24 months

Continuum Hospice Care/Jacob Perlow Hospice

Carolyn Cassin
"Harlem Community Hospice Outreach Program"

This grant will support an outreach program to address the under?utilization of hospice services in Harlem by integrating Continuum's Hospice program into the Harlem community.
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$432,000 | 24 months
Cornell University - Weill Medical College
Alvin Mushlin
"Establishing a Faculty Associates Program in Medical Ethics"

This grant would fund the second and third years (the Foundation funded the first year) of a 3-year program that seeks to bridge the gap between ethical theory and clinical practice by providing part time support for an 'internship' for practicing physicians to be more formally trained in medical bio-ethics in order to build the capacity of the Division of Medical Ethics to better serve the patients of New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System.
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$273,000
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36 months

Cornell University - Weill Medical College

Eugenia Siegler
"Enhancing the Care of Hospitalized Frail Elderly "

This program is designed to reduce the risk of delirium and functional decline in hospitalized elders, using and adapting the Hospital Elder Life Program, which was first developed and implemented at Yale-New Haven Hospital with funding from the Samuels Foundation.
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$189,000
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24 months

Cornell University - Weill Medical College

Eugenia Siegler
"Creating a Palliative Care Program for Hospitalized Patients"

This grant would help to fund a newly established palliative care consultation service.
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$200,000
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24 months

DOROT, Inc.

Vivian Erlich
Sara Peller

"East Side Expansion"

This grant would help DOROT expand its services to Manhattan’s East Side (14th to 96th Street) in order to increase the number of older adults who can participate in DOROT’s core programs, such as Shop & Escort and Friendly Visiting.
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$132,000
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24 months

Encore Community Services

Sister Lillian McNamara
"Coordinated & Appropriate Resources for the Elderly (CARE)"

This grant expands Encore's case assistance program for seniors. Case managers provide the necessary services, resources and information that can have a positive impact on their clients lives and assist them to remain at home, avoiding institutionalization for as long as possible.
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$300,000
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36 months

Flushing Hospital & Medical Center

Bruce J. Flanz
"Pain and Palliative Care Consultation Service"

The Flushing Hospital Medical Center Department of Medicine will develop and implement a pain and palliative care consultation service to improve access and availability of palliative care services to elderly patients in advanced stages of disease and their families.
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$100,000
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14 months

Goddard-Riverside Community Center

Stephan Russo
"Aging in Place Project"

This grant will provide transitional funding to sustain social work, health, financial and legal services and provide additional supports during the renovations of Goddard’s HUD 202 residential building for older adults. Once completed, the program will achieve self-sufficiency as a result of the increased cash flow from the building’s refinancing.
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$250,000 | 24 months
Grand Street Settlement
Margarita Rosa
"The BEST Program (Baruch Elder Services Team)"

Grand Street, in partnership with Cabrini Hospital, Cabrini Center For Rehabilitation, and NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA), will implement a comprehensive senior services program, modeled on the NORC Supportive Services model at Baruch Houses on the Lower East Side.
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$120,000
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24 months

Grand Street Settlement

Miriam Colon
"Baruch Elders Services Team (BEST) Program"

A multi-service NORC program offered in partnership with Cabrini Medical Center, BEST is targeted to the specific needs of the senior residents of the Bernard Baruch Houses. BEST's unique tiered model is designed to combat the negative effects of aging and of poverty and provides medical services, social services, and socialization and recreation activities for hundreds of Baruch housing senior residents.
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$100,000
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18 months

Health Advocates for Older People, Inc.

Friedhilde Milburn
"The Healthy Aging Program at Carnegie East House"

This program will help residents of an assisted living residence and nearby apartment buildings to age-in-place by providing healthcare management and promotion services by a nurse practitioner as well as home safety assessments by other staff and volunteers. This program will minimize nursing home and hospital admissions while enhancing the quality of life of participants.
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$200,000
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24 months

Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale

Daniel Reingold
"Long-Term-Care-Based Elder Abuse Prevention and Intervention Center"

This grant will support the nation's first comprehensive elder abuse intervention and prevention center, including an elder abuse shelter for the elderly living in the community.
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$220,000 | 24 months
Highbridge Community Life Center, Inc.
Brother Edward Phelan
"Nurse Aide Training Program"

This grant will support the nation's first comprehensive elder abuse intervention and prevention center, including an elder abuse shelter for the elderly living in the community.
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$172,500 | 24 months
Hospital for Joint Diseases
Stephen Honig
"Osteoporosis Model of Care Program"

This grant will be used to ensure patients receive bone density testing and/or osteoporosis medication after sustaining a fragility fracture.
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$237,000
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36 months

Hudson Guild, Inc.

Janice McGuire
"Senior Wellness Access Program (SWAP)"

This grant will support the creation of SWAP which integrates services from four community providers into a comprehensive care model that identifies and meets the mental and healthcare needs of seniors in Chelsea.
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$275,500
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24 months

Institute for Urban Family Health

Virna Little
"Caring for Seniors: Project IMPACT in NYC"

This grant would support the replication of Project IMPACT (Improving Mood - Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment) a mental health program designed to identify and treat depression in the elderly at three health centers in the Bronx and three in Manhattan.
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$150,000
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12 months

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Alan Roth
"Family Medicine Palliative Care Program"

This grant will be used to establish a hospital-wide, interdisciplinary, patient- and family-centered, culturally competent Family Medicine Palliative Care Program for predominantly poor, elderly, and minority patients who do not have access to palliative care.
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$200,000
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24 months

Jewish Association for Services for the Aged

Aileen Gittelson
"JASA-Oxford Social Work Services Program"

This program will connect identified members with community supports and give access to entitlements and other services so that they can continue to live in their own homes and communities. JASA is requesting start-up funding for this service and will be fully reimbursed for services for Oxford Medicare HMO clients.
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$190,000 | 16 months
Lenox Hill Hospital
Elizabeth Clarke
"Outpatient Geriatrics Center"

This grant will allow the Center to expand its hours from three sessions per week to ten. The grant supports the salaries of a full time nurse practitioner and full time social worker.
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$297,000 | 36 months
Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation
Eric Hall
"Alzheimer's Companions - Expansion to Queens"

This program provides in-home respite for a three-hour block of care every other week to individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. In addition to providing a periodic break to caregivers provides, care also includes a very strong cognitive stimulation component.
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$201,000
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24 months

Metropolitan Jewish Health System

Eliot Fishman
"Building a Sustainable Home Visiting Palliative Medicine Program"

This grant will be used to establish a sustainable home-visiting Palliative Medicine Program.
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$225,000
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24 months

Montefiore Medical Center

Sean O'Mahoney
"A Palliative Care and Case Management Model in the Emergency Department"

This grant will support the development and implementation of a program in the Emergency Department that will improve access to palliative care and hospice services.
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$199,000
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24 months

Mount Sinai Hospital

Umesh K. Gidwani
"Palliative Care Consultation Service: Communication, Dignity, and Respect"

This grant will be used to enhance and expand Mount Sinai -Queen's hospital-based Palliative Care Consultation Service (PCCS).
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$229,000
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24 months

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Jeremy Boal
"Visiting Doctor Program Inpatient Nurse Practitioner"

This grant will be used to implement a new model of hospital care for the Visiting Doctors Program patients who require hospitalization.
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$246,000
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12 months

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Diane E. Meier
"Planning Grant to Develop a Strategy for Palliative Care in the Long Term Care Setting-Phase I"

This grant will be used to support the assessment of the need for palliative care in the long term care setting, evaluation of effective approaches to meeting the need, and development of a practical strategy for extending the Center to Advance Palliative work to include technical assistance to the long term care field.
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$195,000
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18 months

New York Service Program for Older People, Inc. (SPOP)

Nancy Harvey
"Expansion of Mental Health Counseling for Older Adults"

This grant would fund the expansion of SPOP's mental health clinic and homebound program to address the growing needs for mental health services for the under-served, elderly in NYC.
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$143,000
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12 months

New York Service Program for Older People, Inc. (SPOP)

Nancy Harvey
"Mental Health Counseling for Dually Diagnosed Older Adults"

This grant will help SPOP expand its mental health clinic to meet the needs of seniors with a primary diagnosis of mental illness and a secondary diagnosis of alcoholism or substance abuse (dually diagnosed), an under-served segment of the elderly population in Manhattan.
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$300,000
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36 months

New York University Downtown Hospital

Lester W. Blair
"Dzi Yuan: Palliative Care and Supportive Consultation Service"

This grant will support the implementation of a palliative care consultation service that is culturally competent and focused on the Chinese elders.
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$310,000 | 36 months
North General Hospital
Valentine Burroughs, MD
"Medical House Call Program"

This grant would support an initiative to develop teams comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners and social workers that will visit frail elderly in their homes, become their primary care providers and coordinate all aspects of care.
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$354,000 | 24 months
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Inc.
Joseph S. Weiner, MD, PhD
Jesse Roth, MD

"Special Clinical Support Service (SCSS) for the Gravely Ill Elderly and Their Families"

This program will provide supportive and palliative care services to patients who have been rejected for admission for intensive care services at LIJ. It will help patients, loved ones, and physicians sort out the crucial and complex medical decisions to be made at the end of someone's life.
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$200,000
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24 months

Odyssey House, Inc.

Peter Provet, PhD
"ElderCare Outpatient Program"

This grant will support a case manager and a social worker to create an outpatient substance abuse and psychotherapeutic treatment track, within the Odyssey House Outpatient Treatment Program, dedicated to elderly substance abusers living in NYC.
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$250,000
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24 months

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute

Steven L. Dawson
"Quality Jobs/Quality Care at Care at Home"

This grant will fund the replication of the PHI's innovative Quality Jobs/Quality Care model within Care at Home, a home care agency in Brooklyn.
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$214,000
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24 months

Park Slope Geriatric Day Center, Inc.

Marianne Nicolosi
"Developing a Free-Standing, Fee-for-Service Geriatric Care Management Program"

This grant will support the development of a self-sustaining care management program in Brooklyn.
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$225,000
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24 months

Per Scholas, Inc.

Michelle Pullaro
"Comp2Seniors, Helping Older Adults Through Technology"

This grant will be used to provide home computers and technology training to low-income elderly in New York City.
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$258,000
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36 months

Puerto Rican Family Institute

Elvira R. Gonzalez
"Life Line Center for Latino Seniors"

This program will offer Latino seniors, with a special focus on grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, linguistically and culturally sensitive mental health treatment, home visiting services, case management and peer support.
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$203,000
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24 months

ReServe Elder Service, Inc.

Claire Haaga Altman
"Elder-to-Elder: Engaging Older Adults In the Care and Service of Frail Elderly"

This grant will provide support to help connect older adults with stipend-paying jobs that challenge them to use their lifetime skills and experience to help the frail elderly.
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$162,000
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24 months

Riverdale Mental Health Association

Robert Brewster
"Innovative Senior Services"

This grant will be used to establish an elder-specific mental health outreach and treatment program in the Northwest Bronx.
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$225,000
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36 months

Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center - Manhattan

F. Russell Kellogg, MD
"Homebound Health Care Program - Latinos Unidos en la Communidad"

This grant would support the replication of an in-home, long-term home health services program to reach the frail, homebound elderly living in the Lower East Side.
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$212,150
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12 months

Samuel Field YM & YWHA, Inc.

Steven Goodman, EdD
"NORC- WOW Implementation Phase, Year 1"


This is grant would fund the first year of implementing a NORC supportive services to a community of free standing one and two family homes. It follows a successful one year planning and community building phase that was funded by the Samuels Foundation.
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$167,250
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12 months

Samuel Field YM & YWHA, Inc.

Karen Schwab
"NORC- WOW Implementation Phase, Year 2"

This grant will fund the next year of the implementation phase for developing NORC supportive services in a community of freestanding one and two family homes in Northeast Queens.
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$130,000
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24 months

Samuel Field YM & YWHA, Inc.

Jane Bardavid
"Providing Mental Health Services in Senior Centers"

The Samuel Field Y's certified geriatric mental health clinic, Community Advisory Program for the Elderly (CAPE), intends to increase access to mental health care for older adults through the development of satellites in four senior centers in Queens.
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$250,000
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30 months

Senior Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE)

Terry Kaelber
"Harlem/East Harlem SAGE Neighbors/NORC Without Walls"

This grant will be used to replicate and sustain a "NORC Without Walls" program for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors living in the Harlem/East Harlem neighborhoods of New York City.
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$200,000
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24 months

Staten Island University Hospital

Donna Seminara
"Elder Homebound Visit Program"

This grant will support the expansion of a comprehensive home visit program for homebound elderly with complex and serious illnesses.
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$200,000
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24 months

United Hospital Fund of New York

David Gould
"NORC Program Blueprint"

This grant will support the creation of a “Blueprint” for the development, operation and evaluation of both neighborhood- and housing-based NORC supportive service programs.
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$120,000 | 12 months
UJA-Federation of New York
Anita Altman
"North East Queens NORC Initiative, Stage I"

This project is being managed and directed by UJA-Federation of New York, which has pioneered the development of NORC Supportive Service Programs. This first stage of this initiative involves community organizing and program development regarding services for older adults. If successful, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)and the Sam Field YM-YWHA will work with the community to develop a new NORC supportive service program, namely one that addresses the needs of an aged-in senior population residing in a neighborhood of one and two family homes.
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$208,000
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24 months

Union Settlement Association

Ellen P. Simon, DSW
"Senior Center Mental Health Program"

This grant will fund the development of a mental health program in East Harlem. The program's main focus will be on elders who attend Union Settlement's four senior centers and their homebound, meals-on-wheels clients. The program will offer group and individual counseling conducted by licensed social workers.
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$225,000
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36 months

Vera Institute of Justice Inc.

Jean Callahan
"Nonprofit Guardianship Service and Cooperative Assistance Network"

This grant will be used to develop and implement a demonstration project that will provide high-quality guardianship services to people found to be incapacitated regardless of their wealth.
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