United Church of Christ’s EHM Senior Solutions Wins Grant for ‘Safe at Home’ Program
An impactful presentation helped EHM Senior Solutions (EHM), formerly Evangelical Homes of Michigan, win a grant of $11,400 from the Washtenaw County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care (WCC) to help seniors stay safe and independent in their own homes through one of its signature programs.
“Amazing things can happen when you get a group of thoughtful caring women together and ask them to help change the world,” states Marge Farrand from WWC. But that’s exactly what 100+ Women Who Care does twice a year when they meet. Women from all over Washtenaw County get together and hear presentation from members who wish to support a local charity. Then the participants vote on a winner and each member writes a check for $100. EHM Director of Philanthropy Heather Feldkamp’s moving presentation on EHM’s “Safe at Home” program prompted 114 women from the chapter to write a check bringing the grant total to $11,400.
“We are proud of Heather and the work she did to earn this grant for EHM and the many seniors who need and benefit from our Safe at Home program,” said Denise Rabidoux, president and CEO of EHM Senior Solutions. The Safe at Home program is EHM Senior Solutions’ unique approach to combat the challenges faced by low-income, frail older adults aging in place. Some of the problems include outliving their financial resources and insufficient community support to help them meet their day-to-day needs.
EHM Senior Solutions has set a goal of ultimately building an endowment to help eligible participants in Washtenaw county access Safe at Home program services, with assistance ranging from home assessments to home refurbishments to technical support.
“We are grateful to the 100+ Women Who Care (Washtenaw County chapter) for selecting our organization and helping give seniors in need an opportunity to stay safe and independent in their homes now and in the future,” said Rabidoux.
About EHM Senior Solutions
The United Church of Christ’s EHM Senior Solutions is a health and human service organization that provides health care, housing and community services to seniors and their families in SE Michigan. Founded nearly 140 years ago, the CHHSM-member ministry is one of the largest nonprofits of its kind in metro Detroit and one of the oldest in the state, serving more than 5,500 seniors annually. Over the past 10 years, it has provided $18 million in charitable support and services to those in need.
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