The West End Home Foundation Board of Directors has announced its 2016 grant awards. The mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life of seniors through support of nonprofit organizations that provide advocacy, food, housing, health and transportation services to seniors.
Grant awards totaling $1,683,000 have been distributed to twenty-eight agencies serving Davidson and the five contiguous counties. The West End Home Foundation Grant Committee Chair, Gray Thornburg commends each of the organizations for their exemplary work in support of senior adults. The organizations and projects awarded grants in 2016 are:
Alive Hospice – Capital funds for a hospice residence in Rutherford County
Arc of Davidson County – Assistance to individuals with short-term emergency housing issues
Alzheimer’s Association – Consultation and education to those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease
Bethlehem Centers – Meals on Wheels program for 200 North Nashville Seniors; Seniors Club; renovation of restrooms to be ADA compliant
Council on Aging of Greater Nashville – Creation of a senior specific transportation program, continuing the work of a transportation leadership coalition.
Domestic Violence Program – Emergency services (shelter, counseling, transportation, legal assistance) for elderly victims of domestic violence in Rutherford County
Faith Family Medical – Healthcare for Seniors which provides medical exams and includes Journey to Health Wellness and counseling services
FiftyForward – Congregate meals, health and wellness programs and transportation for FiftyForward’s Bordeaux facility.
Gilda’s Club – Psycho-social support for seniors impacted by cancer
Interfaith Dental Clinic – Comprehensive and emergency dental care for seniors
Legal Aid Society – HELP program which provides educational seminars and legal services with a focus on long term care options, advanced care directives, Powers of Attorney
Light in the Nations – Meals, Health Fair and Carnival, housing needs including ramps and emergency assistance
Martha O’Bryan Center – Emergency Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, access to counseling, crisis financial assistance
Matthew 25 – Renovation of rooms at residential facility for veterans
Mental Health America – Funding for the Centerstone Research Institute for scale and evaluation to document the effectiveness of Just the Facts
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency – Provides raw food cost for 4615 meals planned by a registered dietician and distributed in the five counties contiguous to Davidson
Nashville Food Project – To cook and provide nutritious made-from-scratch meals to seniors
Nashville Public Television – Aging Matters programs: “Alzheimer’s and Dementia” and “Elder Abuse” including website, DVD and screenings.
NeedLink Nashville – Once yearly assistance with utility deposits, past-due or disconnect utilities, rent, housing deposit
Rooftop Foundation – Emergency rental/mortgage assistance to prevent homelessness
Second Harvest Food Bank – Funding specifically for Frozen Tray Pack Meals and Senior Nutrition Boxes
Siloam Family Health – Affordable healthcare to uninsured and underinsured senior citizens
St. Luke’s Community House – Mobile Meals program, Senior Club, Senior Friends
TN Justice Center – Legal advocacy for applicants of CHOICES program; identification of systemic problems; advocacy for reforms
TN Respite Coalition – Respite care for caregivers of patients aged 60 years and older
United Cerebral Palsy – Services and durable medical equipment to keep seniors in their own homes
Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Funding for Year 1 of a project to enroll nursing homes in online training program enabling non-traditional staff to provide daily feeding assistance
Westminster Home Connection – Housing repairs and mobility modifications to address safety concerns