2009-10 Recipient - Sarah House

Amount Awarded: 
$ 40,000

Community Needs : Family Support Services, Homelessness, Seniors

Project Title: 
Hospice Care Expansion

This grant helped provide 24-hour residential “person-centered” end-of-life care for low-income and homeless individuals and those with HIV/AIDS.  Sarah House residents are the most vulnerable of our population - veterans, homeless, and the mentally challenged.  80% earn $16,000 a year or less (half of the $32,000 annual income considered “low income” by the US government).  60% of Sarah House residents are women who have an average annual income of just over $6,000. Sarah House strives to ensure their residents have food and shelter, as well as dignity, peace and comfort.  The grant supported 50 residents of Sarah House.

Sarah House: Party with ladies in hats