FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TrustedRide-Certified Partners Win Grants
from National Community Care Corps
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2020): New model will help Connecticut (New Haven area)'s and Maryland (Baltimore)'s family caregivers, older adults, and persons with disabilities.
TrustedRide-Certified announces that its partners in two separate locations were selected by the national Community Care Corps to receive funds for volunteers assisting local family caregivers, older adults, and persons with disabilities in Baltimore, Maryland and New Haven, Connecticut. The amount of each grant is roughly $180,000 for the period August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021.
TrustedRide-Certified and its partners are among the first awardees of the brand-new Community Care Corps. This unprecedented program is a momentous leap forward in facilitating older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers with much-needed non-medical assistance. TrustedRide-Certified‘s aid will benefit countless local individuals and families, generating a lasting impact on those served, as well as the volunteers serving our community. Each project will test comparable models of "chaperoned rideshare" to facilitate accompanied, safe and sanitary non-emergency medical transport to and from medical appointments, including providing the "responsible adult" to accompany patients home from procedures and day surgeries requiring the administration of anesthesia.
Alan Lopatin, CEO of TrustedRide-Certified, LLC noted that "we are honored to be part of an effort to turn curb-to-curb service into door-to-door service, and bridging the gap for seniors and adults with disabilities who might not always be available to provide a ride. We're particularly proud of work with proven teams in trying to answer a growing need during these trying times."
“We are pleased to make this award to St. Agnes Hospital (Ascension Health) and the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, and their partner TrustedRide-Cerified, LLC. Their excellent volunteer model was chosen over hundreds of other outstanding programs across the country,” said Paul Weiss, President of The Oasis Institute which administers Community Care Corps.
Community Care Corps grants are being awarded to local organizations across the country to establish, enhance, and grow innovative volunteer models. Community Care Corps is granting $2.44 million to 20 innovative local programs
nationwide, including St. Agnes, AOCSCC, and TRC. The program was extremely competitive. One hundred eighty-three organizations from 45 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico applied for funds for their programs totaling more than $23 million.
Tens of millions of Americans are in critical need of non-medical assistance to continue living in their homes. Many also need companionship to avert the devastating effects of isolation. Volunteer support is vital for individuals to maintain the ability to live independently and stay connected within their communities.
Community Care Corps, through a cooperative agreement with the federal Administration for Community Living (ACL), is led by four national non-profit organizations: The Oasis Institute, Caregiver Action Network, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and Altarum. For more information about Community Care Corps and a list of the 2020 grantees, please visit www.communitycarecorps.org.