CCH, a nonprofit developer of affordable senior housing, is launching an innovative program, Resident Care Fund (RCF), which provides much-needed support when its residents are coping with an immediate crisis. CCH serves residents with very limited income whose lives can, at critical times, be devastated by one missed check, flat tire, or accidental slip.
The RCF provides help when community members are facing critical needs such as food, medicine, transportation, support services, or medical services and supplies.
In the midst of developing this program, CCH supporters generously donated over $20,000 to build the initial reserves. One hundred percent of the gifts to the fund go directly to the residents.
In one situation, a resident, who was suffering with an abscessed tooth, was in need of major dental work. With no family or government agency able to provide help, she had no other resources to resolve her situation. She could not cover the cost of dental work and end her persistent discomfort. As such, she found it difficult to consume anything which affected her physically and emotionally. After learning about the RCF, she quickly applied and her request was approved. Today, she is able to enjoy her meals pain free.
CCH Vice President of Philanthropy and Mission Implementation, John Rodenberg, states, “We see this fund as a way of providing an added level of support for our residents. Many need a life line during an unexpected emergency and this ensures our residents can get through a difficult moment with care and dignity.”
For more information, please visit www.cchnc.org and click on the Resident Care Fund.