Live Well At Home Grant Gives Millions
Over $7M went to 32 organizations statewide to help older Minnesotans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The announcement was made today by Emily Piper, the commissioner of Human Services, according to a press release.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services gave $7.1 million in Living Well at Home grants to organizations that provide services which allow aging Minnesotans to stay in their homes, instead of moving to expensive options such as a nursing home.
The Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, Inc., received $250,000 for their work to find and keep safe rental housing for those experiencing homelessness or may become homeless in Becker, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Ottertail and Wadena Counties.
Some organizations in northern Minnesota that received the grant according to the release include:
- Minnesota Chippewa Tribe received $133,000 for Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard and Itasca Counties to build capacity to provide services for older Minnesotans to live in the community and recruit clients for the adult services program.
- Walker Adult Day Services received $375,283 for Cass, Crow Wing and Hubbard Counties, for a new location with added services and capacity to serve cities around Walker.
- ElderCircle received $127,199 for Aitkin, Itasca, Koochiching and St. Louis Counties, to expand service options by adding respite and caregiver consulting.
- Consumer Directions, Inc., received $40,124 for Benton, Crow Wing, Douglas, Isanti, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties, to increase awareness and participation in self-directed services that have the most impact in helping them to remain in their homes and maintain their health.
- Aitkin County CARE received $48,551 for Aitkin County, to expand and support in-home caregiver respite and homemaking services.
- State Services for the Blind received $76,000, statewide, to expand the Aging Eyes Initiative to provide training and early vision loss intervention resources to existing aging network providers across Minnesota
Additional organizations that received the grant can be found on the Minnesota Department of Human Services website.