ONEgeneration

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Amount:
$200,000
Year:
2022
Field of Interest:
Seniors, Vulnerable Populations
Program Name:
Food Bank and Mobile Food Pantry
Grant Type:
General Community
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1978, ONEgeneration is a nonprofit located in the San Fernando Valley that offers a variety of programs and services for older adults, children and their families. Each year it provides comprehensive, wrap-around support to 8,000 underserved older adults in the form of free to low-cost adult daycare, medically supervised daycare for adults with disabilities, caregiver education and support, congregate dining, transportation services, home-based case management, home-delivered groceries and meals, mobile food distribution, kindship support for older adults caring for grandchildren, and homeless prevention and intervention support including housing placement, financial assistance, and benefits enrollment. ONEgeneration’s Senior Enrichment Center (OSEC) provides social engagement, disease prevention, healthy aging activities, and social services to 3,600 members, most of whom are low income.

GRANT PURPOSE

To support the new Food Bank and Mobile Food Pantry site's capacity to serve 8,000 clients; to expand access to Adult Day Care including funds for those who do not qualify for MediCal and cannot afford to pay for services privately; and to expand Housing Navigation and Integrated Case Management to serve at least 40-50 additional clients who face housing instability, food insecurity, and insufficient access to health services.

“For almost 45 years, ONEgeneration remains committed to enriching and supporting the lives of older adults, children, and families through our diverse communities. We envision a kind and equitable community, enriched in intergenerational relationships, thriving with dignity, quality, purpose, and security. Funding awarded from the Jewish Community Foundation will support ONEgeneration’s Community Prevention Aging Services Program, particularly the Food Pantry and Mobile Food Bank Service, Housing Navigation and Community Integrated Case Management, and Adult Day Care services, ultimately advancing the well-being of older adults whose lives are impacted by the adverse effects of poverty.”

Jenna Hauss
President & CEO