The purpose of this project was to write a grant to implement a new shelter specifically designed for homeless older adults. This shelter would be an alternative to abusive or neglectful situations and to staying on the street or in a shelter where older adults may be especially at risk because of their age. This shelter could provide a place of solace for older adults being abused, losing their caregiver, or being otherwise victimized. The grant writer ultimately selected the Archstone Foundation as it has a proven history of leadership in the field of aging.
This shelter could be a precedent for services that are a growing demand for the aging population. With the increasing older adult population, along with the currently depressed economy, social services will need to become more focused on meeting the specific needs of older adults in poverty.
|Advisor:||Potts, Marilyn K.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Social work, Public policy|
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