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A Caring Place Inc

Building Friendships

Lexington, KY   |  http://www.a-caring-place.com

Mission

Recognizing that loneliness is an epidemic with adverse effects on physical and mental health, A Caring Place, a faith-based volunteer organization, takes an intergenerational approach to building friendships with people over 60 years old or disabled and live in the Bluegrass region. We feed the body and the soul. For eligible participants, we provide warm and nourishing lunches, free of cost. Our Vision: We imagine a world where everyone is loved and no one goes hungry.

Ruling year info

2020

President

Roxanne Lea Cheney

Main address

1870 Armstrong Mill Rd

Lexington, KY 40517 USA

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EIN

84-3093905

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (W11)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1. The problem is the epidemic rise of persistent loneliness and social isolation of the elderly in the Lexington community. We have met this need through daily phone calls, a morning Welcome Center with lunch, and home visits. 2. During the pandemic, we have maintained our phone program, developed a Virtual Welcome Center, and delivered lunch to shut ins who are below the poverty bracket, plus to associated family members.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Telephone Comfort Care

Trained volunteers are assigned referred participants, who are unable to come to the Welcome Center, and need daily wellness checks, or socialization.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Seniors

on Line interactions between our elderly participants, and UK Undergrad students. Meets every Weds and Saturday morning at 10. In the future, will be extended to every morning.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers

Suspended during pandemic. However, continue to bring warm catered lunches to participants who meet the age criteria/poverty bracket, and their associated family members. In addition, we do run errands (I.E. delivering adult diapers, picking up medications, et al)

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Seniors

Socially isolated elderly and disabled with no available food resources eill be provided a daily nooneal delivered to their home

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants who state they feel more cared for after their interactions with A Caring Place Number of participants who state they are very satisfied with our food ministry.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Telephone Comfort Care

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In the 3 years we have been a non-profit, we have only had 2 people out of 80 participants who showed dissatisfaction with our program.

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Telephone Comfort Care

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of support group services offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Welcome Center (virtual)

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Virtual Welcome Center was attractive during COVID pandemic to University students who required services Ce hours; explaining the significant increase in 2021

Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Home visits

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We currently have 6 different programs, with our food ministry being the largest in terms of cost. We currently have 20 who are food deprived and destitute with no other food resources available.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Improve the quality of life of our participants as indicated via satisfaction survey's.
2. Build intergeneration connectivity, that we used to have when we had extended families, to decrease loneliness and improve one's usefulness.
3. Maintain the physical health of participants, by providing daily lunch

1. Daily phone calls from the same volunteer to build 'friendships' and feelings of bonding.
2. Virtual Welcome Center with the UK undergrad students, and our elderly participants
3. Delivery of catered food to participants within the poverty bracket, and to their associated family members

1. We recruit volunteers from a wide variety of sources to make phone contacts. This is always an on going challenge to maintain.
2. We have contracted with YAAM (Youth AGainst Alzheimer's Movement) at UK for participation in phone program and intergeneration Virtual Welcome Center.
3. We do have an inexpensive source for catering services

Our Phone Comfort Care Program has a structured orientation and a formalized agreement or contract between volunteers and our Board. We monitor the success of this program on a continuous basis by intermittent calls to our participants, and monthly reports and feedback from our participants.
We have developed a Virtual Welcome Center with the UK Under Grad Students, and with our Board to provide small group interactions with our participants..
We have an 11 member Board of Directors, and a 6 member Associate Director Board.
We have additional partnerships with the BG Blind Council, the Independent Transportation Network, and the Lexington Senior Center.
We have added 2 more programs in the past year to decrease the chronic stress associated with social isolation and persistent loneliness: Read On! Program, seniors reading to third graders
Movement Therapy (Tai Chi), Meditation Classes, and in the short term future, Music
Relaxation.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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A Caring Place Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Roxanne Cheney

A Caring Place

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Gregory Tumey

A Caring Place

Term: 2019 - 2022

Jennifer Gripshover

ITNBlueGrass

Don Rapske

REtired Newspaper Reporter

Bill Hiles

Retired Newspaper Reporter

Stacy Federico

Day Care Owner

Greg Tumey

Priest, Orthodox Catholic Church

Laura Dake

Councilperson, Woodford County Board

Rachel Eldridge

Fiscal Officer, Kentucky State

Domitila Munoz

HR Officer

Robert Cook

Computer Engineer

Roxanne Cheney

Management

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/22/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability