Clarity Care was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Inc., which will be used to help low-income elderly women stay in their homes through Clarity Care’s Help at Home program. “We can't be more thrilled, honored, and humbled,” said Barb Salemi, Clarity Care CEO.
Salemi expects this new grant to directly affect the lives of many women in our area. Last year, the Women’s Fund grant served 25 women in the Fox Valley area by providing over 800 hours of care over a nine-month period. The average age of those served was 63 years old, with the oldest individual being 94 years old. The average income level of the women was between $12,000 and $13,000 per year. Help at Home strives to keep 90% of the clients served living in their own homes by assisting with household tasks the client is no longer able to perform and by providing companionship to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Established in 2008, Clarity Care’s Help at Home program provides assistance with laundry, grocery shopping, meal preparation, bathing and housekeeping tasks to allow vulnerable, aging, and low-income clients to continue to live safely and independently in their own homes. The long-term goal of the program is to help people avoid moving into assisted living or nursing facilities as long as possible, allowing the client to stay independent and avoid the high cost of residential care. Help at Home is primarily funded through foundations, partnerships and private donors.
Clarity Care Inc., an Oshkosh based private, nonprofit agency is dedicated to providing care and services to individuals with acute, chronic or long-term conditions.
For more information on Clarity Care and the programs they offer, visit www.claritycare.org.
Established as a field of interest fund in 1994 by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc., the Women’s Fund was created as a permanent funding source specifically to address the growing needs of women and girls in the Fox Valley region of Wisconsin. Since its establishment, the Women’s Fund has awarded more than $1,000,000 in grants to programs that support and emphasize advocacy for women and girls. Grants have been awarded to 78 different Fox Valley area nonprofits offering diverse programs that address issues vital to the well-being of women.