Community Care Corps 23 Grant Awards Include Berkshire-based organization

Jul 29, 2020

Community Care Corps is announcing the grantees of a new and unprecedented program to help older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers. This momentous leap forward will help countless people and will have a lasting impact not just on the families and individuals served, but also on those who serve their community as volunteers.

Community Care Corps is granting $2.44 million to 23 innovative local programs nationwide. One hundred eighty-three organizations from 45 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico applied for funds for their programs totaling more than $23 million. The 23 deserving organizations selected serve a blend of urban, suburban, rural, frontier, and Tribal communities across the U.S.

One of the organizations is from Massachusetts and a description of their program is explained here:

The Villages of the Berkshires’ model, in partnership with the Berkshire Community College, is delivering an array of volunteer services to older adults and persons with disabilities who wish to remain in their own homes as they age. VoB’s volunteer services will include . VoB’s model will focus on strengthening its unique partnership with the Berkshire Community College and its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to enhance recruitment and training of volunteers to serve in the community. VoB’s partnership with a community college and a lifelong learning institute may be a model for other Villages in the national Village to Village Network. VoB, a new Village launched in 2020, serves rural communities.