Creating a Community of Support by Being of Service to Others
Why Pearl Mae?
Many Americans are living longer and are faced with decreasing abilities and increasing needs. Outliving their support systems and resources, these vulnerable seniors find themselves in positions they never expected - isolated, having to choose between buying food or medication, and physically unable to care for themselves or living environments.
The Pearl Mae Foundation, a nonprofit faith-based charity, was founded with the goal to keep senior citizens mobile and healthy, so they may age in their homes, as opposed to nursing homes or other costly medical facilities. For years, the Board members of the Pearl Mae Foundation have been involved in every aspect of the delivery of health care to seniors and have witnessed individuals fall between the cracks of the health care and social services delivery system.
The Pearl Mae Foundation provides supplemental financial support to help meet the daily needs of low-income senior citizens. Small changes often produce a large impact for improved quality of life. Our mission is to provide supplemental grants that range from $250-500 dollars. Some examples are:
• Home improvements and reconfigurations, such as raised toilet seats, replacing patches of floor and installing ramps and handrails to prevent falls.
• Food subsidies, such as home-delivered meals, food distribution events, and access to fresh produce
• Pharmaceutical co-payments
The Pearl Mae Foundation also provides tuition scholarships to students who want to focus their studies in the healthcare and first responder fields. Our objective is to invest in their careers so they may help service the demands of the increasing senior population.
Two primary focus areas:
Provide Supplemental Financial Support
to help meet the daily needs for low-income senior citizens.
to students who want to focus their careers/lives in the health care and law enforcement fields.