Grant Information

 

The Center awards subgrants to nonprofit organizations to develop, implement, evaluate, and advance person-centered, trauma-informed (PCTI) services for Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers throughout the United States. Subgrants are dependent on compliance with program requirements and the availability of federal funds, and are awarded with a financial or in-kind match component. The Center provides hands-on technical assistance and support to subgrantees as they develop, implement, and evaluate their PCTI innovations.  

 

Innovations in PCTI care are funded in the following program areas: 

 

For Holocaust survivors and older adults with a history of trauma: 

  • Physical health, including nutrition programs and programs that focus on strength, mobility, falls prevention, and wellness to promote physical health and well-being  
  • Cognitive health, including programs that support brain health and help to promote well-being among older adults with dementia and cognitive decline 
  • Mental health, including individual counseling, support groups, and creative arts programs that help to decrease depression, anxiety, and other trauma-related symptoms 
  • Social health, including trainings on how to use technology to help to reduce loneliness and social isolation and socialization programs 

 

For family caregivers of Holocaust survivors and older adults with a history of trauma: 

  • Individual counseling, support groups, socialization opportunities, and respite designed to decrease anxiety and loneliness and promote overall health and well-being 

 

For agencies and service providers that work with Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers: 

  • Trainings on how to incorporate PCTI care into all aspects of service delivery, policies and programs, and agency space  
  • Case management, transportation, and outreach designed to facilitate the ability of older adults with a history of trauma and their family caregivers to access services and supports 

 

In addition, the Center awards a limited number of subgrants to Jewish Federations to convene local aging services providers and other community stakeholders and collectively develop strategies to meet the needs of local Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers. Federations train each of their local Leadership Councils on PCTI care and lead them in assessing the needs of Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers in their communities. Based on those assessments, each Federation, working with their Leadership Council, allocates subgrants for critical support services to help Holocaust survivors and older adults with a history of trauma age safely in their own homes, and to support family caregivers of those older adults in their caregiving role. In accordance with PCTI principles and practices, Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers also participate on these local Leadership Councils. Services that have been funded through this program include financial assistance to prevent and resolve emergencies; medical, dental, and other health and social service needs; food, home repairs, home care, and support groups and training for family caregivers. 

 
Programs are implemented with strong cooperation from the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.