Agencies Integrate Service Delivery to Poor and Elderly in Cudahy and St. Francis

July 31, 2011

 

 

Agencies Integrate Service Delivery to the Poor and Elderly living in Cudahy and St. Francis

 

Cudahy/ St. Francis Interfaith Program for the Elderly (CSFI) has provided information/ referral and direct services to the seniors of each community since 1977. Hundreds of rides are provided monthly to assist our seniors with shopping and keeping medical appointments as well as providing companionship and help with chores if needed. Project Concern has provided a food pantry, clothing bank, as well as information and referral to public benefits since 1968 and currently serves over 1,000 low-income individuals monthly.

 

In 2008 both organizations participated in a joint strategic planning process that resulted in having a Board of Directors and mission in common. The combined mission statement is “to strengthen the Cudahy/St. Francis community by ministering to the needs of older adults, and low income persons and families.”

 

Effective August 1, 2011 the agencies take their next step together by integrating service delivery and staffing at the lower level of Nativity of the Lord Church at the Intersection of Plankinton and Kirkwood Aves. in Cudahy.

 

Being affiliated with the County-wide Interfaith Older Adult Programs for over 30 years has provided the foundational administrative structure and support by employing and supervising the staff of Cudahy/St. Francis Interfaith. However, recent reduction in government funding has necessitated staffing changes to reduce administrative costs and reliance upon that organization. Cudahy/St. Francis Interfaith will continue to collaborate to the fullest extent possible with the County- wide Interfaith Older Adult Programs.

 

Integration of service delivery and staffing with reduce the staffing costs by over $30,000 annually, which is a more than a 20% saving to the combined 2011 budgets of $137,000. Debby Pizur will become the Director, PC- CSFI. Rebecca Roepke, Cudahy Family Librarian and community board member said, “Debby is a respected and proven leader in our community and has the skills necessary to grow both organizations.”

 

Former Cudahy Mayor Ray Glowacki, who chaired the Strategic Planning process, said, “ This is the right time and place to merge service delivery to ensure continuation of quality services to a growing number of our elderly and low income neighbors.”

 

The combined Board of Directors of Project Concern and Cudahy/St Francis Interfaith and its staff and volunteers remain deeply committed to helping those in need in our communities. Pat Rozek, Board Chair reinforced that “nothing will change in our service to the elderly of the community.”

 

The telephone numbers for both organizations will remain the same.

Cudahy/ St. Francis Interfaith: 414-483-4474 and Project Concern: 414-744- 0645.

 

However Cudahy- St Francis Interfaith will have a new mailing address:

P.O. Box 100095, Cudahy, WI 53110

 

 

 

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Greendale's College Park Elementary named a 'School of Recognition' by DPI 2/11

» What residents in Southeast Wisconsin need to know to prevent the spread of Zika virus Updated:  2/11

» Southridge Mall to host sing-a-thon with Sophia's Heart choir for Valentine's Day weekend 2/10

» The Rock Snow Park to host snow tubing fundraiser for Greendale Marching Band 2/10

» Franklin boys overpower Southeast swimming field 2/9

» Franklin girls basketball team shakes off doldrums, wins two games 2/9

» Franklin, Oak Creek student-athletes set their futures 2/9

» SEC champion Oak Creek wrestlers look to bigger things 2/9

» Former MLB player John Mallee to coach at Prospect Training Academy Updated:  2/9

» Oak Creek Chick-fil-A announces March grand opening, 'First 100' promotion 2/9

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 2/8

» Hales Corners vies for fruity trees through Victory Garden Initiative Updated:  2/8

» Black Bear Bottling named 2015 Business of the Year by South Suburban Chamber of Commerce Updated:  2/8

» Greendale High School holds first induction ceremony to new Athletic Hall of Fame 2/5

» Oak Creek denies police chief's request for 7.5 % raise 2/4

» DCS Cupcakes, now on hiatus, advocates for statewide 'Cookie Bill' Updated:  2/4

» Oak Creek girls basketball team gets defensive in win over Franklin 2/2

» Oak Creek wrestlers claim third SEC dual-meet title 2/2

» Franklin boys basketball team adapts, earns big win over Creek 2/2

» Tickets now on sale for annual 'Taste of Oak Creek-Franklin' fundraiser 2/2

» Oak Creek's former city hall, library now demolished 2/1

» Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in January 2/1

» Oak Creek girls basketball team outlasts Franklin, 47-39 1/29

» Festival Foods looks to build at old Kmart location along Highway 100 Updated:  1/29

» Greendale School District announces names of candidates for superintendent position 1/29

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Advertisement