Staying Connected was formed in 2002 with a grant from the national Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest healthcare foundation. It is one of more than 1,600 interfaith volunteer care-giving programs nationwide, and is supported by a national network of similar faith in action programs.
Initially, Staying Connected was founded by six area congregations and seven social service agencies.
Since then, dozens of volunteers have helped several hundred York County residents remain independent in their own homes. We now rely on other grants, fundraisers and donations to perform our work.
Our founding congregations, who remain with us today, are Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Ohev Sholom Congregation, St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Temple Beth Israel and theUnitarian Universalist Congregation of York.
The social service agencies that support us include: ForSight Vision,Heartland Homecare and Hospice, WellSpan Center for Aging, York County Area Agency on Aging, York Hospital and the York Housing Authority, as well as Jewish Family Services of York.
We operate under the auspices of JFS, a 501 ©3 nonprofit human service agency that provides comprehensive professional assistance consistent with Jewish traditions, values, and culture to enhance the quality of lives of those in the Jewish community and the community at large.