Volunteer with senior visiting flower garden
The Jackson family visiting a 'neighbor'
The boy scouts having fun while raking
Neighbors in Action builds relationships... it's what makes us special!
About Neighbors in Action
The mission of Neighbors In Action is to connect older people to resources that improve their quality of life, help them age safely, and enable them to engage in their community.
To support older adults’ independence through information, resources, practical household help, and transportation thereby reducing the risk of nursing home or other out of home placement.
To provide services to seniors and people with legally documented physical disabilities that allows them to remain living independently in their homes.
To serve people in a way that promotes dignity, respect and pride.
To honor the gifts and talents of community members by providing meaningful ways for people to serve their neighbors.
To partner with local organizations for volunteers to provide services as well as for referrals of people needing assistance.
To utilize all available community resources in an efficient manner so needs are met without duplication of services.
To sustain Neighbors In Action through community support, financial donations, and outside funding sources.
Neighbors in Action, a program of the La Crescent Area Healthy Community Partnership, has been serving the community since 2005. While we look a little different today than we did in 2005, our commitment to serving seniors and disabled adults has remained the same
Neighbors in Action began with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The intent of the grant was to assist the La Crescent community to develop a system to help older people and individuals with disabilities remain in their homes as long as possible.
In July 2015 Neighbors in Action received a Live Well at Home grant from The MN Dept of Human Services. This funding facilitated expansion into Caledonia, MN with all services. Then, in August of 2016, a grant from Title IIIE of the US Older Americans Act was secured through the Southeast MN Area Agency on Aging (SEMAAA). The focus of this contract is expanding service to overburdened caregivers throughout the county. The grant has helped us hire paid staff called Care Partners who provide homemaking, companionship, and other respite services. Today our service model continues to include Care Partners, who provide homemaking and respite services, along with volunteers, who provide transportation and complete outdoor chore services (grass mowing and snow removal).
Neighbors in Action is supported through grant writing, a client sliding fee scale for service, donations, an annual letter campaign, and fundraising events. We rely on the support of the community to provide services and we gratefully accept donations of any amount.