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
Neighbors in Action, a program of the La Crescent Area Healthy Community Partnership, began in July of 2007 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. We received 4 years of funding and in that time developed a sustainability plan that has allowed us to continue serving people after the grant ended in July of 2011.
In the summer of 2014 we were approached by community members in Caledonia, MN who asked us to consider expanding our service into the Caledonia area. After conducting a community needs assessment and speaking with representatives from local churches, Houston County Public Health and Human Services, and local civic groups we agreed to move forward. Initial start-up funding was secured through grants from Blue Cross/Blue Shield, UCare of MN, and the Arlin Falck Foundation of Caledonia. We began recruiting volunteers and providing services in Caledonia in July 2015. A MN Live Well at Home grant is helping us continue to provide services and expand to meet current needs.
In the Fall of 2016 we added another service to help bridge the gap to help older adults and their caregivers remain independent. Our Care Partner service provides help utilizing paid staff that goes beyond the scope that volunteers can provide. This service is available throughout Houston County.
Neighbors in Action is funded through a Live Well at Home grant from the MN Department of Human Service, Title IIIe of the Older Americans Act, the Great Rivers United Way, Fees for Services, Donations, and Fundraising events. We rely on the support of the community to provide services and we gratefully accept donations of any amount.