The New York NORC-Supportive Service Program

By Anita Altman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 2006

Over the past two decades, UJA-Federation of New York has played an instrumental role in promulgating the concept of NORCs (naturally occurring retirement communities) as an excellent locale for the organization and delivery of supportive service programs that help individuals remain in their own homes as they grow older and frailer. It has shaped public policy, spearheading the successful effort to secure government funding, and is currently working with aging policy experts to formulate a federal NORC-SSP Program. This article provides an important case study in how an effective, long-term investment of financial and professional philanthropic resources in developing innovative approaches to service delivery can inform and transform public policy.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Social Services, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Jewish Organizations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 81, No. 3-4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Altman, Anita. The New York NORC-Supportive Service Program. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 2006:


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