The Center on Aging and Trauma (Center) and the Holocaust Survivor Initiative awards grants to non-profit organizations through four programs that advance person-centered, trauma-informed (PCTI) care for Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers. Each of these programs have unique goals and objectives (detailed below), which are implemented by diverse cohorts of program subgrantees.
All program subgrantees are supported by the Center’s staff who assist with grant administration, training on PCTI care, and technical consultation on program evaluations. The Center supports subgrantees through publications, webinars, training workshops, and resources on aging and trauma and PCTI care. Each nonprofit organization selected as part of the Center’s subgrantee cohort joins a community of aging service providers dedicated to advancing PCTI care in their communities and benefits from a strong network of cohort subgrantees across the United States to meet the needs of the nation’s Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers now and in the future.
Expanded Critical Supports Program
The Expanded Critical Supports Program wards subgrants to select Jewish Federations, providing a community-based approach to PCTI care and critical supports. Through the program, Jewish Federations convene local and diverse Leadership Councils of aging services providers to assess, prioritize, and fund the critical support needs of Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers.
The Innovations Program awards subgrants to organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate innovations in person-centered, trauma-informed care for Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers. Programs include innovations in physical health and wellness, mental health, cognitive support, socialization, family caregiver support, and in promoting access to services.
National Network Program
The National Network Program awards subgrants to organizations with large networks of agencies or affiliates to develop, implement, and scale innovations in PCTI care for Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers.
Promising Practices Program
The Promising Practices Program awards subgrants to select organizations to advance particular, successful grants awarded through the Innovations Program.