Community Support Services: Update

Community Support Services (CSS) is a valued part of the GWSA, and depends on available funding sources, primarily grants, for continued operation.  These programs evolve over time to address changing community priorities that are often determined by the agencies involved.  The GWSA devotes considerable time each year to sourcing available grants and to submitting applications that will best serve our GWSA members and the CSS clients.

For the next United Way funding cycle, the GWSA submitted letters of intent for all of our CSS Programs. The United Way received an unusually large number of requests for funds, and we were invited to submit applications for all CSS programs with the exception of the Move Well program.

While investigating available grants, the GWSA has thus far been unsuccessful in securing the additional funding necessary to continue the Move Well program beyond March 31, 2022.  As a result, and with respect for providing appropriate notice, we made the painful decision to inform Margaret Iutzi, the Move Well Coordinator that without further funds we will not be able to renew her contract at that time.

As with all of CSS, we greatly appreciate Margaret’s service to seniors in the community and we will continue to explore possibilities for the services going forward.