NOAH – Planting seeds
The NOAH Project is a community outreach effort to assist small towns, rural communities and underserved urban areas in developing their own services to help ADRD families. The NOAH Project is a comprehensive plan to better serve residents who are often challenged by geography, poverty, transportation, and cultural barriers to dementia care. Our goal is to create a framework of easily-accessible community services throughout our coverage area to reach hundreds of ADRD families.
The NOAH Project is funded through numerous grants from sources such as Wheat Ridge Ministries, the Sisters of Charity Foundation, Coastal Community Foundation, the ElderCare Trust Fund, the SC Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging, and other local grantors.
The ARK recognizes that each community has its own unique identity, personality, and culture. Residents know their own needs, and are best suited to meet those needs if given the opportunity and the proper tools. The ARK is a catalyst to help them get started.
The ARK provides:
- Technical direction in organization, development, policies and procedures
- Training for staff/volunteers in dementia care techniques
- Educational materials and educational opportunities for caregivers and volunteers
- Identifying grant funding sources
- Review/critique of completed grant applications
- Advice and counsel as program grows
- Assistance to identify community partners and interest groups
- Assessment of immediate and long-term needs
The ARK’s NOAH Project has assisted the following South Carolina communities:
- Colleton County
- Edisto Island
- Johns Island
- Moncks Corner
- St. Stephen
- Strawberry Community
For more information, call 843-832-2357 or email info@TheARKofSC.org.