Women’s Auxiliary helps Covenant Place fund transportation needs

For the past three years, the Women’s Auxiliary for the Jewish Aged has been working with Covenant Place to secure the funding necessary to purchase a van and begin providing its own transportation to residents of Covenant Place. Through challenge grants, including their $25,000 challenge grant for 2014, Covenant Place leaders anticipate that by the end of the year the necessary funding will be in place.  

“Covenant Place serves an important purpose within the Jewish community and we share their commitment to helping the oldest members of our community age in place with dignity and support,” said Auxiliary Co-President Susie Harris. “They have exciting plans for their future and we are pleased to do what we can to help them achieve their vision to transform how we care for our elderly.”

Covenant Place is one of the few senior housing facilities in the St. Louis area without its own van. Covenant leaders note that as the Covenant Place redevelopment project progresses, on-site transportation will help ensure that residents are able to safely navigate the campus and continue to access supportive services and programming during the years of construction.