The ARK- Alzheimer's Family Support Services
Your donation is an INVESTMENT in our community! Every dollar stays in local. We help families who would not otherwise be able to afford for their loved one to attend The ARK, or for in home respite, so the caregiver can attend support groups.
Our programs enhance our families' quality of life. The caregiver gets much-needed respite, as well as guidance and resources. Their loved one enjoys social interaction--talking, singing, being creative, the simple company of other people.
Our caregivers love The ARK! Joyce's mother, Cora, used to wait by the door and jump up when she heard the bus drive up. "She loved the time she spent with her friends at The ARK."
Our daily tuition is $30 for 4 hours (10am-1:45pm) of group respite. Transportation is an additional $10 per day. However, the cost to provide this program is $85 per day. We can only accommodate 10 "ARK members" each day in our current location.
Our NOAH Project reaches into small, rural communities with limited resources. We bring workshops and technical assistance to each community, helping its leaders determine what services and programs are needed, and how to create them. NOAH is primarily funded by grants, but your investment helps ensure this program both continues and grows to meet the ever-increasing need.