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Shawnee Alliance receives COVID-19 grant for older adults 60+

March 18, 2020

Shawnee Alliance receives COVID-19 grant for older adults 60+ with unmet needs

Shawnee Alliance, the social services division of Shawnee Health Service, has received an Emergency Assistance Services grant from Illinois Department on Aging in response to COVID-19.  These funds will be used to assist older adults 60+ with unmet needs related to COVID-19 and isolation.  Older adults 60+ in Shawnee Alliance’s 18-county service area are eligible for this assistance.

 

These unmet needs may include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Nutritional needs
  • Personal care and sanitation needs
  • Personal medical care needs
  • Transportation services

 

Counties in Shawnee Alliance’s service area which are eligible for assistance include: Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, and Williamson.

 

Shawnee Alliance can submit requests to use funds for needs other than these pre-approved areas.

 

If you would like to request assistance, please call Shawnee Alliance at (618) 985-8322 or toll free at 1-800-642-7773.  Requests can be submitted by phone only.

 

Click here for more information about older adults and COVID-19.

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