COVID-19 Regional Response Fund Allocates $625,000 to Coordinated Outreach Effort Targeting Isolated Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Collaborative effort includes the United Way, Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army, and others to provide needed services

ST. LOUIS (June 9, 2020) – With grants totaling $625,000 from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, the COVID-19 Regional Response Team (C19RRT) brought together a network of 14 nonprofits to provide needed services to older adults and people with disabilities who find themselves isolated during the pandemic, officials with the C19RRT and the St. Louis Community Foundation announced today.

The C19RRT is a collaborative group of nonprofit, governmental, and philanthropic partners created to coordinate a comprehensive response to the needs of vulnerable populations in the midst of the pandemic. The need to assist homebound individuals grew out of concern about their ability to access basic needs when stay-at-home orders were announced and their continued vulnerability as public health measures are eased.

“The bi-state region responded generously to this crisis, and the St. Louis Community Foundation takes seriously our role as coordinator of and home to the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund,” said Elizabeth George, director of Community Investment for the St. Louis Community Foundation. “Our mission is to work collaboratively with groups like the C19RRT and other local agencies to create effective solutions that serve our community in times of immediate need and for years to come.”

For additional information about the HomeBound Coordinated Response Initiative, click here.