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Senior Outreach Program

About the Senior Outreach Program:
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) created the Senior Outreach Program. This program helps low-income, homebound seniors age in place with dignity. Our first goal was to support seniors who were food insecure. We created a pantry, partnered with Gleaners Food Bank, and developed the infrastructure and processes to deliver a complete set of groceries to 60-70 households per week. As the program progressed through the spring and summer of 2020, we learned that the pandemic did not create food insecurity for seniors but merely highlighted it.  Click here for our program flier.

By the middle of 2020, we took the outreach program from a reactionary initiative to a full-fledged part of the CCSEM collection of social services. Each delivery our clients receive includes enough food for, at minimum, 21 meals plus snacks that all add up to meet USDA recommendations for healthy eating. We work with our clients to cater to any dietary needs. We also supply household cleaning and personal hygiene supplies, all of which lead to our clients’ improved physical and emotional states.

To qualify for the Senior Outreach Program:
We currently serve clients in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties.
To qualify for our services, clients must meet at least one
of the following eligibility requirements:
• Low Income
• Disabled
• Lack of Transportation
• Or other reasons that prevent one access to groceries

Is the Senior Outreach Program currently accepting new clients?
Yes, we are currently accepting new clients!  To apply or inquire about participation in the Senior Outreach Program, contact Stephanie Rubel at (586) 267-0212 or at rubels@ccsem.org

What if I, my parish, organization, or group, want to help support the Senior Outreach Program?
If your parish or community is interested in hosting a food drive to help support our Senior Outreach Program, please click here.

Click here to make a donation to the Senior Outreach Program.