Charity

From its inception, the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the APA has been interested in contributing to local charities, both financially  and with public service. The chapter recognizes the importance of giving back to the community, and the abundance of charitable organizations in the DC area provides ample opportunity to do so.


 

Please help us support the 2020 Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference charity - Local Office on Aging

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The Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference charity for 2019 is LOA Area Agency on Aging. LOA is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.

Since 1972, the LOA has provided a variety of community-based services to help you remain as independent as possible — for as long as possible.

LOA provides Meals-on-Wheels and diners clubs, volunteer opportunities and caregiver services. LOA also helps you find assistance with personal care, emergency needs or legal problems, with essential transportation and even a fan or air conditioner. New programs such as Assisted Transportation and Care Transitions have been added to better meet the changing demands.

To effectively carry out this mission, we administer over 25 community services that provide nutrition, education, advocacy, and socialization.

We strive to do the following:
•Enhance the quality of life in the home
•Help individuals stay in their homes and avoid early institutionalization
•Provide support to caregivers of the elderly
•Advocate for quality services, medical care, and housing for the elderly.

 

The LOA serves persons 60 and older and their families in the Fifth Planning District of Virginia, including:
•Alleghany County,
•Botetourt County
•Craig County
•Roanoke County
•Covington
•Roanoke City
•Salem


 

For 2020, WMAC has selected Mobile Hope of Loudoun.

 

A little about Mobile Hope of Loudoun: 

Mobile Hope was created in 2011 as an adjunct of the Mobile Health program operated by Inova Loudoun Hospital, under the leadership and direction of our CEO and founder, Donna Fortier, who was then Director of Community Affairs and Mobile Health Services.

While running the Mobile Health program, Donna became acutely aware of the growing problem of homeless and at risk young people with needs substantially exceeding healthcare. It became apparent that a much broader array of services would be required to address the needs of these homeless and precariously housed children and young adults.

She learned there was no other organization in our community that supported the needs of homeless young people.  After years of providing limited services under the umbrella of Inova Loudoun Hospital, Mobile Hope broke away to become its own 501(c)(3) in September 2014, to focus solely on this challenging and overlooked population.

 

If you have any questions or suggestions concerning Community Outreach, contact us at [email protected].  We are always excited to have new ideas submitted.