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A Van for North East Community Center

Improve Community Assets
Organization: North East Community Center
Grant: $20,000
Grant Year: 2006
County: Dutchess
State: NY

Grant funds from FCH enabled North East Community Center to purchase a van for transporting elderly in the Amenia and Wassaic area to non-emergency medical appointments and social outings.

Northeastern Dutchess County is a rural, isolated region of New York State where lack of transportation is the number one barrier to health care, especially for elderly, disabled, and low-income residents. North East Community Center provides transportation services for non-emergency medical appointments, for those in need (particularly for the elderly and the disabled) in order to increase access to health-related services, as well as equally important social opportunities for residents.