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Catholic Charities of Tennessee
Established in 1962, Catholic Charities provides services to people throughout Middle Tennessee. Social ministry to all of God's children is fundamental to its mission; therefore, the services of Catholic Charities are available to people of every religious, ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds. Through more than 40 different programs managed by six departments, Catholic Charities assists 30,000 people each year. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund direct services to refugee elders in the form of group programming and case management. 25 of 30 (83%) will show improved physical well-being as demonstrated by basic health indicators after 12 months. 27 of 30 (90%) will feel less isolated, more socially connected, and will be more aware of community services after 12 months as demonstrated by responses on a Likert scale. 20 of 30 (67%) will show improvement in English language ability producing a 50% increase in score based on pre and post ELT tests at the end of 12 months.