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Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.
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. The mission statement: Following the example of Christ, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Nashville develops and provides human services which enhance and enrich the quality of life for people in need. The grant requested will be used to fund a portion of program staff to work with refugee elders in the form of group programming and case management as well as transportation to and from program activities. 15 of 25 (60%) of the refugee elders will score in the "healthy" range on at least one out of four health indicators after 6 months. 20 of 25 (80%) will score in the "healthy" range on at least two out of four health indicators 12 months. 15 of 25 (60%) will score in the "healthy" range on an adapted version of the Lubben Social Network Scale-6 after 6 months in program. 20 of 25 (80%) will score in the "healthy" range on an adapted version of the Lubben Social Network Scale-6 after 12 months in program. 12 of 25 (48%) will show improvement on a U.S. Citizenship practice test after 6 months.