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Our Vision...Improve the quality of life for our seniors in care facilities and senior apartments by addressing essential unmet needs. Ultimately serving seniors who reside in the Intermountain West, our current focus is on serving qualified seniors in Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber Counties. Our Purpose...The purpose of the Foundation is to provide financial assistance to those in senior care settings and senior apartments who require care, services or support but have exhausted all other potential funding sources and do not have the financial resources to pay. Our Logo...the heart puzzle logo represents the missing piece in a senior's life and the fulfillment of that piece through the work of the Senior Charity Care Foundation.
Founded in 2011...
as St. Joseph Villa Foundation for Charity Care to honor the legacy of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word by continuing the tradition of providing charity care for seniors in need while building resources to meet future charity care needs. The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word came to Salt Lake in 1947, leaving the area in 2011, following the sale of St. Joseph Villa to a for-profit corporation.
In May 2013 the Foundation officially changed its name to Senior Charity Care Foundation to better represent its work of providing charity care to qualified seniors in any care facility or senior apartment in our service area.
In 2016, the Board of Directors, Friends of the Foundation and President met to update our strategic plan to guide us through December 2019.
Our President, Beth Ehrhardt, attended and graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Cohort 14 in 2017. These classes helped us develop our business plan for growth. Our growth plan is two-fold: to expand our mobile services to include audiology and vision services; and to expand to cover the entire state of Utah and to begin services in two additional states in three to five years.