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General Purposes

Independence Care System

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $500,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2003
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus New York

About this grant

Independence Care System (ICS) is a nonprofit organization established in 2000 to help people with disabilities live independently. It operates a managed long-term care plan that provides and coordinates a comprehensive range of health and social services for severely disabled individuals.Multiyear funding will support objectives that include enrolling an additional 250 members; creating and retaining an additional 375 home care aide positions; beginning operations in Brooklyn; establishing a Bronx office in conjunction with the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute; and developing a stronger relationship with Cooperative Home Care Associates.ICS currently has 430 members and provides employment for 650 home care personnel.