Founded in 1972, Service Program for Older People (SPOP) was one of the first agencies in the U.S. to focus on meeting the mental health needs of older adults living in the community. Today it is the only agency in the region dedicated exclusively to geriatric mental health care and is the area's leading provider of long-term mental health treatment for homebound elderly. It provides affordable mental health care and related services to over 2,000 New Yorkers each year.
The CCS grant supports nutrition education and meals for participants in the Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) program. The funding from CCS has helped participants learn the basics of diet and nutrition, how to plan meals and shop, and how to prepare simple nutritious meals.