National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders
Hā Kūpuna, the National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, is one of three National Resource Centers for Native Elders funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA), Department of Health and Human Services. Funded since 2006, Hā Kūpuna seeks to improve health and increase life expectancy of our treasured kūpuna (Native Hawaiian elders). Established at the University of Hawaiʻi Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, the National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders seeks to improve the well-being of kūpuna by forging stronger collaborative relationships between the University and Native Hawaiian and gerontology communities.
Alu Like, Inc. Kumu Kahi Department
Alu Like, Inc. is a private, non-profit service organization that has assisted Native Hawaiians in their efforts to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency since 1975. The mission of the Kumu Kahi Department is to enrich and enhance the lives of Native Hawaiian elders by preserving and restoring their health, sense of dignity, self-respect and cultural identity and promote lifelong learning.
National Congress of American Indians
NCAI lobbies on behalf of Native elders and fights for increased funding for tribal elder programs. They analyze the President’s yearly budget and also work to increase awareness of elder abuse.
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
This program is the only federal community service and job training program focused on aiding low-income senior citizens. A clause in the program specifically allocates money to assist American Indian elders in finding employment services.
This charity asks people to donate money so that the program can provide aid such as medicine, clothing, fabric, and yarns to Native elders living a traditional lifestyle.
Administration for Community Living – Title VI
This government program funds support services for elderly Native Americans in areas such as caregiver services and nutrition. They also provide grants to eligible tribal services which assist the elderly.
This Public Charity runs a community center which provides an assisted living environment for Native American elders. They also work to preserve and maintain the culture and heritage of the tribes which they serve.
National Society for American Indian Elderly
One of the major goals of this organization is to preserve Native American history and cultural values. They do this by preserving photographs as well as archiving and transcribing oral traditions. They also support groups which aid in the physical needs of Native American elders.
Native American Disability Law Center
The Native American Disability Law Center is a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the legal rights of Native Americans with disabilities. Through advocacy and education, they empower Native people with disabilities to lead independent lives in their communities.
National Resource Center on Native American Aging
This websites offers an array of educational resources for elders.
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