ElderCare Rights Alliance announces merger with Tubman.
TUBMAN, ELDER CARE RIGHTS ALLIANCE TO ANNOUNCE MERGE
AT 12/13 PRESS CONFERENCE
Tubman and the Elder Care Rights Alliance have recently completed a merger resulting in a multifaceted human service organization that will reach over 60,000 Minnesotans each year. The merger took effect in July but merged program operations will be introduced in January.
Comprehensive information about the merge and Tubman’s service offerings moving forward will be provided at the press conference on Tuesday, December 13, at 3:30 p.m. at Harriet Tubman Center East, located at 1725 Monastery Way in Maplewood at the corners of Century and Larpenteur.
Tubman has been a national leader in domestic violence services and education for more than three decades. Following the 2007 merger with Chrysalis, A Center for Women, Tubman now offers expansive mental and chemical health treatment as well.
Elder Care Rights Alliance (ECRA) provides a wide array of resources and services to seniors across Minnesota. Specializing in elder abuse prevention and education, ECRA has been a stabilizing force in the elder community since 1972. It has been the primary activist for changing laws to protect seniors and enhance their way of life. Education is provided not just in nursing homes and care centers, but colleges, churches, and more all across the state - and may soon expand into Wisconsin and the Dakotas.
With the missions and values of the two organizations aligned so perfectly, the merger is a logical move that will benefit all stakeholders involved. In response to economic fluctuation and ever-depleting funding sources, Tubman has undertaken similar mergers and consolidations over the past decade in an effort to expand services while reducing administrative costs.
Tubman’s President and Executive Director, Beverly Dusso, believes the merger will have an immediate and positive impact in the community.
“If you examine the core service offerings of these two organizations separately you quickly recognize the massive scope of the work being done,” begins Dusso. “But when you get down to the basics, we’re both about safer, healthier communities. Working together, we’ll be able to provide a tremendous amount of help to anyone in need, regardless of age, ethnicity or socioeconomic status - and the joint expertise of staff involved will create an even stronger environment for healing and restoration.”
ECRA’s educational programming joins Tubman’s Sustainability suite, which focuses on the ongoing needs of individuals and families. Services will be based out of the new Elder Care and Right’s Center at Harriet Tubman Center East in Maplewood. ECRA’s former Executive Director, Janet Golden, is the new Director of Sustainability Services at Tubman.
“At a time when demand for service in our communities is at an all-time high, we can’t afford to lose critical programs, especially as it relates to our growing senior community” says Dusso. “This is about assuring best practices and being efficient in order to help to those who so desperately need it.”
Tubman provides safe shelter and services to women and families escaping domestic violence. The organization currently has 128 shelter beds across the Twin Cities and also provides legal services, chemical dependency treatment and mental health support, and youth violence prevention to over 60,000 individuals and families each year. For further details visit tubman.org
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