Our “Community Report” highlights some of the achievements of the Myron Stratton Home over the past year.
Our Seniors Program continues to offer accommodations in both independent living cottages and apartments and an assisted living residence to very–low income seniors in a warm, pleasant environment. The Home’s total capacity is 114 seniors. Winfield House, the only facility in the region totally dedicated to those who qualify for Medicaid, provides services to 30 seniors; and our independent living program provides housing to 84 seniors. On a daily basis, approximately 107 residents enjoy the serenity and comfort that the Home has to offer.
Our Grants Program, an extension of our philanthropy to the greater Pikes Peak Region, awarded $650,000 in grants to 31 agencies in 2022. These grants expanded each agency’s capacity to serve critical human service needs of low-income seniors, families and children.
The Stratton Consortium, formed in 2006, consists of Peak Vista Community Health Centers, Partners in Housing, TESSA and the Myron Stratton Home. By locating these agencies on the Home’s campus utilizing 72,000 square feet of space formerly used in our orphanage program, the Home has been able to expand its mission and vision to serve poor single mothers with children who are in need or crisis and working toward self-sufficiency. The average number of residents housed per night is 62. A true collaborative spirit has evolved with each of these agencies working together to serve this very vulnerable population. The Consortium provided services to over 17,800 individuals in 2021 on our campus.
Our Housing Subsidy Program launched in 2021. Recognizing the long waiting time to move onto our campus, this program was created to provide cash subsidy to people already on our independent living waiting list to help with their current housing costs. We currently have 60 seniors in the program who are receiving rent subsidy to assist them to stay in their own home.
We are grateful that we are able to continue to provide much needed services to our community. As we look to the future, we continue to reflect on the timeless mission of the Myron Stratton Home – caring for those less fortunate with compassion and dignity. It has been our passion since Winfield Scott Stratton wrote his will at the turn of the 20th century.