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"Meet The Need": Day 13 | Family House, Cordelia Taylor & Vicki Edwards

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Listen: Day 13 of 50 in our Meet The Need campaign goes to Family House, an organization that provides high quality elderly care in a family setting, located in a row of houses between Ring Street and Concordia Avenue on 11th Street in Milwaukee's Central City. So far in the campaign, we've seen a number of cases where an individual's basic needs changes with their age. Children, since they are dependent on a guardian for care, have different needs than adults. On the other end of the spectrum, the elderly, while they may have been able to completely care for themselves at some point, develop a new range of needs as they age. If that care is not accessible to an individual, or finding it causes a major upheaval in their living situation, that individual may find themselves isolated. So what does good elderly care look like? And how accessible is it? Cordelia Taylor, Founder and CEO of Family House, along with Vicki Edwards, Development Coordinator, outline their unique approach to elderly care: -Family House's approach to elderly care and investment in the central city: [audio=1] -The population they serve, and some of the challenges those folks face in finding proper care outside of Family House: [audio=2] -A man came to family house with just a bag of clothes and a picture of himself, and is in a whole new world today: [audio=3] For more information on Family House visit their website, and if you'd like to help them meet their needs this holiday season, learn how you can help here. Produced by: Adam Carr