Fremont News

City of Fremont, Home

Posted on: November 3, 2018

City of Fremont Wins Grantmakers In Aging 2018 Diversity Award

GIA Award 2018

This month, the City of Fremont Human Services Department was presented with the Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) Diversity Award at the 2018 GIA Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee for the Community Ambassador Program for Seniors (CAPS). A unique civic partnership between the Human Services Department and 10 local cultural, faith, and neighborhood organizations, CAPS originated from a Robert Wood Johnson “Fresh Ideas” grant in 2007.

The CAPS mission is to increase service access and quality of service for all seniors, regardless of language, culture, faith, economic status, and other factors that can act as barriers. Trained volunteer ambassadors build the Fremont community’s capacity to service seniors in their own language, within their own cultural norms, and at places where seniors live, worship, and socialize.

In the past year, 60 active ambassadors have served over 750 seniors and collectively contributed over 2,500 volunteer hours. Among those served, seniors needed the most support with health benefits, health-related concerns, social/emotional support, housing, and social security benefits.

The CAPS curriculum has been purchased by three other cities that wish to replicate the model. Fremont provides technical support to cities and agencies across the country interested in learning more about the program.

Learn more about the nationally recognized CAPS initiative.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Fremont, Home

Make a Difference Day 18

Thank You, Fremont!

Posted on: December 5, 2018
Everyone Home logo

Save-the-Date for Homeless Count 2019

Posted on: December 5, 2018
Sandbags at Maintenance Center

Sandbags Information

Posted on: November 29, 2018
car driving on slick roadway

Fremont Storm Information

Posted on: November 28, 2018
Bankworks dollar bill

Breakfast with BankWork$

Posted on: November 21, 2018
Camps 2018

Thanksgiving and Winter Break Camps

Posted on: November 13, 2018

Fremont Launches Skip the Straw Campaign

Posted on: November 12, 2018

Tenant Education Workshop

Posted on: November 10, 2018
Teens Vaping

The Vaping Epidemic

Posted on: November 6, 2018
Dance Instructor

City of Fremont Hiring Dance Instructors

Posted on: November 7, 2018
Irvington BART

Future Irvington BART Station Update

Posted on: November 2, 2018
Nextdoor and houses

City of Fremont Joins Nextdoor

Posted on: October 10, 2018
Make A Difference Day volunteers

Make A Difference Day is October 27

Posted on: October 4, 2018
people sitting in workshop

Landlord Education Workshop

Posted on: October 3, 2018

Leveraging Technology for Public Safety

Posted on: September 22, 2018
Pecan Street

Help Promote Clean Energy in Fremont

Posted on: September 21, 2018
City Seal 003

Fremont Selects Next City Manager

Posted on: July 30, 2018
Kimberly Petersen, Fremont Police Department

Fremont Appoints New Police Chief

Posted on: May 20, 2018