Who We Are
Supporting Older Adults Through Resources, Inc. (“SOAR”) is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving Frederick County seniors. Seniors are the largest growing population and many live on a fixed and limited income with no hope of increasing that income.
In 2015 SOAR began assisting Frederick County’s 65 and older residents whose monthly incomes do not exceed $2,100, through either direct financial assistance or by accessing other resources on their behalf. Our simple application process, either online or via snail mail, allows us to quickly determine how to handle each request efficiently and appropriately, and often requires some level of case management.
Mission and Purpose
SOAR’s mission is to provide financial assistance to older adults in Frederick County to meet their essential needs in a confidential, respectful, and dignified manner. A Human Needs Assessment conducted by the Community Foundation of Frederick County in 2018 determined that the aging population is currently underserved. Key findings in the report include: the need for transportation, assistance for aging in place, access to medical providers, and treatment for substance abuse disorders.
Since inception SOAR has touched nearly 2,000 seniors with over $450,000 in supportive services. We have seen increased demand for our services in the last two years and available resources are limited leaving seniors with nowhere to turn. This is what makes SOAR so vital to our community.