The Joint Coalition Assistance Fund (JCAF)

The Joint Coalition Assistance Fund (JCAF)

The Joint Coalition Assistance Fund (JCAF) receives monies that have been paid as dues to the four Denver Senior Coalitions chapters.

However … Thanks to the extremely strong effort from our JCAF staff, we have donated all our JCAF funds for 2016. So we are suspending all requests at this time. Send in your 2017 dues so we can start up again in 2017.

Each of the 4 chapters has an elected Officer called a “Joint Coalition Assistance Fund (JCAF) Committee Rep:

Joint Coalition Assistance Fund “Contact” by Month:

  • Feb/Mar/Apr 2016 – Rick Cseak – 720-854-5876
  • May/June/July 2016 – Marsha Harris – 303-770-2987
  • Aug/Sept/Oct 2016 – Leslie Garske – 720-635-2686

We have had a great 2016 for the Joint Coalition Assistance Fund (JCAF)

News and Notes Joint Coalition Assistance Fund – December 2016

The first half of 2016 was busier, but when you read on and learn about a few of the 31 people who were helped with approximately $3,550.00 of chapter dues monies, you will see that indeed the Assistance Fund is performing a great service to Denver seniors.

Let’s talk about some of these very special people …

  • Rose Marie, a widow living on $1137 monthly from Social Security, needed a washing machine! She would not have been able to pay for one with her income, her life is much happier now. Rose who suffers with spondylothesis and psoriatic arthritis had to have batteries for her scooter, JCAF purchased them for her, her income could not cover this expense.
  • A couple – husband has dementia but he was still able to function as the primary caregiver for his wheel chair bound wife, desperately needed a back brace because of frequently lifting his spouse. We were able to purchase one for him, a major help.
  • Certainly we receive requests to help with “big ticket” items like root canals, dentures, hearing aids, vision needs, but you would be surprised how often we are able to help with items like Medical ID bracelets, support hose, shopping carts, etc. Seniors with low incomes (average is $800 monthly) are so grateful when JCAF is able to help with moving expenses, security deposits, anything that is an out of the ordinary expense.

Thank you so very much for your support and caring for these people, we love them, and we love you too! If your clients need some help please check us out on the website, read the guidelines and fill out an application. We wish you a happy and prosperous 2017.

The committee is Rick Cseak, Leslie Garske, Marsha Harris and myself, Pat Harper. We love what we do, we love you for referring your people to us for review.

Regards, Pat Harper
Chair & JCAF Treasurer for the Joint Coalition Assistance Fund (JCAF)

Link to Joint Coalition Assistance Fund (JCAF) Applications:

  • Be sure to read the JCAF Instructions before filling out an Application – Coming soon for 2017
  • We have an online JCAF Application – if possible please use the online version – Coming soon for 2017
  • Use this form if you want to fax the JCAF Application to a Director – Coming soon for 2017

JCAF Contacts

Feb/Mar/Apr 2016
Rick Cseak
Tel 720-854-5876

May/June/July 2016
Marsha Harris
Tel 303-770-2987

Aug/Sept/Oct 2016
Leslie Garske
Tel 720-635-2686