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Ashe Services for Aging, Inc.

Total Qualifying Score: 3
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: No – 1
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: Above $3 million or below $100,000 – 0 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: Yes – 0
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


Ashe Services for Aging, Inc.
West Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina 28694

County (ARC Region) Ashe
State (ARC Region) North Carolina


Q1. Mission:

Connecting people.  Embracing challenges.  Enriching lives…from generation to generation.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

Ashe Services for Aging is a vital support for family caregivers and individuals in need in our community.  We provide child day care services to infants through 5 years old that allows working parents to continue working.  We also provide adult day care services that provide a place for adults 18 and over to come each day that provides socialization, meals, personal care and medication management.  This service is crucial to so many family caregivers who need to work or who are in need of respite from full time caregiving, allowing them to focus a moment on their own health and wellbeing.  In addition, we offer in-home aide services and serve as the lead agency for the Community Alternatives Program (CAP), which allows individuals 18 and over to remain in the own home for as long as possible with supports.  We have been serving our community since the late 1970’s through our Senior Center services, providing home delivered and congregate nutrition, education in multiple areas such as healthy living, evidence based exercise classes such as Tai Chi for arthritis, nutrition education and Medicare counseling and support, to name a few.  We have an outstanding exercise room for our senior center participants and have over 1,600 registered individuals that participate in various activities throughout the year.  When living at home is no longer an option, we offer our assisted living and memory care services, which provides 24/7 daily living support in a facility setting for up to 55 individuals.  Our goal is to provide connections to our community through education and support.  We are here to embrace the challenges of our community and further enrich their lives by the services we provide.  We believe that we directly align with the ARC’s goal of increasing education, knowledge, skills, and health of residents to work and succeed in Appalachia.

Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 94/15 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 105/25 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $5,187,890/$5,140,032

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $4,993,452 / $4,486,550

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $5,187,890 / $5,140,032

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): Yes ($39,014)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($163,327.75)
Received From: County of Ashe, Area Agency on Aging Region D – Families First & Cares Act, Department of Health & Human Services (NC) for Assisted Living, North Carolina Child Care Subsidy   Date Received: Received from various sources on various dates during Spring 2020.
For What Purpose(s): Various purposes – Personal Protective Equipment, Home Delivered Meals, Special Assistance funding for Assisted Living Medicaid residents, bonus for Child Care employees, grant for child day care needs

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

The closure of our child and adult day centers as well as our senior center has had a negative impact on not only our operating revenues, but more so on the emotional well being of our participants.  They have struggled with social isolation and a major disruption of their routine.  We have seen a decline in social, emotional and mental health for those we serve and employees.  The restriction of visitors to our assisted living has been extremely hard on the residents, but also the families we serve as well.  We have been unable to conduct intergenerational activities.  We have also struggled to obtain adequate PPE.  It has also been extremely difficult to hire and retain necessary, essential employees during COVID-19.  The pandemic has necessitated the need to be creative with sharing information through technology, social media and other formats.  We have also experienced declines in financial resources due to decreased revenues and increased costs of doing business.   

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Financial stability and continued viability of individuals programs and overall organization
Rebuilding programs after the pandemic ends
Staffing in all departments and our ability to serve our community and meet their needs

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

We believe that participation in this program will give us better knowledge and tools to creatively develop a more valuable fundraising plan for our agency that will provide a sustainable source of funding during these difficult times.  We have had to postpone or cancel certain fundraisers due to the pandemic.  Given that our way of communicating has drastically changed over the past six months, we have a need to re-evaluate the way we were raising money and begin thinking of new and different ways that we can increase funding during this time.  We believe this course can help us shift our perspective and find alternative ways to meet our many programs’ needs.   


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? No

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Fundraising

Course #2 Choice: 2-Mission & Operations

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Winter 2021 A: 5-Week Course (Jan. 25, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Winter 2021 B: 5-Week Course (Mar. 1, 2021-April 4, 2021)


Name: Bevin South, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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