Our Mission

Our mission is to provide safe and secure living environments for our nation's low-and-moderate income elderly population through the provision and administration of the nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program. Funded exclusively by the banking industry, the Foundation enables banks a way to earn CRA credit through the sponsorship of this program in senior housing facilities, HUD communities, and Veterans homes in the form of community development loans, CRA-qualified investments, and grants. Read more about SHCPF or download our 2014 annual report.

Positive Community Impact

Crime and abuse against the elderly are constant battles, and the Foundation’s mission of administering the Senior Crimestoppers program to provide safe and secure living environments for all of our nation’s senior housing residents has never been more vital.  It cannot be overstated that there is a positive community impact for the low-and-moderate income senior housing residents who receive a better quality of life when they have safety, security and peace of mind.

Not only does the Foundation impact the lives of senior housing residents, we also impact the community outside of the long-term care industry through the CRA-qualified securities we purchase on behalf of our bank partners. As June 30, 2015 the community impact has reached approximately $183 Million.  These are a few ways the Foundation is impacting communities nationally in a powerful way.

•      5,160 affordable rental housing units
•      541 home mortgages for low- and moderate-income families
•      $240,000 in affordable healthcare services
•      $460,000 in economic development
•      $16.5 million in statewide homeownership programs and down payment assistance
•      $3.4 million in job creation and small business development
•      325 home mortgages for low- and moderate-income families
•      $25.3 million to states and municipalities for services to low- and moderate-income persons

Foundation Partner News

08/27/15 - HomeTown Bank, N.A. Made Wishes Come True for Seniors in League City, TX

HomeTown Bank President and CEO Jimmy Rasmussen said, “We are extremely proud that our efforts continue to be meaningful at Harbourview Care Center. The relationship has proven to be beneficial for all. Our staff enjoys visiting the residents and participating in sponsored events such as the annual and upcoming ‘Walk ‘n Roll 5K’ fundraiser aiding breast cancer research to be held October 24th.” Harbourview Care Center’s Administrator Marvena Miner is planning to utilize the funds for more accessible music through head phones and MP3 players around the facility in order for her residents to experience that enrichment on a daily basis. Miner stated, “I’ve witnessed people who are normally quiet and reserved find excitement through music. It’s very rewarding to see.”  More

08/20/15 - The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation Recognizes the Contributions of Senior Citizens

Memphis, TN (August 20, 2015) – August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day, and the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) in conjunction with its nationally-acclaimed crime prevention program, Senior Crimestoppers, is recognizing August 21st to support, honor and show appreciation for the contributions that senior citizens have made to our local communities.
“Senior citizens should be honored for all of the achievements they have made throughout their lifetime, and we owe them our heartfelt thanks. We can best demonstrate our gratitude by making sure that our communities, our local nursing homes, our local HUD housing communities are safe places to live their lives with as much independence and dignity as possible,” said Edward J. Gentry, chairman, president and CEO of the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation. “We are encouraging every person in every community to spread the word on ways to honor seniors and show their appreciation.”

08/20/15 - Metairie Bank & Trust Company Makes Wishes Come True for Seniors in Kenner, LA.

Ericka McIntyre, Assistant Vice President, Compliance Officer for Metairie Bank & Trust Company attended a celebration held at Chateau Living Center in Kenner where the Wish Comes True was was presented to Chateau administrator Matt Bourque before a crowd of residents, employees and family members.
In addition to the components of the Senior Crimestoppers program, the Wish Comes True Grant is made available annually to provide each sponsored senior facility a chance to improve the quality of life for one or more elderly residents as a benefit received from the sponsoring bank. The wishes are as varied as the residents that receive them. Some wishes are voted on by a committee to improve the life of one resident and some wishes are enjoyed by everyone living in the facility.  More

07/28/15 - Flusing Bank in NY is Proud to Provide Protection for the Residents of Margaret Tietz Nursing & Rehab

John R. Buran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flushing Financial stated: "We are proud to participate in such an impactful program. Flushing Bank has been part of the community for over 86 years and in this time seniors have shown their confidence in Flushing Bank by making us their bank of choice. Our investment in the Senior Crimestoppers program is a way to thank them for their loyalty and give back to the seniors in the communities we serve.”  More

07/22/15 - Citizens Tri-County Bank in TN are Keeping the Resident of Soddy Daisy Rehab and Generations Center of Spencer Safe

John Barker, President & CEO of Citizens Tri-County Bank in Dunlap, TN said, “Citizens Tri-County Bank feels it is vital to give back to the community and that includes the elderly citizens living in our state’s nursing home and HUD communities.  We are partnering with the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation to protect our vulnerable seniors so they may continue to have a safe and secure environment and an improved quality of life. Tennessee’s elderly citizens deserve the best we can give them, and it’s our responsibility to help provide that in any way we can.”  More

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Transforming Lives

With the support of our partners, the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation transforms the lives of vulnerable nursing home residents. It is hard to overstate the transformative effect a bank can have on the life of an elderly person by removing fear from their lives — fear of neglect, fear of theft, fear of needing equipment and not knowing where to turn.

Marquez Hillard Story
Marquez’ Life changed in a second but with the help of Senior Crimestoppers, his wish came true. More

Carolyn Denny Story
The SHCPF has helped to open the pathways of communication for Carolyn. More