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
• $25.3 million to states and municipalities for services to low- and moderate-income persons
Foundation Partner News
Carol Russell, Memphis City President of Renasant Bank said, “Renasant Bank proudly engages in outreach initiatives to build stronger communities and support our fellow citizens. Our partnership with Senior Crimestoppers fits directly with our mission to meet the needs of each community we serve. This program provides an impactful way for us to give back to these seniors that have given so much to our community.” More
“Cape Bank has always been committed to the people and communities we serve,” said Michael D. Devlin, President and CEO of Cape Bank. “Security has become a major issue in the banking industry. By participating in this program, Cape Bank is able to go beyond protecting the financial well-being of seniors in the community. We can safeguard them physically and emotionally at a time in their lives when they may not be able to do so on their own.” More
10/15/15 - First Guaranty Banks Does the Right Thing by Protecting the Elderly in Three Nursing Homes in Louisiana
Alton Lewis, CEO of First Guaranty Bank, states, “First Guaranty Bank is proud to help in efforts to make our Senior Citizens safer and more secure. This is another way in which we can contribute to the communities we serve.” “Senior Crimestoppers is a way for an administrator to further enhance the lives of the residents they serve. They all work very hard to provide safe, secure, comfortable living environments and their desire to implement the program is just one more example of this. Implementing this program does not mean that the facility currently has a crime problem, but that the administrator is proactively finding a way to keep problems from occurring in the future,” said Terry Rooker, president of Senior Crimestoppers. More
“Senior Crimestoppers is a way for an administrator to enhance the lives of the residents they serve by providing an additional layer of safety and security. In addition to the crime prevention program, the Foundation and their sponsoring bank, Commercial Bank and Trust, want to provide special items or events that provide endless hours of entertainment and meaningful contact that the facility might not be able to provide in its already stretched budget,” said Terry Rooker, President of Senior Crimestoppers. More
Thanks to Lake City Bank, residents of Southfield Village Inc. in South Bend, Indiana will live in a safer and more secure environment. Lake City Bank recently joined the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF), and is helping to protect those seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program for seniors residing in this care facility.“We’re pleased to be participating in this program that has a proven track record of creating a safer environment for seniors in the communities we serve,” said David M. Findlay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lake City Bank. More
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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.
Our bank partners transform the lives of vulnerable nursing home residents by removing fear of theft, neglect, and physical or financial abuse and the Senior Crimestoppers program gives them a place to turn when they need help.