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 2012 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 March 31, 2014 the community impact has reached approximately $134 Million.  These are a few ways the Foundation is impacting communities nationally in a powerful way.

•      2,886 Affordable Rental Housing Units
•      433 Home Mortgages for Low-to-Moderate-Income Families
•      $240,000 in Affordable Healthcare Services
•      $100,000 in Economic Development
•      $15 Million in Statewide Homeownership Programs and Down Payment Assistance
•      $2.7 Million in Job Creation and Small Business Development
•      $25.3 Million to States and Municipalities for services to Low-to-Moderate-Income Families

Foundation Partner News

07/16/14 - The First, N.A. in Damariscotta, ME Make Wishes Come True

Thanks to The First, N.A. of Damariscotta, residents of The Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland will be treated to a lobster bake due to the Wish Comes True program. The program is provided by The First through operation of the Senior Crimestoppers Program through the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation.

The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation is a national organization that serves as a conduit for banks to use to fulfill their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act requirements through providing aid to low and moderate income individuals in their local community. The Foundation’s mission is to provide safe and secure living environments for the nation’s senior nursing home residents, many of whom are low and moderate income individuals, through the operation of the nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program.  More

07/15/14 - Prosperity Bank Protecting Seniors Throughout the State of Texas

“Prosperity Bank is proud to partner with the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, whose mission is to eradicate crimes against our senior communities.  Prosperity, like SHCPF, strives for our customers to have a sense of security no matter where they are,” said Tony Whitehead, West Texas Area Chairman of Prosperity Bank.

“Senior Crimestoppers is a way for an administrator to proactively keep problems from occurring in their facilities and keep their residents safe and secure, but with tight budgets, it would be impossible to provide this great tool without the help of our great bank partners like Prosperity Bank,” said Terry Rooker, president of Senior Crimestoppers.  More

06/24/14 - MeridianBank Steps Up to Protect Seniors Living in the Pocopson Home in PA

Christopher J. Annas, President and CEO of Meridian Bank stated that this important sponsorship is just one of the many ways Meridian contributes to the areas it serves. “Community banking is a critical link in local economic vitality. Less recognized is the important part that community banks, and community bankers, play in supporting the institutions and organizations that form the social fabric of those communities. Meridian takes both those roles very seriously and this sponsorship is a great example.”  More

05/27/14 - Commercial Bank & Trust Makes Seniors Wishes Come True

Commercial Bank & Trust presented two of their sponsored nursing homes, Northbrooke Healthcare Center and Laurelwood Healthcare Center, their Wish Comes True grants so that they can start planning some fun summer events for the residents. "This partnership is an opportunity for our bank to make a difference in the lives of seniors living in our community. We want to give back by providing the Senior Crimestoppers program to prevent financial fraud and abuse  but also deter crimes against our seniors while giving them extra money to make Wishes Come True and have a better quality of life," said Monte Jones, president of Commercial Bank & Trust in Jackson, TN.  Photo from L to R- Barbara Park, Administrator of Laurelwood, Krishna Rice, Acting Director of Laurelwood, Tawnya Moore, Sheriff Department of Madison County, Laura Byrd and Monte Jones from Commerical Bank & Trust, Connie from Northbrooke, Dick McCormick, Administrator of Northbrooke and Leonine Hefley  More

05/01/14 - Woodforest National Bank Proudly Provides Quality of Life Programs to Elim Manor in Columbus, OH

"By sponsoring the Senior Crimestoppers program, many nursing homes are able to offer significant quality of life programs to their residents that will further enhance the constant effort to deliver the highest quality in living conditions. Woodforest Bank thought it was a worthwhile endeavor and something we needed to be involved in. It gives the seniors and their loved ones more confidence and peace of mind knowing they are protected, said Marcus Vasquez, AVP & CRA Officer, Woodforest National Bank, The Woodlands, TX  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

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