The Jim Moran Foundation Awards $55,786 Grant to Enhance the 2-1-1 Broward Senior Touchline Program

Monday, January 28, 2013
The Jim Moran Foundation recently awarded a $55,786 grant to enhance the Senior Touchline program. Senior Touchline is a free service that offers a daily telephone call for people over 60 years of age who live alone and need someone to check on them. The purpose of the program is to ensure that older adults can maintain a sense of well being while remaining in their homes. Daily Touchline calls provide social contact and emotional support and can prevent older adults from requiring more costly services or institutional placement. The grant will be used to increase outreach efforts that will promote the program, recruit, train and manage additional volunteers. The goal is to double the number of seniors currently served.

About The Jim Moran Foundation

Founded by automotive pioneer Jim Moran, the mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The Foundation has invested $35 million in education, elder care, family strengthening, after school and youth transitional living initiatives since its inception in 2000 -- with efforts currently focused in Broward, Palm Beach and Duval counties. Through a long-term Grant Agreement, The Foundation's significant funders are JM Family Enterprises, Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC. It is located at 100 Jim Moran Blvd., Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33442. To learn more, visit or call (954) 429-2122.

About 2-1-1 Broward

The mission of 2-1-1 Broward is to provide 24 hour comprehensive helpline and support services to individuals and families in our community seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services in Broward County. Every call to 2-1-1 is answered by a trained, degreed counselor who listens to the callers concerns, identifies their needs and links them to appropriate programs that help them on to the road to recovery. 2-1-1 Broward relies on the generous support of government agencies, corporations, foundations, and individuals to provide this vital community service. For more information regarding 2-1-1 Broward and how you can help, please call 954-390-0493 or visit