About Episcopal Place
Episcopal Place is a distinctive model of affordable independent living for low-income seniors and disabled adults. Episcopal Place was founded in the late 1970’s by the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and has grown to accommodate 150 residents in 141 apartments located among the homes, parks, and businesses of Southside. Residents come from a variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds. Most require assistance with daily living activities and would qualify for an assisted living facility, but the cost of such facilities is prohibitively expensive for our residents and is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Currently, there is an 18- to 24-month waiting period for housing and services at Episcopal Place. Our ECares Program provides support services critical to healthy, independent living for our residents. These services are funded entirely through corporate, foundation, church, and individual contributions and our annual Gumbo Gala, and most are provided at no cost to the residents.
• Free transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores
• Subsidized hot lunches
• Free housekeeping for frail, disabled, or sick residents
• A relief fund for urgent needs such as medical supplies, dental care, eye care, prescriptions, food, and food supplements (e.g. Ensure)
• A food pantry with basic food staples, toiletries, and paper goods for emergency needs
• Healthy living activities include health screenings, exercise classes, food safety and nutrition classes, flu vaccines, and seminars on managing chronic health conditions
• Social and intellectual enrichment activities such as guest speakers, holiday meals, cultural outings, arts and crafts classes, and an on-site library with computers and free Internet access
• Pastoral care including hospital visits, grief and spiritual counseling, and memorial services for residents.
Just a few of the 150 Episcopal Place residents!