In 1917, an elderly widow approached Reverend Christopher Conley Young and asked his help in finding a place to live. She had nowhere to go and no one to turn to. Thus began his mission to provide, in his own words, “a home for aged women and mothers.” Five years later, the C. C. Young Memorial Home became a reality and the mission of Benevolence is as urgent today as in 1922.
The Benevolence Fund is the safety net for residents that have outlived their assets, retirement pensions and financial resources. It is a program that allows residents to live in the same safe and familiar environment where they have lived since joining the C. C. Young family. Many of these residents have called C. C. Young their home for over 20 years.
The Fund provides food, shelter, medications, nursing care, laundry, heating, cooling and other life sustaining necessities. The Fund provides for those residents in need after all other financial avenues have been exhausted, such as family members and any government aid for which they may be eligible.
Please take a few minutes to view our Benevolence Video to find out more about why we need your help.