Alta Care Gets $5,000 Grant from Seidel Foundation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Alta Care Group was awarded a $5,000 grant from The Aimee & Lulu Seidel Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase a new van to provide transportation service for clients, according to a release.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Seidel Foundation for their generous support of Alta,” said Alta Care CEO Joe Shorokey in a prepared statement. “Transportation is key to the success of our programs as most of our feedback from parents is the need for reliable transportation to access our programs and care.”

Alta Care addresses the social, emotional, behavioral and physical well-being of children, adolescents, young adults and families in the community, according to the release. It serves some 3,000 individuals annually, 76% of whom fall within the federal guidelines for poverty, so the organization recognizes the need to break down barriers to access care.

“Implementing a transportation program is vital to not only the success of our programs, but most importantly the success of our clients,” Shorokey said.

The Seidel Foundation grant was joined by grants from the Hine Memorial Fund administered through the Community Foundation and the Mercy Health Foundation.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.