MAPS Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started by a group of volunteers who have spent many years providing a variety of services to seniors in the Los Angeles County area and have seen too many older adults in need of assistance. They have fallen through the cracks of other social services. Through fundraising, we attempt to provide a one-time safety net for those seniors who cannot afford the things that may allow them to remain safe and independent wherever they may call home.
It is strictly a labor of love for the board of directors and other volunteers who assist in our outreach and fundraising efforts. Since we have been established, social workers and other health care professionals who are close to these seniors in need have come to rely on us to help with these unique problems. The funds raised go directly to helping seniors and their families in need.
MAPS Charities originally evolved from San Fernando Valley M.A.P.S. and was joined by its Westside (Los Angeles) equivalent soon after. Decades old, these two M.A.P.S. chapters, in their initial formation, were networking organizations created to bring together Marketing and Admissions Professionals for Seniors, hence M.A.P.S. For many years now, this narrowly designed target market has expanded to include ALL professionals in a vast cross-section of services rendered to seniors, from home care and home health to elder law and estate planning attorneys, from senior residential placement to geriatric care managers, from moving transition providers to real estate agents and brokers and so many more!! Additionally, several nonprofit organizations in our community also participate in and support MAPS Charities.
MAPS Charities was born from a need to reach out and help a senior population almost completely overlooked. The charity focuses on disadvantaged seniors and their families. It reaches into the community for resources and services unique to eldercare. We rely on fundraising events, solicitations and other means of obtaining funds to meet our mission. Our charity provides resources, services and programs to disadvantaged seniors and their families to allow them to remain safe and independent.