There are several not-for-profits and New York State agencies that have been involved in developing Villages in the Capital District. Due to the important role that contributions of foundations, state agencies, and businesses play in the development and operations of most Villages, the Capital Region Villages Collaborative (CRVC) is fostering partnerships with the following entities:
Albany Guardian Society
Founded in 1852, Albany Guardian Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit charitable foundation with a mission to engage in a wide range of endeavors including education, research, information, and community engagement that will improve the life of seniors, family members and/or caregivers of seniors.
New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA)
NYSOFA’s mission is to help older New Yorkers be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented, and cost-effective policies, programs and services which support and empower older adults and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations which serve them.
Villages Technical Assistance Center (VTAC)
Started in 2019, VTAC is a partnership between the NYS Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and Albany Guardian Society (AGS) to assist individuals and organizations in understanding the technical aspects of developing Villages in the Capital District. VTACwill assist individuals and agencies interested in developing a Village with the technical assistance and support their efforts to recruit leaders, file for incorporated and secure tax exemption as well as collecting and disseminating best practice information and resources to operate and sustain a successful Village.
In 2010, the Village to Village Network – a national organization that collaborates to maximize the growth, impact and sustainability of individual Villages and the Village Movement – was formed. The Network provides expert guidance, resources and support to help communities establish and maintain their Villages. As the Village Movement grows, we will continue to see Villages deeply engrained in their surrounding communities, advocating at the local and state level, participating in age-friendly plans, and creating a broad impact for all.
Community Caregivers provides non-medical support services to those in need, with a mission to enable individuals of all ages to maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life within their homes and communities.