The Gatekeeper Project
Operating in Long Beach, the Gatekeeper Project aims to help eliminate health disparities that affect the well-being of older adults who are isolated, poor and/or living with disabilities. The program uses a network of trained volunteers to reach out to this underserved population with free, non-medical services. Each client receives a comprehensive in-home initial needs assessment and an individualized plan of services that includes grocery delivery, taxi vouchers, utilities’ assistance, linkages to health and social services providers and case management. The Gatekeeper Project helps the elderly remain in their homes and enhances the quality of their lives through improved health and well-being.