Tikkun Olam Foundation gives $150,000 for LGBTQ living space

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The New Jewish Home (formerly Jewish Home Lifecare) has received a capital grant of $150,000 from the Tikkun Olam Foundation Inc. The grant will be used to construct a LGBTQ living space in a 20-story residence that Jewish Home is building in Manhattan. It is expected to open in 2019.

The Living Center of Manhattan will have 22 self-contained apartments with up to 12 people, and five floors of rehabilitation facilities. LGBTQ elders can have an option of living in an all-LGBTQ apartment.

“We are so grateful for this generous grant, which recognizes Jewish Home's embrace of LGBTQ elders,” said Audrey Weiner, President and CEO of The New Jewish Home, which welcomes people of all faiths. “Judaism teaches that every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. This generous grant will help us to create an environment that reflects that belief.”

The new building will be New York City's first nursing care residence to operate according to the Green House® model of eldercare, and the first Green House model to be built in an major urban center.

The Hebrew phrase tikkun olam means “world repair.”