The Homeland Center in Harrisburg has received $75,000 from the Wilmington, Delaware-based WSFS Cares Foundation to support its Certified Nursing Assistant Academy Program.
The foundation is the charitable giving arm of WSFS Bank.
Originally chartered as the “Home for the Friendless” in 1867 to assist widows and orphans, the center at 1901 N. Fifth St. has evolved into a licensed not-for-profit continuing care retirement community offering personal, skilled nursing, home health, home care and hospice services. The CNA Academy Program is applying for the requisite Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements.
“While in the process of determining how Homeland Center can continue to provide the highest level of quality care for our residents, patients and clients, we moved in the direction of forming the CNA Academy Program,” Barry Ramper II, president and CEO of Homeland Center and Homeland at Home, said in a release.
“We thank the WSFS Cares Foundation for their support, which will enable the program to provide opportunities to individuals in central Pennsylvania with an interest in senior, home and hospice care to be educated, trained and obtain the required certifications to build successful careers.