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MSQLP fulfills its mission using different programs and events that involve coordination and participation from the Board of Directors, paid staff, and volunteers.
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Central Coast Quality of Life Project (CCQLP) is a social service organization that serves primarily low and moderate-income clients living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's disease (PD), their caregivers and family, in the Central Coast area of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. We were founded to address the profound impact MS has on an individual's physical, psychological and social domains. In 2013, we expanded many of our services to families living with PD in Monterey County. CCQLP fulfills its mission using different programs and events that involve coordination and participation from the Board of Directors, paid staff, and volunteers.

Our three main services include:
• Case Management, which includes a in-home assessment in order to help clients obtain needed equipment, resources, and important linkages to local and national agencies;
• Support services, which include support groups, a free water aerobics program, an equipment loan program, and social events;
• Educational events, which for both persons living with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease but also for persons involved with our clients—family members, caregivers, medical professionals.

CCQLP'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES:

• Intake an average of 6 new clients per quarter to our Case Management Program.
• In 2013, we expanded our case management services to families living with PD.
• In 2013, we held an award winning family workshop with a follow-up family workshop. CCQLP has participated in the last 8 Consortium of MS Centers annual meetings. In 2013, our poster presentation on the success of our MS family workshop won the Linda Margante HOPE award for our attention to the comprehensive needs of MS patients and their families.
• Each year we host up to 6 collaborative workshops with other service-oriented organizations including the likes of (delete Compassionate Care Alliance), Central Coast Center for Independent Living, CERV of the Monterey Peninsula, Hospice Giving Foundation, National MS Society, CHOMP, etc.
• Each year, we help host and promote an average of 15 collaborative educational events per year with pharmaceutical companies regarding the available treatment and symptom management therapies.
• Each year, we host and average of 18 MS support groups and 92 MS water aerobics classes.

CCQLP's 2016 Case Management Program Statistics:

• Accomplished 49 home visits serving individuals in the Tri-County area.
• Assisted clients and their families in identifying and accomplishing 313 out of 318 care plan goals that are classified under eight areas of need: health and healthcare, finances, social support, functional abilities, activities of daily living, community services, home environment and perceived future needs. This represents a 98% goal completion rating.
• Made over 4,594 moments of contact with clients and for clients. These phone calls, emails, or faxes are necessary to complete care plan goals identified during a home visit, to address any new challenges, and to resolve medical and financial crises. Furthermore, our contact with clients include, reminder phone calls for support groups, educational events, and even medical appointments.

Current snapshot of CCQLP's client community:

• 69% women, 31% men
• 78% white, 14% Hispanic, 5% African-American, 1% Asian, 2% Middle Eastern
• 79% of our clients have household incomes below the median income for our service area. Additionally, 58% of our clients have incomes under $20,000 annually.
• 66% have impaired mobility and use a mobility device.

Special thanks to all of our supporters who have helped us grow!

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