Faith in Action to Serve and Transform (FAST)
The Faith in Action to Serve and Transform (FAST) Program promotes healthy living and independence by providing interfaith, volunteer based non-medical support and caregiver services to seniors 60 years and older who are homebound, frail, disabled or afflicted with chronic illnesses in the Greater East St. Louis community. FAST program services seek to ease loneliness and isolation often felt by seniors in need of comfort and care.
Volunteers provide one-on-one transportation to seniors 60 years and older. Priority is given to medical transportation, but FAST volunteers also provide transit for business, shopping, recreation and other events. Volunteers receive training and comprehensive screening including criminal background checks.
Case Managers assist seniors with accessing services and resources that enable them to maintain their independence. They teach seniors about making healthy lifestyle choices and act as advocates for improved benefits that have a positive impact on their quality of life.