Cathedral Square is a non-profit organization created in 1977. We develop and operate communities for seniors and individuals with special needs. For over 38 years, Cathedral Square has lived up to its mission of “healthy homes, caring communities and positive aging”, providing housing with supportive services to over 1,100 residents. As an advocate for a system that better serves the long term care needs of Vermonters, Cathedral Square administers the SASH (Support And Services at Home) program statewide as part of Vermont’s Blueprint for Health. SASH serves 4,400 Vermonters. Today, CS owns and/or manages 28 housing communities, each uniquely designed to provide safe and secure apartments at an affordable price.
What does Cathedral Square do?
Cathedral Square operates three programs:
Development – We assist community groups around Vermont to develop, refinance, preserve and enhance affordable housing developments. Cathedral square developments excel in quality design, accessibility, green building, and amenities.
Property Management – CSC manages 29 communities in Chittenden, Franklin, and Addison counties housing more than 1,100 Vermonters in independent, shared, and assisted living housing. There are over 650 people on the waiting list wanting to move in. Properties are well maintained with high REAC scores and positive resident survey results.
Resident Services – SASH, CSC received over $10M in Medicare funding to launch a 3 year demonstration project called SASH. This innovative program which provides almost 5,000 residents and surrounding community members the support they need to stay at home independently. SASH is a care partnership which connects the health and long term care systems to nonprofit affordable housing providers statewide. SASH focuses on wellness, prevention, and care management. SASH is now in its fourth year of operation, and SASH has proven cost savings, increased access to care, and improved quality of life. SASH will be the platform for other health care innovations, like e-visits, and will be replicated in other States.