Offering Relief to the Aged
Faithful to Mr. Jarvie’s vision of the “Jarvie Concept,” the primary mission of the Jarvie Program is: “To offer financial aid and friendly service to elderly folk, sixty-five and beyond, within the Protestant faith and residing with the Greater New York area; persons of culture and education whose former comfortable circumstances have been reversed and who, in their declining years, find themselves without sufficient means of support.”
The Jarvie Program does not accept self-referrals. A beneficiary candidate must be referred by a pastor or other person able to vouch for the candidate’s eligibility. As specified by Mr. Jarvie, to be accepted as a beneficiary, an individual must:
In addition to these mandatory eligibility criteria, the Jarvie Service Committee, which decides whether a candidate should be accepted into the Program, also considers the independence, health, safety, and church involvement of the individual, as well as the need to remain consistent with the budget of the Jarvie Program.
"I have found the Jarvie group of personnel to be consistent in good will and courtesy – remarkable!"
Confidential Application Process
The Jarvie Program takes confidentiality very seriously. Decisions on applications are made anonymously, and the identities of beneficiaries are protected.