Welcome to the website of Senior Service America Inc., one of America’s oldest and largest operators of employment programs for America’s seniors.
For more than 40 years, SSAI has been a primary recipient of U.S. Department of Labor funds to run the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). As of mid-2015, SSAI oversees SCSEP programs in 16 states. Our annual budget in fiscal year 2015 was more than $60 million.
SCSEP celebrated its 50th birthday in 2015. The program has survived numerous attempts to gut it or kill it, and it has become a bulwark against poverty and hopelessness in rural as well as urban communities of all kinds, serving nearly every county in our country.
We believe—because we have seen it ourselves– that SCSEP provides income, training and experience to people who badly need it and would otherwise have great difficulty obtaining it. But SCSEP is not a welfare program. It values and promotes self-reliance among people on the lower rungs of the economy. It stabilizes communities and enhances the capacity of local government and nonprofit agencies to provide food, shelter and other protections.
At Senior Service America, we are committed to offering programs that serve everyone who needs them and qualifies for them, regardless of race, creed, gender, national origin, sexual orientation or geographic location. We also operate programs that provide employment in the environmental sector, and programs that train seniors how to use the Internet.
We are always happy to answer questions and respond to comments. Please refer to the “About Us” tab elsewhere on this page for our contact information. Thank you very much for visiting our site.