P-SCA is the only charitable organization in Florida specializing in multi-lingual services in the Polish/Slavic communities. We have telephone lines available for clients to call stretching from Stuart (Martin Co) to South Miami. P-SCA accompanies clients on important appointments, provide support, advocacy and translation services when necessary, and also make "house calls" to homebound clients. P-SCA empowers clients to remain independent and self-sufficient. P-SCA collaborates with other agencies (e.g., United Home Care, North Miami Foundation, Catholic Charities).
For many years people such as Stefania Juszczak, Edmund Szymura, Jerzy Klucz and many others were involved in charitable activities at the grass-roots-level. Their generous work is manifested in many ways: they selflessly provide friendship, food, shelter and financial or other assistance as is needed and possible to give. In September of 1998, in response to the needs of Polish/Slavic community The Polish-Slavic Charitable Association (P-SCA) was formed. As from the beginning services are provided free of charge. The expenses incurred are covered from their own pockets.
It is our experience that one of the most urgent needs is to eliminate the language and cultural barriers. For example, getting such help can make an important difference in the quality of a senior's life. Isolation might be the largest problem for them. So they withdraw, live with their problems, and begin believing that their situation is normal. Till this day there is no information available about programs for the elderly in Polish/Slavic languages. By seeking them out and informing them of their options, we hope to decrease their isolation and help them improve their quality of life.