Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services with a concentration in Social Work

First Advisor

Esmeralda Maldonado


Isolation of seniors with mental/physical disabilities is a social problem that can cause mental health deterioration and even death. Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association (CHISPA) is a non-profit organization that develops low-income senior housing in Monterey County. The causes of isolation are lack of mental health aide and lifestyle. The consequences are mental health deterioration and death. The capstone project is gathering data on the residents that live in the Junsay Oaks housing not taking advantage of the services that are being offered to them. I conducted a survey of questions that would give us results of who was already receiving services off site and who still needed assistance with finding resources. Of the respondents, more than 50% were already receiving a type of service regarding healthcare and food insecurity. It is recommended that CHISPA follows up with the Monterey County Health Department for onsite case management services. This can be beneficial for all residents as a community so that CHISPA can achieve its mission of building healthy neighborhoods.