About Interfaith Caregivers Program
Interfaith Caregivers Program is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization with a governing Board of Trustees.
The program was initiated in 1984 by the Akron Area Association of Churches, Akron Catholic Commission, Akron Area Interfaith Council, Jewish Community Board of Akron, Akron and Vicinity Ministerial Alliance, and area agencies.
Interfaith Caregivers Program works through a community coalition of congregations, formal service agencies, community organizations and businesses.
Interfaith Caregivers Program seeks and receives funding from a broad community base of individuals, congregations, community foundations, faith groups and agencies including United Way of Summit County and GAR Foundation.
To help our neighbors maintain their independence through trained volunteers from the Interfaith community with the support of service organizations.
Interfaith Caregivers Program will continue to empower individuals and congregations to reach out to one another in the community through faith-based volunteer caregiving.
How We Help
- Knowledge that the simplest service you provide is essential and improves the quality of life for a person in need.
- Personal growth in faith.
- Membership in a national interfaith network of caregivers.
- Education, support and guidance in preparing for caregiving visits.
- Access to the latest information and resources on caregiving.
- Recognition of achievements and efforts.
- Assess the caregiving needs of the congregation and community.
- Help to organize and maintain a volunteer caregiving program.
- Train your volunteers in caregiving skills.
- Help to connect with community resources, service agencies and organizations.
- Strengthens our community by linking the formal and informal networks of caregivers.
- Reduce the cost of care to family, friends and neighbors.
SERVICES THAT ICP VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE:
- Respite Care
- Run Errands
- Telephone reassurance
- Light housekeeping and chores