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A Neighbor's Independence Depends On You

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the youth, compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving and
tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these."

George Washington Carver 

What is Interfaith Caregivers Program?

Interfaith Caregivers Program is part of a nationwide interfaith volunteer caregiving initiative originally funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. These programs bring together volunteers of many faiths to help people who have long-term health needs or disabilities maintain their independence for as long as possible by providing non-medical assistance with daily activities.

There are five "Building Blocks" that make up the Interfaith Caregivers Program program model.

  • Interfaith- Along with appropriate community agencies, each program includes faith congregations representative of the local community. Caregiving services and volunteer opportunities are available to individuals of all faiths as well as those who have no formal religious affiliation.
  • Volunteer- The people providing the services are volunteers.
  • Caregiving- Volunteers provide non-medical caregiving, such as transportation for medical appointments or friendly visiting.
  • Long-term health needs- People with long-term health needs are the recipients of Interfaith Caregivers Program services.
  • Home Based- The service is home based as opposed to center or clinic based.
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