The supportive services provided by the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers program enable our elderly neighbors to remain living in their own homes as long as possible with dignity, while maintaining a feeling of independence. Trained volunteers fill needs within their own congregations, as well as reach into their community.
Our trained volunteers may provide services such as:
- Friendly Visiting* & Companionship
- Telephone Reassurance
- Local Transportation
- Shopping & Errand Service
- Short Term Respite for Family Caregivers
- Assistance with Paperwork
- Light Household Chores & Repairs
- Seasonal Yard Work
* Visiting is primary to the success of our program, as it helps prevent loneliness and depression. It also opens the door for the receiver so that as other needs arise they would feel comfortable enough to ask their “new friend” for additional help.
Who Calls To Request Services?
- Older adult residents (age 60 and older) of Clark County, regardless of their religious affiliations or preferences.
- Family, friends or neighbors.
- Congregations, community groups and organizations.
- Professionals from home health or social service agencies, hospitals, clinics, senior centers or nursing homes.
How Are Services Accessed?
It is as easy as making a call (1-715-743-2885) to the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Program Director, Judy Morrow.
The Program Director will then determine which needs might be met by volunteer services and then attempt to match you with an Interfaith volunteer in your community. If more care is needed then can be offered by volunteers, referrals are made to other professional agencies.