Care Communities recruits and trains volunteers to provide emotional and domestic support to those affected by serious illness, including cancer and HIV.
Care Communities currently offers two services: Care Teams & Oncology Visitation
Care Teams consist of 3-6 trained volunteers that provide companionship and share the efforts of assistance with daily living tasks (such as light housework, running errands, or providing transportation to an appointment) for a Care Partner, who is someone living with a serious illness without a strong support system. In addition, Care Partners have the opportunity to receive case management to assist with accessing the comprehensive network of healthcare services, as well as other support services.
Oncology Visitation consists of a volunteer attending to the needs of those getting treatment. It is sharing welcome and hospitality by offering a blanket, extra pillow, refreshments, etc.