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29 September 2021

A Pilot Program Aims to Build a Peace Corps-Style Network of Volunteer Caregivers for the Disabled Nationwide

The 130 volunteers of Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers in Shepherdstown, W. Va., transport people to medical appointments, build ramps for wheelchair-users whose homes lack them, grocery-shop for those who are homebound and, generally, make life more livable for elderly and disabled residents in their area...Read more at Youth Today


17 September 2021

WVSOM CRCH awarded $120K Community Care Corps Grant

he West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Center for Rural and Community Health (CRCH) was selected by the national Community Care Corps to receive a grant to establish the Greenbrier Community Care Corps. The program will use volunteers to assist adults over the age of 60, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers with nonmedical tasks and respite care...Read more at Mountain Messenger



14 September 2021

Volunteer Agencies Use $2.85M in Federal Funds to Fill in Gaps in Home Care

Home care and home healthcare agencies could indirectly benefit from a $2.85 million federal grant to 33 volunteer agencies that help struggling caregivers and seniors. 


For the second year, the Community Care Corps, a partnership of three national nonprofits, administered the funds to organizations that span urban, rural and tribal communities across the U.S. and provide everything from transportation to home maintenance to shopping for seniors aging in place...Read more at Home Care Daily News

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