Ohio Churches Replicate Volunteer Caregivers Model as Part of RWJF's Faith in Action Program
From November 1995 through April 1997, staff at Northeast Columbus Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers recruited, trained and deployed volunteers to provide caregiver services locally to elderly people and people with disabilities.
Northeast Columbus Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, which was originally organized by the Rhema Christian Center, is a coalition of six African-American churches in Columbus, Ohio.
The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program Faith in Action, Replication of the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Program.
Project staff recruited more than 50 volunteers to provide people in need with services ranging from household chores to friendly visits and transportation.
More than 100 people received help with their daily living activities from volunteers working with Northeast Columbus Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers.