Mission Statement

ShareCare Faith in Action MISSION STATEMENT ShareCare Faith in Action is a non-profit network of trained volunteers from faith groups and the wider community that provides compassionate and practical services to the elderly and those with special needs to enhance their dignity, independence and quality of life.

About ShareCare Faith in Action

Volunteers provide free services: Services are transportation, grocery shopping, visitation, Caregiver Canines (certified therapy dogs), Senior CHAT and GrandPad program. Volunteers provide more then basic transportation, they become companions. For example, when transporting a frail or disabled older adult to a medical appointment, the volunteer is available to go into the building with the customer, assist them in locating the office, and stay with them until called for their appointment. After the completion of the appointment, the customer is escorted back to the car and driven home. Volunteers take customers grocery shopping and will assist in locating groceries, bagging the groceries and making sure the groceries are taken into the home. Also, transportation can be provided to social events where the volunteer is a companion and as a result volunteer/customer relationships build. The volunteer can stay with them and give them gentle assistance and social support. As part of the grocery shopping program volunteers will also go shopping for the customer. There are customers who cannot physically walk or navigate through a grocery store. As part of the other services program volunteers will help with visitation, chores, Canine Caregivers program, and respite care. The coordinator who coordinates the above services also helps with our Spanish speaking clients who may need transportation, grocery shopping and other services. She is bi-lingual. Grand Pad. This program offers isolated older adults to connect with a volunteer, family and other safe ways to connect with others. Senior CHAT. Senior CHAT is a safe and secure no-cost program that matches screened Volunteer Callers with older adults who live in Lehigh, Northampton, or Carbon Counties. Matched individuals connect for friendly phone conversations once each week.

Contact Information

Lynn Heiney
Phone: 610-867-2177
jsharecare8@aol.com

 

Highmark Lehigh Valley Walk Details

June 1st, 2024
DeSales University: Conmy Tocik Parking Lot
2755 Station Ave.
Center Valley, PA 18034