Nine dynamic nonprofits spanning much of Maricopa County promote aging in place by pairing caring volunteers with “neighbors” who need a bit of help. Shopping, transportation, friendly visits and more make it possible for elders and adults with disabling conditions (“neighbors”) to live in their own homes.
This network meets on a quarterly basis to exchange best practices, funding opportunities, issues that might arise, problem solving and volunteer recruitment. The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is assisting the Network of Nonprofits by hiring a consultant to help guide all the organizations in volunteer recruitment and training.
Neighbors receive much needed support services and volunteers benefit by gaining friendship and wisdom from neighbors and by being part of a vital cause. Over 200,000 hours of service and 40,000+ rides were provided in 2015 alone. Find out how you can share your time and talent through these proven programs to meet pressing needs, as well as how to request help and spread the word to others.
About Care provides links to each of these agencies on our Resource page under Support Services for Homebound Seniors and Persons with Disabilities.