The Care Communities recruits and trains volunteers to provide emotional and domestic support to those affected by serious illness, including cancer and HIV.
The Care Communities currently offers two services: Care Teams & Peer Matching. Additionally, The Care Communities also partners with Texas Oncology to hold Cancer Support Groups. All of these services are free of cost.
- Our 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.
- Our Peer Matching is available for those diagnosed with cancer (or for loved ones of those diagnosed) to connect them with a survivor (or caregiver) of the same or similar cancer to provide hope and support for the journey ahead.
- The Cancer Support Groups are provided in collaboration with Texas Oncology for those living with cancer or for those that have a loved one living with cancer.