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About Us Q&A
CarePartners, also known as Interfaith CarePartners is a volunteer led organization that provides support, education and resources to caregivers and quality care for those living with memory loss and other challenges of aging. We are able to serve or mission through partnerships and collaborations with congregations, places of worship, nonprofit organizations and corporations. Everything we do at CarePartners is at no cost to the person(s) served.
Is CarePartners a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization and are donations tax deductible?
What kind of services do you provide?
We provide direct and indirect services and programs to family caregivers by providing respite, educational and emotional support through our programs.
- Gathering Place Program supported by our Alzheimer’s Care Team® of volunteers (activities for mild to moderate memory loss and respite for caregivers)
- Second Family Program supported by our Second Family Care Team® of volunteers (home based support for individuals with other challenges of aging)
- Common Ground (support group for caregivers)
- Caregiver Conferences & Workshops (education and resources for caregivers)
- Employee Education and Support (support for the working caregiver)
Where are your programs located?
Our programs are located across the Greater Houston area. The programs and services we provide are held in partnership with local congregations, nonprofits and corporations. Those locations offer space for us to provide the program and or service. To locate a program click here.
Where are is CarePartners office?
Corporate Office: 701 N. Post Oak Road, Suite 330, Houston, TX 77024
What are your office hours?
Corporate Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
How is CarePartners funded?
CarePartners is a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization receives donations from the following funded partners; corporations, foundations, individuals, congregations and special events.
How can I volunteer for a Care Team® to support a CarePartners program?
We welcome all individuals to inquire about volunteering for one of our Care Teams. All volunteers go through a volunteer screening process and are placed on a Care Team® that supports one of our programs, Gathering Place, Second Family, Common Ground or Caregiver Conference. We also have Administrative and Special Event volunteer opportunities. Click here to inquire about volunteering.
If I am a caregiver caring for someone with memory loss or other challenges of aging, how do I sign up for a program?
Registration for our programs is simple but thoughtful. To register for a CarePartners program follow these directions:
To find a program in your area click here. Gathering Place, Second Family and Common Ground require an intake registration form to be completed by a CarePartners Coordinator. This registration process is completed after the inquiry into our programs and must be done prior to attending a program.
Does it cost to participate in a program?
No. CarePartners programs are currently at no cost to the caregiver or their loved one.
Do you offer transportation to and from a CarePartners program?
No, but in some cases our Second Family Care Team® Volunteers transport our Second Family program clients to and from places like the hair dresser, grocery store or their congregation service.
What are the requirements to register for CarePartners program?
Must be a: family caregiver, family caregiver caring for individual with memory loss, family caregiver caring for individual with challenges of aging, family caregiver caring for an individual with an illness, disability or challenge.
What is a family caregiver?
A family caregiver is, but not limited to, a family member, neighbor, co-worker or friend. A family caregiver is an unpaid caregiving resource to a family in need.
Can I just show up to a program?
No, you must complete the registration process in order to participate in a program.
If I am a member or familiar with one of the partnering congregations, places of worship, nonprofit organization or corporation, can I call them to register or just show up for a CarePartners program held at their location?
No, you must go through CarePartners to complete the registration process in order to participate in a program.
Provide Support Q&A
We are a volunteer led organization that provides life-changing programs through partnerships in the Greater Houston area.
Volunteers must complete a volunteer screening registration process in order to volunteer which includes a background screening to maintain the highest level of safety and care for our clients and volunteers.
We do not currently charge fees for programs or services. It is important to offer individuals, corporations and foundations the opportunity to support us financially which allows us to carry out our mission to serve this vulnerable population.
We do not have our own building or own physical space to provide programs. We rely on community partners such as congregations, places of worship, nonprofit organizations and corporations. These community partners provide space, as well as volunteers and in many cases financial support to CarePartners.
We have more than 70 partnerships with faith-based communities and places of worship. These partnerships are very collaborative, partnering congregation treats a CarePartners program as their own ministry. Our organization’s principals of partnership are inclusive and all congregations of faith or places of worship are welcomed to partner with us.
Supporting CarePartners includes:
- Volunteer Support
- Financial & In-Kind Support
- Partnering Support
Does CarePartners have volunteers?
Yes, our organization is a volunteer led organization with more than 2,300 volunteers who are a part of one of our Care Teams providing support to one of our CarePartners programs. Volunteers at CarePartners provide millions of dollars worth of free care for those we serve.
What type of volunteer opportunities are there at CarePartners?
- Care Team® Volunteer: provides support for Gathering Place, Second Family, Common Ground or Caregiver Conference
- Administrative Volunteer: provide support and assistance to the corporate office that include special events
- How do I register to become a volunteer?
Do you require volunteers to do training?
Yes, after you go through the volunteer registration and screening process, our staff team provides specific training to equip you with knowledge and practical information to prepare you for your volunteer assignment. We also provide on-going training and support.
Financial & In-Kind Support
Can I donate to CarePartners?
Yes, you can provide financial support by donating money directly to the organization through a variety of means: check, credit card, matching company grant, stocks or bequest. We also accept in-kind donations such as: materials; games, arts, crafts and other things like food, media, print, services, etc. We have two major special events that include a silent auction and awards. Both of these events seek donations that will provide in-kind support for our events.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, because we are a 501 c 3 organization recognized by the IRS, your gift is tax deductible and receipts are provided for all donations.
- How do I go about my donation, in-kind or financial?
How do I become a partner with CareParnters?
We would like to hear more about your needs and how you would like to partner with CarePartners. Please fill out the contact us form by clicking here, or contact Tom Breaux, COO/VP . If you are a corporation, non-profit organization, faith-based congregation or place of worship please contact Tom Breaux, COO/VP
What do I need to know about partnering with CarePartners?
We have over 75 different community partners in the Greater Houston area. We are an inclusive organization that explores partnership opportunities that will allow us to better serve and advance the mission of CarePartners.
Becoming a partner with CarePartners could be but no limited to providing the following: space for one of our programs, individuals to volunteer on a Care Team®, financial or in-kind support, recruitment of clients; caregivers/care partners (individual living with memory loss or other challenges of aging) and advocacy of mission.