Second Family

Second Family is a unique program composed of a dedicated “family” of trained volunteers who extend a helping hand to older adults and individuals living with dementia. Second Family volunteers join forces, offering essential support and companionship to those who need it most.

We understand the importance of meaningful relationships and aim to create a supportive environment that fosters genuine connections and socialization.

Trained volunteers and the Second Family Care Coordinator, a dedicated staff member from CarePartners, collaborate to make sure participants enjoy meaningful engagement, socialization, and access to essential resources. Volunteers are prepared to offer occasional home visits, companionship, transportation, and valuable breaks for family caregivers.

Recognizing that some families and participants may require additional resources and support, the Second Family Care Coordinator conducts initial home visits, performs assessments, and establishes connections to relevant resources.

How Second Family Works:

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Program: Second Family
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Program: Second Family
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Program: Second Family

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If you have any questions beyond those listed, please feel free to reach out to us.

To register for the Second Family program, please complete the contact form. A member of the CarePartners staff will contact you to learn more about your needs and to schedule a home visit so we can learn more about your preferences, hobbies, and desired assistance.

Second Family volunteers provide companionship to the older adult they visit, both in and outside the home. Together, they may go on walks, visit restaurants, read books, or complete puzzles and games.

The Second Family program relies on volunteers to provide friendly visits and companionship to older adults. Volunteers are sometimes limited in the distance that they can drive. Our staff can assist you in determining whether you live in a Second Family service area.

Yes! Older adults living alone can be in a Second Family program. Please give us a call or complete the contact form for more information.

Duration and frequency of volunteer visits are often determined by volunteer availability and participant needs. At minimum, a volunteer will visit at least 1 time per week for 1-2 hours.

No. It is not necessary for caregivers to be on-hand during the visit.

We screen, train, and conduct background checks on our volunteers. We equip them with skills, information, and knowledge to support caregivers and their loved ones.

In many cases, Second Family participants (caregivers or loved ones) are members of the partnering congregation, but it is not necessary.