We are pleased to Announce Request for Proposals for organizations and faith communities for the purpose of creating or expanding volunteer respite programs to meet the unique needs of your communities.
Volunteer Respite Fact Sheet - The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to identify and provide information on options for recruiting, screening, training, utilizing and retaining volunteer to provide respite services to caregiving families in various settings. Comprehensive information on types of Volunteer Respite.
ARCH Volunteer Respite Manual-Developed by ARCH National Respite Network and Easter Seals Inc. A comprehensive guide on creating valuable options for family caregivers.
ARCH Respite and the Faith Community - Historically, faith communities have been vital in supporting the community of which they are a part. In the early years of our nation, faith communities often provided the only existing social services, such as education and healthcare. Over time, however, this social involvement slowly diminished. As government increasingly met society social and economic needs, faith communities began to limit their focus to society spiritual needs. Today that focus is changing again, as a growing number of faith communities seek to serve not only the spiritual needs of their congregations but also the many different social needs in the larger community.
NYS Caregiving and Respite Coalition is committed to assisting communities in growing a volunteer respite workforce. The Coalition offers "Train the Trainer" Courses for the REST Program. It is our goal to train leaders throughout the state in order to increase respite program opportunities for caregivers.
Once trained, REST volunteers will be well prepared to provide temporary relief to caregivers in both the home and planned setting. REST training prepares volunteers to build caring relationships, handle crisis, and overcome communication obstacles. REST participants learn safety proactices, acquire an overview of disabilites and learn how to create a positive atmosphere in respite situations.
Finger Lakes Region Announcement
NYSCRC in partnershhip with Ithaca College and The Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center is pleased to present
In 2015, an alliance of a dozen organizations throughout the Rochester (Monroe County) area introduced a new campaign focusing on the needs of family caregivers. This comprehensive community impact campaign featured the launch of HelpACaregiver.org, a single point of entry for caregivers, or those concerned about a caregiver they know, to connect with the services they need.
This multi-layered program was made possible through grant funding from the Rochester Area Community Foundation, and includes recruitment of volunteer "caregiver companions" to help give caregivers a break by providing respite services. Another important goal of this initiative is make sure caregivers are lined up with services they can benefit from much earlier on in their caregiving journey.
The Rochester Advertising Council enlisted the help of Antithesis Advertising and other providers of creative services, who donated their time to build the creative campaign necessary to promote this important community program. The Ad Council also facilitated the donation of media time/space to make sure these television spots and print ads reach a broad audience, ensuring maximum impact.
Support services and resources for caregivers are available across New York State. Click here for a county by county listing.
Supporting You: New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition (NYSCRC), supports all people engaged in caregiving,
and is dedicated to quality and accessible respite for all ages, conditions and disabilities.
New York State Caregiving & Respite Coalition c/o Lifespan 1900 S. Clinton Ave Rochester, NY 14618 585-244-8400E-mail NYSCRC