Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Programs
Transportation to and from medical appointments. Drivers transport care receivers all over Kitsap County as well as Seattle. Many care receivers must undergo weeks of chemo and need someone to stay with them as they go through the grueling sessions, day after day.
IVC provides respite care for burnt out caregivers. Many elderly couples have a spouse that needs round-the-clock care and the IVC volunteer provides support.
IVC provides two support groups. One group is a caregiver support group where caregivers of any sort can learn from others and support each other. The other is a grief group for anyone suffering a loss of a loved one.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
"I am writing this in appreciation for all of the help in the way of rides and emotional support for my family through IVC this last year. They were always here for my family and myself whenever we needed them. Besides taking my son to his martial arts classes and to his job at the bike shop, they also made sure I got to doctor appointments and to the grocery store. I am a mother of 6 here on the Island, 3 girls and a new baby my fiance and I are raising together. My two older boys no longer live with us but come to visit as often as possible. Thank you, IVC for your overwhelming generosity.
IVC is becoming more and more challenged with transportation issues. It is one of our biggest areas of needs, mainly we are in need of Seattle Drivers and people who have the time and caring to sit with an individual as they visit their doctor.