Faith2Careis not affiliated with any faith-based organization or religion. It is a startup 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit.
Faith2care is organized solely to bring help to caregiver families who need help. Real help. People coming to their homes to find out what help they need and then making it happen individually or with the help of their faith community. This is volunteer work, no charge, ever.
How Does It Work?
F2C is a website that will be a hub to connect three groups. The first group is the caregiver families. Through crowd-sourcing (enlisting the help of millions on the internet, Facebook, etc…), targeted social media, advertising, and word of mouth, we will find millions of caregivers that desperately need help.
Finding the caregivers means getting them to www.faith2care.org to fill out an online contact information form. It is a simple form and easy to fill out. There is no cost.
At the same time, we will be using the same online tools to find ‘people of faith’, the second group. These are people who are part of an ‘organized’ faith community. They will also fill out a contact form. Their form will be longer because we want to be able to verify their connection to a ‘faith community’ which has some level of accountability. They will fill out the name, address, phone, etc… for the local faith community they belong to, including the name of the current leadership.
Here Is The Fun Part!
When the website sees a match of a caregiver and a 'person of faith' living in the same zip code, Faith2care will make the connection and send an email to the caregiver with the person of faith's name, email address and contact information for their faith organization.
Once the caregiver feels comfortable, after calling the local faith organization of the other person, and is ready to pursue communicating directly, they will be able to email them and begin a friendship.
When the person of faith meets with the caregiver at their house for the first time, they need to be in ‘assessment mode’, observing and asking about anything the caregiver needs. One of the greatest things the caregiver could use is real friends, emotional support, love, and to know they are not alone in this overwhelmingly difficult stage of their life.
If they eventually determine the caregiver needs a professional nurse to come in and give the caregiver a respite break or even regular help, that is fine, as long as the person of faith comes up with a way to pay for it.
The third group is the resource group. This is made up of all the businesses, nonprofits, research universities, local, state, and federal government offices, that have resources for caregivers. Many organizations see the problems caregivers face. So they put out materials to give advice, or hotlines to call to talk to trained professionals. Others have created relevant products to sell that help. Some offer services of trained people or nurses to work directly with the family member who has the health condition.
Faith2Care will list these groups by category and geographic location to make it easy for the caregiver and 'person of faith' to find information relevant to each caregiver’s situation or the stage of decline their loved one is in.
Faith2Care provides an incredible win/win for this resources group. They will now have the direct and indirect opportunity to be found by all those signed up with Faith2care.org Through the online reach of F2C the possibilities for surveys, dissemination of educational materials and other information will be possible to all three groups.
Faith2Care will provide free links to all resource entities. There will also be the opportunity to be listed as a sponsor or partner with F2C through donations.
current status and funding for f2c
We have moved from idea, to dream, to startup. F2C has secured grant funding and has hired full and part-time staff along with volunteers. A professional website development company has built out the majority of the website which is near completion. An official launch date is not yet set.
Together we can find all the caregivers who need help and connect them with people of love and compassion in their community, who will help them.