How we use the funds
Ladies of Charity Caregiving is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, created with the intention of providing home care services to those who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. At the same time, we are charged with developing a route to independence for those within our communities who seek to find a vocation that will employ their natural compassion for others into a marketable skill that brings them both pride of service and financial security. To those ends, we have established funds to support both endeavors.
Though our business model is designed to provide continual financial support to both of these goals with any surplus revenue, we created the opportunity for those in our community to pledge their support to these goals as well, enabling us to have a larger impact while we grow our business.
Vincentians all around the world have committed to the mission of raising people from poverty. Ladies of Charity Caregiving was conceived, in part, as a vehicle for carrying on this tradition. We employ individuals from underrepresented communities who have a compassionate heart and desire to learn. Our goal is to not only provide caregivers with a fair wage, but to also bring a sense of pride and meaning to the essential work they provide within their communities. Our comprehensive training curriculum awards caregivers the appropriate skill set and certifications needed to become a Direct Care Worker.
For additional career support, our Mentorship Program matches each caregiver with a Lady of Charity mentor. This connection ensures caregivers have ongoing support in the work field and offers guidance through personal or professional challenges, such as: childcare, transportation, or housing issues. Caregivers can also reach out to their mentor when a client identifies a religious need, like requesting communion from a Eucharistic Minister.
The Helping Hands Fund is developed specifically for individuals 65+ who need financial assistance for in-home care but do not meet medicaid requirements. Recipients of this fund are provided with a lower rate for services based on their income and proceeds from the Helping Hands Fund supplements the remainder of their care fees. This fund is intended to be a short-term solution while our staff and volunteers help individuals discover long-term solutions that fit their individual situations.
Additionally, the Helping Hands Fund offers Ladies of Charity Caregiving, Inc. the ability to staff social workers who assist clients in the medicaid application process.