The Carpenter's Helpers
uses Christian volunteers to help people of all faiths to age in
place. We provide supportive environments to keep people at home
(and out of nursing homes and other institutions). We all fear loosing
our freedom and becoming disabled or a burden to others as we age.
REHABITAT is about freedom, and this begins with freedom in Christ.
First it is about the shelter of God, and then it is about the shelter
Rehabitat Fund has a self-care emphasis, with families caring for their own
with the support of volunteers from the church. Our mission is to
show God's love in action as we help families to provide modifications
that enhance independence and prevent disabling accidents. The operative
word here is prevention, catching problems early before institutionalization
begins with a local congregation who wants to share God's love with
older and disabled people. Leadership is typically provided by three
members of the congregation: a health care provider, an architect
or designer, and a member of the missions committee. The provider
is responsible for identifying disabled and older people in need.
The missions committee member develops resources to meet their needs,
and the designer is responsible for the home needs assessment and
Rehabitat Fund provides training in universal design, friendship evangelism,
resource development, and needs assessment. We offer seed money
and technical support for the retrofitting including a home assessment
survey. Upon completion, the survey is analyzed by computer software.
A customized report is then prepared for each client recommending
building modifications for their home.
bring a Rehabitat Chapter to your church email Cynthia@AgingBeautifully.org
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