Welcome to Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County
Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County (formerly Interfaith Caregivers Trenton) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization established in 1994 to improve the quality of life and help meet the concerns and special needs of the homebound elderly and people with disabilities in Mercer County, NJ.
Our overall mission is to promote the independence and dignity of homebound elderly and people with disabilities by matching them with supportive and caring volunteers who assist them with the tasks of everyday life.
What we do
We are a coalition of 26 interdenominational member congregations with more than 250 dedicated volunteers who cheerfully provide free services — such as transportation to doctors’ offices, grocery shopping, friendly visiting, respite care, light housekeeping, telephone reassurance, occasional meal preparation, indoor/outdoor chores, minor home repairs and other non-medical help — that enable care receivers to remain in their homes. Our free services are offered without proselytization and without regard to race, religion, color, income or national origin.
As part of our services, ICGMC also offers socialization activities for seniors and a myriad of educational training forums on such topics as Alzheimer’s, dementia, sensitivity issues, and caregiving of the elderly. To help take care of the caregivers, we provide workshops on stress relief, hold wellness retreats for our generous volunteer group leaders, and sponsor community workshops, guest speakers, and exhibit at caregiver conferences and events.
Workshops we have presented recently include Enhancing Memory Strategies, Senior Safety, Moving and Grooving-Physical and Musical Therapies for the Elderly, Emotional Intelligence and Aging: Myths and Realities. In 2012, we added a new program entitled Project Healthy Bones. This popular wellness program seeks to improve the balance, strength and socialization of caregivers and care receivers, while emphasizing the importance of exercise, nutrition, safety, drug therapy and lifestyle factors as they relate to osteoporosis.
ICGMC gratefully acknowledges our individual donors, community, corporate, government, and foundation supporters. For a comprehensive list of donors and supporters, or to view our Annual Report or Financial Statements, please visit the Financials page of our website.
National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN) is the national program by which volunteer-based caregiving agencies from across the country are linked together. The national program office can be reached at 304-907-0428 or www.nvcnetwork.org. Contact NVCN by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.