Who we are
Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County is a 501(c)3 charitable organization established in 1994 with a “Faith in Action” grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. For well over two decades, we have worked to improve the quality of life and help meet the concerns and special needs of the underserved, homebound elderly and adults with disabilities in Mercer County, New Jersey.
Our interdenominational coalition of 25 congregations and over 360 trained volunteers provide caregiving support and wellness program that enables seniors and adults with disabilities to age safely in their homes and communities. All services and programs are offered free-of-charge without proselytization or regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or income.
Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County is dedicated to promoting the independence, dignity, and wellness of homebound elderly and people with disabilities by matching them with supportive and caring volunteers who assist with the tasks of everyday life.
How We Serve
While volunteer caregivers freely offer their time and talent, there are many resources required to sustain this complex network of 360 caregivers who quietly and humbly serve some 420 care receivers.
Our case managers and program directors carefully assess each volunteer and care receiver, using this information to make assignments, and monitor each case. Our caregivers often seek out service through their faith community, but also complete professional instruction that includes health and safety training. Further, volunteers receive ongoing support and education on pertinent topics including but not limited to caregiving skills, stress management, elder abuse, working with adults with disabilities, food vulnerabilities, elder addiction, depression and even hoarding behaviors.
The work of Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County is made possible through the generosity of our donors and partners, including individuals, foundations, corporations, government agencies, congregations, and community organizations and businesses.
ICGMC Impact on The Community
Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County provides free non-medical support to underserved elderly who often have limited or no family support or are not eligible for social agency services.
Our volunteers are individuals who dedicate their time and skills to make their community a better place.
Helping with the smallest tasks can make a significant difference in the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.
Giving to others also benefits our volunteers. It provides a sense of purpose, can reduce stress, combats isolation and depression, and provides social, spiritual and mental engagement opportunities.