Caring Carroll supports a network of volunteers who help to meet the non-medical needs of older adults with limited resources, living at home.
Volunteers - Our volunteers offer services such as reassuring social phone calls, friendly visits, light housekeeping and meal preparation, errands and grocery shopping, transportation within the county, yard work and minor home repairs. Caring Carroll “matches” volunteers and care recipients based on shared interests and location proximity in order to ensure a good experience for both. Volunteers set their own schedule, but most spend 1-2 hours per week with their care receiver. We also provide training, support, and liability insurance for our volunteers. All volunteers are background checked. Since 2007, we have served over 400 elderly and disabled residents of Carroll County. We currently have over 100 ongoing volunteer-care receiver matches. Caring Carroll volunteers provide numerous one time requests to our Care Receivers. We would like to serve many more individuals – and with your help, we can!
Staff - Executive Director - Mike Rodgers
Program Liaison - Rachel Tabler
Network - To efficiently match seniors with needed services, volunteers, and other forms of support, Caring Carroll continues to build a strong network of congregations and community groups across the county. This network provides Caring Carroll with a contact person from each participating group, who is called if a need arises near them, to see if a volunteer or service is available in that area. If you are part of such a congregation or group and would like to participate, please contact us.
Covenant members – Caring Carroll’s covenant partners, churches and service organizations sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and pledge to support the mission of Caring Carroll through in-kind and financial efforts. They are also eligible to send a representative to Caring Carroll’s monthly board meeting to help make decisions that determine our course of action.
2018 Board of Directors - Caring Carroll has a volunteer board of directors. Contributing groups may be represented on the board.
Kathy Reid - President Lynda Gainor
Barb Rodgers - Secretary Linwood Van Horn
Carole Roberts Maggie Rauser
Tyler Codd - Treasurer Sherry Osborne
Donna Devilbiss - Vice President Rita Holland
Dot Fox Rachel Tabler - Program Liaison
Mike Rodgers - Executive Director
Community Partners -
The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County, Inc. strives to build the capacity of individuals and organizations to improve the health and quality of life in Carroll County, MD. The Partnership achieves health improvement progress through leadership teams and action teams formed around the Core Health Improvement Areas. It may also form collaborative efforts to address emerging health issues when they arise.
The mission of The Arc Carroll County is to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their individual pursuit of a fulfilling life.
The Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities is dedicated to providing the highest quality of services, programs and assistance to promote choice, dignity and independence for older adults, adults with disabilities and those who care for them. The Bureau of Aging and Disabilities is a division of the Carroll County Department of Citizen Services and is the principal agency that plans, advocates, and develops programs and services for older adults, age 60 and over; and coordinates services and referrals for adults with disabilities 18 years and older.
The Carroll County Health Department offers a wide variety of services to help Carroll County residents maintain their health and wellness.
One such program is the Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS), a comprehensive evaluation of adults 21 and over who are at risk of nursing home placement. AERS identifies services available to help clients remain at home or in the least restrictive setting possible, maintaining independence and well-being.
Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. is Carroll County's Community Action Agency. Their mission is to improve the quality of life and self-sufficiency of at-risk and low-income Carroll County residents by providing assistance with basic needs, such as food, shelter, and utilities. HSP provides links to numerous community resources. It is important to contact them early to determine eligibility and sign up for programs.
Carroll County Food Sunday distributes a weekly, nutritionally-balanced grocery package based on household size. It includes meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables, breads and milk. All Carroll County residents are eligible to receive food at CCFS after presenting photo ID, proof of residence, and a Social Security Card for each member of the household. There is no income requirement.
North East Social Action Program, or NESAP, is a Christian nonprofit organization that has served residents in need in Carroll County and parts of Baltimore County, MD, since 1984. NESAP provides personalized service to address financial needs, coordinate community resources, and restore dignity and hope.
The Caring and Sharing Ministries provides financial and volunteer support for ecumenical community ministries such as the Carpenter’s Table, the Community Needs Fund, The Community Food Bank, the Community Clothing Outlet, Vacation Bible School, and others as determined by need.