Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands is an innovative community program serving family caregivers in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties by connecting them with a circle of help that includes trained volunteers who provide an array of respite services.Our well-trained volunteers provide family caregivers of older adults with the time to meet self-care needs, as well as other family obligations, at no cost. Without help in the daily tasks of care-giving, the risk to your health and well being is as real as it is to your loved one. That is why the volunteers of Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands provide the assistance you need, on a schedule designed to allow you the time, personal space and freedom that is essential for healthy living.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers of older adult loved ones by engaging the broader community to provide assistance and respite services.
The program is offered by Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, in cooperation with partnering community organizations, and is funded in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.
If you are a caregiver who could use some ‘helpful hands’ simply complete the Caregiver Application or call the Caregiver HelpLine at (516) 586-5107 or (718) 289-2100 x4296 to learn more.
If you would like to offer your ‘helpful hands’ simply complete the Volunteer Application or call the VolunteerLine at (516) 586-1507 or (718) 289-2100 x4296 to learn more.