CareNet is a program within the Cape Fear Volunteer Center that is expressly tasked with helping elderly, disabled, low income and ill residents who are in need of assistance. We do so by recruiting and organizing volunteers from around the Cape Fear area who have indicated assisting with “Basic Needs” as one of their preferred issue areas to work with when completing their volunteer forms on our website. CareNet volunteers perform a number of tasks for infirm residents, such as home repair, yard work, moving and much more. CareNet’s mission is to ease the burden that is often experienced by elderly, disabled and ill residents in Southeastern NC.
According to the 2010 United States Census, there are more than 58 million people living with disabilities in our country. In addition, there are nearly 50 million Americans that are classified as elderly (65 years of age or older). Many of these people struggle tremendously while living their day to day lives. Their advanced age, sudden illness, injury or disability often hinders their means of improving their situation, greatly. CareNet’s mission is to extend a helping hand to these residents in their time of need. CareNet organizes volunteers and sends them out into the community to assist infirm residents who have requested their services, through our website or by phone, in a diverse array of tasks and projects. The assistance that our volunteers with CareNet provides eases much of the burden and stress that can hamper the lives of many elderly, ill or disabled New Hanover County residents.
Aging, living with a disability or suffering a sudden, debilitating illness or injury are often tremendous millstones to those who have to endure them. Ordinary tasks can become much harder, even impossible without someone there to help. Our aging and disabled populations are often overlooked when the topic of under served populations arises. As a result, their plight can often be rendered invisible to younger, abled residents. Abilities and tasks that physically and mentally capable people often take for granted can become an immense toil that could potentially make their ailment worse due to the risk of over exertion or further disability and injury. Barring that, a much needed undertaking or chore could go undone. CareNet is there to ensure that those who are suffering such hardship will have a network of support to alleviate the strain that their adversities place upon their lives.
Need assistance from CareNet? Fill out the form near the bottom of our homepage listed under "Quick Forms".
If you or your corporation would like to partner on/with CareNet go to www.capefearvolunteercenter.org and register.
Have questions? Call 910-392-8180.