EVENT: OceanFirst Charity Challenge
One of CVCJ's most popular programs is our Alzheimer's Respite Care Program (ARCP). We match specially trained volunteers with family caregivers that are providing full time care to a loved one with dementia. Each week, the matched volunteer spends time with the loved one while the full time caregiver takes a much needed break. This break can be to go shopping, have lunch with friends or, often times, to have a peaceful sleep.
Currently, ARCP services over 50 families in Ocean County, but there is always a wait list as we recruit and train new volunteers. The funds raised will help expand CVCJ's ARCP program and end that wait list. It will pay for the training required to make sure our volunteers have the skills and the knowledge needed to work with dementia patients. The families that need our help are often stressed and vulnerable. Money raised will pay for supplemental insurance and background checks so we ensure we are sending safe volunteers into their homes.
Every dollar raised brings more families help and more caregivers a sense of relief.