CareTeams are groups of 4-7 volunteers who provide a network of practical and emotional support to a person or household affected by the loneliness, isolation, and stigma of HIV/AIDS and/or addiction. CareTeam members build supportive relationships with those we serve through:
- Listening nonjudgmentally
- Sharing coffee or a meal
- Giving a ride to the doctor
- Visiting when sick
- Celebrating special occasions
Training topics include:
- HIV/AIDS 101
- Grief and loss
- Active listening
- Mental health
- Addiction and recovery
- Working with stigmatized populations
Volunteers agree to a commitment of a minimum of 5 hours per month for one year.
The next Rosehedge Multifaith Works CareTeam training is Saturday, October 19th from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm at 1401 East Jefferson Street in Seattle.