Connecting Seniors with Community
The mission of Interfaith Community Partners is to maximize the independence and well-being of older adults by enabling connections with others in their community.
In 1999, extensive community research undertaken by Community Memorial Foundation identified the plight of isolated adults in our communities. ICP was founded with grants from the Community Memorial Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Faith in Action). Seven local congregations formed Interfaith Community Partners to better meet the needs of older adults in the Greater Lyons Township. ICP began as a visitation service with teams of volunteers from the seven founding churches. It became evident that loss of mobility is one of the biggest causes of isolation. Within two years our primary service switched to assisted transportation. We now accompany our care partners to medical appointments, therapies, and assist with other essential daily living errands (grocery shopping, banking, etc.) At present there are 14 member congregations, and many of the volunteers are members of these churches. Learn more about our services.