IRS determined 501(c)(3) Public Charity
We established UR Community Cares in 2019 to virtually link those people who want to give their helping hands to people in need of help, so they can have free at-home support. Every Connecticut town can now link their residents at no cost. Our intergenerational platform digitally connects Volunteers to age-qualified adults age 70+ or 18+ with a physical disability. This allows neighbors to help neighbors and Connecticut to maximize their own resources; which are their residents.
We are an innovative non-profit established in 2019 to provide a digital platform linking Community Members with Volunteers in every town in Connecticut. Connections are based on services needed most by older adults and physically disabled residents: housework, yardwork and companionship.
(We do not provide any licensed work.)
We provide tangible support for “aging in-place” and maintaining social connections for improved health outcomes. Each town we serve has its own dedicated base of Volunteers who are assigned to residents in that town, fostering additional opportunities to build neighborly communities.
UR Community Cares is seeking to engage a Connecticut Hometown Hero in every town! We are searching for someone who is passionate about improving the quality of life in their community. The Hometown Hero will help identify both Community Members in need and Volunteers to help, all within their town. They will be instrumental in assisting our team with local fundraisers, and help those who may have difficulty navigating computers to enroll online on our website. Please help us revolutionize how UR town thinks about the future of those “aging in place.” Community members will be saying “Thank you for being a friend” to our Hometown Heroes in 2020! Requirements: 18 years of age or older with a valid driver's license.
We will share the experiences and feedback we have received about UR Community Cares connections.
Our new Community Member from Canton said "This was my first time use, I am very pleased with the service. Janet was personable and professional."
Our new Volunteer Janet said "Maureen is a delight and I look forward to being able to help her again! "
We are hoping for an annual $1 contribution from all Connecticut residents. Please help empower UR Community by donating $1 to help with background checks, insurance, and technology costs. We have no paid staff. UR help will allow us to continue to provide a secure platform to connect all CT communities. We are also looking for Corporate Sponsors - please see our Donate Page.Donate Now