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Know your nonprofit: One Source

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Know Your Nonprofit is a weekly Q&A feature with western Nevada County nonprofit organizations. 

What is your mission statement?

The mission of One Source — Empowering Caregivers is to improve quality of life for caregivers and care recipients. This is accomplished through provision of free, high-quality, nonmedical respite care and community resource referrals for those who are providing care at home.

Briefly, when and how did your nonprofit start?

Founder and Executive Director Donna Raibley, a caregiver herself, became acutely aware of the needs of primary caregivers who were providing care at home. With that knowledge, she began the formation procedures in 2014. The Board of Directors was installed and the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status was obtained in 2015.

What is your annual budget (optional)?

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$30,200.00

What are the primary sources of funding?

Grants and local community donors

How many employees does the organization have?

None

Who is your primary audience, the people who benefit the most from your organization?

Caregivers who are caring for care recipients at home are the people we serve. To serve caregivers, we are always searching for volunteers to be volunteer care specialists and administrative support volunteers.

What is your primary service area (specific city, countywide, the region?)

Nevada County

List the biggest achievements in your nonprofit's history (up to three).

1. With the help of expert and experienced community members, we generated a program model, constructed a program manual, and trained two classes of volunteer care specialists in 2016-2017.

2. Starting in 2017, we launched our in-home respite service with One Source trained volunteer care specialists into the homes of 20 caregiver and care recipients.

List the biggest challenges you face (up to three).

1. We need to train more volunteer care specialists to serve the many caregivers on our waiting list.

2. We need to coordinate our three-day training program to fit the schedules of our volunteers.

What is your primary goal for the next year?

We plan to expand our program to include education for caregivers providing care at home.

We will continue to recruit and conduct regular volunteer care specialist trainings so we can expand our services to more caregivers in neighboring counties.

What is your primary goal for the next three to five years?

Expand programs that include education for caregivers providing care at home.

Continue to conduct regular trainings so we can expand our services to more caregivers who need our support.

What are your major fundraisers and the dates for these events in 2017

Our first Annual HeART and Wine Gala Fundraiser is planned for Sept. 16, 2017, at the Foothills Event Center. In addition to a silent art auction from local artists, live music from the Earles of Newtown, Purdons Crossing, Ruckrich Family Band, and Sibling Revelry. We will provide good food, wine, and beer and fun for all! Advance tickets can be purchased for $20 at The Book Seller and Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley, or $25 at the door.

We will hold our third Volunteer Care Specialist training class in the fall.

How can someone become involved with your organization?

They can contact Donna Raibley at: 530-802-6154 (cell) or 530-205-9514 (office) or visit our website at: empoweringcaregivers.org.

There is an inquiry form for potential volunteers on the website, please fill it out, and a One Source – Empowering Caregivers representative will be in touch. Be sure to leave an email or phone number.

What kind of skills are you looking for from volunteers?

We are looking for reliable, compassionate and conscientious individuals to complete a free, comprehensive, three-day training program provided through One Source — Empowering Caregivers. They must be skillful listeners who are comfortable conversing with others and can be observant of their surroundings. Volunteers must have the ability to work independently and to report information in a timely fashion.

Volunteers must has a current California driver's license and current automobile insurance as well as be able to pass a background check.

Training Dates are sometime in October or November and will be posted on our website.

More information

Phone 530-205-9514 or 530-802-6154

Website: empoweringcaregivers.org

Facebook: One Source – Empowering Caregivers

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