Volunteers, Care Receivers, Donors & Office Team,
On behalf of the Board of Directors & Office Team, Good Shepherd is grateful for our dedicated volunteers, persevering care receivers and donors. Please follow your local health department (Jefferson County Health Department, https://www.jchdwv.org) or preferred credible source of recommendations, and remember this is a temporary situation when we need to take the best care of each other and ourselves.
We want to recommend you forgo your face to face volunteer services during this time if you are 65 and older or have underlying health conditions. We will look forward to when you can return.
For now, some essential transportation such as trips to the dialysis center will continue. Outlined below are other
Transportation Drivers and Youth Volunteers: On hold
Well Calls & Visits: Comfort calls are increased and continue, face to face visits on hold
Tips for Volunteers
- Help the senior stock up on prescriptions and other necessities, items delivered to front door.
- Request paper bags when possible.
- Consider buying a half-gallon of milk as opposed to a quart of milk to help supplies last.
- Use your judgment to help a senior stock up for the week.
At this time, Good Shepherd is unable to accept new care receivers or project request; however, we can email the appropriate forms to begin the process. Enrolled or not, our Office Team and volunteers are happy to help seniors place grocery orders online for delivery. We can share informational resources and support with all.
We are partnering with other local agencies and as always are here to help you. Our thoughts and love are with each of you and your families! Please feel free to reach out to us if we can be of any service. Please leave a detailed message at 304-876-3325 and we will return your call as soon as we are able.
Local Resources & Informational Sources
Emergency Dial 911
Information Dial 211
Center for Disease Control
Jefferson County Council on Aging
Jefferson County Health Department
Jefferson County COAD
WV Department of Human Services