Interfaith Carepartners, Inc.

aka CarePartners   |   Houston, TX   |  www.carepartnerstexas.org

Mission

To provide education, support and resources to caregivers and quality care for those living with memory loss and other challenges of aging.

Ruling year info

1988

Principal Officer

Dr. Jenna Dhayer

Main address

701 N Post Oak Rd Ste 330

Houston, TX 77024 USA

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EIN

76-0253480

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Senior Continuing Care Communities (P75)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Baby Boomers are aging and there are growing numbers of adults in the U.S. who are not fully able to care for themselves. Some live relatively independently but still require some level of care and support. Others require full-time care. The need for caregiving is projected to increase substantially in the years ahead as lifetime expectancy increases and the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia continues to rise. Studies show that family caregivers of people Alzheimer’s or dementia spend more hours, do more difficult work and provide assistance for more years than family members caring for older adults without memory loss. Most caregivers cannot afford in-home or residential nursing care, and insurance rarely covers the cost. Family caregivers frequently bear the full burden of support. As their lives are centered on caring for their aging loved ones, they often face social isolation, suffer from their own physical ill-health and struggle with significant financial hardships.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Gathering Place, Second Family, Common Ground, Caregiver Conferences

CarePartners provides four signature programs that support family caregivers and their loved ones living with memory loss or other challenges of aging.

Gathering Place: Family caregivers caring for loved ones with memory loss, specifically mild to moderate Alzheimer's, other dementias or cognitive impairment can participate in this 3.5 hour FREE program. Caregivers receive respite, a break from caregiving responsibilities, while their loved one participates in planned activities such as games, music, arts, lunch and socialization.

Second Family: Homebound program focusing on helping individuals living with illness or other challenges of aging by providing caregivers a break and companionship for their loved one. This program is FREE.

Common Ground: Support group offering emotional support, encouragement, friendships and helpful tips about self-care and caregiving. This program is FREE.
Caregiver Conferences: Free educational events connecting family caregivers with tools and resources focused on providing quality care to their loved ones.

All programs are supported by trained caring volunteers who participate on a Care Team through a partnering congregation or nonprofit hosting this as an onsite ministry or program.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

President's Community Service Award 1998

Points of Light Foundation

Rosalynn Carter Caregiving Award 1997

Rosalynn Carter Institute

America's Award 1992

Positive Thinking Foundation

Governor's Volunteer Award 2002

Texas Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Now Lone Star Foundation)

Caregiver Support Award 2010

The National Alliance for Caregiving and MetLife Foundation

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of health outcomes improved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Gathering Place, Second Family, Common Ground, Caregiver Conferences

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

better able to care for loved one (87%), better care of their own needs 85%, feel better emotionally (less stressed or exhausted) (83%), feel more socially active(85%), can prolong home care (87%)

Net promoter score

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Gathering Place, Second Family, Common Ground, Caregiver Conferences

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Caregiver Conference NPS-97% of family caregivers reported our conferences meet their expectations

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Gathering Place, Second Family, Common Ground, Caregiver Conferences

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteer Support: 2019 hours of support 111,423

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Gathering Place, Second Family, Common Ground, Caregiver Conferences

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Clients served: family caregivers and their loved ones.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Founded in 1985, CarePartners’ mission is to provide support, education and resources for caregivers and quality care to those living with memory loss and other challenges of aging. Our programs:
1. Train volunteers from faith-based, business, and civic communities who form Care Teams® that deliver care to the elderly, impaired and vulnerable;
2. Support family caregivers by providing respite practical support, which helps lower stress and prevent burnout; and
3. Offer access to resources for family caregivers and their loved ones.

CarePartners is committed to:
 Providing direct care at no cost
 Having loved ones live at home as long as possible
 Reducing the burden on family caregivers
 Helping family caregivers and their loved ones maintain or improve their quality of life over time
 Offering transformative programs via our Care Team® Model

Provide education, support and resources through our four signature programs. Gathering Place is a 3.5 hourly program specifically for individuals with early to moderate Alzheimer’s, other dementias or memory loss. Planned activities strengthen motor and social skills through games, music, crafts, lunch and socialization. Caregivers receive 3.5 hrs of respite support while their loved ones attends a Gathering Place. Second Family is a home-bound program to help individuals living with other challenges due to aging. An extended family of trained volunteers offers companionship for home-bound individuals. Caregivers receive respite support through second family. Common Ground is a support group for family caregivers offering emotional support, encouragement, friendships and helpful tips about self-care and caregiving. Caregiver Conferences are educational events that connect family caregivers with education and community resources on how to provide quality care to their loved one.

CarePartners is a nonprofit organization that partners with faith congregations, nonprofit and businesses to provide practical assistance and emotional support to family members who are caring for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and other challenges of aging. We bring caring volunteers together with families in need of support in order to make life better for the weak and vulnerable and for those who serve them. Volunteers serve as loving companions to vulnerable people who live alone, allowing them to continue living independently. Volunteers also offer primary caregivers respite from the daily demands of caregiving, along with special programs that equip, educate, and provide them with emotional support throughout their caregiving journey. We partner with over 70 congregations in the Greater Houston/Waco areas to host our programs. More than 2,100 volunteers serve on a Care Team to support our 4 signature programs.

There is a tremendous need for more faith congregations and Care Team® members to serve vulnerable people and their caregivers in the Houston area. The need is especially great in Ft. Bend County, Baytown, and other underserved communities where there is a significant senior population but few volunteers to serve them. Our goal is to expand CarePartners’ footprint in the Houston area and to make our programs are more widely available and easily accessible, so that any person needing support can access our resources.
Donations to CarePartners covers the cost of recruiting, training, and supporting Care Team® volunteers who work tirelessly to provide companionship and practical support for vulnerable populations and those who care for them. We are expanding into areas that are underserved, like the Fort Bend and Baytown areas.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Interfaith Carepartners, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Hinchman

HighMount Exploration and Production

Term: 2010 - 2013

Earl Shelp

Interfaith CarePartners

Kevin Lewis

Vinson & Elkins

Keith Crane

SUEZ Energy North America

Ronald Sunderland

Co-founder, Retired

Steve Hinchman

HighMount Exploration and Production

David Jewell

CenterPoint

Josh Weber

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James Garrett

Vincent & Elkins LLP

Wright Moody

Retired

Jenny McCauley

Southwestern Energy

Karla Heath

Mitch Little

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Linda Lykos

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John Del Mixon

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Dr. Rick Ngo

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/11/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/11/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.