Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County


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Local rides for appointments and errands

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Help with grocery shopping

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Short-term light housekeeping

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Friendly visits and help with reading

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Short-term respite for caregivers

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Minor home repairs

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Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County

Interfaith Caregivers coordinates help for seniors & adults with disabilities to stay independent. Our volunteers provide help at no charge.

Thanks to all who help their neighbors!!!

Your support helps us arrange more rides, visits, chores and smiles at no charge to help our neighbors stay at home in Polk County, WI.


Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County coordinates volunteers to provide rides, visits, chores & other services to seniors & adults with disabilities. Many people need your help to stay independent & living at home. These are feisty seniors & disabled adults who want to “age in place”.

With a little help from you:

  • A woman gets rides to and from dialysis three days a week; a distance of 48 miles!
  • Volunteers rake a yard full of leaves for a man who'll soon celebrate his 100th birthday.
  • A volunteer drives a woman to enjoy weekly visits with her husband at the local nursing home.
  • 57 food boxes from 8 food shelves get delivered every month to clients.


We coordinate services at no charge to our clients. There are no income requirements to receive our services. Our volunteers donate their time & miles.

But there are costs to provide this community outreach like part-time staff, phone service, insurance, & rent, volunteer background checks & orientation, postage, supplies, & other expenses.

In 2014, our volunteers, friends, clients & their families are generous supporters of our efforts (70% of our funding). We receive donations from churches, service groups, businesses & fundraisers (11%). United Way & local & regional foundations also support our work to help our neighbors (19%). In 2014 donations totaled $196,193.


Generous donations allow us to recruit more volunteers to assist more clients:

  • We arrange rides for two ladies to do their grocery shopping every Thursday.
  • A man newly diagnosed with cancer gets daily rides to radiation treatments.
  • A young man with developmental disabilities has a volunteer call or visit every week.
  • We clean & do errands for a man who uses a wheelchair.


According to AARP, "Eighty percent of seniors say they want to stay in their own homes as they grow older."

Think about your own family. Who are the oldest? Do they have health issues? Are they comfortable where they live? Are you close enough to help?

During 2014, Interfaith Caregivers assisted 599 clients! Our 190 vetted volunteers have driven 105,339 miles & donated 9,599 hours to help their neighbors with rides, visits, chores & other services at no charge.

Yet the most important things are building a relationshipsharing time & storiessmiles and hugsknowing that someone else cares. Interfaith volunteers & clients often develop friendships which last years.

We are the local contact for family members that live & work far away. Sometimes we are someone’s only "family".


During 2014, our 190 volunteers provided 5,442 rides:

  • 1,656 miles to get people to their cancer treatments, often to Wyoming or Maplewood, MN or to New Richmond WI.
  • 1,973 miles to take clients to dialysis treatments.
  • A total of 37,501 miles for rides to get clients to other needed medical services.
  • Volunteers drove 33,121 miles to give people access to food, banking,errands, voting, counseling, & other non-medical services.
  • Plus, they drove a total of 20,722 miles to provide services in client's homes, like friendly visits, chores, cleaning, respite care, delivery of library books & food boxes and other services.

Join us in giving the gift of independence to neighbors in need in rural Polk County in northwest WI.

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Organization Information

133 Eider St. Milltown, WI 54858




Interfaith Caregivers coordinates help for seniors & adults with disabilities to stay independent. Our volunteers provide help at no charge.

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