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The Caring Collaborative (CC) is an all-volunteer program of the Transition Network whose purpose is to support the health and well-being of members who are experiencing certain life challenges, medical concerns, or temporary needs in their daily lives due to illness, injury, or difficult life events.  The Caring Collaborative services are there to provide a safety net and to promote the healthy independence of our chapter members.  It is built on a foundation of confidentiality, reciprocity, and the pleasure of giving as well as receiving.

The key components of the CC are:

  • the Service Corps – Members offer mutual assistance to other members who need temporary or occasional assistance, such as providing a ride to an appointment, sitting in on a doctor’s appointment if requested, picking up prescriptions or groceries, delivering a meal, running an errand, walking the dog, or a friendly phone call or visit to check in during a challenging time.The Service Corps members may be part of Neighborhood Groups who meet regularly to get to know one another, develop trust, and explore topics to help them all become better informed about maintaining healthy lifestyles.
  • the Membership Information Exchange (MIX) – This is a valuable resource and repository of members’ personal knowledge and experiences in dealing with healthcare issues.Members who have had a particular issue can share their experiences and provide information about available resources in the community to support the decision-making process and help other members cope with a new diagnosis.

The Caring Collaborative is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or counseling services, nor can it replace daily home care when that is necessary.

The Caring Collaborative is open to all active TTN members, but in order to participate, you must attend a Mandatory Orientation.  In this orientation, you will receive important information about how the systems work, how your privacy and the privacy of others is protected, what the boundaries are – what can and cannot be provided, and about sharing experience, not advice.  Orientations are scheduled periodically as the need arises.

If you are interested in learning more about the Caring Collaborative and/or attending an Orientation, please contact any of the following members: