Circle of Care Point Roberts FAQ's

Who are Circle of Care volunteers?

Members of the community, just like you!  These members know the joy and satisfaction that comes from being of service to others and to their community.  Each volunteer has been vetted, has passed a State of Washington background check and is receiving ongoing volunteer training.

 

What if I need professional medical care? 

 

If you need long term in-home-care (for more than a few weeks) we can provide you with referrals of professionals to help care for you.  Circle of Care can work with you to find funding through social service agencies or Medicaid for theses professional services if needed.

 

For how long are volunteer services provided?

Generally, if your physician suggests that you will need a few weeks to recuperate, we will provide services for those few weeks.  Let us work with you so that we can understand your needs and you can understand our capabilities and/or limitations.

 

What is the distinction between volunteer services and paid services?

If your situation will require routine, ongoing care and support that will generally mean that you will want to hire staff to provide professional care long-term.  Circle of Care will be glad to work with you to fill the gaps until you can hire someone to be your ongoing personal care assistant.

 

Where does funding for Circle of Care expenses come from?

To date, all of our funding has come from The Colton Foundation, our Board of Trustees, some generous individuals and our fundraisers.  In the future, we expect to acquire grants and other funding from state and county sources.

 

How can I, as a Circle of Care client, be helpful?  

If you are receiving services that require reimbursement for food, gas, or other supplies, please make a donation commensurate to those expenses.  Some residents have decided to make monthly or quarterly donations to Circle of Care. When you recover, please consider becoming one of our volunteers!