Coming Home Connection trains, places and coordinates volunteers to provide free in-home care and personal support to the most at-risk and vulnerable populations in our community including the elderly, the uninsured, low-income adults, children, military veterans with special needs and their immediate families who have fallen through the gaps in the healthcare delivery system.
Our goal is to honor the privacy and dignity of each care recipient we serve and to enhance the quality of life for all those in need of care, regardless of their ability to pay. As a local, community-based volunteer organization we seek to empower each community through our own example, and provide a vehicle through which communities can pass on the gift of care to all those less fortunate.
Our focus is on end-of-life and palliative care, AIDS-HIV, cancer, post-operative recovery, traumatic brain injury, long-term illness, long-term disability, and care for those in need of physical rehabilitation.
Our aim at Coming Home Connection is to serve families and individuals with compassionate in-home care and personal support directed by the family. Support teams are made up of a network of trained volunteer and professional caregivers who help with end-of-life situations, brain injuries, respite for care takers and other long-term illnesses. Many of our clients have limited financial resources or may need more personal support beyond what their medical or medical benefits can provide. Our trained volunteers provide relief for family caregivers, or look after those who have no one else. Since 2007, Coming Home Connection has trained more than 350 people from all walks of life, including many high school and community college students. Currently, we serve between 30-45 households per month.
Our local funding partners have included: Amber care Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, Christus St. Vincent Community Benefit Fund, Coker Foundation, Community Care Network, Con Alma Health Foundation, The Daniels Fund, Kirk Dormeyer, the Estate of Bruce Newman, Foundation for Hospice Care, Grace and John T. Harrington Foundation, McCune Charitable Foundation, New Mexico Community Foundation, Presbyterian Medical Services, St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation, Turn and Return Fund, De Jong Fund, Infinite Possibilities Fund, Still Point Foundation, the Melville Hankins Foundation, Vanessie of Santa Fe, David K. Brooks, Doug Lawrence, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Robert Wood Young Foundation, Sydney & Andrew Davis Foundation, United Way of Santa Fe County, plus hundreds of individuals who are contributing small donations of over $60,000 yearly. Coming Home Connection is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation and supported wholly by donations from individuals, organizations and foundations.
Glenys Carl is the founder and Executive Director of Coming Home Connection and has been involved in hospice, palliative plus long term care nursing for nearly 26 years.