CAMBRIDGE CARES is a private, non-profit group of community volunteers who support residents in need, and encourage neighbors to aid in the process. We began in the spring of 2016 in response to a tragic event that occurred earlier that winter. A way was sought that would allow concerned family, friends, and neighbors to find assistance for those who appeared to be in difficult situations or who had unmet needs.
We try to identify those who seem to have fallen through the cracks of the social services programs, or otherwise continue to need assistance and support. As a “neighbors-helping-neighbors” program, we offer information about available resources, and may collaborate with those that provide supports with housing, heat, hunger, transportation and other needs. Our volunteers also intervene personally when needed and appropriate. We try to broker volunteers with seniors or the disabled who may need necessary services or supports but who may not be able to obtain or afford them.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Cambridge, VT Town Offices.
For more information, we can be reached at 802-730-2588 or 802-644-2927.
Cambridge Cares board members: