Faith Community Resources

CICOA is the resource to turn to when your community members are grappling with caregiving, aging and disabilities.

Because people of faith recognize the intrinsic value of each person, you play an integral role in improving the lives of the congregants and communities you serve.

That makes you a natural ally in CICOA’s service to older adults, those with a disability, and family caregivers. Many in this population are forgotten. Many struggle with chronic conditions, lack of transportation, and food insecurity. As the number of older adults in Central Indiana doubles over the next two decades, we must find new partnerships to better care for an aging population.

How CICOA Can Help You Assist Others

Workshops and Speakers Bureau

CICOA offers speakers on a wide range of topics including community resources for older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers; long term care options; fall prevention; legal guardianship; end-of-life issues; Medicare/Medicaid questions and more.

Dementia Friends Indiana

Become a Dementia Friend

CICOA offers a one-hour educational session to help staff, congregants and the community better understand how dementia affects individuals and their families. The session also opens a dialog about small steps you can take to reduce stigma and help people impacted by dementia to feel more welcomed and included.

Volunteerism

Get involved with CICOA! Currently, we are seeking volunteers for our telephone reassurance program to reach out to seniors and lessen social isolation.

CICOA Solutions Guide

A guide to Central Indiana community-based resources to help seniors and people with disabilities live with independence and out of institutional care.

Get to Know CICOA

Learn more about some of CICOA's services for your faith community.

Featured video: CareAware presentations and workshops

CareAware caregiver support services

Central Indiana Community Resources

For Faith-based Communities Serving Older Adults, People with Disabilities and Family Caregivers

As CICOA learns of community events and educational opportunities that may be of interest to faith-based organizations, we will update the list below.

Education

Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana

Dementia Friends Indiana

Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

IADRC Facebook Page

Food Assistance

Indiana Food Assistance Availability Map

PantryPress November Newsletter

Eastern Star Church Drive-up Food Pantry
2:00-6:00 p.m.
Mondays and Fridays through Dec. 21
5719 E. Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis

CICOA Meals for Seniors - home-delivered meals can begin within 48 hours of calling

COVID-19 Resources

CDC Considerations for Faith Communities

We're Here for You

Contact CICOA

Faith Partnership Coordinator
(317) 803-6283

Request a Caregiver Presentation

caregivers@cicoa.org
(317) 803-6140 or (317) 803-6002

“Many at Purpose of Life Ministries have found themselves juggling responsibilities at work and home while also caring for aging spouses, parents or grandparents. When looking for community resources to help, many caregivers turn first to their places of worship, where they have longstanding, trusted relationships. CICOA has been a perfect partner for us as we seek to support these vulnerable families.“

Rev. David Greene