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Homeless and Feeling Helpless
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In April of 2011 I found myself...

He lived compassion at life’s end
Lying in his bed, he listened to the sounds of life.  He could smell the pot roast...

Comfort Where We Overlap
“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort,...

Rosehedge/Multifaith Works CareTeams offer people from all walks of life a common volunteer experience by providing a network of practical support and emotional support to people living with HIV/AIDS and those in recovery. Both volunteers and CarePartners (clients) express tremendous benefits through their involvement with CareTeams.

Our next training will be held Saturday, April 27th 2012 from 8:45 am to 5 pm at our main office site. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, please complete an application form and email it to, or mail it to Rosehedge MultiFaith Works, 1401 E. Jefferson St, Suite 401, Seattle, WA 98122.

The CareTeam Program is pleased to show you our video!



Special thanks to Phillip Nelson and his crew from Seattle Film Institute who volunteered their time

and effort in the production of this gift for us.

The Need

Although many people living with HIV/AIDS have benefited from new medical treatments, others continue to live with debilitating side effects from potent medications, along with isolation, stigma, and fear. As part of our compassionate response, Rosehedge/Multifaith Works recruits and trains volunteers to work with those in these situations.

What is a CareTeam?

A CareTeam is a group of 4 - 7 volunteers who provide practical, emotional, and spiritual support to a person or household affected by HIV/AIDS and/or chemical addiction. Volunteers come to the program as individuals or might be based out of civic groups, academic institutions, spiritual communities, or the community at large. Our volunteers range in age from 18 to 85 and represent diverse cultural backgrounds, belief systems, and life experiences.

Working as a team, each volunteer can make a difference in the life of a person with HIV/AIDS although her/his individual time commitment may be limited. Together we accomplish more collectively than any of us would working on our own.

What do CareTeams do?

Each CareTeam is matched with an individual or household living with HIV/AIDS referred to as a CarePartner. CareTeam members form relationships with their CarePartner and do the things compassionate friends do. CareTeam activities depend on the needs of the CarePartner and abilities of the volunteer. At the core, CareTeams build supportive relationships with their CarePartners by listening to them, offering encouragement, renewing interest in life, and establishing meaningful personal connections. Support may include phone calls, transportation to appointments, sharing coffee or meals, celebrating birthdays and holidays, childcare, light housework, sending cards, or help with moving.

Mutual Support for CareTeams

All potential volunteers attend a one day training on HIV/AIDS, addiction, and the values of compassionate care. After the training, Rosehedge/Multifaith Works' staff facilitate team formation meeting for volunteers joining the team. Each CareTeam meets once a month for planning, sharing, and mutual support. Representatives from each CareTeam meet monthly with Rosehedge/Multifaith Works' staff to discuss team activities, issues, and concerns. CareTeam members often report that serving people with illnesses and working with other team members brings them personal satisfaction, blessings and rewards.


Our next training will be held Saturday, April 27th 2012 from 8:45 am to 5 pm at our main office site. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, please complete an application form and email it to, or mail it to RoseHedge MultiFaith Works, 1401 E. Jefferson St, Suite 401, Seattle, WA 98122.  

Current CareTeams

There are currently 41 CareTeams serving 84 CarePartners, including men, women, and teenagers:

All Pilgrims CareTeam Lucky Four CareTeam
Ballard Interfaith CareTeam Overlake Christian Church CareTeam
Beacon House CareTeam Queens Court CareTeam
Bellevue First Cong. UCC CareTeam Renton Meth./Pres. CareTeam
Beighle House CareTeam Richmond Beach CareTeam
Belltown CareTeam Rosehedge III CareTeam
Broadview UCC CareTeam South End Saints CareTeam
Capitol Hill Interfaith CareTeam St. James Cathedral CareTeam
Casa Luis CareTeam St. Madeleine-Sophie CareTeam
Central District CareTeam St. Marks I CareTeam
Dalton House CareTeam St. Marks II CareTeam
DeWolfe House CareTeam St. Stephens Episcopal CareTeam
Eastside Ecumenical CareTeam St. Therese CareTeam
Federal Way CareTeam St. Therese #2 CareTeam
First AME CareTeam St. Vincent Interfaith CareTeam
Hill House CareTeam The Y’s CareTeam
Holy Spirit Kent CareTeam Twentysomethings CareTeam
Jude Jackson House CareTeam University Temple UMC CareTeam
Lake Burien Pres. CareTeam Wallingford UMC CareTeam
Liberation Ministries CareTeam ...and one CarePartner being served by parts of two CareTeams

Be sure to check out other Rosehedge/Multifaith Works Volunteer Opportunities and the next scheduled Volunteer Training. For more information, please call 206.324.1520 x229 or email