Before a carefully trained and vetted Volunteer Care Specialist is placed in a caregiving home, one or more Assessment Care Team nurses visit the home to establish a rapport with the caregiver and care recipient – and to match the appropriate Volunteer Care Specialist with the care recipient. Thanks to these dedicated nurses, One Source-Empowering […]
It’s been a long time coming, but this month, we are finally deploying our first class of Volunteer Care Specialists into caregiving homes in Nevada County! We are fielding 10 Volunteer Care Specialists, including OSEC Founder and Executive Director Donna Raibley. Two of our volunteers – Sue Flynn and Laura Detata – have stepped up to […]
Caring for the Caregiver: Free respite care coming to Nevada County Articles and Photos By Tom Durkin ~ ~ Published in The Union ~ ~ August 29, 2016 “I was a zombie,” Yvon Dockter of Nevada City recalled. In the past, “I was really good at powering through, just keep plowing forward.” But when your […]
Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills recently awarded five of Nevada County’s nonprofit organizations and businesses monetary awards for their service to the community. Awards were granted on April 28, 2016. We are so honored to receive this second award from Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills. Both awards will help us with our training […]
We would like to introduce you to our current Board of Directors. The legacy picture above is of our second team of board members. From Left: Edward Hawkins, Jeree Waller, Susan Ferrier, Donna Raibley, Danny Whelan, Diane Miessler, Katherine Doolittle and Cindy Cooper.
We would like to introduce these wonderful individuals who are developing, editing and working diligently to bring OSEC’s new Volunteer Training Program to Nevada County. Pictured from Left : Diane Miessler, Jeree Waller, Harriet Totten-Cooper, Donna Raibley, Elizabeth Rawson, Katherine Doolittle and Cindy Cooper. Also on committee, but not pictured, are Lisa Johnson and […]
On Monday Feb. 1, 2016, Catherine Allen on the Women’s Show interviewed Diane Miessler and Donna Raibley, about our organization, our future volunteer training program, the board members, our progress and how to contact us. WE THANK KVMR AND CATHERINE ALLEN FOR SHARING OUR STORY AND MISSION WITH OUR COMMUNITY!
We are happy to announce that on December 3, 2015, OSEC President, Donna Raibley, was contacted by Janie Ackerman of the Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills Service Committee, to share the news that OSEC has been selected to receive a mini-grant in the amount of $500.00 towards the development of our Volunteer Training Program. […]
We had many items left after our yard sale, so with our board & donor approval we decided to transport many of the remaining items to Lake County to help the displaced fire victims. After packing most of the household items, clothing, blankets, towels, sleeping bags and some small kitchen appliances in donated plastic bins, […]
WOW! What a Sale! Thanks to all of you who donated items for our recent Yard Sale. Because of your generosity and willingness to share your treasures with us we were able to exceed our goal of $5000.00. Our grand total for the sale was $6100.00. This wonderful gift is going to help us to […]