All Souls Meals & Rides and Support Desk volunteers provide simple but critical pastoral care to fellow parishioners on a very flexible schedule. Your commitment as a volunteer on this team is flexible depending on your schedule–providing a meal (homemade or purchased), running an errand, watching someone’s kids so they can run a quick errand, or providing transportation for a parishioner during times of trial, hardship, or the first weeks of parenthood. If you are able to give as a part of this team, please contact Cathy Goshorn, email@example.com (for Meals & Rides) or Gloria Bayne, firstname.lastname@example.org (for errands and other one-off ways of supporting other parishioners).
As we all have been impacted by the Shelter-in-Place as a result of Covid-19, new needs have surfaced for many parishioners. As a response to these needs, we have created a form you can fill out if you have one-off needs that surface in a given week or month. Perhaps you’re looking at the week ahead and have no idea how you’re going to get dinner on the table on Thursday, or you have one errand to run that you just can’t get to, or??? Jump on the All Souls Support Desk and we’ll try to get word out to other parishioners to help you out this week. Fill out the form here. You can contact Gloria Bayne for more information (email@example.com).
One of the important ways we care for one another at times of need – when someone is ill or housebound or after a death or birth – is to bring them a meal. If you are in need of a regular Meal Train, please fill out this form or contact Cathy Goshorn (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly to request a Meal Train be set up for you.
In response to difficulties or major events in church members’ lives such as illness, loss of job, or new babies, members can give other members rides to doctor’s appointments or church. Contact the Meals and Rides Team via Cathy Goshorn to find out more about (of you can fill out this form and let us know your needs):
- Rides to and from church (both to worship services and to other church activities) for those unable to come on their own
- Rides to and from doctor or other health-related appointments for those who are ill or without transportation
- Picking up groceries or other essentials for those who are ill or without transportation
You can also look into the services below for help:
East Bay Paratransit
Transportation Hotline: Phone: 511; website: www.511.org
Health, Housing and Human Resources
Berkeley over 50 Population
Transportation, In-Home Personal Support, Cultural & Social Activities, Health and Wellness
- Ashby Village 510-204-9200 ashbyVillage.org– offers support and opportunities for meaningful, engaging experience to individuals who are 50 years or older who live in Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Kensington, Emeryville, Richmond and parts of Oakland.
- Taxi Scrip Program: Provides a limited amount of free scrip (i.e., temporary paper money) to pay for rides on conventional taxicabs, wheelchair-accessible taxicabs, vans, and other selected vehicles.
For more information contact:
Berkeley Rides for Seniors & the Disabled (BRSD)
Phone: (510) 981-7269
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Berkeley & Oakland over 55 Population
In-Home Care, Health & Safety
- Center for Elders’ Independence 510-433-1150
Contra Costa County
- City of Richmond Senior & Disabled Housing 510-621-1300
- Adult Day Services Network 510-682-1000
- Assistance for Seniors & Dependent Adults 800-510-2020
- Meals on Wheels & Senior Outreach Services 510-937-8311