Care Team Ministry


Congregation-based teams offer visits of sustaining presence, reassuring phone calls, in-home support, and an array of non-medical services to aging persons and their caregivers. Services include rest and relief for caregivers, friendly visits and telephone reassurance, assistance with mail correspondence, sorting, organizing, and bill paying. Training and ongoing support for team members are provided through a unique collaboration of Catholic Charities and Oakwood Foundation. All team members are screened through background checks and thoroughly trained in topics and techniques such as: confidentiality, limits of care, handling an emergency, and active listening skills. Care Team members abide by the ethics of respectful and compassionate care, confidentiality, and services offered without discrimination.

To Those Being Served
  • Enhances capacity to maintain independence and lifestyle.
  • Offers rest and relief for caregivers.
  • Provides confidential assistance from members of your congregation.
  • Increases sense of community.
To The Congregation
  • Provides opportunities for members to assist with pastoral care.
  • Offers a team approach which allows several members to share responsibility.
  • Enhances the congregation's ability to provide direct assistance to members and neighbors.
  • Increases sense of community.
To the Team Member
  • Provides an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth.
  • Expands the awareness of congregational and community needs.
  • Provides a forum for problem solving.
  • Provides ongoing education opportunities for the volunteers in topics of aging, caregiving, dementia, etc.


Current Teams:                                                                                                     

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church

Covenant Lutheran Church

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Midvale Community Lutheran Church

People’s United Methodist Church

Primrose Lutheran Church

Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary Parish

St. Albert the Great Catholic Church

St. Ann Catholic Church

St. Christopher Catholic Church

St. Dennis Catholic Church

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

St. Jerome Catholic Church

St. John the Baptist and St Mary of the Lake Catholic Parish

St. Joseph Catholic Parish

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church

St. Olaf Catholic Church

St. Peter Catholic Church

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church








Catholic Charities assists with team formation, training, supervision at monthly team meetings, continuing education, community resources, and consultation. If you are interested in receiving services, or would like more information about developing a team for your congregation, please contact:

Melissa Kelley, Program Coordinator

Administrative Office:

702 S. High Point Rd, Suite 103

Madison, WI 53719

P: 608-826-8003