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LifeCare Alliance



What region or area do you provide services in?

LifeCare Alliance provides services to individuals living in central Ohio.

How and when did the organization get started?

LifeCare Alliance originally formed in 1898, as the Instructive District Nursing Association (IDNA). The organization was started by Catherine Nelson Black, wife of Samuel Black, a judge and mayor of the City of Columbus who had the idea to create Ohio’s first home healthcare program to provide medical care and health education.

LifeCare Alliance is central Ohio’s first in-home health care agency, Ohio’s first agency to provide visiting nurses, and the nation’s second agency to deliver Meals-on-Wheels.

How many employees do you have?

We have over 200 employees.

How many volunteers does your organization have?

(click “Service Projects” in the menu to learn more about volunteer opportunities)

LifeCare Alliance has 7,600 volunteers helping us each year.

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