“My time with A Helping Hand has helped to shape my perspective, empathy for older adults, and career goals.”

– Morgan McFadden, Intern

A Helping Hand and Carol Woods have created a powerful alliance to provide the highest quality home care for individuals and families in Orange, Durham and Chatham counties. Our goal is clear—to offer home care services that will allow the people we serve to continue to live in their residences independently and safely.

The formal relationship between A Helping Hand and Carol Woods, which began in 2018, is based on principles of social and economic justice. We believe that the people we serve, regardless of their socio-economic status, should have options to live at home and independently. We believe that our caregivers and personal assistants should be paid fair, livable wages for their important work. And we are committed to building a just model for home care that is not based solely on profit but on improving the quality of lives for the people with whom we work.

We provide a full range of home care services

Personal Assistance

including bathing and dressing

Meal Preparation


to medical appointments and grocery stores


Light Housekeeping

A Helping Hand serves the home care needs of a diverse population in the region—from people in Carol Woods and other retirement communities to underserved individuals who don’t have the resources for essential home care services.

Our nonprofit model allows us to achieve these far-reaching goals. We provide home care for individuals with the resources to pay for our services. At the same time, we have a dedicated group of volunteers who provide free and subsidized home care for the underserved population in the region.

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