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FOUR New V-Care Teams form in New Goloka
(Hillsborough, N.C.)
Posted on: January 27, 2015
After a recent Vaishnavas C.A.R.E. seminar
presented by Sangita Devi Dasi and
encouraged by His Holiness Bir Krishna
Goswami for the New Goloka community
in Hillsborough, North Carolina (U.S.A.), 25
enthusiastic devotees met to form four
Vaishnavas Care Teams (V-Care Teams) in
order to assist with emotional, spiritual and
health care needs within our congregation,
including end-of-life
Since our congregational members span several counties, volunteers
eagerly agreed to travel the extra miles in order to assist in any way
required when the need arises. Some examples would be in cases of a
sickness within the family or if there is an unfortunate accident or if a
family member must be hospitalized for some reason and assistance
from the V-Care Team would be required. Volunteers would gladly provide meals, assist
with child care, render personal care, help with housekeeping, run errands, read aloud to
the recovering patient from Srila Prabhupada’s books, chant bhajans with them, answer
emails, or just provide companionship. Even emotional stress in life can sometimes
create a need for a friend or two to visit, bring prasadam from the temple Deities, chant
bhajans together, read together or to simply sit and talk. We all need this from time to
time. In this way, our V-Care volunteers are more than willing to be called upon when
someone needs a visit from a friend in their congregation. In addition, V-Care volunteers
are also trained in basic emotional and spiritual end-of-life care and support for those
patients and families facing a terminal illness. Cooperation and team spirit ran high at
our first Vaishnavas CARE meeting as hands quickly raised to divide into teams in order
to cover all areas of our New Goloka congregation.
Currently, our four teams are divided into the following cities:
Hillsborough/ Hillsborough – Chapel Hill/ Raleigh – Cary – Morrisville/and
Hillsborough-Durham. Plans include presenting another Vaishnavas CARE seminar soon
to our large congregation in the CharloĴe, North Carolina area and assisting them to
form the fifth V-Care Team in this state. We pray for the blessings of His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-acarya International Society for
Krishna consciousness. and His Holiness Bir Krishna Goswami, Governing Body
Commissioner, New Goloka Community, for all success in serving the servants of Their

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” In addition. Himanshu dasa. Sadhvi dasi. Ratna Radhika dasi THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO KINDLY STEPPED FORWARD TO LEND A HELPING HAND TO THE DEVOTEES IN OUR CONGREGATION! Following in the footsteps of the Toronto V-Care Team. Several of our V-Care volunteers already have at least a Master’s level degree in psychology or counseling. plus a new Sunday School with 24 children plus many teenagers who regularly aĴend our Sunday program and festivals. We look forward to all working together in order to provide the comfort and healing our temple and congregational members may require during a time of loss and grief. Hrisikesh dasa. Prafullamukhi dasi.” Prafullamukhi Dasi stated. Satvhiradha dasi. CHPN 1/30/2015 12:48 PM .C.) | 2 of 3 http://vaisnavascare. Please see our article called: “How to Start a V-Care Team in Your Community” on the tab on the Home page. We are grateful to the staff at Duke (University) Hospice at the Meadowlands here in Hillsborough for assisting our V-Care team in this way. the Principal of the New Goloka Community School. “With our own elementary school here in New Goloka now. Thank you. Satyavati dasi.vaishnavascare. Gopal das. although this is not required in order to take this training course. we feel we should have many volunteers who are well trained in order to keep our children safe and well cared for. a smaller group of nine volunteers will be aĴending a more extensive training program given by the Duke (University) Hospice Bereavement Staff so our V-Care Team can form a much-needed “Grief Counseling Team” to care for our temple and congregational members. Yugalarasa dasi. Kamalini dasi. Mahamantra dasa. We will be happy to personally answer any of your questions either by email. Indulekha dasi. or phone. Krsna Kumari dasi.FOUR New V-Care Teams form in New Goloka (Hillsborough. We are all looking forward to taking these two courses and becoming certified very soon. N. If you are interested in starting a V-Care Team for your congregation. Bhaktin Cheryl Hillsborough – Durham: UĴara dasi. In addition. –Sangita Devi Dasi. Adideva dasa. all volunteers from our New Goloka Teams will soon become CPR certified. Apurva dasa. Lordships Sri Sri Radha Golokananada. please contact us at www. Krsnapriya dasi. Krishna Das. Rudrani dasi Raleigh – Cary – Morrisville: Drista dasa. Naval Kishori dasi Hillsborough – Chapel Hill: Lila Shakti dasi. Jayasri “This will also protect our adult members and visitors as well. Team members include: Hillsborough: Sangita dasi. There is no temple or community too big or too small to also start a Vaishnavas Care Team. especially at our temple in Hillsborough where there are so many visitors and nearby devotee residents. RN. Aditya Narayan dasa. plans include taking a course in Emergency First Aid in case there is a need.

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