Client Services


A good candidate for Lori's Hands:

  • lives within designated geographic area of a chapter accepting clients (currently Newark, DE only)

  • has one of the following diagnosed chronic illnesses: cancer, multiple sclerosis, ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's disease, COPD, congestive heart failure, lupus, chronic kidney disease, history of stroke

  • is willing and able to accept a weekly visit from Lori's Hands volunteers

  • is willing to undergo a criminal background check

  • is open to answering student questions about chronic disease, experiences with healthcare, etc.


If someone fits these criteria, is acceptance into the program guaranteed? 

No. Clients are interviewed to determine whether or not they are a good match for the program. Lori's Hands reserves the right to deny acceptance into the program for any reason. Client schedules must also match with volunteer schedules for placement to be made. 

To begin the process of referring a potential client, please complete the form below.



What our students do:

  • Yard work (weeding, planting flowers)

  • Housework (dusting, vacuuming, organizing)

  • Grocery shopping

  • Companionship visits and phone calls

  • Dog walking

  • Paperwork, phone calls, finding information online, filling out forms

What our students don't do:

  • Provide transportation

  • Service as safety sitters/babysitters

  • Assist with personal care (e.g. showering, dressing, transferring)

  • Provide medical care of any kind (including med preparation, changing bandages, checking blood pressure)

Client Referral Form:

Lori’s Hands volunteers are currently on summer session. All referrals received during the summer months will be placed on our waiting list for services in the Fall Semester, which begins September 1. Thank you for your interest in Lori’s Hands!

Name of Person Completing This Form: *
Name of Person Completing This Form:
Your Phone Number: *
Your Phone Number:
Name of Person Needing Services (if not you):
Name of Person Needing Services (if not you):
Phone Number of Person Needing Services (if not you):
Phone Number of Person Needing Services (if not you):
Does the person needing services live in Newark, DE? *
If the individual does not have a Newark, DE address, unfortunately we do not currently have a chapter to provide services to this individual.
Please select the person's diagnosed chronic illness(es):
We typically provide services to individuals with one or more of the illnesses on this list, as these are the diagnoses on which our students receive training. We will make exceptions to this list on a case-by-case basis.
If the person needing services has a chronic illness not listed above, please specify here.
Please share with us some details of the person needing services. Please include age, potential needs/requests, other relevant details, and any questions you have for us!