Welcome to Cornerstone Cares 

A Partner in the Caregiving Journey 

Our Vision:

To build a faithful network of support for family caregivers in our community through partnership, education, and practical support. 

Upcoming Events


Dealing with Dementia Workshop (August 22, 9am-1:30pm) 

This four hour workshop, designed specifically for family caregivers, discusses strategies on navigating the care of a loved one with dementia. Participants will learn how to use the 360-page "Dealing with Dementia Guide," and will be able to take home this evidence-informed resource for free. 

Lunch will be provided and social distancing will be practiced to ensure the safety of all participants.
Need care for your loved one in order to attend? We offer scholarships to pay for respite care. 
Space is limited, must register here:

Respite Relief Fund: 

Are you a family caregiver in need of a break?

The respite relief fund is for family caregivers to take a break and refresh. This fund provides a stipend for family caregivers to pay for care for their loved one while they participate in self-care, medical appointments, leisure, or other respite activities. Eligability: Must be a family caregiver of an individual 60+ who lives in your home. Must be a resident of Fauquier, Rappahannock, or Northern Culpeper counties.

Apply today:

Available Webinars:

The Home Caregiver, A Practical Guide (A Panel of Local Experts)

During this webinar, a panel of local experts presents on keeping the home safe, positioning in the bed/transferring, and practicing self-care when you can't take time away. 


Caregiver's Guide to Oral Health (Pam Blankenship)

In this short, yet informative webinar, Pam Blankenship from the Virginia Department of Health provides information for caregivers on taking care of your loved one's teeth. Below are additional resources on oral health and caregiving. 

Pam Blankenship, VDH, Oral Health Resources:
Dry Mouth Information (,
Tips for Caregivers (, 
Caregiver Brushing (


Preparing for End of Life Care (Ann Smoot and Melanie Shumate, Captial Caring)

During this webinar we discuss how to prepare for the late stages of caregiving and the resources that you need to navigate this season with a plan. 

Access Resource List:
Post-Cafe Evaluation: 


Recording of Prepare to Care Workshop

For the concerned spouse, child, relative, or friend who is preparing to care for a loved one in the future or who has already begun their caregiving journey. This informative workshop covers setting the right perspective on caring, preparing financially, and how to choose services that fit your needs. 
Speakers: Nathaniel Lewis Ed.D., Setting the Right Perspective on Care
Clarissa Fleming, Figuring Out the Money Part
Liesa Dodson, Care Options to Fit Your Needs

(*Due to technical difficulties, the recording does not start until 19:30). 


Who is Cornerstone Cares?

In July of 2019, Cornerstone Baptist church was awarded a grant from the PATH foundation in Warrenton, VA to build a ministry to support caregivers in our community through partnership, education, and advocacy. As the population of senior adults grows over the next few decades, more and more family members will be called upon to provide care for their loved ones. Caregiving can be a rewarding, yet challenging journey that is often unclear, unexpected, and at times very lonely. Our ministry seeks to come alongside caregivers to show them that they are not alone by offering:

  1. Caregiver Advocates: These Cornerstone members come alongside caregivers and their families to listen to their needs, connect them with resources, and support them along the journey of caregiving. 
  2. Caregiver Workshops: Events hosted by Cornerstone Cares to equip caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the caregiving journey with hope and empowerment.
  3. Respite Opportunities: Opportunities for Foster Care families to go one a date or take a break and options for caregivers to receive respite scholarships in order to attend our caregiver workshops.
  4. Helping Hands and a Listening Ears: Caregivers can take advantage of being a part of the Cornerstone family as our volunteers offer to make a meal, stop by for a visit, or help with small home repairs.


Connect with Us!

Are are you a caregiver Fauquier County in need of extra support? We have a group of trained and passionate volunteers who are ready to be a partner in your caregiving journey. Click below and let's connect today!


Do you have a passion for serving caregivers in our community? We are always looking for volunteers to support our ministry and events. Click below and let's connect today!


Are you interested in supporting caregivers in Fauquier, Rappahanock, or Northern Culpeper Counties? Our financial supports are vital to the growing the reach and impact of our ministy. Consider donating by clicking below and choosing Cornerstone Cares in the dropdown menu.