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Who We Are: For the past 125 years, LifeCare Alliance has met the changing medical and nutritional needs of the community. We are a nationally recognized nonprofit human services organization that is there for people facing challenges that stem from medical conditions, disabilities, or aging in place. Sustained by our Alliance of donors and volunteers, our skilled and caring team puts advocacy into action, meeting people where they are with basic needs that make an immediate and tangible impact.

What We Do: LifeCare Alliance serves more than 30,000 clients in Ohio, with the larges concentration of clients in central Ohio. We restore their sense of stability and self-reliance through services that encompass Nutrition, Health, and Support. Our services include home delivered meals, free or low-cost cancer screenings, diabetes education, arthritis support, medical nutrition therapy, senior pet care, durable medical equipment, occupational therapy, and much more.

Why We're Important: We help our clients live with more hope, security, and independence. Through our services, clients are able to remain in their homes, to learn how to manage their health, and to benefit from regular, nutritious meals. We serve all those in need, without a waiting list, and regardless of their ability to pay. We are the only provider of daily hot home delivered meals, the only free cancer clinic in the state, and the only dedicated diabetes camp for children and teens in central Ohio. To us and to our clients, being their matters.

How We Impact The Community: Each client that LifeCare Alliance helps age in place represents a taxpayer savings of nearly $90k a year. In the last year, we’ve delivered 1.6 million meals, performed nearly 5,000 mammograms and cancer screenings, and provided diabetes education and medical nutrition therapy to 1,515 clients. So, being there matters to our community, our state, and our clients.

How You Can Help: You’re invited to join the dedicated Alliance of donors and volunteers who help sustain our mission. It’s easy to get involved. Sign up to deliver a Mealson-Wheels route, work in one of our kitchens, bag and sort pet supplies, or choose from several other volunteer opportunities. You’ll learn firsthand why being there matters! We also operate numerous social enterprises, which bridge critical funding gaps. When you choose L.A. Catering for your wedding or business luncheons, you ensure hot meals for local seniors. Every time you come to us for travel vaccines, corporate wellness programming, or H.R. background checks, another teen with diabetes gets to go to camp, or an individual receives critical cancer screenings.

How to Support Our Programs: There are multiple ways you can help maintain the work that LifeCare Alliance does in our community every day. You can support us with a monthly donation, a one-time gift, or by including us in your estate. If you would like to make a gift, you can do so online at or by contacting Carrie Burson, Chief Development Officer, at

LifeCare Alliance

1699 West Mound Street, Columbus, OH 43223


President & CEO: Charles W. Gehring

Chief Development Officer: Carrie Burson

Board Chair: Erin A. Kelley Shannon, Community Relations Manager, White Castle


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