Altercare's founders, the Schroer family, live by the mantra "Pay-it-back!"
Following this credo, Altercare serves its centers' communities in diverse ways. Beyond providing nationally recognized care to thousands of families, the organization offers philanthropic and professional development support through local business chambers, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.
Altercare employees support their own as family. In Jerry's Footsteps is an employee foundation that provides grants to employees experiencing unforeseen emergencies, a major medical situation, a catastrophic event or other life challenges they are not financially prepared to handle. It is funded by employees for employees.
The foundation honors founder Jerry Sr.'s legacy, upholding the family-value culture of Altercare. Each year, the foundation holds a signature fundraising event, Walking Together In Jerry's Footsteps.