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How can I help ShareTheCaregiving with its mission?

There are many ways you can help.  Making a donation will help cover the cost of maintaining the organization so we can keep working to get the word out.  This includes covering the costs of educational materials, upkeep of our website, and new projects that are being developed to specifically assist more caregivers, health professionals,


What’s the goal of ShareTheCaregiving?

We envision a world where caregivers can find the support they need and those who help them can realize the impact their efforts have on the whole community. Our Mission is to offer you the guidebook, tools and education needed to reduce the stress, depression, isolation and economic hardship of caregiving.


What makes Share The Care™ groups different from volunteer groups?

The main difference in STC groups and Volunteers is that group members already have a relationship with the person they are caring for.  Being a friend, sometimes, means that they will go above and beyond the call of duty to make something happen.  Although volunteers can develop close friendships with their care recipient they don’t


Are Share The Care™ groups made up of only women?

No.  Increasingly more and more men are caregivers and very good ones at that.  Being in a STC group means offering the help one feels comfortable giving.  There are certain jobs that men may feel more suited to do.  We know of groups with men who have taken on the role of getting their “buddy”


What if I can’t help out every week?

The good news is you can still make a difference by taking on the role of a “free-floater” or someone who can only help occasionally or in times of an emergency when someone is needed.   All kinds of help is welcome.


How many people do you need for a Share The Care™ Group?

Groups have been as small as 5 to over 100 people.  They usually average about 15-20 members yet older adults may prefer a much smaller group.  Even if you have a small number to start, get going and plan to grow the team as you work. 10 people giving 2 hours a week can mean


What do Share The Care groups do?

They can do just about anything they set their mind to do…from everyday support (cooking, shopping, cleaning and going to doctor’s appointments) to fundraising, or keeping a small business running.  A group can make it possible for a caregiver to keep working and bringing in a salary.  They can accompany a care recipient out of


Why can’t you just send us someone to start a STC group?

We believe in empowering people to start and maintain their own STC group. Our philosophy is like the saying: “give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” The STC book is your guide.  Everything is explained in great detail and the systems


Did you just “make-up” this caregiving model?

It came out of the real-life experiences of 12 people (who didn’t know each other) who joined forces to support a mutual friend when she reached a crisis during her battle with terminal cancer.  The STC manual covers not only how to organize a group but also how to keep it going.  By working as

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