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,
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.
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
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”
The best way to introduce them to the STC model is to send them to our comprehensive website so they can explore and learn about how STC works. We also provide email and telephone support so they can contact us with any questions.
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.
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
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
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
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