A group might start at the suggestion of a friend, neighbor, co-worker or through someone who has experienced being in a STC group.  Sometimes a family caregiver finds STC on the internet and decides it’s a good solution for their loved one’s circumstance.  Even the person needing the support may discover the model and tell their friends “this is how you can help me.”

And very often a health professional or member of the clergy might introduce this option to a family they know who is struggling with overwhelming caregiving responsibilities.