Make an Inspiring Impact
The mission of Courage to Caregivers is to provide hope, support, and courage to caregivers and loved ones of those living with mental illness.
Supporting someone you love who is living with mental illness can be stressful and may take a heavy toll on your personal health and well-being. In fact, research shows that the stress of being a caregiver can lead to caregiver burnout. This is exactly where Courage to Caregivers can make a difference.
Our first program, One-to-One Caregiver (peer) Support, was successfully launched in the fall of 2018 and has been generously supported by a grant from Peg’s Foundation.
Our next two programs were launched in February 2019 - professionally led support groups and breathing meditation classes for caregivers. Our support group program was partially funded by the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County.
With your help, we will expand the reach of our three programs in 2020.
Courage to Caregivers is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. If your company matches gifts, we would appreciate your support in this way as well.
We appreciate your support as we continue to make an impact on the lives of caregivers and their families. Thank you!
ONE-to-ONE CAREGIVER SUPPORT
Ever feel alone in your journey of caring for someone you love? We believe our One-to-One Caregiver (peer) Support program is the first of its kind! This program offers caregivers the opportunity to be matched with a trained volunteer who has “been there” and can provide validation, practical suggestions, and emotional support.
Our breathing meditation program allows caregivers to reclaim their breath. We know that meditation allows you to better manage day-to-day and critical stressful situations. We have found that utilizing proper breathing techniques is vital to the regulation of our stress levels.
When you support someone you love living with mental illness, it's common to feel isolated and alone. Our support groups are jointly facilitated by a behavioral health professional as well as a peer volunteer. They offer a unique approach and provide an environment that is positive and uplifting as well as focused on the caregiver's self-care.