The mission of Share the Care (http://sharethecare.org) is "to improve the 'quality of life' of anyone who needs support–and to reduce the stress, depression, isolation and economic hardship of their caregivers.
"Caregiving will touch everyone at some point in life yet it often
remains in the shadows of the public/media spotlight because it does not
make for a picture that melts the heart but rather one to be avoided at
all costs. Not so much because people are uncaring but rather
frightened and uneducated.
Sometimes, friends disappear when illness strikes because they don’t know “what to do or what to say.”
And often the person needing support and their caregiver hide the
fact and carry the entire burden alone rather than admit they could use
STC’s focus is on educating caregivers, patients and their concerned
friends, neighbors, co-workers and acquaintances about the profound
personal benefits to everyone involved through sharing the care.
Because we find that family caregivers often tend to be isolated and
therefore less likely to reach out for help, we target professionals,
and faith communities. They see caregivers and patients on a daily basis
and are best situated to identify those who could benefit from a STC
group. We also seek to reach working caregivers through corporations."