Strength for Caring www.strengthforcaring.com
The first national program for cancer caregivers to address both the physical and psychosocial health needs of the patient and
caregiver. Free workshops which are facilitated by trained nurses and social workers are held at health care facilities and
advocacy organizations across the United States. The website includes caregiving tips and resources, information about cancer
side effects, caregiving training videos and an updated listing of Strength for Caring programs in local communities. This
site does have an excellent listing of Native American Health and Cultural Resources.
Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org
FCA has developed a wide array of services and publications based on caregiver needs and offers programs at local, state, and national levels. Often described as a "one-stop shopping center for caregivers," Family Caregiver Alliance programs and services.
National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) www.caregiving.org
Established in 1996, The National Alliance for Caregiving is a nonprofit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations.
The Alliance was created to conduct research, do policy analysis, develop national programs, and increase public awareness of family caregiving issues. Recognizing that family caregivers provide important societal and financial contributions toward maintaining the well-being of those they care for, the Alliance's mission is to be the objective national resource on family caregiving with the goal of improving the quality of life for families and care recipients.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Every year, we help thousands of caregivers cope with their loved one's diagnosis. We know that cancer is a family experience, and you all need help during this time. We give you the tools you need to care for your loved one, including support groups, information on understanding side effects, and help in managing your concerns. We also help you take care of yourself. Read about our caregiver services. To access CancerCare's On line booklet "Caring for your Loved One with Cancer." www.cancercare.org/pdf/booklets/ccc_caregiver.pdf
National Family Caregivers Association www.thefamilycaregiver.org
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
Well Spouse Association www.wellspouse.org
WSA is the only national organization focusing exclusively on the needs of all spouses caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled husband, wife, or partner. Let others who have "been there and done that" help you face the challenges of long-term caregiving.