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ORGANIZATION: COURAGE TO CAREGIVERS INC

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** Due to our insurance limitations, we are only able to support volunteers in North America over the age of 18.

Community Outreach Committee

The purpose of the Community Outreach Committee is to identify, develop, and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with community individuals and organizations that share our common interest.

Development Committee

The purpose of the Development Committee is to oversee the annual fundraising plan including special events.

Program Committee

The purpose of the Program Committee is to review, nurture and cultivate current programs and services; evaluate and measure program impact and outcomes; brainstorm future program ideas/concepts as well as oversee pilot programs to support diverse demographics with a focus on publishing results to spread the value of our work for referrals and soliciting funding.

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About COURAGE TO CAREGIVERS INC

Location:

46 SHOPPING PLZ PMB 113, CHAGRIN FALLS, OH 44022, US

Mission Statement

Courage to Caregivers is a nonprofit organization serving North America with a mission to offer hope, support, and courage to caregivers and loved ones of those living with mental illness. We're in the caregiver burnout prevention business. It was founded on the belief that when you support someone you love who is living with mental illness, it is absolutely essential to put on your own "oxygen mask" of self-care, overall health and well-being before helping those around you. In a validating, nonjudgmental environment, participants will develop the inner strength required to support their loved ones and, most importantly, to care for themselves.

Description

Courage to Caregivers is a nonprofit organization founded in 2017 to provide education, support and empowerment for caregivers and loved ones of those living with mental illness.

Courage to Caregivers launched our first program, One-to-One Caregiver Peer Support, in November 2018. Recognizing that self-care is the "oxygen mask" for the mental illness caregiver, this program connects caregivers with trained volunteers who have experience caring for someone with a mental illness. The purpose of the program is to provide participants with support and resources to help them take care of themselves both physically and emotionally so they are better able to take care of someone else. This is a virtual program offering.

Courage to Caregivers offers two other programs (now virtually):
Professionally-led Support Groups - We want caregivers to know they are not alone. Our support groups are co-facilitated by both a counselor or social worker as well as a trained peer specialist who has experience caring for a loved one with mental illness. The goals for our support groups include reinforcing a variety of skills that seek to build resilience and empower the mental illness caregiver as well as establish a caring community.
Breathing Meditation Classes - 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Community
Health & Medicine
Board Development, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Life Coaching
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • These are all sub-committees that report to our Board of Directors. Each committee has a board member as a chair. Time commitment for committee members vary by committee.
  • Committees are currently meeting every 4-8 weeks virtually via Zoom. Here's a link to our volunteer interest form - https://www.couragetocaregivers.org/volunteer-interest-form.

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