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United Way of Northern New Jersey-Caregivers Coalition

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United Way Caregivers Coalition

caregiversvideobtnAn astonishing 44 million Americans care for a parent, spouse, child, sibling, or friend with a physical or developmental disability, chronic illness, mental illness, or issues of aging. Whether providing occasional help with chores, arranging transportation to medical appointments, or administering 24/7 personal care to a loved one, caregivers are the backbone of long-term care in America.

Often assuming their role without preparation or education, caregivers take on risks to their own physical, emotional, and financial health. Many watch their savings dry up, absorb the financial hit of having to pass up promotions, or are even forced to leave the workplace altogether.  These stakes can be especially high for ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families who are already struggling to make ends meet, and may have jobs that cannot provide the flexibility caregivers often need. In response, United Way Caregivers Coalition has developed a range of responses and programs that are free and open to all, promote knowledge and action around critical issues, and provide access to help for unpaid family caregivers in our region.

To learn more about our work, explore the links below:

Monthly Meetings

Meetings that are open to the public. These meetings offer education, resources, and support for family caregivers. There are also opportunities to connect with other caregivers and empathetic professionals who can share experienced advice.
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Educational Events

The Coalition offers numerous opportunities for caregivers and allies to come together for informative, educational presentations on a range of related issues. Munch and Learn presentations and Caregivers Conferences are scheduled throughout the year in locations across northern New Jersey.
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Respite & Support Events
Connect to other caregivers at a Caregivers Café or Caregivers Night Out, free gatherings designed to create an environment for relaxing from responsibility and restoring mind, body, and spirit. Limited respite care may be available by request. Visit our calendar to search for upcoming respite and support events. 
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Pathways for Caregivers
United Way Caregivers Coalition has created a one-of-a-kind resource filled with powerful information, advice, and ideas for caregivers in our region to access the resources they need.
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Monthly MeetingsCaregiver Health Report
Our survey of nearly 1,000 caregivers in the region finds that caregivers face greater mental and physical health risks than the general population due to their caregiving responsibilities.
Click here to download >>>

Caregivers Toolbox
We developed a virtual Caregivers Toolbox and filled it with information and resources to support family caregivers in their caregiving role.
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The Informed Caregiver Series
We proudly offer a FREE educational video series designed to help family caregivers navigate the challenges of caring for a loved one.
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Member Directory
Our comprehensive Member Directory provides information about the services offered by our Caregivers Coalition members.
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Meet the Team
The United Way Caregivers Coalition staff team is comprised of talented professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience.
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