Welcome To We Support Caregivers!

We Support Caregivers Inc. is an 501(c)(3) organization in Virginia Beach that encourages and empowers caregivers, who take care of their elderly loved ones, to cultivate and focus on self-care. Self-care is the Best care! Self-care is Self-Love! We take pleasure in serving caregivers in Hampton roads, the surrounding areas, and communities by helping them take better care of themselves.

Our Story

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks and make sacrifices for others. We Support Caregivers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization in Virginia Beach that emerged from one daughter's faithfulness to her mother who she took care of for more than 10 years.

The organization was also established from her pursuit to inspire others caregivers in Hampton roads, the surrounding areas, and communities who take care of their elderly loved ones, to cultivate and focus on self-care. In efforts to support the community, we have the desire for our actions to speak louder than our words. Established January 2018, we are an organization driven by progressive ideas and bold actions. We believe with your continued support, we can impact and changes the lives of caregivers and our community.

We Support Caregivers You Tube Channel


We Support Caregivers is now on You Tube! Subscribe to our channel to receive the latest self-care tips, information, and encouragement from our executive director. Click the link to subscribe: You Tube Channel


Our Mission

We Support Caregivers, Inc. (Formerly known as Caregivers Supporting Caregivers Network) is a 501(c)(3) organization that encourages and empowers caregivers, who take care of their elderly loved ones, to cultivate and focus on their self-care. Our mission is to impact caregivers in Hampton roads, the surrounding areas, communities, and beyond by reminding them that "Self-care is the best care" and Self-care is Self Love".

Self-care is the best care. Individuals who focus on developing their physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, and social well-being, ultimately can become the best version of themselves. In addition, Self-care is Self-Love. The way we take care of ourselves is a reflection of the Love we have for ourselves. Self-care is the intentional act of individuals making time to develop their physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, and social health through daily activities.

Caregivers are vital to our society and several individuals are finding themselves in this role and task with such responsibility. This organization was created by caregivers to support, supply, and serve other caregivers and the community. We Support Caregivers is an organization who embraces diversity and inclusion. We are committed to building our boards and teams with various skills, experience, and backgrounds. We know that being inclusive puts us in the best position to better serve caregivers locally and abroad.

Our Vision

Our goal is to encourage caregivers to live a balanced life by motivating them to make self-care a priority. Self-care is imperative to the longevity of individuals who are caregivers, especially knowing how they have the tendency of sacrificing their own needs while trying to fulfill the needs of others. Such self-neglect can contribute to depression and suicide which are very prevalent among caregivers.

Self-care is important to maintain a healthy relationship with ourselves and those around us. It produces positive thoughts, enhances self-esteem, decreases stress, decreases burnout, increases happiness, and much more. We believe in order for caregivers to properly provide care to their elderly loved ones, it first starts with them properly taking care of themselves.


Support

Meet-ups- Our meetups take place in person and is a safe environment for caregivers to take a break from caregiving. These meetups are interactive and designed to allow caregivers to relax, have fun, and be informed. These meetups also helps caregivers develop their social self-care by interacting and meeting with other individuals.

Social Media Live/Video Chats- Our live/video chats creates an open dialog for caregivers to network, receive inspiration, discuss their concerns or issues, and obtain information as it relates to their personal lives and/or caregiving.

Self-care Group (Facebook)- This group is a resource that provides a platform for caregivers to receive inspiration, valuable information, participate in discussions, and ask questions on a daily basis pertaining to themselves and/or caregiving.


Supply

Knowledge is power! Our goal is to supply caregivers with the necessary information relevant to their continued self-care development. Information will also be share regarding the issues they maybe facing to help prepare them for the different stages of caregiving. We plan to utilize all available platforms and outlets (social media, meetups, live and video chats, podcast, webinars, Zoom, podcast, etc.) to inform and update caregivers about topics such as medical, legal, financial, fitness, and more. We believe that addressing issues, offering information, and resources can empower caregivers and guide them to a solution which equips them with the much needed tools to take care of themselves and their elderly loved ones.

SERVE

We aim to serve caregivers by offering them the option of having a respite companions (in development) once a month to give caregivers a break to do something for themselves.

Our goal is to show our appreciation and to acknowledge caregivers through various social campaigns to honor and celebrate them for the sacrifice they continue to make as caregivers.

​In addition, We Support Caregivers, Inc. will also strive to volunteer and collaborate with other organizations and businesses to further serve and make an impact in the community.


OUR LOGO

We Support Caregiver's Logo embodies the very essence of self-care. Each color represents one area of self-care that we encourage caregivers to develop and focus on daily.


*The "Star" shape of the logo represents the human body.

Physical Self-care: Engaging in activities that improves and maintains the health of one's body.

Spiritual Self-care: Engaging in activities that cultivates and improve the spiritual condition of an individual.

Mental Self-care: Engaging in activities to maintain or improve the condition of one's mental health.

Social Self-care: Engaging is activities to maintain and improve the social health of an individual.

Emotional Self-care: Engaging in activities that maintains or improve the condition of one's emotional health

PROGRAMS

We Need A Break- COMING SOON! This is a respite companion program is currently in development. It will be designed to alleviate some of the stress of caregiving by offering caregivers a break. More details to come!

Self-care Development- COMING SOON! Many caregivers have neglected themselves for the purpose of caring for someone else. This program will help those individuals to make necessary improvements through self-care development.

Full -Stomach- COMING SOON! This dual program will be focused on helping individuals who take care of their elderly loved ones with the cost of groceries and providing homeless individuals with meals.



GET INVOVLED

DONATE-Help us to continue to help others and make an impact our community by giving monetary donations. All donations are tax deductible.

SPONSORSHIP- Ask about our sponsorship opportunities.

VOLUNTEER- Ask about our volunteer opportunities.

JOIN OUR SELF-CARE COMMUNITY

Join our Self-care Community Text!

Receive 1-2 weekly text with self-care tips, encouragement, and all things self-care.

Just text "caregivers" to 31996 to join for FREE!




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SELF-CARE COMMUNITY GROUP (Facebook)

Join our groups with other like-minded individuals to share, give, and receive self-care encourage and information. Click the link to join: Facebook Group


Join Self-care Email List

Join our self-care email list! Each month we will select random individuals to giveaway our self-care item of the month! Winners will be announce on social media. Click the link to join: Self-care Email Sign-up



View Our Merch

Check out our Self-care Awareness Apparel. Show your support for self-care and the organization by wearing our merch! Click here to pick out your items: Purchase Merch



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