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Not everyone has friends who understand or will even listen; that’s why we’re here. We provide a safe and open space—at no cost to you— where you can be real about what it’s like to care for someone dealing with a serious disability or illness.

You can use our community forums to ask questions, share experiences, get real answers, or just get things off your chest.  Please do not use this space as a substitute for professional advice from your lawyer or doctor.

No matter what stage you are in your caregiver journey—whether you currently care for someone, are about to, or did it in the past—you’re welcome here. This website is always accessible, so you can look forward to finding comfort and relief at any hour of the day or night.

This is your safe space, The Caregiver Space.

How we got started

As caregiver to her late husband Steve and mother-in-law, Sylvia, for six years, Adrienne felt extremely isolated. She wanted an online space caregivers could access from home for support and understanding. In 2012, three years after losing her husband and mother-in-law to cancer, she founded the Caregiver Survival Network, now known as The Caregiver Space.

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