Caregivers Ladder (CL) provides support to families and caregivers caring for individuals with a disability. They share experiences and emotional support. They learn from one another and gain a sense of community. There are no membership dues or fees. The organization is supported through grants and donations.
Caregivers Ladder provides an opportunity to learn from the experiences of others. If you are caring for a loved one and feel alone, CL can help. CL offers ideas to help improve a caregiver’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Talking with others and sharing stories can help caretakers learn to navigate the systems. This also helps to save time.
CL offers social meetings to give families an opportunity to meet each another and build networks. Some networks might be built with people outside the family. Meetings are held in Temple, Killeen, Waco and Fort Worth. To obtain information about the meeting schedule and location, you must be a member of the closed Facebook group. Visit their Facebook page and ask to join the group if you are interested.
If you can’t attend meetings or don’t have a group in your area, Caregivers Ladder offers several Facebook groups. The open group is available to everyone. Resources and information are posted on a regular basis. The closed groups are for families that wish to share information about themselves and their children. One closed group includes over 400 families from around the world.
For more groups in your area, check out our Find Groups by County page.
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