Who We Are
FCA is first and foremost a public voice for caregivers. Founded in the late 1970s, we were the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. We illuminate the caregivers' daily challenges to better the lives of caregivers nationally, provide them the assistance they need and deserve, and champion their cause through education, services, research and advocacy. [Learn more about FCA's mission in this video interview with Executive Director, Kathy Kelly, produced by The Giving Library.]
Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA supports and sustains caregivers with national, state and local programs and resources:
- National Center on Caregiving– FCA’s NCC unites research, policy and practice, to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state
- Family Care Navigator is sponsored by the NCC and helps caregivers locate support services by state
- Link2Care, is an online discussion & support group managed by FCA intended for clients of California's system of Caregiver Resource Centers, especially focused on caregivers of those with Dementia
- Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center is the CRC for the six-county San Francisco Bay Area, operated by FCA. FCA’s Family Consultants, educated & licensed in social work, work closely with families caring for ill or elderly loved ones.
Our services, education programs and publications are developed with caregivers’ expressed needs in mind, to offer real support, essential information, and tools to manage the complex and demanding tasks of caregiving.