Caregivers share common experiences that bring them together as a community, and each one of them has their own unique journey with loved ones that have diverse abilities. Some caregivers have been tossed into caregiving roles because of accidents, others because of illnesses, and some because of genetics. Some loved ones are completely dependent on caregivers for full-time care while others have gained independence and no longer need caregiving as much. Whichever type of caregiving journey one is on, you are welcomed at our organization. TAF programming focuses on growing a community and enriching lives together through programs that encourage empowerment in order to enrich and change lives. TAF also believes it is important to build a caregiving community where individuals are given dedicated time and space to be together with others who have been or are currently in the same situation to learn from one another and lean on one another.
The Arch Foundation provides respite care funds for caregivers who need help with their loved ones during the outings or activities.
Please fill out the form below or contact The Arch Foundation for more information on how you can utilize this resource.
Wellness & Education
Small gestures might seem insignificant, but we promise...it's not. The Arch Foundation has launched a project to bring a little light through flowers and gift cards to people whose loved ones have been admitted to Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado.
Heather Zoccali, founder of The Arch Foundation, and her family experienced a 2-month stay at Craig Hospital after an injury to her eldest son. She knows first-hand how seemingly small gestures can make a real difference in someone’s day as they begin to navigate this major life transition.
This program is really the core idea in what we hope to accomplish - providing an opportunity for you to tap into a vast network of support for caregivers of people who have suffered an SCI and/or TBI.
The program includes:
· Providing locally grown bouquets and gift cards to caregivers at Craig Hospital once a month to add some thoughtfulness to their day.
· Providing massages and temporary gym memberships at Craig hospital for Caregivers to begin establishing healthy self-care habits and find moments for stress relief.
· Providing resources and education to caregivers and their family for managing the life of a loved-one with SCI and TBI to help research seem less daunting and overwhelming.
"I always knew my partner and I were inseparable, but I did not anticipate the level of dependency we would reach after he suffered a spinal cord injury. No one understands what it is like to suddenly become a caregiver to a previously independent family member , except other people who have lived through the same thing. TAF has reminded me that although my circumstances have changed, it's also OK to take care of myself too. I'm so grateful to TAF for allowing me so many opportunities for self care and to make myself whole again."~Rachel Blusiewicz:
TAF provides programming opportunities for connection and sharing with others, replenishing energy, while offering resources so that they return to loved ones refreshed and healthy. Our Self Care Program is designed to provide monthly outings and events for caregivers to bring enrichment and build community. Activities range from non-contact boxing to local art classes. We hope to give individuals essential breaks to recharge both physically and emotionally, allowing them to continue to bring their best selves forward each day.
Cocktails for Caregivers is an evening for community and conversation that meets every 3rd Friday of the month.
TAF also provides massages or self-care benefits on a one on one basis for family caregivers.
The Arch Foundation provides respite care funds for caregivers who need help with their loved ones during the outings or activities. Please fill out the form below or contact The Arch Foundation for more information on how you can utilize this resource.
RESPITE CARE FUND
The Arch Foundation provides funds for up to two hours of respite care a month. If you are a caregiver in need, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch.