What is Sandwiched KC?
SANDWICHED Family Caregivers of Kansas City is a 501c3 non-profit launched in 2018.
“There are four kinds of people in the world: those who are currently caregivers, those who have been caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.”
We offer support to anyone who is currently caring or previously cared for their parents, grandparents, spouse, or anyone who they consider family and wants to connect with others who know what they’re going through.
We provide 1:1 support to caregivers who are new in their role or need help figuring things out along the way. Through our support group and activities, we share tools and resources with each other to make our lives as caregivers easier and less stressful.
Our mission is to create opportunities for family caregivers to find local support and shared wisdom.
Our vision is for family caregivers to
recognize their valued role,
have opportunities to connect with other family caregivers so they do not feel alone
have a chance to share their knowledge and learn new ways of supporting their carees and themselves on their path to the good life.
What We Do
Sandwiched KC offers training and education through 1:1 coaching and information and referral, online and face-to-face workshops, and virtual and printed educational products and materials.
In addition to helping future and present family caregivers learn skills and knowledge needed to provide care for their loved ones and themselves, we offer emotional support through our monthly virtual support group, in-person support groups, and special events.
We also provide assistance to navigate the complex maze of goods and services available to those who need long term care and their family caregivers by through referrals and reviews of documented and innovative programs and supports
Our Core Values
- Family-centered support
- Person-centered care
- Paying it forward
What We Believe
Family caregivers need high quality:
Information and education to navigate their journey
emotional support to cope with the stresses and challenges of caregiving
goods and services and equal access to the marketplace.
Find out how you can help Sandwiched help caregivers.