A world where guy caregivers never feel alone.
Improve the way guys think, feel, and act through every phase of their caregiving journey.
Who We Serve
Anyone 18 and older who has cared for a loved one facing a health crisis. This includes anyone who has lost a loved one as well as anyone whose health crisis is currently in remission. While the purpose of our work is centered on guy caregivers (anyone who identifies as a guy), we also offer a variety of coed programming opportunities.
On average the caregivers who responded to our 2022 annual survey reported Jack’s was responsible for 80% of a more than twofold improvement in how equipped they felt in their caregiving role.
OUR CORE VALUES
Compassion is seeing your pain reflected in another person’s circumstances and then choosing to sit with them in the dark so they don't have to be alone. Compassion recognizes the dignity we all deserve and connects us to our shared humanity. Someone who is compassionate often gives themselves freely to others, often at their own expense, so that those they serve may feel less alone or maybe even be relieved of some of the burdens they bear. –Dustin Cesarek, Founder
To me, the more important kind of courage isn’t the heroic kind. We have the opportunity to practice this less flashy, ordinary kind of courage every day. The kind that requires us to speak openly and honestly about how we’re feeling and about who we really are deep down inside. Ordinary courage happens when we’re afraid and yet we still take the actions our values require of us. –Kyle Woody, Founder
Resilience is all about advancing despite the adversity we face. Being a caregiver taught me what it truly means to be resilient and how that allows us to get the most out of our precious time we have with friends and loved ones. -Justin Nicolay, Founder
Compassion is a relationship between equals. We are completely honest about ourselves. We stay teachable. We are confident in our strengths, and wide open about our weaknesses. We measure our success through the effort we give in making others successful, we are relentlessly grateful. Honest feedback is like oxygen to us. We are modest in our trappings. We review our actions against the language of ego/pride. We are the guides in the story, not the heroes. -Kyle Woody, Founder
We keep our promises not only to others but also to ourselves. We strive for our say/do ratio to be 1/1. We strive for precision in our communications avoiding fuzzy words like “sure”. We are only satisfied when we are feeling inspired by and equipped for the challenges we face. -Kyle Woody, Founder
We cultivate a mood of wonder where ignorance shows up as something positive, a new frontier to explore, an inspiration for our learning, not something to be embarrassed by or avoided. Our aim is mastery. We strive to reinvent the rules, to generate new discourses and disciplines. We are willing to override our perspective and choose a new one for the sake of learning and contributing to our field. -Kyle Woody, Founder
Are you a caregiver?
Learn more about Jack’s Caregiver Coalition’s programming for current and past caregivers of people with a health crisis.