“There are only four kinds of people in the world—those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”

-Rosalynn Carter,
Former First Lady of the United States


The 4Kinds Network is a community of current and former caregivers from all backgrounds advocating for structural change to our current systems of care and supporting each other along the way. Whether you’re seeking to connect with a compassionate community or to amplify your voice for change, we’re here to embrace you on your caregiving journey.

Why we advocate

The systems in place to support caregivers are fragmented, inaccessible, and oftentimes nonexistent. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed as though caregivers would finally receive the recognition and support they deserve, but significant action has yet to be taken. In the words of our founder, we must “seize the moment” to create meaningful, systemic change.

The 53 million caregivers in this country represent a powerful constituency, capable of making meaningful impact. Together, we aim to build a robust social safety net that truly meets our needs, regardless of where we are in our caregiving journey.

We can advocate for a world where all caregivers have abundant access to financial support, respite, mental health services, support from a well-compensated care workforce, and so much more. United, we can build a better future for caregivers.



We all have a care story.

Stories are the foundation of our movement, offering a glimpse into the daily challenges and joys we face as caregivers. They demonstrate how essential we are and how critically we need support. Sharing your story can fuel advocacy efforts, change minds, and make a difference.

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 4Kinds advocates in action during RCI’s 2022 convening in Atlanta, Seize the Moment: Keeping Caregivers Visible.

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