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The Well Spouse Association

February 28, 2018

The Well Spouse® Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization, advocates for and addresses the needs of individuals caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled spouse/partner. They offer peer to peer support and educate health care professionals and the general public about the special challenges and unique issues “well” spouses face every day. To achieve this mission the Well Spouse® Association:

  • coordinates a national network of Support Groups
  • facilitates a Mentor program
  • publishes a newsletter (Mainstay)
  • hosts a website ( with resources for coping and survival skills, which includes an on-line chat forum for spousal caregivers
  • organizes regional respite weekends and a national conference for caregivers
  • provides continuing support for members whose spouses have died
  • advocates on behalf of spousal caregivers
  • seeks out new initiatives to help caregiver spouses and their families cope with the emotional and financial stresses associated with chronic illness and/or disability

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