Our Mission & Goals
Our vision is to reset the caregiving conversation.
Our mission is to prepare caregivers for an ever-changing life by providing innovative self-care and wellness programs and resources.
Our team works passionately with one urgent goal in mind: to create an atmosphere of encouragement and empowerment, allowing caregivers to flourish and thrive as they call on their courage and summon their strength, creating better outcomes for the person being cared for and for the caregiver themselves as they also learn how to maintain their own health and life while caring for someone they love.
Leeza Gibbons created The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation in 2002 as a promise to her mother to “tell her story and make it count” after her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Leeza’s Place, the signature program of The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, opened its first doors the following year in 2003 as the manifestation of what Leeza “wished we had when we were going through this journey”.
Currently, we operate Leeza’s Care Connection centers across the country. Last year, we had over 25,000 visits to our centers, supporting caregivers with programs that Educate, Empower and Energize. We offer free support services to caregivers and their families at our Leeza’s Care Connection locations. We are a source of strength and purpose connecting caregivers to one another and the much needed resources within their own community. Our online resource library and support blog also provide virtual support for caregivers.
In the US, there are over 65 million caregivers currently taking care of a loved one going through a health crisis. These are husbands and wives, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, family and friends who are taking care of each other. Caregivers are often depressed, stressed and depleted which can lead to burnout…often causing stress related disorders that can take up to ten years off the life of the caregiver. We are here to remind those caregivers that they must take care of themselves too.