CaringBridge is a social network keeping families and loved ones connected during any type of health event. The CaringBridge mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. CaringBridge is a nonprofit organization funded by donations.
CaringBridge services are available online 24/7 to anyone, anywhere at no cost. CaringBridge offers protected online spaces with multiple privacy settings. Personal data is protected and not sold. There is no advertising on CaringBridge sites and planners.
- CaringBridge Sites (caringbridge.org)
CaringBridge provides sites where people can post health updates. People are able to stay connected and leave supportive messages during any health event, big or small, acute or long-term.
- SupportPlanner (supportplanner.caringbridge.org)
The CaringBridge SupportPlanner helps family and friends coordinate care and organize tasks, such as bringing a meal, taking care of pets and other needs.
- CaringBridge is available online 24/7, accessible to anyone, anywhere.
- 46 million people visited CaringBridge.org in 2012.
- More than 408,000 personal sites and SupportPlanners have been created since the organization was founded in 1997.
- More than 500,000 people connect through CaringBridge every day.
- More than 118,000 families and individuals made a charitable gift to CaringBridge in 2012.
How CaringBridge Works
Start a CaringBridge Site
To start a CaringBridge Site, go to caringbridge.org/ourservice and follow a few simple steps.
Access to a CaringBridge Site requires that visitors know the exact name of the site they’re trying to reach, usually provided by a family member or friend. In addition, CaringBridge users can add password protection, create a “by invitation only list” to allow access to pre-approved visitors, or block access to specific unwanted visitors. CaringBridge users have complete control of the privacy settings and can modify them at any time. Personal data is protected and never sold.
When a new site is started, CaringBridge sends the user a confirmation message and provides a sample announcement email that can be forwarded to family and friends so they can stay updated.
Start a SupportPlanner:
The SupportPlanner helps families and friends coordinate care and organize helpful tasks, such as bringing a meal, taking care of pets and other needs.
Go to supportplanner.caringbridge.org and follow the steps to set up a planner, complete with personalization and privacy options.