Who We Are

Our Mission

The Mission of Citizens Who Care is to improve quality of life for Yolo County adults and their caregivers.

Our Organization

In 1988 CWC incorporated as a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The organization's roots formed in 1975 as a Citizens Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Association of Yolo County. In 1985 we established our one-on-one visitation program in convalescent hospitals. In 1986 we developed our in-home respite visiting program. More recently we established our Time Off for Caregivers Program - now called Saturday Club.

In the summer of 2018 Citizens Who Care and Yolo Hospice/Yolo Care formed a strategic alliance to bring their shared values and related missions togeether into one entity.

The Facts

30% of caregivers die before those they are caring for die.
Illness that doesn't lead to death is rampant: depression and auto-immune diseases are high on the list.
Most caregivers are ill-prepared for their role and provide care with little or no support yet more than one-third of caregivers continue to provide intense care to others while suffering from poor health themselves.