"AKALAKA provides content and community needed among [care partners]. I value everything I’ve learned and the extraordinary people I’ve connected with through AKALAKA. A unique and worthwhile use of time and energy."
- Diana Pastora Carson, M.Ed., award-winning disability justice lecturer & entrepreneur & sister caring for her nextdoor neighbor and older sibling living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in California
AKALAKA members report 80% increase in their level of connection with peers who relate to their long-term care journey.
AKALAKA members report 167% increase in their level of clarity with home and community care policies and practices.
AKALAKA members report 75% increase in their level of confidence in communicating their family and friends' social healthcare needs with care management coordinating individualized service plans.
“I feel connected to a great resource now. I also feel grounded in the fact that other [care partners] are facing the same things I am regardless of our stories.
I feel much less alone.”
- Barbara Corley, entrepreneur & direct support professional leader & wife caring for a Veteran spouse with lower limb amputation, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain issues, post-concussive syndrome & sister caring for a sibling with developmental disabilities and physical limitations in Ohio
"This is a great organization for [care partners]!"
- Katelyn McInerney, Ph.D. student in genetic epidemiology & college valedictorian & founder of non-profit support group for young siblings of special needs children & sister caring for younger sibling in North Carolina and Alabama