High Country Caregiver Foundation (HCCGF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization passionate about helping family and kinship caregivers in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey Counties.
We believe when Caregivers use respite and other support services they are better able to preserve quality in their own lives and enhance overall family life.
HCCGFputs primary emphasis on organizing community support and involvement in its programming and regard partnering as a key to its success. We realize the importance of collaborating with other agencies and organizations to better serve our community.
To create awareness of Caregiving issues and improve the quality of life for Caregivers and those they care for through advocacy, information, assistance and referral services, education, emotional support, and supplemental and respite services.
Aging Innovations Award
The High Country Caregiver Foundation Director, Brenda Reece, was selected as one of the recipients for the National Association for Area Agencies on Aging's Aging Innovations Award in 2015. Recipients of this award have implemented successful initiatives that support people with disabilities and family caregivers, and older adults.
Purple Angel Ambassador
The purpose of the Purple Angel Dementia Campaign is to raise awareness, give hope to and empower people with dementia by giving out information on how shops, businesses, and other services can support people who have these progressive diseases - both elderly and younger onset.