The Coalition’s primary goal is to improve the quality of life for direct caregivers. We provide the space and opportunity for family and professional caregivers to define and advocate on topics of importance to them — be it higher wages, better benefits and workplace supports, or training and education needed for improving their own professional development and that of the field. As a result, direct caregivers have become the voice for enhancing and promoting their professionalism and image of the field.
Caregivers themselves were responsible for setting the purpose and activities of the Coalition which include:
- Increase caregivers’ career and advancement opportunities
- Educate caregivers about job benefits like affordable health insurance
- Create and advance opportunities for social and professional networking
- Create a unified voice for caregivers in New Mexico and in the United States on issues of importance