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Attend or support our upcoming Caregiver Academy trainings

What is CIP’s Caregiver Academy?

Caregiver Academy is designed to train
you in the basic skills needed to be a great in-home caregiver!

The CIP’s mission is to improve the lives of those who need care by supporting caregivers, and Caregiver Academy is just one way that we fulfill this mission.

we have an academy coming up this weekend April 27th and 28th and the first 10 people to sign up will receive $100. Students will be trained in CPR, Hands on Personal Care, Mental Health for Caregivers, Transfer Techniques, and many other topics. Here is the link to sign up https://form.jotform.com/240993859525169

Caregiver Academy is open to anyone who…

Is currently employed as a caregiver

Wants to become a part-time or full-time caregiver

Is informally caring for a loved one at home

Would like to learn about caregiving for personal reasons

Wants practical tips on giving quality care

You can help make Caregiver Academy a success!


If you’ve been a caregiver, have been cared for, or simply want to volunteer for a good cause, we welcome you to Caregiver Academy.

Come share your lived experiences or lend a helping hand.

Partner with us

Are you part of an in-home care agency or care provider in the UP?

Join us as a co-host or set up a booth to get connected with potential caregivers and help us end the shortage.

Sponsor a training

We are so grateful for the support we receive from major funders and financial partners across the UP.

Please sign up as a CIP sponsor to help us keep offering our training for free.

Curious about caregiving? Hear directly from in-home caregivers.

Voices of Caregivers – Kara

As a student at NMU, Kara was a caregiver for the CIP spokesperson Dorothy. Hear how it changed her life!.

Voices of Caregivers – Teddy

Teddy talks about his experience with caregiving and how it reinforced his passion for compassionate medical care.

Voices of the Cared For – Jocelyn, Dorothy & Molly

Three women who rely on caregivers talk about how caregiving allows them to live a normal life, just like everyone else.

Voices of the Cared For –
Penny Canada

Penny Canada is both a caregiver herself and the mother of a son who needs care 24/7. She welcomes students to Caregiver Academy and discusses how important this work is.

Support free training for in-home caregivers in
Marquette & the UP

We’re thrilled that you’d like to support Caregiver Academy! To help out at one of our upcoming trainings, please fill out the form below.

Note: To attend Caregiver Academy as a student, please register on our EventBrite page instead.