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caregivers program

The No Barriers Caregivers Program provides experiences that expand a family caregiver’s community, encourage and provide tools for often-forgotten self-care, and individual empowerment in order to live a No Barriers Life. 

As all caregiving experiences are unique, No Barriers provides various opportunities for recharging and finding balance.

multi-day retreats:

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Multi-day retreats are typically four days and three nights. Hosted at the No Barriers Mountain Campus in Red Feather Lakes, multi-day retreats offer an itinerary and location perfect for caregivers to connect with each other and themselves. No Barriers covers the costs of lodging, food, and transportation from Denver. Each retreat is led by an incredible team of Program Leaders who will guide the team through activities and support the cohort. 

*Scholarship opportunities are available to help offset the cost of travel to Denver. Please contact caregivers@nobarriersusa.org with inquiries.

Single-day retreats:

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Explore the restorative journey of our single-day retreats designed for family caregivers. Beginning in the late morning and extending into the evening around a closing campfire, these retreats offer a brief escape to nature. Throughout the day, caregivers are encouraged to embrace self-compassion and foster connections with others. Held at the No Barriers Mountain Campus in Red Feather Lakes, these single-day experiences are ideal for family caregivers living along the Front Range, greater Denver, Northern Colorado, and Southern Wyoming.

In the U.S there are over 53 million Caregivers who devote their lives to helping someone else manage visible and invisible mental and physical challenges — everything from lifelong illnesses and disabilities, to traumatic injuries suffered in accidents or war, to the natural difficulties associated with the aging process we all eventually face.

– Nearly 17% of the US adult population are Caregivers​

– More than 75% of Caregivers are women​

– 89% of caregivers provide care for a relative or a loved one

– Caregivers spend ~24 hours per week providing unpaid care

– Caregivers provide an estimated $470 billion worth of free labor per year

– Many caregivers report feeling guilty about prioritizing their needs, are burnt out, and experience negative impacts on their physical and mental health

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The No Barriers Caregivers Program provides experiences that expand a family caregiver’s community, encourage and provide tools for often-forgotten self-care, and individual empowerment in order to live a No Barriers Life. We design all programs and curriculum through the No Barriers Life framework, which is made up of 7 elements that help people break through barriers to live their best lives. As all Caregiving experiences are unique, No Barriers provides various opportunities for recharging and finding balance – ranging from multi-day retreats in nature to informal social gatherings online to digital workshops.
 
From hosting community events and retreats, No Barriers improves and empowers the lives of caregivers nationwide by helping each participant address trauma and grief, find forgiveness, rediscover self, build community, and heal.

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We equip family caregivers with a powerful framework, the No Barriers Life, designed to help them surmount life’s challenges. Our step-by-step approach empowers family caregivers to confront these hurdles by reshaping their perceptions of themselves, their barriers, and their future possibilities.

In the initial phase (Phase 1), participants are introduced to the No Barriers Life and the sequential framework that will guide them in overcoming barriers that may have stemmed from stepping into a caregiver role. This phase not only acquaints them with their team members but also lays the groundwork for their journey.

The experiential phase (Phase 2) allows participants to witness the No Barriers Life principles in action. It offers an opportunity to grasp how each element contributes to addressing challenges.

Upon returning home, family caregivers are introduced to the final phase (Phase 3). This phase marks the practical implementation of the lessons learned, enabling family caregivers to apply these newfound skills to their daily lives.

  • 8/10: Single-day program at No Barriers Mountain Campus
  • 8/23-8/26: Multi-day retreat at No Barriers Mountain Campus
  • 9/6: Single-day program in Colorado (off campus)
  •  9/12-9/15: Multi-day retreat at No Barriers Mountain Campus


Don't just take our word for it!

"It reminded me that I have a voice. It showed me that I was not alone. It helped me to realize my potential. It helped me start to see "me" again."
No Barriers CAREGIVERS Participant
"This weekend has given me a chance to rest, reconnect with myself, stretch myself in trying new things, and helped me realize the internal strength I have that will guide me into my future."
No Barriers CAREGIVERS Participant
"It made me realize I matter too. It gave me freedom to forgive myself and allow myself to heal. It gave me perspective and a community I can lean on."
No Barriers CAREGIVERS Participant

Join Our Caregiver Community!

A private safe non-judgmental space for Caregivers to connect, have real conversations about managing the life of a loved one, have thoughtful discussions, and build community.

 

Meet the team

2024 Caregivers Program Leaders

MORIAH (MO) LEUTHAUSER

Program Manager

 

Moriah (Mo) Leuthauser grew up in a small town in Western Colorado. There she spent time outside with her family- skiing, backpacking, climbing and camping. She was introduced to adaptive recreation through an internship with a nonprofit organization that offered recumbent cycling tours from Telluride to Moab for disabled veterans. She was inspired to get involved with adaptive recreation after seeing the joy and healing that she had witnessed it bringing.  She attended Grand Canyon University, where she worked as a guide in the outdoor recreation program and received her Wilderness First Responder certification. Then, she worked at the National Ability Center as an adaptive ski instructor and as an adaptive raft guide for multi day rafting trips. During this time, she earned her PSIA Adaptive Level 1 cert and her Swift Water Rescue Level 4 cert. She now works for No Barriers as the Warriors Program Coordinator, but most enjoys opportunities to be in the field. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, board games and gardening. She hopes for a future where outdoor recreation is more accessible for all people and she plans to devote her career to this cause.