Support and Resources for Caregivers

Information and Connection for Caregivers

Caregiver resource center

Support, information, and services for those caring for loved ones with chronic illnesses.

Stonehill is proud to partner with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and the Theisen Family in making the Caregiver Resource Center a reality.

The Caregiver Resource Center is a place where non-professionals who care for loved ones with chronic illnesses can go for an array of resources — most of which will be at no cost — that support them in their caregiver journey, including:

  • Educational, medical and legal library and resources
  • Social work consultations
  • Support groups
  • Stonehill's Wellness Center and massage services
  • Referrals to community services
  • A safe place to process and share your caregiving challenges
  • Educational workshops and classes

The Caregiver Resource Center is housed in the lower level of the new Administrative/Outreach building on the Stonehill campus in Dubuque. Caregivers will have access to and benefit from the expertise of the Stonehill staff and our experience serving people with chronic illnesses and their families.

View our brochure               View our 2023 Impact Report


Our monthly newsletter for family caregivers and those helping friends, family, and loved ones at home offering caregiving information, upcoming events, and self-care tips.

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Jolene is a native of Dubuque and received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Clarke College. She has worked for non-profit organizations for the past 22 years. Most recently, she enjoyed working in Volunteer Management at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital. Throughout her years in healthcare, she became acutely aware of the growing need for caregiver support in the Dubuque community.

Caregiver Resource Center Coordinator


The Center was envisioned by Jim Theisen as a place where caregivers can go to feel supported and access resources they need. "No matter what caregivers need — even if it’s just a hug — this center will be there to provide it," said Jim. Jim has generously donated $1 million as a challenge grant to establish an endowment that will help sustain the Center for years to come. Gifts are still being accepted through the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. Donations can also be made through Stonehill Communities to support the Center's operations.


The Caregiver Resource Center has a number of volunteer opportunities. The growth of our services will be made possible by volunteer support. Consider helping out with one of the following options:

  • research
  • advocacy
  • discharge follow-up calls
  • baking treats for support groups and meetings
  • group leadership (support groups, musical,
    holiday events, etc.)
  • resource library management/cataloging
  • speakers
  • outreach
  • reception area support
  • mailings
  • one to one mentoring/support
  • Volunteer Engagement Committee
  • planning monthly events

Apply online as a volunteer or contact Sarah Welbes, Volunteer Coordinator at 563.690.9666 to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Apply as a Volunteer