Tackling the Caregiving Crisis

Care Is Infrastructure


TIME'S UP is dedicated to reimagining caregiving as a critical basis for building a more equitable and inclusive economy.

The caregiving industry is in crisis and has been for some time. After the COVID-19 pandemic devastated the economy and left millions of workers — disproportionately women of color — unemployed, the deep cracks in our care economy were exposed. In response, TIME’S UP centered the importance of caregiving infrastructure and has set out to change companies, culture, and laws to get women back into the workforce, and to build a stronger, more resilient, more equitable, and more inclusive economy for all of us.

 

Here is a snapshot of some of our caregiving work and impact:

Changing Companies:
Care Economy Business Council

A coalition of 200+ businesses across industries has come together to join our Care Economy Business Council to reimagine our nation’s caregiving infrastructure.

TIME’S UP released the Leaders’ Guide to Creating a Culture of Care, which offers some concrete, actionable steps business leaders can take during a crisis and beyond to support employees who are caregivers and build more equitable workplaces for all.

Changing Culture:
Care Can't Wait

An initiative of the Care Can't Wait Coalition, of which TIME'S UP Foundation is a member, the Care Can’t Wait Summit convened individuals and stakeholders across the United States to build a stronger, broader base of support for public investment in the care infrastructure as part of the recovery plan.

Influencing Policy: Impact Lab Foundational Paper

It's Time to Care: The Economic Case for Investing in a Care Infrastructure

In this issue brief, the authors make the case that a major public investment in the care sector is urgently needed to bolster our economic health.

Empowering Workers: News You Can Use

The American Rescue Plan, the latest COVID-19 relief package, is an essential down payment for millions of families who have been strained by the pandemic, an economic recession, and inadequate caregiving infrastructure.