During a Nebraska winter snowstorm in 1937, Edward McCarthy spent the day helping a neighbor gather his cattle to protect them from the storm. He died of pneumonia two days later. His wife, Agnes, was at home with a six-month-old daughter and seven other children up to the age of fourteen — eight children and no financial resources! The depression from losing her husband and the overwhelming responsibilities would take years for her to overcome. But overcome she did. And her family of eight children has become a family of over 350 descendants today.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity, the
Agnes McCarthy Caregiver Foundation’s
mission is to provide hope and relief to
caregivers of persons in mental health
crisis by providing informational support
and emergency financial resources.
AMCF IS NOT EQUIPPED TO HANDLE CRISIS CALLS. IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS AND NEED IMMEDIATE HELP, PLEASE CALL 911 OR GO TO THE CLOSEST EMERGENCY ROOM.
We did it! Thank you everyone for participating in our walks for mental health! Last weekend AMCF joined five walks throughout the country in honor of May's Mental Health Awareness Month. In total, we have joined NINE walks this year and raised $4,348. The money raised will directly underwrite financial relief grants to caregivers who have loved ones struggling with mental or emotional health issues.