At iCare4MeFirst, we know that the role of caregiver can be a difficult one. A full plate of work, family responsibilities, and more can make it difficult to find time to tend to yourself. We are here to share our many tips and resources to help make your life easier while prioritizing self-care.
Our Founder and CEO Syrenthia Colino lives out the mission of iCare4MeFirst and POCWASN (our non-profit organization that provides services and resources to caregivers in need of self-care).
At the age of 19, her 2-year-old son Stephen was diagnosed with autism. She became a strong advocate and navigated through an endless maze of doctors, clinics, and treatment centers.
After 20 years of advocating and serving as the primary caregiver for her son, she reached a breaking point. She became emotionally exhausted and had to enlist the support of close friends and family to rejuvenate and jump-start her life.
Her process was an endless and deliberate amount of self-care. This experience helped her to birth Parents of Children with All Special Needs (POCWASN) and iCare4MeFirst (a blog that highlights the importance of self-care for all caregivers.