Care.com Founder and CEO Sheila Marcelo Invited to Lead Important Discussion on the State of Family Care for Military Families at "Forging the Partnership" Conference Today in ChicagoGathering Sponsored by the Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Address Quality of Life of Active Duty and Reserve Component Military Families
April 27, 2011
Sheila Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com, the largest website for families to connect with trusted caregivers, will be leading a discussion on the state of childcare and senior care and the unique needs of military families today at Forging the Partnership, the Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sponsored Family Resilience Conference being held through April 29 in Chicago.
“I am honored to lead a discussion among the top thought leaders within the Department of Defense, the USDA, organizations that are in the field of family care and academia who are coming together to roll up their sleeves and find solutions to the real needs that military families face,” said Ms. Marcelo. “Care.com knows that childcare is of critical importance to military spouses, both in finding it for their own children and seeking out opportunities for themselves as care providers. We are committed to offering the highest quality providers and best possible security for these families as they continue to face multiple deployments in an unsettled world.”
Care.com is the leading online resource connecting families with trusted care providers, including child care, senior care and pet care. Families in need of quality caregivers can search by ZIP code, service and pay rate to find high-quality care providers in their area. Care.com gives families access to detailed background check reports and recorded reference interviews, adding a layer of confidence and security when making important decisions regarding personal family care needs.
Earlier this month Ms. Marcelo joined First Lady Michelle Obama at Camp Lejeune to discuss the need for all Americans to support military families at “Operation Shower,” part of the White House Joining Forces Initiative. Care.com has also recently launched Care.com for Military Families, a new service devoted to their unique family care needs.
About Care.com, Inc.
Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, providing a trusted place to easily connect, share caregiving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through - care for children, seniors, pets and the home. The service helps families find and select the best care available based on detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed and pre-screened providers who seek to share their services. Through its Care.com Employer Program, corporations can offer Care.com memberships as a benefit to employees. www.care.com