CaringBridge is a free website dedicated to providing a space for family and friends to connect with and support each other during a medical crisis, states the website. Funded solely by donations and volunteers, CaringBridge offers a safe, private and secure space for loved ones to share information and encouragement.
Started in 1997 and serving more than 500,000 people per day as of 2015, CaringBridge allows anyone to start a website to share photos, updates and videos, giving even distant family members and friends the opportunity to provide support to those undergoing a medical crisis. Users can choose the level of privacy they desire, and the site is secure and ad-free. A planner feature also allows users to sign up to provide meals, childcare or other support.