Join Us and Support CANHR’s Work

Updated Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

For over 40 years, CANHR has worked to improve the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers. Through direct advocacy, community education, legislation and litigation it has been CANHR’s goal to educate and support long term care consumers and advocates regarding the rights and remedies under the law, and to create a united voice for long term care reform and humane alternatives to institutionalization.

CANHR is not a government agency. We are funded by membership donations, foundation grants, and publication sales. To continue our work, we need the support of people like you who are unwilling to ignore the abuse and loss that the elderly and disabled in this state suffer in long term care facilities. Please take a stand with us against abuse and neglect.

Become a CANHR Member

Donate to CANHR to become a member and join a statewide network of informed and concerned consumers, caregivers, and advocates.

By donating to CANHR you will receive:

  • The Advocate, CANHR’s quarterly newsletter, including a detailed report of citations.
  • CANHR’s monthly News & Notes e-Newsletter (Click here to view the archives)
  • Legislative email alerts.

Donate securely on our donation page. We also accept donations by mail and phone. If you’d like to donate by mail, send a check to CANHR, 1803 6th St., Berkeley, CA 94710, or call our main office at 800-474-1116.

Monthly Donations

Become a monthly donor to CANHR. A monthly commitment can have a lasting impact, while saving our staff time and resources. A regular donation of $20, $30, or $50 a month can make a huge difference. Visit our secure donation page and choose “Monthly” as donation type.

Donations In Memory or In Honor​

If you would like to donate in memory of a loved one or in honor of an individual who is important to you, check the “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone,” on CANHR’s online donation form. CANHR will send an acknowledgment on your behalf, and include the name of the honoree or individual in our quarterly newsletter, The Advocate.

Planned Giving

There are several ways to show your support for CANHR depending on your own particular personal and financial circumstances. Gifts of stock, securities, or other appreciated assets, bequests, charitable trusts, retirement plans and life insurance may offer tax benefits while allowing you to ensure that CANHR’s work is supported in the long term. For additional information, download CANHR’s Planned Giving Guide. For additional information or questions, please contact Maura Gibney at or (415) 974-5171.


Cy-près awards are designated when there are residual funds in class action lawsuits, probate matters, and other court cases that cannot be distributed to the class members or beneficiaries for a variety of reasons. If you are involved in a class action case or are able to designate a beneficiary for residual funds in a case that is related to CANHR’s work, please consider supporting CANHR. Contact Maura Gibney, or (415) 974-5171, for more information.

For questions about planned giving, or to notify us of a planned gift, please contact our Executive Director, Maura Gibney at or 415-974-5171.