Relatives as Parents Program

The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) is for unpaid relative caregivers who are:

  • age 55 or older and
  • the main caregiver for a child age 18 or younger, or an adult with disabilities

The following services are free:

  • Caregiver Training and Support Groups – Information on training and support groups is given to you to help you with your role as a caregiver.
  • Individual Counseling – This program pays for six sessions of professional counseling directly related to caregiving.
  • Access to Respite Services – Respite care provides you with a short-term break from caregiving. It lets you rest and feel less stressed. We can help you locate respite care to be provided in your home or another location.
  • Help Finding Services – Our Relatives as Parents Program worker can help you find services for your caregiving needs.

Supplemental Services – These services are based on what you need. Examples include tutoring, driver’s education, car seats, and swimming lessons.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Family Caregiver Support and Relatives as Parents Programs are being held via conference call or Zoom web application. Family Caregiver Support Program and Relatives as Parents Program meetings are listed below.

May 2020

  • Silverton Caregiver Connection on May 4 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
    Please contact Suzy Deeds at suzy.deeds@nwsds.org or call 503-304-3429 for Zoom conference information.
  • Dallas Caregiver Connection on May 5 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
    Please contact Amy Crevola at amy.crevola@nwsds.org or call 503-606-7620 for Zoom conference information
  • Relatives as Parents Support Group on May 11 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
    Please contact Suzy Deeds at suzy.deeds@nwsds.org or call 503-304-3429 for Zoom conference information.
  • Stayton Caregiver Connection on May 13 at 1:00 p.m. via conference call
    Please contact Julie Mendez at julie.mendez@nwsds.org or call 503-304-3432 for conference call information.
  • North Salem/Keizer Caregiver Connection on May 19 at 1:00 p.m. via conference call
    Please contact Julie Mendez at julie.mendez@nwsds.org or call 503-304-3432 for conference call information.
  • South Salem Caregiver Connection on May 27 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
    Please contact Amy Crevola at amy.crevola@nwsds.org or call 503-606-7620 for Zoom conference information.

June 2020

  • Silverton Caregiver Connection on June 1 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
    Please contact Suzy Deeds at suzy.deeds@nwsds.org or call 503-304-3429 for Zoom conference information.
  • Dallas Caregiver Connection on June 2 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
    Please contact Amy Crevola at amy.crevola@nwsds.org or call 503-606-7620 for Zoom conference information.
  • Relatives as Parents Support Group on June 8 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
    Please contact Suzy Deeds at suzy.deeds@nwsds.org or call 503-304-3429 for Zoom conference information.
  • Stayton Caregiver Connection on June 10 at 1:00 p.m. via conference call
    Please contact Julie Mendez at julie.mendez@nwsds.org or call 503-304-3432 for conference call information.
  • North Salem/Keizer Caregiver Connection on June 16 at 1:00 p.m. via conference call
    Please contact Julie Mendez at julie.mendez@nwsds.org or call 503-304-3432 for conference call information.
  • South Salem Caregiver Connection on June 24 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
    Please contact Amy Crevola at amy.crevola@nwsds.org or call 503-606-7620 for Zoom conference information.

Contact the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) for more information. 

Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties Call: 503-304-3420 or 1-866-206-4799 (toll-free) 

Clatsop and Tillamook Counties Call: 503-861-4210 or 1-866-206-4799 (toll-free)

Email: information.nwsds@nwsds.org

Online: www.adrcoforegon.org