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 Trainings 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.

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)