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 - We offer information on training and support groups to help you with your role as a caregiver. The Family Caregiver Happenings or the Acontecimientos para Cuidadores de Familia has a listing of some of the trainings and support groups.
- Individual Counseling – This program pays for eight 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 find respite care that can be provided in your home or at 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, we are holding the Relatives as Parents Program meetings via conference call or Zoom web application. The Relatives as Parents Program (called "Second Time Around") meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00-11:30 a.m. See below to contact the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) to register.