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 is given to you to help you with your role as a caregiver.
  • 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.
  • Access to our free newsletter filled with resources for you and the child you are raising.

 

RAPP Meetings

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 meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Contact Suzy Deeds at (503) 304-3429 or suzy.deeds@nwsds.org to register. 

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