National Family Caregiver Support
The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) was enacted
and became part of the Older Americans Act in 2000. The program calls for states
to work in partnership with community based agencies serving seniors to develop
and provide basic services to support families who are taking care of elders.
For information on the federal NFCSP initiative, go to the Administration on Aging web
site at www.aoa.gov. and follow the Families and Elders link to the National Family
Caregiver Support Program .
The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) was established to help
grandparents and other relatives parenting children obtain needed information,
services and support.
The KIDKAMP Connection gives respite to the caregiver 60 and older and the child.
Scholarships are available for children 18 and under to participate in recreational and
educational programs during school and summer vacations and on some Saturdays.
For information, call 456- 0604 .
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