Welcome to our website! We are glad you are here. Sickness and illness may cause families to have to help each other. In your family, you may help your parent, grandparent, brother or sister with things they have trouble doing for themselves, like dressing or feeding. This type of help is called "caregiving" and it is an important job within a family.
Growing up, going to school and making time for friends, homework and sports is the main focus of life for students your age. Caring for someone in your family may be natural and no big deal to you. But, as time goes on, the health situation in your family may grow more difficult and your responsibilities may affect your work at school or cause you to worry or be sad. This website hopes to support you during these times. You are not alone. Call our toll free number for help: 800-725-2512.
A family health situation impacts everyone in the family. You might have many questions about a disease, disability or health situation such as addiction or mental illness that is affecting your family. You will find information on these topics as well as other resources that can help you in your journey as a Caregiving Youth. Remember, YOU are important and we are here for YOU! Thank you for doing the important job of a caregiver within your family. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!