We are pleased to announce that the AACY Caregiving Youth Project Respite has been renewed as an Innovative and Exemplary Respite Program by the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center for an additional three years through 2026. Many thanks to Jill Kagan and the team for recognizing and supporting Caregiving Youth.
“It is hard to even begin to imagine that children, who are also students, are thrust into the complexities imposed by caregiving responsibilities! They have no experience bank, and like many adults, they receive little education about the “how tos” of caregiving, yet more and more children are in this role…and they need respite too! Children all over our country are sacrificing their education, health, well-being and childhood to provide care for family members who are ill, injured, aging or have disabilities. Learn how your agency, service or program can provide respite to the most vulnerable youth caregivers and transform their lives to help them to become healthy productive adults!
The American Association of Caregiving Youth is now entering its 13th year of providing support services to caregiving youth through its model Caregiving Youth Project in Palm Beach County, FL.”