If you are raising a grandchild or another relative’s child, you are not alone. Millions of grandparents and other relatives are raising children. The needs of children can seem overwhelming, especially if you are unexpectedly thrust into the role of being their primary caregiver.
If you're feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and unhappy, you are not going to be able to provide the best care for your grandchildren. It's important that you take care of yourself and not allow yourself to be overwhelmed by your parental responsibilities.
Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP)
Program provides services and support to grandparents and older family members aged 55+ raising grandchildren. Services may include:
Information and referral
Respite - including scholarships to camps
Supplemental services - Help with purchase of clothes, beds and other essential needs.
To apply for this service, call 541-682-3353 and ask about the Senior Connections Relatives as Parents Program.