Resource Fair on September 26
Relatives as Parents Program and Oregon Kinship Navigator invite relative caregivers to a free Kinship Resource Fair on September 26 from 4-7 p.m. at the Brookwood Library at 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro. Come for information and resources from local community partners for you and your family! Enjoy activities for kids, light refreshments, and more! To request accommodation or interpretation, call 503-310-5550 or email [email protected].
The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) helps grandparents and other non-parent relatives in caring for a relative child or adult child with a disability.
Who we serve
RAPP helps grandparents and other non-parent relatives who are the primary caregivers for children ages 0-17.
The program also serves parents and other older relatives living with and caring for an adult child with a disability.
You may qualify for RAPP services if you are 55 or older and are:
A grandparent or relative (other than parent) caring for a child age 0-17, or
A parent or relative caring and living with an individual age 18+ with a disability
Support groups and social events to connect to other families like yours
Counseling to talk about your experience and get help making decisions
Training to learn skills for providing care and advocating for your own needs
Funds for camps, babysitting or other activities to help you get a break
Supplies to support daily care including clothing, school supplies and furniture
Information and referrals to other services and resources
For more information, call 503-846-3060 or email [email protected].
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Oregon Kinship Navigator
Another great resource is the Oregon Kinship Navigator, a statewide resource and referral service for grandparents raising grandchildren and other relative caregivers. There website houses a resource guide for relative caregivers and a to-do list to those new to parenting a relative child. They also offer a virtual Conversation and Connections group that cover topics such as boundaries, trauma, parenting, grief and more. Call 833-201-5557 or email [email protected] for more information.