Caregiver Support Programs

The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) works in partnership with community based-agencies serving seniors to develop and provide basic services to support families who are taking care of seniors.

Parent Support Network of Rhode Island, 1395 Atwood Avenue, Johnston RI 02919, works with families to promote social and emotional well-being for children and families.

Respite is planned or emergency care that provides temporary relief to family caregivers  of age 60 and older. The CareBreaks Program assists caregivers taking care of family members.  Some volunteers may be available. If needed, CareBreaks may also help to pay part of the cost for respite provided by approved agencies. For information, contact the Diocese of Providence, One Cathedral Square,  Providence, RI 02903.

The Rhode Island TimeBank Initiative works with partners across the state to build support networks of individuals, children, youth, families, and communities across the state. For every hour that a person assists an individual or group, he/she earns a Time Dollar. They can then use that Time Dollar to receive an hour of a neighbor’s time or engage in a group activity offered by a neighbor. For more information, contact the Rhode Island Parent Support Network at 467-6855, or go to