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Become a Caregiver

If you have room in your heart and, in some cases, your home for a child, adult or older adult, there are several opportunities to become a valued caregiver.

For a child under 18 years of age 

  • Adoption provides a loving, forever-home for a child whose safety and well-being cannot be ensured with his or her birth parents. Learn more   
  • Fostering provides a loving, temporary home for a child until his or her parent(s) can resume full responsibility or until a permanent home is found. Learn more   

For a person with intellectual disability 

  • Lifesharing through Family Living pairs a supportive and loving household with a person with intellectual disability. Learn more 

For an adult 18 years of age and older 

  • Dom Care (adult foster care) matches a caring family with a person who is unable to live independently due to age-related limitations, mental health concerns and/or intellectual or physical disability.  Learn more   
  • Senior Companions visit older adults regularly in their homes and may assist with simple daily activities; serve as an escort for shopping, medical or social outings; and/or provide caregiver relief. Learn more   

To help caregivers 

  • The Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) provides assistance to family members and friends who voluntarily take the responsibility to care for a loved one. Learn more   
  • Caregiver Champions is a volunteer-powered, grassroots effort to reduce the stress of caregiving through learning circles where experts share vital information about coping strategies, tools and resources in our community. Learn more