Caring for your family member with a disability is a life-changing journey that involves both joyful and challenging moments. Finding valuable resources and services for you and your family can make all the difference!
Anyone could be struggling with suicide. 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has resources for individuals with neurodivergence, maternal mental health, youth, disaster survivors, Native American/Indian/Indigenous/Alaska Natives, Veterans, loss survivors, LGBTQI+, attempt survivors, and those who are deaf or have hearing loss.
The Circle of Care Guidebook is intended to help Caregivers navigate through the varied experiences and challenges of rare and serious medical conditions, guided by the insights, achievements, and learnings of other caregivers and experts. The extensive array of topics covered in this Guidebook (nearly 100) underscores the many aspects of life and care that are impacted when caring for a child with a rare disease. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of helpful resources and organizations available to support and direct Caregivers, many of which are also highlighted in this document.
Taking Care: A Resource Guide for Caregivers was created by the Virginia Caregiver Coalition (VCC). Recognizing that every caregiving situation is unique, this comprehensive guide is meant to support caregivers of older adults and those with disabilities and provide resources and information to meet their specific needs.