Caregiver Resources: Children

Family Friends

The National Council on the Aging                             


Format             Intergenerational volunteer program


Family Friends matches men and women 55 years and older with families who have children with disabilities and chronic illnesses.  Volunteers visit the family’s home weekly and offer social and emotional support as well as assistance and information.


Contact URL


Contact Agency      

Adam Brunner
NCFF Director,
, 202-479-6627


Melinda Carpio

NCFF Administrative Assistant,
, 202-479-6672
Please direct requests for general information to Melinda Carpio.


George Gerharz
, 414-476-5738


The Fathers Network

Format             Organization



The Fathers Network provides up-to-date information and resources for fathers, family members, and care providers of children with special needs in the form of current news articles, press releases, and timely articles.  Also included on its website is an Events Calendar for upcoming conferences and seminars, all designed to enhance knowledge about the joys and challenges of children with special needs.


Contact URL


Contact Name                 

Greg Schell      


Program Director                    

Contact Agency      

The Fathers Network

Washington State Fathers Network

Kindering Center

16120 N.E. Eighth Street

Bellevue, WA 98008      

425-747-4004, ext.  4286

425-747-1069 (fax)   


Guides to Life Planning

New Horizons Un-Limited Incorporated                                 


Format             Listing


This is a listing of names and links to a variety of guides on future planning that are geared toward families of children with disabilities.


Contact URL

Contact Agency      

New Horizons Un-Limited Inc.
811 East Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 510034
Milwaukee, WI 53203                         


The Resource Foundation for Children with Challenges (RFCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization



Format             Website


RFCC provides educational resources and emotional support to parents and caregivers of children, adolescents, and young adults with disabilities and includes success stories, information, discussion of family issues, and tips.


Contact URL

Contact Agency      

The Resource Foundation for Children with Challenges (or) The RFCC
P.O. Box 1405
Santa Clarita, CA 91386-1405