If you or someone you know is responsible for the care of a loved one, you have a friend at the Family Caregiver Support Center. We can give you the tools you need to manage your caregiving responsibilities while also caring for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions about Caregiving

The Family Caregiver Support Center provides families with professional guidance in preparing an individualized caregiving plan and helping you access the supportive services you need. There is no charge for any service provided directly by the center;

however, donations are accepted. No eligible person shall be denied a service because of their inability and/or choice not to contribute. We offer help to any adult over 18 who is caring for a person over 60, or any adult over 60 who is a primary caregiver.

Services offered through the Family Caregiver Support Center include:

  • Individual or group planning consultations with family caregivers.
  • A Caregiver Respite Voucher program, offering limited care in the home or at a day-care center for the purpose of providing the caregiver a break from caregiving.
  • Education:
    • Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week course teaching caregivers how to thrive in their caregiver roles;
    • Caring Conversations, a support group for caregivers to assist in coping with the challenges of family caregiving;
    • The Stress Busting Program for Family Caregivers course provides specific tools and strategies to help family caregivers effectively cope with the stresses related to caring for a family member.
    • Individual classes on a variety of care-giving topics offered through PILLAR and the Colorado Springs Senior Center.
  • Caregiver Pampering Day: an opportunity to refresh and renew family caregivers, held each year for clients.

Call us at 719-886-7526.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend.  You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, assisted living residence or across the country.

This class series meets once a week for six weeks.  Class size is limited to 12 caregivers and registration is required.

Dates: Fridays, June 3 to July 15, 2021

Times: 9:30 AM to NOON

Location: ZOOM  (The link will be sent to registered caregivers)

To register: Contact Kent Mathews MSW at kmathews@ppacg.org or call 719-886-7526

Caring Conversations

Caring Conversations is a support group for caregivers to assist in coping with the challenges of family caregiving

Upcoming Session Dates:

July 7 to August 11, 2021

Oct. 6 to Nov. 17, 2021

Times: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meetings online or phone

To register for July-August:  Contact Jennifer Horn MSW at jhorn@ppacg.org or cal; (719) 471-2096 ext. 108

To register for October-November: Contact Kent Mathews MSW at kmathews@ppacg.org or (719) 886-7526