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Support for Caregivers

General resources available for caregivers who have loved-ones with disabilities.

Database of Services: Relevant keyword(s) may include: Adult Day Services, In-Home Assistance Programs, Respite Care Services, or Support Groups.

Provides information on caregiving for seniors. is an online hub and special needs community for parents and professionals to learn, connect and live a more balanced life - through all phases of a child's growth and development. The website combines social networking features with expert content from’s team of educators, parents, therapists and medical professionals.


Aging is an online resource community of caregivers that provide information and resources about caring for aging loved ones.

Provides weekly tips segment and a support center full of stories written and sent in by caregivers. Also, provides resources to help caregivers at any stage of the caregiving cycle.

Family Voices

A national grassroots clearinghouse for information and education about ways to assure and improve health care for children with disabilities and chronic conditions

Healthy Bodies Toolkit

Provides information for boys and girls with disabilities as they approach puberty and adolescence.

National Alliance for Caregiving

Provides information on caregiving that includes educational materials for caregivers; national statistics on caregiving; and, through the Family Care Resource Connection, reviews and ratings of over 1,000 books, videos, Web sites, and training materials on caregiving.

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)

Provides caregivers with tips, advocacy updates, as well as information on communicating effectively with healthcare professionals. The site also offers a section on sharing your caregiving story, where family caregivers can write in to share their personal caregiving experience. Additionally, the site provides information on becoming a NFCA member and ordering publications.

New Health and Wellness Library Online

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has a new online health and wellness library, which features articles written especially for parents, teens, and children. Each area has illustrations, interactive tools, and videos about physical conditions and emotional issues from before birth through the teen years.

The Well Spouse Foundation

Provides support to husbands, wives and partners of individuals who with disabilities or chonic illnessess.

Today's Caregiver

Provides information and resources to help caregivers of individuals with disabilities and seniors. Also provides information on local resources within each state.

See Also...

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Links

  • Family Outreach Center
    Disability-specific programs associated with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and other organizations at Vanderbilt provide a broad range of treatment, research, technical assistance, education, and outreach services.

Printable Materials and Resources

  • Tennessee Support Groups
    The disability-related support groups in Tennessee; this is not a complete list of all the disability-related support groups in Tennessee. Please contact us about other disability support groups not shown here. Email us : or call 1-800-640-4636.