Resource Organizations

ARCH National Respite Network (organization, website): ARCH assists and promotes the development of quality respite and crisis care programs; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums. Information, training, connections for families and the professionals who serve them.

Family Caregiver Alliance (organization, website): FCA has an extensive set of information for caregivers, with topics ranging from Advanced Illness through Out of Home Care and including Intimacy and Working with Siblings. (We have several of their Caregiver College videos on our post “How-to Caregiving Videos). Note: their website focuses on caring for adults. Many of their resources are available in several languages.

Informing Families (website) is a resource provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in partnership with the Developmental Disabilities Administration.

ONEcaregiver Resource Center: (website) “A centralized platform to support caregivers and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who may be at risk of, or are living with, Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias”.

SAGE, Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders, (organization, website) says “We’re a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBTQ+ [their acronym] elders since 1978. We build welcoming communities and keep our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBTQ+ people”.

Among their many resources and program areas is the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging, covering:

  • Caregiving
  • LGBTQ+ inclusion and cultural competency
  • Elder abuse and neglect
  • Social security, Medicare, and Medicaid
  • Health care
  • Financial security and retirement
  • Housing
  • HIV/AIDS

They offer a tip sheet for Finding LGBT+-Affirming Services

The WA State SAGE Affiliate is SAGE Olympia. Contact them through their website at http://sageolympia.org/contact-us/.