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About the
New York State Caregiving
& Respite Coalition

The New York State Caregiving & Respite Coalition, NYSCRC, is a partnership of dedicated organizations and individuals committed to supporting the millions of our state's family caregivers. NYSCRC members understand the unique needs of caregivers. Through training and education, we focus on increasing caregivers' access to respite resources. And, we speak with a unified voice to gain the attention of policymakers for the needs of family caregivers. 

With partial funding from federal Lifespan Respite Grant, NYSCRC is training hundreds of volunteer respite providers throughout New York State.  Greater availability to respite services will give caregivers more frequent breaks while helping them better manage the physical and emotional stresses that come with caring for an aging and/or disabled loved one. 

By supporting important initiatives, like volunteer-based respite, NYSCRC takes an active role in improving the lives of informal caregivers. 

Funded with a federal grant for Lifespan Respite awarded by the Administration for Community Living to the New York State Office for the Aging.Award Number 90LI0023-01011

What are State Respite Coalitions?

Meet the NYSCRC Team

Resources for Caregivers

Resources for Professionals


2018 Caregiver Forums

The 2018 caregiver forums were highlighted through the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition (NYSCRC), which is tasked with developing coordinated systems of accessible community-based respite care services to family caregivers. This effort is funded by a federal grant from the Administration on Community Living to NYSOFA through the Lifespan Respite Act. Also, the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) supported this work and continues to make training available to its members designed to improve their ability to serve caregivers and increase overall access to services. Read the Report and access PowerPoint presentations. Here