How To Create A Space For You

When we as caregivers are feeling exhausted, burned out, or unappreciated, it is hard to be patient and supportive to the youth in our care. People providing care for foster youth have to remember to take care of themselves as well. It can be as simple as taking a walk, watching a funny movie, or calling a friend, or as major as trading caregiving duties with another caregiver.

There are also free support groups you can join including:

Grandparents as Parents (GAP)
Community Coalition – Families Helping Families Program
DCFS Kinship Support Centers
Shields For Families
Or call: 211