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Rosalynn Carter Institute Teams Up with Crisis Text Line to Provide 24/7 Counseling Support to Caregivers in Crisis

AMERICUS, GEORGIA – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) announced today a partnership with Crisis Text Line, an organization that provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support. Since 2013, Crisis Text Line has supported over 6 million people in crisis. By incorporating targeted outreach to America’s 53 million caregivers, RCI and Crisis Text

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Rosalynn Carter Institute Celebrates Extraordinary Georgia Caregivers

National Family Caregivers Month Kicks Off with Surprise Award Recognition AMERICUS, GEORGIA – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) and Seniorlink today announced the winners of the 2021 Georgia Caregivers of the Year Awards. Lynn Platt is the Family Caregiver of the Year; Ellen Criswell is the Volunteer Caregiver of the Year; and Katherine

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Doug Green Joins Rosalynn Carter Institute as Chief of Staff

AMERICUS, GEORGIA – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers today announced that Doug Green has joined the organization as Chief of Staff.  Doug brings over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including leading and supporting health care organizations.     Doug led an AIDS services organization in the 1990s and has consulted for local health jurisdictions

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Cambia Health Foundation Joins Effort to Explore Improvements for Working Caregivers

New Funding Broadens Rosalynn Carter Institute’s Employment Work AMERICUS, GEORGIA – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) is pleased to announce the Cambia Health Foundation’s commitment of $250,000 to support RCI’s recently-launched employment initiative. The work aims to explore the effects of caregiver employment policies on the more than 60 percent of family caregivers

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Caregivers in Military Families Have Heightened Needs, New Report by the Rosalynn Carter Institute and Blue Star Families Shows

Caregiver Community Experiences Greater Financial Stress, Mental Health Challenges, and Inadequate Sleep WASHINGTON, DC (July 6, 2021) – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers announced today a new report that highlights the challenges experienced by the military-connected caregiver population, in partnership with Blue Star Families (BSF), the nation’s largest non-profit dedicated to supporting military families and strengthening

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Rosalynn Carter Institute Celebrates Pride Month with Modern Military Association of America

RCI to Strengthen its LGBTQ and HIV+ Cultural Competence  AMERICUS, GEORGIA – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) is proud to mark Pride Month this June by establishing a partnership with the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) to better support LGBTQ military caregivers. MMAA is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ service members, veterans, and

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What Do Working Caregivers Want? Rosalynn Carter Institute Aims to Answer the Question through New Employment Initiative.

AMERICUS, GEORGIA – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) recently launched a new initiative around working caregivers to learn more about the effects of employment policies aimed at supporting caregivers. While 60 percent of caregivers work full time, and another 15 percent work more than 30 hours per week, their experiences are not well

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Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers Now Accepting Applications for the Pope Scholarship

AMERICUS, GEORGIA – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year Pope Scholarship. The Scholarship is open to full-time Georgia Southwestern State University students pursuing careers related to caregiving, as well as individuals providing care for a loved one. The John and Betty Pope Caregivers Scholarship is designed

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