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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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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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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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2019 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarship Applications Open

RCI’s Caregiving Scholarship recipients will receive $2,000 Americus, GA – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) is pleased to open applications for the 2019 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarship. Named for peace activist Mattie Stepanek, the Stepanek Scholarships provide financial assistance to family caregivers who are seeking training or education in specific skills, procedures,

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