Relative Caregiver Program




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UTHSC Relative Caregiver Program "Empowering Young Males for Success"

The University of Tennessee Relative Caregiver Program, Empowering Young Males for Success, is a Preventive Model mentoring program. Our goal is to work with boys, ages 10 to 15 that are being raised by our Relative Caregivers. About 90% of the boys that are part of the Relative Caregiver Program have no positive male role models and most of the families, if not all, are on a fixed income and cannot afford to have their kids participate in any programs such as cub scouts or boy scouts.

Most of the children that are being raised by their caregiver are doing well in school and at home; they are exhibiting no significant behavioral problems. The goal of the University of Tennessee Relative Caregiver Program, Empowering Young Males for Success, is to provide encouraging tools and activities for the young males to stay on the path to success.

The Relative Caregiver Program has implemented the caregiver support group conference call. The topic of discussion will be related to the theme of each month. If you are a caregiver and would like to join in on the conference call, please call 901 448-3323 for more information.

Relative Caregiver Newsletter

The Relative Caregiver Program is putting out a publication about the program activities, resources, upcoming events and other stories of interest. Download the Relative Caregiver Newsletter  PDF icon  or contact Shunta Adams at 901-448-6511 to receive one in the mail.

RCP Is Looking for YOU!

The Relative Caregiver program is actively seeking interested volunteers. Please contact Ms. Shunta Adams for more details either by phone at 901-448-3323 or by email at sadams10@uthsc.edu.

Events

Upcoming Events

January

  • 2nd 4120 Mill Branch, Whitehaven Library
  • 9th 620 Parkrose, Mount Vernon Baptist
  • 16th 711 Jefferson Avenue, University of Tennessee
  • 23rd Conference Call, call for the number

February

  • 6th 4120 Mill Branch, Whitehaven Library
  • 13th 620 Parkrose, Mount Vernon Baptist
  • 15th, 800 Madison, Avenue, Memphis, TN
  • 20th 711 Jefferson Avenue, University of Tennessee
  • 27th Conference Call, call for the number

March

  • 6th 4120 Mill Branch, Whitehaven Library
  • 13th 620 Parkrose, Mount Vernon Baptist
  • 15th 800 Madison, Avenue, Memphis, TN
  • 20th 711 Jefferson Avenue, University of Tennessee
  • 27th Conference Call, call for the number

April

  • 3rd 4120 Mill Branch, Whitehaven Library
  • 10th 620 Parkrose, Mount Vernon Baptist
  • 17th 711 Jefferson, University of Tennessee
  • 19th 800 Madison Avenue, University of Tennessee
  • 24th Conference Call, call for the number

Children and Teens Activity Group YEP! Dates

  • January 18th 800 Madison, University of Tennessee(SAC)
  • February 15th 800 Madison, University of Tennessee (SAC)
  • March 15th 800 Madison, University of Tennessee (SAC)
  • April 19th 800 Madison, University of Tennessee (SAC)

Whole Family Events

December-Annual Holiday Giveaway
TBA - 2014 - 15th Whole Family Community Awareness Picnic

Community Activities

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Relative Caregiver Program

Phone: 901-448-3133 
Toll-free:888-572-3323
Fax: 901-448-3534

This program is in partnership with the TN Department of Children's Services. For information on the program in other parts of the state, visit the state's DCS website.