Relatives as Parents Program is a community based program that works with families throughout Dutchess County providing educational workshops, support groups, respite events, inter-generational activities, referrals and resources for caregivers raising their relative children. RAPP staff works with relative caregivers and their children to provide a fun, safe, welcoming space for them to connect with other families in similar situations to their own. This free program exists to assist those who have taken on the role as primary caregiver for a related child.
RAPP Coffee & Conversation
Adult Support Group
RAPP Youth Group
Meets simultaneously with the Poughkeepsie
and Eastern Dutchess adult support groups
Combined Adult and Youth Activities
Twice a year the support groups will join together for special events: the Winter Holiday Party and Summer Picnic. The purpose of these events is to provide encouragement and fun for kinship care families.
• First Wednesday of every month at Immaculate Conception Church, Amenia
• Second Thursday of every month at St. John's Church, Poughkeepsie
• Third Tuesday of every month at St. Mary’s Church, Fishkill
Last updated February 5, 2018