Relatives as Parents Program

The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) is designed to assist grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the role of primary caregiver for related children. The Relatives as Parents Program offers a wide range of services: Support Group for adults that offers a social network of grandparents and relatives. Meets the third Monday of every month from 6:00-8:00pm at the Children's Aid Society. Child Care is available! Refreshments Provided! Monthly respite care and special respite nights for participating families. Referral and access to appropriate community based services and resources. Education and training to learn new parenting and coping skills.

Basic Information

Children's Aid Society
Contact Person
Shannon Kelly
Phone Number
Fax Number
1008 South Second Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
Geographical area(s) in which services are provided
Central PA
Approximate Number Of Families Serviced

Program Information

Social/Emotional Support
  • Caregiver Support Group¬†for adults: Offers a social network of grandparents and relatives, referral and access to appropriate community-based services and resources, and education and training to learn new parenting and coping skills
  • Children's Therapeutic Groups
  • Respite
  • For the Adult (formal or informal training in childcare; e.g. certificate program or continuing education course)


Frequency Of Meetings
Monthly (with light dinner and free child care included)
Level of Formality
Very Informal
Additional Comments:
To learn more about Clearfield County's Relatives as Parents Program, see the video segment on "Central PA Live."
Assistance needed to further strengthen this program: Any resources or information that might help relative caregiver families would be greatly appreciated!