THE CARL PERKINS CENTER HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW PROGRAM FOR BENTON, CARROLL AND HENRY COUNTIES. THE PROGRAM IS A RELATIVE CAREGIVER PROGRAM FOR THOSE WHO ARE CARING FOR A RELATIVE’S CHILD. THE SERVICES INCLUDE: MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS FOR THE RELATIVE CAREGIVERS IN EACH COUNTY….QUARTERLY SUPPORT GROUPS FOR THE CHILDREN AND TEENS PER CLUSTER OF COUNTIES..QUARTERLY RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES..INFORMATION AND REFERRAL…EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS…SHORT-TERM CASE MANAGEMENT/FAMILY ADVOCACY WITH RELATIVE CAREGIVER, CHILD AND BIRTH PARENT(WHEN APPROPRIATE)..DAY RESPITE AND EDUCATION..MATERIAL ASSISTANCE..EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AND/OR START-UP ASSISTANCE(ONE TIME IN 12 MONTHS, PER ELIGIBILITY)

THERE WILL BE A BENTON COUNTY MEETING THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 1PM AT THE MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE BUILDING AT THE CAMDEN CITY PARK.