The Neighborhood House’s Caregiver Program offers a variety of services to those providing care for family members and friends in Community Districts 8-12, covering the East Side of Manhattan from 59th Street to 143rd Street, and the West Side from 110th Street through 220th Street.
The Caregiver Program provides caregivers of any age with a variety of services to help them in caring for family members and friends. The program is designed to support the “caregiving dyad” – the giver of care and the receiver of care – so that the relationship can thrive amidst changing roles and experiences. Our team provides individualized assistance to caregivers, offering supportive counseling and help accessing government benefits and entitlements. This counseling can take place in person, over the phone or via video conference. We also facilitate educational events, meaningful programming and support groups provided at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Saint Peter’s Church, our Casa Mutua residence in East Harlem and other community partnership sites. The Caregiver Program offers respite care through homecare agencies and certain supplemental services, such as referrals and linkages to other service providers.
Caregiver Program clients can include:
Adults 18 and older providing unpaid care for an older adult age 60 or older
Adults 18 and older providing unpaid care for an adult with dementia or a related disorder
Older adults 55 and over caring for a family member of any age with a disability
Older adults 55 and over caring for 1 or more family members who are 18 and younger
For more information about the Caregiver Program, please contact:
Nellya Akilova, L.C.S.W.
Director, Caregiver Program