Last Revision: January 9th, 2024

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General Family Caregiving resources

Topics in Caregiving

Caregiving Resources from AARP, including the topics: Care at home; Care for the caregiver; Long distance caregiving; Medical Issues; Diversity Issues. Use the “select topic” menu.

Taking care of YOU: Self Care for Family Caregivers, which includes five-points for caregiver self-support

Checklists for decisions about care:

Family Caregiving from American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)


Families and Parenting Resources

General Resources

Tufts University Child Study and Human Development
This site is an excellent resource for a large spectrum of information about children and families. The site provides information and also offers assessments by renowned child development experts of other child and family-related sites.

Unitarian Universalist Resources

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Family Resources (UUA)

Find topics using the listing on the left side.

UU World Family Pages (monthly editions)

Booklets written for Unitarian Universalists:

Let’s Talk About Time/Money Balance

Let’s Talk About Marriage and Committed Relationships

Let’s Talk About Divorce and Broken Relationships

Let’s Talk About Families and Loss

Let’s Talk About Interfaith Families

Family Support: Food & Benefits

Food Stamps Information (SNAP) for Massachusetts residents

Local Food Pantries: Open Table Food Pantry (Concord & Maynard) & Acton Food Pantry (Acton)

Benefits Check Up (National Council on Aging)
Determine your eligibility for assistance with prescription drugs, health care, meals, and utility bills.

Health, Illness, and Wellness

General Resources

Health Topics (National Institutes of Health) An excellent website of resources about all health and wellness topics

American Psychological Association: Excellent resources for different illnesses

Topical Resources


Covenant House (800-999-9999)
Though particularly for youth, any one can call to talk any time confidentially to counselors who are trained to help individuals figure out what to do and how to get help locally.

Childhelp USA (800-422-4453)
Professionals trained to help in any kind of abusive situation. For children and adults.

Parents Anonymous (800-882-1250)
For stressed parents, afraid of abusing their children.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233)


If you have Alzheimer’s (Alzheimer’s Association)

Caring for Alzheimer’s (Alzheimer’s Association)


Coping with Cancer: For Caregivers, Family, and Friends (National Cancer Institute)

Care for Children and Adolescents with Cancer (National Cancer Institute)

The Healing Garden, Harvard, MA (978-456-3632) Provides supportive and compassionate care for people with cancer


American Psychological Association (resources on depression)

Depressive and Bipolar Support Alliance

End of Life Planning & Serious Illness

Five Wishes planning document from Aging with Dignity

Wellspring Center, Watertown, MA (617-924-8515)
Supporting the seriously ill and training those who care for them.


Understanding Grief and Loss
(from Caring Connections)

Mental Illness & Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is a self-help advocacy organization for people with serious mental illness and their family and friends.
Local NAMI, Woburn, MA (781-938-4048); Cambridge (617-984-0527)


Coping with Stress and Anxiety (American Psychological Association)


National Stroke Association: Complete information on types and care; click on specific topics