American Association of Caregiving Youth

aacy logo circleAmerican Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) is the national resource for the support of children who are caring for ill, injured, elderly, or disabled family members.

Do you know a caregiving youth? If you know a young person who is caring for a family member, encourage them to contact us at 1-800-725-2512.

Would you like to help a caregiving youth? If you would like to volunteer with AACY and help a local caregiving youth, please call 561-391-7401 or email info@aacy.org.

An estimated 1.4 million U.S. children take care of ailing parents, grandparents, and siblings. The United Methodist Church has created a video about AACY and Connie Siskowski, a United Methodist and member of our church, who was inspired to create this organization to support child caregivers. Connie was also named one of CNN’s 2012 Heroes (video.) A more detailed video about what AACY is all about can be seen here.  For more information, please go to www.aacy.org or call 561-391-7401.