Conversations on Caregiving – Not free, but freely given

Podcast 1 – Not free, but freely given.     

In this inaugural ARCH podcast in the ARCH series, Conversations on Caregiving, educator Mary Jo Alimena Caruso describes how she created a volunteer respite program for caregivers of children with disabilities. The program was notable in its ability to foster strong, caring, and lasting relationships between volunteers and families. Mary Jo offers important insights to anyone wishing to build a volunteer respite program that is measurably effective in reducing caregiver stress, and socially and emotionally supportive of both caregiving families and volunteers, resulting in lasting relationships and meaningful experiences for all.



ARCH Volunteer Respite Manual: Creating Valuable Options for Family Caregivers

Webinar: Volunteer Respite –– Putting the Pieces Together: Implementation from Recruitment to Matching


MaryJo Alimena Caruso, Former Director of CareBreaks Respite Care Program, Sewickly, PA

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