Caregiver Council

The Caregiver Council is a monthly support group for caregivers of youth affected by a parent’s incarceration. It meets monthly between September and May at the Blaisdell YMCA. Select monthly meetings are held on Zoom. The group is open to men and women.

Caregiver Led

The Caregiver Council is led by caregivers who have completed facilitator training through FamilyWise Services. They guide the conversation and help facilitate peer connections.

Free Childcare

Free childcare is provided during the Caregiver Council. Kids 6 and older will have the chance to do creative activities with the YMCA Arts & Imagination team, while kids 5 and younger will be cared for by YMCA daycare staff.

Amazing Speakers

Most months, a speaker attends the Caregiver Council to present on a topic. Past topics have included included mindfulness, financial resources, and trauma-informed parenting.

Dates for 2023-2024:

  • Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Saturday, October 21, 2023
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • Saturday, January 20, 2024
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • Saturday, March 16, 2024
  • Saturday, April 20, 2024 (held over Zoom)
  • Saturday, May 18, 2024


If you’re interested in attending or learning more about the caregiver council, please email¬†

The Caregiver Council is a self-led group. CIC advertises the Caregiver Council, connects the Council with local organizations and educators, and provides special opportunities for the families who attend. CIC is not responsible for what occurs during the Council, nor for the content of any presentations given during the Council.