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Youth Caregivers

Youth Caregivers

Are you a young person who is helping a family member because of an illness? Or, maybe you have just experienced the death of a parent, grandparent or other loved one. You might even be a parent or a teacher who is looking for ways to support a young person who is taking care of an ill or impaired family member, or is suffering from the death of someone they love. This website is for you.Millions of children, youth, and young adults in the U.S. provide care to family members who suffer from physical or mental illness, substance use/abuse, and other disabilities. We built this website to help you find the support you need so you and your family can enjoy the highest quality of life possible.Because you matter… and we care.

Learn about CSUSM Pathfinders Fundraiser Program to support students who are caregivers or experiencing a serious illness

Compassion Quilt Project at CSUSM

In Spring 2022 we began constructing a COVID-19 Compassion Quilt at California State University San Marcos. This quilt is a project designed to highlight those things that the CSUSM community has been grateful for during this pandemic. It also will honor those loved ones who we lost to the disease or other causes. Look for our table at the What Gives Your Life Meaning event during spring 2024.

Contacts & Resources

Information about the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM is available on our campus partner webpage.

The information, resources, and materials included on this website is updated continually, in collaboration with students from Dr. Hamill’s CHAD 370: Risk and Resiliency course.

Sharon Hamill

Psychologial Sciences/Child and Adolescent Development Professor, CSUSM

Interim Executive Director

CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care

Affliated Faculty, CSU Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM

(760) 750-8029
Extended Learning Building, Room 661