American Association of Caregiving Youth



The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) began as a nonprofit corporation in 1998 which was founded to serve people who were homebound and caregiving families. Headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, AACY is the only organization in the U.S. dedicated solely to addressing caregiving youth issues. The agency serves youth who care for chronically ill, injured, elderly, or disabled family members, support their role as caregivers, safeguard, and celebrate their success in school and life.



2023-2024 United Way Funded Programs

The AACY established the Caregiving Youth Project in 2006 to identify and support student caregivers. The CYP provides professional services in school, out of school, and at home, as well as supports students and their families with a myriad of needs-driven wraparound services with the help of collaborating partners. Its evaluation-based model addresses caregiving ramifications, including isolation, anxiety, and depression which hinder the child's psychosocial, emotional, developmental, and physical health, education opportunities, and well-being.