Tag: Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program


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UTHSC Faculty, Staff Among Memphis Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Heroes

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Faculty and staff members of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are among the Memphis Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Heroes. UTHSC College of Nursing Dean Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc, FAANP, was recognized in the Administrative Excellence Category. Michael Whitt, PhD, associate dean of the Office of Medical Education in the UTHSC College of Medicine,… Read More


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Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program Successfully Navigates Changes and Pandemic Challenges

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For 20 years, the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has provided support and services to children who are being cared for by a grandmother, aunt, uncle, or other extended family members because their parents are not able to raise them. While the pandemic has been challenging,… Read More


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UTHSC Mobile Food Pantry Addressing Food Insecurity in the Community

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More than 350 families received fresh produce, meat, and dry goods Thursday as part of the first mobile food pantry hosted by the UTHSC Office of Student Affairs and Community Engagement (SACE) in partnership with the UTHSC Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program and the Mid-South Food Bank. “The collaboration of all teams involved was nothing… Read More


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Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program Joins Youth Leaders at Camp

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Twelve children and four advisers from the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined 490 youth leaders from across the state at the recent 2018 Tennessee Teen Institute (TTI) leadership and prevention camp. The five-day camp was sponsored by the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency… Read More


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Relative Caregiver Program Welcomes 100 Caregivers for Hearts of Gold Event

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On February 9, the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted its annual Hearts of Gold event. A total of 100 caregivers participated in the event, which was held in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center. The event is designed to promote positive social interaction and to honor… Read More


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Relative Caregiver Program Gives Underserved Families Hope in the Memphis Community

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The well-being of underserved children and their caregivers has always been the focus of the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Established in 2001, the RCP supports children who are being cared for by relatives because their parents are unable to do so. It is a… Read More


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G.E.M.S. Mentoring Group’s Annual Tea Party Leaves a Lasting Impact on Young Ladies Destined for Success

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Twenty-five young ladies left the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) better prepared for success after participating in the Girls Empowered and Mentored for Success (G.E.M.S.) afternoon tea party. The mentoring group’s third annual event was held on June 24. G.E.M.S. is sponsored by the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at UTHSC. The event… Read More


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Mentoring Program for Boys at UTHSC Aims to Build Greatness; Luncheon Honors Participants

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Deborah Moore said she’s seen her grandson, Ryan Maxwell, 17, come out of his shell since he started participating in the mentoring program for boys sponsored by the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). “The program has brought a lot out of Ryan,” said Moore, who is… Read More