National PLAN Alliance
Who will carry on the circle of care?
All across the country, hundreds of families care for relatives with a mental illness or other lifelong disabilities. Every day, they do things together as families: go to work, prepare meals, go shopping, plan a birthday, and plan for retirement. But every day, the primary Caregivers-parents, a sibling, an aunt or uncle-may wonder: What will happen to my loved one when I can no longer give them a family life and all the security it provides?
Today, many of these families have connected with a PLAN program. PLAN-or Planned Lifetime Assistance Network-was founded to assist families in planning for the future of relatives with a mental illness or other lifelong disabilities. PLAN brings into focus the issues that are important now and that will remain important over an individual's lifetime: housing, meaningful work, financial resources, social activities, proper nutrition, enjoyable pastimes, and reliable health care. By helping families develop a Plan for the future, PLAN enables families to carryon the circle of care, so that the quality of life their loved ones enjoy now continues into the future.
The National PLAN Alliance (NPA) is the only non-profit organization in America dedicated solely to meeting the planning needs of families with adult children having lifelong disabilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
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