Couples Team Work is a program for couples in which one partner has a chronic illness and the other is transitioning into a role of partner/caregiver. Couples work together to support each other's needs by learning about and developing systems to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. A seven-week program will educate and inform participants in how to: Navigate the medical care system Navigate legal and financial issues associated with living with a chronic illness Improve nutrition and fitness Improve emotional balance and health Maintain an outward, community focus by participating in volunteer activities Find reliable medical and other resources

Project Details

Organization Name

YWCA Central Massachusetts

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Project Lead


Start Date
May 1, 2017
End Date
April 30, 2018
Funding Amount
Educator, College & Post-grad
General Public
Public Health Professional
Seniors (65+ yrs.)