Respite Care

Respite care services can provide families and caregivers a much needed break while offering a safe environment for their children. Respite care services give families a chance to re-energize and refocus.

Respite care services can be offered by traditional and non-traditional means. Examples of traditional respite care services include, but are not restricted to:

  • Overnight or hourly stays in the home of a family or friend

  • Overnight and hourly stays in a foster home

  • Services occurring in the child’s or provider’s home

Examples of non-traditional respite care services include, but are not restricted to:

  • Overnight and day camps

  • Music lessons

  • Lessons

  • Sports

  • Transportation to respite care activities

  • Youth and family fitness center memberships

This service is available under the Home and Community Based Waiver programs.