Respite care is intended to support the parent or primary caregiver of a child with a serious emotional disturbance.

Respite care is provided on an intermittent or short-term basis when the parent or unpaid caregiver needs to be absent or requires relief.

Respite care is usually for a few hours or during a crisis. This service can be individualized to meet the needs of the family.

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How do I receive services?

The first step to receiving services is to contact our Access Center. The staff at the Access Center will do an initial screening to determine what services you qualify for and connect you to those services.

Cost for services

Fees are based upon our Sliding Fee Discount Program or your health insurance coverage. While no one is denied services based on their financial situation, there may be a waiting list in place to receive non-Medicaid covered services.