Your membership helps us to secure full funding annually for the implementation of the Lifespan Respite Care Act, work with federal agencies to ensure successful state implementation, and to grow the program as the need expands.
- Members receive timely legislative alerts and announcements of crucial private and public funding opportunities.
- We will continue to make available the publications and other products, such as respite start up manuals, funding guides, and coalition building materials developed by ARCH over the years, as well as many new and updated materials. Many of these products are provided at no cost, but ARCH members receive a 10% discount when purchasing some of the materials that incur a fee.
- You will also receive a discount on your national conference registration.
- We will continue to maintain the ARCH Respite Locator Service at no charge to family caregivers, providers and other users.
- We will assist states in building and strengthening state respite coalitions.
- We will continue to give you a significant voice in Washington, DC, on critical respite and crisis care legislation, including the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization, CAPTA, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act.
Levels of Membership
Thereare several categories of membership.
- Professional membership at $75 per year is appropriate for those working in the field.
- Family membership ($25) is for those family members who are caring for a loved one at home.
- Students may join for $25 per year.
- Memberships for organizations, coalitions and companies are also available.
- Level 1 ($125) allows two individuals from the organization to become members.
- Level 2 ($225) allows three individuals to become members
- Level 3 ($325) allows a total of four individuals from the organization to become members.
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Because the ARCH parent organization, The Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, your contribution or membership donation in any amount is considered by the IRS to be tax deductible.
The ARCH National Respite Network is the only national support and advocacy organization dedicated solely to promoting the development of quality respite programs.
The National Respite Coalition helps states and local communities to understand policy, educate policy makers, and build strong advocacy coalitions. It provides information and teaching tools to respite advocates throughout the country. The National Respite Coalition has convened a group of national and state organizations, the Lifespan Respite Task Force, dedicated to the passage of federal lifespan respite legislation. The NRC is completely dependent on Membership fees and private donations.
Both planned and crisis respite programs must be able to clearly and compellingly demonstrate that their efforts are achieving worthy outcomesâ€”outcomes related to the improvement of quality of life, and outcomes related to saving tax-payer dollars on more costly interventions such as foster care, nursing homes, or other institutional care. Respite programs across the United States field-tested tools for measuring program outcomes. The tools were developed by Dr. Ray Kirk of the University of North Carolina and are published in the ARCH guidebook, Evaluating and Reporting Outcomes: a Guide for Respite and Crisis Care Program Managers (1999). A second edition, revised by ARCH Evaluation Specialist Casandra Firman, was published in December, 2002. Click here.
Use the printable membership form to join the ARCH network or to renew your membership. Print the form and send it with your membership donation to: ARCH c/o The Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc., 800 Eastowne Dr., Suite 105, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Or, if you prefer, you may join us online with a credit card by going to our Membership site at www. arch.memberlodge.org. Any questions? Email them to