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State Lifespan Respite Programs

Funded by the Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging of the US Department of Health and Human Services, State Lifespan Respite Programs or Projects are run by a designated state government lead agency, which works in collaboration with a state respite coalition and an Aging and Disability Resource Center. Their purpose is to implement statewide systems of coordinated, community-based respite for family caregivers caring for individuals with special needs of all ages. Thirty states and the District of Columbia have received Lifespan Respite grants from ACL/AoA and they are identified below with their contact information.


 

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Alabama

Julie Miller
Programs Division Chief
Alabama Department of Senior Services
770 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 334-353-9285
Fax: 334-353-8467
Toll Free: 1-877-425-2243
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New Hampshire

Elizabeth Collins, RN-BC, MS Administrator/CSHCN Director Special Medical Services 129 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301 (603) 271-8181 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sharon Kaiser, RN, BS
NH Lifespan Respite
Care Project Coordinator
Special Medical Services
Thayer Building
129 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-4498
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Arizona

David Besst
Caregiver Support Specialist
AZ Dept. of Economic Security
Division of Aging and Adult Services
1789 W. Jefferson Street, 950A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-6431
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New Jersey

Terri Wilson, RN, BSN
Caregiver Initiatives Specialist
Area Agency on Aging Administration
Division on Aging Services
Department of Human Services
609-943-4985
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Colorado

Peggy Spaulding
State Unit on Aging
CO Department of Human Services
1575 Sherman St., 10th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
303-233-1666
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New York

Jennifer Rosenbaum
NY State Office for the Aging
2 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223
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Karen Iovino
NYSOFA
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  North Carolina

Alicia Blater
Family Caregiver Support Program Consultant
NC Div. of Aging and Adult
Services
2101 Mail Service Center,
Raleigh, NC 27699
(919) 855-3413
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Delaware

Carol Barnett
Delaware Division of Aging and Disabilities
1901 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE
302-255-9364
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Ohio

Jane Byrnes
Ohio Department of Aging
50 W. Broad Street/9th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3363
614-728-5950
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District of Columbia

Linda Irizarry
Public Health Analyst
Aging and Disabilities Resource Center
Washington, DC
(202) 535-1444
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Oklahoma

Eleanor Kurtz
OK Department of Human Svcs
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Hawaii

Heather Chun
Executive Office on Aging
Lifespan Respite Care Project Coordinator
250 South Hotel Street, Suite 406
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: 808-586-7264
Fax: (808) 586-0185
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Pennsylvania

Bonnie Zarlenga
Aging Services Specialist
PA Department of Aging
Family Caregiver Support
555 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone:  717.705.8887
Fax: 717.783.0894
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Jennifer Crossley Hale
Program Specialist
Department of Aging
Department of Public Welfare
Office of Long-Term Living
Bureau of Individual Support
555 Walnut St., 6th Fl.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: 717.705.8887
Fax: 717.265.7698
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Idaho

Pam Catt-Oliason
Program Specialist
Idaho Commission on Aging 
341 West Washington Street, 3rd FL
Boise, Idaho 83702
208.334.3833 ext. 225
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Rhode Island

Rhonda Schwartz
Department of Elderly Affairs
Hazard Building, 2nd Floor
4 West Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone- 462-0539
Fax- 462-0515
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Iowa

Ruth Thompson
Iowa Dept of Aging
510 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA  50319
515-250-9748
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South Carolina

Anne Wolf
Lifespan Respite Project Coordinator
Lt. Governor's Office on Aging
1301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC  29201
803-734-9919
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Denise Rivers, Deputy Director
Lt. Governor's Office on Aging
803-734-9939
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Eve Barth, Program Manager
Lt. Governor's Office on Aging
803-734-9872
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Kansas

Craig Kaberline - MSW
Director, Information & Community Resources Division
Phone: 785-368-7331
Fax: 785-296-0256
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Tennessee

Tabitha Satterfield
Aging Program Coordinator
Tennessee Commission on
Aging and Disability
500 Deaderick Street, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-2056
Fax: (615)741-3309
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Louisiana

Gina Rossi, Program Manager
Office of Aging and Adult Services
Department of Health & Hospitals
628 N. 4th Street, 2nd Floor
Baton Rouge LA, 70802
(225) 219-0225
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Tammy Leblanc
225-219-0233
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Texas

Joyce Pohlman
Grants Coordinator
Access & Intake Division
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Mail Code:  W-350
710 West 51st Street
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, TX  78714-9030
512-438-5555 direct line
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Massachusetts

Amy Nazaire
Department of Developmental Services
978-774-5000 x386
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Utah

Sonnie Yudell, Program Manager
Utah Caregiver Support Program
Division of Aging and Adult Services
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
801-538-3926
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Minnesota

Kari Benson
Minnesota Board on Aging
540 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55164
651-431-2566
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Virginia

Ellen Nau, Program Manager
Human Services Program Coordinator
Virginia Department for Aging and Disability Services
1610 Forest Avenue Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23229
804-662-9340
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Montana

Kerrie Reidelbach
MT Office on Aging
PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
406-444-0998
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Washington

Hilarie Hauptman
Aging and Disability Services Adm.
Department of Social and Health Services
4450 10th AVE. SE, Second Floor
Lacey, WA 98503
360-725-2556
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Nebraska

Sharon J. Johnson, Program Coordinator
DHHS – Children and Family Services
Lifespan Respite Subsidy and Disabled Persons & Family Support Program
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE  68509-5026
(402) 471-1764
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Wisconsin

Julie Bryda, MSW
Children's Long Term Support Section
Department of Health Services
1 West Wilson St, Room 418
PO Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707
(414) 874-1681
(608) 261-8884 (fax)
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Nevada

Vicki K. Kemp
Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division
3416 Goni Road, Bldg.
Carson City,Nevada 89706
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States with ACL/AoA Lifespan Respite Funding:

2009 Grantees
 

Alabama
Arizona

Connecticut
District of Columbia
Illinois
Nevada
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas

2010 Grantees

Delaware

Kansas
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Nebraska
New York
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Utah
Washington State
Wisconsin

2011 Grantees 

New State Grantees
Colorado
Hawaii
Montana
New Jersey
Ohio
Virginia

Expansion Grantees
Delaware
District of Columbia
North Carolina
Nevada
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas

2012 Grantees

New State Grantee
Iowa 

Expansion Grantees
Massachusetts
Virginia

Integration and Sustainability Grantees

Alabama
Arizona
Nevada
North Carolina
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas

2013 Grantees
(Proposal abstracts not available)

New State Grantee
Idaho

Integration and Sustainability Grantees
Delaware
District of Columbia
Massachusetts
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Texas
Washington
Wisconsin


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