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State Lifespan Respite Programs

Funded by the Administration for Community Living, 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-two states and the District of Columbia have received Lifespan Respite grants from ACL and they are identified below with their contact information.  Current and former grantee contacts are listed below.

If you are a Lifespan Respite Grantee or Partner, please visit the Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner page designed for you. Here you will find the ARCH Quick News Updates, Lifespan Respite Shared Tools, Important Internet Links, Upcoming Events, and the Discussion Forum, where you can post a question or share news and tools. Click Here!

Alabama

Shakirah Tajuddin
AL Cares/Lifespan Respite Coordinator
Alabama Department of Senior Services
770 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130
314-242-5772
Fax: 334-353-8467
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Julie Miller

Programs Division Chief
Alabama Department of Senior Services
334-353-9285
Fax: 334-353-8467
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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
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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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Arkansas

Susie Keesling
Program Administrator
AR DHS-Division of Aging and Adult Services
PO Box 1437| Slot S530
Little Rock AR 72203
501.682.8231
Fax 501.682.8155
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New York

Jennifer Rosenbaum
NY State Office for the Aging
2 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223
(518) 474-2473
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Karen Iovino
NYSOFA
(518) 474-0099
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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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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) 535-1442
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Oklahoma

Eleanor Kurtz
OK Department of
Human Svcs
(405) 521-4358
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Al H. Ruble, M.Ed
Respite Coordinator
Aging Services Division
405-522-6241
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Hawaii

Charles T. Nagatoshi
Executive Office on Aging
Lifespan Respite
Care Project Coordinator
250 South Hotel Street, Suite 406
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: 808-586-7265
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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

Paula Parker
Department of Elderly Affairs
Hazard Building, 2nd Floor
4 West Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone- 462-0539
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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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Kansas

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

Jackie Bruce
Lifespan Respite Grant
Project Director
Tennessee Commission on 
Aging and Disability
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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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Virginia

Liz Havenner, LSW
Human Services Program Coordinator
Dept for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
1610 Forest Avenue, Suite 100
Henrico, VA 23229
(804) 662-7671
(804) 662-7035 - fax
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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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Nevada

Jeff Duncan, Chief
Supportive Services
Aging and Disability Services Division
1860 E. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
702-486-3558
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States that received ACL Lifespan Respite Funding: arrow-down

2009 Grantees

2010 Grantees

2011 Grantees

First Time State Grantees

Expansion Grantees

  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
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2012 Grantees

First Time State Grantee

  • Iowa

Expansion Grantees

  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia

Integration and Sustainability Grantees

2013 Grantees

First Time State Grantee

  • Idaho

Integration and Sustainability Grantees

  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

2014 Grantees

First Time State Grantee

  • Arkansas

Integration and Sustainability Grantees

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Iowa
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington

For Summary Table of Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner Objectives and Activiities, click here.

Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner Page News, Tools, Resources and Discussion Forum.
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