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State Respite Coalitions

About State Respite Coalitions and State Lifespan Respite Programs

 

State Respite Coalition Contacts

State Lifespan Respite Contacts

State Respite Coalition Fact Sheets, Updated 2014  (for more up-to-date contact information, see list below)

Workbook: Building a Statewide Respite Coalition: Where Do We Begin?

 state respite coalitions listing

What are State Respite Coalitions and how do they differ from State Lifespan Respite Programs?

Most State Respite Coalitions are grassroots membership organizations composed of state and local, public and private organizations, which represent individuals with disabilities or chronic conditions of all ages; family caregivers; community and faith-based organizations and respite, social service and health care providers. Most often their activities are focused on advocacy, networking, and public education. Some coalitions also provide training and respite vouchers. They may be run by volunteers or paid staff. Most exist as informal structures, while others are formalized within or as 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities.  Contact information for each coalition is listed below.

State Lifespan Respite Programs 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. State Lifespan Respite grantees may assign some Lifespan Respite activities to State Respite Coalitions for purposes of the grant or the State Respite Coalition may act in an advisory or advocacy capacity for the grantee.  For State Lifespan Respite grantee contacts, click here.

State Respite Coalitions:

Alabama
Alabama Lifespan Respite
Resource Network
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Melissa Terry, Statewide Outreach Coordinator
Alabama Respite, a Project of UCP of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley
1856 Keats Drive
Huntsville, AL 35810
(256) 859-4900
(256) 859-4332 FAX
Toll Free:(866) 737-8252
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Brandi Mason, Statewide Training Coordinator
Alabama Respite, a Project of UCP of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley
1856 Keats Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35810
(256) 859-4900
(256) 859-4332 FAX
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Java Bennett
Voucher Respite Coordinator
Alabama Respite, a Project of UCP of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley
1856 Keats Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35810
(256) 859-4900
(256) 859-4332 FAX
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Website: 
www.alabamarespite.org

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Fact Sheet


Arizona
Arizona Caregiver Coalition
P.O. Box 326  
Glendale, AZ 85311
1-888-737-7494
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Website: 
www.azcaregiver.org

Bonnie Danowski
Coalition Advisory
Board Co-chair
(602) 996-6635
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Elizabeth Harris
Respite Project and Volunteer Coordinator
1-888-737-7494
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Arizona Caregiver
Resource Line
1-888-737-7494
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Fact Sheet


Arkansas
Arkansas Lifespan Respite
Coalition
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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Fact Sheet


California
California Respite Association

Mike Huckins, President
c/o The Arc-Solano
3272 Sonoma Blvd., Ste. 4
Vallejo, CA 94590
707-552-2935
Fax 707-644-6555
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Maureen Wright
Co-Vice President, N CA
c/o The Respite Inn
906 Lee Lane
Concord, CA 94518
925-686-5758
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Claire Stratton
Co-Vice President, Southern
California
The Arc of San Diego
Sulpizio Center, 3030 Market Street
San Diego, CA 94590
619-685-1175
FAX 619-234-3759
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Website: 
www.calrespite.org

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Fact Sheet


Colorado
Colorado Respite Coalition
Val Saiz, LCSW, Co-facilitator 
Cell:  303-619-1437
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Janis De Baca
Colorado Respite
Coalition Co-facilitator
Cell: 720-231-5268
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Meghan Baskett
Colorado Respite Care
Project Manager
303-233-1666 ext. 257
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Website:
www.coloradorespitecoalition.org

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Fact Sheet

Colorado lifespan Respite Resource Network


Delaware
Delaware Lifespan Respite Care Information Network and 
DE Caregiver Coalition

Nancy Ranalli
Easter Seals Delaware & 
Maryland 's Eastern Shore
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle DE 19720
302-221-2087
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Website: 
www.delrespite.org


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Fact Sheet


District of Columbia
DC Lifespan Caregivers and Respite Coalition
Aging and Disabilities
Resource Center
Washington, DC
(202) 535-1444

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Fact Sheet


Hawaii
Hawaii Lifespan Respite Network
Heather Chun, MSW
Hawaii Lifespan Respite Care
Project Coordinator
Hawaii Executive Office on Aging (808)586-7264
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Idaho
Idaho Lifespan Respite Coalition
Sarah E. Toevs RDH PhD
Professor, Community and
Environmental Health
Director, Center for the Study
of Aging
College of Health Sciences
Boise State University
Boise ID 83725-1835
208 426-2452
Fax: 208 426-2199
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Illinois
Illinois Respite Coalition
Maggie Lyons
630 207-8479

Tina Yurik
President, IRC Board
Director, Clearbrook's Take A Break Volunteer Program
1935 Techny Road, Suite 15
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 291-6971 ext. 227
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Carrie Alani, RN
Director, Maryville Children's
Healthcare Center
4015 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, Il 60634
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Website:
www.illinoisrespite.org


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Fact Sheet


Iowa
Iowa Respite and Crisis
Care Coalition

Linda Prusha
The Arc of Iowa
Des Moines, IA
515.402.1618
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Fact Sheet


Iowa lifespan Respite Resource Network


Kansas
Kansas Lifespan Respite Coalition
Gina Ervay
Coalition Founder and Co-Chair
Executive Director
Respite Outreach Care for Kansans
Organization, Inc. (ROCKO)
P.O. Box 902
Andover, KS   67002
(316) 218-9363
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Website:
www.ksrespite.com

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Fact Sheet


Louisiana
Louisiana Respite Coalition
Kelly Hutson Viator, MPA
Executive Director
The ALS Association Louisiana - Mississippi Chapter
P.O. Box 66825
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6825
Fax:  (225) 381-0087
Toll Free: (800) 891-3746
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Gina Rossi, LCSW, MHSA, Program Manager
Office of Aging and Adult Services
LA Department of
Health and Hospitals
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Tammy LeBlanc, Program Director, Lifespan Respite LA Department of
Health and Hospitals Office of
Aging and Adult Services
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Massachusetts
Massachusetts Respite Coalition
TBA
Lifespan Respite Grant Project Coor.
PO Box 550113
N. Waltham, MA 02455
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Amy Nazaire
Director of Family Support/Lifespan Respite Grant Project Director
MA Department of
Developmental Services
Northeast Region
(978) 774-5000 x386
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Website:
www.massrespite.org

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Fact Sheet


Missouri
Missouri Lifespan Respite Coalition
Rebecca Cosgrove
606 N. Wright Ave
Braymer, MO 64624
660-973-6408
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Montana
Montana Respite Coalition
Vicki Clear
Developmental Educational
Assistance Program
2200 Box Elder
Miles City, Montana 59301
1-800-234-6034
(406) 234-6034
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Nebraska
Nebraska Respite Coalition
Jinx Hackler, Cochair
Hastings Respite Care
PO Box 1217
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 463-8124
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Suzy Campbell, Co-Chair
(402) 261-6488
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Nevada
Nevada Respite Coalition
Sue Gulas
Coalition President
American Parkinson's
Disease Association
975 Kirman Ave.
Reno, NV 89502
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Cory Lutz
Coalition Corresponding Secretary
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley
(702) 633-7264 ext.26
Fax: (702) 649-6438
Cell: (702) 743-4178
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Fact Sheet


New Hampshire
New Hampshire Coalition
Vicki Pepper, Co-chair
603-206-2879
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Ken Jones, Co-chair
603-673-9504
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Sharon Kaiser, RN, BS
NH Lifespan Respite Care
Project Coordinator
Special Medical Services
Title V CSHCN
Thayer Building
129 Pleasant St
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-4498
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Website:
nhlifespanrespite.wordpress.com
 
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Fact Sheet 

New Hampshire lifespan Respite Resource Network


New Jersey
New Jersey Lifespan
Respite Coalition

Eric Joice, Chair
429 River View Plaza 
Trenton, NJ 08611
Toll Free : (800) 376-2345
732-262-8020
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Jacqui A. Moskowitz
Executive Director
Family Support Center of New Jersey
Route 35 North
Manasquan, NJ 08736
732-262-8020
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Jessica Goldsmith Barzilay
609-392-4900

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New York
New York State Caregiving
and Respite Coalition
Tom Harner
Ann Marie Cook
Lifespan of Greater Rochester
Rochester, NY  14618
(585) 244-8400
Fax: (585) 244-9114
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Website: www.nyscrc.org

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North Carolina
North Carolina Respite
Care Coalition

Cindy Miles, CLYL, CLYT, CLL
President, NCRCC Board
Southwestern Commission
Area Agency on Aging
125 Bonnie Lane
Sylva, NC  28779
828-586-1962, ext. 218
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Website: 
northcarolinarespitecarecoalition.org

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Fact Sheet


North Carolina lifespan Respite Resource Network


Ohio
Ohio Respite Coalition
Angi Lee
Coalition Co-chair
Director of Public Affairs
Easter Seals Ohio
3830 Trueman Court
Hilliard, OH 43026
614.400.6777
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Website: 
ohiorespite.com

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Fact Sheet


Oklahoma
Oklahoma Respite Resource Network
Rose Ann Percival
Chair, ORRN
Community Partnerships Coordinator
Center for Learning and Leadership/UCEDD
Oklahoma City, OK
405-271-4500   ext. 41038
Fax 271-1459
Cell: 405-255-6533
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Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Respite Coalition
MaryJo Alimena Caruso
Carebreak Coordinator
Watson Institute 
301 Camp Meeting Road
Sewickley, PA  15143
(412) 749-2863
Fax (412) 749-2891
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Rhode Island
Caregiver Alliance of Rhode Island
Lisa Conlan
New Hope Time Exchange at
Parent Support Network of RI
1395 Atwood Avenue, Ste 114
Johnston, RI 02919
401-383-4884
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Website:
www.newhopetimeexchange.org/
projects/caregiver-alliance/

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Fact Sheet


South Carolina
South Carolina Respite Coalition
Susan Robinson, Executive Director
PO Box 493
Columbia, S.C. 29202
Toll free: (866) 345-6786
(803) 935-5027
Fax: (803) 935-5250
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Website: www.screspitecoalition.org

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Fact Sheet


Tennessee
Tennessee Respite Coalition
Jennifer Abernathy
Executive Director
P.O. Box 331337
Nashville, TN 37203
(888) 579-3754 or
(615) 269-8687
Fax: (615) 469-7791
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Website:
www.tnrespite.org

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Fact Sheet


Texas
Texas Respite Coalition
Joyce Pohlman
Grants Coordinator
Access & Intake Division
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
512-438-5555 direct line
512-438-4374 fax
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Website:
www.dads.state.tx.us/
taketimetexas/
about/trc.html

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Fact Sheet


Texas lifespan Respite Resource Network


Utah
Utah Caregiver Coalition
Website:
www.caregivers.utah.gov/#

State Point of Contact:
Utah Assn of Family Support Centers
Crisis Nurseries Child and Family
Support Center
380 West 1400 North
Logan, Utah 84341
(435) 752-8880
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Virginia
Virginia Caregiver Coalition
Sharon Brandau
Coalition Chair
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Monica Uhl
Virginia Respite Resource Project
Partnership for People with Disabilities
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 843020
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3020
(804) 828-8587
Fax: (804) 828-0042
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Washington
Lifespan Respite Washington
Linda J. Porter
Lifespan Respite Project Coordinator
800.678.5708 x108
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Website:
www.lifespanrespitewa.org

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Fact Sheet
 


Wisconsin
Respite Care
Association of Wisconsin
Jim Schroeder, Executive Director
6320 Monona Street --Suite 407 Monona, WI
53716 (608) 222-2033 or
(608) 222-2034
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Website:
www.respitecarewi.org


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A Point of Contact is an ARCH member who has agreed to be the liaison between the ARCH-NRC and individuals and agencies in the state, but does not represent an organized coalition or association.


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