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. Since 2009. thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have received Lifespan Respite grants from ACL. Those states that currently have federal grants or have sustained Lifespan Respite grant activities initiated with earlier grants are identified below with state agency contact information. You may also want to check contact the State Respite Coalition for additional information and respite resources.
If you are a Lifespan Respite Grantee or Partner, please visit the Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner page designed for you. Here you will find 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!