Beloit, Wisconsin

Rising Star:

Dutter House is a community-based respite program offered in a warm and welcoming home by skilled and trained volunteers. It was started by a long-time teacher who bought a house and obtained a state license for family day care specifically to provide respite for caregivers of children with conditions such as autism, traumatic brain injuries, or other disabilities. The respite services, which are free to families, are supported through public and private funds. Families can schedule regular 3-hour visits, usually 2-3 times per week and occasionally on weekends. Although most of the families served are local, some families travel from up to 50 miles away to receive respite in this friendly, child-and family-centered respite program. Visit their Facebook page.