National Respite Locator Service

ARCH does not provide respite care, but we may be able to help you find it in your local community through your State Respite Coalition or Lifespan Respite Program or through resources listed below, including state provider registries.

We also maintain, the National Respite Locator Service (NRLS), which helps parents, family caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs. If you find that a listing is out of date or no longer providing respite care, please contact ARCH. The NRLS lists primarily home care or community-based agencies that provide respite care.

The NRLS is a service of the ARCH National Respite Network, a program of Families and Communities Rising. It is made available at no cost to family caregivers and professionals who assist them, and to providers listing their respite care services. Funding for this service is provided through generous donations from members of the ARCH National Respite Network and others, with partial support from a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

State Respite Coalition or Lifespan Respite Program

If your state has a State Respite Coalition or Lifespan Respite Care Program, be sure to contact them first for information about respite providers or ways to pay for respite.

Contact Information

Search for Respite on the National Respite Locator

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Other Important Resources for Finding Respite Care

Please Note: The National Respite Locator database is not a complete list of all the respite programs that exist. If you fail to find a program near you on our list or need more information, you should check with your State Lifespan Respite Program or State Respite Coalition, an Area Agency on Aging (AAA), or an Aging and Disability Resource Center/No Wrong Door (ADRC). The Eldercare Locator provides contact information for Area Agencies on Aging and  ADRCs.  There are many other resources listed below.

See also How to Pay for Respite Services.