Best Practices in Volunteer and Faith-based Respite

May 11, 2022

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At a meeting of the ARCH Volunteer and Faith-based Respite Learning Collaborative, two State Lifespan Respite grantee partners shared best practices in volunteer and faith-based respite activities. 

Elaine Whitford, Executive Director, The Center for Volunteer Caregiving, Cary, NC provided background and progress on NC Lifespan Respite Project’s Volunteer Respite Consortium.

Kathy Mayfield Smith, Board President and Co-Founder, South Carolina Respite Coalition, Columbia, SC presented an overview of their long history in engaging the faith community for respite, with tips about how to approach and involve faith community leaders and members. She will also be sharing an update on the Coalition’s initiative to establish Breakrooms in faith-communities through their Lifespan Respite grant.



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