Getting Creative with State Partnerships in Lifespan Respite, January 17, 2018

During the teleconference, Linda Porter and Hilarie Hauptman from WA State discussed their collaborative work with eight Tribes on an innovative opportunity through a Tribal Respite Grant to develop culturally relevant respite services for Tribal kinship caregivers. They are implementing respite models in collaboration with newly funded Tribal Kinship Navigators. In addition, a collaborative relationship with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) resulted in a multi-year innovative program to provide respite vouchers for families of children being served through the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) program.


  • Linda Porter, Program Coordinator, Lifespan Respite Washington, Homage Senior Services, Everett, WA
  • Hilarie Hauptman, Kinship and Lifespan Respite Program Manager, Home and Community Services, Aging & Long-Term Support Administration, Washington State DSHS

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