Including Diverse Communities in Respite Opportunities — Lessons Learned from the Field

Prepared for the 2024 National Lifespan Respite Conference by Lifespan Respite Washington.

The Lifespan Respite Washington Program strives to expand services to diverse populations. We are assisting Tribal populations to create relevant respite programs for their communities, developing materials for family caregivers of future WA Cares beneficiaries and are learning from Kingship Navigators how to better serve Kinship caregivers who are caring for a relative’s children. We will present strategies we are using to engage, educate and empower these family caregivers.


Rosalyn Alber, Kinship & Lifespan Program Manager and Respite Program Director, Washington Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

Dana Allard Webb, Family Caregiver Support Program Manager and Lifespan Respite Grant Manager,
Washington Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

Cheryl Miller, M.L.S., Director, Children & Family Services, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe,
Silverdale, Washington

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