State Lifespan Respite Grantees and Programs

Funded by the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, State Lifespan Respite Programs or Projects are run by a designated state government lead agency, which works in collaboration with a state respite coalition and an Aging and Disability Resource Center Program/No Wrong Door System. Their purpose is to implement statewide systems of coordinated, community-based respite for family caregivers caring for individuals with special needs of all ages. Since 2009, thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have received Lifespan Respite grants from ACL. Those states that currently have federal grants or have sustained Lifespan Respite grant activities initiated with earlier grants or are supported by state funding are identified below with state agency contact information. A list of all states granted awards since 2009 are listed in the right-hand menu. You may also want to contact the State Respite Coalition for additional information and respite resources.

If you are a Lifespan Respite Grantee or Partner, please visit the Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner page designed for you. Here you will find Lifespan Respite Shared Tools, Sustainbility and Performance Measurement Tools, Highlights of State Lifespan Respite Summits and Learning Symposiums, Upcoming Events, and the Discussion Forum, where you can post a question or share news and tools. Click Here!

Lifespan Respite State Contacts and State Summaries of Grant Activities

Alabama

Traci H. Dunklin
Alabama Caregiver Program Director
Alabama Department of Senior Services
201 Monroe St. RSA Tower, Suite 350
P.O. Box 301851
Montgomery, AL 36130
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Nick Nyberg
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2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2021 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2017-2021 Final Report Summary

New York

Deana Prest
NY State Office for the Aging
2 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223
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2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2021 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2017-2021 Final Report Summary


 

Arizona

Lita Nelson
Family Caregiver Support Program Coordinator
DES/Division of Aging and Adult Services
1789 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2017-2021 Final Report Summary

North Carolina

TBD
Division of Aging and Adult Services
NC Dept. of Health and Human Services
2101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2101

2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

 

 

Arkansas

Sarah Schmidt
Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance
Deputy Director
P.O. Box 8059, Slot S427
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203
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2021 Current Grant Proposal Summary

 

North Dakota

Nancy Nikolas Maier, Director
ND DHS Aging Services Division
1237 W Divide Ave #6
Bismarck, ND 58501
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Mary Weltz
Program Administrator
DHS-Aging Services Division
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2021 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2017-2021 Final Report Summary

Colorado

Amy C. Harris, J.D.
Contract and Grant Specialist
State Unit on Aging
CO Department of Human Services
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2021 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2017-2021 Final Report Summary

Oklahoma

Nadine Walter
Lifespan Respite Grant Manager
50 NE 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2021 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2017-2021 Final Report Summary

Idaho

Lynn Fyanes 
Idaho Commission on Aging  
341 West Washington Street, 3rd FL
Boise, Idaho 83702
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2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2017-2021 Final Report Summary

Rhode Island

Aleatha Dickerson
Office of Healthy Aging
Hazard Building, 2nd Floor
4 West Road
Cranston, RI 02920
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2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2017-2021 Final Report Summary

Illinois

Meg Cooch
Deputy Director
Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities
6200 N Hiawatha Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
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2021 Current Grant Proposal Summary

South Carolina

Jenny Andrews, MSW
Respite and Special Programs Manager
South Carolina Department on Aging
1301 Gervais St, Ste 350
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-734-9867
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2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2017-2021 Final Report Summary

Maryland

Greg Sesek
Office of Adult Services
Social Services Administration
Maryland Department of Human Resources
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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South Dakota

TBD

Division of Long Term Services & Supports
South Dakota Department of Human Services
3401 10th Ave. SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401-8000

 

Massachusetts

Amy Korstvedt Nazaire
Director of Family Support & Children’s Services
Dept. of Developmental Services –NE Region
PO Box A, 450 Maple Street
Hathorne MA  01937
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2021 Current Grant Proposal Summary

Tennessee

TBD
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disabilities
Aging Program Consultant

2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2017-2021 Final Report Summary

 

Mississippi

James Davis
Mississippi Department of Human Services
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2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

Texas     

Keely A. Lee, Director of Program Support & Grant Management
Office of Aging and Disability Services
Community Access | Access and Eligibility Services| Medical and Social Services
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
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Visit Take Time Texas. This is the state’s Lifespan Respite Program. You can search for respite providers on their website.  To talk with someone, visit the Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center near you. You can find the closest one by visiting this website or call 855-YES-ADRC (855-937-2372).

2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

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Montana

Patrick Kelley
MT Office on Aging
PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
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Virginia

Nick Slentz 
Human Services Program Coordinator
Dept for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
1610 Forest Avenue, Suite 100
Henrico, VA 23229
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2021 Current Grant Proposal Summary

 

Nebraska
(not a current federal grantee)

Kristen Smith
DHHS Administrator
Children & Family Services
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Hanna Quiring
Children & Family Services
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Washington

Dana Allard-Webb
Home & Community Services
Aging & Long-Term Support Administration
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
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Nevada

Jamie Ahumada, LMSW
Social Services Program Specialist II – No Wrong Door
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Aging and Disability Services Division
Planning, Advocacy, and Community Services Unit
3416 Goni Rd Ste I
Carson City, NV 89706
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2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2021 Current Grant Proposal Summary

2017-2021 Final Report Summary

Wisconsin   

Lynn Gall
Family Caregiver Support and Lifespan Respite Programs Manager
Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources/Office on Aging
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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2020 Current Grant Proposal Summary

New Mexico

Cara Ortega, MSW, LCSW
Director
Office of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87502
(505) 470-0539
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 Updated August 2022.  If you have additions or corrections, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..