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2024 Innovative and Exemplary Respite Services Application

The application period for 2024 recognition has now closed. Please consider applying next year!

The purpose of the Innovative and Exemplary Services initiative is to establish a registry of programs and services to help advance our collective understanding of what respite best practices mean. Respite service providers can apply to be recognized as an Innovative and Exemplary Respite Service.

Innovative, Exemplary & Rising Star Respite Services

Rising Star services have demonstrated a person and family-centered approach but have not yet met all criteria for Innovative or Exemplary practice.

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A Rosie Place for Children

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Innovative and Exemplary: A Rosie Place for Children in South Bend, IN,¬†the first (and only) specialty hospital in Indiana, serving all 92 counties, exclusively supporting medically fragile children and their…

Agape Respite Care, Inc

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Innovative and Exemplary: Agape Respite Care, Inc., Berne, Indiana,¬†provides in-home, community-based, and 24/7 out of home respite care from 2 hours up to 10 consecutive day stays, located in a…

ALS Association Saint Louis Regional Chapter Caregiver Relief Program

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Innovative and Exemplary: The ALS Association Saint Louis Regional Chapter¬†initiated their¬†Caregiver Relief Program¬†11 years ago. The ALS Association was formed to support persons with ALS so they could remain in…

Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative

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Rising Star: The Caregiver Support Initiative provides services for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Care Navigators work with caregivers to educate them about the support…

Assistance with Residential Care in the Home (ARCH) Respite Care

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Innovative and Exemplary: Assistance with Residential Care in the Home (ARCH) Respite Care, St. Louis Arc,¬†St. Louis, MO is a consumer-directed respite service that helps a person with developmental disabilities…

Autism Eats

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Rising Star: Autism Eats, recognized as a Rising Star, is located in Boston, Massachusetts. As a non-profit entity, it has organized more than 150 shared respite events across the country…

Bethel Life, Loving Hands

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Rising Star: Loving HANDS is a faith-based program with a monthly family-night-off for caregivers of children with special needs as its centerpiece. Relationships across individuals, families, the local faith community,…

C.H.A.I. (Caregiving Helping Aid Initiative)

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Innovative and Exemplary: C.H.A.I. (Caregiving Helping Aid Initiative), is a Chaldean Community Foundation (CCF) program. Located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, C.H.A.I. strengthens the CCF‚Äôs mission by continuing to improve the…

Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey/Alzheimer’s Respite Care Program

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Innovative and Exemplary: Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey/Alzheimer‚Äôs Respite Care Program, located in Toms River, New Jersey, has provided weekly, in-home respite care for persons with Alzheimer‚Äôs disease and dementia…

Caregiving Youth Project of the American Association of Caregiving Youth

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Innovative and Exemplary: The Caregiving Youth Project, an initiative of the American Association of Caregiving Youth, supports young people who are providing care for a family member. These youth spend…