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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

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Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Caregiver Respite Program

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Innovative and Exemplary: The Caregiver Respite Program at Lifespan of Greater Rochester, New York, in a strong partnership with the Alzheimer‚Äôs Foundation, has for six years served persons with Alzheimer‚Äôs…

LUK (Let Us Know) Hourly Respite Program

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Innovative LUK (Let us Know) Hourly Respite Program, established in 2004, provides respite services to caregivers of children birth to 18-years with emotional and/or behavioral disturbances in a center-based setting,…

Lutheran Services in Iowa Respite Care

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Innovative and Exemplary: Lutheran Services in Iowa Respite Care¬†has offered respite to caregivers of children with disabilities and mental and emotional conditions for 19 years. Based on both research and…

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Caregiver Support & Respite Program

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Innovative and Exemplary: Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Caregiver Support & Respite Program¬†has been supporting caregivers for the past 30 years. The program provides respite care, resources to grow their…

Nurturing Newborns

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Innovative: Nurturing Newborns offers respite to families in crisis. They serve caregivers of infants and children using a model based upon the¬†Fussy Baby Network Model. Nurturing Newborns supports parents through…

ONEgeneration Adult Day Program

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Innovative and Exemplary: ONEgeneration Adult Day Program¬†provides center-based respite services to caregivers of adults 18 years or older with intellectual or developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, aging-related conditions, dementia or memory-related…

Parc Center for Disabilities, Caregiver Relief Services

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Innovative and Exemplary Parc Center for Disabilities, Caregiver Relief Services, in existence 12 years, serves children birth through 18 years with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities, mental health or behavioral…

Providence House

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Innovative and Exemplary: Providence House in Cleveland, OH,¬†established 37 years ago by Sister Hope Greener, maintains 30 beds to serve 350 children and 150 families with center-based crisis care. Between…

Respite Care, Inc.

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Innovative and Exemplary: Respite Care, Inc. in Fort Collins, CO, provides short-term respite care to 75 children with developmental disabilities from infancy to age 21, and up to six children…

Rhode Island CareBreaks – Nursing Student Respite Workforce Initiative

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Innovative and Exemplary: The¬†Rhode Island CareBreaks – Nursing Student Respite Workforce Initiative has supported caregivers of children and adults with long-term disabilities or medical needs, especially underserved families for whom…