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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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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…

RISE Wisconsin, Inc., The Respite Center

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Innovative and Exemplary: The Respite Center at RISE was conceptualized over forty years ago, when concerned staff at a local child-care center began looking for ways to support families who…

Ryan House

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Innovative and Exemplary: Ryan House in Phoenix, Arizona, has been providing pediatric respite, life-enhancing therapeutic activities, and pediatric palliative and hospice care to help families navigate their children‚Äôs life limiting…

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery

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Innovative and Exemplary The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery has provided trauma-responsive 24/7/365 emergency respite care services for children in the Greater St. Louis, Missouri region for nearly 40 years. Originally…

SOAR 365 Respite

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Innovative SOAR365 provides an array of services for people birth to adulthood who have disabilities as well as respite for caregivers. Services include pediatric therapy, adult day programs, workforce development,…

Tennessee Respite Coalition

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Rising Star: The¬†Tennessee Respite Coalition Respite Voucher Program¬†has served caregivers and their families for 17 years, typically providing care for 700 caregivers and their loved ones of any age or…

The ALS Association, MN, ND and SD Chapter, Jack Norton Family Respite Program

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Innovative The ALS Association of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota pays a partnering home care agency to provide a professional caregiver in the home of families caring for a…

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving

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Innovative and Exemplary: The Center for Volunteer Caregiving¬†has a 22-year history providing in-home respite to caregivers of adults with physical disabilities, dementia and memory conditions, chronic illness, and special medical…

TRE-ADD Respite Choices Community Living Toronto

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Innovative and Exemplary: TRE-ADD Respite Choices of Community Living Toronto¬†offers hourly, overnight, camp, and community-based respite for children and adults with complex medical needs. Respite services are for children with…