State Respite Coalitions

 

 

About State Respite Coalitions and State Lifespan Respite Programs 

 
 state respite coalitions listing


What are State Respite Coalitions and how do they differ from Lifespan Respite Programs?

Most State Respite Coalitions are grassroots membership organizations composed of state and local, public and private organizations, which represent individuals with disabilities or chronic conditions of all ages; family caregivers; community and faith-based organizations and respite, social service and health care providers. Most often their activities are focused on advocacy, networking, and public education. Some coalitions also provide training and respite vouchers. They may be run by volunteers or paid staff.

Most exist as informal structures, while others are formalized within or as 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities or are administered by a state agency. Contact information for each coalition is listed below.

State Lifespan Respite Grant Programs 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/No Wrong Door. Their purpose is to implement statewide systems of coordinated, community-based respite for family caregivers caring for individuals with special needs of all ages. State Lifespan Respite grantees may assign some Lifespan Respite activities to State Respite Coalitions for purposes of the grant or the State Respite Coalition may act in an advisory or advocacy capacity for the grantee.  For State Lifespan Respite grantee contacts, click here.

State Respite Coalition Contacts:

Alabama

Alabama Lifespan Respite
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Tracy Cieniewicz
Alabama Respite
Project of UCP of Huntsville and
Tennessee Valley
1856 Keats Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35810
(256) 859-4900
(256) 859-4332 FAX
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Arizona

Arizona Caregiver Coalition
P.O. Box 21623
Phoenix, AZ 85036
Arizona Caregiver 
Resource Line

1-888-737-7494
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Jutta Ulrich
Executive Director
Arizona Caregiver Coalition
P.O. Box 21623
Phoenix, AZ 85036
602-542-6593
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Arkansas

Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition

Buster Lackey
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California

California Respite Association

Geneva Ziaoure
Manos Home Care
4173 McCarthur Blvd Ste 15
Oakland, CA 94619
510-336-2900
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Michael Foster
Shella Care Mgt Services
PO Box 263
Sun City, CA 92586
Phone: (951)229-2722
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Colorado

Colorado Respite Coalition

Megan Bettinger
Colorado Respite Care
Easterseals CO
303-233-1666
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Idaho

Idaho Caregiver Alliance

Marilyn Sword
Idaho Caregiver Alliance, Frontier Group, LLC
208-344-8585
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Illinois

Illinois Respite Coalition 

Tina Yurik
President, IRC Board
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Massachusetts

Amy Nazaire

Director of Family Support/Lifespan Respite Grant Project Director
MA Department of
Developmental Services
Northeast Region
(978) 774-5000 x386
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Mississippi

Mississippi Family Caregiver Coalition

Spencer Blalock, DHA, LCSW

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Montana

Montana Respite Coalition

Vicki Clear
Developmental Educational
Assistance Program
2200 Box Elder
Miles City, Montana 59301
1-800-234-6034
(406) 234-6034
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Nebraska

Looking for respite? Contact the NE Lifespan Respite Network.

Call 1-866-RESPITE 


Nevada

Nevada Lifespan Respite Care Coalition

Cheryl Dinnell
Executive Director

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New Jersey

Caregiver of NJ - New Jersey Lifespan Respite Coalition

Family Resource Network
50 Millstone Rd
Building 300, Suite 201
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-392-4900

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New Mexico

New Mexico Caregivers Coalition

906 S. Camino del Pueblo
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Mailing Address:
PO Box 297
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: 505.867.6046
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New York

New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition

Doris Green, MPA
Director – NYS Caregiver and Respite Coalition
Lifespan of Greater Rochester
1900 S. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
585-287-6393
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North Dakota

North Dakota Respite Coalition

Josh Askvig
AARP North Dakota
ASD- Advocacy
107 W Main Ave, Suite 125
Bismarck, ND 58501
701-355-3642
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Oklahoma

Oklahoma Cares Caregiver Coalition

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Call: 405-271-2710

Respite Locator

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Sooner Success Respite. By calling 1-877-441-0434 Sooner SUCCESS can help you find the respite option that best fits your needs. In Oklahoma City, please call 271-5700, X47801 for respite information and eligibility.


Pennsylvania

Alliance for Community Respite Care (ACRC) 

MaryJo Alimena Caruso
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Rhode Island

Family Caregiver Alliance of Rhode Island

Courtney Smith
Assistant Director
United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island
401-519-0366
Fax 401-444-0635
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South Dakota

TBD
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South Carolina

South Carolina Respite Coalition

Nicholas Julian
Executive Director
PO Box 493
Columbia, SC 29202
Toll free: (866) 345-6786
(803) 935-5027
Fax: (803) 935-5229
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Tennessee

Tennessee Respite Coalition

Megan Schwalm
Executive Director
2603 Elm Hill Pike Suite A
Nashville, TN 37214
(888) 579-3754 or
(615) 269-8687
Fax: (615) 469-7791

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Jack Read
Respite Voucher Program Coordinator
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Texas

Texas Respite Advisory Committee
For more information

Looking for respite? Visit Take Time Texas. 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).


Virginia

Virginia Caregiver Coalition

TBD

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Washington

Lifespan Respite Washington

Lifespan Respite Project Coordinator
Toll-free: 1.800.572.7368
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Wisconsin

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin

Lisa Schneider
1835 E. Edgewood Dr. Suite 105 - 436
Appleton, WI 54913
Phone: (608) 222-2033
Fax: (608) 222-2034
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Updated September 2022. For more information or to make corrections, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..