State Respite Coalitions

 

 

About State Respite Coalitions and State Lifespan Respite Programs

 

State Respite Coalition Contacts

State Lifespan Respite Contacts

State Respite Coalition Fact Sheets, Updated Compendium for 2017 

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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.  Contact information for each coalition is listed below.

State Lifespan Respite 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. 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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Brittany Huey
Statewide Training Coordinator
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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Website: 
www.alabamarespite.org

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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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Dorothy Kelly
Caregiver Advocate
ACC Board Member
Foundation for Senior Living
1201 East Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
602-285-1800 Ext: 176
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Jantell Cansler
Caregiver Advocate
ACC Board Member
AARP Arizona
16165 North 83rd Avenue, Ste. 201
Peoria, AZ 85382
602-262-5166
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Website: 
www.azcaregiver.org

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Arkansas

Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition

Susie Keesling
Program Administrator
AR DHS-Division of Aging
and Adult Services
PO Box 1437| Slot S530
Little Rock, AR 72203
501.682.8231
Fax 501.682.8155
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Website: 
http://www.choicesinliving.ar.gov/alrc.html

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Fact Sheet


California

California Respite Association

Joy Scott, Co-President
Tri-County Caregiver Relief
P.O. Box 1296
Yuba City, CA 95992
(530) 755-3500
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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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Website: www.calrespite.org

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Fact Sheet 


Colorado

Colorado Respite Coalition

Meghan Baskett Kluth
Colorado Respite Care
Program Manager
303-233-1666 ext. 257
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Elle Billman
Colorado Respite Care Program Assistant
303-233-1666 x 225
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Website:
www.coloradorespitecoalition.org

pdf_buttonCO Respite Coalition
Fact Sheet

Colorado lifespan Respite Resource Network


Delaware

Delaware Lifespan Respite Care Information Network and 
DE Caregiver Coalition

Nancy Ranalli
Easter Seals Delaware & 
Maryland 's Eastern Shore
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle DE 19720
302-221-2087
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Website: 
www.delrespite.org


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Fact Sheet


District of Columbia

DC Caregiver Coalition

Kadamba Tree Foundation
Washington, DC
(202) 480-9386
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Fact Sheet


Florida

Florida Lifespan Respite Alliance

Kasey Cunningham
Program Coordinator
Phone: 850-339-2843
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Website:
https://www.fllifespanrespite.com/

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Idaho

Idaho Caregiver Alliance

Sarah E. Toevs, RDH PhD
Director, Center for the Study
of Aging
College of Health Sciences
Boise State University
Boise ID 83725-1835
208 426-2452
Fax: 208 426-2199
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Website: https://hs.boisestate.edu/csa/idaho-caregiver-alliance/

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Illinois

Illinois Respite Coalition

Anita Mazique
4015 North Oak Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
Cell: (630) 207-8479, or
Office: (773) 205-3627
Fax: (773) 205-3631
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Tina Yurik
President, IRC Board
Director, Clearbrook’s Take a Break Volunteer Program
1935 Techny Road, Suite 15
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 291-6971 ext. 227
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Website:
www.illinoisrespitecoalition.org

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Fact Sheet


Iowa

Iowa Lifespan Respite Coalition

Carl M. Lingen
Capture Marketing
Contract Administrator for
Iowa Lifespan Respite Coalition
515.725.3312
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Fact Sheet


Iowa lifespan Respite Resource Network


Kansas

Kansas Lifespan Respite Coalition

Gina Ervay
Coalition Founder and Chair
1705 Lantern Lane Ct.
Andover, KS 67002
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Website

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Fact Sheet


Maryland

Maryland Respite Care Coalition

Christine Schoenberger, MHS
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at
Kennedy Krieger Institute
7000 Tudsbury Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21244
443.923.4130
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Linda Ramsey
Maryland Family Network
410-659-7701
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Massachusetts

Massachusetts Respite Coalition

Lifespan Respite Grant Project Coordinator
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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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Website:
www.massrespitecoalition.org

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Fact Sheet


Mississippi

Mississippi Family Caregiver Coalition

Co-Chairs:
Ivory Craig
AARP Mississippi
601-898-5420 (office)
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Mary Kim Smith
Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter
601-502-5512
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Spencer Blalock, DHA, LCSW
BCD Rush Health Systems
601-480-5683
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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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Website: dphhs.mt.gov/respite

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Nebraska

Looking for respite? Contact the NE Lifespan Respite Network.

Call 1-866-RESPITE or visit https://nrrs.ne.gov/respitesearch/

Nebraska Respite/Caregiver Coalition

Jinx Hackler, Cochair
Hastings Respite Care
PO Box 1217
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 463-8124
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Suzy Campbell, Co-Chair
(402) 261-6488 
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Nevada

Nevada Respite Coalition

Cory Lutz
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley
(702) 633-7264 ext.26
Fax: (702) 649-6438
Cell: (702) 743-4178
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Fact Sheet


New Hampshire lifespan Respite Resource Network


New Jersey

New Jersey Lifespan Respite Coalition

Eric Joice, Chair
429 River View Plaza 
Trenton, NJ 08611
Toll Free : (800) 376-2345
732-262-8020
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Jacqui A. Moskowitz
Executive Director
Family Support Center of New Jersey
Route 35 North
Manasquan, NJ 08736
732-262-8020
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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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Website: www.nyscrc.org

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Fact Sheet


North Carolina lifespan Respite Resource Network


North Dakota

North Dakota Respite Coalition

Mike Chaussee
AARP North Dakota
ASD- Advocacy
107 W Main Ave, Suite 125
Bismarck, ND 58501
701-355-3641
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Oklahoma

Oklahoma Caregiver Coalition, Respite Task Force

Nadine Walter
Lifespan Respite Grant Manager
DHS Aging Services
2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 40
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
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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

Pennsylvania Respite Coalition
Alliance for Community Respite Care (ACRC) 

MaryJo Alimena Caruso
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Yahoo Group for PA Respite Coalition 

Website for ACRC: 

https://www.classcommunity.org/services/adult/acrc 


Rhode Island

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 Carolina

South Carolina Respite Coalition

Janet Altman, Executive Director
PO Box 493
Columbia, S.C. 29202
Toll free: (866) 345-6786
(803) 935-5027
Fax: (803) 935-5250
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Website: www.screspitecoalition.org

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Fact Sheet


Tennessee

Tennessee Respite Coalition

Jennifer Abernathy
Executive Director
2200 - 21st Avenue South, Suite 310
Nashville, TN 37212
(888) 579-3754 or
(615) 269-8687
Fax: (615) 469-7791
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Website:
www.tnrespite.org

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Fact Sheet


Texas


Texas Respite Advisory Committee
For more information

Looking for respite? Visit Take Time Texas 


Texas lifespan Respite Resource Network


Virginia

Virginia Caregiver Coalition

Ashley Kenneth, Coalition Chair
Senior Manager of Southeast Advocacy
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
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Website: VA Caregiver Solution Center

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Washington

Lifespan Respite Washington

Linda J. Porter
Lifespan Respite Project Coordinator
Phone: 425.740.3788
Toll-free: 1.800.422.2024
Fax: 425.290.5445
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Website:
www.lifespanrespitewa.org

pdf_button Lifespan Respite Washington Coalition Fact Sheet Fact Sheet


Wisconsin

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin

Lisa Schneider
Executive Director
P.O. Box 702
Portage, WI  53901
P: 608.222.2033
C: 920.540.1094
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Website:
www.respitecarewi.org


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Updated October 2017. For more information or to make corrections, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..