Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center

Meeting the Respite Needs of the Nation’s Family Caregivers

Lifespan Respite is defined in the Lifespan Respite Care Act as "coordinated systems of community-based respite for family caregivers of children or adults regardless of special need."

Overview of the T/TA Network for Lifespan Respite

In 2015, ARCH was awarded its third cooperative agreement from the Administration for Community Living to house the Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center.  Through the TA Center, ARCH provides training and technical assistance to the Lifespan Respite Network with a focus on performance measurement, sustainability, best practices, and research. Since the Lifespan Respite Care program was first funded in 2009, ACL has funded thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia to establish or enhance Statewide Lifespan Respite systems and ARCH provides training and technical assistance to them as well. For more information on the Lifespan Respite Program funded by ACL, click here. 

ARCH training and technical assistance activities include:

  • State site visits to assist with State Lifespan Summits to help states build or strengthen coalitions and prepare state agencies to apply for federal Lifespan Respite grants in the future

  • ARCH respite fact sheets on topics across age and disability categories

  • Guidebooks and webinars

  • Performance measurement guidance

  • Promotion of new respite research

  • Nine Steps to Respite for family caregivers and the National Respite Locator Service

  • A repository for respite training curricula and links to specific state resources 

  • An ongoing needs assessment of ARCH and State Lifespan Networks to assess new training and TA needs

  • Phone and email consultation 

 2018 Training and Technical Assistance Needs Assessments Results

 

Contact Us:

JKagan

Jill Kagan, MPH
Program Director
703.256.2084
703.256.0541 FAX
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Casandra FirmanNov 11

Casandra Firman
ARCH Senior Staff
360.769.7167
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2009 Grantees
2010 Grantees
2011 Grantees
2012 Grantees

New state Grantee

  • Iowa

Integration and Sustainability Grantees

Expansion Grantees

  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia
2013 Grantees

New State Grantee

  • Idaho

Integration and Sustainability Grantees

  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
2014 Grantees

New State Grantee

  • Arkansas

Integration and Sustainability Grants

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Iowa
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
2015 Grantee

New State Grantee

  • Florida
2016 Grantees

New State Grantees

  • Maryland
  • Mississippi

Program Expansion Supplement Grantees


  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Washington
2017 Grantees

First Time State Grantees

  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota

Advancing State Lifespan Respite Systems Grantees

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Washington