Lifespan Respite
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Lifespan Respite Faith-Based and Volunteer Respite

ARCH Resources




New York

  • Expanding a Volunteer Respite Workforce to Provide Support to Caregivers in New York State, Thomas V. Caprio, MD, MPH, University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, New York). Presentation at the ARCH Respite Research Summit, September 30, 2020.  PPT Slides and Video Recording.

North Carolina


  • OH Lifespan Respite Volunteer Respite Expansion Mini-grants


  • TakeFive: Funding, Training, Support -- For faith-based or community organizations to develop volunteer programs to offer occasional respite for families of children with special health care needs, including a disability or chronic illness. This project is no longer funded by Temple University, but contact MaryJo Caruso with the PA Respite Coalition for materials.

Rhode Island

  • Video - Carebreaks - Using Nursing Studentst to Provide Respite
  • Toolkit: Supporting Family Caregivers: Nursing Students as Respite Providers Toolkit
  • Marketing Materials -- Sample Article and Flyer

South Carolina

ARCH Resources on Faith-based and Volunteer Respite

ARCH Resource List

ARCH Volunteer and Faith-based Learning Collaborative

Volunteer Respite Manual: Creating Valuable Options for Family Caregivers (updated 2020), click here.

Webinars and Resources: 

  • Volunteer Respite – Putting the Pieces Together: Implementation from Recruitment to Matching, click here.
  • Respite in the Faith Community, click here

Fact Sheet:  Respite in the Faith Community, click here.

Innovative and Exemplary Respite Services includes many examples of volunteer and faith-based models

Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance and Resource Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

(703) 256-2084 |

This project is supported, in part by grant number 90LT0001, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.


The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is a program of Families and Communities Rising |4220 NC Hwy 55, Suite 330, Durham, NC 27713 |



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