Lifespan Respite
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Respite for caregivers of individuals with mental illness

  • 23 Feb 2017 12:26 PM
    Message # 4628911
    Anonymous

    I received a call this morning from the mother/caregiver of a 20 something young woman with a history of mental illness. She was looking for a person to come be with her daughter so she could get a break. She is also looking to build a team of support for her daughter and is interested in a live-in companion. The daughter is a client of our state's Department of Mental Health and attends some sort of NAMI support groups. Neither of those organizations provide respite and sadly, that's the only two organizations I could think of that would have resources for her.

    My question is this: Who is providing respite for caregivers of individuals with mental illness in your state and what does that program look like? 

    I'm hoping that some of your answers will jog my memory and I'll think of a local organization that can help.  

    Last modified: 24 Feb 2017 7:08 PM | Anonymous

Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

4016 Oxford Street

Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 256-2084 www.archrespite.org

This project is supported, in part by grant number 90LT0002, 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.

 

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