Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

In-home respite for grandfamilies

  • 06 Sep 2018 1:39 PM
    Reply # 6657106 on 6655321
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    1) From Sharon Francis at Channel Islands Social Services in Ventura County, CA. CISS provides free in-home respite to Foster and Kinship families. See their website at:

    2) From Miriam Rose at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging:

    Fairhill Partners, 12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120

                     Fairhill Partners is a one-stop campus offering a comprehensive and coordinated approach to service, education, Kinship Care (see below for more information), research and advocacy in the fields of geriatrics and gerontology.  Because it is a one-stop campus, programs and services are on the same campus, including the following respite and caregiver support activities.

                     Kinship Care: With support from Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, private foundations, local corporations, individual donations, and lots of volunteer assistance (including some volunteering by the grandparents themselves!), Fairhill hosts monthly Respite Saturdays, weekly support groups, a weekly drop education program known as “Meet  the Professionals,”  an annual holiday party with gifts for children and kinship caregivers, and an onsite summer camp tailored to the needs of kinship kids and their caregivers. For more information about Fairhill’s Kinship Caregiver Programs, please call or e-mail Carla Lanier, MSW, Coordinator of Caregiver Programs at 216-421-1350 or

  • 05 Sep 2018 4:31 PM
    Message # 6655321
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a request from one of our national partners to respond to this question:

    Are you aware of any successful or model In-home respite for grandfamilies or kinship care providers? The goal is to help reduce voluntary out-of-home placements among kinship families. Respite can serve children with or without disabilities.

    Last modified: 05 Sep 2018 4:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Lifespan Respite

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