Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

Sustainability Tools


Lessons Learned

Sustainability Toolkit

Webinars and Teleconferences on Sustainability

Federal Funding and Support Opportunities for Respite

Products and Progress from Exemplar State Sustainability Planning Teams

Sustainability Learning Collaborative


Lessons Learned

  • Sustaining Lifespan Respite Systems: Lessons Learned and Practical Applications with a Checklist for Success

Author: Susan Janko Summers, PhD, ARCH

With technical assistance from ARCH and The Finance Project, eight Exemplar States chosen from among the Lifespan Respite grantees and partners, worked to develop comprehensive state sustainability plans for lifespan respite care. Through in-depth interviews conducted as part of an evaluation of The Finance Project ’s technical assistance efforts, the Exemplar States shared the wisdom they gained from their actual experience in developing Sustainability Plans. Their challenges and successes, along with experiences shared by other states undertaking sustainability planning activities, informed this document on Lessons Learned in sustainability.

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  • Infographic: What’s the Key Ingredient for a Successful, Sustainable Coalition?

Author: Casandra Firman, ARCH

As Lifespan Respite grantees and their State Respite Coalitions work to build diverse and meaningful partnerships for sustainability, ARCH developed this inforgraphic to reflect lessons learned.

Infographic

The Lifespan Respite Sustainability Toolkit, developed by The Finance Project in collaboration with ARCH, includes:

  • The Finance Project's Sustainability Planning Workbook, a comprehensive tool composed of five modules and a CD-ROM that helps users clarify their vision, identify key issues in sustaining their work, and develop strategies to achieve long-term goals. While the materials in the Workbook are focused on services for children and families, the strategies and training modules for sustainability planning are relevant across the age and disability spectrum.*
*Due to limited resources, only the state grantee receives the hard bound Sustainability Planning Workbook. State grantees are asked to share the Workbook and its Modules with their State Respite Coalitions and other primary partners during the planning process.
  • Finance Project Logic Model  (posted with permission from The Finance Project)


Select work sheets from The Finance Project's Sustainability Toolkit shared during the webinar Framework for Sustainability Planning, May 2012:  (to access, visit archived webinar page and scroll down to Additional Resources)

  • Sustainability Self-Assessment Tool
  • Worksheet 1: Clarify What to Sustain
  • Worksheet 2: Determine the Program Cost
  • Worksheet 3: Map the Available Resources
  • Worksheet 4: Assess the Resource Gaps

Webinars and Teleconferences on Sustainability

Webinars 
  • Module III - Creating a Strategic Financing Plan, March 5, 2014

Archived Webinar, click here.

This most recent webinar presented by Cheri Hayes, CEO of The Finance Project, explored Module III of The Finance Project’s Sustainability Planning Workbook: Creating a Strategic Financing Plan in depth.

  • From Theory to Practice: Sustainability Tools for Lifespan Respite Grantees and Partners
    Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner Webinar, July 16, 2013

    Archived Webinar, click here.

The Finance Project presented a webinar on Sustainability Tools for Lifespan Respite Grantees and Partners. This webinar goes hand-in-hand with the Sustainability Toolkit, developed by The Finance Project for ARCH, to assist in ongoing sustainability efforts.

Two additional earlier webinars on sustainability:

  • Framework for Sustainability Planning. For archived webinar, click here.
  • Funding Sustainability for Lifespan Respite Programs, Part II: Examples from the States. For archived webinar, click here.
Teleconference Calls

For additional state examples, see links to recorded Lifespan Respite grantee/partner conference calls

  • Strategic Planning for Lifespan Respite: Why is it important and how is it done?  March 19, 2013, click here.
  • Planning for Lifespan Respite Grant Activities: Beyond the First Three Years, January 30, 2013, click here.

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.

 

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is a division of the Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc. | 800 Eastowne Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 | www.chtop.org

 

 

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