Meetings of the Arizona Respite Network
The Arizona Respite Network is hosted by the Arizona Caregiver Coalition, the ADES Division of Aging and Adult Services, and the Lifespan Respite Committee. It is an initiative under the Lifespan Respite Program Grant from the Federal Administration for Community Living (ACL). We want to bring Arizona networks and agencies together to strengthen the respite system and expand alternative respite services and resources. Meetings are open to respite providers, respite funders, and other agencies and individuals with an interest in caregiver respite in Arizona.
Next meeting: Tuesday January 18th, 2022 (9:30 am). Focus: Emergency Respite: learn about emergency respite in other states; discuss options for Arizona
Meetings via Zoom: (Tuesday 9:30 am) January 18, April 19, July 19, October 18.
Contact Jutta@azcaregiver.org to learn about subcommittees and meeting information.
Vision: All family caregivers in AZ will have access to respite care services when needed, including during emergencies.
Mini grants: Funding opportunity for offering caregiver respite
This opportunity is to expand, increase, and/or to develop and implement respite care services or establish a new respite program for community-based organizations. CBOs are encouraged to apply for the ability to offer respite at a special one-time or repeating event. We encourage programs that will offer respite on an ongoing in-home respite basis or events that repeat, especially to families not able to access public (governmental) respite services.
Direct respite services can be typical in-home models or a variety of innovative out-of-home models including hosting special respite events such as evenings out or Saturday off programs. Other examples include providing respite for loved ones of family caregivers who attend support groups at your location or need occasional overnight respite. Funds are to provide short, temporary or intermittent breaks from caregiving. Respite does not include full-time breaks that allow someone to work.
Who is eligible to apply? Public agencies, faith-based organizations and 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations that are serving those residing in Arizona of any age with special needs and /or chronic or terminal illnesses are eligible to apply. For-profit organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All applicants must have been in operation for at least 12 months.
Anticipated Project Period: June 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023. You may submit an application (see below). Contact Jutta@azcaregiver.org with your questions.