Respite Care Program

Are you a caregiver?

An informal family caregiver is an individual who routinely cares for an individual with a developmental or functional disability and is not compensated for the care.

What is respite?

Respite is the short-term periodic and temporary care of individuals with developmental or functional disabilities in order to temporarily relieve the family or informal caregiver.

The Respite Care program offers financial reimbursement for short-term temporary care in order to provide a period of rest and renewal to family caregivers by temporarily relieving them of the demands and stresses of caregiving responsibilities. Respite care is provided at planned intervals, in a time of crisis, or on an as-needed basis. We serve children and adults with developmental disabilities and adults with functional disabilities and their families.

Eligibility & How to Apply

To learn more about/apply to the program, Marylanders may call their local Department of Social Services to speak with a caseworker today, who will assist them (unique needs, next steps, assist).