Respite care is a good way to stand in the gap for those who foster.
Respite providers can serve in a multitude of ways. A respite provider can serve as support on a daily or weekly basis to assist a foster parent in the care or coordination of foster children. Respite providers can also provide care for foster children for an extended period of time such as overnight, over a weekend, or while a family is out of town. Respite services can occur in the foster parents’ home or in the home of the respite provider if they have met all home, file, and training requirements to verify the home. To become a respite provider, the provider must be 25 years or older, met all file and training requirements, and have experience working with children. Our agency is always in need of adults willing to assist our foster parents and provide respite care.