Respite Services

Respite child care is planned alternative care provided for a child by a verified caregiver that is providing care for more than 72 hours consecutively.

The purpose of respite child care:

• Provide relief to the child’s foster parent(s);
• Increase the retention of foster parents;
• Decrease the number of moves children experience; and
• Promote the overall development and permanency needs of children in foster care

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Respite Providers can be single, married, cohabitating
  • Complete Initial Caregiver Application
  • All household members must have TB Testing
  • Respite Providers must have current Infant, Child, and Adult CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Meet the requirements in Subchapter F of Chapter 745 for Background Checks
  • Respite Providers must complete a minimum of 16 hours of pre-service training as facilitated by the agency

If you are interested in becoming a respite provider please contact us using the form below.