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The Respite Connection

The TRC program provides respite care/community- based mentoring service; a planned time off or break given to families or primary caregivers who are caring for children/youth ages 5-17 years old with or at risk of  social, emotional and mental health challenges. It is intended to reduce stress, preserve family stability, prevent parental burnout which may lead to abuse and neglect, and prevent the need for institutional placement.

TRC program is child-centered, with the needs and strengths of the child/youth and family dictating the types and mix of services provided. It is community-based, with the locus of services, as well as management and decision-making responsibility resting at the community level and always implemented in partnership with the family. All services are sensitive and responsive to cultural differences and special needs.

TRC Services Include:

  • Family-centered approach to care

  • Tailored respite plan to meet the child/youth’s needs

  • Up to (12) twelve hours a month of 1:1 respite care/community mentoring with a trained Respite Mentor

  • In-home, community-based, virtual or hybrid respite care

  • New skills and experiences through broad exposure to community opportunities

  • Positive behavioral support

  • Up to six (6) hours of group respite (5:1) in a safe, structured, yet nurturing setting

  • Seamless collaboration and support with community-based providers

TRC service is not a day care and cannot be used while parents are working.  No overnight or crisis respite is provided. Respite is provided in collaboration with the larger service delivery system.

Families have taken advantage of respite care to support their parenting challenges and as a means of enhancing and improving the quality of life for all family members.

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