Resources for Families
Locating Respite Care Services
Locating respite care services can sometimes be a daunting task for a number of reasons, including lack of trained/reputable providers, location where families reside, lack of financial resources, difference in the time when respite is available and when it is most needed, and not knowing where to start. The CRC is here to offer guidance and resources to assist in the process of finding a respite provider that meets your needs.
Please search our Online Respite Locator for respite providers near you.
If you do not find a suitable respite provider near your home, the following organizations in your community may also help you get in touch with respite care providers:
Adoptive and kinship family resources
Support Groups & Local Meetings
Support Groups: Sibling, veteran, and other general support groups
Disability Specific Groups: Local groups, support meetings, state-wide programs for specific disabilities
Colorado Metro Crisis Hotline: 1-844-493-8255
Easterseals Colorado's Discovery Club: A day for kids of ALL abilities, including children with extensive medical needs and their siblings, to explore in a friendly social setting (2017-2018 schedule)
Coming up for air
Coming Up for Air is a family respite weekend held at Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, CO. Easterseals Colorado and the Colorado Respite Coalition have offered the weekend to families with children and teens with special needs and to kinship care, adoptive and foster families. During the weekend, children and teens are matched with counselors and participate in fun, recreational activities, while parents and guardians attend training sessions. Past training sessions have included stress management, self-care, accessing community resources and financial planning. The focus of the event is to connect families facing similar caregiving challenges and provide resources to support them, while also providing respite away from everyday life.
Betty Lehman, Lehman Disability Planning
Dr. Audrey Boxwell, PhD, CHT
Self Care Resources for Family Caregivers:
Self-Care Powerpoint (coming soon)
Wellness Toolkit (coming soon)
Are you interested in partnering to host a Coming Up for Air?
Easterseals Colorado and the Colorado Respite Coalition are interested in working with agencies to sponsor or co-host future sessions. Do you have a population that hasn't been served by this program in the past? No problem, we'd love to brainstorm! If you are interested in learning more, please contact Meghan Kluth at email@example.com.