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AdoptUSKids Respite Program

 

Between 2006 and 2011, AdoptUSKids undertook a number of efforts to help communities to develop sustainable models of respite care for foster and adoptive parents. We made small grants and provide training and technical assistance to help parent support groups and associations — in partnership with local public agencies — to start or enhance respite care programs in their area.

As part of our respite program, we developed two publications about how parent support organizations and public agencies can partner to develop respite programs in their area.

To be eligible for the program, a group or association must:

  • Primarily serve families who have adopted or provide foster or kinship care to children from the child welfare system
  • Be a support group or association partnering with a public agency for the respite program (letter of support required)
  • Have tax exempt, 501(c)(3) status or be in the process of acquiring tax-exempt status

As part of our respite program, we have developed two publications about how parent support organizations and public agencies can partner to develop respite programs in their area.

To learn more about respite program models, contact us at Respite@adoptuskids.org.

 

Learn more about the program grantees below. (AdoptUSKids no longer has funding for respite mini-grants.)

Year-Two Respite Grantees

We awarded 20 mini-grants to foster, adoptive, and kinship parent groups and associations during the 2008-09 fiscal year.

Find out more about AdoptUSKids year-two respite grantees

Year-Three Respite Grantees

We awarded 33 mini-grants to foster, adoptive, and kinship parent groups and associations during the 2009-10 fiscal year.

Find out more about AdoptUSKids year-three respite grantees

Year-Four Respite Grantees

We awarded 34 mini-grants to foster, adoptive, and kinship parent groups and associations during the 2010-11 fiscal year.

Find out more about AdoptUSKids year-four respite grantees

Year-Five Respite Grantees

We awarded 28 mini-grants to foster, adoptive, and kinship parent groups and associations during the 2011-12 fiscal year.

Find out more about AdoptUSKids year-five respite grantees

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