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Year-Five Respite Program Grantees


As part of the fifth year of the AdoptUSKids Respite Program (2011-12), we awarded 28 mini-grants to foster, adoptive, and kinship parent groups and associations to partner with public agencies for creating and strengthening respite services to families. Strong respite care programs require community involvement and partnerships. Such programs are the most effective way to assure that respite care will be available to families for years to come.



  • Grantee: Adoptive Parent Support
    Partner Agency: C.O.P.E. Family Support Center
    Location: Antioch, CA
  • Grantee: Fostercare & Relative Emphasis Association
    Partner Agency: Making a Way Foundation
    Location: Hesperia, CA



  • Grantee: Foster Care & Adoption Community Solutions
    Partner Agency: ChildNet
    Location: Plantation, FL
  • Grantee: Tallahassee Foster & Adoptive Parent Association
    Partner Agency: Big Bend Community Based Care
    Location: Tallahassee, FL




  • Grantee: CHAIN Parent Support Group
    Partner Agency: STARRS Group Home, Inc.
    Location: Baltimore, MD


  • Grantee: Treehouse Community Elders & Friends Group
    Partner Agency: The Treehouse Foundation
    Location: Easthampton, MA



New York


  • Grantee: Adopt America Network
    Partner Agency: Adriel
    Location: Toledo, OH


Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina


  • Grantee: Harmony Adoptions
    Partner Agency: Upper Cumberland Department of Children’s Services
    Location: Cookville, TN



  • Grantee: RAYS KinCare Support Group
    Partner Agency: King County Kinship Collaboration/Senior Services
    Location: Seattle, WA
  • Grantee: Yakama Respite Support Group
    Partner Agency: Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
    Location: Toppenish, WA



Find out more about how to start a respite care program where you live by reading our manual Taking a Break: Creating Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Respite in Your Community (PDF – 2 MB) / En Español (PDF – 1.4 MB).

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