Respite Care in Vermont
Respite care is much like foster care, but for shorter periods of time.
Respite provides foster parents with breaks so they can get things done, relax, and re-energize. It also provides children with opportunities to experience new things and develop new relationships with other caring adults.
Having these breaks can often make the difference between a successful placement and one that ends in another move for a child. Having to change homes only adds to the stress of sense of loss children in custody already face.
For More Information
For more information about becoming a respite provider, contact your local Family Services District Office and ask for the Resource Coordinator.
Become a respite provider!