Respite Care in Vermont

Respite care is much like foster care, but for shorter periods of time (e.g., a few hours, a day, a weekend, or a week or two).

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 and 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!