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Respite Scholarship Program

The Respite Scholarship Program supports families with children facing health challenges by providing scholarships for quality respite services. These funds offer temporary relief to parents, reinforcing developmental skills and reducing negative behaviors. By empowering parents to select and hire their own respite providers, the program ensures safe, structured, and tailored experiences for children. This proactive approach integrates respite care seamlessly into the normal, wrap-around services for families.

Program Highlights:

  • Scholarship funds for quality respite services
  • Temporary relief for parents, reinforcing developmental skills
  • Reduction in out-of-home placements and negative behaviors
  • Parental responsibility in selecting and hiring respite providers
  • Providers offer safe, structured, and tailored experiences for children
  • Parents provide orientation, supervision, and necessary training
  • Empowering parents to proactively address respite care needs

To get started!

Submit your completed respite application via fax to (828) 575-2049.

For more information

Please contact Amy Hobson, Executive Director at CARING for Children. 

Additional Documents:

Through the generous support of The Department of Health and Human Services, Respite Care Scholarships are available in North Carolina, Buncombe County.