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Respite Care

Respite Scholarship Program

A grant funded program for respite care for children and their families in Buncombe County.

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

The Respite Scholarship Program provides a break for caregivers who provide ongoing care for an individual up to 18 years of age who needs help, care or supervision due to disability, chronic condition or other special needs. I intend respite to provide relief to the caregiver. These funds are used to obtain quality respite services for their children. Respite care provides temporary relief for parents and has been shown to reinforce behavioral and developmental skills, reduce out-of-home placements, and decrease negative behaviors.

Contact Amy Hobson, Executive Director at CARING for Children, for more information. FAX: (828) 575-2049