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Summary

Our mission is to promote, support, and expand quality statewide respite care across the lifespan.

Description of Services

Find a Provider: The Wisconsin Respite Care Registry is a connector between respite care providers and primary/family caregivers. Respite care providers listed on the registry have completed RCAW’s Respite Care Certification Program. The registry also includes some facility-based environments and agencies, who requested to have a profile on the registry.

Our Caregiver Respite Grant Program (CRGP) provides financial support for family caregivers for up to 5 days of respite care within 180 days/6 months. The grant helps you pay for one-on-one personal care from the caregiver of your choice for your loved one living with disabilities or special needs.

Our Supplemental Respite Grant Program (SRGP) supports primary caregivers by providing $250 every 180 days/6 months (up to $500 per year) of funding for supplemental respite services. This grant allows you to hire the person of your choice to help you with housekeeping, meal prep, laundry, lawn care, snow removal, transportation, and technology.

The Group Respite Grant Program (GRGP) provides funding for group activities for those with physical or cognitive limitations (or their family members) while also giving their primary caregivers or other family members a short break.

Phone
608.222.2033
Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Description of Services


The Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program is a Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) Waiver that funds community supports and services for children who have substantial limitations in their daily activities and need support to remain in their home or community. Eligible children include those with developmental disabilities, severe emotional disturbances, and physical disabilities. Funding can be used to support a range of different services based on an assessment of the needs of the child and his or her family.

Phone
(608) 326-0248
Address
225 North Beaumont Road
Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821
Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford
Ages Served
Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old
Funding Sources
Medicaid, CLTS
Business Name
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Summary

The Respite Center provides respite and crisis child care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to families experiencing high levels of stress. The ordinary demands of caring for children can drain a parent’s time, attention and energy. Being a parent becomes more difficult when a family faces additional challenges such as unemployment, social isolation, alcohol and chemical dependency, poverty, children with special needs, domestic and community violence, mental health challenges and or the continuous responsibility of single parenthood. The Respite Center can help.

Description of Services

THE RESPITE CENTER PROVIDES

Planned respite care to look for work, find housing, go to appointments, or just get a break from the difficult job of raising children
Emergency care for children when a crisis occurs
Social workers who schedule child care and provide crisis intervention services, short-term counseling and community referrals
Licensed and accredited care for children from birth through 14 at our home-like facility
Professional and volunteer child care staff who work to meet the physical and emotional needs of children in an environment that is designed to reduce stress and promote positive social interactions

Families may be assessed a fee for services, but no one is ever turned away for inability to pay.

Phone
608-244-5700
Address
2120 Fordem Ave, Madison, WI
Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age
Business Name
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Summary

Through UCP’s Respite Services, we encourage families to renew their energy and support their overall resiliency in caring for a family member in their home who has a disability. Respite enables families to receive support in connecting and establishing meaningful relationships with qualified care providers. Through these connections, we empower parents (or other family members) to take a break from their daily care responsibilities. Additionally, our services support children and adults with disabilities by helping them build interdependent relationships outside of their own family and increase opportunities for meaningful and active engagement within their community. We offer families a unique and trusted alternative to traditional respite models where the family often must recruit and employ their own care providers. At UCP, we employ qualified staff to provide limited-term care for children and adults with developmental disabilities while honoring each family’s desire to self-direct their services to the highest degree possible.

Description of Services

At UCP, our mission includes a focus on encouraging people with disabilities to feel included in their community. As a result, we offer a multi-faceted respite approach which allows us to meet our main objective of caregiver relief while providing services in a variety of locations. In addition to the family’s home, respite can take place in a variety of locations such as libraries, parks, movie theaters, museums, volunteer settings, etc.

Families are not expected to single-handedly recruit and hire respite workers. Last year, we provided over 60,000 hours of respite care to more than 330 families.
We provide support and supervision of respite workers, which significantly enhances service quality. Our most recent family survey resulted in a 96% family satisfaction rating.
We employ supervisory staff that are available to respond to any concerns that families may have regarding respite services.
We utilize a variety of recruitment strategies which augment the personal networks of families. Last year, we employed more than 750 respite providers.
Our mission and philosophy include a focus on how respite providers can encourage people with disabilities to experience more community inclusion. To help achieve this vision, we encourage friendships through peer and small group respite opportunities.

Phone
608-273-3318
Address
2801 Coho St., Suite 100, Madison, WI 53713
Location by County/County(ies) served
Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock, Sauk
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults