Who is Alabama Respite?
Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network (Alabama Respite) began as a project of United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley, Inc. (UCP) in 2000. Alabama Respite is now a statewide program whose mission is “to increase access to and availability of high quality respite resources for all caregivers in Alabama.”
What is respite?
Respite is temporary relief for family caregivers who are caring for individuals of any age who have disabilities, chronic or terminal illnesses.
What are our services?
- Respite resource information and referrals for caregivers
- Respite voucher assistance
- Education and public awareness
- State, local and federal advocacy
- Technical assistance in starting new programs
Alabama Respite’s website, www.alabamarespite.org, provides information for caregivers and service providers wishing to learn more about our activities and programs. The website includes an interactive database of agencies that provide respite services specific to Alabama’s counties.
A toll free number, 866-RESTALA (866-737-8252), is available for easy access. The staff is available to provide information and education through presentations to conferences, groups, organizations, churches and agencies that serve family caregivers.
Alabama Respite staff serves as state representative to the National Respite Coalition and liaison to many state and non-profit agencies that are respite care stakeholders.
Call 256-859-4900 for information.
- Brittany Huey, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carley Herren, Statewide Education Specialist
- Carolyn McGlamry, Caregiver Resource Coordinator
Respite reimbursement funding is available for families caring for someone with paralysis caused by spinal cord and other injuries, diseases or birth conditions, including (but not limited to) stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Learn more at Alabama Respite online.