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About Us

The Maryland Respite Care Coalition is an all-volunteer statewide organization that advocates for respite care services for all caregivers.

What is Respite Care? 

Respite care provides a break for the caregiver who cares for a child, adult, friend or neighbor with special needs or circumstances.

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History

The Maryland Respite Care Coalition was incorporated in the state of Maryland in June 2000. Through the direct efforts of the Coalition, the Maryland Caregiver Support Coordinating Council, now the Maryland Commission on Caregiving, was established in May 2001 to identify the needs and challenges faced by informal family caregivers for those across the lifespan.

Mission: Promote and support quality respite care that enhances and strengthens thefamily unit throughout the lifespan.

 

Emergency Respite Services Now Available in Maryland!

Emergency respite now available if you are unexpectedly unable to continue to care for someone.

How does emergency respite work?

It works like other respite care, but the need for respite must be in the next 3 days or fewer.

  • Call within 72 hours of need
  • Must be resource of last resort

How can I access emergency respite?

Requests for service will be accepted from agencies and organizations working with caregivers and recipients of care and from the community. Requests may be made to:

  • Elizabeth Cooney Personnel Agency, Inc.
  • 24 hour availability
  • Elizabeth Weglein, CEO
    410-323-1700

Who is eligible for emergency respite?

Emergency respite provides assistance for individuals with special needs, living in the community across the age and disability spectrum, in or out of their homes, by qualified care workers in order to provide relief for their families or informal caregivers.

 Up to $225 per family is available each year. See the flyer for more info.