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Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network® (Alabama Respite) is a program of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley.

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Federal and State Funded Respite Sources:

Alabama Medicaid Agency – Respite is provided through Long Term Care and Community Based Waiver Services:

Alabama Department of Public Health (Elderly and Disabled Waiver (E&D) and HIV/AIDS Waiver)

Alabama Department of Mental Health (Intellectual Disabilities Waiver, Living at Home Waiver)

Alabama Department of Senior Services (Alabama Cares; E&D Waiver, Special Grants)

Department of Human Resources (Family Services Foster Care Program)

Department of Child Abuse Prevention (Childrens Trust Fund)


Other Sources for Respite in Alabama:

HEARTS Voucher Respite Programs - Offers voucher respite for Caregivers of Children who have disabilities birth - 19 years old.

Alabama Respite - Alabama Department of Mental Health Voucher Program for caregivers of individuals of all ages with intellectual disabilities.

UCP Mobile - Voucher respite programs that help caregivers find and/or train their own respite providers. Funded by several local foundations and the Alabama Department of Mental Health.

Alabama Head Injury Foundation – Funds available for caregivers of persons disabled by traumatic brain injury and/or spinal cord injury

ALS Association – Alabama Chapter – Offers voucher respite funding for caregivers of individuals with ALS

Faith Based Initiatives - Churches in Alabama that offer a “Respite Night Out” for adults or children with special health care needs and their siblings. These programs are ministries of the churches, staffed by volunteers. For more information on starting a program, contact Alabama Respite.

• Several community foundations fund voucher respite programs – Contact Alabama Respite for more information.