Partners and Advocates

Partners & Advocates

Family caregivers play a critical role in supporting individuals who need long-term services and supports.  Respite provides an opportunity for family caregivers of individuals with a disability, chronic health care condition or for those who are aging, to take a much needed break to care for themselves. Research supports that when family caregivers make time for themselves, they are better caregivers and continue in the caregiving role.

In Nebraska, respite is available from a wide variety of resources. It can be provided through paid providers working for community agencies, volunteers, or families can identify their own paid or volunteer providers, including friends and family.

By working together across agency lines, faith-based organizations, funding streams, and disability populations, we can address obstacles that challenge family caregivers.

Partners & Advocates Resources

ARCH National Respite Network

The mission of the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is to assist and promote the development of quality respite and crisis care programs in the United States; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums.

Area Agencies on Aging

Nebraska Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) & Aging & Disability Resource Centers

Centers for Independent Living

The Centers for Independent Living programs work to support community living and independence for people with disabilities across the nation based on the belief that all people can live with dignity, make their own choices, and participate fully in society. These programs provide tools, resources, and supports for integrating people with disabilities fully…

Early Development Network

The Nebraska Early Development Network provides early intervention services for families with children birth to age three with developmental delays and/or health care needs and connects families to needed services.