Respite Care Program

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The mission of the Respite Care Program is to provide funding of respite services for children with special health care needs and their families.

Through a grant from the Office of Genetics and Children with Special Healthcare Needs of the Maryland Department of Health, a limited amount of mini-grant funding is available periodically to defray the cost of respite services.

Respite care is consistently identified by families as a key need for coping with the challenges of raising a child with special healthcare needs.

Elizabeth Cooney Agency Respite Program

Do you need Emergency Respite Care?

If you have an unexpected emergency and are in need of respite care for your loved one, there may be help for you.

Emergency Respite Care is for an unplanned event that requires the unavoidable absence of the primary caregiver.

  • Services within 72 hours (3 days)
  • Across the lifespan—any age , any disability
  • If your favorite respite provider is not available, we offer quality care
  • Services available across Maryland
  • Pre-Registration options available, including resource identification

Approval for emergency respite will be determined by the Elizabeth Cooney Agency and accomplished within 48 hours of request.

A family may only make one request per 12 month period and the maximum grant per family is $225 per 12 month period.

For services or more info, contact:

Elizabeth Cooney Personnel Agency, Inc.
Elizabeth Weglein, CEO