Disclaimer: No endorsement is intended or made of any hypertext link, product, service, or information either by its inclusion or exclusion from this page or site. The resources we have provided are routinely confirmed for accessibility. However, this is NOT a respite registry. These resources have not been pre-screened for criminal history, verification of experience, or in any other way. By providing this information, it does not imply endorsement by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition, or any of its partners or affiliates. It is important as a caregiver to interview applicants and check all references prior to hiring. If you have any concerns after hire, take immediate action to protect yourself and/or your loved one. Agencies that recruit and hire respite providers must follow all legal requirements such as background clearances, employment, and tax laws (both federal and state). If you hire someone yourself, you must also follow these laws. To the full extent allowable under applicable law, the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition, for itself and on behalf of their partners, affiliates, and agents, assume no liability, and disclaim any and all liability, arising out of use of this site or the information contained on it.
Last Updated 05/22/2019
Because caregiving can be a lot of work, we wanted to make your job a little easier. We put together a list of organizations and state agencies in Arkansas that either provide respite care or provide a funding source for respite. The resources are searchable by county.
If you are a respite provider and would like to add your name to this locator list, please complete the Available Respite Programs and Services Form and email to ChoicesInLiving@arkansas.gov.
COMING SOON! Please check back for future REST Volunteer Training Dates and Locations that will be offered free of charge across the state of Arkansas.
Arkansas Lifespan Respite Voucher Program
COMING SOON! Please check back for a list of approved Grantees that will be funded through the Arkansas Lifespan Respite Grant to provide respite services for Arkansans. The purpose of this funding is to support and encourage the provision of services to additional family caregivers at no cost to the families involved through respite mini-grants. The ultimate goal is to generate actual respite for family caregivers and others providing informal care for someone of any age with a special need.
(Mini-grant funding made available through the Lifespan Respite Program Grant initiative awarded to Arkansas Department of Human Serviecs- Divison of Provider Services and Quality Assurance by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Grant #90LRLI0019)
- Notice of Funding Opportunity issued on April 15, 2019 to be due on May 3, 2019 for the funds in the amount of $8,000.
- Anticipated Award Announcements are scheduled for May 10, 2019.
- Grant funding available from June 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.