Respite Family Homepage


Benefits of Receiving Respite 

  • Families receive up to 24 hours of caregiver support each month
  • Planned breaks offered by a provider network, trained to serve children with disabilities and special needs
  • Action plans are developed for each child to support any current action or treatment plan
  • Families choose providers from an online directory of comprehensive profiles
  • Other family members, friends and neighbors with an existing connection to approved children are encouraged to become certified providers


If you have not already applied please click below

Respite Family Application

 Each child must be under the age of 18 years old and be diagnosed with:

Two or more significant delays (6-months) in areas of development; or

An emotional disability; or

A behavioral disability

Applications may be faxed (621-8430), mailed  to 1 Bangor Street, Augusta, ME 04330, or emailed to



If you are a respite family looking for a provider click below

Find a Provider

Please contact NAMI Maine at 622.5767 if you have any questions about this tool.