About the Family Respite Program

NAMI Maine Family Respite exists to assist families by enabling a much needed break in the responsibility of caring for a child with significant developmental delays and behavioral or emotional disorders.

Through a certified provider network, trained per diem staff are available to care for children with special needs in their communities so that their parents can get a break. Qualified applicants can earn extra income while providing short-term relief to families of children with disabilities and special needs.

Join the program today:

The Family Respite Program offers statewide services through a contract with Maine's Department of Health and Human Services, supporting families and per diem providers in all three regions, pictured below.

Contact NAMI Maine's Family Respite staff today!