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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.
NAMI MAINE FAMILY PROGRAM & COVID-19
The Respite Program allows caregivers raising a child with a mental health diagnosis or two or more developmental delays to have a break from caregiving. The Respite Program is currently providing families with up to 26 hours per month of in-home support through the end of September.
Families currently enrolled in the program are automatically eligible for 26 hours of respite per month until September 30, 2020.
Individuals, including family members who do not reside in the same home as the child, who are interested in being hired to provide respite services to children in their local community may complete an application form found here.
During these difficult times, NAMI Maine is focused on increasing in-home supports to families raising special needs children, while still respecting the importance of social distancing. We are specifically looking to provide increased access to the program in order to connect families and providers who already have an existing relationship and reside in the same local community.
Are you a parent or caregiver looking for activities and educational opportunities at home for your child during the COVID-19 pandemic? Check out our suggested resources here!
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CONTACT THE NAMI MAINE FAMILY RESPITE TEAM:
Phone: (800) 464-5767