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NAMI Maine Respite Families

Family and Caregiver resources

If you want to use the expedited application process to receive respite as additional support during the COVID-19 crisis, please use the application below:

COVID-19 Provisional Respite Services Application

Benefits of Receiving Respite

  • Families receive up to 26 hours of caregiver support each month
  • Planned breaks offered by a provider network, trained to serve children with disabilities and special needs
  • Respite care plans are developed for each child to support any current action or treatment plan
  • Family members, friends and neighbors with an existing connection to approved children are encouraged to become certified providers

Program Eligibility

  • 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

Questions or concerns? Contact us at:

Phone: (800) 464-5767 x2314
Fax: (207) 621-8430
Mailing Address: 52 Water Street, Hallowell, Maine 04347