1610 Forest Avenue, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23229
A program of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services(DARS), the Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program is funded through a federal grant awarded to the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services(DARS) from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging -- Office of Home and Community Based Services. Lifespan respite seeks to meet the respite needs of caregivers of children and adults of all ages with special needs.
In Virginia, the Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program provides reimbursement vouchers to home-based caregivers for the cost of temporary respite care provided to individuals of any age with a disability or special need (children and adults, including elderly persons).
Individuals eligible to apply for voucher funding through the Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program include Virginia caregivers of children or adults who reside in the same household as the person receiving care. Voucher funding is limited to a total of $400 per family.
Respite funds must be requested by the primary caregiver who resides full time in the same household. Funds may not be used to reimburse household expenses or daycare; funds must be used to reimburse an individual respite care provider or an organization that provides respite.
Due to limited funds of this federal grant, not all eligible applications will be approved. This program will be offered only as long as there are funds available. For more information about this program and access to the Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Forms, go to: www.vadars.org/services.htm.
Among our staff, we can speak:English Service Area (Cities|Counties):Galax City,Highland County,Giles County,Gloucester County,Goochland County,Grayson County,Greene County,Hopewell City,Greensville County,Halifax County,Hampton City,Isle of Wight County,James City County,King And Queen County,King George County,Fluvanna County,Hanover County,King William County,Fauquier County,Floyd County,Fredericksburg City,Franklin City,Franklin County,Frederick County,Harrisonburg City,Henrico County,Lancaster County,Henry County Other Eligibility Requirements:Home-based caregivers for individuals of any age with a disability or special need (children and adults, including elderly persons).
Cost for Services:No Fee
Hours of operation:
How to Access Services:Application must be completed. Application form may be accessed electronically or can be mailed to you.
Consumer can self refer.