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Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program
A program of Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Virginia Division for Aging (DARS)
1610 Forest Avenue, Suite 100
Richmond, VA  23229
Toll Free: (800) 552-5019  
Main Phone: (804) 662-7154  
Website:   http://www.vadrs.org/services.htm
Contact for services:  Kristie Chamberlain
Contact Email:  kristie.chamberlain@dars.virginia.gov
What type of business is this?  State Government

Who Are We?
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.
 




Who Do We Serve?

Among our staff, we can speak:English Service Area (Cities|Counties):Gloucester County,Fluvanna County,Goochland County,Grayson County,Greene County,Greensville County,Franklin City,Halifax County,Hampton City,Hanover County,Harrisonburg City,Henrico County,Fauquier County,Floyd County,Franklin County,Henry County,King William County,Lancaster County,Galax City,Giles County,Frederick County,Fredericksburg City,Highland County,Hopewell City,Isle of Wight County,James City County,King And Queen County,King George County Other Eligibility Requirements:Home-based caregivers for individuals of any age with a disability or special need (children and adults, including elderly persons).

How Much Does Our Service Cost?

Cost for Services:No Fee

The When and How?
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.
This listing last updated:4/22/2013 9:42:49 AM Internal ID #: 255023