Respite Care for Children & Youth
Child Care AwareTo support families and caregivers, shape policy, and build communities that promote the learning and development of children and youth throughout Washington State through a strong statewide network of local child care resource and referral programs.
- Visit the Child Care Aware website.
- Ph: (253) 383-1735 or 1-866-416-4321
Catholic Community Services
Through a network of caring volunteers, the Lifespan Respite Care Program at Catholic Community Services (CCS) offers assistance to low-income persons who are caring for a family member with a chronic illness, disability or the frailties of old age. Relatives raising children are included.
Referral Sources include caregivers who may call directly and request assistance, community organizations, Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Family Caregiver Support Program Specialists, Kinship Navigator Programs and AAA or Aging & Disability Services Home and Community Services or Developmental Disability case managers.
Services include assistance with housework, laundry, yard care, transportation assistance, shopping and minor home repair.
- Visit the Volunteer Chore Services website
- Ph: To volunteer or seek respite: (253) 502-2741
Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family. Partnerships are developed with local faith communities to provide safe and caring respite/housing for at-risk children.
Safe Families for Childrenis an innovative collaboration between area churches, volunteers and child care professionals designed to support at-risk children and parents in need.
- Visit the Olive Crest website
- Ph: (253) 212-3521
Girl Scouts of America
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is the best leadership development program for girls. Girl Scouts of Western Washington serves more than 26,000 girls in Kindergarten to 12th grade in western Washington with the help of nearly 13,000 volunteers.
- Proving activities to young girls
- Summer camping
- Offering respite opportunities
- Visit the Girl Scouts of Western Washington website
- Ph: (253) 475-0307 or (800) 541-9852
Private Pay Options for In-Home Care
Advanced Health Care
9116 Gravelly Lake Dr., SW, Lakewood 98499
Ph: (253) 475-7744
First Choice In-Home Care
3700 Pacific Hwy E., Fife 98424
Ph: (253) 926-2230
ResCare HomeCare Services
747 St. Helens Ave., #200, Tacoma 98402
Ph: (253) 272-2675
Children's Museum of Tacoma
The Children's Museum celebrates the power of play in the life-long journey of learning. The museum offers a number of "respite" opportunities including Parent's Night Out and a variety of Summer Camps (June-August).
- Visit the Children's Museum website.
- PH: (253) 627-6031
Community Care Special Needs CampsCamps provide a therapeutic day camp during school holiday and summer breaks for children needing specialized care due to behavioral difficulties. Events are held in West Seattle.
- Visit the Community Care website
- PH: (425) 224-5905
Pierce County Coalition for Developmental Disabilities (PC2)
- Visit the PC2 Website
- Ph: (253) 564-0707