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About the colorado respite coalition

Respite for you = better care for your loved one

The Colorado Respite Coalition (CRC) is a network of families and community partners who have joined together to support Colorado families who are caring for individuals of all ages with any special health care needs. This includes intellectual and developmental disabilities, aging concerns and memory conditions, chronic conditions, behavioral challenges, mental health conditions, physical disabilities, neurological conditions, terminal illnesses and more. 

We believe that family caregivers need a break and deserve our supportThe CRC understands the unique joys and challenges that family caregivers face. Respite is a short break for family caregivers caring for loved ones with special health care needs, enabling the caregiver to take a break and recharge knowing their loved one is in safe, quality care. We strive to improve respite access and awareness across the state. 

Mission

To strengthen Colorado’s statewide lifespan respite care resource network for family caregivers and professionals.

Vision

All Colorado family caregivers have access to quality respite care resources through a sustainable network that promotes collaboration and innovation across the lifespan, disability and health spectrums.

What The Colorado Respite Coalition Does

Information and Referrals:

  • Provide respite information, resources and referrals to family and professional caregivers and community partners
  • Educate family caregivers and the public about benefits of respite care 
  • Maintain the CRC website and the Resources Database for family caregivers, respite care providers, state agencies, policy makers, community partners and the public
  • Offer training opportunities for respite providers, caregivers, and employers across Colorado

Financial Assistance:

  • Awards grants to families and providers to increase access to respite care services statewide
  • Awards educational grants to organizations providing training on respite and caregiver supports

Strengthen Colorado's Respite Network:

  • Coordinate local and regional coalition efforts across the state to establish a united respite network in Colorado
  • Invest in the expansion of and access to respite services statewide to agencies and family caregivers 
  • Connects the CO respite network to other state networks, through active membership of the National ARCH Lifespan Respite Network since 2008 

Colorado Respite Coalition Members

Want to become a member? Please contact Meghan Kluth at [email protected] 

Contact Us:


Colorado Respite Coalition
393 S Harlan St, Ste 108
Lakewood, CO 80226

303-233-1666 Phone
303-233-1028 Fax

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