Respite for Caregivers

Planned Respite is a program that helps enrolled caregivers of children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) learn the skills necessary for getting respite care. 

Planned Respite teaches caregivers how to find respite providers and to train those providers on how to care for their children. Planned Respite also gives caregivers some immediately-needed respite. 

Caregivers of children, ages 2-15, with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) are eligible to participate in Planned Respite. Planned Respite lasts about 3 months. Families may enroll once.

To enroll or get more information, please contact the program nearest you.

Chattanooga
Ph: (423) 825-4410
cripley@vbhcs.org

Gallatin
Ph: (615) 206-7564
dotto@vbhcs.org

Jackson
Ph: (731) 664-2111
cindy.mosher@quincomhc.org 

Johnson City
Ph: (423) 232-2665
lchristian@frontierhealth.org

Knoxville/Oak Ridge
Ph: (865) 659-7260
wattsdj@ridgevw.com

Memphis
Ph: (901) 353-5440, (x. 367)
lrhodes@alliance-hs.org

Murfreesboro
Ph: (615) 890-4622
lreed@vbhcs.org