Emergency Respite Program

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin has received funding specifically for emergency respite care situations.

Emergency respite care addresses the health and safety of the care recipient and the caregiver, reducing the potential risk of neglect, abuse, or self-harm.

Emergency situations may include, but are not limited to, the following circumstances:   

  • Mental health support
  • The need to prevent abuse and neglect 
  • The caregiver or their family needs medical attention in the immediate future
  • Funeral/wake/celebration of life
  • Loss of employment or a work-related situation
  • Drug or alcohol abuse counseling or support 

Please complete the Emergency Respite Form, and RCAW staff will contact you. If you have any questions, call or text 608-222-2033.

For an expedited emergency response, please text 608-222-2033 indicating the need for emergency respite.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90LRLI0050, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

Data from 2018 – December 2022

Number of individuals who've successfully completed the Respite Care Provider Training course
Number of respite care providers currently listed on the Wisconsin Respite Care Registry
Total dollars we’ve provided family caregivers to receive respite care through the Caregiver Respite Grant Program
Number of respite hours provided to family caregivers who've applied for the Caregiver Respite Grant Program