WI Respite Summit

WI Respite Summit 2021
July 28-29, 2021

601 Michigan Ave N
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin is pleased to present the 2021 Wisconsin Respite Summit. 

This is a two-day event. Both days have related topics but are not a continuum of each other. You have the option of choosing one or both days in the registration link. 

At the Summit, RCAW is excited to share the projects developed over the last year through the Federal Lifespan Respite Enhancement Grant, along with the programs that RCAW provides through its state funding. RCAW will also use this opportunity to hear from you, the stakeholders in the respite community, about current respite issues throughout the state. 

You should attend if you are involved with respite care or any population that would benefit from respite services. This would include: caregivers of older adults, children and adults with disabilities, caregivers and advocates of underserved populations, disability organizations, ADRCs, and long-term care partners. We will all come together, connect, and support each other so that we can continue to build respite programs in Wisconsin.  

Summit Goals

Summit Participants will: 

  1. Learn about the activities supported by the Wisconsin Lifespan Respite Grant to improve access to respite to underserved populations
  2. Learn about respite related activities from partners across Wisconsin
  3. Identify opportunities for collaboration to enhance the lifespan respite system in Wisconsin
  4. Provide feedback on current respite issues in Wisconsin
  5. Inform the development of a comprehensive survey to assess the current state of respite in Wisconsin

July 28, 2021

Theme:  What RCAW does now, plans to do, what is happening with grants.

1:00 pm -4:30 pm: 

  • Welcome and Review of Agenda
  • Speed Networking Activity
  • Review of Previous Wisconsin Respite Summit
  • Over of RCAW (Past, Present, Future)
  • Break
  • DHS Federal Lifespan Respite Grant Activities
  • NASHP/ARCH Federal Lifespan Respite Grant Activities
  • Closing Remarks

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm:  Networking Opportunity. Free appetizers. Cash bar.

July 29, 2021

Theme:  An interactive day of input and discovery.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm: 

  • Welcome and Review of Agenda
  • Speed Networking Activity
  • Importance of Collective Impact
  • Related Respite Activities
  • Partner Sharing
  • Identifying Collaboration Opportunities
  • Break
  • Mapping the Respite Care System in Wisconsin
  • Overview of the Environmental Scan
  • World Café Discussions
    • Existing Data Sources
    • Key Stakeholders
    • Survey Questions
    • Survey Distribution Methods
  • World Café Report-out and Summary
  • Closing Remarks

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 


Due to renovations, Sentry World will not have any rooms available on site. If you are coming both days and would like to spend the night, hotel options nearby include (click on hotel name for link): 

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites
1117 Center Point Dr., Stevens Point, WI 54481; 715-343-0522

Holiday Inn Convention Center
1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54482; 715-344-0200

Holiday Inn Express – Stevens Point
1100 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54482; 715-344-0000

Overview of RCAW Respite Grant Programs

Updated April 01, 2024 

Dollars provided to new and existing respite care agencies to increase respite across the state
Dollars provided to agencies through the Group Respite Grant Program
Dollars provided to family caregivers to receive respite care through the Caregiver Respite Grant Program
Dollars provided to family caregivers through the Supplemental Respite Grant Program