Join Us!
CARE Conference 2015

Celebrating our village
of care supports!

Even if you are not currently a caregiver,
it takes a village to support those who are.

This is your village and this conference is for you -- 
Caregivers AND all who support caregivers through work and personal lives: family, friends, professionals, volunteers, faith leaders and more!

Join us in identifying respite resources
 and exploring innovative ways individuals and organizations make 
respite happen -- supporting caregivers in meaningful ways.

CARE Conference:  Making Respite Happen

Join the MLRC & Family Caregivers for a day of renewal and inspiration.

Purchase tickets here 

Conference Information here

Sponsorship/Vendor Application

Thursday, May 14,2015 

$25 (includes continental breakfast and lunch) 

Limited number of income based scholarships and respite stipends available,email to apply here

Please print and share flyer here

Request for Responses:                      
MLRC Respite Innovation Mini-Grants 

Grant application here 

The Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition (MLRC) is seeking applications for funding of Respite Innovation Mini-Grants.  Proposals must address the following funding priority.....Read more here  

About Caregiving and Respite

Who is a Caregiver?

You or someone you know is a caregiver.

Caregivers provide assistance for a family member, loved one, or other individual with a disability, chronic illness or life-changing injury.  

What is Respite?

Respite services, planned or emergency, provide caregivers a needed break from their ongoing responsibilities, enabling them to keep their family unit intact and healthy.  

To be most effective, you should consider respite services much earlier than you think you will need them. Respite will be most helpful if you use it before you become exhausted, isolated, and overwhelmed by your responsibilities.

Respite services can be beneficial, meaningful, and enjoyable to both the caregiver and the care receiver.

Lifespan respite acknowledges that families looking for respite services share a common need regardless of the age or diagnosis of the individual that requires care.

The MLRC is a proud member of ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center