Become a Respite Provider

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Respite providers help give much needed breaks to treatment foster parents and foster children. They generally provide temporary or short-term care for foster children in their own homes; however, this often depends on the foster family’s situation. The length of time can range anywhere between a few hours to a few weeks.

This is a great opportunity for individuals and couples who are thinking about becoming foster parents and want more experience. In addition, many individuals and couples find that providing respite allows them to give back and support our mission without committing to foster parenting full-time.

The steps to becoming an approved respite provider include:

  • Criminal background checks (state bureau of criminal investigation checks and county child protective services checks)
  • A visit to your home, including a safety check

Learn more about treatment foster care.

Questions? To speak with a licensing specialist, please contact:

Southern Wisconsin:

Nicole Ruder
Phone: (608) 233-9204 ext.224

Northern Wisconsin:

Kathi Kesan
Phone: (715) 532-3281

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