Become a Respite Provider
Respite providers help give much needed breaks to treatment foster parents and foster children.
Becoming a respite foster care provider is a great opportunity for individuals and couples who are thinking about becoming foster parents and want more experience.
They generally provide temporary or short-term care for foster children in their own homes. This often depends, however, on the foster family’s situation. The length of time can range anywhere between a few hours to a few weeks.
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.
How to become a respite foster care provider
To become a respite foster care provider in Wisconsin you must:
- Be 18 years or older and at least 5 years older than the youth you are caring for.
- Complete intake paperwork.
- Complete local, county & state background checks.
- Complete a W-9 form for tax purposes.
- Agree to Family Work’s Respite Care Providers Conduct and Ethics Agreement.
- Have a home/apartment that meets home safety standards.
- Have auto insurance (homeowners/renters insurance is strongly advised).
Learn more about treatment foster care.
Call us to get started today! 800-660-9204
Questions? To speak with a licensing specialist, please contact:
(608) 233-9204 ext. 232