Home and Community Services
Nebraska Respite Network

In 1999, the Nebraska Legislature created the Nebraska Respite Network through the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The purpose of the Nebraska Respite Network is to provide a statewide system for the coordination of respite resources that serves all ages (across the lifespan).

DHHS awards grants to six local entities (PDF one in each Service Area) with Respite Coordinators who are responsible for Information and Referral for families needing access to respite, recruitment of respite providers, marketing activities to increase the public's awareness of respite, coordinating training opportunities for providers and consumers, and quality assurance and program evaluation.

PDF View a list of Respite Coordinators or call 1-866-RESPITE (737-7483).

For more information, contact:
Sharon Johnson, Respite Program Coordinator
DHHS-Children and Family Services
Lifespan Respite Subsidy and Disabled Persons & Family Support Program
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-1764
Email:  Sharon.j.johnson@nebraska.gov

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