It's okay to need a break every now and then!
In fact it's really important.
You have to take care of yourself in order take care of your child. And this means knowing your limits. You might need an afternoon every week to do something for yourself, or a longer break — even overnight sometimes. Maybe you have a work trip and need someone to stay with your child.
Respite services can help!
A trained caregiver will look after your child for a period of time.
A respite caregiver can come to your home, or your child can stay at a respite center.
Sometimes insurance will cover this! But check with your policy first to make sure you are using the kind of respite they cover.
How to find respite services:
1. Search for 'respite services' in our Resource Directory (this will open in a new tab)2. Call your local Arc chapter and ask them about respite services
Contact the main office and ask which one is closest to you. Tell them what kind of help you need.
- Phone: 225-383-1033
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: The Arc of Louisiana Homepage (It will open in a new tab.)
Or click the link below to download a list of contact information for Arcs across Louisiana.