Need a break from caregiving? You have come to the right place!

We are here to support you in your caregiving role by giving you the tools you need to effectively care for your loved one(s).  Our website is designed to help you understand what respite is and how we can provide financial assistance to help fund your respite.




Thank you for your interest in applying for financial assistance through the Delaware Lifespan Respite Care Network (DLRCN).  We are happy to announce that the new application for 2016-2017 DLRCN Respite Grant Funding is now available!

You are eligible to apply for financial assistance if:

You are caring for:

  • a child with special needs or disabilities; and/or
  • an adult with special needs, disabilities, or conditions of aging

You are NOT receiving respite funds from any of the following organizations:

  • Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS)
  • Hospice

Please click HERE to apply for DLRCN Respite Funds.  **If you have already placed your information in our respite contact form, please note that you will still need to fill out our DLRCN application.**

For more information on the application process please click HERE


At this time, we are no longer accepting Relative Respite applications for 2015-2016 grant cycle.  We will be placing a link to the new 2016-2017 application on our page in the Fall.  In the meantime, please click HERE fill out the Respite Contact Form so we can notify you when the new grant cycle begins.