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ARCHThe mission of the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is to:

•    assist and promote the development of quality respite and crisis care programs
•    help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities, and
•    serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums.

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center consists of the:

•    ARCH National Respite Resource Center (http://www.archrespite.org/), the training and technical assistance division, which provides support to service providers and families through consultation, training, evaluation, and research.The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center also includes:•    the National Respite Locator (http://www.archrespite.org/respitelocator), a service to help family caregivers and professionals locate respite services and funding sources in their community;
•    the National Respite Coalition (http://www.archrespite.org/nationalrespite-coalition), a service that advocates for preserving and promoting respite in policy and programs
at the national, state, and local levels; and
•    the Technical Assistance Centers for Caregiver Programs and Lifespan Respite (http://www.archrespite.org/ta-center-for-respite), a joint venture with the Family Caregiver Alliance (http://www.caregiver.org) of San Francisco, which is funded by the Administration on Aging (AoA)(http://www.aoa.gov/) in the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The Technical Assistance Center for Lifespan Respite provides training and technical assistance to state Lifespan Respite grantees and their stakeholders, including:
• State Respite Coalitions
• Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) representatives, and
• others interested in building such systems at the state and local levels.

For additional information on respite best practices, access the National Respite Guidelines from the ARCH website: http://www.lifespanrespite.memberlodge.org/Guidelines
To learn more about ARCH, please visit http://www.archrespite.org/

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