The HEARTS (Help: Emergency And Respite Treatment Services) Respite program provides reimbursement for respite care to families of children (up to 19 years of age) with special needs. Respite care services are temporary, short‐term breaks for caregivers of children and youth with disabilities. Voucher Respite is also available and is designed to allow families to choose their own caregivers, offering flexibility of when, where and how much respite is provided. Parent training and support groups are also available.
Thanks to a grant from the Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama, this program is now available to Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox counties.
For more information, please email or call Paula Peacock, HEARTS Respite project director, at 205-202-4292.