A grant funded program for respite care for children and their families in Buncombe County.
Through the generous support of The United Way of Buncombe County and The Department of Health and Human Services, Respite Care Scholarships are available in Buncombe County.
The Respite Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds for families of children with serious emotional, behavioral, and/or mental health issues (with or without developmental disabilities). These funds are used to obtain quality respite services for their children. Respite care provides temporary relief for parents, and has been shown to reinforce behavioral and developmental skills, reduce out-of-home placements, and decrease negative behaviors.
Contact Dawn Precour for more information.
Trinity Place provides a safe place for children who need respite, children ages 7 to 17. The Shelter provides a place for children and their families to “take a break” and to find answers to the problems between the parent and child. Trinity Place can house up to six youths for periods of 21 days each. There is an awake staff member at all times so youth are welcome 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Every effort is made to contact the youth’s parents within 24 hours of arrival, and plans are made to get the youth to school, work, or other commitments while permanent living arrangements are being made. No fees are charged to the family.
Things were so bad at home, I knew I had to get out of there. Trinity Place gave me a safe place to stay while I worked on fixing my problems with my family. ~Todd, age 14
Contact Amy Hobson, Program Coordinator of Trinity Place, at (828) 777-5715 for more information.
In order to make a referral to CARING for Children for consideration of services, please print out and complete this form. Fax the form, along with a copy of the most recent PCP and Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (if available) to: (828) 298-4870. Please note: You can also download this form, complete the form by typing in the appropriate fields within the .pdf form and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Completion of the referral form does not guarantee that placement will be accepted. Thank you.