Offered at no cost to families
Services offered 7 days a week 8:00 a.m. through
In-home care keeps children comfortable in their own
Workers are certified through The American Red Cross
in Infant and Child CPR and First Aid
Complete background checks are completed on all
Workers provide age appropriate games, crafts, and
Homework assistance is offered
Parents can receive respite care for any purpose
are for 10 weeks and families can be re-referred
with no break in service
What is Respite Care?
Parenting Network’s Respite Care Program is designed
to provide parents with in-home child care. This
respite is offered to allow parents to run errands,
go to doctor appointments, business appointments,
and attend court ordered classes.
Where is Respite Care provided?
Service is provided in the home of the family.
Who receives Respite Care?
Families selected by the Tulare County Child
Welfare Department who are participating in FM or
VFM services, as well as selected Tulare County
Licensed Foster Parents.
How are referrals made?
The individual case worker makes the referral for
respite care by FAX to Parenting Network with
approval of the unit manager. Foster parents are
referred through Tulare County Licensing.
Why Respite Care?
The emphasis is on families who would benefit from
the extra hand and who are in need of a “break”.
Respite Care is flexible to the needs of the
family’s schedule as much as possible.