Lifespan Respite

Respite Network



Nebraska Respite Network connects overwhelmed caregivers with information about appropriate respite services in their local area.  Provides information for respite providers who wish to be registered & offer services.


Nebraska Respite Network assists with names & phone numbers of respite services connecting caregivers, providers & volunteers.


Respite can occur in many different ways & places depending on the needs of the caregiver & the person they are caring for.  Examples of respite:

  • Paid or volunteer in home service
  • Day service centers for adults
  • Camps
  • Schools
  • Extended care facilities
  • many more

To access respite resources day or night, click here.

Respite Days

In the Panhandle, we partner with many agencies to provide funding for respite for all families caring for a loved one with a disability.  We offer families up to $500 per year to pay one of our approved respite providers while they take a break.  Please see the forms below for this opportunity:

Respite Days Information form

Respite Days Payment form 2017 2018

2018 Respite FUN Day | Fort Robinson, NE

Save the date: June 23rd, 2018

Respite FUN days are currently held once a year for children who have disabilities and their siblings.  We have lots of fun while parents get a short break!

This work is funded by the following sponsors:




Panhandle (Region 1) Developmental Disabilities Council



Interested in becoming a Respite provider? Please see below for current Respite provider forms:

Provider Application

Confidential Reference Request

Background Check

Please send all completed forms to:

Western Community Health Resources, Attn: Sherri Blome

300 Shelton Street

Chadron, NE 69337