Sharing The Care. A n Innovative Model for Building Respite Awareness and Capacity within Communities. Who Is Alabama Respite? .
An Innovative Model for Building Respite Awareness and Capacity within Communities
Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network (Alabama Respite) began as a project of United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley, Inc. (UCP) in 2000. Alabama Respite is now a statewide program whose mission is “to increase access to and availability of high quality respite resources for all caregivers in Alabama.”
Led by group of volunteer community stakeholders whose goal is to strengthen caregivers by increasing availability and accessibility to local respite resources.
Successfully replicated in Jefferson and Shelby Counties
Starting a STC Group
1. One size does not fit all.
2. Be patient!
3. Never stop recruiting.
4. Keep everyone in the loop.
5. Give thought to your meeting schedule.
6. Good leadership and coordination are essential to the success of any group.
7. Groups like “homework”.
8. Watch the clock and keep things moving.
9. Be prepared.
10.Give positive feedback.