If you haven't done this
Be a Respite Ambassador in
YOUR CALL might help get millions for respite - literally!
SC Respite Awareness Week is over, but it's not too late.
It’s as easy as….. PIE!
write or e-mail your STATE SENATOR and REPRESENTATIVE during
them by telling them your respite story and saying “THANK
them to continue funding RESPITE and approve new respite
In 2015, after 2 years of awarding generous ONE TIME respite
the legislature approved $1 million recurring (on-going) respite
money in the Lt. Governor’s Office
on Aging (LGOA) budget.
In 2014 they
awarded funds to allow 1,400 more families to receive
SC Dept. of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN).
requests in the 2016-17 state budget:
LGOA is asking for another $1.6 million recurring funds for
DDSN requests $1 million recurring to pay for 8
non-emergency respite beds - at residential facilities.
To find your STATE
your zip code and local, state, and national representatives
will be displayed.
on their name and you can either send an e-mail or get their
You may also
at (803) 935-5027 and we’ll look it up for you.
If you are a family caregiver or a professional
who works with family caregivers
YOUR VOICE is really needed! Legislators can’t
know what is important to you
and how they can help unless you, as a voter,
For more information and to let us know
which legislators you are calling,
please e-mail us at