Serving: Children & Families

The Community Respite Program provides respite services for children and youth aged birth to 18 experiencing behavioral, emotional, medical, and/or physical challenges. This program is designed to meet specific individual and family needs while maintaining collaboration with other service providers and legal guardians. This valuable service provides families of special needs children the opportunity to balance the many challenges of life. The breaks provided allow family members time to meet their other vital family needs. Providers can be couples, single persons, or families.

  • Providers care for children on an hourly or daily basis in the provider’s home or in the home of the primary caregiver
  • Children are placed with providers based on our four-tier placement levels to ensure specific needs are met
  • Providers are offered frequent training opportunities and ongoing support
  • Our staff carefully screen all respite providers
  • Serves La Crosse, Jackson, Monroe, and Vernon County referred children.

Providers Are Offered:

  • Competitive Compensation (See below for our daily rates. Ask us about our group rates).
  • Flexible schedules
  • Training
  • Ongoing support

*All providers are independent contractors with Family & Children's Center and are not considered to be employees of Family & Children's Center.


Sparta, WI
Black River Falls, WI
Viroqua, WI
La Crosse, WI

(608) 785-0001

For more information please contact Kelli Degenhardt at
(608) 860-1828 or