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Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition (ALRC) is comprised of family caregivers and staff from organizations with outreach across the state, representing all populations regardless of age, income, cultural or ethnic background, or need/disability of the care recipient.

We hope that you will join us and provide input for the future of respite in our state. You can help us by:

 Identifying available respite resources in your area
 Spreading the word about the ALRC
 Letting us share your stories on our website
 Becoming a member of ALRC
 Helping us educate the public and its policy makers about respite and how important it is to family caregivers in Arkansas.

ALRC Working Together

Membership Letter of Invitation

Membership Form

Organizational Members

Alzheimer’s Arkansas Programs and Services
Alzheimer’s Association – Arkansas Chapter
AR Dept. of Human Services/Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)
AR Dept. of Human Services/Division of Behavioral Health Services
AR Dept. of Human Services/Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS)
AR Dept. of Human Services/DDS/Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
AR Dept. of Human Services/DDS/Children’s Services
AR Dept. of Human Services/Money Follows the Person (MFP)
AR Disability Coalition/Family 2 Family
AR Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council
AR Spinal Cord Commission
AR State Independent Living Council
ARC of Central Arkansas
Home Instead Senior Care
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
Partners for Inclusive Communities/Univ. of AR
Southridge Village Assisted Living
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Schmieding Replication


ALRC Committee Information

We appreciate your interest in the Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition (ALRC).  The ALRC is made up of family caregivers, respite providers and professionals who are part of the aging, disability and health services networks.  We need your help and hope that you will come and join us in building a statewide respite care system!  To become an active member, we ask that you select a committee that you would like to serve on to help the coalition reach its mission and then complete the ALRC Membership Application Form (please return to the contact listed on the form).   By participating in the ALRC you are helping to make a difference in the quality of life for the many people in our state who just need a break.  The ALRC committees are:

Purpose and goals:
1. Develop coalition membership requirements/guidelines.
2. Maintain, increase and track active membership in the coalition.
4. Promote respite care and efforts of the ALRC.
5. Provide awareness of respite programs and services available throughout the state.
6. Provide information for the website development including links to other websites, publications and national organizations.
7. Provide communication with ALRC members and potential members/organizations.
8. Develop promotional documents, letters and forms needed by coalition.

Purpose and goals:
1. Identify legislative stakeholders for the ALRC to work with
2. Create legislation documentation that can be submitted
3. Create timeline for legislative issues/deadlines
4. Work closely with ALRC Development & Operations Committee to assess funding guidelines for legislative proposals

Purpose and goals:
1. Identify current caregiver training curriculums that are available
2. Utilize needs assessment information to determine best way for ALRC training to meet the current needs in Arkansas
3. Provide caregiver training

Purpose and goals:
1. Create sub-committee to research and write upcoming grant application
2. Research other funding options for the ALRC
3. Explore the pros/cons of making the ALRC a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Thanks for checking us out!