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Family Support and Resource Center

Program Name: In Good Company

Services offered: Short-term care of a child or an adult with a developmental disability. Care can be provided for a period of a few hours up to two weeks, in the family's home, in the respite provider's home, or in the community. The program helps families find, screen & train qualified respite care providers and subsidizes the cost of up to 140 hours of respite care/year.

Web page: www.fsrcdane.org

Primary contact person: Patti Jo Becker, Program Director
Telephone number: 608-237-7630
Email address: pbecker@fsrcdane.org

Years in service: Since 1986

Hours of operation: 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday thru Friday

Size of staff: 3

Average cost of service is: Family co-payment of $1.75 per hour of respite care.

Funded by: Dane County Department of Humans Services, United Way of Dane County, The Capital Times Kids Fund, grants and donations.

Average length of service is: Families receive service for as long as they are eligible and need respite care.

Intake procedure is: The program has a waiting list of up to 5 years. Contact the Program Director directly to begin the eligibility determination process.

Target population is: Dane County families who are living with a child or an adult with a developmental disability due to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or brain trauma.

Other eligibility requirements include: Please contact FSRC for additional details.


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