Respite Program

The Respite Program provides families with a break from the ongoing responsibilities of parenting children in out of home care.  Respite strengthens family cohesiveness, parent-child communication and awareness and access to resources in the community.


  • Families that qualify for Department of Human Services (DHS) respite funds
  • Families that have utilized DHS paid respite or 10 days and are still in need of respite

Location: O‘ahu


  • Consultation and assessment of resource families and respite providers
  • Recruit resource families in need of respite
  • Coordinate and match resource families and respite care providers
  • Connect resource families with support services
  • Provide respite care reimbursement ($25/day per child up to 10 days)

Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation