Respite Program

​Love kids? Want to help others? Then be a rainbow!

Respite providers give a break or relief from caregiving responsibilities to a child’s or youth’s normal caregiver. Respite is part-time care, typically 1 weekend per month, for foster children so their foster parents can have time away. It can also be used for children who reside with their birth families to give parents a needed break. Provision of care is done within your own home.

Efforts will be made to ensure the child goes to the same provider on a regular basis. Respite needs to be scheduled with the approval of the agency and done by a provider who has been “certified.” YOU can do it— just share a love of children and a willingness to help others!

Respite providers are certified and reimbursed by Lakeshore CAP. Among other requirements, you must be at least 18 years of age, physically able to provide the necessary care, flexible, confidential, and must pass a background check. No education required. (Licensed foster parents are automatically certified and will not need to complete the certification process.)

How to apply:

  • Contact the Respite Program Coordinator at the number below and request an application.
  • Return the application to Lakeshore CAP by scheduling a time to drop it off or have it picked up.
  • A valid photo ID/Driver’s License will be verified for all adults, who must be present at that time.
Call for information
on eligibility requirements:

Lakeshore CAP/Manitowoc
(920) 682-3737