new-contact-block3September 2017  

This is the third month of the first quarter of fiscal year 17/18. Leftover hours from last fiscal year cannot be used past June 30th, but can still be submitted if services were provided before that date. Although payment is delayed for service dates older than 45 days, we ask that these be turned in by the end of September, to help close out fiscal year 16/17.

The Respite, Inc. branch office in Santa Barbara at 5276 Hollister Ave – Suite 402 (at Patterson) is now OPEN. Phone: (805) 845-3912

Paychecks for Santa Barbara area respite workers will be available for pick up on Thursday paydays,  after 10:00am.

A major change is coming on January 1st. The caps on respite, set in place in 2009, are being lifted. The State sees a disparity of services to many families and will be doing outreach to better inform those in need about the services available through the Regional Centers.

Please call or email us any time – messages can be left 24 hours a day – about the program. We remain dedicated to providing our families with the service they need and keeping respite as stress-free as possible.