October 20 2010 - TMF Respite Care Program Receives Additional Funding

The Trinity Mother Frances Respite Care Program has received additional grant funding through DSHS Children Special Health Care Needs Program . The Respite Care Program opened its third center based location on October 2, at the Boys and Girls Club, 610 W. Garfield St. in Longview. The hours are 10 am - 4 pm the first Saturday of each month. Applications are available. Please see below for more information.

RESPITE CARE PROGRAM
Respite is the provision of short term care for families of a person with a disability. Respite care is an important part of the overall support system families need to maintain quality care for their disabled loved one in the home. The Respite Care Program is funded through a grant with the Department of State Health Services, Children Special Health Care Needs program. The Respite program is sponsored by Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics.

SATURDAY RESPITE
The Saturday Respite Program provides specialized care to children who have a special health care need in a center based setting. The children experience the warm, loving, fun environment provided by the specialized trained Respite Care staff. LVN nurses on staff provide medical care.

RESPITE CARE PROGRAM CENTERBASED
Offered 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the First, Second and Third Saturday of each month
Available to families of children with special health care needs - ages 3 months to 18 years
Application is required
Must have a reservation
$5.00 fee per session
Families will not be denied service due to the inability to pay fee
Activities, lunch and snack are provided
Nurse onsite to provide medical care

GREGG COUNTY- LONGVIEW, TEXAS (1ST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH)
Boys & Girls Club of Gregg County
610 W. Garfield
Longview, Texas 75602

WOOD COUNTY-QUITMAN, TEXAS (2ND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH)
Pre-vocational Annex of Wood County Special Education Building
1114 East Goode St.
Quitman, Texas 75783

SMITH COUNTY-TYLER, TEXAS (3RD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH)
Child Development & Training Center
1722 W. Front St.
Tyler, Texas 75701

IN HOME RESPITE CARE PROGRAM
24 hours per year of respite care to qualifying families at no cost to the family
Application is required
All providers are trained in the care of special needs children; TB tested; have a criminal background check; drug screened; and CPR certified

M.O.M.S. (MOMS OFFERING MOMS SUPPORT GROUP)
Provide support, encouragement and resources in an informal, fun and relaxed atmosphere.
A place to meet other Moms going through similar situations
Meets monthly

SIB SHOPS
A program just for brothers and sisters of kids with special health or developmental needs
Meets quarterly