Respite Care Program

Respite Care provides short-term childcare to parents and caregivers. Our highly trained team of Respite Providers offer planned, in-home care for children with special needs, children with recognized developmental delays and children with diagnosed trauma.



Individuals Served
Families Served

Caregiver Stress

Individualized Respite childcare services offer relief to our families. Relief can help to alleviate caregiver stress and aid in the reduction of physical, mental, and emotional burnout for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities.

Trained Providers

Aware of the effects of early experiences on development, our compassionate and nurturing team of E.E.I.C. trained Respite professionals have extensive experience in caring for children with unique physical, mental, and social needs

Family Stability

Respite services provide care for the whole family. Regularly planned, consistent childcare services can support families in maintaining stability and ultimately help to preserve the family unit.


Respite services are available at no cost to Pinellas County residents, with household income 300% below Federal Poverty Level, who have a child age birth – 17 years with a confirmed diagnosis.


Our exclusive Early Experiences Informed Care approach nurtures each child from the important educational stance that every early-life experience impacts all areas of development and ultimate educational success.


PARC’s Respite Program is proud to be funded by the Juvenile Welfare Board. JWB has a commitment to making children a priority, advocating for their best interests, and investing to improve their futures. Respite also partners with Kinship Pinellas, providing childcare services for Kinship families.

Whitney Stout

Respite Program Manager
(727) 341-6272

Kelly Barrie

Assistant Respite Program Manager

Wanja Hubert

Office Support Specialist
(727) 341-6910

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