The Army Family Covenant provides for up to 16 hours per month/per child of respite care services on installations to families of deploying service members starting 30-days prior to deployment through 60-days after the service member returns. Respite care is also available to families of wounded service members for as long as they need it and to survivors, indefinitely. Contact your local Army Child and Youth Services office for additional information on the program.
The National Association Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) provide respite care for qualified Navy and Marine Corps families enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) in eight locations. Families who have children identified as Exceptional Family Members can get up to 40 hours of respite care per month so they can leave the house, go to an appointment, or just rest, while knowing that their child is well cared for. The program is free of charge to qualified families. Eligible families can call Child Care Aware at 1.800.424.2246 or visit www.naccrra.org/MilitaryPrograms/EFMP/ for more information.
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