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Planned Respite - Volunteer

This program provides short-term, planned respite for families who have a child with emotional or behavioral issues. Through the program, parents and caregivers are supported in identifying and training longer-term respite providers and locating resources within the community.

Eligibility Requirements

This program serves parents/caregivers of children ages 2-15 who experience emotional or behavioral problems. Children who do not have a mental health diagnosis are eligible if they meet criteria on the Child Behavior Checklist, a questionnaire completed by the parent/caregiver.

Parents/caregivers who live in the counties listed may apply to enroll in the planned respite program. The caregiver(s) must request the service, as it is a voluntary program and requires parent/caregiver involvement and participation.

How to get started

  1. Use one of these methods to contact this service:
    • Phone
  2. Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.

Ages Served

Ages 1-16


131 Mayfield Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm


420 W. Bell Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm


528 East Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm