Therapeutic Foster Care at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

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If youíre interested in helping a child with special needs, but just arenít able to make the time commitment required to become a full-time foster parent, then working as a respite care provider may be perfect for you. Many of our respite care providers have other commitments and responsibilities but want to care for a child for short periods of time - during the day, weekends, or even for a week - which can be a huge help to our foster or adoptive parents who need a break.

young girlTo become a respite care provider, you do not have to have experience with children with disabilities, just a desire and willingness to be involved in a childís life. Respite providers receive specialized training, financial compensation, and 24-hour support from our licensed staff. See calendar for all support group meeting dates.

So if youíre ready to help a family in need, read our Steps & Requirements to Become a Respite Care Provider.

How to Contact Us

If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child by becoming a respite care provider, please call Stephanie King at 443-923-3238 or email

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