3330 Churn Creek Road, Building A-1, Redding CA 96002

Respite Care

Empowering people with diverse abilities to succeed.

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Why Use Respite Care?

At Rowell Family Empowerment we strive to provide quality Respite care that is responsive to your family’s needs. Our program gives parents and/or care givers the opportunity for self-renewal without worry. It also helps you maintain healthy relationships. We understand that caring for an individual with a disability can be challenging, and even taxing at times. We also know how valuable a little break can be. Everyone deserves time for themselves, and that is what Respite is for.

What is Respite Care?

Respite is a program that offers personalized support, love, and attention to children and adults with qualifying disabilities. It provides valuable time off for their families or caregivers. Our Respite program is here to help your family receive a quality service that brings peace, balance, and strength to your home. We ask you to recommend someone like a close, personal friend, family member, or someone you are comfortable with. Once that person completes our hiring process and is approved, you can begin using your Respite care provider.


A Respite care provider is a trained individual that comes to your home to care for your child or adult so you can do something else. This gives the caregiver the opportunity to do something for themselves. Respite time can be used for something like shopping, go for a walk, medical appointments, or for an evening out. Your Respite provider has been trained so you can have peace of mind while you are away.

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How to Receive Respite Services

To receive services, the child or adult you care for must be a Far Northern Regional Center client. Rowell currently offers Respite services within Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Siskiyou, Butte, and Glenn counties if the family can recommend a Respite care worker.

Please reach out to your Far Northern Service Coordinator if you would like to receive Respite. They can be reached at (530) 222-4791. Ask them to send Rowell a referral for Respite services. Once we receive the referral, our staff will contact you about the program and mail you the family paperwork. Once the family paperwork is filled out and returned to us Respite services can begin.

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Interested in Becoming a Respite Care Provider?

We’re always looking for people with compassionate hearts and a desire to help families. See our Jobs page for more info including the job description and details about how to apply.