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ARCH National Respite Network

State Coalition and Corporate Memberships

In addition to family, professional and student memberships, there are three levels for state coalition and corporate memberships based on relative size. Each level includes two, three or five FREE professional, family or student memberships. These "bundled" memberships are managed by the "bundle administrator" who is the principal contact for the group. The bundle administrator will be provided easy instructions to list the names and email addresses of those in the bundle and will be given authority to change these bundled members as needed. Click Membership Application to review membership levels and the number of accompanying free memberships that are included.

We need your membership in ARCH now more than ever!

Since 1990, ARCH has provided support to national and state efforts to make respite and crisis care available to all families and family caregivers caring for

  • Children and adults with disabilities and chronic illness,
  • older adult family members, and
  • those at risk of abuse and neglect.  

Your membership will mean that:

  • We will work to secure full funding for the Lifespan Respite Program, work with federal agencies to ensure successful state implementation, and to grow the program as need expands.
  • We will continue to give you a significant voice in Washington, DC, on other critical respite and crisis care legislation, including CAPTA, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act.
  • We will work at the federal level to educate policymakers and administration officials to support programs and policies that benefit and serve family caregivers and expand quality respite services. 
  • Members receive timely legislative alerts and announcements of crucial private and public funding opportunities.
  • Members will receive a discount on registration fees for the ARCH National Respite Conference.
  • The vast majority of ARCH publications are available at no cost. We will continue to offer a 10% discount to ARCH members who purchase ARCH respite startup manuals and evaluation guides.
  • We will continue to maintain the ARCH Respite Locator Service at no charge to users.
  • We will assist states in implementing the Lifespan Respite Care Program, assist with state legislation, and help build and strengthen state respite coalitions.

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ARCH stands for Access to Respite Care and Help.

About us

We are a national, membership-based organization that assists and promotes the development of quality respite and crisis care programs; helps families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and serves as a strong voice for respite in all forums.

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Become a member

Join with other concerned advocates, providers and family caregivers who want to make a difference in the lives of the nation's children and adults with disabilities and chronic conditions, older adults, and their caregivers, and other families needing support.

Contact us

ARCH stands for Access to Respite Care and Help.


4220 NC Hwy 55, Suite 330, Durham, NC 27713

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