Respite Care

Respite Care


For those individuals that are receiving DDA (Developmental Disabilities Administration) funding through a Service Funding Plan, respite supports can be part of the plan. If it’s not in the current plan, your service coordinator can submit a “Request for Service Change” to DDA to request that respite be added.  The specific number of hours and types of respite support is driven by an individual’s and family’s needs. Because DDA funds are subject to federal waiver regulations, there may be limitations on who can be paid to provide the service. Ask your Coordinator of Community Services for more information about DDA-funded respite supports.

For more information, contact our Outreach Department at 410-296-2272 x 5310.


The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that they are now taking applications for the DHS Respite Grant program for both developmental and functional disabilities. Families currently not under a DDA Waiver may apply for the grant. The limited information that we have been given is below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not send applications to The Arc Baltimore – we are no longer the grant provider.

Application Submission

  1. Applications for Baltimore County residents may be submitted via mail only, Applications received in any other manner will be denied and returned.
  2. Baltimore City residents may submit applications via email, mail or fax.
  3. For both jurisdictions; only complete applications with required supporting documents will be processed.
  4. Completed applications (all supporting documentation attached) will be processed within 30 days.

Application: DHS Respite Application

Agency Contacts

Naomi Duffort
Program Specialist, Respite Care and Project Home
Office of Adult Services
Social Services Administration

Baltimore City: Mr. Willis Hall
443-423-7864 or

Baltimore County: Ms. Yetunde Olobatuyi
410-853-3595 or


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