Respite Care Program

The Respite Care program offers short term temporary care in order to provide a period of rest and renewal to family caregivers by temporarily relieving them of the demands and stresses of care giving responsibilities. Respite care is provided at planned intervals, in a time of crisis, or on an as-needed basis. We serve children and adults with developmental disabilities and adults with functional disabilities and their families. The program can be accessed state-wide through a local Department of Social Services or through private non-profit agencies who are recipients of grants from the DHS.

The information from the Respite Care brochure is provided below.

Local Jurisdiction Provider for Developmental Disabilities Provider for Functional Disabilities
Allegany Allegany Co. DSS Allegany Co. DSS
Anne Arundel The ARC of the Chesapeake Easter Seals
Baltimore City The ARC of Baltimore Easter Seals
Baltimore Co. The ARC of Baltimore Easter Seals
Calvert ARC of Southern MD St. Mary’s Co. DSS
Caroline Delmarva Comm. Services Delmarva Comm. Services
Carroll The ARC of Baltimore Easter Seals
Cecil Delmarva Comm. Services Delmarva Comm. Services
Charles ARC of Southern MD St. Mary’s Co. DSS
Dorchester Delmarva Comm. Services Delmarva Comm. Services
Frederick Washington Co. DSS Frederick Co. DSS
Garrett Garrett Co. DSS Garrett Co. DSS
Harford The ARC of Baltimore Easter Seals
Howard The ARC of Baltimore Easter Seals
Kent Delmarva Comm. Services Delmarva Comm. Services
Montgomery Montgomery Co. HHS Montgomery Co. HHS
Prince George’s Prince George’s Co. DSS Prince George’s Co. DSS
Queen Anne’s Delmarva Comm. Services Delmarva Comm. Services
St. Mary’s St. Mary’s County DSS St. Mary’s Co. DSS
Somerset Delmarva Comm. Services Delmarva Comm. Services
Talbot Delmarva Comm. Services Delmarva Comm. Services
Washington Washington Co. DSS Washington Co. DSS
Wicomico Delmarva Comm. Services Wicomico Co. DSS
Worcester Delmarva Comm. Services Worcester Co. DSS

Respite Program Contact List

Easter Seals
1420 Spring Street I
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone 301.920.9769
Fax 301.920-9771
Respite Coordinator: Jessica Linnenkamp Program Manager


Arc of Central Chesapeake Region
931 Spa Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-269-1883 ext 1908
Respite Coordinator: Marisa Sternberg


Arc of Southern Maryland
25470 Point Lookout Road Unit H
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: (301) 475.5652 x 101
Respite Coordinator: Joyce Fenwick

Calvert & Charles Co.
Email Arc of Southern Maryland


Delmarva Community Services
P.O. Box 637 Cambridge Md.
Phone: 410-943-1106
Respite Coordinator: Donna Wilson


Garrett Co. DSS
12578 Garrett Highway
Oakland, Maryland 21550
Respite Coordinator: Salena White
Phone: (301) 533-3129
Referrals: Salena White
Phone: 301-533-3057


Montgomery Co. HHS
The Arc Montgomery County Respite Services
11600 Nebel St., Suite 150
Rockville, Md. 20852
Respite Administrator: Michele Kirkpatrick
Phone: 240-777-4626

Prince George’s Co. DSS
Phone: 301-909-2091
Fax: 301-909-2200
Respite Administrator: Tanisha Mickles
Referrals: Tanisha Mickles


St. Mary’s Co. DSS
23110 Leonard Hill Dr.
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: 240-895-7094
Respite Administrator: Jennifer Neff


The Arc of Baltimore (Central)
7215 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: (410) 296-2272 x 5311
Respite Coordinator: Raquele Brimmage


Washington Co. DSS (“Western MD Respite Care”)
Phone: 240-420-2150
Respite Coordinator: John Kenney
Referral: 240-420-2155


Wicomico Co. DSS
Phone: 410-713-3911
Respite Coordinator: Ronda Lewis


Worcester Co. DSS
Phone: 410-632-9915 ext 173
Respite Supervisor: Margaret Marcarelli
Respite Coordinator: Cheryl Moore: 410-632-9915 ext. 179