Caring Communities is a small, yet growing, non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Eldersburg, Maryland, which began in February of 1997 when a group of parents of children who had disabilities met to address the need for comprehensive respite care services and the lack of trained respite care providers in Maryland. Based on their personal experiences and frustrations, the group resolved to establish a statewide resource dedicated to promoting the ability of families who have children with disabilities to have a “break”, or respite, from the day-to-day responsibilities of raising such a child.
Become a Respite Care Provider! Quality online respite care programs that will teach you how to provide first rate care for children who have disabilities. I addition to the RESPITE CARES! training program, we also offer CARING TEENS a program to train teens 14-18 years old to care for children with disabilities and CARING CAMPUS for college aged students.
Gallagher Services supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living the life of their choice. Adults are supported in living, working and being involved in the community as independently as possible. The Cornerstones of the program are Person-Centered Planning and the mission and values of Catholic Charities.