Easterseals partners with Child Care Aware® of America and the U.S. Navy to offer Navy Exceptional Family Member (EFM) Respite Care. This program assists active-duty Navy families with children with disabilities. Our critical service helps families manage the day-to-day specialized care for their children in order for the service member to stay mission-ready.

The goal of respite care is to help reduce potential burnout. Through our program, parents can focus on themselves and each other, daily responsibilities, and other family members to keep families healthy and strong.

Families can receive up to 40 hours a month of respite care and will be able to interview potential respite care providers who are hand-selected based on numerous factors (e.g., family profile, experience, respite care needs, etc.).

Learn more about our partner Child Care Aware of America.


  • Active-duty Navy families with children with disabilities
  • Enrolled in the Navy’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Contact Us:

Email militaryrespite@eseal.org to learn more about Easterseals military family respite, or to become a respite care provider. All potential providers must have special needs or disability experience and undergo a vetting process.