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 in-home respite care and will be able to interview thoroughly vetted respite care providers. Our team hand selects highly qualified respite care providers based on each family’s dynamics and respite care needs to ensure the best fit possible.

Learn more about our partner Child Care Aware of America.


  • Enrolled in the Navy’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
  • Active-duty Navy families of children with an EFM category 4 or 5

Contact Us

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