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Tennessee Respite Coalition
The Tennessee Respite Coalition’s (TRC) mission is to ensure the quality of life for family caregivers through respite. It was established as a grassroots advocacy group early in the 90's, and evolved into a 501(c)3 service focused organization in March, 2003. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund respite vouchers for family caregivers, staff time and payroll benefits to support the programs, program related travel for staff and volunteers, and supplies for volunteer recognition events. After receiving respite, 45 of the 56 (80%) (46 families from respite vouchers & 10 from volunteer respite) of family caregivers will report lower stress levels, feeling they can better care for their loved ones, feeling a sense of control over how and when to use their respite, feeling better educated about caregiving and community resources, and a desire to have respite again.