Speaker Requests

If you are interested in having someone from the Illinois Respite Coalition speak on respite topics, whether at an agency, support group, or another setting, please fill out and submit our speaker request form to ilrespitecoalition@gmail.com


Toll-Free Statewide Respite Phone: 866-ILL-RESP or    866-455-7377

Fax:  (224) 616-3054


Located Statewide


Virtual Training Opportunities

This introductory training goes over the basics of respite care and how to provide services as a respite care worker. The modules can be completed flexibly and at your own pace. Click HERE for a link to our information flier about the respite care provider training. 

Respite Care Training Program

To access the training please click HERE!

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Updated October 2022 by the Illinois Respite Coalition

The Illinois Respite Coalition is excited to announce that we are one of ten (10) state chosen to be a part of a pilot grant program led by the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin (RCAW), ARCH National Respite Network and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). Through this grant program, Illinois is using Wisconsin's tried and true online training program to create Illinois state-specific training that is completely virtual and free of charge. This program can be completed at your own pace, and upon finishing all the modules, you will be given a certificate of completion. Those who completed the training have the opportunity to be added to a statewide respite worker database to help address the Respite Care Worker and Personal Support Worker shortage across the state.

You can find the official link to our training below! We are excited to offer this opportunity to increase knowledge of respite, offer free training and provide the option to join a registry of potential respite workers in Illinois. To view our flier for more information on the respite care provider training course, click HERE!