Respite and Volunteer Experiences of Northern Nevada (RAVE) provides respite care for families to children with developmental disabilities. Child ages range from 3 months to 6 years old.
Before any family starts the respite, they must register. Once approved, the families can schedule a tour of the center. During the registration process, the staff will go over all the details about their center. They offer several programs: Respite Voucher, Teen RAVE and Jr RAVE, and a Family Center.
The director carefully trains and screens the caregivers, mostly teenagers who are responsible, CPR trained, and receives careful hands on experiences to prepare them for future employment with special needs children.
RAVE is a non profit organization. They started in 1995. We are not sure of the story of how they started, but you should contact the center for details. RAVE announces their yearly fundraiser to help support this amazing program. However, funding usually comes from private donations and grants from the community to keep the centers’s doors open.
To register for their services contact Northern Nevada RAVE http://www.nnrff.org.