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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: The mission of Tennessee Respite Coalition is to ensure the quality of life for family caregivers through respite.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 299 family caregivers with respite vouchers across Tennessee, 40 family caregivers with respite provided by a Senior Companion Volunteer, Responded to 949 calls the the Respite Helpline

Programs: **Respite Helpline - Call our Statewide Respite Helpline at 1-888-579-3754. This is a toll-free information line that anyone can call to learn more about the TRC, access our programs, and get information about respite resources around the state. **Respite Voucher Program - The Family Directed Respite Voucher program helps defray some of the cost of respite to family caregivers. It encourages families to be in control of and empowered to use respite as it meets their needs. Call our office to begin the application. **Senior Companion Program - Senior Companions are volunteers who provide companionship to frail and vulnerable individuals who are dependent upon a full-time caregiver. Each volunteer provides a safe environment and a life-enriching relationship to those they serve. This program is a part of SeniorCorps through the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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