Navy EFM Respite Care Program
645 4th Street, Suite 202
Bremerton, WA. 98337
Phone: (360) 479-3489
Fax: (360) 377-3548
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite Care
645 4th Ave, Suite 202, Bremerton, WA 98337 (360) 479-3489
EFM Respite Care helps Navy Families who have children with special needs by providing a few hours of respite care per month. The services allow parents temporary relief to attend appointments or gather some much-needed rest, without having to worry about the well being of their child. Eligible members receive up to 40 hours of respite care per month at no cost.
Eligibility requirements are:
To apply call Child Care Aware® of America at 1-800-424-2246
For more information on the Puget Sound respite program call 360-479-3489 (The Navy Respite Care Coordinator) with Lutheran Community Services Northwest, the participating agency. For additional information on the EFMP, visit the Navy Exceptional Family Member Program web site.
Navy Respite Care Program Family Information
What is Navy EFMP Respite Care?
This program is a partnership between the U.S. Navy and Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) –formerly NACCRRA - and is specifically designed for Navy families who have children identified as Exceptional Family Members (EFM), category IV or V. This includes exceptional family members whose medical condition requires assignment near major medical facilities in the continental United States, or whose needs are complex and specialized requiring continuity of care.
EFMP Respite Care will help Navy families with children with special needs by providing 40 hours of respite care per month so they can leave the house, go to an appointment, or just rest, while knowing that their child is well cared for.
Where is the program available?
Qualified Sailors stationed in Continental United States to include Hawaii.
What is included in Navy EFMP Respite Care?
Who is eligible for EFMP Respite Care?
Navy families will be eligible for the EFMP Respite Care if the following criteria have been met:
Where should I call?
Call Child Care Aware® toll-free at 1-800-424-2246.
What do I need to apply?
Once eligibility has been confirmed, Child Care Aware® will connect the family with the Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) who administers the Navy EFMP Respite Care. LCSNW will work individually with each family to complete the necessary application and assist with connecting the family to a respite care provider that will meet their needs.
How long does it take?
The process is individualized for each family. The LCSNW will meet with the family to complete the initial paperwork. LCSNW and family will work together to identify potential respite care providers. The family will interview each provider to determine which provider(s) will best meet their needs. Once a provider is selected and LCSNW notified, the family can begin using their respite care.
Respite Care Provider Information
In-Home Respite Providers:
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Forms for Families
Submit Monthly Calendar
Online Family Monthly Schedule Form
Online Provider Monthly Schedule Form
Becoming a Provider
If you are interested in becoming a Navy EFM Respite Care provider, please visit our web page to start the process.