Mission Statement

"A gift of time and caring support to adults with persistent health needs, and their families"


Thank you to Memorial Healthcare for extending the in-kind lease agreement for Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee to remain at The Shaw House, on the Memorial Healthcare grounds! This is a huge cost savings to our nonprofit, and this location has helped our program grow. Our Board appreciates this gift. Pictured L to R; Pastor Debbie Grazier, Respite Volunteer Board Member, Helen Howard RN Executive Director of Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee, Kevin Davis Associate Vice President of Operations. Photo by: Ruth Nick

What Does a Respite Volunteer Do?

Provide companionship and emotional support
Provide a gift of time, rest and relief to the caregiver
Stay with the patient for short periods of time while the caregiver runs errands, goes shopping, keeps appointments, etc.
Help the patient with hobbies he or she enjoys
Bring some fun and friendship into someone's life

Photos by: Michael D-L Jordan/David Lorne Photographic

25th Annivesary!

Alicia Armstrong & Maureen Gilna started our program in 1993. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary at D’Mar, for our Annual meeting & Awards. Former board member, April Garrison was our keynote speaker. Check out our facebook for pictures.

$1,000 25th Anniversary Sponsorships received:

Carol Nama, Jackie Hurd and Greg & Karen Bontrager,

Dr. Daniel & Susan Cardwell, Anonymous.

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