ARCH / Respite Services
Helping families get the support they need to care for their loved ones at home
If you’re a family member caring for a child or adult with a developmental disability, St. Louis Arc’s ARCH program can give you the extra support you need. ARCH reimburses primary caregivers at a standard rate for short-term relief services they receive either in their own home or in the home of a care provider.
The program is family-driven, with families determining when they need care and who provides it. It is available only to families living in St. Louis County at this time.
As a registered ARCH participant, you’ll qualify for a specified number of respite hours annually—when you decide to use them is up to you. You can choose anyone whom you feel is qualified to be a care provider, as long he or she is over age 16, doesn’t live in your home and isn’t a parent or stepparent of the person who needs care. If you don’t already have someone to provide short-term care, registered families can log in and access our care provider listing to find potential caregivers in your area, or call us for assistance.
Want to be listed in our provider database?
It’s a free resource for thousands of families throughout the St. Louis area who have enrolled in our ARCH program. Click here to learn more.