SHARE offers Respite care {res-ˌpīt} and In-Home Respite care for our families.

Respite Care: 

Three times monthly, on Friday evenings from 6:00pm-10:00pm, volunteers, supervised by SHARE staff, gather at First Christian Church in Midland or Crossroads Fellowship Church in Odessa to care for children who have special needs and their siblings. This gives these wonderful parents a much needed rest. They can enjoy their time away from their kids knowing that their children are being cared for by loving individuals within a loving and nurturing environment. There is always a nurse on location so that any emergency can be handled in a professional way.

For more information please contact Monika Lozano, Program Director at 432.818.1254 or email 

You can also download the application from the documents page from the website.

In-Home Respite Care:

SHARE also offers in-home respite care for those times that you may need just a little extra help. SHARE contracts with Nurses Unlimited so that we can offer our clients four hours a month of in-home care for their special child and siblings. Clients can use this time whenever they need. This is a great way for parents to get extra help and know that their children are in safe hands with a professional. Nurses Unlimited has a wonderful staff that does an exceptional job of tending to our special families.

For more information about this program please contact Traci Hopper, at 432.818.1259 or email 

  • Relaxation: Respite gives families peace of mind, helps them relax, and renews their humor and energy.
  • Enjoyment: Respite allows families to enjoy favorite pastimes and pursue new activities.
  • Stability: Respite improves the family’s ability to handle daily responsibilities and increases stability.
  • Preservation: Respite helps preserve the family unit.
  • Involvement: Respite allows families to be more involved in community activities.
  • Time Off: Respite allows families to take a needed vacation, spend time together, or time alone.
  • Enrichment: Respite makes it possible for family members to enrich their own growth and development.