CAFA's Respite Program

Our FREE Respite program provides Temporary relief for Adoptive families that are caring for children with complex mental health issues living in or have adopted in Sacramento CountyRespite provides a positive experience for the entire family! Children will be supervised by qualified staff. Children will have the opportunity to participate in fun recreational activities and special entertainment guests. During the drop off events lunch is provided! Space is limited and dates are subject to change. For Camp details click on Camp Tab.

For further questions, contact:                                                               

Amanda Barnhart (Executive Program Manager) at

 Funding is provided by: 

“This RESPITE program is funded by the Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).” 

*WAITLIST* Respite Drop Off Registration for March 4th, 2018

*All information is required to be filled out*

Are you an adoptive parent living in or have adopted through Sacramento County?

I understand that I need to contact CAFA 72 Hours in advance if my child will not be able to attend this event. I also understand that additional liability forms will need to be filled out prior to the event:

*PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an email stating that you are registered within a week. If you do NOT RECEIVE an email in regards to your registration, we did not receive your submission and you will need to resubmit or contact CAFA to confirm registration.

Is this your firs time participating in CAFA's Respite?

 Respite Events

Summer Camp - Camp May Mac in Felton, CA.  June7-10th, 2018, 

3 nights/2 ½ days

*Current Waitlist*

Drop-Off Events  

*Dates are subject to change

March 4th, 2018 10am-3pm (Sunday) Registration Open **CURRENT WAITLIST***

Located at 5445 Laurel Hills Dr., Sacramento, CA

Park EventsTo be Announced on


Resp-ite-(noun) a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant-an interval of rest/relief

Our respite program provides temporary relief for families that are caring for children with complex mental health issues.  Respite provides a positive experience for the child and caregivers. While families may take great joy in providing care for their loved ones, the physical and emotional consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite provides a break for the whole family, which research shows, is beneficial for everyone involved.