CAFA's Respite Drop Off 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. 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).” 

December 2nd, 2018 Respite Drop Off Event

Are you an adoptive family that is living in or has adopted through Sacramento County?

CAFA will be providing Pizza and Fruit for lunch

Is this your first Respite Event with CAFA?

I understand that I need to contact CAFA 72 Hours in advance if my child will not be able to attend this event.

 Respite Events

Summer Camp - Camp May Mac in Felton, CA.  June 6-9th, 2019

3 nights/2 ½ days

Registration Opens February 1st, 2019

Drop-Off Events  

*Dates are subject to change

September 23rd, 2018 10am-3pm 

December 2nd, 2018 10am-3pm 

March 2nd, 2019 10am-3pm 

*Registration will open 2 Months in Advance

Located at 5445 Laurel Hills Dr., Sacramento, CA

Park EventsTo be Announced on

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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.