Welcome to the ARCH-NRN
The purpose of this section of the ARCH website is to provide expanded services for ARCH-NRN members. On these pages you may:
NEW:State Coalition and Corporate Memberships
In addition to family, professional and student memberships, there are three levels for state coalition and corporate memberships based on relative size. Each level includes two, three or four FREE professional, family or student memberships. These "bundled" memberships are managed by the "bundle administrator" who is the principal contact for the group. The bundle administrator will be provided easy instructions to list the names and email addresses of those in the bundle and will be given authority to change these bundled members as needed. Click Membership Application to review membership levels and the number of accompanying free memberships that are included.
We need your membership in ARCH now more than ever!
Since 1990, ARCH as provided support to national and state efforts to make respite and crisis care available to all families and family caregivers caring for
Children and adults with disabilities and chronic illness,
aging family members, and
those at risk of abuse and neglect.
Your membership will mean that:
We will work to secure full funding for the Lifespan Respite Program, work with federal agencies to ensure successful state implementation, and to grow the program as need expands.
Members receive timely legislative alerts and announcements of crucial private and public funding opportunities.
Members will receive a discount on registration fees for the annual national conference.
We will continue to make available the publications and other products, such as respite start up manuals, funding guides, and coalition building materials developed by ARCH over the years. ARCH members receive a 10% discount when purchasing these products.
We will continue to maintain the ARCH Respite Locator Service at no charge to users.
We will assist states in implementing the Lifespan Respite Care Program, assist with state legislation, and help build and strengthen state respite coalitions.
We will continue to give you a significant voice in Washington, DC, on other critical respite and crisis care legislation, including CAPTA, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act.
ARCH stands for Access to Respite Care and Help.