“The work that Caregiver Relief is doing truly changes lives, and at Duke Energy, one of the things that motivates us is to know that the programs we are investing in are making a difference in the community,” Baker stated during the check presentation.
Established in 2010, Caregiver Relief is a pillar for families in need of assistance. The department, led by Whitney Stout and Kelly Barrie, is designed to offer short-term breaks to relieve stress for families raising a child with a diagnosed disability, developmental delay, or documented trauma. It currently serves 60 families across Pinellas County and allocates 15 to 35 hours of service per month to each family.
In June, ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center named Caregiver Relief an Innovative and Exemplary Respite Service, an award only five programs across the country received. Whitney had the opportunity of speaking at an ARCH conference in September, where she was also presented with this award.
“To say that I am beyond excited, does not even begin to illustrate my feelings for being recognized nationally,” said Whitney Stout, Caregiver Relief Manager. “This amazing team continues to go above and beyond for the children and families we serve, and I am extremely thankful for the unwavering and continuous support from our Executive Leadership team and Board of Directors.”
About Parc Center for Disabilities
Parc Center for Disabilities is a nonprofit organization that has been serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1953. Our “person-centered” approach has garnered a reputation as a progressive leader in our field and in the community. As an organization and a community, we share a powerful belief that all persons should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and let their capabilities shine. Parc Center for
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