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Crossroads Community Inc.

Respite Care

Relief for Caregivers of Children Receiving Behavioral Health Services

Crossroads Community’s Respite Care Program provides a break for the child and caregiver from the home situation. We offer out-of-home overnight respite care in homes licensed by the Department of Social Services or Mentor Maryland.

Out-of-home respite care offers relief to the primary caregiver by temporarily assuming responsibility for caring for the child. This reduces the stress of caring for children or adolescents receiving behavioral health services, increases social and recreational activities, and promotes positive family interactions.

Respite Care is a planned and pre-authorized service.

It is not an emergency service.

  • Crossroads Community’s Respite Care Program offers relief to caregivers through out-of-home stays for children and adolescents receiving behavioral health services.
  • Respite providers receive training to help them provide the special services necessary to children with behavioral health needs.
  • We work with caregivers and behavioral health providers to develop unique Respite Plans that ensure we meet the child’s individual needs during their respite stay.


  • Children under age 18, who are receiving behavioral health services and are living with a parent or guardian or in a foster home.
  • Services are provided at no cost to individuals with Medical Assistance.

Referral Criteria

For further information, please contact the Respite Specialist at 410-758-3050, ext. 122.

  • Any public or private agency can initiate the referral.
  • All referrals must be signed by a behavioral health provider, for a child or adolescent and family to receive services from this program.
  • All referrals should be sent to the Program Director at the Administrative Office in Queen Anne’s County.



Services are provided in the following counties: Queen Anne's, Kent, Talbot, Caroline & Dorchester.

Administrative Offices &
Queen Anne’s County Program Services

120 Banjo Lane
Centreville, MD 21617
Phone: 410-758-3050
Fax: 410-758-1223

Kent County Services
937 Gateway Dr.
Chestertown, MD 21620

Dorchester Services
404 LeCompte Street
Cambridge, MD 21613