Who We Are

 

Our Mission

Respite Care, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Larimer County that provides short term, quality care for children with developmental disabilities, giving respite to their families, and enhancing the quality of life for the entire family.

 

Our Philosophy

We believe that a child with a disability is a child first and that his or her challenges are secondary. With this mission and philosophy in mind, Respite Care strives to create an interactive, stimulating, and safe environment that addresses the physical, emotional, social, and mental needs of each individual child.

 

Our History

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1981

Respite Care, Inc. was founded in April 1981 by a group of five parents who all had a child with a developmental disability.

1982

After a year of planning and preparation, Respite Care opened its doors in April 1982.
In November of that same year, Respite Care hosted the first ever “Holiday Ball” which raised approximately $2,000.

1990

Poudre School District started bussing kiddos to Respite Care after school, making it easier for parents to work full time.

1995

Respite Care partnered with local schools and sports teams as a part of a volunteer program.

1997

Respite Care spent their first week ever at Wilderness Camp.

2004

The doors of what is currently Respite Care opened after a $2,000,000 capital campaign.

2007

Respite Care hosted the first annual Respite/TGIF prom, inspired by a passionate parent.

2013

Respite Care finished the basement, creating a space for teens to be teens.

2014

Construction began on the therapeutic garden.

Respite Care, Inc. was founded in April 1981 by a group of five parents who all had a child with a developmental disability. These parents responded to their own needs, with a realization that other families were experiencing the same challenges. After a year of planning and preparation, Respite Care opened its doors in April 1982. Today, Respite Care provides programs and services for over 150 families in Larimer County and delivers more than 59,000 hours of care annually. We provide before and after school care, enhancement programs, overnight, vacation and crisis care up to 14-days for families in need.

Interested in Learning More?
We invite you to visit us during one of our Respite Revealed Tours. These community tours will provide you with an opportunity to see our facility, meet our staff and kiddos, and learn more about the work we do in our community. We give tours of our building on a regular basis and we can also bring our tour to you. Please contact us at 970.207.9435 to save a seat or to schedule a private tour.