Mission & Philosophy
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. 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.
“I was able to take my older son to college due to Respite’s ability to care for children overnight and multiple days in a row. Then I could really focus on helping him settle in and be ready for school.”
“Respite Care has been a life saver for me. When the twins were younger I couldn’t even go grocery shopping without taking off of work. RC rescued me from losing my job which I need in order to pay for the kid’s therapies which are mostly out of pocket. I have no family in the area and even my friends won’t take the kids because they can’t handle them. When I have emergency needs myself I know that Respite Care will be there for me.”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you Respite Care for being there for my family. You have been like an extended family for us. My kids loved their staff at Respite and even want to stay in contact with staff that leave. They have loved the safe place to make friends, they have loved the stability of Respite always being there for them, they have loved all of the interactions with community teams & members who volunteer with Respite. Respite has been there for us and is so good for my kids and for me. This community is so very blessed to have you and I want to clone you all over the country.”
“I have been able to take vacations that help me take care of me and build a new business to supplement my income later in life. The ability to refresh and rejuvenate makes me a better caretaker. Extended vacations are so important for caregivers. I remember when I took a week cruise with my family that after about 3 days this tremendous stress just melted away. I didn’t even realize that I had been carrying it for so long. It was the constant being “on guard” from caring for my kids.”
“My husband I and I try to get a weekly date lunch in. When our son is at Respite Care it allows my husband and I to reconnect without interruptions and actually sit down at a restaurant and eat our meals without having to rush. We have also taken advantage of our son being at Respite Care for a couple of over nights so we can have a couple day getaway. Our getaway so recharges my husband and I that we can tell it helps to us care for us son and not be so exhausted.”