Respite Care is a home away from home for children with developmental disabilities that allows parents the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate. Our staff is trained to meet the specialized needs of each child at Respite Care, but most importantly kids at Respite Care find an environment of love and acceptance the minute they walk through the door.
We provide short-term childcare before and after school, on evenings and weekends. We also provide overnight care up to 14-days for vacations or emergency situations. By giving parents the opportunity to take care of themselves and their other children, Respite Care enhances the quality of life for the entire family.
“Approximately four years ago Jillian began having seizures. I will never forget that night. I had just returned home from a business trip. It was around her bedtime so I looked in on her to tuck her in and kiss her goodnight.I noticed she was looking at me as though she could see right through me. She was expressionless. I cradled her head in my hand and asked her if she was ok. She immediately had a Tonic Clonic or Grand mal seizure. It was terrifying. Absolutely, terrifying. Along with the uncertainty of what was causing them we knew Jillian would need to be at our side more than ever. We certainly never expected to find someone to assist us with her care. But, to our surprise, Respite could. Not only did the staff have the skills to give her medicine which is vital to her health and care for her condition if an emergency were to arise, they also provided her with an environment of belonging, acceptance and engagement. In other words, a home away from home.”
Herman L, Respite Dad