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Who We Are:
Peace of Mind
We provide specialized care so that families may trust that their children are in competent, caring hands. Our child care specialists are trained to make Respite Care a safe “home away from home” for kids.
Children who attend Respite Care have access to milestone programs like Wilderness Camp, Summer Day Camp, and Prom.
Respite Care gives the gift of time to families. Time to work, pursue educational opportunities, run errands, or even just time to take a nap. At the same time, kids have the opportunities to participate in engaging activities with their peers.
Respite Care, Inc. was founded in April of 1981 by a group of parents who recognized the need for Respite Care in our community.
After a year of planning and preparation, Respite Care opened its doors in Old Town Fort Collins. In November, Respite Care hosted the first ever Holiday Ball, a Christmas tree sale which raised approximately $2,000.
Poudre School District started voluntarily providing transportation for kiddos to Respite Care after school, making it easier for families to work full schedules.
Respite Care established volunteer partnerships with local schools and sports teams.
We spent our first week at Wilderness Camp at Highlands Presbyterian Camp in Allenspark, CO.
The doors at Respite Care’s new location on Lemay Avenue officially opened following a $2 Million capital campaign.
Inspired by a passionate parent, Respite Care hosted the first annual prom, a partnership program with Colorado State University’s TGIF Club.
With the help of Neenan Archistruction, the lower level of the building was finished, creating space for a teen
Construction began on “Katie’s Garden,” a project started with seed money donated by the Wolff family. The therapeutic garden is a space where kids can enjoy the outdoors. We grow plenty of vegetables to use in the kitchen, too!
Respite Care serves more than 165 children in Larimer County with developmental disabilities.
“My son enjoys his time at Respite and he really likes seeing his peers, especially from other schools that he doesn’t get to see on a daily basis. He absolutely loves the field trips too. I appreciate the good quality of food and snacks that are served as well. It’s nice knowing that he will be offered good choices.”