Where do pencils go on vacation?
Back to school already?!
Respite Care had so much fun this summer; from themed parties, furry visitors, playground time, and lots of games, it was definitely a summer to remember. Our kiddos & staff enjoyed a luau party to wrap up the summer, complete with dancing to Hawaiian music, hula hooping, playing pin the coconut on the palm tree, and even flip flop basketball!
Respite Care Transition Announcement
Our Development Director, Lauren Whynott, has announced that she has accepted a new position at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. She will be departing Respite Care in mid-September. We wish her the best in her new role! Our Community Engagement Officer, Abbi Lockner, will serve as our Interim Development Director until the position is filled. She may be contacted at email@example.com for any questions regarding donations, fundraising, or events.
Join us for an elegant evening to support specialized care for children with developmental disabilities in Larimer County. Details coming soon!
We are hiring!
We are looking for more compassionate, competent, and caring individuals to join our Respite Care team! We are hiring two full time positions on our administrative team - Child Care Manager &Development Director - as well as several part time positions on our Child Care Specialist team.
It’s time to vote for NoCo Style's Best Of! We would love to have your vote for the Respite Care Holiday Ball as the “Best Nonprofit Event!” Find the category in the Recreation and Entertainment voting section and simply write-in the Respite Ball. We love our Northern Colorado community!✨
Huge congrats to our Community Engagement Officer, Abbi Lockner, for being chosen as one of NoCo Style Magazine's 30 under 30! We continue to be inspired by her passion and work ethic. Thank you, Abbi, for making a difference at Respite Care and in our community!
Meet our Respite Family!
Jess started as a Child Care Specialist earlier this summer. She works with our School-Aged program, the Rocks! Jess says that the "kids that come to Respite make me want to be a better person, push me to grow, and brighten my day". Jess is pursuing becoming an Occupational Therapist; she is currently shadowing an OT and hopes to pursue graduate school after she graduates from CSU in December. When she is not at Respite Care, Jess loves to play with her dog, Wrigley!
Ames is part of our Early Childhood program, the Pebbles! At Respite Care, Ames loves to play with musical toys and be outside on the playground. His favorite time of the day is lunch time! When Ames is not at Respite Care, his parents say he loves to play with his big brother, go on hikes and walks with his family, play in the water, eat applesauce, and read with his mom and dad. We love having Ames as a part of our Respite Care family!
Brenda has been volunteering with Respite Care for 7 years, and over 170 hours! She works with our Pebbles and absolutely loves holding the babies. She says her favorite part of Respite Care is watching the kiddos learn new skills and develop their individual personalities. When asked about her time volunteering, Brenda says "the staff are true super stars. Every time I walk through the doors at Respite Care, I marvel at our loving and happy Respite Family."
Other Ways to be Involved with Respite Care
Join our Giving Society- The Respite Care Giving Society is an opportunity for donors to make a long-term commitment to our organization; sustainable funding is what allows us continue to do what we do year after year! For more information, e-mail Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer - We are so excited to be welcoming our childcare volunteers back into the building! Contact our Volunteer Manager, Amanda, at email@example.com to inquire about volunteer opportunities.
Make a Donation - Your donation directly supports our mission in Larimer County; providing specialized care to children with developmental disabilities, and enhancing the quality of life for the entire family.
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.