Why do fish swim in saltwater?
Because pepper water would make them sneeze!
School's Out for Summer!
Summer is in full swing! The kiddos at Respite Care have been busy playing on our playground, watering the Respite garden, participating in the weekly themed dress-up days and activities, and enjoying field trips out in our community. Summer at Respite Care is the best!
Program Highlight: Day Camp
Respite Care will have five weeks of Day Camp this summer led by two of our awesome Child Care Specialists, Madi and Sarah! They will bring the kiddos out into the community to meet volunteers at locations such as City Park Pool, Inspiration Playground, The Farm at Lee Martinez Park, and more. Madi and Sarah have displayed excellent leadership skills at Respite Care and we are so excited to see them lead such a fun program this summer!
Update from Respite Care
After much careful deliberation, we have determined that, beginning on June 1, 2024, we will no longer provide care for young adults between the ages of 18 and 21 years old. Due to the nature of our generous, inclusive community, there is an abundance of adult services available for individuals with disabilities. Families whose children are between the ages of 14 and 19 and are currently attending Respite Care have been contacted regarding this change in our services, to allow time for them to find alternative care options. Families were overwhelmingly positive and understanding about this change!
Meet our Respite Family!
James is 4 years old and in the Pebbles program at Respite Care. He loves to play with his friends and play out on our playground in the sunshine! Outside of Respite Care, his mom says he loves to play with dinosaurs, build forts, and adventure to the park, the grocery store, or the library. We love having James as a part of the Respite Care family!
Dayspring Christian Academy
Students from Dayspring Christian Academy joined us at Respite to help prepare our vegetable garden for the summer growing season. They pulled weeds, spread mulch, cleaned up trash, pressure washed our patio, and touched up paint on the playhouse! We are so thankful for their time and effort to help us get ready for a super fun summer!
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 to continue to do what we do year after year! For more information, e-mail Kaitlin at email@example.com.
Take a Tour - Are you interested in visiting Respite Care and learning more about what we do? Please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Abbi at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.
Volunteer - Volunteers bring the extra love that makes Respite Care so special! 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 and respite to their families, enabling them to enhance their quality of life. 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.