west-350x230Program Description

Respite care services are designed to provide the support necessary to maintain persons with an intellectual or other developmental disability in the least restrictive setting possible, their own home.

 Respite care provides this support through:

  • Enabling the individuals’ caregiver to take a needed break from care giving, whether it be for an hour, an evening or for an extended time.
  • Providing a positive, stimulating social interaction for the individual.
  • Working on family generated goals to enhance the skills of the individual.
  • Raising the quality of life for the individual and for the caregiver


  • No fee respite services to families who have a member with an intellectual or other developmental disability.
  • Provides respite services in the family home or in the community.
  • Allows each family to receive up to 360 hours of respite service per fiscal year.
  • Provides a trained, qualified independent Respite Contractor who is either chosen by the family or matched with the family.
  • The program is managed by a Respite Coordinator who assesses the families’ ongoing respite and case management needs.
  • Days and times of services are arranged between the family member and the Respite Contractor.

Intake Process

  • Completion of Intake Packet
  • Intake Interview at family home.
  • Submission of admission information i.e. Psychological, Physical, Education, Program Plan, etc.