Providing 24-hour care for a child challenged by serious emotional disturbances and/or developmental disabilities can be exhausting. Respite Services offers highly individualized services designed for children and youth (4-17) challenged with serious emotional disturbances and/or developmental disabilities. Programming is flexible and creative and offers day, after-school and overnight opportunities at three Respite homes and an activity center and pool. Respite Services offer overnights and daytime blocks of time, 24-hour/7days, year-round. Nutritional meals and snacks are included throughout structured day and evening activities. Respite staff represents a variety of academic backgrounds and professional experiences and are trained to support children’s special physical and medical needs including the administering of medications as directed by the physician or psychiatrist. The main goal of Respite is to provide a break for the family, the secondary goals are to involve the youth in community activities, provide social interaction, and role model and teach appropriate behaviors for daily living skills.
The Link Program and the Link Summer Program are offered to children and youth (4-17) challenged with serious emotional disturbances and/or developmental disabilities. Children and youth participate as a group in structured activities, gaining new skills and experience through broad exposure to community opportunities. Program runs Monday-Friday from 5-7 during the school year, and in the daytime during summer. Transportation is provided as well as a small snack. Options for groups are: Sports, Adventure, Art, Music, Swimming, Independent Living Skills (ILS), and Transition. ILS and Transition are targeted specifically for our older youth to learn valuable skills as they transition to adulthood. Schedules vary by individual’s need and family preferences.
Contact Maura Alexander: (269) 488-7909