Family Respite

In by Paige Haberkorn

What is family respite?

Family respite is support and rest for family members so that they can take a break from the demands of everyday life.

Family respite includes…

  • Providing a space for your family to communicate their thoughts and feelings.
  • Gathering at times and in places that are best for your family.
  • Building trusted partnerships.
  • Planning that is individualized, to meet the needs of your family.
  • Opportunities for families to participate in trainings or support groups that does not cost your family money to participate.

Family respite results in…

  • Safe and supportive care of you and your siblings when your parents/guardians/caregivers are taking a break.
  • A regular, individualized opportunity to take a break to better meet the needs of your family.
  • Community supports.