Families raising children with special needs often have special demands on their time and resources.
The Respite Care Program supports families in maintaining their children at home by providing temporary relief from the daily responsibilities of caring for a child who is developmentally delayed.
The Respite Care Program wants to address the impact of a child’s condition on the family. We hope to provide child care, allowing parents the time to take necessary breaks from parental responsibilities, to meet personal and family obligations and to maintain their child with disabilities within the family home.
provides a safe, caring environment for the child
supports parents in maintaining their child at home
provides screened caregivers
allows parents time to pursue other family and personal relationships or to take breaks from parental responsibilities
provides flexibility in meeting both the individual needs of the child and the needs of the family
The Benefits of the Respite Care Program
families maintain their child with disabilities in the family home
families have increased time to foster healthy relationships with other family members
families have increased time to meet their family responsibilities
families are confident their children are well cared for
Children who qualify for the Respite Care Program are 0-18 years and are diagnosed with:
autism or autism spectrum
physical handicaps that qualify them for service from the At Home Program
Referral Form 2016 * Referral by MCFD only
Mail: PO Box 2579, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4R5
Office: 451 Shuswap St., Salmon Arm, BC
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